Sale 969 — The Whitpain Collection of U.S. Possessions
Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 12-13 February, 2009
Category — Philippines (212-219)
1899, 50c Orange (212). Bottom imprint and plate no. 75 block of eight, barely hinged with three stamps Mint N.H., radiant color as fresh as the day it was printed, gorgeous centering throughout
EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT PLATE BLOCK OF THE PHILIPPINES 1899 50-CENT UNWATERMARKED ISSUE IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE. THIS IS ALSO THE LARGEST IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER MULTIPLE CONTAINED IN OUR RECORDS.
Both Todd and Wampler had top plate blocks of six (the former with tropicalized original gum) but the centering and overall condition of the block offered here is far superior to the others. Scott Retail as plate block and two singles