VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF 16 OF THE PHILIPPINES 1901 $1.00 ISSUE. THIS MAY WELL BE THE LARGEST MULTIPLE IN EXISTENCE.
Ex Todd. Scott Retail as four blocks of four
FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE COMBINATION IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER STRIP OF THREE COMBINING TYPE I AND II. A GREAT RARITY OF THE ISSUE, WHICH DOES NOT EXIST AS A FULL PLATE BLOCK.
The $1.00 1894-95 plate -- comprising 200 subjects arranged in two panes of 100 -- included five vertical columns of Type II (50 subjects). The left half of one pane was made up of Type I stamps, and the right half of the same pane comprised Type II stamps. The other pane was entirely Type I. Therefore, where the imprint and plate number appears at top and bottom, the two stamps at right are Type II, and the one stamp at left is Type I. Combination pairs and strips, which exist only between fifth and sixth columns, are extremely rare and desirable. Plate number strips and blocks are of even greater rarity. When one factors in the Philippines overprint, the rarity increases exponentially.
Ex Todd. Scott Catalogue lists but does not price this as a plate block of six. We sent an inquiry to the editor of Scott Catalogue, James E. Kloetzel, who told us that it was listed in the first edition to price Philippines plate blocks (1937) and that it has had a dash ever since. They have no evidence that one exists and it will likely be delisted in a few years.
VERY FINE. A RARE BLOCK OF FOUR COMBINING THE PHILIPPINES 1901 $1.00 TYPE I AND II STAMPS. VERY FEW COMBINATION MULTIPLES ARE KNOWN.
VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE BLOCK OF SIX OF THE $1.00 TYPE II 1901 PHILIPPINES OVERPRINT ISSUE. THIS IS PROBABLY THE LARGEST KNOWN MULTIPLE OF THIS ISSUE.
Ex Todd. Scott Catalogue lists but does not price a plate block of six with two stamps Ty. I, but we were unable to locate any such multiple. With 1978 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER STRIPS KNOWN OF THE PHILIPPINES $2.00 1901 OVERPRINTED ISSUE.
It is virtually impossible to obtain plate number multiples of Bureau Issue dollar-values with each stamp centered, as seen in this strip.
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM PLATE NUMBER STRIP OF THREE OF THE PHILIPPINES 1901 $5.00 MARSHALL.
This dollar-value Philippines issue is not known to exist as a full plate block -- none was offered in Todd (where this was the largest multiple) or in Wampler.
VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE PHILIPPINES $5.00 1901 ISSUE.
Only 782 were issued.
VERY FINE. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF TWELVE OF THE 1901 $5.00 MARSHALL, WITH MANY MINT NEVER-HINGED STAMPS. THIS MAY WELL BE THE LARGEST MULTIPLE OF THIS ISSUE.
With 1991 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as hinged blocks of four and four singles does not adequately reflect the rarity of this item