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

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

Category — Philippines (212-219)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1135
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1135, Philippines (212-219)1899, 1c-$1.00 Overprints (213-223, 214d), 1899, 1c-$1.00 Overprints (213-223, 214d)1899, 1c-$1.00 Overprints (213-223, 214d). Original gum except few lesser values unused (no gum), Fine-Very Fine lot

914
300
1136
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1136, Philippines (212-219)1899, 1c-15c Overprints (212-222), 1899, 1c-15c Overprints (212-222)1899, 1c-15c Overprints (212-222). Blocks of four, incl. three shades of 2c and extra 4c shade, Nos. 216, 217A, 218, 221 and 222 mostly "dried" tropical original gum (bad on most and several appear to be no gum), top right 50c nibbed perfs, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

2,338
550
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1137
 
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1137, Philippines (212-219)1899, 1c-$5.00 Overprints (212-225, E1, J1, J2, J4), 1899, 1c-$5.00 Overprints (212-225, E1, J1, J2, J4)1899, 1c-$5.00 Overprints (212-225, E1, J1, J2, J4). Variety of cancels, high values with non-descript corks, generally Fine-Very Fine

2,615
800
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1138
bl
1899, 1c-50c Overprints (213-222). Blocks of four, variety of cancels incl. towns and corks, virtually all Fine-Very Fine

734
325
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1139
og
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1139, Philippines (212-219)1899, 50c Orange (212), 1899, 50c Orange (212)1899, 50c Orange (212). Original gum, lightly hinged, nice margins, Very Fine and choice

350
200
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1140
og
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1140, Philippines (212-219)1899, 50c Orange (212), 1899, 50c Orange (212)1899, 50c Orange (212). Wide top imprint and plate no. 75 strip of three, tropical original gum, Very Good

1,550
375
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1141
nhbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1141, Philippines (212-219)1899, 50c Orange (212), 1899, 50c Orange (212)1899, 50c Orange (212). Mint N.H. block of four, top right stamp damaged font variety showing spaces within the vertical bars of "PHI", previously considered a counterfeit, this variety is surrounded by three stamps with the normal fine overprint, Fine, very scarce and unusual

3,200
650
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1142
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1142, Philippines (212-219)1899, 50c Orange (212), 1899, 50c Orange (212)1899, 50c Orange (212). Block of four, tropical original gum, attractively centered, Very Fine and choice

1,650
550
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1143
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Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1143, Philippines (212-219)1899, 50c Orange (212), 1899, 50c Orange (212)1899, 50c Orange (212). Block of four, central Manila circular datestamp, slight staining, otherwise almost Fine, unpriced in used condition, Scott Retail as four used singles

900
375
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1144
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1144, Philippines (212-219)1899, 50c Orange (212), 1899, 50c Orange (212)1899, 50c Orange (212). Bottom imprint and plate no. 75 block of eight, barely hinged with three stamps Mint N.H., radiant color as fresh as the day it was printed, gorgeous centering throughout

EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT PLATE BLOCK OF THE PHILIPPINES 1899 50-CENT UNWATERMARKED ISSUE IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE. THIS IS ALSO THE LARGEST IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER MULTIPLE CONTAINED IN OUR RECORDS.

Both Todd and Wampler had top plate blocks of six (the former with tropicalized original gum) but the centering and overall condition of the block offered here is far superior to the others. Scott Retail as plate block and two singles

13,650
40,000
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1145
og
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1145, Philippines (212-219)1899, 1c Yellow Green, Inverted Ovpt. (213a), 1899, 1c Yellow Green, Inverted Ovpt. (213a)1899, 1c Yellow Green, Inverted Ovpt. (213a). Original gum, small h.r., intense color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THIS EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT PHILIPPINES WITH INVERTED OVERPRINT IS BELIEVED TO BE UNIQUE. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF PHILIPPINES PHILATELY.

Ex Tows and Drucker. Signed by E. Stern. With 1990 P.F. certificate

32,500
67,500
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1146
og
1899, 1c Yellow Green (213). Collection of 70 imprint and plate no. strips of three and eight imprint and plate no. blocks of six or larger, complete plate numbers less five, there are some occasional condition problems but the collector tried his best to acquire choice quality, overall Fine-Very Fine, an important assemblage which was formed over decades

4,600
2,500
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1147
ogbl
1899, 1c Yellow Green, 2c Red (213-214). Bottom imprint and plate nos. 1000 and 1384 blocks of six respectively, latter tropical original gum, Fine-Very Fine

400
200
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1148
og
1899, 2c Red, Reddish Carmine, Rose Carmine (214, 214c, 214d). Virtually complete collection of plate numbers comprising 97 imprint and plate no. strips of three, one imprint and plate no. block of six and five plate no. singles (two used), evidently complete less 16 plate nos. (1072 and between 1373 to 1440), with the exception of a crease in the top pair in the plate block, the condition is excellent, mixed centering, overall Fine-Very Fine, an amazing group which would be a challenge to replicate

