US STAMPS #397- 399 PANAMA-EXPOSITION SET M/OG CV $127 #856
Us stamps #397- 399 panama-exposition set m/og cv: $127 #856 Mint original gum appear to be never hinged [mnh] Issue Date: January 1, 1913 Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing Method: Flat plate Watermark: Single line Perforation: 12 Panama s ... Read More
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Item DescriptionUs stamps #397- 399 panama-exposition set m/og cv: $127 #856
Mint original gum appear to be never hinged [mnh]
Issue Date: January 1, 1913
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Method: Flat plate
Watermark: Single line
Panama stamps have four different designs that pay tribute to Vasco Balboa, first European to see the
Pacific and the 1914 opening of the Panama Canal. The 5¢ stamp shows the San Francisco’s Golden Gate, site of the Panama Pacific Expo that
celebrated the 400th anniversary of Balboa’s discovery. Due to its yellow-orange color, much of the 10¢ stamp’s detail was lost,
prompting a dark-orange replacement.
Perf.12 sheets were later strengthened by a change to Perf. 10, making this variety among the scarcest 20th century _commemorative_.
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