Sale 962 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 24-26 September, 2008

Category — Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2601
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Sale 962, Lot 2601, Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)2c Pan-American (295). Mint N.H., intense colors and impressions, perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,300.00), only five have graded higher to date

42
1,100
2602
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Sale 962, Lot 2602, Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)2c Pan-American (295). Top right corner selvage imprint, plate no. 1098 and arrow block of twelve, brilliant colors, eleven stamps Mint N.H., top left stamp and selvage at top center lightly hinged, fresh and Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as singles

485
375
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2603
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Sale 962, Lot 2603, Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)4c Pan-American (296). Mint N.H., deep rich colors, wide margins, fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,550.00)

200
1,200
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2604
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Sale 962, Lot 2604, Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)4c Pan-American (296). Block of four, bottom pair Mint N.H., attractive margins and centering, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

570
325
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2604A
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Sale 962, Lot 2604A, Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a). Original gum, deep rich colors, thin spot at top, tiny pinhole

FINE APPEARING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT.

The 1c Pan-American Inverts were found in at least four different post offices around the country. Of the 600 to 700 known, most have disturbed gum and are off-center.

11,000
4,000
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2605
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Sale 962, Lot 2605, Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)4c Pan-American, Center Inverted (296a). Lightly hinged for this issue which is normally found with either disturbed gum or heavy hinging, deep rich colors, three wide margins

FINE. A SCARCE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT.

The 4c Pan-American Invert was a special printing and not regularly issued. Examples were distributed through two official channels, and the gum on the majority of stamps without "Specimen" overprint was disturbed. In fact, because the stamps were removed from mounting paper, they are generally thinned or have seriously disturbed gum.

With 1968 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (VG 50; SMQ $50,000.00)

35,000
45,000
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2605A
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Sale 962, Lot 2605A, Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)4c Pan-American, Center Inverted (296a). Unused (regummed), bright color, rebacked, repaired and reperfed at top

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A PRESENTABLE AND AFFORDABLE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 4-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT.

The stamps were mostly removed from mounting paper, and so many are defective. On the other end of the quality spectrum is the example graded 90, which we sold for $625,000 hammer in our 2008 Rarities sale.

With 1990 P.S.E. certificate

35,000
7,500
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2606
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Sale 962, Lot 2606, Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)5c Pan-American (297). Mint N.H., well-centered, fresh and bright, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $320.00)

225
250
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2607
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Sale 962, Lot 2607, Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)10c Pan-American (299). Mint N.H., essentially perfectly centered, crisp impression, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $800.00)

375
600
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2608
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Sale 962, Lot 2608, Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)10c Pan-American (299). Block of four, bottom stamps Mint N.H., top pair lightly hinged, bright colors, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail as singles

1,070
550
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