Sale 1014 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 12-14 October, 2011

Category — 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1852
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Sale 1014, Lot 1852, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)1c, 2c Panama-Pacific (397-398). Plate no. blocks of six, Mint N.H. except 1c small faint stain spot from perf reinforcement, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

1,075
225
1853
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Sale 1014, Lot 1853, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)1c-2c Panama-Pacific (397-398). Mint N.H. plate no. blocks of six, top and right respectively, fresh colors and attractive centering, 2c with natural perf disc inclusion, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,075
550
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1854°
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Sale 1014, Lot 1854, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)2c Panama-Pacific (398). Mint N.H., vibrant color, perfect centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Beverly Hills, P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $950.00)

40
500
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1855
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Sale 1014, Lot 1855, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)2c Panama-Pacific (398). Mint N.H., well-centered with magnificent margins of near Jumbo proportions, vivid color on crisp white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate (98 OGnh)

40
500
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1856
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Sale 1014, Lot 1856, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)2c Panama-Pacific (398). Mint N.H. wide top plate no. 6310 block of six, fresh and bright, lovely color, Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

625
350
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1857
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Sale 1014, Lot 1857, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)2c Lake, Panama-Pacific (398b). Lightly hinged, intense color which is significantly different from both the listed shade and also the Carmine Lake shade, bright paper

FRESH AND FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT PANAMA-PACIFIC IN THE RARE LAKE SHADE. THIS IS ONLY THE SECOND WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

According to Johl, "there is one shade that is practically as scarce as the four-cent Blue of the Columbian issue, this is known as Lake, almost the same color as were the Postage Due stamps current at that time. Only one pane of 70 is said to have been found at a Post Office in San Francisco, although it hardly seems possible that but one sheet could have been printed in this dark color. When these were discovered there were only 40 copies left; 31 were purchased by A.L., an old-time collector, and 9 by a local dealer."

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate.

5,000
3,500
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1858°
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Sale 1014, Lot 1858, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)5c Panama-Pacific (399). Mint N.H. with wide bottom selvage, almost perfectly centered, gorgeous color on crisp white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $950.00)

160
500
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1859°
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Sale 1014, Lot 1859, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)5c Panama-Pacific (399). Mint N.H., choice margins and centering, lovely color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

160
325
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1860
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Sale 1014, Lot 1860, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)5c Panama-Pacific (399). Mint N.H. block of four, vivid color on post-office fresh paper, wide margins, natural perf flaw from broken pin between pos. 2 and 4, still Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail as singles

640
350
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1861
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Sale 1014, Lot 1861, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)5c Panama-Pacific (399). Huge bottom plate no. 6134 block of six, lightly hinged, beautiful color and attractive centering, Fine-Very Fine

1,900
1,200
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1862°
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Sale 1014, Lot 1862, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400). Mint N.H., fabulous wide margins of near Jumbo proportions, precise centering, vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

270
550
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1863
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Sale 1014, Lot 1863, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400). Mint N.H., wide margins with exceptional centering, bright color, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $600.00)

270
425
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1864
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Sale 1014, Lot 1864, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400). Tiny gum disturbance at bottom, bright color and wide margins, Extremely Fine

120
160
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1865
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Sale 1014, Lot 1865, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400). Mint N.H. wide right plate no. 6135 block of six, fresh and crisp, bright color, Pos. 2 and 4 minor natural gum bend, Fine-Very Fine, a lovely example of this scarce plate block

3,850
1,000
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1866
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Sale 1014, Lot 1866, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400). Right plate no. 6135 block of six, small reinforced separation between pos. 3 and 6, pos. 1 and 5 natural perf dimple and minor selvage thin spot, Fine-Very Fine appearance

2,350
550
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1867
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Sale 1014, Lot 1867, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400). Left plate no. 6130 block of six, lightly hinged, left three very wide margins and nicely centered, right three barely into outer frame line at left, overall Fine plate block

2,350
425
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1868°
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Sale 1014, Lot 1868, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Orange, Panama-Pacific (400A). Mint N.H., vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ORANGE PERF 12 PANAMA-PACIFIC ISSUE.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $5,250.00). Only three have graded higher to date

450
2,900
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1869
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Sale 1014, Lot 1869, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Orange, Panama-Pacific (400A). Mint N.H., very pretty wide margins with exceptional centering, wonderful rich color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, with 1983 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $800.00)

450
600
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1870
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Sale 1014, Lot 1870, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Orange, Panama-Pacific (400A). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, ex Clifford Cole

450
275
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1871
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Sale 1014, Lot 1871, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Orange, Panama-Pacific (400A). Mint N.H., beautiful wide margins with glowing color, Very Fine and choice, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate, (VF-XF 85; SMQ $550.00)

