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Sale 1075 — 2014 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Thursday, 26 June, 2014

Category — 1902 Pan-American Issue incl. Inverts

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1149
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Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1149, 1902 Pan-American Issue incl. Inverts1c-10c Pan-American, Large Die Proofs on India (294P1-299P1), 1c-10c Pan-American, Large Die Proofs on India (294P1-299P1)1c-10c Pan-American, Large Die Proofs on India (294P1-299P1). On approximately 200 x 150mm cards with full die sinkage, deep rich colors as fresh as the day they were printed

EXTREMELY FINE. AN ABSOLUTELY PRISTINE SET OF THE PAN-AMERICAN LARGE DIE PROOFS. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST SETS IN EXISTENCE.

This set of die proofs stands out as one of the freshest, brightest sets we have ever encountered.

3,450
3,250
1150
 
Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1150, 1902 Pan-American Issue incl. Inverts1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a), 1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a). Centered to top, rich colors, bold machine cancel

FINE. A RARE SOUND USED 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. According to the revised Johl-King book (p.7) "The first known copies of this error were discovered at Bessemer, Alabama, by the Carrell Jewelry Company on some circulars just prior to mailing them. When they realized the find they had made they lost no time in removing the stamps from the circulars and thus saved them to philately."

The 1c Pan-American Invert in used condition is considerably scarcer than unused, particularly in sound condition. Our updated census, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/294a/294a.pdf , records 48 used examples plus three on cover, for a total of 51 copies.

Census No. 294a-CAN-03. With 1971 P.F. certificate

20,000
5,000
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1151°
 
Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1151, 1902 Pan-American Issue incl. Inverts1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a), 1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a). Deep rich colors, neat strike of circular datestamp at upper right leaves entire design clearly visible, natural s.e. at top, small thin spots at center, small corner crease at bottom right

VERY FINE APPEARING AND RARE USED 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. According to the revised Johl-King book (p.7) "The first known copies of this error were discovered at Bessemer, Alabama, by the Carrell Jewelry Company on some circulars just prior to mailing them. When they realized the find they had made they lost no time in removing the stamps from the circulars and thus saved them to philately."

The 1c Pan-American Invert in used condition is considerably scarcer than unused. Our updated census, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/294a/294a.pdf , records 48 used examples plus three on cover, for a total of 51 copies.

Census No. 294a-CAN-33. With 2006 P.F. certificate

20,000
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1152
 
Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1152, 1902 Pan-American Issue incl. Inverts1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a), 1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a). Four margins and attractive centering, light double oval cancel, top right corner repaired tear

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USED 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. According to the revised Johl-King book (p.7) "The first known copies of this error were discovered at Bessemer, Alabama, by the Carrell Jewelry Company on some circulars just prior to mailing them. When they realized the find they had made they lost no time in removing the stamps from the circulars and thus saved them to philately."

The 1c Pan-American Invert in used condition is considerably scarcer than unused. Our updated census, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/294a/294a.pdf , records 48 used examples plus three on cover, for a total of 51 copies.

Census No. 294a-CAN-21. P.F. certificate no. 30122 (1969) no longer accompanies.

20,000
3,500
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Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1153, 1902 Pan-American Issue incl. Inverts4c Pan-American, Center Inverted (296a), 4c Pan-American, Center Inverted (296a)4c Pan-American, Center Inverted (296a). Original gum, lightly hinged for this issue, fresh and completely sound

FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT WITH INTACT ORIGINAL GUM.

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. One of the two men seated as the front was Samuel B. Hege, B&O's passenger agent, 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. This is a rare exception.

With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Fine 70; SMQ $85,000.00). The Scott Catalogue value is for a stamp with slightly disturbed gum.

75,000
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