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Price History for Scott 295a in OG 90 Grade

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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2016-10-06
The Hanover Collection of Superb-Quality U.S. Stamps-Part 2
1508°
PSE 98
og
Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1508, Pan-American Issue Inverts (Scott 294a-296a)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a), 2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a). Original gum, small hinge mark, bright frame color and sharp vignette impression, superb centering with extraordinarily wide margins all around, long fully-formed perforations, tiny “f ” handstamp on back corner

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE FINEST RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT WITH ORIGINAL GUM AND THE ONLY COPY CERTIFIED SUPERB 98 BY PROFESSIONAL STAMP EXPERTS.

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.

Of the single stamps with Extremely Fine centering (a minimum grade of 85), we counted 13 sound and 9 with faults. There is no other stamp in the Levi records that we think would achieve a grade of Superb 98 or better. Therefore, it is our contention, backed by the P.S.E. Population Report, that the stamp offered here is the finest original-gum example of the 2c Pan-American Invert extant.

Ex "Beverly Hills". With 2013 P.F. certificate as “Genuine, previously hinged” with a grade of Superb 98. With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (1201453), which states “genuine unused, o.g., previously hinged” with a grade of Superb 98, Mint OGph.

The grade of Superb 98 is the highest for Scott 295a in the P.S.E. Population Report, and this is the only stamp to receive it. The next highest grade awarded to Scott 295a in any category is Extremely Fine 90 (three stamps, all OGph).

SMQ value $220,000.00

Click here for an introduction to the 1901 Pan-American Issue: http://siegelauctions.com/2013/1052/1901_Intro.pdf

55,000
170,000
2013-10-09
The Beverly Hills Collection of United States Inverts
PSE 98
og
Sale Number 1052, Lot Number 4, 1901 Pan-American Issue Inverts2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a), 2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a). Original gum, small hinge mark, bright frame color and sharp vignette impression, superb centering with extraordinarily wide margins all around, long fully-formed perforations, tiny “f ” handstamp on back corner

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE FINEST RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT WITH ORIGINAL GUM AND THE ONLY COPY CERTIFIED SUPERB 98 BY PROFESSIONAL STAMP EXPERTS.

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.

Of the single stamps with Extremely Fine centering (a minimum grade of 85), we counted 13 sound and 9 with faults. There is no other stamp in the Levi records that we think would achieve a grade of Superb 98 or better. Therefore, it is our contention, backed by the PSE Population Report, that the stamp offered here is the finest original-gum example of the 2c Pan-American Invert extant.

With 2013 Philatelic Foundation certificate as “Genuine, previously hinged” with a grade of Superb 98. With 2013 Professional Stamp Experts certificate (1201453), which states “genuine unused, o.g., previously hinged” with a grade of Superb 98, Mint OGph.

The grade of Superb 98 is the highest for Scott 295a in the PSE Population Report, and this is the only stamp to receive it. The next highest grade awarded to Scott 295a in any category is Extremely Fine 90 (three stamps, all OGph).

Unpriced in Superb 98 grade in either the 2013 Scott U.S. Specialized Catalogue or Stamp Market Quarterly. The Scott Catalogue Graded and SMQ values for XF 90 are $120,000 and $130,000, respectively. This stamp is two full grade levels above 90.

Click here for an introduction to the 1901 Pan-American Issue: http://siegelauctions.com/2013/1052/1901_Intro.pdf

120,000
190,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2013-06-25
2013 Rarities of the World
340°
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1048, Lot Number 340, 1901 Pan-American Issue2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a), 2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a). Original gum, lightly hinged, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, bright colors and detailed impressions, fresh in every respect

EXTREMELY FINE. A SPECTACULAR ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT. THIS MARVELOUS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF 90 BY P.S.E.

The 2c is the rarest of the three Pan-American Inverts. It is surmised that approximately 200 were issued through the post office, with two distinct shades known. Our Levi records contain the intact block (4), reconstructed block (4), 64 unused singles and 6 used singles, for a total of 72 unused and 6 used. Many of the unused singles have disturbed gum or no gum, and/or are off center to top or top left. This Extremely Fine sound stamp with original gum is the second-highest graded example in the P.S.E. Population Report.

Ex Odeneal. With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $130,000.00). Only one has graded higher, at Superb 98, and two other examples share this grade. Scott footnote states "Almost all unused copies of No. 295a have partial or disturbed gum. Values are for examples with full original gum that is slightly disturbed."

55,000
75,000
2010-06-19
2010 Rarities of the World
175°
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 989, Lot Number 175, Trans-Mississippi, Pan-American Issues 2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a), 2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a). Original gum, very lightly hinged, beautifully centered with wide and balanced margins, bright colors and clear impressions of vignette and frame

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 2-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT. THIS MARVELOUS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF 90 BY P.S.E.