450
350
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1872
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Sale 1014, Lot 1872, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Orange, Panama-Pacific (400A). Block of four, lightly hinged, beautifully centered, vivid color, Extremely Fine

850
425
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1873
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Sale 1014, Lot 1873, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Orange, Panama-Pacific (400A). Bottom plate no. 6130 block of six, top three Mint N.H., barest trace of hinging bottom three with some skillful selvage perf strengthening, about Fine for this rare plate block

11,000
1,500
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1874°
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Sale 1014, Lot 1874, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)1c, 2c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (401-402). Mint N.H., both with bright color on post-office fresh paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, 1c Extremely Fine Gem, with 1990 and 1999 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95), 2c Extremely Fine, with 1993 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90), total SMQ $725.00

330
600
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1875
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Sale 1014, Lot 1875, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)1c, 2c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (401-402). Plate no. blocks of six, 1c Mint N.H., 2c two faintly hinged, other four Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine

2,600
1,200
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1876°
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Sale 1014, Lot 1876, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)2c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (402). Mint N.H., precise centering, beautiful pastel color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $950.00)

170
700
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1877
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Sale 1014, Lot 1877, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)2c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (402). Mint N.H. right plate no. 7038 block of six, soft pastel color, wide margins, single unpunched perf between pos. 4 and 6, Fine-Very Fine

3,250
1,400
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1878
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Sale 1014, Lot 1878, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)5c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (403). Mint N.H., wide balanced margins and precisely centered, intense color on crisp white paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. CERTAINLY ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 5-CENT PANAMA-PACIFIC PERF 10 IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION WE HAVE EVER HANDLED.

With 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 98

390
2,400
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1879°
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Sale 1014, Lot 1879, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)5c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (403). Mint N.H., intense color on crisp paper as fresh as the day it was printed, balanced Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR JUMBO-MARGINED MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT PANAMA-PACIFIC PERF 10.

Ex Whitman. With 2000 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,600.00 as 95, $4,000.00 as 98)

390
3,250
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1880
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Sale 1014, Lot 1880, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)5c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (403). Mint N.H., wide margins on crisp paper, Very Fine and choice

390
325
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1881
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Sale 1014, Lot 1881, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)5c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (403). Mint N.H. wide top plate no. 6129 block of six, Fine for this scarce plate block, especially difficult to find Mint N.H.

6,750
2,200
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1882
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Sale 1014, Lot 1882, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)5c, 10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (403-404). Blocks of four, 5c bottom pair Mint N.H., 10c glazed original gum with slight edge toning (partially rubbed off in top margin) and oxidation spot on pos. 4, bottom right 5c several short perfs, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

4,600
1,100
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1883°
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Sale 1014, Lot 1883, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404). Mint N.H., vibrant color and proof-like impression on fresh paper, almost mathematically perfect centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT STAMP WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Long before numerical grading, the rarity of 10c Panama-Pacific Perf 10 stamps in superb condition (hinged or not) was well-established. The 10-gauge perfs on this issue are almost always uneven or shortened from separation. Centering is rarely above Fine. Finally, the Orange ink on many examples has darkened or faded. This stamp is the exception on all counts.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $10,000.00). Only two examples have been awarded a higher grade to date, and only five others share this grade.

1,750
7,000
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1884
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Sale 1014, Lot 1884, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404). Mint N.H. with right selvage, wide margins, beautiful glowing color, Very Fine and choice, difficult to find in this post-office Mint N.H. condition, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate

2,000
850
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1885
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Sale 1014, Lot 1885, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404). Mint N.H., fresh and crisp, brilliant color, Very Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate

1,750
650
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1886°
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Sale 1014, Lot 1886, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404). Mint N.H., beautiful vivid color, fresh and Very Fine, with 1998 and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (F-VF 75; SMQ $1,000.00)

1,750
700
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1887
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Sale 1014, Lot 1887, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404). Mint N.H., bright color, full to wide margins, Very Fine

1,750
700
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1888
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Sale 1014, Lot 1888, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404). Single small hinge mark, intense shade and impression, choice centering with well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $875.00)

750
650
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1889
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Sale 1014, Lot 1889, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404). Wide margins and exceptionally choice centering (thus the "XQ" grade), lightly hinged with intense color, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.F. certificate (XF 90XQ)

750
900
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1890
 
Sale 1014, Lot 1890, 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404). Block of four, top pair small h.r., bottom pair Mint N.H., marvelous color and impression on bright white paper

VERY FINE. EXCEPTIONALLY ATTRACTIVE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 10-CENT PANAMA-PACIFIC PERF 10 ISSUE.

Scott Retail as singles

5,000
2,200
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