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Sale 1140 — Outstanding United States Stamps, featuring The Irwin Weinberg Inventory

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 9-11 November, 2016

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*A buyer’s premium of 15% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — U.S. Possessions, Canal Zone

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1485
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1485, U.S. Possessions, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1904, 1c-10c Ovpts. (4-8), CANAL ZONE, 1904, 1c-10c Ovpts. (4-8)CANAL ZONE, 1904, 1c-10c Ovpts. (4-8). Imprint and plate no. blocks of six, including four of 2c (all different plate nos.), mostly h.r., 10c disturbed original gum and some perf separations sensibly reinforced, two 2c tropicalized original gum, few others with perf separations but not offensive by any means, Fine and scarce group of plate blocks

13,175
2,200
1486
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1486, U.S. Possessions, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1904, 5c Blue, "Panama" Inverted, Bar at Bottom (12e), CANAL ZONE, 1904, 5c Blue, "Panama" Inverted, Bar at Bottom (12e)CANAL ZONE, 1904, 5c Blue, "Panama" Inverted, Bar at Bottom (12e). Original gum, h.r., Fine and extremely rare, one of only two unused examples recorded, Canal Zone Stamps states only twelve copies are recorded and all are used, ex Salz, for some reason Scott Retail for unused is half that for used, despite its much greater rarity

1,000
425
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1487
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1487, U.S. Possessions, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1907, 1c Green & Black, Ovpt. Reading Down, Double Ovpt., One Inverted (22f), CANAL ZONE, 1907, 1c Green & Black, Ovpt. Reading Down, Double Ovpt., One Inverted (22f)CANAL ZONE, 1907, 1c Green & Black, Ovpt. Reading Down, Double Ovpt., One Inverted (22f). 7.25mm spacing, tropicalized original gum, choice centering, intense colors, Very Fine, a rare error, only the third example we have offered since keeping computerized records, ex Salz

1,750
1,200
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1488
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1488, U.S. Possessions, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1920, 1c Light Green & Black, Booklet Pane of Six (55e), CANAL ZONE, 1920, 1c Light Green & Black, Booklet Pane of Six (55e)CANAL ZONE, 1920, 1c Light Green & Black, Booklet Pane of Six (55e). With interleaving attached and accompanied by original covers and staple, original gum, h.r., couple faint margin stains, still Fine, the rarest of all non-error booklet panes of the Canal Zone, according to Canal Zone Stamps, about half of the surviving panes are missing the tab, ex Salz

2,250
1,100
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1489
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1489, U.S. Possessions, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1920, 2c Orange Vermilion & Black, Horizontal Pair, Right Stamp Without Ovpt. (56c), CANAL ZONE, 1920, 2c Orange Vermilion & Black, Horizontal Pair, Right Stamp Without Ovpt. (56c)CANAL ZONE, 1920, 2c Orange Vermilion & Black, Horizontal Pair, Right Stamp Without Ovpt. (56c). Complete bottom row of the sheet, right stamp the error, all others with proper overprint incl. additional printing in selvage at left. mostly Mint N.H. except the error h.r. where few perf separations sensibly reinforced, Very Fine, scarce, only eleven were printed -- ten from one sheet, including this, and another resulting from a foldover, this is especially desirable as it shows how the error was made, Scott Retail as just the error

1,500
1,700
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1490
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1490, U.S. Possessions, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1925-28, 2c-$1.00 Ty. B Ovpts. (84-95), CANAL ZONE, 1925-28, 2c-$1.00 Ty. B Ovpts. (84-95)CANAL ZONE, 1925-28, 2c-$1.00 Ty. B Ovpts. (84-95). Blocks of four, several with two stamps Mint N.H. such as 15c, 20c, 50c and $1.00, few lower denominations tropicalized original gum and perf disc inclusions, Fine-Very Fine set of blocks of four

2,668
750
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1491
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1491, U.S. Possessions, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1925, 15c Gray, "Zone" Only (90 var), CANAL ZONE, 1925, 15c Gray, "Zone" Only (90 var)CANAL ZONE, 1925, 15c Gray, "Zone" Only (90 var). Top right margin block of four, the top right stamp the variety, missing "CANAL" except for a tiny portion of the top arc of "C", also missing nearly all of "E" in "ZONE", caused by a foldover with the missing letters printed on back, tropicalized original gum, h.r., some minor toning, appears Fine, the only recorded example of this error, at one time this was listed in Scott (as 90b) but was de-listed -- probably due to the presence of a tiny bit of the "C", in any event highly collectible and desirable, ex Salz, illustrated in Canal Zone Stamps

