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Sale 1199 — Gem-Quality United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 1-2 May, 2019

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1401
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1401, 1901 Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)2c-4c Pan-American (295-296), 2c-4c Pan-American (295-296)2c-4c Pan-American (295-296). Both with outstanding margins and centering, bright colors, neat machine cancels, Extremely Fine Gems, with 2007 and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; total SMQ $600.00)

19
350
1402
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1402, 1901 Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)2c Pan-American (295), 2c Pan-American (295)2c Pan-American (295). Mint N.H. with full bottom plate no. 1092 selvage, deep rich color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,300.00), only five have graded higher (all at 98J)

37
550
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1403
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1403, 1901 Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)2c Pan-American (295), 2c Pan-American (295)2c Pan-American (295). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and precise centering, bright colors, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $700.00)

37
425
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1404°
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1404, 1901 Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)4c Pan-American (296), 4c Pan-American (296)4c Pan-American (296). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with balanced Jumbo margins, deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, bright and fresh

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS 4-CENT PAN-AMERICAN STANDS ALONE AS THE ONLY STAMP OF THE ENTIRE SET TO ACHIEVE THE ULTIMATE GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING STAMP THAT HAS NO EQUALS.

The Pan-American Issue is notoriously difficult to find with anything even approaching the term "wide margins". Most high-grade copies have margins which measure equally, but are not what one would consider wide when compared to other contemporary issues. The stamp offered here, with mathematically perfect centering and Jumbo margins, is the most dramatic exception to that rule we have encountered among Pan-American stamps. There are no other Pan-American Issue stamps listed in the P.S.E. Population Report in the Gem 100 Jumbo grade in any category (Mint N.H., hinged or used). For Mint N.H. Gem 100, only one of the far more common 1c (which was issued in quantities 15-times that of the 4c), one 5c (also issued in higher quantities than the 4c) and one other 4c are listed. The highest grade for the 2c, with a print run of more than 209 million (36-times that of the 4c) is 98J.

With 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $22,500.00 for 100). This is the highest grade awarded to any Pan-American stamp and it is shared by no others

170
28,000
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1405
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1405, 1901 Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)5c Pan-American (297), 5c Pan-American (297)5c Pan-American (297). Mint N.H. with bottom plate no. 1141 and part arrow selvage, intense shade and impression, perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT PAN-AMERICAN ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER.

With 2004 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $4,250.00). Only one has graded higher (at 100) and only nine others share this high grade.

180
3,500
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1406
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1406, 1901 Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)10c Pan-American (299), 10c Pan-American (299)10c Pan-American (299). Outstanding centering and margins, rich colors, corner strike of circular datestamp cancel leaves the steamship vignette fully visible, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $500.00), only one used 10c Pan-American grades higher -- the 98J we offered in our Sale 1172 in 2017 -- though it has a much heavier cancel, this example with precise centering and an unobtrusive cancel is very desirable

30
550
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