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


1904-1906 Overprints on Panama Issues
 
 
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Lot 26
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1904, 1c green and 2c rose (Scott 9-10), overprint study; includes 9a (LR stamp of block of 6 with tropicalized o.g., top left stamp with thick "CANAL") 9b (bottom right stamp of block of 4), 9 variety (spaced "A L" of "CANAL" in top left stamp of block 4), 10 variety (spaced "A L" of "CANAL" left stamp), 9 used with "ZONE" shifted left, 10 unused with overprint shifted to left so that the "C" of "CANAL" is removed by the perforations; also includes few other minor varieties, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $365.
Estimate $150 - 200

Catalogue value is for the Scott listed varieties with other varieties catalogued as normal stamps
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Realized $201.
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Lot 27

1904, 1c green, "ON" of "ZONE" dropped (Scott 9 var.), horizontal pair, left stamp the variety, right stamp normal, o.g., hinge remnant; right stamp with small corner crease at bottom left, Fine, this variety occurs on only one position (87) of some of the panes.
Scott $302.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $295.
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Lot 28
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1904, 1c green, "ON" of "ZONE" dropped (Scott 9 var.), block of 6, partial imprint below left stamp, top center stamp is the dropped "ON" of "ZONE" variety, balance of block with a normal overprint, o.g., end stamps hinged, center vertical row including the variety never hinged; top right stamp of the block with a small thin spot, otherwise Fine.
Scott $313.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $295.
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Lot 29
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1904, 1c green, "CANAL" in antique type and "ZONE" in antique type (Scott 9a, 9b), two used combination pairs, each with the antique letter variety on the right stamp and the left stamp normal, each lightly cancelled; antique "ZONE" stamp with a vertical crease along the left frame line, otherwise Fine, scarce pairs, only 500 of the antique "CANAL" and 1500 of the antique "ZONE" varieties were issued.
Scott $170.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $201.
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Lot 30
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1904, 1c green, inverted overprint (Scott 9c), bars cancel; small perf repair at bottom left, otherwise Very Fine, one sheet of 100 received the inverted overprint, but only six examples have been recorded, at least five and possibly all are used.
Scott $6,000.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Realized $2,950.
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Lot 31
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1904, 1c green, double overprint (Scott 9d), very lightly cancelled; small inclusion drop out at bottom left has caused a small nick, otherwise Very Fine, only one sheet of 100 printed with the double overprint, but only 8 used and 10 unused (most with faults) examples are recorded, S. A. (Spencer Anderson), with 1967 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $384.
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Lot 32
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1904, 2c rose, dropped "ON" of "ZONE" variety (Scott 10), light magenta cancel; small corner creases and faint staining (mostly visible on the reverse), otherwise Fine to Very Fine, only six examples have been recorded and very underpriced in the Scott Catalogue.
Scott $400.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $354.
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Lot 33

1904, 2c rose, inverted overprint (Scott 10a), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 300 examples are thought to have been printed, the Scott Catalogue estimated 240 printed at one time, but does not list an estimate any longer.
Scott $900 ++.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $885.
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Lot 34

1904, 2c rose, "L" of "CANAL" sideways (Scott 10b), single stamp in block of 12, second stamp from the left in the middle row (position 67 on the plate), tropicalized o.g., Fine to Very Fine, extremely scarce, only 17 unused and 4 used examples have been recorded.
Scott $2,549.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,298.
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Lot 35

1905, 2c rose (Scott 11, 11a), small overprint study, includes Scott 11a "ZONE" in antique type in block of four with three normal stamps, "PANAMA" 16 mm long on single stamp and in block of four (one variety only plus a single with inverted "M" of "PANAMA"), broken "L" of "CANAL" single in block of four and in block of six; plus unused and used single, two normal blocks of four, Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $354.
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Lot 36

