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Sale 1221 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 27-28 May, 2020

Category — U.S. Possessions

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1821
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1821, U.S. PossessionsCANAL ZONE, 1904, 1c Green, Inverted Ovpt. (9c, CZSG 9c), CANAL ZONE, 1904, 1c Green, Inverted Ovpt. (9c, CZSG 9c)CANAL ZONE, 1904, 1c Green, Inverted Ovpt. (9c, CZSG 9c). Neat cancel, deep rich color, small tear at left

FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY SIX EXAMPLES OF THIS CANAL ZONE RARITY ARE RECORDED.

The authors of Canal Zone Stamps record only six copies. They state that one is possibly unused (it may have a light cancel) and all others are confirmed as used. We have offered only one other, in 2009.

With 1963 P.F. certificate

6,000
3,000
1822
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1822, U.S. PossessionsCANAL ZONE, 1904, 1c Green, Double Ovpt. (9d, CZSG 9d), CANAL ZONE, 1904, 1c Green, Double Ovpt. (9d, CZSG 9d)CANAL ZONE, 1904, 1c Green, Double Ovpt. (9d, CZSG 9d). Large part original gum, deep rich color, clear doubling of the overprint, indentations on gum not mentioned on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE ONE-CENT 1904 MAP ISSUE WITH DOUBLE OVERPRINT.

According to Canal Zone Stamps, ten unused and eight used copies are recorded. Most of the unused copies have defects, including marks on the face, creases or other serious faults. The example offered here is in far better condition than most.

Ex Conger. With 1969 P.F. certificate

2,750
2,000
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1823
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1823, U.S. PossessionsCANAL ZONE, 1907, 1c Green & Black, Imperforate Horizontally (22c, CZSG 22c), CANAL ZONE, 1907, 1c Green & Black, Imperforate Horizontally (22c, CZSG 22c)CANAL ZONE, 1907, 1c Green & Black, Imperforate Horizontally (22c, CZSG 22c). Vertical strip of three with horizontal perforations at bottom only, slightly disturbed original gum, deep rich colors, wide margins, rounded corner at bottom left not affecting error pair

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY ERROR. ONLY 20 PAIRS WERE ISSUED, AND MOST HAVE BEEN LOST TO PHILATELY.

According to Canal Zone Stamps, the top five rows of one pane were missing the horizontal perforations. Evidently most of the errors were used, as only three unused pairs and two strips of three (both with perforations at bottom) are known.

Ex Conger, Plass and Drucker. With 1969 A.P.S. certificate. Scott Retail as a pair.

2,250
3,000
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1824
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1824, U.S. PossessionsCANAL ZONE, 1918, 2c Vermilion & Black, Horizontal Pair, Right Stamp Without Ovpt. (53b), CANAL ZONE, 1918, 2c Vermilion & Black, Horizontal Pair, Right Stamp Without Ovpt. (53b)CANAL ZONE, 1918, 2c Vermilion & Black, Horizontal Pair, Right Stamp Without Ovpt. (53b). Selvage at right, right stamp missing overprint, slightly disturbed original gum, brilliant color, choice centering, Extremely Fine, the error was caused when one sheet was misfed into the printing press, and the right vertical row did not receive the overprint; two additional copies are known caused by a foldover.

2,000
1,400
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1825
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1825, U.S. PossessionsCANAL ZONE, 1918, 2c Vermilion & Black, Horizontal Pair, Right Stamp Without Ovpt. (53b), CANAL ZONE, 1918, 2c Vermilion & Black, Horizontal Pair, Right Stamp Without Ovpt. (53b)CANAL ZONE, 1918, 2c Vermilion & Black, Horizontal Pair, Right Stamp Without Ovpt. (53b). Selvage at right, right stamp missing overprint, slightly disturbed original gum, slight color oxidation, Fine, 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

2,000
700
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1826
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1826, U.S. PossessionsCANAL ZONE, 1920, 2c Orange Vermilion & Black, Double Ovpt. (56a), CANAL ZONE, 1920, 2c Orange Vermilion & Black, Double Ovpt. (56a)CANAL ZONE, 1920, 2c Orange Vermilion & Black, Double Ovpt. (56a). With right selvage, showing clear second overprint, rich color, Fine, with copy of 2000 P.F. certificate for pair

