Sale 969 — The Whitpain Collection of U.S. Possessions

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 12-13 February, 2009

Category — Philippines (226-240)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1201
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1903, 1c Blue Green (226). Plate number collection, incl. 28 imprint and plate no. strips of three (one used), five imprint and plate no. blocks of six and eleven plate singles (three used, one of these used on post card), 43 different numbers in all, slightly mixed condition with some stuck down on small pieces of paper, otherwise nearly all Fine-Very Fine, challenging if not impossible to duplicate

2,063
1,200
1202
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Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1202, Philippines (226-240)1903, 1c-$1.00 Overprints (226-237, 240), 1903, 1c-$1.00 Overprints (226-237, 240)1903, 1c-$1.00 Overprints (226-237, 240). Incl. four additional shades, excellent centering throughout, rich colors, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, a marvelous "hand-picked" lot

1,175
600
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1203
ogbl
1903, 1c-15c Overprints (226-235, 240). Blocks of four, incl. five extra shades, 4c unused (no gum), virtually all Fine-Very Fine

2,410
1,200
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1204
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1903 Ovpts., Broken Letters. 14 stamps, six different, incl. 4c, 8c and 10c values, No. 240 pair and block of four, Fine-Very Fine, interesting lot for the specialist

284
200
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1205
 
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1205, Philippines (226-240)1903, 10c-$1.00 Overprints (233-237), 1903, 10c-$1.00 Overprints (233-237)1903, 10c-$1.00 Overprints (233-237). Various cancels, incl. extra $1.00 and a few other low values, virtually all Fine-Very Fine

574
375
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1206
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1903, 2c Carmine (227, 240). Plate number collection, former eleven imprint and plate no. strips of three, one plate block of six and one plate single (thirteen different numbers), latter ten imprint and plate no. strips of three, block of four with plate no. and plate single (twelve different numbers), some reinforcement, mostly Fine-Very Fine

1,263
700
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1207
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1207, Philippines (226-240)1903, 3c Bright Violet (228), 1903, 3c Bright Violet (228)1903, 3c Bright Violet (228). Bottom imprint and plate no. 2518 block of six, tropical original gum, attractively centered, narrow selvage into imprint, Very Fine

1,650
3,250
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1208
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Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1208, Philippines (226-240)1903, 3c Bright Violet (228), 1903, 3c Bright Violet (228)1903, 3c Bright Violet (228). Left imprint and plate no. 2519 block of six, disturbed tropical original gum with some P.O. interleaving on back, about Fine

1,650
350
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1209
og
1903, 3c-$1.00 Ovpts. (228-237). Small collection of plate number material, incl. 3c, 8c, 13c-$1.00 plate singles ($1.00 unused, no gum), imprint and plate no. strips of three of 4c, 10c and two 13c and imprint and plate no. block of eight of the 5c rejoined down the middle (catalogued as two blocks of four), nearly all Fine-Very Fine

1,797
900
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1210
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1210, Philippines (226-240)1903, 4c Brown (229), 1903, 4c Brown (229)1903, 4c Brown (229). Bottom imprint and plate no. 1797 block of six, tropical original gum with P.O. interleaving adhering, nicely centered, Very Fine

1,950
2,300
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1211
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1211, Philippines (226-240)1903, 4c Orange Brown (229a), 1903, 4c Orange Brown (229a)1903, 4c Orange Brown (229a). Left imprint and plate no. 1797 block of six, exceptionally fresh and Fine

1,950
2,600
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1212
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Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1212, Philippines (226-240)1903, 4c-15c Overprints (229-230, 233-235), 1903, 4c-15c Overprints (229-230, 233-235)1903, 4c-15c Overprints (229-230, 233-235). Imprint and plate no. strips of three, 5c tropical original gum, two each 13c and 15c Mint N.H., right 15c couple trivial perf flaws, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

1,045
1,700
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1213
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Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1213, Philippines (226-240)1903, 1c-5c Overprints (226-227, 230), 1903, 1c-5c Overprints (226-227, 230)1903, 1c-5c Overprints (226-227, 230). Imprint and plate no. 1540 blocks of six, h.r. at sides, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, choice centering, fresh and Very Fine-Extremely Fine

