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


1924-1931 Overprints on U.S. Issues
 
 
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Lot 156
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1924-25, ½¢-$1 complete, flat "A" (Scott 70-81), o.g., some stamps never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $503.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $165.
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Lot 157
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1924-25, ½¢-5¢ and 14¢- $1, flat "A" (Scott 70-74, 77-81), blocks of 4, lacking the 10¢ and 12¢ blocks for a complete set, o.g., most all blocks are two never hinged and two hinged, though the 1¢ block has tropicalized o.g. and the $1 block (vertical line block) has only one never hinged stamp; couple minor flaws, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,271 as singles.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $561.
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Lot 158

1924, 1¢ deep green, flat "A", inverted overprint (Scott 71a), small part o.g. plus hinge remnant at top, Very Good to Fine, Canal Zone Stamps estimates that number of this error issued is less than 100, but more than 50. It is felt that only one pane of 100 was sold and part of that pane was sold to non-collectors and probably lost to posterity, Scarce error.
Scott $500.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $201.
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Lot 159

1924, 1¢ deep green, flat "A", "ZONE" only inverted, "CANAL" normal (Scott 71b), position 30, single stamp in block 12, right stamp of third horizontal row, natural straight edge at right (this is the only way that this error exists), tropicalized o.g., Fine, Canal Zone Stamps estimates that only 150 to 200 examples of this error were sold.
Scott $361+.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $177.
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Lot 160
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1924, 1¢ deep green, flat "A", "ZONE" only inverted, "CANAL" normal (Scott 71b), position 30, natural straight edge at right as always; small tear at top left from cancellation handstamp, otherwise Fine.
Scott $325.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $165.
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Lot 161

1924, 1¢ deep green, flat "A", "CANAL" only and "ZONE CANAL" (Scott 71c, 71d), vertical pair, tropicalized o.g., a scarce combination pair showing two different Canal Zone errors, Very Fine, Canal Zone Stamps says that only 20 examples of the CANAL only variety exist and only 180 examples of the ZONE CANAL variety; there are less than 20 combination pairs as at least one has been separated. Total number of possible combination pairs is 19 or less.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,180.
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Lot 162

1924, 1¢ deep green, flat "A", "ZONE CANAL" (Scott 71d), block of 4, tropicalized o.g., Fine, only 180 examples of this error were issued.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $443.
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Lot 163
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1924, 1¢ deep green, flat "A" (Scott 71e), 5 booklet panes of 6, position B (never hinged), position I (slightly disturbed o.g.), two position J (never hinged and no gum with rust spot at top), position A (slightly disturbed o.g.), Fine.
Scott $400.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $165.
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Lot 164
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1924, 1¢ deep green, flat "A" (Scott 71e), booklet pane of 6, position I (guideline at left), tied to small piece by 1932 Balboa Heights postmark; bottom pair mostly separated from pane, Fine to Very Fine, complete used panes are very scarce.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $153.
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Lot 165
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1924, 2¢ carmine, flat "A" and 1926, 2¢ carmine, sharp "A" (Scott 73a, 84d), booklet panes of 6, each position A, o.g., hinged, Fine.
Scott $350.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $106.
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Lot 166
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1924, 2¢ carmine, flat "A" (Scott 73a), booklet pane of 6, position H (guideline at right), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $175.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $130.
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Lot 167
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1925-28, 2¢-30¢, sharp "A's" (Scott 84-93), blocks of 4, o.g., 5¢, 10¢, 12¢, and 20¢ blocks with two never hinged and two hinged; 15¢ block with one never hinged and three hinged; balance with tropicalized o.g., Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $639.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $177.
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Lot 168

1926, 2¢ carmine, sharp "A", "ZONE CANAL" (Scott 84b), o.g., hinged, Very Fine, only 180 examples of this error were issued according to Canal Zone Stamps.
Scott $475.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $201.
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Lot 169

1925, 3¢ violet, sharp "A", "ZONE" in wrong font (Scott 85 var.), o.g., hinged, Fine to Very Fine, "ZONE" in wrong font occurs about once in 200 stamps.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $224.
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Lot 170

