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Sale 1060 — The Diamond Collection of
United States Possessions

Sale Date — Monday, 18 November, 2013

Category — Cuba thru Danish West Indies

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3048
 
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3048, Cuba thru Danish West IndiesCUBA, 1899, 2c on 2c Reddish Carmine, Inverted Overprint (222Ac), CUBA, 1899, 2c on 2c Reddish Carmine, Inverted Overprint (222Ac)CUBA, 1899, 2c on 2c Reddish Carmine, Inverted Overprint (222Ac). Clearly visible inverted overprint, neat strike of grid duplex cancel, bright color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE CUBA 1899 2-CENT WITH INVERTED OVERPRINT.

One sheet was found in the town of Placetas. Of these, 25 were unused and the remaining 75 were used. Only a very few of each survive today.

With 1975 P.F. certificate

5,000
2,100
3049
nh
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3049, Cuba thru Danish West IndiesCUBA, 1899, 3c on 3c Purple (224), CUBA, 1899, 3c on 3c Purple (224)CUBA, 1899, 3c on 3c Purple (224). Mint N.H. wide top imprint and plate no. 447 strip of three, front side also with full original gum, rich color, right stamp with couple tiny scrapes, Fine-Very Fine, an extremely unusual production anomaly, with 1986 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
0
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3050
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3050, Cuba thru Danish West IndiesCUBA, 1899, 10c on 10c Brown, Ty. I, "Cuba" Omitted (226b), CUBA, 1899, 10c on 10c Brown, Ty. I, "Cuba" Omitted (226b)CUBA, 1899, 10c on 10c Brown, Ty. I, "Cuba" Omitted (226b). Unused (regummed), rich color, small expert repair at bottom right corner, Very Fine appearance, a rare example of the 10c "Cuba" omitted error, this is only the second unused example we have offered since keeping computerized records, with 1978 A.P.S. certificate

5,500
2,300
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3051
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3051, Cuba thru Danish West IndiesCUBA, 1900, 10c on 10c Brown, Ty. II (226A), CUBA, 1900, 10c on 10c Brown, Ty. II (226A)CUBA, 1900, 10c on 10c Brown, Ty. II (226A). Original gum, h.r., pretty shade

FRESH AND FINE EXAMPLE OF THE CUBA 10-CENT ON 10-CENT TYPE II SPECIAL PRINTING.

In March 1900 one pane of each denomination was prepared for the Paris and Pan-American Expositions. For the 10c the Type II design was used, and it is only known as a Special Printing.

Signed Bloch. With 1972 P.F. certificate

6,000
1,800
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3052
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3052, Cuba thru Danish West IndiesCUBA, 1900, 1c-5c on 1c-5c Special Printing (221-225 var), CUBA, 1900, 1c-5c on 1c-5c Special Printing (221-225 var)CUBA, 1900, 1c-5c on 1c-5c Special Printing (221-225 var). Five stamps, each with pencil "Spec. Surcharge J.M. Bartels" on back, lightly hinged, rich colors

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE SET OF THE ONE-CENT TO 5-CENT MARCH 1900 SPECIAL PRINTING.

In March 1900 one pane of each denomination was prepared for the Paris and Pan-American Expositions. Many were backstamped "Special Surcharge" in red ink by a dealer, J. M. Bartels, or signed by him as with this set. Some, but not all of these guaranteed stamps also have the Type E "Specimen" handstamp applied by H.G. Mandel in preparation for mounting for the exhibition

3,750
2,800
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3053
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3053, Cuba thru Danish West IndiesCUBA, 1900, 1c-5c on 1c-5c Special Printing (221-225 var), CUBA, 1900, 1c-5c on 1c-5c Special Printing (221-225 var)CUBA, 1900, 1c-5c on 1c-5c Special Printing (221-225 var). Pairs of each of the five values from 1c-5c, "Special Surch." and item code written by J.M. Bartels on wide hinges attached to backs of each pair, bright and fresh

FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE SET OF PAIRS OF THE ONE-CENT TO 5-CENT MARCH 1900 SPECIAL PRINTING.

In March 1900 one pane of each denomination was prepared for the Paris and Pan-American Expositions. Most were backstamped "Special Surcharge" in red ink by a dealer, J. M. Bartels, or signed by him, or with manuscript "Special Surch." as with this set. Some, but not all of these guaranteed stamps also have the Type E "Specimen" handstamp applied by H.G. Mandel in preparation for mounting for the exhibition. This set of pairs is the only one we have encountered.

