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Sale 74: The Westpex Auction

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1901 Pan-American Issue

Lot 2186    

1901, Pan-American, 2¢ carmine & black, center inverted, o.g., lightly hinged, exceptional centering within beautifully balanced margins, bright colors on fresh paper, small thin and small tear at bottom, otherwise Extremely Fine, Scott catalog value for partial or disturbed gum; with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 295a    $55,000.

A CHOICE APPEARING MINT EXAMPLE OF THE 1901 2¢ PAN-AMERICAN WITH INVERTED CENTER.

The 2¢ is the rarest of the regularly issued Pan-American Inverts with probably no more than 200 being issued based upon the fact that two distinct shades exist of the error, and therefore two panes of 100 were released. Current estimates show that less than 100 examples have survived, including about a half dozen used singles and two mint blocks (one rejoined).

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Realized: $15,000

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