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Sale 1060 — The Diamond Collection of
United States Possessions

Sale Date — Monday, 18 November, 2013

Category — Canal Zone

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3022
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3022, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1904, 8c on 50c Bister Brown (15), CANAL ZONE, 1904, 8c on 50c Bister Brown (15)CANAL ZONE, 1904, 8c on 50c Bister Brown (15). Original gum, central h.r. but undisturbed, well-proportioned margins and choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT ON 50-CENT BISTER BROWN, SCOTT 15.

According to the book Canal Zone Stamps only 500 of Scott No. 15 were issued, making it one of the rarest Canal Zone stamps. Most have, and the Scott value is for disturbed gum.

Signed Bloch. With 1968 P.F. certificate

2,500
800
3023
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3023, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1920, 2c Orange Vermilion & Black, Mt. Hope Ovpt (47), CANAL ZONE, 1920, 2c Orange Vermilion & Black, Mt. Hope Ovpt (47)CANAL ZONE, 1920, 2c Orange Vermilion & Black, Mt. Hope Ovpt (47). Slightly tropicalized original gum, radiant color, three wide and balanced margins, attractive centering, clear overprint

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENTESIMOS ORANGE VERMILION AND BLACK WITH MT. HOPE TYPE III OVERPRINT.

The rarity of this stamp in unused condition is reflected by the difference in Scott Catalogue values of $3,250.00 unused versus $130.00 used.

3,250
900
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3024
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3024, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1920, 2c Orange Vermilion & Black, Mt. Hope Ovpt. (47), CANAL ZONE, 1920, 2c Orange Vermilion & Black, Mt. Hope Ovpt. (47)CANAL ZONE, 1920, 2c Orange Vermilion & Black, Mt. Hope Ovpt. (47). Bright color, wide margins, clear overprint

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENTESIMOS ORANGE VERMILION AND BLACK WITH MT. HOPE TYPE III OVERPRINT.

The rarity of this stamp in unused condition is reflected by the difference in Scott Catalogue values of $3,250.00 unused versus $130.00 used.

3,250
900
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3025
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3025, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1909, 1c Dark Green & Black, Ovpt. Reading Up, Booklet Pane of Six, Handmade, Perf Margins (31c), CANAL ZONE, 1909, 1c Dark Green & Black, Ovpt. Reading Up, Booklet Pane of Six, Handmade, Perf Margins (31c)CANAL ZONE, 1909, 1c Dark Green & Black, Ovpt. Reading Up, Booklet Pane of Six, Handmade, Perf Margins (31c). Complete booklet containing four Mint N.H. panes with interleaving, vertical format with tab at bottom, sewn into yellow or lemon colored booklet

FRESH AND VERY FINE. A SCARCE COMPLETE BOOKLET OF THE 1909 ONE-CENT CANAL ZONE WITH OVERPRINT READING UP.

Scott Retail as four hinged panes

2,000
1,600
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3026
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3026, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1909, 2c Vermilion & Black, Ovpt. Reading Up, Booklet Pane of Six, Handmade, Perf Margins (32c), CANAL ZONE, 1909, 2c Vermilion & Black, Ovpt. Reading Up, Booklet Pane of Six, Handmade, Perf Margins (32c)CANAL ZONE, 1909, 2c Vermilion & Black, Ovpt. Reading Up, Booklet Pane of Six, Handmade, Perf Margins (32c). Two Mint N.H. panes sewn into complete unexploded 25c booklet with interleaving, cover Ty. B, vertical format with tab at bottom, Very Fine, Scott Retail as two hinged panes of six

1,600
1,200
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3027
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3027, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1918, 2c Vermilion & Black, Booklet Pane of Six (53c), CANAL ZONE, 1918, 2c Vermilion & Black, Booklet Pane of Six (53c)CANAL ZONE, 1918, 2c Vermilion & Black, Booklet Pane of Six (53c). Complete booklet of two panes with interleaving adhering to the panes, tab at top as always found on this machine-made issue, Very Fine, Scott Retail as two hinged panes

2,100
1,700
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3028
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3028, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1920, 2c Orange Vermilion & Black, Booklet Pane of Six (56g), CANAL ZONE, 1920, 2c Orange Vermilion & Black, Booklet Pane of Six (56g)CANAL ZONE, 1920, 2c Orange Vermilion & Black, Booklet Pane of Six (56g). Complete unexploded booklet of two Mint N.H. panes with interleaving, top left stamp in top pane with tiny tear

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE COMPLETE 25-CENT BOOKLET OF THE 1920 2-CENT ORANGE VERMILION AND BLACK WITH TYPE V OVERPRINT. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.

