Sale 1094 — The Curtis Collection: Back of Book and Possessions

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 March, 2015

Category — United States Possessions: Philippines

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
389
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Sale 1094, Lot 389, United States Possessions: PhilippinesPHILIPPINES, 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 and Diamond

1,000
425
390
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Sale 1094, Lot 390, United States Possessions: PhilippinesPHILIPPINES, 1901, $1.00 Black, Ty. I, $2.00 Dark Blue, $5.00 Dark Green (223, 224, 225). Original gum, last two small h.r., well-balanced margins, $2.00 and $5.00 small thin spots, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, $2.00 blue backstamp, first two with certificates (2004 and 1998)

1,300
600
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391
 
Sale 1094, Lot 391, United States Possessions: PhilippinesPHILIPPINES, 1901, $2.00 Dark Blue, Blue "O.B." Ovpt. (224 var). tied by "Santa Cruz, Laguna P.I. Sep. 3 9AM 1906" duplex cancel on legal-size cover front only from Philippines Constabulary to Manila, the front with vertical file fold at left well away from stamp, Very Fine and rare use, only two such are reported, ex Pounder, with 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,300
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392
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Sale 1094, Lot 392, United States Possessions: PhilippinesPHILIPPINES, 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 and Diamond. Only 782 were issued and no plate blocks are known.

3,250
1,600
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393
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Sale 1094, Lot 393, United States Possessions: PhilippinesPHILIPPINES, 1903, $2.00 Dark Blue (238). Mint N.H., deep rich color, fresh and Very Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1995 P.F. certificate

1,500
650
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394
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Sale 1094, Lot 394, United States Possessions: PhilippinesPHILIPPINES, 1903, $2.00 Dark Blue (238). Lightly hinged, rich color, few minor gum soaks along a few perfs at lower left, Very Fine appearance

650
275
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395
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Sale 1094, Lot 395, United States Possessions: PhilippinesPHILIPPINES, 1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239). Beautifully balanced margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, ex Diamond

900
750
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396
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Sale 1094, Lot 396, United States Possessions: PhilippinesPHILIPPINES, 1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239). Rich color, fresh and Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

900
450
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397
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Sale 1094, Lot 397, United States Possessions: PhilippinesPHILIPPINES, 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.

Ex Diamond. The underlying stamp, U.S. Scott 313, catalogues $11,000.00 as a block of four

3,750
1,700
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398
 
Sale 1094, Lot 398, United States Possessions: PhilippinesPHILIPPINES, 1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239). Deep rich color, tied to small piece by Manila 1906 circular datestamp, fresh and Fine, only a small percentage of the 746 $5.00 1903 Philippines Overprint issued were actually used, ex Diamond.

2,750
1,700
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399
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Sale 1094, Lot 399, United States Possessions: PhilippinesPHILIPPINES, 1911, 4p Deep Blue (273). H.r., rich color, Very Fine

550
275
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400
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Sale 1094, Lot 400, United States Possessions: PhilippinesPHILIPPINES, 1917, 16c Light Olive Green (296). Top imprint and plate no. 21979 block of ten, top center stamp single hinge mark, others Mint N.H., radiant color, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail as singles

1,235
450
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401
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Sale 1094, Lot 401, United States Possessions: PhilippinesPHILIPPINES, 1944, 6c Dark Brown, "Victory" Ovpt. (466). Paper adhering to gum as often found, rich color, well-centered, Very Fine, only 64 were produced, the census compiled by Geoffrey Brewster and published in Possessions lists 31known examples, with 2007 P.F. certificate

3,250
1,400
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402
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Sale 1094, Lot 402, United States Possessions: PhilippinesPHILIPPINES, 1944, 16c Dark Blue, "Victory" Ovpt. (480). Rich color, tied by "Tacloban, Leyte P.I. Jan. 16 3PM" duplex datestamp on cover to local military address, Very Fine, only 24 are recorded in the Brewster census published in Possessions, with 2005 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
300
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403
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Sale 1094, Lot 403, United States Possessions: PhilippinesPHILIPPINES, 1926, 12p Violet Brown, Air Post (C13). H.r., intense shade and impression, Very Fine and choice, neat backstamps

600
200
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404
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Sale 1094, Lot 404, United States Possessions: PhilippinesPHILIPPINES, 1926, 10p Deep Green, Air Post (C15). Bright shade, neat strike of circular datestamp, Very Fine, scarce in used condition, only 500 were issued, with 2008 P.F. certificate

1,350
450
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405
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Sale 1094, Lot 405, United States Possessions: PhilippinesPHILIPPINES, 1944, 2c Rose, 10c Rose Carmine, Official, "Victory" Ovpt. (O38, O41). Second with slightly tropicalized original gum and light soiling at top left, especially strong overprint on the 10c, Very Fine, with 2006 or 2007 P.F. certificate

875
300
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406
 
PHILIPPINES, Collection, 1899-1944. Extensive collection housed in a National album, actually several parallel collections with strong showings of unused and used singles, unused and used blocks, plate blocks and covers, as Mr. Curtis preferred for all of his collecting areas, all issues from 1899 forward are covered including back-of-the-book, many better singles and sets including unused Nos. 212-223, 214b, used 223-223A, unused and used Nos. 226-237 with duplication (three No. 237), No. 226 signed by Bartels as if a Special Printing, many covers, strong coverage of subsequent and later issues with used blocks and some plate blocks, several "Victory" ovpts. including Nos. 467 (unused and used), 477, 480, 481, 482, also good range of back-of-book

AN EXTENSIVE AND VALUABLE PHILIPPINES COLLECTION FEATURING UNUSED AND USED SINGLES, BLOCKS, PLATE BLOCKS AND COVERS.

Fewer than 20 items were removed and offered as individual lots. Several certificates accompany. Owner's Scott Retail more than $18,000.00

E. 4,000-5,000
6,250
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