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


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Lot 281
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1909-24, American Bank Note Company "SPECIMEN" overprints (Scott 31//66, J4, J8), over 350 stamps with red or blue SPECIMEN overprint and small punch hole in singles, pairs and blocks; includes Scott 31-34, 36 (without surcharge), 37, 38 43, 45, 49-51, 52-59, 60, 62-4, 68-9, J4, J8, and unissued 4¢ (thin numeral) on 4c olive brown Postage Due; quantities of any Scott number varies from 1 to 25 or more, but that Scott number will have several different types of SPECIMEN overprints; centering varies from Average to VF, most all NH, a few hinged and an occasional stamp with a small fault, An Exceptional Lot, Great for E-Bay.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $4,425.
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Lot 282
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1909-24, American Bank Note Company "SPECIMEN" overprints (Scott 32//66), 32 blocks of 4, Scott 32-34, 36 (no surcharge), 37, 38-44, 50-57, 59, 60-64, 66, J4-5, J8-9 and unissued 4¢ surcharge Postage Due' stamp; each stamp with red or blue "SPECIMEN" overprint and small punch hole at bottom; from the American Bank Note Company archives, each stamp with plate position in pencil on reverse; most all NH, but some hinged, Fine, AFC.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,006.
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Lot 283
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1909-24, American Bank Note Company "SPECIMEN" overprints (Scott 31//66), 33 pairs, Scott 31-4, 36 (no surcharge), 37, 38-40, 42, 44-5, 49-51, 52-54, 56-8, 60-3, 66, J4-5, J-8-9, and unissued 4¢ surcharged Postage Due stamp; each stamp with red or blue "SPECIMEN" overprint and small punch hole at bottom; from the American Bank Note Company archives, each stamp with plate position in pencil on reverse; most are horizontal pairs with some vertical pairs; most all NH, but some are hinged, Fine, AFC.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $826.
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Lot 284
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1909-24, American Bank Note Company "SPECIMEN" overprints (Scott 31//J8), grouping of 35 stamps; includes Scott 31-4, 36-7, 38-43, 45, 49-54, 55-59, 60-1, 63, 66, 68-69, J4-5, J8 and unissued 4¢ surcharged Postage Dues; each stamp with red or blue "SPECIMEN" overprint and small punch hole at bottom; from the American Bank Note Company archives, plate position in pencil on reverse of each stamp, Scott 36 without surcharge; most all never hinged, but a few are hinged, Fine, AFC.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $472.
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Lot 285

1906-76, Postal History and FDCs. Over 450 covers, primarily post 1928, but does include a selection of the earlier overprinted issues, there are at least 15 picture post cards showing views of the Canal Zone and its inhabitants circa 1910-20; Scott 106a (complete booklet pane) on cover addressed to Canada, some Penalty envelopes used, CO2 on three separate covers, Scott 49 on 1922 registered cover to Mass, five Paquebot covers, ten covers with Scott J12 and J13 on each cover, FDC's number 150 to 200, plus event covers and ship name cancels, there is also a questionable Scott # 3 on Jul 8 1904 cover from Gatun addressed to Senor Don Julio Palacio at the Hotel Washington to Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $2,242.
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Lot 286
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1904-76, Balance of Collection. 100s of stamps mounted on cards and identified as to varieties; includes Scott 10 broken letters and mis-aligned overprints, Scott 13 broken letters, Scott 14 and 14c, Scott 31 three misperfed singles, Scott 38-40 in blocks of four, multiple used booklet pane pairs of Scott 38b and 39c, Scott 39 with broken letters and misaligned overprints, Scott 52 three NH blocks of four, Scott 52 and 53 multiple booklet pane singles used, Scott 56 left and right arrow blocks of 8, Scott 60 and 61 used booklet pane singles and pairs, Scott 68 and 69 two blocks of four of each, a selection of fake overprints, plus much, much more; some small flaws as always, Very Good to Very Fine, well worth inspection.
Scott $4,500+.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $1,121.
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Lot 287
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1924-39, ½¢ - $1 Overprinted issues (Scott 70//116), grouping of 28 unused and 13 used singles, 25 blocks of four, used block of 6 and plate blocks of six and 9; contains normal stamps and overprint varieties; includes Scott 73, 74 and 77 blocks of 4, Scott 80 three used and Scott 95 two used examples, Scott 84 block with wide and narrow spacing, Scott 85 plate block of 9, Scott 86 single with split overprint, Scott 91 pair with two misaligned overprints, Scott 92 blocks of 4 and 6, Scott 93 LL corner margin block with Siderographer initials, Scott 94 unused and used singles, Scott 97 unused block of 4 and used block of 6, Scott 100-104 in blocks of 4, Scott 115 UR plate number block, and Scott 116 with heavy offset of "CANAL ZONE" overprint on one stamp; gum condition varies from no gum to tropicalized gum to NH; some small faults as usual, Very Good to Very Fine.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $531.
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Lot 288
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1924-27, 1¢ and 2¢ Overprinted plate blocks (Scott 71//101). 10 plate blocks as issued; Scott 71 (3, two with tropicalized OG), 73 disturbed o.g., 96 (4 all sides, one never hinged, one disturbed o.g., one tropicalized o.g., and one with interleaving adhering to gum); Scot 101 (o.g. bottom right plate and tropicalized o.g. bottom left plate), Fine.
Scott $547.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $118.
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Lot 289
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1928-76, Booklet Panes and Complete Booklets. Scott 106a two panes (one with G/L at left) and three complete booklets (one 25¢ booklet with 2 panes and miscut covers, and two 49¢ booklets); Scott 117a complete booklet with two panes; Scott 163a five complete booklets, one with additional back cover on front; C48a four complete booklets; C49a two complete booklets; C50a three complete booklets, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $518.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $212.
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Lot 290

1904-26, Overprinted Issues in Large Multiples (Scott 10//96). Scott 10 (block of 25), Scott 16 (block of 14), Scott 17 (block of 15)Scott 24 (block of 8), Scott 32 (block of 15), Scott 38 (block of 4), Scott 44 (block of 4 and block of 12) Scott 55 (block of 20), Scott 56 (block of 8, block of 12 and block of 36), Scott 61 (two blocks of 15 and two blocks of 25), and Scott 96 (plate blocks of 6 and 12), many never hinged, some part o.g. or tropicalized o.g., some small faults as always, Very Good to Very Fine.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $649.
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Lot 291

1904-41, Large Multiples (Scott 9//O1), Scott 9 (200), Scott 16 (380), Scott 17 (103), 22 (200) 71 (74), Scott 105 (block of 100 precancelled Cristobal, Canal Zone), O1 (100); includes a block of 100 of Scott 9 with antique "CANAL" and antique "ZONE" on separate stamps in the block, many NH, but some slightly disturbed and tropicalized OG; few small faults, centering ranges from VG to VF.
Scott $2,300.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $826.
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