425
1,200
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1214
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1214, Philippines (226-240)1903, 6c Brownish Lake (231), 1903, 6c Brownish Lake (231)1903, 6c Brownish Lake (231). Bottom imprint and plate no. 1601 block of six, almost perfectly centered, deep rich color, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

2,100
3,250
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1215
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1215, Philippines (226-240)1903, 6c Brownish Lake (231), 1903, 6c Brownish Lake (231)1903, 6c Brownish Lake (231). Bottom imprint and plate no. 1598 block of six, well-centered, Very Fine

2,100
5,000
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1216
ngbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1216, Philippines (226-240)1903, 8c Violet Black (232), 1903, 8c Violet Black (232)1903, 8c Violet Black (232). Bottom imprint and plate no. 1497 block of six, unused (no gum), Fine

1,500
1,500
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1217
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1217, Philippines (226-240)1903, 10c Pale Red Brown (233), 1903, 10c Pale Red Brown (233)1903, 10c Pale Red Brown (233). Bottom imprint and plate no. 1590 block of eight, well-centered, fresh and Extremely Fine, marvelous condition and centering for this scarce Philippines plate block

1,070
2,200
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1218
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1218, Philippines (226-240)1903, 13c Purple Black (234), 1903, 13c Purple Black (234)1903, 13c Purple Black (234). Wide top imprint and plate no. 1475 block of six, intense color, couple minor hinge reinforcements, Fine-Very Fine

1,350
1,600
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1219
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1219, Philippines (226-240)1903, 15c Olive Green (235), 1903, 15c Olive Green (235)1903, 15c Olive Green (235). Bottom imprint and plate no. 1607 block of six, h.r., Fine, scarce

2,000
4,250
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1220
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1220, Philippines (226-240)1903, 50c Orange (236), 1903, 50c Orange (236)1903, 50c Orange (236). Block of four, top pair Mint N.H., bright color, Fine-Very Fine

800
550
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1221
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1221, Philippines (226-240)1903, 50c Orange (236), 1903, 50c Orange (236)1903, 50c Orange (236). Top imprint and plate no. 1602 block of six, top center stamp lightly hinged, others Mint N.H., vibrant color, each stamp almost perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB PLATE BLOCK OF THE PHILIPPINES 1903 50-CENT ISSUE. ONLY TWO OR THREE ARE BELIEVED KNOWN. THIS TOP PLATE BLOCK IS HIGHLY DESIRABLE AND EXTREMELY RARE AS IT IS UNQUESTIONABLY THE FINEST KNOWN.

Ex Todd and Drucker. As the Scott Catalogue demonstrates, plate blocks of this issue are extremely rare. Scott Catalogue value for six hinged singles is only $750.00, so they assign a multiplier of over 23 for the plate block

17,500
70,000
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1222
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1222, Philippines (226-240)1903, $1.00 Black (237), 1903, $1.00 Black (237)1903, $1.00 Black (237). Block of four, top pair Mint N.H., choice margins and wonderfully well-centered, intense color on clean paper

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. LEFT PAIR EXCEPTIONAL, ESPECIALLY THE TOP LEFT STAMP.

Choice multiples of this value are difficult to find

2,900
3,000
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1223
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1223, Philippines (226-240)1903, $1.00 Black (237), 1903, $1.00 Black (237)1903, $1.00 Black (237). Block of six with part top imprint and plate no. 1629 selvage, well-centered, disturbed gum with some minor gum soaking, bottom center small thin spot, otherwise Very Fine

3,000
3,250
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1224
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Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1224, Philippines (226-240)1903, $1.00 Black (237), 1903, $1.00 Black (237)1903, $1.00 Black (237). Block of four with central Manila circular datestamp, nicely centered, small separation and minor corner thin top right, otherwise Very Fine, also incl. 50c block of four with trifle smudgy Manila P.I. double oval cancels, perf flaw, Fine, scarce used multiples

2,125
1,700
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1225
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Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1225, Philippines (226-240)1903, $2.00 Dark Blue (238), 1903, $2.00 Dark Blue (238)1903, $2.00 Dark Blue (238). Perfectly centered, h.r., intense color, Extremely Fine Gem, Colman handstamp guarantee

750
550
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1226
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1226, Philippines (226-240)1903, $2.00 Dark Blue (238), 1903, $2.00 Dark Blue (238)1903, $2.00 Dark Blue (238). Block of four, fresh, nicely centered, nibbed perf at top left

VERY FINE. A LOVELY BLOCK OF THE 1903 $2.00 PHILIPPINES OVERPRINT ON THE UNITED STATES 1902 ISSUE.

