Sale Number: 969
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The Whitpain Collection of U.S. Possessions

Canal Zone (70-81)
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
702 ogbl 1924, 1c-50c Ty. "A" Ovpts. (71, 74-80). Blocks of four, incl. two extra 1c and one extra 12c, original gum to tropical original gum, a few Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine with much in the higher grade

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1,523 550
703 og 1924, 1c Deep Green, Inverted Ty. "A" Ovpt. (71a). H.r., perfs close to touch, typical for this scarce error, with 1995 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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500 200
704   1924, 1c Deep Green, Ty. "A" Ovpt., "Zone" Inverted Error (71b). Complete bottom left plate no. 15437 pane of 100, the error in pos. 30, also pos. 34 is 8.7 mm spacing instead of 9.25 mm, very slight tropical original gum, some light staining in the area of the 4th to 8th rows extending to the right to the 6th column, does not affect the error which is Fine

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531 300
705 nh 1924, 1c Deep Green, "Canal" Only (71c). Mint N.H. with wide top selvage, deep rich color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, scarce, only 20 are recorded, this variety was created when the sheet was shifted downwards during overprinting, 180 stamps bear the "Zone Canal" variety, only 20 were printed with "Canal" only, it is believed the bottom panes were destroyed, with 1996 P.F. certificate for pair of Nos. 71c and 71d, Scott Retail as hinged (Image Magnifier)

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1,750 1,900
706 nh 1924, 1c Deep Green, Ty. "A" Ovpt., Second Printing, "Zone Canal" Error (71d). Mint N.H., Fine, only 180 printed, ex Plass, signed Colman and with 1995 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged (Image Magnifier)

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500 275
707 og 1924, 1c Deep Green, Ty. "A" Ovpt., Second Printing, "Zone Canal" Error (71d). Slight tropical original gum, Fine, only 180 printed, signed Colman (Image Magnifier)

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500 140
708 og 1924, 1c Deep Green, Ty. "A" Ovpt., Booklet Pane of Six (71e). Five panes, each with plate no., incl. nos. 14269, 14270, 14271 and 14272 (2), few small flaws incl. some toning, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, catalogued in Durland at $500.00 apiece, Scott Retail (Image Magnifier)

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400 650
709 og 1924, 1c Deep Green, Ty. "A" Ovpt., First Printing, Booklet Pane of Six (71e). Seven panes, each different positions, incl. pos. A, B, C, H, I, J and K, couple with minor toning, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

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560 200
710 nh 1924, 1c Deep Green, Ty. "A" Ovpt., Booklet Pane of Six (71e). Complete unexploded 25c booklet of four panes, Mint N.H. with very slight tropical disturbance, pos. A, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as four hinged panes

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320 225
711 nh 1924, 1c Deep Green, Ty. "A" Ovpt., Booklet Pane of Six (71e). Complete unexploded 25c booklet of four panes, Mint N.H., pos. J, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as four hinged panes

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320 200
712 og 1924, 1c Deep Green, Ty. "A" Ovpt., Second Printing, Booklet Pane of Six (71e). Seven different pos. plus two different pos. D plate nos. (15961 and 15964), Fine-Very Fine, plate nos. are scarce, Scott Retail as normal booklet panes (Durland catalogues the two plate nos. at $500.00 apiece)

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720 600
713 c 1924, 1c Deep Green, Ty. "A" Ovpt, 2c Carmine, Ty. "B" Ovpts., Booklet Panes of Six (71e, 84d). Vertical guide line pos. H and I respectively, tied by "Balboa Heights C.Z. Sept. 4, 1926" circular datestamps on registered cover to Savannah Ga., 2c additionally tied by bold blue straightline "Registered", registry backstamps of Balboa Heights, Cristobal and Savannah, additional blue green "Jack. & Key West J.H. Bristow Tr. 76 Sep 9 1926" RPO datestamp, Fine-Very Fine, even though a philatelic inspiration this is a very rare cover and possibly unique with this combination, neither booklet pane is listed used or on cover (Image Magnifier)

