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Sale 1162 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 25-26 July, 2017

Category — U.S. Possessions - Canal Zone

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
840
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 840, U.S. Possessions - Canal Zone1904, 2c Rose (1 var), 1904, 2c Rose (1 var)1904, 2c Rose (1 var). Block of four, Positions 64-65/74-75, variety with both "Panama" at right reading downwards on each stamp, bright color, attractive centering, Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as block with no premium for the varieties

3,000
950
841
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 841, U.S. Possessions - Canal Zone1904, 2c Rose, "L" of "Canal" Sideways (10b), 1904, 2c Rose, "L" of "Canal" Sideways (10b)1904, 2c Rose, "L" of "Canal" Sideways (10b). Position 68, h.r., intense color in an especially deep shade, well-centered

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1904 2-CENT "CANAL ZONE" OVERPRINT WITH THE "L" OF "CANAL" SIDEWAYS. ONE OF THE MOST UNUSUAL OF ALL CANAL ZONE ERRORS.

According to Canal Zone Stamps, this is the only example of a Canal Zone overprint where a letter is turned sideways. The authorities noticed the error, and went to the trouble of removing and destroying the one stamp from each pane. 920 were destroyed -- 17 unused and four used are recorded. This is the second we have offered since keeping computerized records.

2,250
2,000
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842
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 842, U.S. Possessions - Canal Zone1905, 2c Rose, "Panama" Ovpt. Inverted, Bar at Bottom (11b), 1905, 2c Rose, "Panama" Ovpt. Inverted, Bar at Bottom (11b)1905, 2c Rose, "Panama" Ovpt. Inverted, Bar at Bottom (11b). Vertical pair, top stamp lightly hinged, bottom stamp Mint N.H., bright color, Fine, only 200 printed, Scott Retail as two hinged singles

1,200
200
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843
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 843, U.S. Possessions - Canal Zone1904, 5c Blue, "Canal Zone" Double Ovpt., 5th Printing (12c, CZSG 12c.Fa), 1904, 5c Blue, "Canal Zone" Double Ovpt., 5th Printing (12c, CZSG 12c.Fa)1904, 5c Blue, "Canal Zone" Double Ovpt., 5th Printing (12c, CZSG 12c.Fa). Second overprint a little lighter as is always the case on the 5th Printing Double Overprint, also shows One "Panama" (CZSG 12.24) due to horizontal shift, lightly cancelled by part of circular datestamp and bars, Fine, a rare combination of varieties

800
475
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844
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 844, U.S. Possessions - Canal Zone1909, 2c Vermilion & Black, Ovpt. Reading Up, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (32a), 1909, 2c Vermilion & Black, Ovpt. Reading Up, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (32a)1909, 2c Vermilion & Black, Ovpt. Reading Up, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (32a). Large part original gum, intense color, especially wide margin at top, Very Fine, only 20 pairs were produced

1,000
950
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845
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 845, U.S. Possessions - Canal Zone1909, 2c Vermilion & Black, Ovpt. Reading Up, Booklet Pane of Six, Handmade, Perf Margins (32c), 1909, 2c Vermilion & Black, Ovpt. Reading Up, Booklet Pane of Six, Handmade, Perf Margins (32c)1909, 2c Vermilion & Black, Ovpt. Reading Up, Booklet Pane of Six, Handmade, Perf Margins (32c). Unexploded booklet of four panes, with booklet cover of the 1c value (CZSG 32c.6), the panes have some gum disturbance, but are not stuck to the interleaving (as is the case on all other examples we have seen)

VERY FINE. A RARE BOOKLET CONTAINING 2-CENT STAMPS BUT WITH A COVER DENOTING ONE-CENT STAMPS. ONLY SIX SUCH BOOKLETS WITH THE WRONG COVER ARE RECORDED.

Apparently a small number of the 1c booklet covers were printed in the salmon color intended for the 2c (instead of the usual lemon color). The postal employees preparing booklet identified the covers only by the color, and a few of these 1c error covers were filled with 2c stamps.