According to postal records, only 695 copies of this stamp were sold.

3,400
2,200
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1227
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1227, Philippines (226-240)1903, $2.00 Dark Blue (238), 1903, $2.00 Dark Blue (238)1903, $2.00 Dark Blue (238). Bottom imprint and plate no. 1630 block of six with wide selvage, barely hinged except where some perf separations sensibly reinforced, deep rich color, choice centering, top left stamp tiny thin spot

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1903 $2.00 PHILIPPINES ISSUE. A WONDERFUL SHOWPIECE.

Only 695 were sold, meaning that very few plate blocks are known. Of the five known plate blocks (two top and three bottom), this is the only one with wide selvage.

16,000
32,500
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1228
 
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1228, Philippines (226-240)1903, $2.00 Dark Blue (238), 1903, $2.00 Dark Blue (238)1903, $2.00 Dark Blue (238). Neat circular datestamps, wonderful margins and centering, faint vertical crease, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1985 P.F. certificate

800
425
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1229
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Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1229, Philippines (226-240)1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239), 1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239)1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239). Wonderful rich color, small h.r., Very Fine and choice

1,000
650
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1230
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Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1230, Philippines (226-240)1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239), 1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239)1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239). Overprint shifted left showing tiny part of "P" in right margin, h.r., Fine, with 1972 A.P.S. certificate

1,000
350
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1231
 
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1231, Philippines (226-240)1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239), 1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239)1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239). Deep rich color, light strike of circular datestamp at top leaves design clearly visible

FRESH AND VERY FINE. A RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES 1905 $5.00 DARK GREEN.

Only a small percentage of the 746 $5.00 1903 Philippines Overprint issued were actually used. With 1988 P.F. certificate

5,000
3,250
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1232
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1232, Philippines (226-240)1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239), 1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239)1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239). Block of four, lightly hinged, deep rich color, choice centering

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL AND SCARCE BLOCK OF THE PHILIPPINES 1903 $5.00 OVERPRINT.

Only 746 of the Philippines 1903 $5.00 Overprint were sold. Very few exhibit the choice centering and quality of this block.

4,250
4,250
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1233
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1233, Philippines (226-240)1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239), 1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239)1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239). Bottom imprint and plate no. 1620 block of six with wide selvage, center stamps h.r., others barely hinged (if at all) deep rich color, choice centering throughout, few expertly reinforced perf separations of little consequence

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY PLATE BLOCK OF THE PHILIPPINES $5.00 1903 OVERPRINT ISSUE KNOWN TO EXIST. AN INCOMPARABLE SHOWPIECE AND ONE OF THE KEYS TO A COMPLETE COLLECTION OF BUREAU ISSUE PLATE BLOCKS.

Only 782 of the $5.00 1903 Philippines Overprint were sold, and only this plate number block is known to exist. The underlying stamp, Scott 313, is also a great rarity in plate block form, with one in private hands and another in the Miller collection at The New York Public Library.

Ex Todd. With 1978 P.F. certificate. Unpriced as a full plate no. block of six.

E. 75,000-100,000
220,000
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1234
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1234, Philippines (226-240)1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239), 1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239)1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239). Block of six with part imprint and plate no. 1620 selvage at top, h.r. at center, left pair Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, centered to top

VERY GOOD-FINE. A SCARCE MULTIPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES 1903 $5.00 MARSHALL ISSUE.

Scott Retail as block of four and two Mint N.H. singles.

8,750
2,200
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1235
ogbl
1903, 2c Carmine (240). Bottom imprint and plate no. 2217 block of six and left imprint and plate no. 2865 block of eight, most stamps Mint N.H., plate of six with separation and small selvage thin, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

674
1,100
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1236
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Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1236, Philippines (226-240)1903, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (240a), 1903, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (240a)1903, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (240a). Tropical original gum, Fine and very scarce

1,100
950
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