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Sale 978 — The Beverly Hills Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Friday, 4 December, 2009

Category — Pan-American Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1095
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Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1095, Pan-American Issue2c Pan-American (295), 2c Pan-American (295)2c Pan-American (295). Mint N.H., incredibly wide margins and perfectly centered, strong colors, fresh and crisp, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $950.00)

42
850
1096
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Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1096, Pan-American Issue5c Pan-American (297), 5c Pan-American (297)5c Pan-American (297). Mint N.H., vivid color and crisp impression, beautifully choice centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT 5-CENT PAN-AMERICAN FOR THE COLLECTOR OF ULTRA-HIGH QUALITY GEMS.

P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $4,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only six others share this grade.

200
2,500
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1097
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Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1097, Pan-American Issue10c Pan-American (299), 10c Pan-American (299)10c Pan-American (299). Mint N.H., beautifully centered with wide margins, rich colors, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,000.00), only three have graded higher to date

325
900
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1098
og
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1098, Pan-American Issue4c Pan-American, Center Inverted (296a), 4c Pan-American, Center Inverted (296a)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 stamp portrays an electric automobile, known at the time as the "Electric Vehicle Service," as depicted on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad brochure from which the engraving was made. In the background one can see the dome of the Capitol. The two men depicted in the front seat are both chauffeurs. The man in the passenger compartment is Samuel P. Hege, so this stamp actually depicts living person in violation of the law.

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.

1968 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies. P.S.E. encapsulated (OGh, VG 50; SMQ $45,000.00)

70,000
40,000
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