3,456
2,100
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1149
og
1900, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (214b). Five panes, four with vertical watermark (pos. A, B, H, M) and one horizontal watermark (pos. M), tropical gum or no gum, overall Fine for these, very difficult to find in decent condition

1,250
350
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1150
og
1900, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (214b). Two panes, both listed shades, one tropical original gum, other unused (no gum), also incl. used pane lacking top tab (not counted), Fine lot

500
160
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1151
og
1900, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (214b). "Philippines" overprinted 49c booklet containing one pane of six and partial pane of three, also loose pane of four (lacks bottom pair), Fine

E. 150-200
225
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1152
nh
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1152, Philippines (212-219)1900, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (214b), 1900, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (214b)1900, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (214b). Five panes and a "pair" in 97c booklet [BK9-BC2B-BIA 1-c-2 (1)], Mint N.H., pos. A with red 50mm ovpt., back cover separated from staples and front cover creases, although incomplete, this may be the closest thing to a 97c booklet, Scott Retail as five Mint N.H. panes of six

3,000
2,600
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1153
nh
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1153, Philippines (212-219)1900, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (214b), 1900, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (214b)1900, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (214b). Complete unexploded 49c booklet of four panes [BK8-BC2b-BIA 1-c-1(1)], Mint N.H., pos. A with red 50mm overprint, light crease back cover

FINE-VERY FINE. A VERY RARE BOOKLET.

Also incl. covers for 49c booklet (BIA 1-e). Scott Retail as four Mint N.H. panes of six

2,400
2,100
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1154
nh
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1154, Philippines (212-219)1900, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (214b), 1900, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (214b)1900, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (214b). Complete unexploded 25c booklet of two panes [BK7-BC 2B-BIA 1-c-2(1)], Mint N.H., pos. A, cover with red 48mm overprint, covers creased, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as two Mint N.H. panes of six

1,200
500
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1155
nh
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1155, Philippines (212-219)1900, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (214b), 1900, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (214b)1900, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (214b). Complete unexploded 25c booklet of two panes [BK7-BC 2B-BIA 1-c-1(1)], Mint N.H., pos. A, cover with 48mm red overprint, front cover tear, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail for two Mint N.H. panes of six

1,200
450
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1156
 
1899, 2c Rose Carmine, 10c Brown, Ty. I (214d, 217). Vertical strips of three and four respectively, each natural s.e. at right, affixed on large document, a "Bill Of Health" for the crew of the freighter "Corazon de Maria" destined for Manila, stamps cancelled in ms. "Internal Revenue March 24 1900", signed by the Major Chief Surgeon and the Acting Captain of the Port, Fine, excellent collateral and a most unusual usage of these stamps

E. 500-750
800
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1157
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1157, Philippines (212-219)1899, 3c Purple (215), 1899, 3c Purple (215)1899, 3c Purple (215). Bottom imprint and plate no. 450 block of six, stamps Mint N.H., couple minor hinge thin spots in selvage, Very Fine appearance

475
400
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1158
og
1899, 3c Purple (215). Imprint and plate no. 447-450 strips of three (top and bottom for each), no. 448 top unused (no gum), others original gum, many lightly hinged, Fine-Very Fine

680
190
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1159
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1159, Philippines (212-219)1899, 5c Blue (216), 1899, 5c Blue (216)1899, 5c Blue (216). Bottom imprint and plate no. 389 block of six, stamps Mint N.H., fresh and Fine-Very Fine

500
800
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1160
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1160, Philippines (212-219)1899, 5c Blue (216), 1899, 5c Blue (216)1899, 5c Blue (216). Top imprint and plate no. 1220 block of six with wide selvage, original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade on bright paper, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, a scarce plate number

500
800
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1161
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1161, Philippines (212-219)1899, 5c Blue (216), 1899, 5c Blue (216)1899, 5c Blue (216). Top imprint and plate no. 1218 block of six with wide selvage, few small h.r., deep rich color, fresh and Fine, this is a scarce plate number

500
500
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1162
og
1899, 5c Blue (216). Plate number collection comprising 23 imprint and plate no. strips of three, part imprint and plate no. block of four and two imprint and plate no. blocks of six, nos. 389-392 matching tops and bottoms (except 391 bottom is part imprint block), 407-410 all bottoms, then 980-983 matching tops and bottoms, 1199-1202 bottom strips of three, it appears that there are only two numbers missing, original gum, some h.r., one with small nick in selvage, few other minor problems, nearly all Fine-Very Fine

1,997
1,100
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1163
 
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1163, Philippines (212-219)1899, 5c Blue, Inverted Ovpt. (216a), 1899, 5c Blue, Inverted Ovpt. (216a)1899, 5c Blue, Inverted Ovpt. (216a). Centered to left as are all known examples, rich color, unobtrusive grid cancel, tiny flaws of little consequence

FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1899 5-CENT PHILIPPINES WITH INVERTED OVERPRINT. ONLY FIVE ARE RECORDED AND ALL ARE USED.