E. 1,500-2,000
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846
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 846, U.S. Possessions - Canal Zone1913, 1c Green & Black, Vertical Pair, One Without Ovpt. (38a), 1913, 1c Green & Black, Vertical Pair, One Without Ovpt. (38a)1913, 1c Green & Black, Vertical Pair, One Without Ovpt. (38a). Selvage at top, h.r., including one reinforcing perfs between top stamp and selvage, same centering as all other examples, Fine, a rarely offered error, as only ten were produced (one pane had overprint shifted down)

1,750
900
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847
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 847, U.S. Possessions - Canal Zone1912, 2c Vermilion & Black, Horizontal Pair, Left Stamp Without Ovpt. (39b), 1912, 2c Vermilion & Black, Horizontal Pair, Left Stamp Without Ovpt. (39b)1912, 2c Vermilion & Black, Horizontal Pair, Left Stamp Without Ovpt. (39b). Block of 20 comprising the bottom two rows of the sheet with selvage on all three sides, left two stamps missing the overprint, right selvage with part of "Canal" overprint, tropicalized original gum, rich color, fgew natural gum creases do not affect either error

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL PLATE POSITION MULTIPLE CONTAINING TWO OF THE TEN POSSIBLE ERROR STAMPS.

Only one sheet exists with the printing shifted to the right, creating ten stamps with the overprint omitted in the lefthand column of the sheet. The multiple offered here is especially desirable because it shows part of the shifted overprint in the selvage at right.

Ex Justi and Helme. Scott Retail as two singles without overprint

3,500
900
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848
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 848, U.S. Possessions - Canal Zone1912, 2c Vermilion & Black, Ovpt. Reading Down, Inverted Center (39e), 1912, 2c Vermilion & Black, Ovpt. Reading Down, Inverted Center (39e)1912, 2c Vermilion & Black, Ovpt. Reading Down, Inverted Center (39e). Horizontal pair and single, left stamp in pair Mint N.H. and few shortish perfs, single h.r., Very Good-Fine, it is surmised that 400 were printed including at least 168 of which were used for booklets

1,950
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849
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 849, U.S. Possessions - Canal Zone1912, 2c Vermilion & Black, Ovpt. Reading Down, Inverted Center (39e), 1912, 2c Vermilion & Black, Ovpt. Reading Down, Inverted Center (39e)1912, 2c Vermilion & Black, Ovpt. Reading Down, Inverted Center (39e). Barely hinged, crisp impressions, Very Fine, it is believed 400 were printed including at least 168 of which were used for booklets

650
250
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850
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 850, U.S. Possessions - Canal Zone1918, 2c Vermilion & Black, Horizontal Pair, Right Stamp Without Ovpt. (53b), 1918, 2c Vermilion & Black, Horizontal Pair, Right Stamp Without Ovpt. (53b)1918, 2c Vermilion & Black, Horizontal Pair, Right Stamp Without Ovpt. (53b). Tropicalized original gum, h.r., with bottom selvage, bright color

FINE-VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING QUALITY SHEET-MARGIN PAIR OF THE 1918 2-CENT MISSING OVERPRINT ERROR.

This error was caused when one sheet was misfed into the printing press, and the right vertical row of ten did not receive the overprint. Two additional copies are known caused by a foldover.

With 2015 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,300
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851
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 851, U.S. Possessions - Canal Zone1921, 1c Light Green & Black, Horizontal Pair, Right Stamp Without Ovpt. (55b), 1921, 1c Light Green & Black, Horizontal Pair, Right Stamp Without Ovpt. (55b)1921, 1c Light Green & Black, Horizontal Pair, Right Stamp Without Ovpt. (55b). Selvage at right, lightly hinged, rich color, Fine, only one sheet containing ten error pairs was discovered, with 2015 P.F. certificate

1,750
800
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852
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 852, U.S. Possessions - Canal Zone1921, 1c Light Green & Black, "Canal" Double (55f), 1921, 1c Light Green & Black, "Canal" Double (55f)1921, 1c Light Green & Black, "Canal" Double (55f). Top right corner selvage at right with "Zone" in right and part of plate number at top, slightly disturbed original gum, rich color

FINE CENTERING AS ALWAYS. THE UNIQUE CORNER-MARGIN PLATE NUMBER COPY OF THE DOUBLE "CANAL" ERROR.

The Double "Canal" error was created when a second overprint was made along the righthand vertical row. The "Canal" portion of the second overprint is on the stamp, while the "Zone" portion is on the selvage. This is especially desirable with the selvage showing the "Zone" and it is unique with the light green and black plate numbers at top.

