Sale 1093 — The Curtis Collection: U.S. 20th Century and Air Post
Sale Date — Monday-Tuesday, 23-24 February, 2015
Category — 1913-15 Panama-Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)
VERY FINE APPEARING PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT ORANGE PERF 12 PANAMA-PACIFIC.
Ex MLG collection. With 2009 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT PANAMA-PACIFIC PERF 10, WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.
Long before numerical grading, the rarity of 10c Panama-Pacific Perf 10 stamps in superb condition (hinged or not) was well-established. The 10-gauge perfs on this issue are almost always uneven or shortened from separation. Centering is rarely above Fine. Finally, the Orange ink on many examples has darkened. This stamp is the exception on all counts.
With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $8,250.00). Only one has graded higher and seven others share this highly desirable grade.
VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS PLATE BLOCK RARITY IS SELDOM FOUND WITH SUCH CHOICE CENTERING.
Ex MLG collection. Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles $10,200.00. Scott Retail as hinged plate block