E. 1,000-1,500
1,800
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1492
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1492, U.S. Possessions, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1926, 17c Black, "Canal" Only (91b), CANAL ZONE, 1926, 17c Black, "Canal" Only (91b)CANAL ZONE, 1926, 17c Black, "Canal" Only (91b). Position 10 with top right half-arrow corner selvage, original gum, lightly hinged, centered to top as are all examples we have encountered, fresh and Fine, a scarce example of this error, according to Canal Zone Stamps, this error occurred on one pane when the overprint was shifted downwards, it also occurred on one stamp due to a foldover, and is occasionally found on some shifted overprints from the bottom row of a sheet or sheets, there are perhaps a total of 15 in existence, ex Salz

2,000
850
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1493
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1493, U.S. Possessions, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1914, 10c Rose Carmine, Postage Due (J3), CANAL ZONE, 1914, 10c Rose Carmine, Postage Due (J3)CANAL ZONE, 1914, 10c Rose Carmine, Postage Due (J3). Bottom imprint, plate no. 5540 and star strip of three, lightly hinged, deep rich color, Fine, very rare with the imprint and plate no. position (a full plate block of six catalogues $23,000.00), Scott Retail as singles with no premium for the position

3,000
750
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1494
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CANAL ZONE, Postage Due Plate Blocks. 21 plate blocks on old Siegel lot cards, some used including Nos. J1 (3, 2 different plate nos.), J2 and J18-J20, unused including J15 (2), J17 (2), several J18, J19 and J20, mixed condition, few Fine, scarce group, especially the used plate blocks which are unpriced in Scott

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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1495
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1495, U.S. Possessions, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1921, 5c-40c Air Post Officials, "Panama Canal" 17mm Long (CO8-CO12), CANAL ZONE, 1921, 5c-40c Air Post Officials, "Panama Canal" 17mm Long (CO8-CO12)CANAL ZONE, 1921, 5c-40c Air Post Officials, "Panama Canal" 17mm Long (CO8-CO12). Balboa Heights roller cancels as usual, Fine-Very Fine, ex Salz

855
425
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1496
S
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1496, U.S. Possessions, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1928-32, 1c-$1.00 "Specimen" Ovpts. (108S, 111S, 112S, C7S, C9S-C11S, C13S-C14S, J18S-J20S, J25S-J28S), CANAL ZONE, 1928-32, 1c-$1.00 "Specimen" Ovpts. (108S, 111S, 112S, C7S, C9S-C11S, C13S-C14S, J18S-J20S, J25S-J28S)CANAL ZONE, 1928-32, 1c-$1.00 "Specimen" Ovpts. (108S, 111S, 112S, C7S, C9S-C11S, C13S-C14S, J18S-J20S, J25S-J28S). 16 total, most with overprint struck in purple, few small faults, Fine-Very Fine, a scarce and desirable group, the "holes" in the sets are for stamps issued later, two with 1977 B.P.A. certificates

E. 3,000-4,000
2,800
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1497
 
CANAL ZONE, Better Items. About 50 mainly unused, most on original auction lot cards from the last four decades, includes better single stamps, some First Issue, including a couple on cover and a few with certificates, Nos. 46, 47 (small thin, P.F. certificate), CO8-CO12 used and CO11 unused, several better booklet panes including No. 60b, errors and varieties such as Nos. 22e, 46a, 46b, 55a, 56b, 84b, 85a, 86a, 86c, 91c and J17b (some have more than one example), some better plate blocks, and more, several are ex Richard Salz, most are Fine-Very Fine, an excellent opportunity to obtain scarce and saleable stamps of Canal Zone

E. 3,000-4,000
5,500
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1498
 
CANAL ZONE, Accumulation. Box of collection balances, mint sheets, postal stationery, covers, and more, early to modern with duplication, much is Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
850
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1499
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CANAL ZONE, Collection. Scott album pages of mostly unused stamps, including Nos. 4-8, 60-66, J7-J9, J12, few other better, some faults to be expected, overall Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail approximately $2,500.00

E. 500-750
450
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1500
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CANAL ZONE, Plate Blocks. 36, on old Siegel lot cards, including Nos. 73 (2), 74 (3), 75-77, 79, 80, 85, 86 (7), 88, 90 (7), 91 (4), 92, 93 (4) and 95, minimal duplication of plate nos. and no duplication of plate no. from same position, mix of narrow and wide selvage, few minor faults to be expected, overall Fine with a few Fine-Very Fine

13,125
2,600
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