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Sale 74: The Westpex Auction

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United States Possessions

Lots 2501-2510 Lots 2511-2512

Lot 2501    

Canal Zone, 1904, 2c rose, single with "Panama" reading down, horizontal pair, pos. 99-100 with nat. bottom s.e. showing right arrow, left stamp having "Panama" read down and right stamp with "Panama" reading up and down, tied by "Canal Zone" bar cancel and matching "Canal, La Roca, Jul 2 1904" origin cds, black "Canal Zone, Cristobal, Jul 2 1904" transit cds also ties stamps, Very Fine and scarce use from La Boca.
Scott No. 1    $1,450 + as used singles.

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED COVERS SHOWING THE THREE ORIENTATIONS OF THE PANAMA OVERPRINT.

There is only one other cover with three 1¢ stamps showing the overprint reading up, reading down, and reading up and down (pos. 100).

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Current Opening Bid: $625

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Lot 2502    

Canal Zone, 1904, 2c rose, "PANAMA" 15 mm long, strip of three, each stamp with variety, tied through perfs by purple "Canal Zone" in bars cancel, matching "Canal Zone, Ancon, Jul 9 1904" cds to Hon. Jas M Hyatt, U.S. Vice Consul at Colon, purple Colon (7.11) arrival backstamp; reduced slightly at left, Very Fine; signed by J. Perry, with 1979 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 1 var.    $1,300 as normal strip on cover.

A RARE 2¢ ROSE WITH "PANAMA" 15MM LONG STRIP OF THREE ON COVER.

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Current Opening Bid: $625

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Lot 2503    

Canal Zone, 1904, 5c blue, well centered, tied by purple "Canal Zone" bars cancel, matching purple "Ancon, Canal Zone, Jun 29 1904" cds to the U.S. Public Health and Marine Hospital Service at Cristobal, black "Cristobal, Jul 1 1904" arrival cds; small edge tear top left, fresh and Very Fine.
Scott No. 2    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $80

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Lot 2504    

Canal Zone, 1904, 10¢ yellow, tied by purple "Canal Zone" bars cancel, matching "Canal Zone, Ancon, Jul 11 1904" on immaculate cover to the U.S. Consul at Colon, black "Cristobal, Jul 12 1904" transit cds, purple Colon ((7.13) arrival backstamp, Extremely Fine and choice; signed Bartels on reverse, with 1985 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 3    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 2505    

Canal Zone, 1904, 5¢ blue, tied by "Canal Zone" bars cancel, matching "Canal Zone, Empire, Dec 7 1904" cds to Gorgona, purple Dec. 8th receiver, Very Fine; with 1969 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 6    $275.

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Current Opening Bid: $230

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Lot 2506    

Canal Zone, 1915, 5¢ deep blue & black, horizontal strip of 3, full o.g., wide margins, fresh and F.-V.F.; with 2002 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 48    $1,350 for singles.

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Current Opening Bid: $475

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Lot 2507 BK   

Canal Zone, 1921, 1¢ light green & black, well-centered and exceptionally fresh, booklet pane of 6, o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 55e    $2,250.

THIS 1920 1¢ PANE IS THE RAREST OF ALL NON-ERROR BOOKLET PANES OF THE CANAL ZONE.

About half of the surviving panes are missing the tab. This intact pane with the tab, choice centering and never hinged condition makes this among the finest extant.

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Current Opening Bid: $850

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Lot 2508 ()   

Canal Zone, 1924, 50¢ lilac, flat "A", block of four, used with 2¢ carmine (73), tied by grid cancels on package label with printed E.H. Zager, Ancon C.Z. to Syracuse N.Y., purple "C.O.D." handstamp, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 80    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED COMMERCIAL USE OF A 50¢ LILAC 1924 ISSUE BLOCK OF FOUR.

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Current Opening Bid: $625

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Lot 2509    

Canal Zone, 1925-28, 2¢-$1 definitives complete, sharp "A's", complete set plus others on legal-size 2¢ entire with blue Canal Zone-U.S.A. first flight cachet, "Balboa Heights, Canal Zone Feb 8 1929" machine cancel, many left uncancelled, Fine and scarce use of set.
Scott No. 84-95    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 2510 E   

Canal Zone, 1946, 5¢ Stevens, photostatic working model, enlarged working design essay (design 86 x 102mm) entitled "Sketch of Stevens Stamp, Tracing of Photograph to Show Changes Desired" at top, with numbered points and list of design changes below, with additional notations in margin; folds, otherwise Very Fine, a unique working model essay.
Scott No. 139    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Current Opening Bid: $240

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