First of three summer Spink sales this May

Spink’s USA office has three upcoming summer sales, the first of which – The Pre-New York Philatelic Collector’s Series – will whet the appetite of keen collectors this May 11 and 12, just ahead of the highly anticipated World Stamp Show.

Spink representative George Eveleth said the sale is “crammed full of choice items for the avid enthusiast.” It follows this month’s exciting recovery of a long-lost 1918 24-cent Inverted Jenny (US Scott #C3a) after a prospective consignor, who had inherited the stamp, unknowingly brought it to Spink’s for sale.

Luckily for collectors, the upcoming sale features another, even older, notable invert, this from 1901: Lot 259 is a “fantastic” and “well-centred Mint example” of a two-cent Pan-American invert stamp (US Scott #259a). Two hundred of these inverts originally passed through the U.S. Post Office Department, but the number of examples that survive today has yet to be determined.

“However, the immense rarity of this popular stamp is unquestioned. An extraordinary opportunity for the serious collector wishing to acquire one of the great rarities of United States philately,” Eveleth said, adding the “remarkable find” is estimated at $55,000 USD (about $69,000 Cdn.).

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