Sale 1025 — 2012 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 26 June, 2012

Category — Pan-American Issue and Inverts

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
210°
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Sale 1025, Lot 210, Pan-American Issue and Inverts2c 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