Lot 17691901, Pan-Americans complete, well centered set, bright and fresh, o.g., never hinged, 5¢ pulled perf, otherwise Very Fine set.
Scott No. 294-299 $957.
Lot 17701901, 1¢ Pan-American, plate number "1123" strip of 5 with imprints, part arrow and siderographer's initials, o.g., never hinged, attractive centering amid wide margins, rich colors and very fresh, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 294 $250.
Lot 1771 /1901, 1¢ & 2¢ Pan-American, complete panes of 100, 1¢ with two bottom plate blocks of 10, missing left selvage, few faults and some minor separation, o.g., never hinged; 2¢ with two top plate blocks of 10 showing imprint and no. 1114 plus pressman's initials, full selvage at sides, strong colors on bright paper, few perf separations, o.g. some never hinged but also some slight gum disturbance, the 2¢ sheet cataloged as o.g., Fine and scarce pair of sheets.
Scott No. 294, 295 $8,300+.
Lot 1772 /1901, 4¢ Pan-American, top margin plate no. "1145" block of 6 with imprint and siderographer's initials, o.g., very lightly hinged at top, never hinged at bottom, rich vibrant colors on bright fresh paper, beautifully centered throughout, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, ex Drucker; with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 296 $2,100.
Lot 17731901, Pan-American, 4¢ deep red brown & black, center inverted, o.g., fairly lightly hinging which is normally found with disturbed gum, centered just slightly in to touching at bottom with nicely balanced margins around, rich vivid colors, Fine; with 2012 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 296a $85,000.
A SOUND ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 4¢ PAN-AMERICAN WITH CENTER INVERTED. A GREAT 20TH CENTURY RARITY.
The 4¢ invert was printed deliberately as the result of a misunderstanding. After the discovery of the 1¢ and 2¢ inverts in mid-1901, the Third Assistant Postmaster, Edwin C. Madden, decided to track down any additional errors. He had his assistant instruct the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to send any inverted Pan-American stamps to Madden's office. No inverted stamps in fact remained on hand, and interpreting Madden's communique as an unconditional demand for inverts, the Bureau produced four sheets of them from the 4 cent plates and sent 400 copies on to Madden. About about half were marked "Specimen" and between 1901 and 1904 Madden distributed 172 examples.
Lot 17741901, 5¢ Pan-American, top margin plate no. "1140" block of 6 with imprint and siderographer's initials, o.g., never hinged, rich colors on bright paper, attractively centered, Very Fine and choice; with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 297 $3,750.
A BEAUTIFUL NEVER HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 5¢ PAN-AMERICAN ISSUE.
Lot 17751901, 5¢ Pan-American, bottom margin plate no. "1140" block of 6 with imprint, o.g., never hinged, rich colors, bright and fresh, F.-V.F., an attractive 5¢ Pan-Am plate block in never hinged condition.
Scott No. 297 $3,750.
Lot 17761901, 8¢ Pan-American, block of 4, o.g., hinge remnant, wide margins and rich colors, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 298 $400.
Lot 17771901, 10¢ Pan-American, block of 4, o.g., small hinge remnants, exceptional centering amid wide margins, strong colors, Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 299 $525.