7,500
3,500
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3054
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3054, Cuba thru Danish West IndiesCUBA, 1900, 1c-10c Postage Due Special Printing, Ty. E "Specimen" Ovpt. (J1-J4 var), CUBA, 1900, 1c-10c Postage Due Special Printing, Ty. E "Specimen" Ovpt. (J1-J4 var)CUBA, 1900, 1c-10c Postage Due Special Printing, Ty. E "Specimen" Ovpt. (J1-J4 var). Clear "Specimen" handstamps, 2c just touched at top margin, otherwise attractive margins and centering

FINE AND RARE SET THE ONE-CENT TO 10-CENT MARCH 1900 POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING.

In March 1900 one pane of each denomination was prepared for the Paris and Pan-American Expositions. H.G. Mandel stamped "Specimen" in black ink on stamps that were mounted by him for the displays at the expositions.

Each with 1986 P.F. certificate

6,000
2,700
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3055
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3055, Cuba thru Danish West IndiesCUBA, 1900, 10c on 10c Blue, Special Delivery, Special Printing (E1SP), CUBA, 1900, 10c on 10c Blue, Special Delivery, Special Printing (E1SP)CUBA, 1900, 10c on 10c Blue, Special Delivery, Special Printing (E1SP). Original gum, beautiful margins and centering, intense color, Very Fine, with 1980 P.F. certificate

2,500
1,900
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3056
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3056, Cuba thru Danish West IndiesCUBA, 1899, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (228b), CUBA, 1899, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (228b)CUBA, 1899, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (228b). Original gum, h.r. along perfs sensibly reinforcing some separations, slight toning along edges, accompanied by original sheet of interleaving

FINE AND RARE. A SELDOM-OFFERED BOOKLET PANE OF THE 1899 2-CENT ROYAL PALMS ISSUE.

With 1996 P.F. certificate

5,000
4,000
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3057, Cuba thru Danish West IndiesCUBA, 1899, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (228b), CUBA, 1899, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (228b)CUBA, 1899, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (228b). Two panes in complete unexploded booklet, original gum, perf separations on both panes, including bottom pair of top pane completely separated (reattached with h.r. slivers), covers with toning

FINE APPEARANCE AND A GREAT RARITY OF CUBA AND UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS COLLECTING.

This is the only complete booklet of the 1899 2c Royal Palms issue we have encountered. The individual panes themselves are rare, and this booklet is a remarkable artifact despite the condition.

With 1996 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as two unused panes with no premium for the complete booklet

10,000
7,000
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3058
TC
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3058, Cuba thru Danish West IndiesCUBA, 1899, 10c Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (E2TC1a), CUBA, 1899, 10c Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (E2TC1a)CUBA, 1899, 10c Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (E2TC1a). On 203 x 152mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, fresh and Very Fine, scarce, there are no E2 proofs in Orange

4,600
1,900
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3059
 
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3059, Cuba thru Danish West IndiesCUBA, 1899, 2c on 2c Deep Claret, Postage Due, Inverted Surcharge (J2a), CUBA, 1899, 2c on 2c Deep Claret, Postage Due, Inverted Surcharge (J2a)CUBA, 1899, 2c on 2c Deep Claret, Postage Due, Inverted Surcharge (J2a). Rich color, unobtrusive cancel leaves the error clearly visible, small thin spot at center and small vertical crease at bottom

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE CUBA 2-CENT ON 2-CENT POSTAGE DUE WITH INVERTED OVERPRINT. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.

The example offered here is in better condition than most of the few other known examples of this U.S. Possessions rarity.

With 1997 P.F. certificate

4,000
550
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3060
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3060, Cuba thru Danish West IndiesDANISH WEST INDIES, 1902, 2c on 3c Blue & Lake, Inverted Frame, Dark Green Surcharge (24d), DANISH WEST INDIES, 1902, 2c on 3c Blue & Lake, Inverted Frame, Dark Green Surcharge (24d)DANISH WEST INDIES, 1902, 2c on 3c Blue & Lake, Inverted Frame, Dark Green Surcharge (24d). Original gum, brilliant colors on crisp paper, Fine, scarce example of this variety and seldom offered, ex Plass, 1968 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies

2,750
1,100
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