Sale 958 — 2008 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 7 June, 2008

Category — Panama-Pacific Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
669
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Sale Number 958, Lot Number 669, Panama-Pacific Issue10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400), 10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400)10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400). Mint N.H., vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ORANGE YELLOW PERF 12 PANAMA-PACIFIC ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $6,750.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date, and only two others share this grade. The highest grade we have ever offered in a previous auction is 95.

300
10,000
670°
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Sale Number 958, Lot Number 670, Panama-Pacific Issue10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400), 10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400)10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 6143 block of six, vibrant color, well-balanced margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT ORANGE YELLOW PERF 12 PANAMA-PACIFIC ISSUE.

Scarce in such a remarkable state of freshness.

3,850
2,500
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671°
ogbl
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 671, Panama-Pacific Issue10c Orange, Panama-Pacific (400A), 10c Orange, Panama-Pacific (400A)10c Orange, Panama-Pacific (400A). Bottom plate no. 6143 block of six, top stamps small h.r., bottom stamps lightly hinged, vibrant color, few reinforced perf separations

VERY FINE. A SCARCE AND ATTRACTIVE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT ORANGE PERF 12 PANAMA-PACIFIC ISSUE. PROBABLY RARER THAN THE 10-CENT PERF 10 PLATE BLOCK.

An examination of catalogue values and a search of past auction catalogues demonstrates the rarity of the 10c Orange Perf 12 as a plate block

12,000
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672
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Sale Number 958, Lot Number 672, Panama-Pacific Issue10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404), 10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404). Mint N.H., intense shade and proof-like impression, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT PERF 10 PANAMA-PACIFIC ISSUE.

With 1989 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $9,450.00). Only seven have graded higher to date (including the Gem 100 example offered in our recent Sale 953) and only seven others share this grade.

2,100
7,500
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