Sale 1014 — Outstanding United States Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 12-14 October, 2011
Category — 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)
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.
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
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
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)
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.
VERY FINE. EXCEPTIONALLY ATTRACTIVE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 10-CENT PANAMA-PACIFIC PERF 10 ISSUE.
Scott Retail as singles