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The Leo Malz Specialized Collections of Latin America


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Lot 455

Panama, Magnificent Specialist's Assemblage of Errors & Varieties, a wonderful and fascinating holding, comprising approximately 235 items, many in pairs and blocks, showing a mind-boggling array of items rarely encountered anywhere; we note some Scott-listed items such as #367a (3), plus unlisted color overprints, #J1-J4 in margin die proof blocks of four in issued color, etc.—but here's where the fun begins, with dozens of scarce to rare Sanabria-listed items such as #154 (rare), 219a, 220-221 imperforate pairs, 221a, 228 (3 imperforate pairs), 229 (2), 233 souvenir sheet imperforate between all stamps but perforated at top and bottom, 239a-243a (rare), 270-272 imperforate blocks (2), 270b-272c, 322a-323a, 10c Freedom from Hunger imperforate block of four printed in the color of the 15c value, Scott #E3 imperforate punched die proof in issued color, plus much, much more; a fantastic assembly, with nearly every item a potential individual lot of interest, Fine to Very Fine, most better, imaged in full online.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 456
Panama, The Speak Softly but Keep the Rare Stamps Collection, 1887-1983, in a Scott Specialty album with dustcase, primarily used, from an old-fashioned obsessive quality-conscious collector, with some stunningly beautiful c.d.s. cancels; mint items are generally never hinged; largely complete from 1905-83; many scarce souvenir sheets, First Day cancels, imperforate errors and other varieties; scarce specialized material includes six perforated essays for Panama stamps during Colombian Dominion (1886-87); #188 1906 mint imperforate top magin plate proof in green block of six; #185-186; #191 mint with inverted center; #243 proof; #554-583 panes of 30 (2 mint and 2 used) with both Olympic overprints and gold overprint for Espana '82; #584 scarce Olympic overprints (both perforated and imperforate); the Air Post items are stunning, some rare, with #C15b never hinged horizontal pair imperforate-between strip of three; #C2c proof used (with red overprint); #C18 never hinged variety with small "10" imperforate-between bottom right margin with Waterlow & Sons imprint; #C2 and C2a on flown cover; #C127, C128, C128A on flown First Day Cover; #C112 large die proof from Ameican Bank Note Co.; Sanabria #120e, 122b and 123b each never hinged; #C86b never hinged signed Pavedes; extremey rare Sanabria #154 never hinged signed Kessler and Paredes; beautiful Sanabria #175a-198a (Scott #C157-C180) never hinged pairs; #C180 horizontal pair imperforate-between unique used example; Sanabria #164a inverted surcharge never hinged signed Sanabria; #218a inverted surcharge never hinged signed Sanabria; Sanabria #237a color error imperforate pair never hinged signed Kessler; Sanabria #239a and #243b margin pair never hinged each signed Kessler; Postal Tax stamp (#I5) scarce souvenir sheet with First Day cancel; Telegraph stamp Yvert #212; Certified Mail stamp Yvert #4; dozens of imperforates, printers' errors, plate proofs, color shifts; most of the scarce and controversial 1964-68 Olympics and Space issues, including imperforates and souvenir sheets, many with First Day hand cancels; great 1980 Olympic rarity Michel BL #114 with inverted overprint—only known example—est. $750-1,000; plus 1909-74 Canal Zone used collection with more than 100 different, including coil pairs, booklet panes, used on postal covers, overall Very Fine, mind-bogglingly difficult to find some of this material in used condition.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $2,200.
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Lot 457
Panama, Outstanding and Rare Selection of Proofs, incredible and diverse selection of approximately 85 proofs, including center vignette die proofs for #212 and 214; 1947 photographic essays ex-Security Banknote Co. for the Revolutionary Junta and 1948 FDR issues (each believed unique), plus additional American Bank Note Company photographic essays for various 1929-54 issues; beautiful and extensive die proofs in green affixed to card for the Panama Canal 25th Anniversary (#322-330, C54-C61) including completed designs; Security Banknote Co. frame and separate vignette designs for #C88-C95, and others; an absolutely superb holding of rare material, generally Fine to Very Fine, be sure to view the lot in full online.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $2,600.
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Lot 458

