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Sale 1185 — 2018 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Wednesday, 27 June, 2018

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*A buyer’s premium of 18% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — Pan-American Issue, 20th Century Issues including Non-Inverted Jenny

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Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
75
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Sale Number 1185, Lot Number 75, Pan-American Issue, 20th Century Issues including Non-Inverted Jenny1c-10c Pan-American, Large Die Proofs on Wove (294P1 var-299P1 var), 1c-10c Pan-American, Large Die Proofs on Wove (294P1 var-299P1 var)1c-10c Pan-American, Large Die Proofs on Wove (294P1 var-299P1 var). Block sunk on approximately 203 x 152mm cards, pencil control numbers on back

VERY FINE. THE UNIQUE SET OF LARGE DIE PROOFS ON WOVE PAPER OF THE PAN-AMERICAN ISSUE, WHICH WERE PRESENTED TO PRESIDENT FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT.

According to an article by Clarence Brazer, three sets were printed. One set -- each off card and with a blue control number on the face side -- is the so-called "Southgate" set, which was sold in our Sale 1040 (realized $24,000 hammer). Brazer notes that the other two sets -- including issues up to the 1933 Century of Progress -- were trimmed to small die proof size (about -3/16-inch margins) and mounted on loose leaf pages. One of these two sets was arranged in four albums and given to Franklin D. Roosevelt (the source of this Pan-American set). The other is said to have been presented to a friend and has not become available to philatelists. The margins on the set offered here are larger than noted by Brazer, who may have been mistaken as to the margin size.

Ex President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Price. Each with purple "Ex Roosevelt, Gimbels" backstamp. Unlisted in Scott

E. 7,500-10,000
8,000
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