Sale 704



 
Lot 112



1927, 1¢ green, missing overprint (100a), with two vertical pairs with errors on the bottom stamps comprising the unique bottom left corner margin block, o.g., hinged, Choice Very Fine, only one sheet with 10 pairs of this error is recorded and as such this block represents 20% of the known quantity; with 1966 P.F. certificate.
Scott $7,500.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.

Realized $2,760



 
Lot 43

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1907, 1c green & black, inverted center, overprint reading up (22g), lightly struck town cancellation, fresh, Extremely Fine and attractive, one pane of 100 was printed with this variety of which 65 have been lost to posterity, 22 unused examples have been recorded and only 13 used examples recorded, extremely scarce; with 1970 P.F. certificate.
Scott $4,750.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.

Realized $3,000



 
Lot 3



1904, 2c rose, "CANAL ZONE" double (1b), two strong strikes of "CANAL ZONE" overprint, "PANAMA"s reading up, part o.g., Fine, extremely rare as "Canal Zone Stamps" notes that only 4 examples of the double "CANAL ZONE"overprint, all unused, are recorded.
Scott $4,250.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

Realized $3,360



 
Lot 101



1926, 2¢ carmine, sharp "A", "CANAL" only and "ZONE CANAL", se-tenant (84e), vertical pair, o.g., previously hinged, fresh, Very Fine, only 17 such combination pairs can exist, as of the original 20 pairs three have been separated into single stamps (based on The Philatelic Foundation records).
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

Realized $2,400



 
Lot 44



1906, 2c red & black, imperf between (23a), horizontal pair, traces of o.g. (while the APS certificate reads "traces of gum" it is our feeling that it has tropicalized gum), one of the finer examples in existence, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, only 20 pairs of this error were issued and only 19 examples have been recorded; with 1986 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

Realized $1,020



 
Lot 41



1907, 1c green & black, imperf between (22a), block of 4 with two horizontal pairs imperforate between, slightly tropicalized o.g., never hinged, fresh, well centered for this variety as most pairs are either centered to the right or bottom or right and bottom, Extremely Fine, it is thought that only 50 examples of this variety exist.
Scott $2,200.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

Realized $1,440



 
Lot 107



1926, 5¢ dark blue, sharp "A", "ZONE" only (86f), vertical pair, bottom stamp with "ZONE" only and the top stamp with a shifted and split overprint that at first glance reads "ZONE CANAL", but there are tiny traces of "ZONE" on the bottom perforations, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, Only 10 examples of this error are recorded, Very Rare.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

Realized $1,320



 
Lot 138



Envelope, 1916, 2c red & black, frame only (U2c), entire, locally used, without backstamps, excellent strike of "ANCON JUL 10 C.Z." 1920 duplex cancellation, fresh, Very Fine, Irwin Gibbs recorded 19 entires only three of which were used, this entire was not part of his census and would make the fourth used example.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

Realized $1,920



 
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



 
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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