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E. 500-750 750
714 bl 1924, 2c Carmine (73). Bottom plate no. 15378 block of six, rich color, bold strikes of grid cancels, Very Fine, scarce used plate block, unlisted as used in Scott (Image Magnifier)

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E. 300-400 225
715 og 1924, 2c Carmine, Ty. "A" Ovpt., First Printing, Booklet Pane of Six (73a). Three panes, each with plate no., incl. nos. 15790, 15792 and 16603, two with tropicalized original gum, Fine-Very Fine, scarce, Durland prices these at $600.00 apiece, Scott Retail (Image Magnifier)

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525 2,300
716 og 1924, 2c Carmine, Ty. "A" Ovpt., First Printing, Booklet Pane of Six (73a). Seven panes from different positions, incl. pos. A, B, C, H, I, J and K, brilliant colors, most are fresh and Fine-Very Fine

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1,225 500
717 nh 1924, 2c Carmine, Ty. "A" Ovpt., First Printing, Booklet Pane of Six (73a). Complete booklet of two Mint N.H. panes of six, both pos. A, Fine-Very Fine, the covers immaculate, ex Plass, Scott Retail as two hinged booklet panes

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350 325
718 nh 1924, 2c Carmine, Ty. "A" Ovpt., First Printing, Booklet Pane of Six (73a). Complete booklet of two Mint N.H. panes of six, both pos. A, cover creases due to too many "peeks", panes Fine-Very Fine

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350 200
719 nh 1924, 2c Carmine, Ty. "A" Ovpt., First Printing, Booklet Pane of Six (73a). Complete booklet of two Mint N.H. panes of six, both pos. I, panes Fine, the covers immaculate, ex Plass, Scott Retail as two hinged booklet panes

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350 225
720 nh 1924, 2c Carmine, Ty. "A" Ovpt., Booklet Pane of Six (73a). Complete unexploded 49c booklet of four panes, Mint N.H., Very Fine with choice covers, Scott Retail as four hinged panes of six

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700 700
721 nh 1924, 2c Carmine, Ty. "A" Ovpt., First Printing, Booklet Pane of Six (73a). Complete unexploded 49c booklet of four Mint N.H. panes of six, all pos. A, Very Good-Fine, the covers Extremely Fine, ex Plass, Scott Retail as four hinged booklet panes (Image Magnifier)

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700 750
722 c 1924, 2c Carmine, Ty. "A" Ovpt., Booklet Pane of Six (73a). Affixed on back of 1926 registered cover from the Vice-President of the "Internacia Ligo" to the Chase National Bank in Ancon, used with bottom right vertical pair from another booklet pane, tied by "Balboa Heights C.Z. Jan. 12 1926" circular datestamps on 1c Green entire (U6), pane of six with light black vertical crayon marks and tied by Gray Blue "Balboa Heights C.Z. Registered" double-circle datestamps, another backstamp in purple, partial strike, presumably Ancon Registered, cover opened for display, Fine-Very Fine, rare usage, especially as it appears to be a commercial usage, not listed used or on cover (Image Magnifier)

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E. 300-400 450
723 ogbl 1924, 5c Dark Blue, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (74). Mint N.H. wide left plate no. 15206 block of six, light bend and wrinkle, Fine-Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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325 275
724 ogbl 1924, 5c, 12c and 14c Ty. "A" Ovpts. (74-76-77). Plate no. blocks of six, first and last Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as hinged

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1,250 950
725 ogbl 1924, 5c, 12c and 14c Ty. "A" Ovpts. (74-76-77). Plate no. blocks of six, 14c slight tropical original gum, 5c tiny hinge reinforcement, Fine-Very Fine

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1,250 950
726 ogbl 1924, 5c, 12c and 14c Ty. "A" Ovpts. (74-76-77). Plate no. blocks of six, center 5c pair wrinkles, small crease in 12c selvage, Fine-Very Fine

