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Sale 1021 — The Frelinghuysen Collection, Part Two

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 March, 2012

Category — 1901 Pan-American Issue incl. Inverts (Scott 294-299, 294a, 296a)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
474
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 474, 1901 Pan-American Issue incl. Inverts (Scott 294-299, 294a, 296a)1c-10c Pan-American (294-299), 1c-10c Pan-American (294-299)1c-10c Pan-American (294-299). Blocks of four, h.r. on each top and bottom pair, some gum disturbance at centers, fresh colors, Fine

1,735
375
475
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 475, 1901 Pan-American Issue incl. Inverts (Scott 294-299, 294a, 296a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a), 1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a). Large part disturbed original gum, fresh color, centered to upper left, some central thinning from prior hinge removal

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT.

The 1c Pan-American Inverts were found in at least four different post offices around the country, soon after release of the issue in May 1901.

12,500
3,250
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476
og
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 476, 1901 Pan-American Issue incl. Inverts (Scott 294-299, 294a, 296a)4c Pan-American, Center Inverted (296a), 4c Pan-American, Center Inverted (296a)4c Pan-American, Center Inverted (296a). Slightly disturbed original gum, small h.r., rich colors, tiny perf disc inclusion at bottom right corner of the vignette

FRESH AND VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT.

The 4c stamp portrays an electric automobile, known at the time as the "Electric Vehicle Service," as depicted on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad brochure from which the engraving was made. In the background one can see the dome of the Capitol. The two men depicted in the front seat are both chauffeurs. The man in the passenger compartment is Samuel P. Hege, so this stamp actually depicts a living person in violation of the law.

The 4c Pan-American Invert was a special printing and not regularly issued. Examples were distributed through two official channels, and the gum on the majority of stamps without "Specimen" overprint was disturbed. In fact, because the stamps were removed from mounting paper, they are generally thinned or have seriously disturbed gum.

With 2011 P.F. certificate.

75,000
45,000
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