FINE AND RARE BOOKLET PANE WITH BOTTOM LEFT STAMP CONTAINING THE "WEALTH COMMON-" ERROR.
Only 24 were issued, which would have been six complete booklets. We know of three intact booklets, including the one offered in lot 3111, which reduces the number of panes available to collectors. With 1980 P.F. certificate. Scott Catalogue value has remained unchanged for at least 15 years.
VERY FINE. AN EXTRAORDINARY COMPLETE BOOKLET CONTAINING ONE OF THE RAREST ERRORS OF THE PHILIPPINES.
This error booklet was discovered by the collector in an unopened post office pack of booklets. The pack contained one other error booklet, which was offered in our 1996 Rarities of the World sale. In addition to these two, the Laila collection (Siegel Sale 974, lot 865) contained a complete booklet. We believe these three comprise the entire population of complete booklets in existence. Only 24 panes were issued in total, which would have been six complete booklets.
Scott Retail as four panes
VERY FINE. A SPECTACULAR AND RARE FIRST DAY COVER WITH NINE DIFFERENT "VICTORY" OVPERPRINT STAMPS, INCLUDING THE 16-CENT SCOTT 479.
Ex Plass. With 1996 P.F. certificate
FINE APPEARING AND EXTREMELY RARE INTACT BOOKLET PANE OF SIX OF THE 2-CENT "VICTORY" OVERPRINT.
Only 28 panes were produced. The census compiled by Geoffrey Brewster and published in Possessions lists 18 full examples. We have not offered another example in almost ten years.
With 1995 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENTAVO DARK BROWN "VICTORY" OVERPRINT.
Only 206 were produced. Each of the few examples we have offered over the last 20 years had tropicalized gum or interleaving adhering to the gum. The census compiled by Geoffrey Brewster and published in Possessions lists 47 known examples.
With 1958 P.F. certificate
FINE AND SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENTAVO DARK BROWN "VICTORY" OVERPRINT.
Only 206 were produced. The census compiled by Geoffrey Brewster and published in Possessions lists 47 known examples. With 1995 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE APPEARING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL "VICTORY" OVERPRINTS.
Only 36 were produced. The census compiled by Geoffrey Brewster and published in Possessions lists 25 known genuine examples. The only scarcer "Victory" overprints in terms of number issued are the booklet pane of six, Scott 463a, and the 1p Red Orange & Black, Scott 484.
With 2008 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. A SPECTACULAR COVER CONTAINING THREE OF THE RAREST "VICTORY" OVERPRINTS, INCLUDING THE ONE-PESO BARASOAIN CHURCH, THE 12-CENT TRIUMPHAL ARCH AND THE 4-CENT AIR POST.
The issue quantities for the three most important stamps on this cover were 36 for Scott 476, 21 for Scott 484 and 122 for Scott C63. Each of these three stamps, particularly the 1p and 12c, is rare by itself. To combine them on one cover with four other "Victory" overprints is truly remarkable. The census compiled by Geoffrey Brewster and published in Possessions lists 5 known examples of the 1p used on cover (plus one stated to be possibly fake). One other cover (ex Plass) has this same combination of stamps.
From our 1978 and 1982 Rarities sales. Kessler backstamp guarantee. With 1993 A.P.S. certificate. Scott lists but does not price Nos. 476, 484 and C63 on cover. Total Scott Retail for the seven used stamps off-cover is $10,800.00
FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENTAVO DARK BROWN OFFICIAL WITH "VICTORY" OVERPRINT. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL OF THE PHILIPPINES VICTORY OVERPRINT ISSUES.
We have only sold four other singles in our computerized records, including Rarities of the World sales going back to 1964. The census compiled by Geoffrey Brewster and published in Possessions lists only 28 known examples.
Signed Bloch. With 1978 Friedl and 1994 P.F. certificates