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1,250 500
727 bl 1924, 5c-$1.00 Ty. "A" Ovpts. (74-81). Used blocks of four, 14c parcel roller cancel, others neat circular datestamps, Fine-Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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1,447 750
728 ogbl 1924, 10c Orange, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (75). Wide bottom plate no. 15513 block of six, two stamps slightest disturbance from interleaving adherence, incredibly well-centered, Extremely Fine (Image Magnifier)

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875 2,000
729 ogbl 1924, 10c Orange, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (75). Wide bottom plate no. 15510 block of six, end pairs Mint N.H., Fine (Image Magnifier)

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875 350
730 ogbl 1924, 10c Orange, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (75). Wide right plate no. 15511 block of six, minor disturbance from interleaving adherence, Fine (Image Magnifier)

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875 200
731 ogbl 1924, 10c Orange, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (75). Wide right plate no. 15512 block of six, h.r., Fine (Image Magnifier)

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875 190
732 og 1924, 3c-$1.00 Ty. "A" and Ty. "B" Ovpts. (74-81, 85-95). Complete less -1/2c-2c of first set and 2c of second set, a few with tropical original gum incl. No. 94, Fine-Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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1,037 950
733 ogbl 1924, 12c Brown Violet, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (76). Bottom plate no. 14406 block of six, central h.r., end pairs Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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500 425
734 nhbl 1924, 15c Gray, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (78). Mint N.H. top plate no. F14910 block of six, the selvage is narrow but the stamps have mostly huge margins, Extremely Fine, the plate no. single is exceptional, Scott Retail as hinged (Image Magnifier)

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850 1,500
735 ogbl 1924, 15c Gray, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (78). Wide left plate no. 14912 block of six, lightly hinged, Fine (Image Magnifier)

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850 160
736 ogbl 1924, 15c Gray, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (78). Wide right plate no. 14913 block of six, Fine-Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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800 550
737 nhbl 1924, 30c Olive Brown, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (79). Mint N.H. wide top plate no. 14439 block of six, almost imperceptible gum "tackiness" from interleaving, Fine, Scott Retail as hinged (Image Magnifier)

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625 350
738 nhbl 1924, 30c Olive Brown, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (79). Mint N.H. wide top plate no. 14438 block of six, almost imperceptible gum "tackiness" from interleaving, Fine, Scott Retail as hinged (Image Magnifier)

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625 350
739 ogbl 1924, 30c Olive Brown, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (79). Left plate no. 14437 block of six, Fine-Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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625 350
740 ogbl 1924, 30c Olive Brown, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (79). Left plate no. 14436 block of six, slight tropical original gum, selvage trifle reduced, Fine (Image Magnifier)

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625 180
741 ogbl 1924, 50c Lilac, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (80). Mint N.H. wide left plate no. 14045 block of six, fresh and bright, attractive centered

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLY CHOICE PLATE BLOCK OF THE CANAL ZONE 50-CENT LILAC IN MINT NEVER-HINGED POST-OFFICE FRESH CONDITION. CERTAINLY ONE OF THE FINEST AVAILABLE.

Scott Retail as hinged plate block of six (Image Magnifier)

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3,000 3,250
742 ogbl 1924, 50c Lilac, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (80). Mint N.H. right plate no. 14043 block of six, bright color, reduced selvage, tiny margin stain at extreme bottom, otherwise Fine-Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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3,000 800
743 ogbl 1924, 50c Lilac, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (80). Wide top plate no. F14044 block of six, central h.r., end pairs Mint N.H., Fine (Image Magnifier)

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3,000 1,000
744 ogbl 1924, 50c Lilac, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (80). Right plate no. 14042 block of six, slight tropical original gum, natural narrow selvage with some offset and minor edge thinning, otherwise Fine-Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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3,000 700
745 ogbl 1924, $1.00 Violet Brown, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (81). Mint N.H. top plate no. F14268 block of six, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE $1.00 CANAL ZONE OVERPRINT WITH FLAT "A".

Scott Retail as hinged (Image Magnifier)

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4,250 4,750
746 ogbl 1924, $1.00 Violet Brown, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (81). Block of four, tropical original gum, Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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1,000 550
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