FINE-VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE SET OF THE 1898 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE THROUGH THE $1.00 WITH PHILIPPINES U.S. MILITARY STATION CANCELS.
We have not encountered another set similar to this one
FINE APPEARANCE. AN ALMOST CERTAINLY UNIQUE SET OF "SPECIMEN" STAMPS PROVIDED TO FOREIGN POSTAL ARCHIVES.
Stamps were first affixed to archive albums and then overprinted by the postal authorities upon receipt from the UPU. This set comes from a 1976 Robson Lowe sale and has not been offered to the market since then. A similar set with different "Specimen" overprints was offered in our 2009 Whitpain sale (realized $5,750)
FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE PHILIPPINES 1899 50-CENT UNWATERMARKED ISSUE.
The only larger multiples we record are a top plate block of ten and a bottom plate block of eight
FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $1.00 TYPE II 1901 PHILIPPINES OVERPRINT ISSUE.
A Power Search review of $1.00 Ty. II multiples found only this block of four and a block of six (ex Todd and Whitpain)
FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM PLATE NUMBER STRIP OF THREE OF THE PHILIPPINES 1901 $5.00 MARSHALL.
Ex Tows. The 1901 $5.00 dollar Philippines issue is not known to exist as a full plate block -- none was offered in Todd (where a strip of three was the largest multiple), Wampler or Whitpain.
VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE PHILIPPINES $5.00 1901 ISSUE.
Ex Todd. Only 782 were issued and no plate blocks are known.
FRESH AND FINE BLOCK OF THE PHILIPPINES 1903 $5.00 OVERPRINT.
Only 746 of the Philippines 1903 $5.00 Overprint were sold. Blocks are scarce and only one plate block is known. The underlying stamp, U.S. Scott 313, catalogues $11,000.00 as a block of four
FRESH AND 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.