Sale 973 — 2009 Rarities of the World
Sale Date — Saturday, 13 June, 2009
Category — Canal Zone, Hawaii, Philippines
VERY FINE. THE UNIQUE PANES OF 100 OF THE 1904 CANAL ZONE ISSUE OVERPRINTED ON THE UNITED STATES STAMPS OF THE 1902 ISSUE. WONDERFUL EXHIBITION ITEMS.
Scott Retail as 21 blocks of four, two plate blocks and four singles.
VERY FINE. A SCARCE PLATE BLOCK OF THE $1.00 CANAL ZONE OVERPRINT WITH FLAT "A".
We have offered only one other plate block since keeping computerized records.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT POSTAGE DUE WITH FLAT "A" FROM THE TOP PLATE POSITION.
Scott Retail as hinged
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE UNIQUE CORNER SELVAGE EXAMPLE OF THE "POSTAGE DUE" OMITTED VARIETY.
This variety was caused by a dramatic upward shift of the overprint. The "1" is split on all stamps, and "Postage Due" is omitted on the bottom five stamps of the pane.
Ex Plass. With 1966 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE COMPLETE PANE OF 20 OF THE 5-CENT KAMEHAMEHA THIRD PRINTING ON THIN BLUISH WOVE PAPER. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED INTACT SHEET.
The largest multiple in the Advertiser sale was a block of twelve, which in 1995 was described as the largest recorded multiple. With 2008 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as hinged smaller multiples
VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE PHILIPPINES 1899 50-CENT UNWATERMARKED ISSUE. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION AND FROM THE TOP PLATE POSITION.
In our recent auction of the Whitpain collection we sold a perfectly centered plate block of eight, which we described as the largest recorded plate block multiple. Before that auction this multiple was brought to our attention (and announced at the sale). It now becomes the largest recorded plate block.
With 1993 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as hinged plate block and four Mint N.H. singles