Sale 1247 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 14-15 December, 2021

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Category — Canal Zone

Lot
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Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
781
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Sale 1247, Lot 781, Canal ZoneCANAL ZONE, 1962, 4c Thatcher Ferry Bridge, Silver (Bridge) Omitted (157a). Position 34, Mint N.H., beautifully balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE 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.

Many copies of this error have been hinged over the years. A Power Search review found that approximately half the examples we have offered since 1993 retain their Mint N.H. gum, including this choice example. Accompanied by normal plate block for comparison.

Bid on this lot

8,000
Future Sale