1925, 3¢ violet, sharp "A", "CANAL" in wrong font (Scott 85 var.), at bottom left in a left plate block of 6 with 5 normal, slightly tropicalized o.g., Fine to Very Fine, "CANAL" in wrong font occurs about once in 200 stamps.
Scott $165+.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $413.
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Lot 171
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1925, 3¢ violet, sharp "A", "ZONE ZONE" (Scott 85a), single stamp in the center of a block of 9 with 8 normal, unused without gum, Fine to Very Fine, Canal Zone Stamps estimates that only 90 examples of this error exists.
Scott $550.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $384.
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Lot 172
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1925-28, 5¢-10¢, 15¢ and 20¢-30¢, sharp "A" (Scott 86-87, 90, 92-93), blocks of 4, o.g., all never hinged except top two stamps of 10¢ block with small hinge remnant, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $329.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $130.
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Lot 173

1926, 5¢ dark blue, sharp "A", "CANAL" in wrong font (Scott 86 var.), o.g., hinge remnant, Fine, "CANAL" in wrong font occurs on only once in 200 stamps.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $224.
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Lot 174

1926, 5¢ dark blue, sharp "A", "ZONE" in wrong font (Scott 86 var.), o.g., never hinged, Fine, "ZONE" in wrong font occurs only once in 200 stamps.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $354.
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Lot 175

1926, 5¢ dark blue, sharp "A", "ZONE" in wrong font (Scott 86 var.), o.g., hinged; small diagonal crease at bottom left, otherwise Fine, "ZONE" in wrong font occurs only once in 200 stamps.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $212.
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Lot 176
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1926, 5¢ dark blue, sharp "A", shifted overprint (Scott 86 var.), vertical pair, with natural straight edge at left with the overprint shifted downward so that there is only one "ZONE" between the two stamps and the bottom stamp with "CANAL" at bottom instead of at top, o.g., top stamp never hinged, bottom stamp with slightly disturbed o.g.; minor perforation separations between stamps, Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600

The Scott catalog and Canal Zone Stamps do not consider this a listable variety, but it is an excellent companion piece for a collection with the other overprint errors
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Realized $325.
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Lot 177

1926, 5¢ dark blue, sharp "A", "ZONE ZONE" (Scott 86a), at top left in a block of 4 with 3 normal, o.g., never hinged, Fine, Canal Zone Stamps estimates that only 15 examples of this error exist.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $708.
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Lot 178

1926, 5¢ dark blue, sharp "A", "CANAL" inverted (Scott 86b), at left in a horizontal pair with normal at right, natural straight edge at top as this variety only occurs at position 7 of a bottom right pane, slightly disturbed o.g., Fine to Very Fine, Canal Zone Stamps notes that "Approximately 29 copies of this error are on record, which is an unusually small quantity if the error is constant."
Scott $950.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $443.
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Lot 179

1926, 5¢ dark blue, sharp "A", inverted overprint (Scott 86c), overprint shifted slightly to the left so that the "L" of "CANAL" is slightly split, o.g., never hinged, Fine, only 80 examples from one pane are known.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $266.
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Lot 180

1926, 5¢ dark blue, sharp "A", "ZONE CANAL" (Scott 86e), right margin single, o.g., previously hinged, Very Good to Fine, only 90 examples of this error were issued, signed "Geo B. Sloane" and "Sloane" handstamp in selvedge.
Scott $350.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $189.
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Lot 181

1926, 5¢ dark blue, sharp "A", "ZONE CANAL" (Scott 86e), at top left in a block of 6, with 5 stamps showing a diagonally shifted overprint causing split overprint varieties which Canal Zone Stamps does not recognize as the "ZONE CANAL" variety, some are extremely close, a very interesting block, o.g., hinged; left three stamps with natural straight edge at left, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $502.
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Lot 182

1925, 10¢ orange, sharp "A", "ZONE" in wrong font (Scott 87 var.), o.g., hinge remnant, Very Fine, "ZONE" in wrong font occurs about once in 200 stamps.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $413.
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Lot 183

1926, 12¢ brown violet, sharp "A", "CANAL" in wrong font (Scott 88 var.), slightly tropicalized o.g., Fine, "CANAL" in wrong font occurs about once in 200 stamps.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $708.
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Lot 184

1926, 15¢ gray, sharp "A", "CANAL" in wrong font (Scott 90 var.), at bottom left in a plate block of 4 with 3 normal, o.g., lightly hinged, Extremely Fine, "CANAL" in wrong font occurs about once in 200 stamps.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $354.
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Lot 185
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1926, 17¢ black, sharp "A", "ZONE" only and "ZONE CANAL" (Scott 91a, 91b), vertical pair, combination pair, top stamp of pair is the "ZONE CANAL" variety and is hinged, bottom stamp of the pair is the "ZONE" only variety and never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, Scott catalog says only 40 examples of the "ZONE" only issued while Canal Zone Stamps says only 20 examples were issued and only 450 examples of the "ZONE CANAL".
Scott $1,275.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $708.
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Lot 186

