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Sale 1060 — The Diamond Collection of
United States Possessions

Sale Date — Monday, 18 November, 2013

Category — Philippines, 1899-1903 Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3067
 
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3067, Philippines, 1899-1903 IssuesPHILIPPINES, 1c-$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (285-292), PHILIPPINES, 1c-$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (285-292)PHILIPPINES, 1c-$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (285-292). Complete set through the $1.00, each tied to small piece of notebook paper by "Military Sta. No. 3 San Fran., Iloilo, Phil. Islands Apr. 19, 2 PM" duplex cancel, three of the lower denomination stamps with some slight edge toning which does not affect the 50c or $1.00 (latter with natural s.e.)

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

E. 2,000-3,000
2,200
3068
S
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3068, Philippines, 1899-1903 IssuesPHILIPPINES, 1899, 1c-$5.00 Ovpts., UPU Overseas Postal Administration "Specimen" Ovpts. (213S/225S var, E1S var, J1S-J7S var), PHILIPPINES, 1899, 1c-$5.00 Ovpts., UPU Overseas Postal Administration "Specimen" Ovpts. (213S/225S var, E1S var, J1S-J7S var)PHILIPPINES, 1899, 1c-$5.00 Ovpts., UPU Overseas Postal Administration "Specimen" Ovpts. (213S/225S var, E1S var, J1S-J7S var). Complete set (10c Ty. II and $1.00 Ty. II not known), mostly either no gum or small part disturbed original gum as these were stuck down in postal archive books, the removal from which also caused thins on some, bright colors, several below the $1.00 with natural s.e.

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)

E. 4,000-5,000
8,000
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3069
ogbl
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3069, Philippines, 1899-1903 IssuesPHILIPPINES, 1899, 50c Orange (212), PHILIPPINES, 1899, 50c Orange (212)PHILIPPINES, 1899, 50c Orange (212). Bottom imprint and plate no. 75 block of six, very lightly tropicalized original gum, bright color, some minor perf separations

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

30,000
4,500
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3070
og
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3070, Philippines, 1899-1903 IssuesPHILIPPINES, 1899, 2c Rose Carmine, Ty. IV, Double Ovpt., One Albino (214d var), PHILIPPINES, 1899, 2c Rose Carmine, Ty. IV, Double Ovpt., One Albino (214d var)PHILIPPINES, 1899, 2c Rose Carmine, Ty. IV, Double Ovpt., One Albino (214d var). Clear second albino impression 4mm above printed "Philippines", back of stamp shows that it was impressed just as strongly but without ink, original gum, lightly hinged, Fine, a most unusual variety, with 1986 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
550
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3071
ogbl
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3071, Philippines, 1899-1903 IssuesPHILIPPINES, 1901, 8c Violet Brown (222), PHILIPPINES, 1901, 8c Violet Brown (222)PHILIPPINES, 1901, 8c Violet Brown (222). Top imprint and plate no. 930 block of six, stamps Mint N.H., small h.r. in top of selvage reinforcing couple minor perf separations, nice margins and centering, Very Fine, a fresh plate block, ex Todd

1,000
475
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3072
ogbl
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3072, Philippines, 1899-1903 IssuesPHILIPPINES, 1901, $1.00 Black, Ty. II (223A), PHILIPPINES, 1901, $1.00 Black, Ty. II (223A)PHILIPPINES, 1901, $1.00 Black, Ty. II (223A). Block of four, lightly hinged, bright shade and crisp impression, light diagonal gum bend

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)

8,750
3,250
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3073
og
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3073, Philippines, 1899-1903 IssuesPHILIPPINES, 1901, $5.00 Dark Green (225), PHILIPPINES, 1901, $5.00 Dark Green (225)PHILIPPINES, 1901, $5.00 Dark Green (225). With plate no. 85 selvage at top, rich color, well-proportioned margins, tiny thin spot in watermark, Very Fine appearance, apart from the plate number strip offered in lot 3074 and two plate number strips offered in our 2009 Whitpain sale, this is the only plate number stamp located with Power Search

650
800
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3074
og
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3074, Philippines, 1899-1903 IssuesPHILIPPINES, 1901, $5.00 Dark Green (225), PHILIPPINES, 1901, $5.00 Dark Green (225)PHILIPPINES, 1901, $5.00 Dark Green (225). Bottom imprint and plate no. 85 strip of three, side stamps lightly hinged, center stamp disturbed original gum and h.r., fresh color, h.r. reinforcing perf separations in selvage, center stamp thin spot

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.

10,000
2,000
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3075
ogbl
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3075, Philippines, 1899-1903 IssuesPHILIPPINES, 1901, $5.00 Dark Green (225), PHILIPPINES, 1901, $5.00 Dark Green (225)PHILIPPINES, 1901, $5.00 Dark Green (225). Block of four with horizontal guide line, original gum, h.r. at top and slivers at sides, deep rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering

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.

3,250
2,000
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3076
ngbl
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3076, Philippines, 1899-1903 IssuesPHILIPPINES, 1903, $1.00 Black (237), PHILIPPINES, 1903, $1.00 Black (237)PHILIPPINES, 1903, $1.00 Black (237). Bottom imprint and plate no. 1629 block of six, unused (no gum), some perf separations incl. rejoined between pos. 1 and 2, Fine appearing and affordable plate block, Scott Retail for original-gum plate block is $8,500.00

E. 750-1,000
4,500
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3077
c
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3077, Philippines, 1899-1903 IssuesPHILIPPINES, 1903, $1.00 Black (237), PHILIPPINES, 1903, $1.00 Black (237)PHILIPPINES, 1903, $1.00 Black (237). Tied by "Manila P.I. Aug. 30, 5 2PM" duplex datestamp on cover to Boston, magenta "Registered Manila P.I. Aug. 30, 1905" datestamp, New York and Boston registered backstamps, couple tiny toned specks on perfs, central file fold, Very Fine, a scarce on-cover use of the 1903 $1.00 Issue

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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3078
ogbl
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3078, Philippines, 1899-1903 IssuesPHILIPPINES, 1903, $2.00 Dark Blue (238), PHILIPPINES, 1903, $2.00 Dark Blue (238)PHILIPPINES, 1903, $2.00 Dark Blue (238). Block of four with part imprint and plate no. 1630 top selvage, top left stamp Mint N.H., bottom pair h.r., vivid color, few perf separations in selvage, Fine-Very Fine, a scarce block with plate number, Scott Retail as singles

3,450
2,300
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3079
og
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3079, Philippines, 1899-1903 IssuesPHILIPPINES, 1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239), PHILIPPINES, 1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239)PHILIPPINES, 1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239). Beautifully balanced margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp

900
1,000
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3080
ogbl
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3080, Philippines, 1899-1903 IssuesPHILIPPINES, 1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239), PHILIPPINES, 1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239)PHILIPPINES, 1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239). Block of four, couple h.r. straddling the pairs, deep rich color

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

3,750
1,600
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3081
 
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3081, Philippines, 1899-1903 IssuesPHILIPPINES, 1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239), PHILIPPINES, 1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239)PHILIPPINES, 1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239). Deep rich color, tied to small piece by Manila 1906 circular datestamp

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.

3,750
1,100
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3082
og
Sale Number 1060, Lot Number 3082, Philippines, 1899-1903 IssuesPHILIPPINES, 1903, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (240a), PHILIPPINES, 1903, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (240a)PHILIPPINES, 1903, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (240a). Single pane with separated front and back booklet covers, Interleaving adhering to back, slight staple stain in tab, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail for single pane with no premium for the covers

2,000
1,600
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