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The "Best" Collection of Canal Zone


Airmail
 
 
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Lot 115

Airmail, 1951, 31¢ Globe & Wing, imperf vertically (C25a), block of 4, two horizontal pairs, positions 83-84 and 93-94, o.g., never hinged, rich shade, sharp crisp impression; normal light diagonal gum creases affect both pairs, otherwise Fine; signed JTD (James T. DeVoss).
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000

While this block is centered to the bottom, it is among the better centered examples of this error of which there are only 98 pairs and one single stamp recorded. This block is from the sheet purchased by Col. James T. DeVoss.

Realized $1,680.
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Lot 116
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Airmail Official, 1941, 5¢ yellow green, type II and 20¢ red violet, type II (CO8, CO10), single of each, with o.g. as sold by the Canal Zone Philatelic Society; normal roller cancel, Very Fine, only 2,000 of each sold.
Scott $335.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $180.
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Lot 117

Airmail Official, 1941, 10¢ orange, type II (CO9), o.g., previously hinged; natural straight edge at right, F.-V.F., an unknown quantity of the stamp exists unused even though they were only to be sold to the public with a cancellation, "Canal Zone Stamps" notes that this issue unused is rare.
Estimate $750 - 1,000

Unpriced as unused in the Scott Catalogue, used (cancelled to order) is priced at $275.

Realized $1,080.
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Lot 118

Airmail Official, 1941, 30¢ rose lake, type II (CO11), o.g., bits of hinge remnant, F.-V.F., an unknown quantity of this stamp exists unused even though they were only to be sold to the public with a cancellation, "Canal Zone Stamps" notes that this issue unused is rare; only 5,000 examples issued unused or used.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $720.
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Lot 119

Airmail Official, 1941, 40¢ yellow, type II (CO12), part o.g., natural straight edge at left; small thin spots, otherwise Very Fine, an unknown quantity of the stamp exists unused even though they were only to be sold to the public with a cancellation, "Canal Zone Stamps" notes that this issue unused is rare.
Estimate $600 - 800

Unpriced as unused in the Scott Catalogue, used (cancelled to order) is priced at $180.

Realized $1,020.
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Lot 120
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Airmail Official, 1947, 6¢ yellow brown, type I, inverted overprint (CO14a), very light roller cancel as always, sold with original gum which is never hinged, lightly penciled "37" on gum (from position 37), typical centering for this rarity; normal light gum creases, F.-V.F., Rare, Only 50 examples of this error exist and of that 50 only 36 are without straight edges.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,320.
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