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Sale 1016 — Confederate States, U.S. Postal History, General Foreign

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 15-17 November, 2011

Category — U.S. Possessions: Canal Zone thru Guam

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1317
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1904-06, Third Series Specialized Collection. Nos. 9-14 on pages, approximately 150 stamps with singles and blocks of four or larger,all with excellent descriptions which incl. Scott or CZSG catalog numbers, several better incl. used No. 11b (35 known, faulty) and 12c (large sealed tear), several with one or two Antique Letters (non-Scott listed), also small collection of Fourth Series Nos. 16-17 with various surcharges similarly annotated, generally Fine-Very Fine, great lot for the specialist

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
1318
nhbl
1906, 1c on 20c Violet, Ty A, C, 2c on 1p Lake, Ty. D (16, 16b, 17). Panes of 100, selvage at sides with imprints, first two natural s.e. with part arrow at bottom, last natural s.e. with part arrow at top, few small flaws to be expected, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as blocks of four

837
350
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1319
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Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1319, U.S. Possessions: Canal Zone thru Guam1907, 1c Green & Black, Ovpt. Reading Down, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (22a), 1907, 1c Green & Black, Ovpt. Reading Down, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (22a)1907, 1c Green & Black, Ovpt. Reading Down, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (22a). H.r., deep rich colors, right stamp tiny thin spot, Very Fine appearance, it is believed only 50 were produced, with 1999 P.F. certificate

1,100
275
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1320
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Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1320, U.S. Possessions: Canal Zone thru Guam1907, 1c Green & Black, Ovpt. Reading Down, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (22a), 1907, 1c Green & Black, Ovpt. Reading Down, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (22a)1907, 1c Green & Black, Ovpt. Reading Down, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (22a). Slightly tropicalized original gum, h.r., rich colors, Fine, scarce, only 50 were issued

1,100
300
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1321
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Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1321, U.S. Possessions: Canal Zone thru Guam1909, 2c Vermilion & Black, Ovpt. Reading Up, Booklet Pane of Six, Handmade, Perf Margins (32c), 1909, 2c Vermilion & Black, Ovpt. Reading Up, Booklet Pane of Six, Handmade, Perf Margins (32c)1909, 2c Vermilion & Black, Ovpt. Reading Up, Booklet Pane of Six, Handmade, Perf Margins (32c). Complete booklet of four panes with tabs at bottom, with salmon-colored cover intended for use with the one-cent stamps, front cover almost completely detached

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE COMPLETE BOOKLET OF THE 2-CENT WITH THE COVER FOR THE ONE-CENT PANES PRINTED ON THE WRONG COLORED STOCK. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.

According to Canal Zone Stamps a few 1c covers were printed in the color used for the 2c, and they were overlooked by the postal employees assembling the booklets, who went by color. It is possible that the purchaser at the post office window obtained these at half price. Approximately a half-dozen are known.

Scott Retail as four panes with no premium for the incorrect cover

3,500
850
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1322
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Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1322, U.S. Possessions: Canal Zone thru Guam1909, 2c Vermilion & Black, Ovpt. Reading Up, Booklet Pane of Six, Handmade, Perf Margins (32c), 1909, 2c Vermilion & Black, Ovpt. Reading Up, Booklet Pane of Six, Handmade, Perf Margins (32c)1909, 2c Vermilion & Black, Ovpt. Reading Up, Booklet Pane of Six, Handmade, Perf Margins (32c). Two panes in booklet originally containing four panes and costing 49c, adhering to interleaving as usual, Very Fine

1,750
275
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1323
ogbl
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1323, U.S. Possessions: Canal Zone thru Guam1924, 1c Green (67), 1924, 1c Green (67)1924, 1c Green (67). Block of four, slightly tropicalized original gum, h.r., bright color, top left stamp small thin spots, left stamps light diagonal crease, top right stamp small adherence at top left, otherwise Very Fine, scarce multiple

2,250
0
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1324
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Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1324, U.S. Possessions: Canal Zone thru Guam1924, 1c Deep Green, Ty. "A" Ovpt., Booklet Pane of Six, 1926, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (71e, 97b), 1924, 1c Deep Green, Ty. "A" Ovpt., Booklet Pane of Six, 1926, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (71e, 97b)1924, 1c Deep Green, Ty. "A" Ovpt., Booklet Pane of Six, 1926, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (71e, 97b). First complete unexploded 25c booklet of four panes, Mint N.H. with very slight tropical disturbance, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as four hinged panes, second single pane, lightly hinged, rich color, light diagonal gum bend, Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

845
130
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1325
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Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1325, U.S. Possessions: Canal Zone thru Guam1925, 2c Carmine, "Canal" Only Ovpt. (84a), 1925, 2c Carmine, "Canal" Only Ovpt. (84a)1925, 2c Carmine, "Canal" Only Ovpt. (84a). Top selvage single, lightly hinged, rich color, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE "CANAL" ONLY VARIETY. ONLY TWENTY WERE PRINTED.

This variety was created when the sheet was shifted downwards during overprinting. 180 stamps bear the "Zone Canal" variety. Only twenty were printed with "Canal" only. It is believed the bottom panes were destroyed.

