Sale 1048 — 2013 Rarities of the World
Sale Date — Tuesday, 25 June, 2013
Category — 1902, Jamestown, Panama-Pacific Issues
VERY FINE. THIS SET OF 1902 ISSUE "ULTRAMAR" SPECIMEN OVERPRINTS IS REPORTEDLY UNIQUE.
The Portuguese Ministry for the Colonies applied the "Ultramar" overprint upon receipt of the stamps from U.P.U. headquarters in Berne. Between 1900 and 1910, the "Ultramar" overprint, meaning "overseas", was applied, and the stamps were distributed to the various colonies. With a few exceptions, this was replaced with "Colonias" in 1911. This is the only recorded complete set.
EXTREMELY FINE. A PRISTINE AND RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED TOP PLATE BLOCK OF THE 5-CENT 1908 IMPERFORATE ISSUE.
With 1992 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT JAMESTOWN ISSUE. SCARCE WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS AND IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.
With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,300.00). Only four have graded higher.
VERY FINE. THIS OUTSTANDING MIXED DENOMINATION COVER IS ONLY THE SECOND RECORDED FIRST DAY USE FOR THE 5-CENT PANAMA-PACIFIC ISSUE. A NEW DISCOVERY OFFERED TO THE MARKET FOR THE FIRST TIME.
Prior to the discovery of this cover, the 5c single on cover from the Dr. Alfred S. Martin collection was the only recorded First Day of Issue use (Siegel Sale 894, lot 353). With the additional large multiple of the 1c, this is one of the most striking and important 20th Century First Day covers extant.
With 2013 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail for single 5c on First Day cover
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ORANGE PERF 12 PANAMA-PACIFIC ISSUE. AS FRESH AS THE DAY IT WAS PRINTED, THIS STAMP REPRESENTS THE HEIGHT OF PERFECTION FOR THE ISSUE.
With 2000 and 2002 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $4,500.00). Only three have graded higher.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST LIGHTLY-HINGED PLATE NUMBER BLOCKS OF SIX OF THE 10-CENT PERF 10 PANAMA-PACIFIC ISSUE IN EXISTENCE.
With 2008 P.F. certificate