Sale 1019 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 1-2 March, 2012
Category — 1913 Panama Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)
FRESH AND VERY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT PANAMA-PACIFIC IN THE RARE LAKE SHADE. THIS IS THE FIRST IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION WE HAVE EVER 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 2007 P.F. certificate (F-VF 75)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ORANGE PERF 12 PANAMA-PACIFIC ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.
With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $5,200.00). Only three have graded higher to date.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT PERF 10 PANAMA-PACIFIC ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.
With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $4,000.00). Only three have graded higher to date (all 98J).
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT PERF 10 PANAMA-PACIFIC.
With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,300.00 as 95, $2,150.00 as 98), only two hinged copies have graded higher to date and only one other shares this grade