Kelleher Auction 797th
May 7th, 2024

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Auction Date: May 7th, 2024

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On all lots sold, a commission of 20% on the hammer price is payable by the buyer to the auctioneer together with any sales and use tax or customs duties.

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Lot 1182 Panama Canal Zone

  • Scott31a
Description

1909, 1¢ dark green & black, overprint reading down, type I, inverted center (Scott 31a), deep rich color, perforations at left scissors cut well outside the edges of the holes leaving these intact, canceled by Las Cascades duplex, Very Fine and a superlative example of one of the pre-eminent rarities of Canal Zone philately, possibly the finest extant, ex Gilbert N. Plass, Drucker Family, "Laila", and George Campbell collections, with 1967 and 2003 P.F. certificates.
Scott $22,500.


One of the most famous rarities of the Canal Zone, of which only four used examples have been recorded. A common characteristic of each example is the blunt or clipped perforations from scissors separation on one side, suggesting that these may have originated from sheets of stamps to make booklets. The first example of this great rarity was not discovered until 1932, by George Wirth, who removed it from a postcard used in 1913, suggesting that this error was included in the delivery of August 22, 1911. It once resided in the Edward Conger and Robert Cunliffe collections. The second example (offered in this sale) was found in the 1950s. The third example, which came to light in 1969, is defective.



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Tuesday May 7th, 2024, 08:00 EDT

Current Auction Time (MET): Sunday 14th 2024 July 2024 - 18:27