Sale 1068 — United States Stamps and Possessions
Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 30 April-1 May, 2014
Category — U.S. Possessions: Philippines, 1934-43
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 our Sale 1060, 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.
FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USE OF THE 2-CENTAVO GUERRILLA POSTAL SERVICE ISSUE ON A COVER FROM THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR.
During World War II, this stamp was issued for use on the island of Mindanao. Only 500 stamps were printed. 36 covers are known, but many are unaddressed or of obvious souvenir character. This cover, actually used postally from the provincial governor, is a great rarity.
Accompanied by an American Philatelist article discussing this issue. Also accompanied by unused vertical pair of this issue, small flaws.