500
250
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1827
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1827, U.S. PossessionsCANAL ZONE, 1924, 5c-1b Coat of Arms, Unissued Set (68 var-69 var; CZSG 69.A-69.G), CANAL ZONE, 1924, 5c-1b Coat of Arms, Unissued Set (68 var-69 var; CZSG 69.A-69.G)CANAL ZONE, 1924, 5c-1b Coat of Arms, Unissued Set (68 var-69 var; CZSG 69.A-69.G). Seven stamps representing the complete set of the unissued Coat of Arms values above the 2c, slightly tropicalized original gum, rich colors, Very Fine, these were prepared but never issued as the use of overprinted U.S. stamps began in April 1925, 600 sets were sent to the Director General of Posts of Panama, ostensibly for transmission to the UPU in Switzerland, a small number of sets ended up in the hands of dealers, the balance of the supply was destroyed in 1937

2,450
1,100
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1828
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1828, U.S. PossessionsCANAL ZONE, 1924, 5c-1b Coat of Arms, Unissued Set (68 var-69 var, CZSG 69.A-69.G), CANAL ZONE, 1924, 5c-1b Coat of Arms, Unissued Set (68 var-69 var, CZSG 69.A-69.G)CANAL ZONE, 1924, 5c-1b Coat of Arms, Unissued Set (68 var-69 var, CZSG 69.A-69.G). Seven stamps representing the complete set of the unissued Coat of Arms values above the 2c, 50c with dropped "E" variety, tropicalized original gum, rich colors, these were prepared but never issued as the use of overprinted U.S. stamps began in April 1925, 600 sets were sent to the Director General of Posts of Panama, ostensibly for transmission to the UPU in Switzerland, a small number of sets ended up in the hands of dealers, the balance of the supply was destroyed in 1937

2,450
1,000
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1829
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1829, U.S. PossessionsGUAM, 1899, 1c-$1.00 1899 Issue, 10c Blue, Special Delivery (1-8, 10-12, E1), GUAM, 1899, 1c-$1.00 1899 Issue, 10c Blue, Special Delivery (1-8, 10-12, E1)GUAM, 1899, 1c-$1.00 1899 Issue, 10c Blue, Special Delivery (1-8, 10-12, E1). Complete set less the two rarities, also extra 1c and 5c and 5c selvage block of four, plus Special Delivery, original gum with disturbance or h.r., a few small flaws, high values signed Champion, Fine-Very Fine appearance

1,822
550
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1830
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1830, U.S. PossessionsGUAM, 1899, 50c Orange (11), GUAM, 1899, 50c Orange (11)GUAM, 1899, 50c Orange (11). Original gum, left part arrow selvage, brilliant color, Very Fine

350
1,000
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1831
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1831, U.S. PossessionsPHILIPPINES, 1901, $1.00 Black, Ty. II (223A), PHILIPPINES, 1901, $1.00 Black, Ty. II (223A)PHILIPPINES, 1901, $1.00 Black, Ty. II (223A). Original gum, premium centering which is much better than typically found, intense shade, Very Fine and choice

2,000
1,900
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1832
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1832, U.S. PossessionsPHILIPPINES, 1899-1901, 1c-$5.00 Ovpts. (213/225), PHILIPPINES, 1899-1901, 1c-$5.00 Ovpts. (213/225)PHILIPPINES, 1899-1901, 1c-$5.00 Ovpts. (213/225). Set less Nos. 217A, 222 and 223A, original gum, h.r., rich colors, 15c small thin spot, Fine-Very Fine or appears so

1,448
800
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1833
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1833, U.S. PossessionsPHILIPPINES, 1901, $2.00 Dark Blue (224), PHILIPPINES, 1901, $2.00 Dark Blue (224)PHILIPPINES, 1901, $2.00 Dark Blue (224). Block of four with horizontal guideline, lightly hinged, deep shade and sharp impression, choice centering, Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate which incorrectly states this is Scott No. 238

1,600
1,300
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1834
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1834, U.S. PossessionsPHILIPPINES, 1926, 2c-10p Air Post Overprints (C1-C6, C9-C15, C17), PHILIPPINES, 1926, 2c-10p Air Post Overprints (C1-C6, C9-C15, C17)PHILIPPINES, 1926, 2c-10p Air Post Overprints (C1-C6, C9-C15, C17). Complete set except for the two rare 16c Sampson and the 26c Perf 12, mostly h.r., 10p slightly tropicalized original gum, Fine set, 10p with 1951 P.F. certificate, four high values with 1963 Diena certificates

3,255
1,000
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1835
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1835, U.S. PossessionsU.S. Possessions Balance, U.S. Possessions BalanceU.S. Possessions Balance. Mostly unused original gum group including a range of nine early Philippines with No. 224, several Guam including couple used such as M4 on piece, 8c Puerto Rico, a couple others, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail in excess of $1,500.00

E. 400-500
600
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