With 2000 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as two hinged panes ($1,700.00) does not convey the rarity of this complete booklet

E. 1,500-2,000
2,100
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3029
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3029, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1921, 1c Green, Booklet Pane of Six (60b), CANAL ZONE, 1921, 1c Green, Booklet Pane of Six (60b)CANAL ZONE, 1921, 1c Green, Booklet Pane of Six (60b). Lightly hinged, sharp proof-like impression, extra wide margins, Extremely Fine, a superb pane, ex Drucker, with 2003 P.F. certificate

900
750
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3030
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3030, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1921, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (61f), CANAL ZONE, 1921, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (61f)CANAL ZONE, 1921, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (61f). Tropicalized original gum, wide margins, accompanying certificate notes faint toning which is indeed minor, Very Fine appearance and rare, with 2007 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,100
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3031
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3031, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1924, 5c-1b Coat of Arms (69 var), CANAL ZONE, 1924, 5c-1b Coat of Arms (69 var)CANAL ZONE, 1924, 5c-1b Coat of Arms (69 var). Seven stamps representing the complete set of the unissued Coat of Arms values above the 2c, tropicalized original gum, bright colors, nice margins and centering, Very Fine and scarce set, these were prepared but never issued as the use of overprinted U.S. stamps began in April 1925, 600 sets were sent to the Director General of Posts of Panama, ostensibly for transmission to the UPU in Switzerland, a small number of sets ended up in the hands of dealers, the balance of the supply was destroyed in 1937

2,450
800
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3032
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3032, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1924, 50c Lilac, Ty. A Ovpt. (80), CANAL ZONE, 1924, 50c Lilac, Ty. A Ovpt. (80)CANAL ZONE, 1924, 50c Lilac, Ty. A Ovpt. (80). Wide top plate no. F14042 block of six, barest trace of hinging (appears Mint N.H.), balanced margins, Extremely Fine, an outstanding quality plate block

3,000
3,500
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3033
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3033, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1924, $1.00 Violet Brown, Ty. A Ovpt. (81), CANAL ZONE, 1924, $1.00 Violet Brown, Ty. A Ovpt. (81)CANAL ZONE, 1924, $1.00 Violet Brown, Ty. A Ovpt. (81). Top plate no. F14268 block of six, tropicalized original gum, intense shade and impression

FINE-VERY FINE. A SCARCE PLATE BLOCK OF THE $1.00 CANAL ZONE OVERPRINT WITH FLAT "A".

We have offered only two other plate blocks since keeping computerized records.

4,250
850
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3034
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3034, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1925, 2c Carmine, Ty. B Ovpt. (84), CANAL ZONE, 1925, 2c Carmine, Ty. B Ovpt. (84)CANAL ZONE, 1925, 2c Carmine, Ty. B Ovpt. (84). Right 5-point star and plate no. 17890 block of nine, lightly hinged, Fine-Very Fine, ex Whitpain, Scott Retail as plate block of six

2,000
0
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3035
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3035, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1925, $1.00 Violet Brown, Ty. B Ovpt. (95), CANAL ZONE, 1925, $1.00 Violet Brown, Ty. B Ovpt. (95)CANAL ZONE, 1925, $1.00 Violet Brown, Ty. B Ovpt. (95). Top plate no. 14268 block of six, lightly hinged, Very Fine and scarce, a Power Search review found only one other plate block (bottom) offered in our sales since 1994, ex Wampler

2,000
1,300
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3036
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3036, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1941, 5c-40c Air Post Officials, "Panama Canal" 17mm Long (CO8-CO12), CANAL ZONE, 1941, 5c-40c Air Post Officials, "Panama Canal" 17mm Long (CO8-CO12)CANAL ZONE, 1941, 5c-40c Air Post Officials, "Panama Canal" 17mm Long (CO8-CO12). Complete set in blocks of four, fresh colors, Balboa Heights roller cancels, 5c small thin spot in one, 5c Fine, 10c Fine-Very Fine, 20c-40c Very Fine, a beautiful and rare set of blocks with the Type II overprints

3,420
750
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3037
 
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3037, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1947, 6c Yellow Brown, Air Post Official, "Panama Canal" 19-20mm Long, Inverted Ovpt. (CO14a), CANAL ZONE, 1947, 6c Yellow Brown, Air Post Official, "Panama Canal" 19-20mm Long, Inverted Ovpt. (CO14a)CANAL ZONE, 1947, 6c Yellow Brown, Air Post Official, "Panama Canal" 19-20mm Long, Inverted Ovpt. (CO14a). Roller precancel, original gum, natural s.e. at right, rich color, wide margins, Very Fine, only one pane of 50 reached the public, Kessler handstamp guarantee, with 1991 P.F. certificate

2,500
1,200
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3038
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3038, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1941, 50c Rose Lilac, Official (O8), CANAL ZONE, 1941, 50c Rose Lilac, Official (O8)CANAL ZONE, 1941, 50c Rose Lilac, Official (O8). Block of four, original gum, Balboa Heights roller cancel, very slight toning mentioned on accompanying certificate which is more apparent on back than on front, Fine-Very Fine, an extremely rare block, only 1,000 were printed, we have sold only about one dozen examples over our last 400+ sales and no other blocks since our 1985 Rarities sale, with 1972 A.P.S. certificate, Scott Retail as singles

