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Sale 1192 — United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 14-16 November, 2018

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
381
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 381, 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). Single h.r., deep rich colors, detailed impressions, choice centering for this difficult issue

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT. OFFERED TO THE MARKET FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADES.

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. Most examples are off-center and/or have disturbed gum. The example offered here, which was kept in a safe deposit box for more than 70 years (sharing space with the Inverted Jenny Position 49), is exceedingly fresh.

With 2018 P.F. certificate

12,500
6,000
382
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 382, 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). Disturbed original gum, deep rich colors, choice centering

VERY FINE 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. Most examples are off-center and/or have disturbed gum. The example offered here has better centering than most.

With 2002 P.S.E. and 2008 P.F. certificates

12,500
7,500
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383
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 383, 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, several hinged marks called "previously hinged" on accompanying certificate, rich colors

FRESH AND FINE. A 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. Most examples are off-center and/or have disturbed gum.

With 1989 P.F. certificate

12,500
4,000
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384
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 384, 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). Part disturbed original gum uncharitably called "small part" on accompanying certificate, attractive margins and centering, rich colors, small sealed tear at lower left, certificate also mentions slight gum soaked perfs at bottom right

FINE APPEARING 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. Most examples are off-center and/or have disturbed gum.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate

12,500
3,375
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385
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 385, 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). Unused (regummed), rich color, reperfed at top

FINE APPEARING UNUSED 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 1980 A.P.S. certificate. Scott Retail as original gum

12,500
4,000
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386
 
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 386, 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). Horizontal stitch watermark at bottom, deep rich colors, choice centering for this difficult issue, light wavy-line machine cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT. ONLY SEVEN ARE CONFIRMED AS SOUND. 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 https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/294af , records 54 used examples (two on piece and a pair) plus three on cover, for a total of 57 copies. The unique used pair has a cancel similar to the one on the stamp offered here. Only seven singles are confirmed as sound. The example offered here, which was kept in a safe deposit box for more than 70 years (sharing space with the Inverted Jenny Position 49), is exceedingly fresh.

Census No. 294a-CAN-55. With 2018 P.F. certificate. Offered to the market for the first time in decades.

25,000
8,500
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387
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 387, 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 with an area of disturbance at center from hinge removal, phenomenally bright fresh color, as fresh as the day it was printed, choice centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT. OFFERED TO THE MARKET FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADES.

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. The example offered here, which was kept in a safe deposit box for more than 70 years (sharing space with the Inverted Jenny Position 49), is exceedingly fresh.

With 2018 P.F. certificate

50,000
42,500
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388
og
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 388, 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). Original gum which is free from any disturbance, rich colors, pulled perf at top, short perf and small sealed tear at bottom

FINE CENTERING. A FRESH ORIGINAL-GUM 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. The example offered here, which was kept in a safe deposit box for more than 70 years (sharing space with the Inverted Jenny Position 49), is exceedingly fresh.

With 2018 P.F. certificate.

85,000
8,500
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