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Sale 1060 — The Diamond Collection of
United States Possessions

Sale Date — Monday, 18 November, 2013

Category — Philippines, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforates

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3096
S
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3096, Philippines, Lambert Sales Co. ImperforatesPHILIPPINES, 1925, 2c-10p, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforates, "Specimen" Ovpts. (340a-S-353a-S), PHILIPPINES, 1925, 2c-10p, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforates, "Specimen" Ovpts. (340a-S-353a-S)PHILIPPINES, 1925, 2c-10p, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforates, "Specimen" Ovpts. (340a-S-353a-S). Complete set in horizontal pairs, 13 x 3mm "Specimen" overprints in red capitals, no gum as issued, vivid colors on bright white paper typical of the Lambert Issues, ample to large margins

VERY FINE. A CHOICE SET OF PAIRS OF THE 1925 PHILIPPINES LAMBERT SALES CO. IMPERFORATES WITH "SPECIMEN" OVERPRINT. ONLY 25 COMPLETE SETS EXIST.

The outstanding website The Philippine Philatelist (http://www.philippinephilatelist.net ) contains a copy of the definitive 5-frame exhibit of the Lambert Imperforates. The exhibit states that one pane of 100 subjects of each denomination was handstamped with "Specimen" in red capital letters. The pane of the 2c Rizal Issue was severely damaged and as a result only 25 complete sets are possible. These imperforate "Specimen" overprints are unique to the Lamberts and are therefore an excellent reference for distinguishing the color differences between the Lamberts and the more common 1931 Issues

3,050
2,900
3097
S
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3097, Philippines, Lambert Sales Co. ImperforatesPHILIPPINES, 1925, 20c Violet Blue, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforate, "Specimen" Ovpt. (E6a-S), PHILIPPINES, 1925, 20c Violet Blue, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforate, "Specimen" Ovpt. (E6a-S)PHILIPPINES, 1925, 20c Violet Blue, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforate, "Specimen" Ovpt. (E6a-S). Block of four, 13 x 3mm "Specimen" overprint in red capitals, no gum as issued, rich color, ample to large margins, Very Fine and extremely rare, only 50 were issued making this the scarcest of the Lambert "Specimen" set (100 each of the others were issued), we are aware of only two other blocks, Scott Retail as singles

1,200
1,100
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3098
nh
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3098, Philippines, Lambert Sales Co. ImperforatesPHILIPPINES, 1925, 2c-10p, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforates (340a-353a, E6a), PHILIPPINES, 1925, 2c-10p, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforates (340a-353a, E6a)PHILIPPINES, 1925, 2c-10p, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforates (340a-353a, E6a). Complete Mint N.H. set, all with sheet margin incl. 10p with top plate no. 22010, 20c with part initials and 1p with part imprint, vivid colors on bright white paper typical of the Lambert Issues, ample to large margins, 10p minor natural gum skips

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SPECTACULAR MINT NEVER-HINGED COMPLETE SET OF THE 1925 PHILIPPINES LAMBERT SALES CO. IMPERFORATES. THE 10-PESO PLATE NUMBER SINGLE IS ONE OF ONLY FOUR THAT CAN EXIST.

In 1925, the Lambert Sales Company was denied permission by the Philippine Bureau of Post (BPO) to use perfins on Regular Issue stamps. As an alternative, they were allowed to order imperforate sheets, which they used on their packages of embroidered goods sent from the Philippines to New York from June 22 to October 26, 1925. By the time collectors became fully aware of these imperforates, most had already been used. The BPO responded to collector pressure by issuing two more sets of imperforates in 1931, which differ in material ways from the 1925 Lamberts and can be distinguished by shade, paper and gum.

The outstanding website The Philippine Philatelist (http://www.philippinephilatelist.net ) contains a copy of the definitive 5-frame exhibit of the Lambert Imperforates. The exhibit reports that only 24 unused copies of the 10p are known. It was printed in sheets of 200 and then divided into two panes of 100, with plate nos. at top and bottom. Only two panes were delivered to Lambert, so a maximum of four plate number singles can exist. With only 24 unused stamps recorded, it is probable that much fewer than four unused plate singles actually exist today

10,391
2,600
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3099
og
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3099, Philippines, Lambert Sales Co. ImperforatesPHILIPPINES, 1925, 10p Deep Green, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforate (353a), PHILIPPINES, 1925, 10p Deep Green, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforate (353a)PHILIPPINES, 1925, 10p Deep Green, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforate (353a). Bright color, large even margins, fresh and Very Fine, rare with only 24 unused examples recorded among 100 issued, with 2008 A.P.S. and 2009 P.F. certificates

3,000
2,000
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3100
nhbl
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3100, Philippines, Lambert Sales Co. ImperforatesPHILIPPINES, 1925, 2c-30c, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforates (340a-349a), PHILIPPINES, 1925, 2c-30c, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforates (340a-349a)PHILIPPINES, 1925, 2c-30c, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforates (340a-349a). Complete from the 2c through the 30c denominations in Mint N.H. plate no. blocks of 12, vivid colors on bright white paper typical of the Lambert Issues

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL SET OF THE 2-CENT THROUGH 30-CENT 1925 PHILIPPINES LAMBERT SALES CO. IMPERFORATES IN PLATE BLOCKS OF 12.

