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Sale 1060 — The Diamond Collection of
United States Possessions

Sale Date — Monday, 18 November, 2013

Category — Philippines, Official Business Ovpts.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3138
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3138, Philippines, Official Business Ovpts.PHILIPPINES, 1907, Bandholtz  Red "OB" Ovpts. on 1899 2c-15c (214/222 var, Coughlin OB-BA2-7, 10-R), PHILIPPINES, 1907, Bandholtz  Red "OB" Ovpts. on 1899 2c-15c (214/222 var, Coughlin OB-BA2-7, 10-R)PHILIPPINES, 1907, Bandholtz Red "OB" Ovpts. on 1899 2c-15c (214/222 var, Coughlin OB-BA2-7, 10-R). Seven stamps, underlying Scott numbers incl. 214-216, 218, 220-222, tropicalized original gum, fresh colors and clear printed overprints, couple small flaws incl. 4c diagonal crease, overall Fine, a rare and desirable group, the Coughlin catalog records only four of the 5c and ten of the 15c, 30 to 62 each of the others, Coughlin value

1,685
4,750
3139
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3139, Philippines, Official Business Ovpts.PHILIPPINES, 1907, Bandholtz Red "OB" Ovpts. on 1903 1c-50c (226/240 var, Coughlin OB-BA15-16, 20-22, 25-27, 31-R), PHILIPPINES, 1907, Bandholtz Red "OB" Ovpts. on 1903 1c-50c (226/240 var, Coughlin OB-BA15-16, 20-22, 25-27, 31-R)PHILIPPINES, 1907, Bandholtz Red "OB" Ovpts. on 1903 1c-50c (226/240 var, Coughlin OB-BA15-16, 20-22, 25-27, 31-R). Nine stamps, underlying Scott numbers incl. 226-227, 230-232, 234-236, 240, most with h.r., two without gum, strong red printed overprints, a couple minor flaws to be found, overall Fine except the 13c Extremely Fine, the Coughlin catalog records only five each of the 5c and 6c and six of the 2c Shield, Coughlin value

2,590
2,300
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3140
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3140, Philippines, Official Business Ovpts.PHILIPPINES, 1907, Bandholtz Blue "OB" Ovpts. on 1903 1c-13c (226/240 var, Coughlin OB-BA15-16, 20, 25, 31-BL), PHILIPPINES, 1907, Bandholtz Blue "OB" Ovpts. on 1903 1c-13c (226/240 var, Coughlin OB-BA15-16, 20, 25, 31-BL)PHILIPPINES, 1907, Bandholtz Blue "OB" Ovpts. on 1903 1c-13c (226/240 var, Coughlin OB-BA15-16, 20, 25, 31-BL). Five stamps, underlying Scott numbers incl. 226-227, 230, 234, 240, h.r., vivid colors and strong blue printed overprints, No. 227 pulled perf, overall fresh and Fine, the Coughlin catalog records only six each of the 5c and 2c Shield, nine to 18 each of the others, Coughlin value

1,750
1,900
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3141
og
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3141, Philippines, Official Business Ovpts.PHILIPPINES, 1907, Bandholtz Red "OB" Ovpt. on 1903 $1.00 Black (237 var, Coughlin OB-BA28-R), PHILIPPINES, 1907, Bandholtz Red "OB" Ovpt. on 1903 $1.00 Black (237 var, Coughlin OB-BA28-R)PHILIPPINES, 1907, Bandholtz Red "OB" Ovpt. on 1903 $1.00 Black (237 var, Coughlin OB-BA28-R). Slightly tropicalized original gum, wide margins, Very Fine example of $1.00 1903 Issue with Red Bandholtz printed overprint, Coughlin value

2,500
650
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3142
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3142, Philippines, Official Business Ovpts.PHILIPPINES, 1907, Bandholtz Blue "OB" Ovpt. on 1903 $1.00 Black (237 var, Coughlin OB-BA28-BL), PHILIPPINES, 1907, Bandholtz Blue "OB" Ovpt. on 1903 $1.00 Black (237 var, Coughlin OB-BA28-BL)PHILIPPINES, 1907, Bandholtz Blue "OB" Ovpt. on 1903 $1.00 Black (237 var, Coughlin OB-BA28-BL). Tropicalized original gum, outstanding margins and centering, Extremely Fine, a beautiful example of $1.00 1903 Issue with Blue Bandholtz printed overprint, Coughlin value

