Sale 973 — 2009 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 13 June, 2009

Category — Pan-American Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
180
og
Sale 973, Lot 180, Pan-American Issue2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a). Bright and fresh, well-preserved original gum with a small h.r. at top, tiny natural inclusion at top left of vignette

FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT IN SOUND CONDITION.

The 2c is the rarest of the three Pan-American Inverts. It is surmised that approximately 200 were issued through the post office, with two distinct shades known. Estimates of surviving examples range from an early count (1945) of 55 unused and 2-3 used to the 1998 Datz estimate of 150 unused, 3-5 used and a block of four intact. Our Levi records contain the intact block (4), reconstructed block (4), 64 unused singles and 6 used singles, for a total of 72 unused and 6 used. Many of the unused singles have disturbed gum or no gum, and/or are off center to top or top left.

With 2007 P.F. certificate. Scott footnote states "Almost all unused copies of No. 295a have partial or disturbed gum. Values are for examples with full original gum that is slightly disturbed."

45,000
16,500
181
nh
Sale 973, Lot 181, Pan-American Issue5c Pan-American (297). Mint N.H., vivid color and crisp impression, beautifully choice centering with wide margins

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

P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $5,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only six others share this grade.

225
3,000
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