The first auction of specialized Canal Zone will be held on January 28th (Friday) at 5:00 p.m. The auction will consist of material not seen on the market for decades with unique and extremely rare pieces. Most important items will have recent certificates. Highlighted items include 1904 issue 2c Scott #1 on Bohio F.D. (13 known); 10c Canal Zone inverted #3a mint block of 4 (200 issued), and on cover; 1904-06 1c inverted used #9c sound (6 reported); 1904-06 8¢ on 50c mint; 1906-07 Hamilton Bank Note 2c block of 4 CZSG (Canal Zone Study Group) #22.3b imperf top margin (2 of 20 issued); 1c mint imperf. between #22a three horizontal pairs, block of 4 and one pair used (6 of 50 total issued); 1c imperf. between vertical pair #22b (20 issued); 1c double overprint with "ANA" variety CZGH #22e.II (unique); 1c inverted center mint #22g sound o.g. (22 mint recorded); 2c imperforate between, mint horizontal pair #23a (20 issued); 2c missing overprint in vertical pair mint #23b (10 issued); 2c inverted center #23g sound used on piece (9 examples recorded, some faulty); 2c mint double overprint with one diagonal showing "ZONE CANAL" #23h (7 recorded); 1909 2c mint missing overprint in vertical pair #27b (3 pairs known); 1909-10 Type I 1c unexploded booklet CZSG#31c.3; 2c mint block of 4 imperf. horizontal #32a (30 pairs recorded); 1912-16 Type II mint 2c missing overprints in block of 8 #39a (2 of 20 issued); 2c unexploded booklet CZSG#39g.6; 1915-20 Type III overprint 2c #47 mint; 1918-20 Type IV overprint 2c mint #53b 3 pairs with missing overprint (3 of 20 possible); 1920-21 Type V overprint 1c mint "CANAL" double in pair #55f (10 issued); 5c mint missing overprint 2 copies in block of 8 #57a (2 of 10 issued); 1924-25 Flat Overprint 1¢ "ZONE" and "ZONE CANAL" in block of 4 #71c, 71d (20 issued) and unique plate block of 20; 12c used "ZONE" inverted sound #76a (7 known used); 1925-28 2¢ mint "CANAL and "ZONE CANAL" in block of 4 #84a, 84b (20 issued); 5¢ mint missing overprint and overprint inverted in pair #86g (10 issued); 17¢ "ZONE" and "ZONE CANAL" in unique plate block of 20 #91a, 91c; 1926 2¢ missing overprint pair in plate block (unique) #97a; 1927 missing overprint in marginal pair #100A (10 issued); The UNIQUE 1931 3¢ Lincoln booklet #CZSG#102a.1 (cat. $13,000 as panes); never hinged 1962 Thatcher Bridge error #157a; Airpost 1951 31¢ imperf. vertical plate block of 12 #C25a (unique); Scadta handstamp 30c overprint on cover #CLCZ1 (3 reported on cover); Postage Due 1914 10¢ plate block of 6 #J3 (unique); 1930 1¢ on 5c "POSTAGE DUE" omitted in pair #J21a (5 issued); and Postal Stationery.
The Worldwide auction will be held in 3 sessions.
The 1st session on Friday evening at 8:00 p.m. will contain 663 single lots of individual British Commonwealth and Foreign. Highlights of the Commonwealth include Great Britain; Australia & States; Canada & Provinces with modern varieties; Falklands; Indian States; and Rhodesia. The Foreign will feature France; Germany with WW I-II Occupation; Italy & Colonies with rare flown covers; and Spain with a selection of the 1938 Constitution Issue.
The 2nd session on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. will consist of Aerospace and U.S. singles. The 1000+ lots will start with a section of 65 Aerospace covers, signatures and items featuring the "Nagl" collection. Highlights include the extremely rare 1960 USAF flown Discovery XVII cover estimated at $30,000 to $35,000. Also featured will be Lindbergh, Schirra, Wright signatures, scarce rocket flights, space crew signatures, etc. Immediately following that will be postal history featuring 150 lots of Western (mostly California Wells Fargo) Express, followed by a rare group of from the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. Stampless and General issue covers will continue the session highlighted by a Scott #19 pair; #279 possible F.D.; a selection of the 1903 5¢ on overseas usages. Almost 700 U.S. adhesives and Possessions will conclude the session and will include Re-Issues; #25 mint block of 10; 2 copies mint of #317; mint #322; 1909 Bluish papers; never hinged block of 4 #539; the possibly unique 2006 39¢ booklet pane with die cutting omitted both sides #3978c var.; scarce plate blocks and proofs of the Revenue 1898 Proprietary issue; better Philippines including the 1926 Madrid-Manila issue.
The 3rd session on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. will consist of over 900 U.S. and Worldwide Collections. The U.S. "Collections & Various" of 270+ lots is highlighted by groupings of "Postage & Modern", "Back-of-the-Book", "Possessions", "Postal History" with two Civil War correspondences, "First Day & Cachet Makers" including an intact Concorde collection, "Postcards", "Autographs" and "Ephemera" sections. The auction will continue with 160 Commonwealth Country and general collections with Great Britain; Australia & States; and Canada & Provinces. The Foreign Country collections are highlighted by China; France & Colonies; Germany & Colonies; Italy & Colonies; Japan; and Russia. This is followed by Foreign general collections. As always, the sale continues with Worldwide collections, a Postal History section, and finishing with topical collections, literature including a Fournier album, and supplies.
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