The five recorded examples are as follows: 1) the example offered here; 2) ex Plass, perf faults at top; 3) ex Tows, thin in left margin; 4) ex 1985 Rarities sale, centered to left; and 5) 1987 A.P.S. certificate, centered to top left.

With 1982 P.F. certificate

3,750
5,500
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1164
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1164, Philippines (212-219)1899, 10c Brown, Ty. I (217), 1899, 10c Brown, Ty. I (217)1899, 10c Brown, Ty. I (217). Bottom imprint and plate no. 305 block of six, tropical original gum, minor selvage separation, Fine-Very Fine

700
550
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1165
og
1899, 10c Brown, Ty. I (217). Plate number collection comprising bottom or side imprint and plate nos. 302-303, 306, 518-521 imprint and plate no. strips of three and bottom imprint and plate no. 305 block of six (some hinge reinforced separation), original gum, one strip tropical original gum, top stamp in no. 518 strip small tear, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

1,925
850
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1166
ng
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1166, Philippines (212-219)1899, 10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (217A), 1899, 10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (217A)1899, 10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (217A). Top imprint and plate no. 1337 strip of three, unused (no gum), Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as original gum

950
400
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1167
ng
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1167, Philippines (212-219)1899, 10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (217A), 1899, 10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (217A)1899, 10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (217A). Bottom imprint and plate no. 1336 strip of three, unused (no gum), nearly Fine, Scott Retail as original gum

950
150
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1168
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1168, Philippines (212-219)1899, 10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (217A), 1899, 10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (217A)1899, 10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (217A). Huge bottom imprint and plate no. 1338 block of six, tropical original gum

VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING WIDE BOTTOM IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT TYPE II WITH PHILIPPINES OVERPRINT.

The 10c Type II is one of the scarcest of the Philippines 1899 Overprinted Issue in plate block form.

3,000
12,000
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1169
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1169, Philippines (212-219)1899, 10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (217A), 1899, 10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (217A)1899, 10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (217A). Top imprint and plate no. 1338 block of six, original gum, bottom center lightly hinged, other five stamps Mint N.H.

FINE-VERY FINE. AN SCARCE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT TYPE II WITH PHILIPPINES OVERPRINT.

The 10c Type II is one of the scarcest of the Philippines 1899 Overprinted Issue in plate block form.

3,000
5,000
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1170
og
1899, 10c-50c Overprints (217A-219). Original gum, 10c bottom plate no. 1339 single (rejoined), other two bottom imprint and plate no. strips of three, nos. 264 and 75 respectively, Very Good-Fine

910
160
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1171
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1171, Philippines (212-219)1899, 15c Olive Green (218), 1899, 15c Olive Green (218)1899, 15c Olive Green (218). Block of four, extraordinarily well-centered, faintly hinged, wonderful strong color, Extremely Fine

175
375
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1172
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1172, Philippines (212-219)1899, 15c Olive Green (218), 1899, 15c Olive Green (218)1899, 15c Olive Green (218). Bottom imprint and plate no. 264 block of six, lightly hinged, small selvage thin, Fine appearance

1,250
2,700
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1173
og
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1173, Philippines (212-219)1899, 50c Orange (219), 1899, 50c Orange (219)1899, 50c Orange (219). Wide top imprint and plate no. 75 strip of five, hinge reinforcements, left stamp (not in imprint and plate no. strip), rounded corner, Very Good

825
225
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1174
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1174, Philippines (212-219)1899, 50c Orange (219), 1899, 50c Orange (219)1899, 50c Orange (219). Block of four, original gum, central h.r., choice centering, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

575
225
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1175
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 1175, Philippines (212-219)1899, 50c Orange (219), 1899, 50c Orange (219)1899, 50c Orange (219). Top imprint and plate no. 75 block of 18 with part arrow at right, "dried" tropicalized original gum, h.r., radiant color with two stamps at left showing some oxidation, few perf separations sensibly reinforced

FINE. A RARE AND IMPRESSIVE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF 18 OF THE 1899 50-CENT PHILIPPINES OVERPRINT.

This is a rare plate block -- none was offered in either Tows or Todd. Wampler had a plate block of six with similar dried gum.

Scott Retail as plate block of six, two blocks of four and four singles

6,650
2,800
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