3,000
800
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3143
ogbl
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3143, Philippines, Official Business Ovpts.PHILIPPINES, 1907, Bandholtz Blue "OB" Ovpt. on 1903 $1.00 Black (237 var, Coughlin OB-BA28-BL), PHILIPPINES, 1907, Bandholtz Blue "OB" Ovpt. on 1903 $1.00 Black (237 var, Coughlin OB-BA28-BL)PHILIPPINES, 1907, Bandholtz Blue "OB" Ovpt. on 1903 $1.00 Black (237 var, Coughlin OB-BA28-BL). Tropicalized original gum with interleaving adhering, wide margins

VERY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE PHILIPPINES 1903 $1.00 ISSUE WITH BANDHOLTZ BLUE "O B" PRINTED OVERPRINT. A GREAT RARITY OF UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS COLLECTING.

In May 1907 the director of the Philippines Constabulary, Brig. Gen. Harry Bandholtz, requested permission from the Bureau of Posts to use printed "OB" overprints on 1899-1904 stamps in order to control the expenses of his department. The Bandholtz "OB" letters were printed on the stamp, and so differ from other "OB" or "Official Business" overprints that were handstamped or written in manuscript. They are unlisted in Scott. The standard reference for their listing, rarity and pricing is the Coughlin catalog, last updated in 1989.

Coughlin value as singles

12,000
5,750
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3144
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3144, Philippines, Official Business Ovpts.PHILIPPINES, 1907, Bandholtz Red "OB" Ovpt. on 1903 $2.00 Dark Blue (238 var, Coughlin OB-BA29-R), PHILIPPINES, 1907, Bandholtz Red "OB" Ovpt. on 1903 $2.00 Dark Blue (238 var, Coughlin OB-BA29-R)PHILIPPINES, 1907, Bandholtz Red "OB" Ovpt. on 1903 $2.00 Dark Blue (238 var, Coughlin OB-BA29-R). H.r., deep rich color, strong printed overprint, slight margin thin at right, Very Fine appearance, Coughlin value

3,500
700
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3145
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3145, Philippines, Official Business Ovpts.PHILIPPINES, 1907, Bandholtz Red "OB" Ovpt. on 1903 $5.00 Dark Green (239 var, Coughlin OB-BA30-R), PHILIPPINES, 1907, Bandholtz Red "OB" Ovpt. on 1903 $5.00 Dark Green (239 var, Coughlin OB-BA30-R)PHILIPPINES, 1907, Bandholtz Red "OB" Ovpt. on 1903 $5.00 Dark Green (239 var, Coughlin OB-BA30-R). H.r., rich color, nice margins and centering, Very Fine, Coughlin value

4,500
1,100
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3146
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3146, Philippines, Official Business Ovpts.PHILIPPINES, 1907, Bandholtz Red "OB" Ovpt. on 1903 $5.00 Dark Green (239 var, Coughlin OB-BA30-R), PHILIPPINES, 1907, Bandholtz Red "OB" Ovpt. on 1903 $5.00 Dark Green (239 var, Coughlin OB-BA30-R)PHILIPPINES, 1907, Bandholtz Red "OB" Ovpt. on 1903 $5.00 Dark Green (239 var, Coughlin OB-BA30-R). Small part original gum, rich color, Fine, with 1970 P.F. certificate, Coughlin value

4,500
600
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3147
og
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3147, Philippines, Official Business Ovpts.PHILIPPINES, 1907, Bandholtz Red "OB" Ovpt. on 1906 2c-1p (241-254 var, Coughlin OB-BA32-51-R), PHILIPPINES, 1907, Bandholtz Red "OB" Ovpt. on 1906 2c-1p (241-254 var, Coughlin OB-BA32-51-R)PHILIPPINES, 1907, Bandholtz Red "OB" Ovpt. on 1906 2c-1p (241-254 var, Coughlin OB-BA32-51-R). Complete set plus No. E2 single and block of four (last adhering to interleaving), fresh colors, attractive margins and centering, Fine-Very Fine, Coughlin value

