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Sale 673

Donald A. Kuske Specialized Collection of Canal Zone:
Stamps and Varieties, Postal History and Postal Stationery


Canal Zone
 
 
Lot Photo Description
Lot 1
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Lot 2

1904, 2c rose, "PANAMA" 15 mm long (Scott 1), top right corner margin block of 12 (4x3), with full selvedge except selvedge above position 2 with tear and rejoined, top row of four stamps shows the "PANAMA" 15 mm long variety, balance normal length, tropicalized o.g.; lower right stamp and selvedge with small thin and facial scuffs, block with some minor perforations separations, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $8,800.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,006.
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Lot 3

1904, 2c rose (Scott 1), horizontal strip of three, tied by bars cancel on cover to Colon with Jul 3 1904 La Boca postmark, stamp at the right is the "PANAMA" 15 mm long variety, plated on reverse of cover as positions 95-96-97; position 95 with corner off and all stamps with natural straight edge at bottom, cover with small opening tear at bottom left, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,300 as off cover stamps.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $590.
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Lot 4
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1904, 2c rose (Scott 1), Panama overprint shifted to the right, neat Cristobal town cancel; toned perf at left and trivial stain at bottom, Very Fine, with 1974 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $400.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $177.
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Lot 5

1904, 2c rose, "CANAL ZONE" inverted (Scott 1a), both PANAMAs reading down, traces of o.g., Fine, only one pane of 100 printed with this variety, with 1977 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $826.
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Lot 6

1904, 5c blue and 10c yellow (Scott 2, 3), 10c with traces of a second "ZONE" overprint at right, tropicalized o.g.; 5c with pulled perf at bottom left, 10c with sealed tear at top left, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $189.
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Lot 7
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1904, 5c blue and 10c yellow (Scott 2, 3), block of four of the 10c (mostly separated along the horizontal perfs and horizontal pair of 5¢ tied large part of cover (front with a small portion of the reverse) addressed to New York City, Jul 27 1904 New York City backstamp; stamps tied by bars and Ancon Jul 8 1904 town cancels; front with vertical and horizontal creases away from the stamps, Very Fine appearing.
Scott $1,480 as stamps off cover.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,003.
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Lot 8
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1904, 5c blue (Scott 2), block of 4, unused without gum; certificate reads tropical stains (which are mostly on the bottom left stamp), otherwise Very Fine, with 1973 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $561.
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Lot 9

1904, 5c blue (Scott 2), top left corner margin block of 4 with full selvedge, tropicalized o.g.; small thin spots, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $649.
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Lot 10
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1904, 5c blue (Scott 2), block of 4, regummed; light creases affect all but top right stamp, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $295.
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Lot 11
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1904, 5c blue (Scott 2), magenta bars cancel, Fine, ex- Sicking, with 1972 P.F. certificate.
Scott $190.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $106.
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Lot 12

1904, 5c blue, left "PANAMA" 2¼ mm below space bar (Scott 2 var.), single tied by bars and town cancels on top right corner of cover addressed to Perry, Cristobal Jul 2 1904 postmark below stamp, Very Fine, only 156 printed with "PANAMA" 2¼ mm below space bar.
Scott $500+.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $266.
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Lot 13

1904, 5c blue (Scott 2), vertical pair, both tied by Culebra Jul 11 1904 town cancels on cover addressed to Colon Panama, Cristobal transit mark at bottom left, proper Colon backstamp, Very Fine.
Scott $380 as singles off cover.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $472.
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Lot 14

1904, 5c blue (Scott 2), single, postmarked at left Jun 27 1904 Ancon magenta postmark, tied by receiver of Jun 28 1904 Cristobal town mark on cover addressed to Perry; Treasury Department corner card; stamp with natural straight edge at bottom, Very Fine, J. M. Bartels.
Scott $190 as single off cover.
Estimate $200 - 300

Early use just days after issue of June 24, 1904
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Realized $236.
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Lot 15

1904, 5c blue (Scott 2), single tied on June 27, 1904 cover addressed to Cristobal, tied by Ancon bars cancel, fresh, Very Fine.
Scott $225.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $153.
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Lot 16

1904, 5c blue, "CANAL ZONE" inverted (Scott 2a), tropicalized o.g.; small thin spots, otherwise Fine, only one pane of 100 printed, Perry.
Scott $775.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $189.
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Lot 17
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1904, 10c yellow, left "PANAMA" 2¼ mm below bar (Scott 3), Jul 1904 town cancel; single blind perf at top right, Very Fine, occurs twice on each plate, only 100 examples printed, but Plass has recorded only 2 unused and 5 used examples, extremely scarce variety.
Scott $575.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $590.
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Lot 18
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1904, 10c yellow (Scott 3), 1904 Empire town cancel, fresh, Fine, with 1981 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $230.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $165.
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Lot 19

1904, 10c yellow, "CANAL ZONE" inverted (Scott 3a), tropicalized o.g.; centered to bottom, Fine for the issue, only 200 examples printed, H. F. Coleman.
Scott $775.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $266.
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Lot 20

1904, 10c yellow (Scott 3), single, tied by Jul 9 1904 La Boca bars cancel on cover addressed to Cristobal; small cover tear from opening at bottom left, Fine to Very Fine, J. C. Perry.
Scott $325.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $165.
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