Sale 1017 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 13-15 December, 2011

Category — 1913-15 Panama-Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
787
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Sale Number 1017, Lot Number 787, 1913-15 Panama-Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)1c-10c Panama-Pacific (397/403), 1c-10c Panama-Pacific (397/403)1c-10c Panama-Pacific (397/403). Seven stamps, most Mint N.H., incl. Nos. 397-399, 400 (lightly hinged), 401-402 and 406 (P.S.E. certificate as reperfed, old P.F. certificate as sound), wide margins throughout, Very Fine and choice group

980
650
788°
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Sale Number 1017, Lot Number 788, 1913-15 Panama-Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)1c Panama-Pacific (397), 1c Panama-Pacific (397)1c Panama-Pacific (397). Mint N.H., gorgeous Jumbo margins and precise centering, rich color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $800.00 as 98)

40
0
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789
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Sale Number 1017, Lot Number 789, 1913-15 Panama-Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400), 10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400)10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400). Mint N.H., deep rich color, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, long and full perforations, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,900.00), only four have graded higher to date (all 98J)

270
1,600
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790
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Sale Number 1017, Lot Number 790, 1913-15 Panama-Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400), 10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400)10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400). Mint N.H., vivid color as fresh as the day it was printed, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

270
425
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791
ogbl
Sale Number 1017, Lot Number 791, 1913-15 Panama-Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400), 10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400)10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400). Block of four, bottom stamps Mint N.H., top pair h.r., rich color, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

780
200
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792
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Sale Number 1017, Lot Number 792, 1913-15 Panama-Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Orange, Panama-Pacific (400A), 10c Orange, Panama-Pacific (400A)10c Orange, Panama-Pacific (400A). Mint N.H., radiant color precise centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 1996 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,500.00)

400
850
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793
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Sale Number 1017, Lot Number 793, 1913-15 Panama-Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Orange, Panama-Pacific (400A), 10c Orange, Panama-Pacific (400A)10c Orange, Panama-Pacific (400A). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins with selvage at left, vivid color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, a striking stamp, with 1990 P.F. certificate

400
550
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794
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Sale Number 1017, Lot Number 794, 1913-15 Panama-Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Orange, Panama-Pacific (400A), 10c Orange, Panama-Pacific (400A)10c Orange, Panama-Pacific (400A). Mint N.H., vivid color on fresh paper, Very Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

400
350
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795
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Sale Number 1017, Lot Number 795, 1913-15 Panama-Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Orange, Panama-Pacific (400A), 10c Orange, Panama-Pacific (400A)10c Orange, Panama-Pacific (400A). Barely hinged, vivid color as fresh as the day it was printed, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 1984 and 2007 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95)

180
300
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796
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Sale Number 1017, Lot Number 796, 1913-15 Panama-Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404), 10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404). Mint N.H., wide margins and nearly perfect centering, fresh color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, the 10c Panama-Pacific Perf 10 is rarely seen in this choice Mint N.H. condition, with 1993 P.F. certificate

1,700
1,100
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797
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Sale Number 1017, Lot Number 797, 1913-15 Panama-Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404), 10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404). Mathematically centered within wide and perfectly balanced margins, bright color on post-office fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT PERF 10 PANAMA-PACIFIC, WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE PERFECT GRADE OF GEM 100 BY P.S.E.

With 1985 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $2,150.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to a hinged stamp to date, with the next highest a 98. Only one other example of Scott 404 has been graded Gem 100 in any other condition category -- the Mint N.H. example sold in our Sale 953, which realized $105,000 hammer. For the collector who values centering more than never-hinged gum, this stamp presents a rare opportunity, and would be a marvelous capstone to a superb Panama-Pacific set.

725
2,700
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