2,400
500
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3039
c
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3039, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1916, (1c) Green & Black entire, Head and Overprint Only (U1a), CANAL ZONE, 1916, (1c) Green & Black entire, Head and Overprint Only (U1a)CANAL ZONE, 1916, (1c) Green & Black entire, Head and Overprint Only (U1a). Addressed to Gen. E.B. Babbitt but not cancelled, light speckled toning, otherwise Very Fine and scarce, Babbitt was a Distinguished Service Medal winner in World War I and retired a major general in 1924

2,000
325
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3040
c
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3040, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1916, (2c) Carmine & Black entire, Head and Overprint Only (U2b), CANAL ZONE, 1916, (2c) Carmine & Black entire, Head and Overprint Only (U2b)CANAL ZONE, 1916, (2c) Carmine & Black entire, Head and Overprint Only (U2b). Unused, few faint toned specks, still Very Fine and rare, only six unused examples are recorded, with 2004 P.F. certificate

1,500
425
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3041
c
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3041, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1916, (2c) Carmine & Black entire, Head and Overprint Only (U2b var), CANAL ZONE, 1916, (2c) Carmine & Black entire, Head and Overprint Only (U2b var)CANAL ZONE, 1916, (2c) Carmine & Black entire, Head and Overprint Only (U2b var). Front of entire lacking the Carmine frame, inside with complete printed design (U2), "Balboa C.Z. May 21, 1920" duplex cancel on William M. White corner card addressed to Quarry Heights C.Z., small tear at top and light crease, couple minor gum stains at sides, still Fine and extremely rare, only three examples are reported in unused condition (Power Search contains one other that was addressed but not cancelled), this used example may be unique, the Krieger Postal Stationery Catalogue for U.S. Possessions prices the unused entire at $3,000.00 and lists the used entire as "not known", Scott Retail as the normal frame-missing error used

2,000
850
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3042
c
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3042, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1916, 2c Carmine & Black entire, Frame Only (U2c), CANAL ZONE, 1916, 2c Carmine & Black entire, Frame Only (U2c)CANAL ZONE, 1916, 2c Carmine & Black entire, Frame Only (U2c). Cancelled by "Pedro Miguel C.Z. Jul. 12, '20" duplex datestamp and oval, addressed to Paraiso C.Z., ms. "Dredging Division" at bottom left, fresh and Very Fine, an extremely rare used example of this error, only two used are recorded (eight unused recorded), with 2009 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,200
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3043
c
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3043, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1919, 10c on 5c Black & Red on Cream, Registration (UF1), CANAL ZONE, 1919, 10c on 5c Black & Red on Cream, Registration (UF1)CANAL ZONE, 1919, 10c on 5c Black & Red on Cream, Registration (UF1). Unused entire, Very Fine and scarce

1,750
1,100
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3044
c
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3044, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1919, 10c on 5c Black & Red on Cream, Registration (UF1), CANAL ZONE, 1919, 10c on 5c Black & Red on Cream, Registration (UF1)CANAL ZONE, 1919, 10c on 5c Black & Red on Cream, Registration (UF1). Used with two singles of 2c Vermilion & Black (53), tied by target cancels, blue "Corozal. C.Z. Registered Nov. 11, 1919" circular datestamp, to Attleboro Mass., "Supposed Liable to Customs Duty" label at left, purple Collect Duty straightline handstamp, Cristobal and Attleboro registered backstamps, opened at sides for display, stamps with small faults, still Very Fine, a scarce and colorful use, the used entire catalogues $2,000.00 in Scott

E. 1,000-1,500
1,900
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3045
c
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3045, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1919, 10c on 5c Black & Red on Cream, Registration, 9-1/4mm Between "Canal" and "Zone" (UF1a), CANAL ZONE, 1919, 10c on 5c Black & Red on Cream, Registration, 9-1/4mm Between "Canal" and "Zone" (UF1a)CANAL ZONE, 1919, 10c on 5c Black & Red on Cream, Registration, 9-1/4mm Between "Canal" and "Zone" (UF1a). Unused entire, Very Fine, scarce

1,300
800
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3046
c
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3046, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1919, 10c on 5c Black & Red on Cream, Registration, 9-1/4mm Between "Canal" and "Zone" (UF1a), CANAL ZONE, 1919, 10c on 5c Black & Red on Cream, Registration, 9-1/4mm Between "Canal" and "Zone" (UF1a)CANAL ZONE, 1919, 10c on 5c Black & Red on Cream, Registration, 9-1/4mm Between "Canal" and "Zone" (UF1a). Used with 5c Deep Blue & Black (40), tied by smudged cancels, purple "Cristobal C.Z. Registered Oct. 7, 1919" circular datestamps, to Costa Rica, purple San Jose Costa Rica receiving backstamp, some slight soiling and minor creasing in flap just into registration stamp, still Very Fine, a scarce desirable use, with 1994 P.S.E. certificate not mentioning any faults, the used entire catalogues $2,000.00 in Scott

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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