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Sale 1150 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 1 March, 2017

Category — 1901 Pan-American Issue Inverts (Scott 294a-296a)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
937
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 937, 1901 Pan-American Issue Inverts (Scott 294a-296a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a), 1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a). Narrow hinge marks at top and left, deep rich colors, extra wide margins at the sides

VERY FINE. A DESIRABLE SOUND, 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. The gum on many is heavily hinged or disturbed. The gum on this example is better than most.

With 1991 P.F. certificate

12,500
7,500
938
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 938, 1901 Pan-American Issue Inverts (Scott 294a-296a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a), 1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a). Rich colors, two corner creases at top right

FINE APPEARING ORIGINAL-GUM 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.

With 1959 P.F. certificate

12,500
3,500
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939
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 939, 1901 Pan-American Issue Inverts (Scott 294a-296a)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a), 2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a). Small hinge remnant, rich colors, two pulled perfs at top left are barely noticeable

FINE APPEARING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT.

The 2c is the rarest of the three Pan-American Inverts. It is surmised that approximately 200 were issued through the post office, with two distinct shades known. Our Levi records contain the intact block (4), reconstructed block (4), 64 unused singles and 6 used singles, for a total of 72 unused and 6 used. Many of the unused singles are off center to top or top left.

55,000
18,000
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940
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 940, 1901 Pan-American Issue Inverts (Scott 294a-296a)4c Pan-American, Center Inverted (296a), 4c Pan-American, Center Inverted (296a)4c Pan-American, Center Inverted (296a). Slightly disturbed original gum, h.r., pretty colors, defective with repairs

FINE APPEARANCE. A PRESENTABLE AND AFFORDABLE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 4-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT.

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.

With 1970 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $85,000.00

E. 5,000-7,500
7,500
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