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Sale 1180 — The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 11-12 April, 2018

Category — 1901 Pan-American Issue, Inverts (Scott 294a, 295a, 296a)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
296
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 296, 1901 Pan-American Issue, Inverts (Scott 294a, 295a, 296a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a), 1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a). Original gum, small h.r. sliver, deep rich colors and detailed impressions

VERY FINE 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 1992 P.F. certificate

12,500
5,250
297
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 297, 1901 Pan-American Issue, Inverts (Scott 294a, 295a, 296a)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a), 2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a). Original gum, small h.r., brilliant colors, small thin spot, internal flaw not mentioned on accompanying certificate

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

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.

With 1984 P.F. certificate

55,000
18,500
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298
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 298, 1901 Pan-American Issue, Inverts (Scott 294a, 295a, 296a)4c Pan-American, Center Inverted (296a), 4c Pan-American, Center Inverted (296a)4c Pan-American, Center Inverted (296a). Part original gum, crisp impressions, choice centering for this difficult issue, vertical thin along left edge, slight horizontal crease, small scuff above right “4”

VERY FINE CENTERING AND AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 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 2018 P.F. certificate

85,000
11,000
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299°
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 299, 1901 Pan-American Issue, Inverts (Scott 294a, 295a, 296a)4c Pan-American, Center Inverted (296a), 4c Pan-American, Center Inverted (296a)4c Pan-American, Center Inverted (296a). Block of four, original gum, tiny hinge slivers at top and bottom sensibly reinforcing a few trivial perf separations, each stamp with far superior centering than normally seen on either singles or blocks, top right stamp small thin spot

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION THE FINEST OF THE SIX RECORDED BLOCKS OF FOUR OF THE 4-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT, WHICH IS THE LARGEST SIZE MULTIPLE EXTANT.

Our records contain six blocks of four of the 4c Pan-American Invert. A seventh block that was offered in Part 17 of the Col. Edward H. R. Green auction series has since been divided into singles, two of which have been offered in our auctions. Most of the blocks have disturbed gum and minor flaws. The centering and freshness of the block offered here are unsurpassed.

Ex Wharton Sinkler, Siegel 1976 Rarities sale, 1980 Sotheby’s sale (where offered with blocks of the 1c and 2c) and 2000 Shreves sale where acquired by David Wingate. With 1980 and 2018 P.F. certificates

400,000
310,000
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