EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES 1901 $5.00 DARK GREEN, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95.
The underlying stamp, Scott 278, is difficult to obtain with such choice centering. Only 782 were overprinted for use in the Philippines, making this exponentially rarer in such a high grade.
With 2004 P.S.E., 2010 and 2013 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95)
FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM PLATE NUMBER STRIP OF THREE OF THE PHILIPPINES 1901 $5.00 MARSHALL.
Ex Tows. The 1901 $5.00 dollar Philippines issue is not known to exist as a full plate block -- none was offered in Todd (where a strip of three was the largest multiple), Wampler or Whitpain.