Sale 1028 — The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part Three: 1902 and Later Issues

Sale Date — Thursday, 20 September, 2012

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
366
 
Sale 1028, Lot 366, Panama-Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)1c-10c Panama-Pacific Issue (397-400A, 402). A superb group of used stamps individually selected by the owner for superior quality, all have beautiful centering, bright colors and neat cancels, the 2c Perf 10 (Scott 402) one slightly shortish perf, others are completely sound and Extremely Fine, a rare opportunity to acquire a complete set of the Perf 12 Panama-Pacific Issue in superb used condition

58
1,000
367
 
Sale 1028, Lot 367, Panama-Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)1c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (401). Mathematically precise centering with unusually wide and balanced margins, radiant color and crisp impression, face-free strike of duplex cancel, long and full perforations all around, Extremely Fine Gem, this is without question one of the finest used examples of this issue in existence, ex Twigg-Smith, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $500.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to date and only one other example has achieved this grade

7
1,100
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368
 
Sale 1028, Lot 368, Panama-Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)5c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (403). Deep rich color and detailed impression on wonderfully bright paper, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, unobtrusive strike of Brooklyn N.Y. oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp in every respect, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $235.00), only two have graded higher to date (at 98) and only three others share this grade

20
450
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369
 
Sale 1028, Lot 369, Panama-Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404). Vivid color as fresh as the day it was printed, crisp paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Brooklyn N.Y. "G.P.O." oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, this issue is surprisingly difficult to find in the higher grades in used condition, the owner spent considerable time trying to find a suitable stamp for the collection, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $470.00), only two have graded higher to date and four others share this grade

70
500
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