With 2015 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,100
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853
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 853, U.S. Possessions - Canal Zone1920, 2c Orange Vermilion & Black, Double Ovpt., One Reading Down (56b), 1920, 2c Orange Vermilion & Black, Double Ovpt., One Reading Down (56b)1920, 2c Orange Vermilion & Black, Double Ovpt., One Reading Down (56b). Deep color, small thin, Fine appearance, only 100 were printed

650
425
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854
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 854, U.S. Possessions - Canal Zone1920, 2c Orange Vermilion & Black, Horizontal Pair, Right Stamp Without Ovpt. (56c), 1920, 2c Orange Vermilion & Black, Horizontal Pair, Right Stamp Without Ovpt. (56c)1920, 2c Orange Vermilion & Black, Horizontal Pair, Right Stamp Without Ovpt. (56c). Selvage at right, few hinge marks between stamps but not offensively so, intense color, Fine and rare, only eleven were printed -- ten from one sheet, including this, and another resulting from a foldover, with 2015 P.F. certificate

1,500
550
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855
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 855, U.S. Possessions - Canal Zone1920, 2c Orange Vermilion & Black, "Zone" Double (56f), 1920, 2c Orange Vermilion & Black, "Zone" Double (56f)1920, 2c Orange Vermilion & Black, "Zone" Double (56f). Left stamp in horizontal pair with normal, second "Zone" and "Canal" printed at left, selvage at left, lightly hinged, fresh and Fine, only 30 were printed, with 2015 P.F. certificate

900
200
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856
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 856, U.S. Possessions - Canal Zone1920, 2c Orange Vermilion & Black, "Canal" Double (56h), 1920, 2c Orange Vermilion & Black, "Canal" Double (56h)1920, 2c Orange Vermilion & Black, "Canal" Double (56h). Top right corner selvage single, lightly hinged with small hinge sliver, nice separation of overprints leaves both clearly visible, Fine, only 20 were printed, with 1969 A.P.S. certificate

800
350
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857
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 857, U.S. Possessions - Canal Zone1921, 5c Deep Blue & Black, Horizontal Pair, Right Stamp Without Ovpt. (57a), 1921, 5c Deep Blue & Black, Horizontal Pair, Right Stamp Without Ovpt. (57a)1921, 5c Deep Blue & Black, Horizontal Pair, Right Stamp Without Ovpt. (57a). Selvage at right, tropicalized original gum, deep color, some hinge reinforcing

VERY FINE AND CHOICE PAIR WITH THE RIGHT STAMP MISSING OVERPRINT.

Only ten pairs from the same sheet have the overprint missing from the right stamp. Accompanied by a piece of lefthand selvage from the sheet, where the shifted "Canal Zone" was applied.

with 1971 A.P.S. certificate

2,250
1,400
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858
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 858, U.S. Possessions - Canal Zone1924-25, -1/2c-$1.00 Definitives (70-81), 1924-25, -1/2c-$1.00 Definitives (70-81)1924-25, -1/2c-$1.00 Definitives (70-81). Blocks of four, original gum, bright colors, well-centered overall, few values with slightly glazed gum, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

2,015
275
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859
c
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 859, U.S. Possessions - Canal Zone1925-28, 2c-$1.00 Ty. B Ovpts. (84-95), 1925-28, 2c-$1.00 Ty. B Ovpts. (84-95)1925-28, 2c-$1.00 Ty. B Ovpts. (84-95). Cancelled or tied by handstamps, used with few additional stamps and with 2c and 5c Panama Lindbergh labels, blue "Ancon Registered, Feb. 8, 1929" backstamp on legal-size 2c entire to Harrisburg Pa., blue "Air Mail First Flight Canal Zone-U.S.A." cachet, various transit backstamps, some edge tears and few stamps with small faults, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine and colorful, the $1.00 alone on cover catalogues $1,000.00

E. 400-500
800
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860
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 860, U.S. Possessions - Canal Zone1926, 5c Dark Blue, "Canal" Inverted (86b), 1926, 5c Dark Blue, "Canal" Inverted (86b)1926, 5c Dark Blue, "Canal" Inverted (86b). Horizontal pair with natural s.e. at top as always, left stamp the error (Position 7 in the sheet), deep color, reinforced perfs causing light gum soak, otherwise Fine, approximately 30 are known

950
325
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