With 1993 and 2006 P.F. certificates, the former as a pair with Scott No. 84b

2,500
1,900
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1326
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Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1326, U.S. Possessions: Canal Zone thru Guam1925-26, Overprint Varieties (85a, 86b, 91c), 1925-26, Overprint Varieties (85a, 86b, 91c)1925-26, Overprint Varieties (85a, 86b, 91c). First bottom center stamp in block with five normal, natural s.e. at top, tropicalized original gum, Fine and scarce, with 2006 P.F. certificate, second in rejoined horizontal pair with normal, Positions 7-8 from bottom right pane, disturbed original gum, h.r., the variety light gum soaks at bottom, otherwise Fine, approximately 30 are known, with 1999 P.F. certificate, last Mint N.H., bright shade, Fine, Scott Retail as hinged

1,825
325
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1327
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Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1327, U.S. Possessions: Canal Zone thru Guam1926, 17c Black, "Zone" only, "Zone Canal" (91a, 91c), 1926, 17c Black, "Zone" only, "Zone Canal" (91a, 91c)1926, 17c Black, "Zone" only, "Zone Canal" (91a, 91c). Vertical pair with selvage at bottom, bottom stamp "Zone" only, tropicalized original gum, crisp impression, erased pencil notation in selvage leaves slight indentation, Very Fine, scarce and desirable pair, only 20 of the "Zone" only were printed, with 1998 P.F. certificate

1,275
450
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1328
ogbl
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1328, U.S. Possessions: Canal Zone thru Guam1925, 1c Carmine Rose, Postage Due, "Zone Zone" Ovpt. (J18a), 1925, 1c Carmine Rose, Postage Due, "Zone Zone" Ovpt. (J18a)1925, 1c Carmine Rose, Postage Due, "Zone Zone" Ovpt. (J18a). Center stamp in block of nine with eight normal, natural s.e. at top, the error and several others Mint N.H., some vertical perf separations between first two rows, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, scarce, only approximately 15 of the 75 printed are known -- the rest are lost to philately, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as just the error

1,500
1,200
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1329
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Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1329, U.S. Possessions: Canal Zone thru Guam1925, 10c Rose Red, Postage Due, Double Ovpt. (J20c), 1925, 10c Rose Red, Postage Due, Double Ovpt. (J20c)1925, 10c Rose Red, Postage Due, Double Ovpt. (J20c). Single hinge mark, brilliant color, clear second overprint, three wide margins, Very Fine and choice, only one pane of 100 received the second overprint

450
200
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1330
og
Canal Zone Balance (6/J17b). 49 stamps incl. unused Nos. 6-8, 13 var. block of four ("Panama" 16mm long), 13 var. pair ("Panama" 5mm below bar), 31c booklet pane, 35 block of four, 39d, 46 block of four, 52a, 53a block of four, 70-81, J3 and J17b pair, also used Nos. 7-8 (two of each), a few flaws to be found but overall Fine-Very Fine, nice group, two P.F. certificates accompany, approximate Scott Retail

6,000
950
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1331
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Canal Zone Collection and Accumulation. Over 450 stamps neatly arranged in a stockbook, nearly all unused and fairly complete to 1939, generally one to four of each, incl. some interesting varieties, virtually all Fine-Very Fine, useful lot, ex Laila

E. 3,000-4,000
1,700
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1332
 
CUBA, 1899 Issue, Balance (221S/J3). 21 stamps in singles or multiples, incl. "Specimen" Overprints Nos. 221S-226S, original gum, h.r., Mint N.H. left selvage block of four of No. E1 with part arrow, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, bottom imprint and plate no. 492 strip of three of No. E1a, original gum, h.r. where some perf separations reinforced, few thins, ms. in selvage at bottom left, top imprint and plate no. 255 block of eight of No. J3, original gum, five stamps Mint N.H., others h.r., Fine, approximate Scott Retail

3,700
475
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1333
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Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1333, U.S. Possessions: Canal Zone thru GuamCUBA, 1899, 5c on 5c Blue (225), CUBA, 1899, 5c on 5c Blue (225)CUBA, 1899, 5c on 5c Blue (225). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 410 block of six with wide selvage, deep rich color, choice centering throughout, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, a beautiful Mint N.H. plate block, Scott Retail as hinged

800
475
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1334
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1334, U.S. Possessions: Canal Zone thru GuamDANISH WEST INDIES, 1874, 14c Lilac & Green, 1905, 2fr Orange Red & Brown (12, 38), DANISH WEST INDIES, 1874, 14c Lilac & Green, 1905, 2fr Orange Red & Brown (12, 38)DANISH WEST INDIES, 1874, 14c Lilac & Green, 1905, 2fr Orange Red & Brown (12, 38). Two items, No. 12 original gum, radiant colors, Fine, dealer's backstamp, No. 38 with top left corner selvage, cancelled by well-struck "St. Thomas 8 4 1907" circular datestamp on registered cover to Dresden, Germany, registry markings at left, receiving backstamp, Extremely Fine, an immaculate and attractive cover

1,750
375
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1335
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Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1335, U.S. Possessions: Canal Zone thru GuamGUAM, 1899, 1c-50c Ovpts, GUAM, 1899, 1c-50c OvptsGUAM, 1899, 1c-50c Ovpts. (1-8, 10-12, E1). 14 stamps, incl No. 2a, original gum, generally with h.r., two 50c, one oxidized, the other rich color and Very Fine, $1.00 unused (no gum) and Fine, otherwise Fine-Very Fine group

2,185
250
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