1926, 17¢ black, sharp "A", "ZONE CANAL", malformed "E" of "ZONE" (Scott 91c var.), 7.8 mm spacing between "ZONE" and "CANAL", "E" of "ZONE" appears to be an "L", interesting variety, o.g., never hinged, Fine, only 450 examples of this error exist, Canal Zone Stamps does not mention anything about the spacing between "ZONE" and "CANAL".
Scott $275.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $472.
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Lot 187

1926, 17¢ black, sharp "A", "ZONE CANAL" (Scott 91c), 9.0 mm spacing between "ZONE" and "CANAL", slightly disturbed o.g., fresh, Very Fine, only 450 examples of this error exist, Canal Zone Stamps does not mention anything about the spacing between "ZONE" and "CANAL".
Scott $275.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $413.
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Lot 188

1926, 17¢ black, sharp "A", "ZONE CANAL" (Scott 91c), left margin single, 7.8 mm spacing between "ZONE" and "CANAL", tropicalized o.g., Fine, only 450 examples of this error exist, Canal Zone Stamps does not mention anything about the spacing between "ZONE" and "CANAL".
Scott $275.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $384.
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Lot 189

1926, 30¢ olive brown, sharp "A", "CANAL" in wrong font (Scott 93 var.), o.g., previously hinged, Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $266.
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Lot 190

1928, 50¢ lilac, sharp "A", "ZONE" in wrong font (Scott 94 var.), o.g., previously hinged, Very Fine, "ZONE" in wrong font occurs about once in 200 stamps.
Scott $230+.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $472.
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Lot 191

1928, 50¢ lilac, sharp "A" (Scott 94), horizontal pair, slightly tropicalized o.g., Very Fine.
Scott $460.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $153.
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Lot 192

1928, 50¢ lilac, sharp "A", "CANAL" in wrong font (Scott 94 var.), at bottom left in a block of 4 (with plate number) and 3 normal, slightly tropicalized o.g., Fine, "CANAL" in wrong font occurs about once in 200 stamps.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $885.
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Lot 193

1926, $1 violet brown, sharp "A", "ZONE" in wrong font (Scott 95 var.), o.g., hinge remnant, Fine, "ZONE in wrong font occurs about once in 200 stamps.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $384.
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Lot 194

1926, $1 violet brown, sharp "A", "CANAL" in wrong font (Scott 95 var.), at top left in a block of 4 with 3 normal, o.g., hinged, Fine to Very Fine, "CANAL" in wrong font occurs about once in 200 stamps.
Scott $575.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $354.
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Lot 195
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1926, $1 violet brown, sharp "A" (Scott 95), vertical line block of 4, o.g., hinged at top, never hinged at bottom, Very Fine.
Scott $740 as singles.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $266.
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Lot 196
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1926, $1 violet brown, sharp "A", "CANAL" in wrong font (Scott 95 var.); small thin at top, otherwise Fine, "CANAL" in wrong font occurs about once in 200 stamps.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $106.
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Lot 197
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1926-27, 2¢-10¢ overprinted complete (Scott 97-104), blocks of 4, o.g., some stamps never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $539.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $266.
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Lot 198
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1926, 2¢ carmine (Scott 97b), booklet pane of 6, position A, o.g., hinged, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $266.
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Lot 199

1926, 2¢ carmine, "ZONE" only (Scott 97d), at top left in a block of 4 with 3 normal, o.g., previously hinged, Very Good, one of three recorded examples of this error and the top half of this block is illustrated in Canal Zone Stamps on page 164, the centering of all three examples is similar, exceptionally rare as there was no example in either the Gibbs or Laila collections.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $3,186.
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Lot 200

1927-31, 1¢-10¢ overprinted complete (Scott 100-104), blocks of 4, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $329.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $165.
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Lot 201
BK
1927, 2¢ carmine (Scott 101a), booklet pane of 6, position A, o.g., hinged, Fine.
Scott $200.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Unsold
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Lot 202

1927, 5¢ dark blue, 1930, 10¢ orange, 1933, 3¢ deep violet & 14¢ dark blue (Scott 103-104, 115-116), blocks of 4, except Scott 115 block of 4 and top right plate number block, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $363.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $130.
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