Panama, Fantastic Specialist's Holding of Varieties, Errors, &c., a superb, not easily duplicated assemblage of several dozen or so items, nearly all premium, including #C1a plus #C1 double overprint on partial cover, #C114a-C114cm C27a, C29a, C234-C237 imperforate and part-perforate pairs, #C247 imperforate horizontal pairs, #C278 imperforate pair and blocks of four plus a missing color example, #C289 inverted overprint, #C291 double and inverted overprint types, 1904-06 Revenue issue die proofs, #368 horizontal and vertical pairs where one stamp each is without overprint, #433 missing violet color, #C237a uncut pair of souvenir sheets, etc., etc., Fine to Very Fine or better, super holding of scarce to rare items; see them all online.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 459
Panama, Wonderful American Bank Note Company Specimen Collection, ca. 1904-15, beautiful and exceptionally clean, wonderfully presented collection of approximately 216 different security-punched and overprinted "Specimen" in various types and colors; each stamp is identified by printing, which provides an invaluable record of the various shades available; many complete sets noted, such as #179-180 (and many other Maps), 202, 234-243 Coat-of-Arms (with many additional printings), 341 & C73, 342-349, C74-C79, C80-C81, C96-C99, C126, C138-C139, C300-C321 Cathedrals, etc., etc., Very Fine, a superb, attractive collection; imaged in full online.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $600.
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Lot 460
Panama, Prolific Collection of American Bank Note Company Specimens, 1904-57, a stunning holding, complete less the 1921 2c value, artfully presented in a small-format Lighthouse stockbook, offering postage and Airmail issues arranged by date, requisition number, values produced, etc.; a total of 215 stamps, each overprinted and with control punch, fresh as the day they were printed and—a very welcome bonus—most exceptionally well-centered, Very Fine overall.
Estimate $400 - 600

Originally purchased from Kasimir Bileski with his notes (no longer accompanying) that only 100 complete sets could be made up. A true once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Realized $550.
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Lot 461

Panama, Incredible Specialized Collection of Errors, Varieties, etc., a fascinating, clean and valuable assemblage of hundreds of items, all selected for interest, beginning with a fine array of classic Colombian issues used in Panama and continuing through 1970s-'80s Airmail issue errors and varieties; some Scott-listed items show #189 with inverted center, several nice #217 varieties, #379a, 405 (various imperforate and part-perforated items), C15b, C39b in pair, C129, F29 block of eight in green with drastic overprint shift, H23 pair one without overprint, etc.; the Airmails feature Sanabria-listed items galore, such as #4b, 25a, 98am 119b (rare), 120b (60 printed), 124-125, 172a-173a (along with three unissued values), #175-198 in margin blocks of four with two pairs each imperforate-between, #246a and 246b (both rare), lots of essays and varieties of the 1962 Religious Buildings issue, and much, much more, largely Very Fine, an excellent holding of elusive material; note the scans on our website.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 462
Panama, Promising and Prolific Collection, 1887-1928, many hundreds of stamps, presented on a variety of pages in a sound binder; begins with basic Colombian Department issues, which are followed by extensive "Republica de Panama" and "Panama" overprints, with colors and types galore; a veritable treasure trove with duplication, used multiples, noted reference material, and font varieties all noted; the collection is particularly strong in Back-of-the-Book with Registry, Acknowledgment of Receipt, Late Fee and Telegraph stamps, along with some Official Seals, well-represented; used include items on piece, various cancel types and locales, etc.; generally sound, though the occasional condition issue should be expected; offered as received, so holding great potential for the Panama specialist, Fine to Very Fine with better throughout, inspection invited; imaged in full online.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $2,300.
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