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
VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. LEFT PAIR EXCEPTIONAL, ESPECIALLY THE TOP LEFT STAMP.
Choice multiples of this value are difficult to find
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.