2,142
0
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3148
og
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3148, Philippines, Official Business Ovpts.PHILIPPINES, 1911, Bandholtz Red "OB" Ovpt. on 4p Deep Blue (273 var, Coughlin OB-BU1-21-R), PHILIPPINES, 1911, Bandholtz Red "OB" Ovpt. on 4p Deep Blue (273 var, Coughlin OB-BU1-21-R)PHILIPPINES, 1911, Bandholtz Red "OB" Ovpt. on 4p Deep Blue (273 var, Coughlin OB-BU1-21-R). Choice centering, rich color, Very Fine, Coughlin value

2,500
1,000
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3149
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3149, Philippines, Official Business Ovpts.PHILIPPINES, 1911, Bandholtz Black "OB" Ovpt. on 4p Deep Blue (273 var, Coughlin OB-BU1-21-B), PHILIPPINES, 1911, Bandholtz Black "OB" Ovpt. on 4p Deep Blue (273 var, Coughlin OB-BU1-21-B)PHILIPPINES, 1911, Bandholtz Black "OB" Ovpt. on 4p Deep Blue (273 var, Coughlin OB-BU1-21-B). Well-centered, deep rich color, Very Fine, Coughlin value

2,500
1,200
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3150
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Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3150, Philippines, Official Business Ovpts.PHILIPPINES, 1911, Bandholtz Red "OB" Ovpt. on 10p Deep Green (274 var, Coughlin OB-BU1-22-R), PHILIPPINES, 1911, Bandholtz Red "OB" Ovpt. on 10p Deep Green (274 var, Coughlin OB-BU1-22-R)PHILIPPINES, 1911, Bandholtz Red "OB" Ovpt. on 10p Deep Green (274 var, Coughlin OB-BU1-22-R). Small h.r., well-proportioned margins, Very Fine and choice, Coughlin value

1,000
1,000
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3151
og
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3151, Philippines, Official Business Ovpts.PHILIPPINES, 1911, Bandholtz Black "OB" Ovpt. on 10p Deep Green (274 var, Coughlin OB-BU1-22-B), PHILIPPINES, 1911, Bandholtz Black "OB" Ovpt. on 10p Deep Green (274 var, Coughlin OB-BU1-22-B)PHILIPPINES, 1911, Bandholtz Black "OB" Ovpt. on 10p Deep Green (274 var, Coughlin OB-BU1-22-B). Fresh color, Fine, Coughlin value

1,000
1,000
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3152
c
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3152, Philippines, Official Business Ovpts.PHILIPPINES, 1899-1903, Laguna Constabulary Black "O.B." Handstamped Ovpt. on 3c-$2.00 (215/238 var), PHILIPPINES, 1899-1903, Laguna Constabulary Black "O.B." Handstamped Ovpt. on 3c-$2.00 (215/238 var)PHILIPPINES, 1899-1903, Laguna Constabulary Black "O.B." Handstamped Ovpt. on 3c-$2.00 (215/238 var). Two covers, first with Nos. 221, 229 and 236-237, second with Nos. 215, 230, 236 and 238, Black "O.B." handstamped overprints, one No. 236 with inverted handstamp, tied by "Santa Cruz Laguna P.I. Feb. 10, 1906" duplex cancels on Philippines Constabulary Official Mail paste-up labels to Manila, used on heavy packages, both signed by the supply officer, Very Fine, a wonderful and colorful pair of covers with "O.B." handstamped overprints