1905, 2c rose, "PANAMA" inverted, bar at bottom (Scott 11b), o.g., hinge remnant, Fine for the issue.
Scott $600.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $295.
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Lot 37
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1904, 5c blue (Scott 12, 12a, 12b), small overprint study, includes antique "CANAL" single stamp in separate blocks of four; antique "ZONE" single in block of four and 2 used singles; unused and used singles with antique "N" of "CANAL"; antique "Z" single in block of four and three used singles; inverted "M" of "PANAMA" used, single "ANAMA" (unused) and "PANAAM" 5 mm below the bar. Used varieties" "PAMANA" reading up (single stamp in three different blocks of four; spaced "A L" of "CANAL" single in block of four; left "PANAMA" 16 mm long; block of four with antique "ZONE" in top left stamp; and "PAMANA" variety in bottom right stamp; plus many more, Fine.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $649.
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Lot 38

1904, 5c blue, "PANAAM" at right and spaced "AL" of "CANAL" (Scott 12), position 41, left stamp of horizontal pair with normal stamp, o.g., hinge remnant, Fine, extremely scarce.
Scott $950.
Estimate $500 - 750

This combination occurs only once on the plate and at this position, Scott prices the "PANAAM" at $950.00 and the spaced "AL" at $90.00, but does not price the combination
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Realized $708.
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Lot 39
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1904, 5c blue, "PANAAM" at right variety (Scott 12 var.), lightly cancelled, rare variety unlisted in Scott; two short perfs at right, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $384.
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Lot 40
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1904, 5c blue, "CANAL ZONE" double (Scott 12c), second overprint shifted to the right .6 mm and printed somewhat lighter than the original overprint, lightly cancelled; small corner crease at bottom left, otherwise Very Fine, only two sheets of 100 received the double Canal Zone overprint.
Scott $800.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $472.
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Lot 41
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1904, 10c yellow (Scott 13, 13 vars.), overprint study; includes single with spaced "A L" of "CANAL"; "PANAMA" 16 mm long; two "PAMANA" reading down; three inverted "M" of "PANAMA" (one in pair with normal); right "PANAMA" 5 mm below bar in pair; left "PANAMA" touches bar (unused and used); used block of six with antique "ZONE" at LR (creased); single with antique "L" of "CANAL"; block with antique "L" of "CANAL" in one stamp; block with antique "Z" of "ZONE in one stamp; plus additional singles and blocks, Fine.
Scott $2,400.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $649.
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Lot 42

1904, 10c yellow, "CANAL" in antique type and "ZONE" in antique type (Scott 13a, 13b), antique "CANAL" top left stamp in block of four; antique "ZONE" top right stamp in block of four; each block with three normally overprint stamps, tropicalized o.g., Fine.
Scott $473.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $130.
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Lot 43

1904, 10c yellow, "PANAMA" double (Scott 13c), in horizontal pair with normal stamp, positions 5-6 of the plate, tropicalized o.g.; natural straight edge at top, left stamp with a couple of tiny edge nicks at top, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $668.
Estimate $350 - 500

This variety occurred on only one sheet, and only on rows 2-5 for a total of 40 stamps with the double "PANAMA"; the Scott Catalogue places the print total at 80 stamps while the Canal Zone Study Group feels that there are only 40 stamps. Only one row of 10 can have one with Panama doubled and one with Panama normal
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Realized $295.
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Lot 44

1904, 8¢ on 50c bister brown (Scott 14, 14 vars.), 2 horizontal pair, two: 1) wide spaced "A L" in "CANAL" with normal stamp; 2) right "PANAMA" 5 mm below bar, left stamp normal, o.g., hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $435.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $236.
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Lot 45
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1904, 8¢ on 50c bister brown, right "PANAMA" 5 mm below bar (Scott 14, 14 var.), block of 45 (5x9), position 10 of block (right stamp of the 2nd horizontal row) is the "right PANAMA 5 mm below bar" variety, balance of the block with normal overprints, o.g., 12 stamps hinged, balance including the variety never hinged; some minor perforation separations as always, Fine.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $413.
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Lot 46
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1904, 8¢ on 50c bister brown, "ZONE" in antique type (Scott 14a), lower left stamp of block of four, the error stamp is position 48 of the pane, the error pair with stamp normal is the bottom pair of the block and is never hinged, the top pair with hinge remnant, Fine to Very Fine, only 25 examples of Scott 14a are thought to have printed.
Scott $1,240.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $708.
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Lot 47