The 2c is the rarest of the three Pan-American Inverts. It is surmised that approximately 200 were issued through the post office, with two distinct shades known. Estimates of surviving examples range from an early count (1945) of 55 unused and 2-3 used to the 2009 Datz estimate of 75-85 unused, seven used and two blocks of four (one of which is rejoined). Our Levi records contain the intact block offered in the Whitman sale (4), a reconstructed block offered in our Zoellner sale (4), 64 unused singles and 6 used singles, for a total of 72 unused and 6 used. Many of the unused singles have disturbed gum or no gum, and/or are off center to top or top left.

With 1968, 1982 and 1995 P.F. certificates. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $144,000.00). Only two others have been awarded this grade -- at least one of them (ex Whitman) has a hinge remnant. The Scott Catalogue value is for a stamp with slightly disturbed gum.

55,000
105,000
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2009-04-14
The Alan B. Whitman Collection, Part Two: 1870-1901 Issues
365
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 968A, Lot Number 365, 1901 Pan-American Issue Invert Singles (Scott 294a, 295a, 296)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a), 2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a). Original gum, h.r., superbly centered with wide balanced margins, bright colors and clear impressions of vignette and frame

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 2-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT. THIS MARVELOUS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF 90 BY P.S.E.

The 2c is the rarest of the three Pan-American Inverts. It is surmised that approximately 200 were issued through the post office, with two distinct shades known. Estimates of surviving examples range from an early count (1945) of 55 unused and 2-3 used to the 1998 Datz estimate of 150 unused, 3-5 used and a block of four intact. Our Levi records contain the intact block offered in this sale (4), a reconstructed block offered in our Zoellner sale (4), 64 unused singles and 6 used singles, for a total of 72 unused and 6 used. Many of the unused singles have disturbed gum or no gum, and/or are off center to top or top left.

With 1976 and 1993 P.F. certificates and 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90). The Scott Catalogue value is for a stamp with slightly disturbed gum.

55,000
90,000
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2007-10-03
The John F. Odeneal Collection of Superb Mint U.S. Stamps
1206
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1206, Pan-American Issue2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a), 2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a). Original gum, lightly hinged, superbly centered with wide balanced margins, bright colors and clear impressions of vignette and frame

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 2-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT. THIS MARVELOUS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF 90 BY P.S.E.

The 2c is the rarest of the three Pan-American Inverts. It is surmised that approximately 200 were issued through the post office, with two distinct shades known. Estimates of surviving examples range from an early count (1945) of 55 unused and 2-3 used to the 1998 Datz estimate of 150 unused, 3-5 used and a block of four intact. Our Levi records contain the intact block (4), reconstructed block (4), 64 unused singles and 6 used singles, for a total of 72 unused and 6 used. Many of the unused singles have disturbed gum or no gum, and/or are off center to top or top left. This Extremely Fine sound stamp with original gum is among the finest known examples.

With 1950, 1976 and 1990 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90). Only one has graded higher to date, and the SMQ value of $68,300.00 is out of date due to the lack of transactions for this grade. Scott footnote states "Almost all unused copies of No. 295a have partial or disturbed gum. Values are for examples with full original gum that is slightly disturbed."

45,000
115,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
70
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
210°
PSE 70
og
Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 210, Pan-American Issue and Inverts2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a), 2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, incredibly bright and fresh color

A FINE AND REMARKABLY FRESH LIGHTLY-HINGED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT. MUCH BETTER COLOR THAN USUAL.

The 2c is the rarest of the three Pan-American Inverts. It is surmised that approximately 200 were issued through the post office, with two distinct shades known. Our Levi records contain the intact block (4), reconstructed block (4), 64 unused singles and 6 used singles, for a total of 72 unused and 6 used. Many of the unused singles have disturbed gum or no gum, and/or are off center to top or top left.

1968 and 1997 P.F. certificates no longer accompany. With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (F 70; SMQ $40,200.00). Scott footnote states "Almost all unused copies of No. 295a have partial or disturbed gum. Values are for examples with full original gum that is slightly disturbed." The stamp offered here has fresh lightly-hinged gum.

55,000
20,000
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
40
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2016-09-14
The Alan Collection of United States Stamps
248
PSE 40
og
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 248, 1901 Pan-American Issue, including Inverts (Scott 294-299)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a), 2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a). Original gum, attractive centering and margins, small gum covered thin spot at top center and tiny repair below "U" of "United"

VERY FINE APPEARING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT.

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.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, G-VG 40)

55,000
17,500
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