E. 750-1,000
9,000
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3153
c
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3153, Philippines, Official Business Ovpts.PHILIPPINES, 1901, Malalos Constabulary Blue "O.B." Handstamped Ovpt. on $5.00 Dark Dark Green (225 var), PHILIPPINES, 1901, Malalos Constabulary Blue "O.B." Handstamped Ovpt. on $5.00 Dark Dark Green (225 var)PHILIPPINES, 1901, Malalos Constabulary Blue "O.B." Handstamped Ovpt. on $5.00 Dark Dark Green (225 var). Tied by "Malolos Bulacan P.I. Aug. 31, 1906" duplex datestamp on Philippines Constabulary Official Mail registered cover to Col. Bandholtz in Manila, signed by senior inspector at left, Manila Registry Division Aug. 31 backstamp, minor horizontal gum stain far from adhesive

EXTREMELY FINE STAMP AND INCREDIBLY RARE ON-COVER USE OF THE 1901 $5.00 ISSUE WITH BLUE "O.B." HANDSTAMPED OVERPRINT.

A Power Search review failed to find another use of the 1901 $5.00 on cover, either with out without "O.B." overprint. Scott Retail for No. 225 on cover

12,500
7,500
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3154
c
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3154, Philippines, Official Business Ovpts.PHILIPPINES, 1903, Alfonso, Cavite Constabulary Blue "Official Business." Handstamped Ovpt. on $1.00 Black (237 var), PHILIPPINES, 1903, Alfonso, Cavite Constabulary Blue "Official Business." Handstamped Ovpt. on $1.00 Black (237 var)PHILIPPINES, 1903, Alfonso, Cavite Constabulary Blue "Official Business." Handstamped Ovpt. on $1.00 Black (237 var). Two-line handstamp in capital letters, tied by Cavite P.I. Sep. 5, 1906 duplex datestamp on Philippines Constabulary Official Mail cover to Manila, signed by second company commander at left, Sep. 6 receiving backstamp, fresh and Very Fine stamp and cover

E. 1,000-1,500
2,600
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3155
c
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3155, Philippines, Official Business Ovpts.PHILIPPINES, 1903, San Isidro Constabulary Red "O.B." Handstamped Ovpt. on $5.00 Dark Green (239 var), PHILIPPINES, 1903, San Isidro Constabulary Red "O.B." Handstamped Ovpt. on $5.00 Dark Green (239 var)PHILIPPINES, 1903, San Isidro Constabulary Red "O.B." Handstamped Ovpt. on $5.00 Dark Green (239 var). Tied by "San Isidro Nva. Ecija, P.I. Aug. 31, 1906" duplex datestamp on Philippines Constabulary Official Mail cover to Manila, signed by 1st. lieutenant left

FRESH AND VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE ON-COVER USE OF THE 1903 $5.00 ISSUE WITH RED "O.B." HANDSTAMPED OVERPRINT.

A Power Search review failed to find another use of the 1903 $5.00 on cover, either with or without "O.B." overprint

E. 2,000-3,000
5,750
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3156
c
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3156, Philippines, Official Business Ovpts.PHILIPPINES, 1903, 1c Black on Buff, Postal Card, Ty. b Ovpt. (UX3; UPSS S3), PHILIPPINES, 1903, 1c Black on Buff, Postal Card, Ty. b Ovpt. (UX3; UPSS S3)PHILIPPINES, 1903, 1c Black on Buff, Postal Card, Ty. b Ovpt. (UX3; UPSS S3). Mint card, without printed view on back, two minor scuffs on back do not thin the card, Very Fine and rare

1,350
0
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3157
c
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3157, Philippines, Official Business Ovpts.PHILIPPINES, 1906, 2c Black on Buff, Postal Card, Ty. d Ovpt. (UX8; UPSS S8), PHILIPPINES, 1906, 2c Black on Buff, Postal Card, Ty. d Ovpt. (UX8; UPSS S8)PHILIPPINES, 1906, 2c Black on Buff, Postal Card, Ty. d Ovpt. (UX8; UPSS S8). Mint Card

EXTREMELY FINE. REMARKABLY CLEAN EXAMPLE OF THIS PHILIPPINES POSTAL CARD RARITY, OF WHICH ONLY A HANDFUL ARE KNOWN.

Ex Falberg. With 1985 P.F. certificate. UPSS value $2,500.00

2,000
1,000
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