In 1925, the Lambert Sales Company was denied permission by the Philippine Bureau of Post (BPO) to use perfins on Regular Issue stamps. As an alternative, they were allowed to order imperforate sheets, which they used on their packages of embroidered goods sent from the Philippines to New York from June 22 to October 26, 1925. By the time collectors became fully aware of these imperforates, most had already been used. The BPO responded to collector pressure by issuing two more sets of imperforates in 1931, which differ in material ways from the 1925 Lamberts. These reprints have long confused collectors seeking out the much scarcer original Lamberts. Three of the plate numbers used for the Lamberts (2c no. 84679, 6c no. 21972 and 30c no. 21993) are unique to the 1925 Issue and were not used for the 1931 reprints. The others can be distinguished by shade, paper and gum.

Unpriced in Scott as plate blocks. Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles with no premium for the plate blocks is $5,290.00

E. 3,000-4,000
6,750
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3101
nhbl
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3101, Philippines, Lambert Sales Co. ImperforatesPHILIPPINES, 1925, 20c Violet Blue, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforate (E6a), PHILIPPINES, 1925, 20c Violet Blue, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforate (E6a)PHILIPPINES, 1925, 20c Violet Blue, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforate (E6a). Complete Mint N.H. left pane of 50 with top and bottom imprint and plate no. 22620 blocks of six, arrow at left and half arrows at top and bottom right, C.A.H. siderographer initials at bottom left (Charles A. Hall), deep rich color, typical gum bends

VERY FINE. A RARE COMPLETE LEFT PANE OF THE PHILIPPINES 1925 LAMBERT IMPERFORATE ISSUE. ONLY SEVEN FULL PANES ARE RECORDED.

A total of 40 panes was issued. Scott Retail as hinged plate blocks and Mint N.H. singles (Mint N.H. plate block unpriced in Scott)

4,540
1,100
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3102
 
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3102, Philippines, Lambert Sales Co. ImperforatesPHILIPPINES, 1925, 2c-4p, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforates (340a-352a), PHILIPPINES, 1925, 2c-4p, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforates (340a-352a)PHILIPPINES, 1925, 2c-4p, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforates (340a-352a). Used horizontal pairs, complete for all that exist as used multiples (10p not known as a used multiple), bright colors and paper, ample to large margins, Manila target cancels incl. large size target on 4p which also has a small cut at bottom between stamps

VERY FINE SET OF USED PAIRS OF THE 2-CENT THROUGH 4-PESO 1925 PHILIPPINES LAMBERT SALES CO. IMPERFORATES.

The 4p value is particularly scarce as a used multiple since only 300 were issued. Scott Retail as singles

3,321
800
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3103
c
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3103, Philippines, Lambert Sales Co. ImperforatesPHILIPPINES, 1925, 2p Violet Brown, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforate (351a), PHILIPPINES, 1925, 2p Violet Brown, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforate (351a)PHILIPPINES, 1925, 2p Violet Brown, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforate (351a). Horizontal pair, used with pairs of 2c, 4c, 8c, 16c, 26c and 1p (340a, 341a, 343a, 346a, 348a, 350a), tied by blurry strikes of "New York, U.S.A. Foreign Mail, 7-22-25" oval handstamps on First Day registered primary label to New York, certificate of origin no. 1881-3 (see below for explanation), 9p-80c total postage for 40 lbs. total weight, (2p-68c on supplementary label affixed to other package, not included in lot), minor puckering or light wrinkling in stamps

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE EARLIEST RECORDED FIRST DAY COVER FOR THE PHILIPPINES 1925 LAMBERT IMPERFORATE ISSUE. A GREAT RARITY.

The Lambert Imperforates were used from June 22 to October 26, 1925, to mail packages of embroidery goods from the company's operations in the Philippines to New York. Two-package pairings were delivered to the post office with a primary label on the first package containing most or all of the postage. The second package contained a secondary label which typically had no postage or a small amount of postage. In the case of this two-package pair, the secondary label would have contained the additional 2p-68c postage.

