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

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

Category — Philippines (Specimens)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1133
S
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1133, Philippines (Specimens)1899, 1c-$5.00 Ovpts., Natal UPU Overseas "Specimen" Ovpts. (213S var-223S var, 224S var-225S var, E1S var, J1S var-J7S var), 1899, 1c-$5.00 Ovpts., Natal UPU Overseas "Specimen" Ovpts. (213S var-223S var, 224S var-225S var, E1S var, J1S var-J7S var)1899, 1c-$5.00 Ovpts., Natal UPU Overseas "Specimen" Ovpts. (213S var-223S var, 224S var-225S var, E1S var, J1S var-J7S var). On pieces cut from the Natal Post Office archive books

FINE-VERY FINE. RARE AND ALMOST CERTAINLY UNIQUE.

Stamps were first affixed then overprinted by the postal authorities upon receipt from the UPU. With three 1981 B.P.A. certificates (one shows a later Special Delivery stamp that is not with this lot)

E. 4,000-5,000
5,750
1134
S
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1134, Philippines (Specimens)1901, 6c-$5.00 Overprints, Blue "Ultramar" (Overseas) Specimen Ovpts (221S var, 223AS var-225S var), 1901, 6c-$5.00 Overprints, Blue "Ultramar" (Overseas) Specimen Ovpts (221S var, 223AS var-225S var)1901, 6c-$5.00 Overprints, Blue "Ultramar" (Overseas) Specimen Ovpts (221S var, 223AS var-225S var). 6c tropical original gum, others no gum, $1.00 Ty. II short perf, $5.00 small crease

FINE-VERY FINE. POSSIBLY UNIQUE AND ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE $1.00 TYPE II.

The "Ultramar" ovpts were applied by the Portuguese Postal Administration upon receipt for the UPU

E. 3,000-4,000
2,400
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