1904, 8¢ on 50c bister brown, "CANAL ZONE" inverted (Scott 14b), o.g., hinge remnant, centered to the top, Fine, only two panes of 100 were printed with the Canal Zone inverted.
Scott $450.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $236.
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Lot 48
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1904, 8¢ on 50c bister brown, "CANAL ZONE" inverted (Scott 14b), tied to small piece by Balboa town cancel, Fine to Very Fine, only two panes of 100 were printed with the Canal Zone inverted and much scarcer used even thought it catalogues less than the unused.
Scott $425.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $413.
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Lot 49

1904, 8¢ on 50c bister brown, "PANAMA" in rose brown (Scott 14c var.), block of 6 (2 x 3), right center stamp has antique "N" in "CANAL", slightly disturbed o.g., Fine, Canal Zone Stamps estimates that only 10 examples of this variety exist.
Scott $255.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $443.
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Lot 50

1904, 8¢ on 50c bister brown, "PANAMA" in rose brown (Scott 14c), right margin block of 8 (2 x 4) with imprint, showing three types of the "8" surcharge, slightly disturbed o.g., Fine to Very Fine, signed HFC in selvedge.
Scott $360.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $142.
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Lot 51

1904, 8¢ on 50c bister brown, "PANAMA" in rose brown (Scott 14c var.), left margin imprint block of 10, positions 4 and 6 of the block comprise a vertical pair with antique "Z" in "ZONE" on the top stamp and antique "L" of "CANAL" on the bottom stamp, slightly disturbed o.g., Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $435.
Estimate $300 - 400

Catalogue value is for normal stamps, these varieties are not listed in the Scott Catalogue
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Realized $531.
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Lot 52

1904, 8¢ on 50c bister brown, "PANAMA" in rose brown (Scott 14c), small overprint and surcharge study; 54 stamps in all; includes two blocks of nine, two blocks of six, three blocks of four, mostly slightly disturbed o.g. though a few with tropicalized o.g. and a few never hinged, Fine.
Scott $2,025+.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $472.
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Lot 53

1904, 8¢ on 50c bister brown, "PANAMA" in rose brown & "CANAL" in antique type and "ZONE" in antique type (Scott 14d, 14e), block of 9, top left stamp is the antique "CANAL" variety and bottom right stamp is the antique "ZONE" variety, slightly disturbed o.g.; perforation separations between positions 2 and 3, Fine, exceptionally rare block as only 10 of each variety can exist according to Canal Zone Stamps.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000

Catalogued as two separate varieties as Scott does not catalogue both in the same block
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Realized $1,888.
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Lot 54
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1904, 8¢ on 50c bister brown, "PANAMA" in rose brown & "8 cts" double (Scott 14f), unused without gum (as normal), Very Fine, only 30 examples were printed, with 1969 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $885.
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Lot 55

