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Sale 1224 — 2020 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 30 June-1 July, 2020

Category — Canal Zone, Cuba, Guam, Philippines

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
306
ogbl
Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 306, Canal Zone, Cuba, Guam, PhilippinesCANAL ZONE, 1904, 8c on 50c Bister Brown (15), CANAL ZONE, 1904, 8c on 50c Bister Brown (15)CANAL ZONE, 1904, 8c on 50c Bister Brown (15). Positions 54-55/64-65, block of four, top stamps "PANAMA" 15mm long, top left stamp broken "E" of "ZONE", bottom right stamp dropped second "A" of last "PANAMA", tropicalized original gum as do all, small h.r., deep rich colors

VERY FINE. A RARE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1904 8-CENT ON 50-CENT BISTER BROWN CANAL ZONE ISSUE, SCOTT 15. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE TOP STAMPS SHOWING THE "PANAMA" OVERPRINT 15MM LONG.

Only five panes of 100 are believed to have been issued, of which only 50 copies have with the "PANAMA" 15mm long. This is the first block we have offered since keeping computerized records. By way of comparison, the Plass collection contained three blocks of Scott 15, but none had a combination such as that offered here.

Scott Catalogue notes "On No. 15 with original gum, the gum is almost always disturbed. Unused stamps are valued thus." Scott value as block of four with no premium for the two longer "PANAMA" overprints.

9,000
5,000
307
nh
Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 307, Canal Zone, Cuba, Guam, PhilippinesCANAL ZONE, 1962, 4c Thatcher Ferry Bridge, Silver (Bridge) Omitted (157a), CANAL ZONE, 1962, 4c Thatcher Ferry Bridge, Silver (Bridge) Omitted (157a)CANAL ZONE, 1962, 4c Thatcher Ferry Bridge, Silver (Bridge) Omitted (157a). Position 18, Mint N.H., gorgeous centering, bright and fresh

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE THATCHER FERRY BRIDGE ERROR. ONLY ONE PANE OF 50 WAS EVER ISSUED.

According to Canal Zone Stamps, one sheet, consisting of four panes of 50, was printed. Three panes were caught by postal authorities, while the fourth pane of 50 was sent to H. E. Harris & Co. as part of a larger order from the Canal Zone Philatelic Agency. At the same time this error was printed, the U.S. had issued the Dag Hammarskjold error in huge quantities. The Canal Zone authorities made plans to do the same, but were successfully sued by H. E. Harris, and the larger printing never took place. Two of the three other panes were laminated and presented to the National Postal Museum. The third was destroyed. The one pane available was broken up in 1969.

With 1992 P.F. certificate

8,000
5,750
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308
nhbl
Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 308, Canal Zone, Cuba, Guam, PhilippinesCANAL ZONE, 1962, 4c Thatcher Ferry Bridge, Silver (Bridge) Omitted (157a), CANAL ZONE, 1962, 4c Thatcher Ferry Bridge, Silver (Bridge) Omitted (157a)CANAL ZONE, 1962, 4c Thatcher Ferry Bridge, Silver (Bridge) Omitted (157a). Positions 1-2/6-7, Mint N.H. block of four with top left corner selvage, choice centering, radiant color

EXTREMELY FINE. THE UNIQUE TOP LEFT CORNER SELVAGE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE THATCHER FERRY BRIDGE ERROR. ONLY ONE PANE OF 50 WAS EVER ISSUED.

According to Canal Zone Stamps, one sheet, consisting of four panes of 50, was printed. Three panes were caught by postal authorities, while the fourth pane of 50 was sent to H. E. Harris & Co. as part of a larger order from the Canal Zone Philatelic Agency. At the same time this error was printed, the U.S. had issued the Dag Hammarskjold error in huge quantities. The Canal Zone authorities made plans to do the same, but were successfully sued by H. E. Harris, and the larger printing never took place. Two of the three other panes were laminated and presented to the National Postal Museum. The third was destroyed. The one pane available was broken up in 1969.

With 1993 P.F. certificate

32,000
23,000
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309
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Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 309, Canal Zone, Cuba, Guam, PhilippinesCUBA, 1900, 10c on 10c Brown, Ty. II (226A), CUBA, 1900, 10c on 10c Brown, Ty. II (226A)CUBA, 1900, 10c on 10c Brown, Ty. II (226A). Position 10 from the bottom left pane with natural straight edges at top and right, showing both guidelines, lightly hinged, radiant color

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE CUBA 10-CENT ON 10-CENT TYPE II SPECIAL PRINTING.

In March 1900 one pane of each denomination was prepared for the Paris and Pan-American Expositions. For the 10c the Type II design was used and it is only known as a Special Printing. Only two plate number and imprint positions were printed, from the bottom and left sides. The example offered here from an identifiable plate position is very desirable.

Signed in pencil. With 1954 P.F. certificate

6,000
1,800
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310
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Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 310, Canal Zone, Cuba, Guam, PhilippinesGUAM, 1899, 10c Brown, Ty. II (9), GUAM, 1899, 10c Brown, Ty. II (9)GUAM, 1899, 10c Brown, Ty. II (9). Original gum, h.r., crisp impression, Very Fine example of this scarce issue, large backstamp

2,750
1,400
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311
ogbl
Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 311, Canal Zone, Cuba, Guam, PhilippinesGUAM, 1899, 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1), GUAM, 1899, 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1)GUAM, 1899, 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1). Top imprint and plate no. 881 block of six with wide selvage, tropicalized original gum, rich color, fresh and Fine, a scarce plate block

4,000
850
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312
c
Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 312, Canal Zone, Cuba, Guam, PhilippinesPHILIPPINES, 1944, 16c Dark Blue, "Victory" Ovpt. (480), PHILIPPINES, 1944, 16c Dark Blue, "Victory" Ovpt. (480)PHILIPPINES, 1944, 16c Dark Blue, "Victory" Ovpt. (480). Block of four, tied (between perfs) by "Tacloban, Leyte P.I. Jan. 13 10AM" duplex and used with 20c Blue Violet, Special Delivery (E9) and 6c-20c Postage Dues (J17-J22), similarly tied, on locally addressed legal-size cover, minor cover wrinkling at top left not mentioned on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT COVER BEARING A BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 16-CENT DARK BLUE "VICTORY" OVERPRINT USED IN COMBINATION WITH SPECIAL DELIVERY AND POSTAGE DUE "VICTORY" OVERPRINTS. A TRULY SCARCE USAGE.

The Postage Due set lacks only the 4c to be complete. There are only two recorded covers with complete sets of the Postage Dues.

With 1965 P.F. certificate.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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313
ogbl
Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 313, Canal Zone, Cuba, Guam, PhilippinesPHILIPPINES, 1944, 20c Light Olive Green, Official, "Victory" Ovpt. (O43), PHILIPPINES, 1944, 20c Light Olive Green, Official, "Victory" Ovpt. (O43)PHILIPPINES, 1944, 20c Light Olive Green, Official, "Victory" Ovpt. (O43). Block of four, tropicalized original gum adhering to post office interleaving causing some gum soaks, straight edge at bottom

FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE PHILIPPINES OFFICIAL "VICTORY" OVERPRINT ISSUE WITH LARGE "O.B."

Only 71 copies were produced of Nos. O42 and O43. We have offered only one other block since keeping computerized records. With 1987 P.F. certificate. Scott value $7,000.00 as four singles

E. 3,000-4,000
2,100
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