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


1909-1912 Overprints on Panama Issues
 
 
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Lot 77
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1909, 2c-10c overprinted complete (Scott 27-30), shade and overprint study; Scott 27 five blocks of four in various shades, vertical pair with workup showing on top stamp, unused and used singles with spaced "C A" of "CANAL"; Scott 28 bottom margin block of four, single with space "C A" of "CANAL" and single with workup after "ZONE"; Scott 29 unused block of four and single with spaced "C A" of "CANAL"; Scott 30 two blocks of four, one with bottom selvedge, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,200 ++.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $502.
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Lot 78

1909-10, 1c-10c overprinted complete (Scott 31-35), blocks of 4, o.g.; 5c block with light creases and one stamp with small thin spot, 8c block top left corner margin block with value in top selvedge and slightly tropicalized o.g., Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $378.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $189.
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Lot 79
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1909, 2c vermilion & black, printing variety (Scott 32 var.), horizontal pair, left stamp normal, right stamp with divided CANAL caused by paper fold after printing of the basic design, but opened prior to printing the overprint; usual light creases from paper fold, Very Good to Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400

This is the pair illustrated in Canal Zone Stamps on page 87 and may be the only example of this variety
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Realized $531.
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Lot 80

1909, 2c vermilion & black, imperf horizontally (Scott 32a), vertical pair, tropicalized o.g., irregular margin at top, just into design at top right, fresh, Fine, only 30 pairs have been recorded of Scott 32a and this is the only error that exists on this issue.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $201.
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Lot 81
BK
1909, 2c vermilion & black (Scott 32c), booklet pane of 6, handmade, perf'd margins, top selvedge, 2 x 3 format; interleaving adheres to gum, few trimmed perfs as always, Very Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $325.
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Lot 82
BK()
1909, 2c vermilion & black (Scott 32c), booklet pane of 6, handmade, perf'd margins, bottom selvedge, 2 x 3 format, also includes the top cover of the booklet, unused without gum.
Scott $800.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $354.
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Lot 83
BK
1909, 2c vermilion & black (Scott 32c), booklet pane of 6, handmade, perf'd margins, left selvedge, 3 x 2 format, tropicalized o.g.; bottom stamps with very small paper adhesions and bottom right pair with light diagonal crease, couple short perfs, some trimmed perfs as always, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $153.
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Lot 84

1910, 8c violet & black, missing overprint (Scott 34a), in pair with normal, top stamp without the overprint as always, o.g., hinged; light toned spots at left, otherwise Fine.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $600 - 800

There was only one sheet found with this error and only 10 pairs are possible, this centering is the normal centering for this error
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Realized $502.
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Lot 85
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1911, 10c on 13c gray and 10c gray (Scott 36, 37), perforation and overprint study; Scott 36 unused and used singles, unused block of four and unused block of 4 with "CNALA ZONE" overprint on bottom selvedge (stamps normal); Scott 37 unused and used single, unused block of 4, misperfed block of 4 plus unused and used misperfed singles (used on piece), Fine.
Scott $555 ++.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $708.
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Lot 86

1911, 10c on 13c gray, "10 cts" inverted (Scott 36a), right margin block of 4, tropicalized o.g.; left stamps with light bends, Very Fine, it is thought that only one pane of 100 with this error was issued.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $649.
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Lot 87

1911, 10c on 13c gray, "10 cts" omitted (Scott 36b), block of 4, fresh, Very Fine, it is thought that only one pane of 100 with this error was issued.
Scott $1,400+.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $649.
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Lot 88

1913, 1c green & black (Scott 38), bottom left corner margin pair with CANAL ZONE overprint in selvedge, stamps normally overprinted, o.g., hinge remnants, Fine to Very Fine, this pair comes from the one sheet that had the overprint shifted downward creating pairs one without overprint and one with overprint, only 10 stamps can possibly have an overprint in the selvedge and an excellent companion for Scott 38a.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $531.
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Lot 89
BK()
1913, 1c green & black (Scott 38b), booklet pane of 6, imperf margins, top selvedge, normal 2 x 3 format, unused without gum, Very Fine.
Scott $575.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $201.
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Lot 90

1912, 2c vermilion & black (Scott 39), top margin block of 4 with trace of inscription along the top edge, the top pair of the block shows a large opened paper fold which separates the vignette and the overprint proving that the frame was printed first (in this case) and the vignette printed afterward, tropicalized o.g., possibly unique as this is the only example mentioned in Canal Zone Stamps; it is illustrated on page 92 of the book.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $1,180.
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Lot 91

1912, 2c vermilion & black (Scott 39, 39 var.), bottom margin block of 16, positions 1-8 (top row of stamps) show at least one partially printed or nearly omitted letter in the "CANAL ZONE" overprint, several stamps show one tiny black ink spot where there should be a letter, disturbed o.g.; bottom left stamp with thin spot, couple of stamps with small interleaving adherence, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750

A spectacular overprint variety
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Realized $590.
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Lot 92

1912, 2c vermilion & black, overprint reading down (Scott 39d), slightly disturbed o.g., Fine.
Scott $200.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $71.
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Lot 93
BK
1912, 2c vermilion & black (Scott 39g), booklet panes of 6, handmade, perf'd margins, left selvedge pane, 3 x 2 format, tropicalized o.g., fresh; perforations trimmed at right, Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $590.
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