1904, 8¢ on 50c bister brown (Scott 15), o.g., hinged once, Fine.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $2,360.
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Lot 56
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1904, 8¢ on 50c bister brown, "P NAMA" variety (Scott 15), PANAMA reading up at left and right, unused without gum; small adhesion on the gum side, Very Fine.
Scott $4,500.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $2,124.
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Lot 57
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1904, 1c on 20c violet and 2c on 1p lake (Scott 16-17), overprint study; includes two blocks of 16, 16a, and 16; vertical pair of 16 showing small partial doubling of "CANAL ZONE"; 16a with spaced "ZO" in "ZONE" in pair with normal plus a single' 16b two blocks, each with top left stamp showing spaced "C A" in "CANAL"; 16b "CANAL" 13 mm; 16b spaced "ZO" of "ZONE" in single, a vertical pair (1 stamp) and block (1 stamp); blocks of 17, 17a, 17b; two blocks of 17 each showing "workup" between "Z" and "O" of "ZONE" on one stamp; 17a two singles showing spaced "Z O" of "ZONE"; 17b three singles with 13 mm "CANAL"; three singes (2 used) showing split overprints; few small faults, generally Fine.
Scott $400 as normal.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $590.
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Lot 58
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1905, 8¢ on 50c bister brown (Scott 18, 18 var.), small overprint study of 6 unused and 4 used singles, one used pair and two unused blocks; varieties include Scott 18a (antique "ZONE"), "P NAMA", "P N MA", block with top row showing 15 mm "PANAMA" and bottom row normal; singe with 8¢ touching bar at top; two single stamps with 15 mm "PANAMA"; and unused block of four showing various letter varieties in "PANAMA", Fine.
Scott $1,335 ++.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $325.
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Lot 59

1905, 8¢ on 50c bister brown, "PANAMA" reading down & up (Scott 18b), top left stamp in left margin block of 4 with 3 normal stamps, tropicalized o.g., Fine, this variety occurs only twice in a pane, position 1 and 51.
Scott $325.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $130.
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Lot 60
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1906, 8¢ on 50c bister brown (Scott 19, 19 var.), small overprint study of 10 unused and 4 used singles, plus one unused block; varieties include antique "N" of "CANAL"; 15 mm "PANAMA"; overprint shifted so the bar is at bottom; "P NAMA"; "PANAMA" reading down and up; block with 15 mm "PANAMA" on top two stamps, Fine.
Scott $1,125 ++.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $295.
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Lot 61

1906, 8¢ on 50c bister brown, "CANAL" in antique type (Scott 19a), top left stamp (position 26) in block of 4 with 3 normal overprints, top right stamp with "V" for second "A" of PANAMA, tropicalized o.g., Fine, occurs once on a pane, only 190 examples printed.
Scott $375.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $130.
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Lot 62

1906, 8¢ on 50c bister brown, "ZONE" in antique type (Scott 19b), bottom right stamp in block of 4 (position 49) with 3 normal overprints, bottom right stamp with accent over second "A" of PANAMA, tropicalized o.g., Fine to Very Fine, occurs once on a pane, only 190 examples printed.
Scott $375.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $130.
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Lot 63

1906, 8¢ on 50c bister brown, "P NAMA" reading down and "PANAMA" reading up (Scott 19d), lower left stamp in inscription block of 8 with 7 normal stamps, plus right center vertical pair shows the antique "Z" of "ZONE" and "L" of "CANAL" varieties, tropicalized o.g., Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $495+.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $325.
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Lot 64

1906, 8¢ on 50c bister brown (Scott 20, 20 vars.), overprint study; includes block of six (bottom center stamp with antique "Z" of "ZONE"; block of 4 with antique "Z" of "ZONE" on top right stamp and antique "L" of "CANAL" on bottom right stamp; block of four with antique "N" of "CANAL" on top right stamp; single with antique "Z" of "ZONE"; 2 unused blocks of 4 with minor varieties; three unused singles with "PAMANA" overprint at left; unused single with "8 cts" shifted to left; "8 cts" surcharge on Columbian stamp without "PANAMA" overprints; 7 unused singles showing various letter varieties, plus a few normal stamps, typical Canal Zone gum - o.g., slightly disturbed o.g. and tropicalized o.g., Fine.
Scott $1,800 ++.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $295.
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Lot 65

1906, 8¢ on 50c bister brown, "8 cts" omitted (Scott 20c), tropicalized o.g.; natural straight edge at bottom, small horizontal adhesion along bottom of gum side, otherwise Very Fine, this error occurs on the right half of one pane and only 50 examples were issued.
Scott $800.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $472.
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