This label is believed to be the earliest surviving First Day cover of the 1925 Lambert Issue. The certificate of origin no. 1881-3 at left indicates this was the third package prepared on June 22. Nos. 1881-1 and 1881-2 are believed to have been destroyed or are only partial labels. Any June 22 First Day cover is rare, with only nine primary labels recorded in total

E. 1,500-2,000
0
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3104
c
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3104, Philippines, Lambert Sales Co. ImperforatesPHILIPPINES, 1925, 2p Violet Brown, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforate (351a), PHILIPPINES, 1925, 2p Violet Brown, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforate (351a)PHILIPPINES, 1925, 2p Violet Brown, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforate (351a). Arrow block of four, used with horizontal pair 1p Violet (350a), also pairs of Nos. 340a, 342a and 343a, tied by target cancels on Lambert Sales Co. registered primary label for shipping two packages to New York, 10p-32c total postage, one 2c stamp small surface scuff

VERY FINE AND RARE. THIS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED USED MULTIPLE OF THE 2-PESO 1925 LAMBERT IMPERFORATE ISSUE.

The Lambert Imperforates were used from June 22 to October 26, 1925, to mail packages of embroidery goods from the company's operations in the Philippines to New York. Two-package pairings were delivered to the post office with a primary label on the first package containing most or all of the postage. The second package contained a secondary label which typically had no postage or a small amount of postage. In the case of this two-package pair, all the postage was paid by the primary label offered in this lot.

The outstanding website The Philippine Philatelist (http://www.philippinephilatelist.net ) contains a copy of the definitive 5-frame exhibit of the Lambert Imperforates, which records a block of four as the largest used multiple of the 2p.

E. 1,500-2,000
850
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3105
c
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3105, Philippines, Lambert Sales Co. ImperforatesPHILIPPINES, 1925, 4p Deep Blue, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforate (352a), PHILIPPINES, 1925, 4p Deep Blue, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforate (352a)PHILIPPINES, 1925, 4p Deep Blue, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforate (352a). Vertical pair, used with two vertical strips of three and two pairs No. 340a plus margin pair of No. 346a, tied by target cancels on Lambert Sales Co. registered primary label for shipping two packages to New York, 9p-12c total postage for 38 lbs. total weight (60c on secondary label not included in lot), some wrinkling in the 2c stamps

VERY FINE AND RARE ON-COVER USE OF THE 4-PESO 1925 LAMBERT IMPERFORATE ISSUE.

The Lambert Imperforates were used from June 22 to October 26, 1925, to mail packages of embroidery goods from the company's operations in the Philippines to New York. Two-package pairings were delivered to the post office with a primary label on the first package containing most or all of the postage. The second package contained a secondary label which typically had no postage or a small amount of postage. In the case of this two-package pair, the secondary label would have contained 60c postage -- the division between labels was most likely for the purpose of using up surplus low denominations on hand at the company.

The outstanding website The Philippine Philatelist (http://www.philippinephilatelist.net ) contains a copy of the definitive 5-frame exhibit of the Lambert Imperforates. The 4p value is very uncommon on label

Scott Retail for two off-cover used singles of No. 352a $2,000.00

E. 1,500-2,000
950
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3106
c
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3106, Philippines, Lambert Sales Co. ImperforatesPHILIPPINES, 1925, 10p Deep Green, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforate (353a), PHILIPPINES, 1925, 10p Deep Green, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforate (353a)PHILIPPINES, 1925, 10p Deep Green, Lambert Sales Co. Imperforate (353a). Single, used with block of twelve of No. 340a plus vertical pair of No. 341a, tied by target cancels on Lambert Sales Co. registered primary label for shipping two packages to New York, "Manila Registry Section P.I. Sep. 15, '25" handstamp, 10p-32c total postage for 43 lbs. total weight, small tear at top, wrinkling and surface scuff affects 2c block, 10p stamp completely sound

VERY FINE. A RARE ON-COVER USE OF THE 10-PESO 1925 LAMBERT IMPERFORATE ISSUE.

The Lambert Imperforates were used from June 22 to October 26, 1925, to mail packages of embroidery goods from the company's operations in the Philippines to New York. Two-package pairings were delivered to the post office with a primary label on the first package containing most or all of the postage. The second package contained a secondary label which typically had no postage or a small amount of postage. In the case of this two-package pair, all the postage was paid by the primary label offered in this lot.

The outstanding website The Philippine Philatelist (http://www.philippinephilatelist.net ) contains a copy of the definitive 5-frame exhibit of the Lambert Imperforates. The 10p value is rare, with only 24 unused examples known, and no used multiples

Scott Retail for off-cover used single of No. 353a $3,250.00

E. 1,500-2,000
900
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