Sale 869 — Fall 2003 U.S. Rarities: United States, Confederate States, Historic Flights and Hawaii

Sale Date — Saturday, 15 November, 2003

Category — Philippines

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3397
ogbl
Sale 869, Lot 3397, Philippines1903, $2.00 Dark Blue (238). Block of four with horizontal line, lightly hinged, deep shade and sharp impression, choice centering

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE SCARCEST OF THE HIGH VALUES OF THE 1903 PHILIPPINES SET.

Only 695 were issued. With 2003 P.F. certificate

3,200
2,400
3398°
c
Sale 869, Lot 3398, Philippines1944, 10c Carmine Rose, "Victory" Ovpt. (474). Block of four, early impression of handstamp, choice centering, cancelled by Tacloban Dec. 8, 1944 duplex datestamp and oval grid on Red Cross legal-size cover to New York City, Very Fine, extremely rare multiple on cover, ex Plass, with 1967 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
2,500
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3399°
c
Sale 869, Lot 3399, Philippines1944, 16c Dark Blue, "Victory" Ovpt. (479). Natural s.e. at left, used with eight other "Victory" overprints, Nos. 464 (pair), 465, 471, 472, 474, 477, 481 and E9, tied by Tacloban Nov. 8, 1944 First Day of Issue duplex datestamp and oval grid on legal-size cover to San Francisco, handstamped First Day cachet, couple stamps at upper right slightly creased, otherwise Very Fine, rare, with 1996 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
4,500
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3400
c
Sale 869, Lot 3400, Philippines1926, 2c-10p Madrid-Manila Flight Air Post Overprints (C1-C6, C9-C15). Complete set except for the two rare 16c Sampsons, tied by Manila May 21, 1926 circular datestamps on "La Insular" cigar manufacturer's illustrated legal-size cover to local addressee, signed by pilots Gallarza and Loriga, not flown but signed after their arrival in Madrid on May 13, usual climatic toning

VERY FINE. A SPECTACULAR COVER BEARING THE BASIC VALUES OF PHILIPPINES 1926 MADRID-MANILA OVERPRINT SET. VERY FEW SETS ON COVER ARE KNOWN.

Scott Retail $2,327.00 for used off-cover stamps.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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3401
c
Sale 869, Lot 3401, Philippines1926, 16c Olive Bister, Air Post (C8). Used with 2c Green (C1), both tied by plane pictorial cancel on Bruggmann corner card cover, San Jose P.I. Apr. 7, 1928 duplex, blue and red handstamped cachets for U.S. Army Air Service, backstamped Manila Apr. 8 duplex and U.S. Army Apr. 8 blue oval receiving datestamps, both stamps have usual climatic toning, 16c natural s.e. at left and pulled perf at bottom

FINE. AN EXTRAORDINARILY RARE USE OF THE 16-CENT SAMPSON WITH RED MADRID-MANILA FLIGHT OVERPRINT.

Two of the rarest stamps of the Philippines 1928 Madrid-Manila Overprint set are the 16c Sampson with overprints in Black (C7) or Red (C8). The Red overprint is valued in Scott at $3,750.00 unused and $3,000.00 used (no value is given for a cover). In searching dozens of major Air Post sales, we have located only one other cover. The cover offered here is typical of souvenir covers created by Walter Bruggman.

Signed Heiman.

E. 3,000-4,000
5,750
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