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Sale 1166 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 24-26 October, 2017

Category — 1901 Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
901°
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 901, 1901 Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a), 1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a). Original gum, deep rich colors, detailed impressions, well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT.

According to Johl, 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, including Bessemer Ala., Richmond Va., Utica N.Y. and Connecticut.

With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, VF-XF 85; SMQ $19,500.00). Only six have graded higher (all at 90)

12,500
0
902
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 902, 1901 Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a), 1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a). Rich colors, neat duplex cancel leaves entire design clearly visible, few pulled perfs at top, tiny sealed tear at bottom left

FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE USED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT. OFFERED TO THE MARKET FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADES.

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-36.

25,000
3,000
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903
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 903, 1901 Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a), 2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a). Original gum, bright frame color and sharp vignette impression, choice centering, most recent certificate notes "trace of a prior tiny natural inclusion above the left '2'" -- it has been this way in photos going back half a century and was never mentioned in three prior clear certificates

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 2-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT WITH ORIGINAL GUM.

A survey of the Levi records produced 64 single unused stamps (excluding the block of four and rejoined block of four). Many of these were described in auction catalogues more than 40 years ago; therefore, the determination of soundness is uncertain. However, assuming the old descriptions were reaffirmed today, approximately 45% of singles across all centering categories have faults.

Of the single stamps with Extremely Fine centering (a minimum grade of 85), we counted 13 sound and 9 with faults. This stamp has the distinction of being the only 2c Pan-American Invert offered in our very first Rarities of the World sale, in February 1964, where it realized $8,000 versus the then-current Scott value of $4,500.

With 1964, 1989, 2000 and 2006 P.F. certificates.

Click here for an introduction to the 1901 Pan-American Issue: http://siegelauctions.com/2013/1052/1901_Intro.pdf

55,000
36,000
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904
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 904, 1901 Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)1c-10c Pan-American (294-299), 1c-10c Pan-American (294-299)1c-10c Pan-American (294-299). Complete set of imprint and plate no. strips of five with corner selvage, 1c-2c bottoms, the others tops, each with mount glazed original gum, bright colors, some perf separations, Fine and attractive set

3,650
475
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905
nhbl
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 905, 1901 Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)1c Pan-American (294), 1c Pan-American (294)1c Pan-American (294). Mint N.H. bottom left corner imprint and plate nos. 1139/1113 and arrow block of twelve, deep rich colors, choice centering throughout, few minor perf separations at bottom right in selvage only, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as plate block and singles

1,185
275
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906
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 906, 1901 Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)2c Pan-American (295), 2c Pan-American (295)2c Pan-American (295). Mint N.H., deep rich colors on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide margins for this difficult issue, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,300.00), only five have graded higher (all at 98J)

40
900
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907
nhbl
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 907, 1901 Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)2c Pan-American (295), 2c Pan-American (295)2c Pan-American (295). Mint N.H. bottom imprint, plate nos. 1098/1197 and arrow block of ten, rich colors, fresh and Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,100
0
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908
nhbl
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 908, 1901 Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)8c Pan-American (298), 8c Pan-American (298)8c Pan-American (298). Mint N.H. block of four, deep rich colors, choice centering, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as singles

920
450
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909
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 909, 1901 Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)10c Pan-American (299), 10c Pan-American (299)10c Pan-American (299). With top part imprint selvage, lightly hinged, rich colors, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $325.00), only three hinged and four Mint N.H. have graded higher

115
800
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910
nhbl
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 910, 1901 Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)10c Pan-American (299), 10c Pan-American (299)10c Pan-American (299). Mint N.H. block of four, radiant color, fresh and Fine

1,200
200
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