Sale 1142 — Republic of Cuba

Sale Date — Tuesday, 15 November, 2016

Category — 1899 U.S. Administration of Cuba

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2201
TC
Sale 1142, Lot 2201, 1899 U.S. Administration of CubaCUBA, 1899, 10c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (231TC1; Edifil 34TC). Die sunk on 152 x 203mm card, wonderfully fresh, Extremely Fine and scarce, undervalued in Scott, ex Whitpain

625
350
2202
TC
Sale 1142, Lot 2202, 1899 U.S. Administration of CubaCUBA, 1899, 10c Gray, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (231TC1; Edifil 34TC). On 152 x 203mm card with full die sinkage, intense shade, Very Fine and choice, undervalued in Scott, ex Laila

625
325
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2203
TC
Sale 1142, Lot 2203, 1899 U.S. Administration of CubaCUBA, 1899, 10c Gray, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (231TC1; Edifil 34TC). On 69 x 83mm card with full die sinkage, bright shade, Very Fine, undervalued in Scott, ex Laila

625
250
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2204
TC
Sale 1142, Lot 2204, 1899 U.S. Administration of CubaCUBA, 1899, 10c Blue, Special Delivery, "Immediata" Inscription, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (E2TC1; Edifil 35TC). On 199 x 153mm card with full die sinkage, rich color

VERY FINE. A HANDSOME AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE LARGE DIE TRIAL COLOR PROOF OF THE 10-CENT BLUE SPECIAL DELIVERY.

Ex Laila

3,750
1,400
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2205
P
Sale 1142, Lot 2205, 1899 U.S. Administration of CubaCUBA, 1899, 1c-10c Republic Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (227P1-231P1; Edifil 30P-34P). Die sunk on 152 x 200mm cards, Extremely Fine and fresh, 1c-5c ex Whitpain

800
275
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2206
P
Sale 1142, Lot 2206, 1899 U.S. Administration of CubaCUBA, 1899, 1c-5c Republic Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (227P1-230P1; Edifil 30P-34P). With full die sinkage on 152 x 202mm cards, 1c with ink spot at bottom, Very Fine and fresh

800
325
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2207
P
Sale 1142, Lot 2207, 1899 U.S. Administration of CubaCUBA, 1899, 1c-10c Republic Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (227P2-231P2, E3P2; Edifil 30P-35P). Complete page from Roosevelt presentation album, No. E2P2 slightly oxidized, Very Fine, scarce, only 85 were produced

1,250
850
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2208
S
Sale 1142, Lot 2208, 1899 U.S. Administration of CubaCUBA, 1899, 1c-10c Republic Issue, Natal UPU Overseas "Specimen" Overprints (227S var-231S var; Edifil 30M-34M). Affixed on small piece of paper as removed from the UPU archives of Natal, bright colors, Fine, ex Whitpain, with 1981 B.P.A. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
600
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2209
S
Sale 1142, Lot 2209, 1899 U.S. Administration of CubaCUBA, 1899, 1c-10c Republic Issue, "Specimen" Overprints (227S-231S; Edifil 30-34). 1c and 2c s.e. at left, original gum, most h.r., some faults incl. thins, otherwise Fine, scarce set, ex Laila

1,125
425
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2210
S
Sale 1142, Lot 2210, 1899 U.S. Administration of CubaCUBA, 1899, 10c Orange, Special Delivery, "Immediata" Inscription, Specimen Overprint (E2S; Edifil 35M). Original gum, h.r., diagonal blackish violet handstamp, Very Fine, "Lily" handstamp, ex Whitpain, with 1976 P.F. certificate

2,100
750
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2211
S
Sale 1142, Lot 2211, 1899 U.S. Administration of CubaCUBA, 1899, 10c Orange, Special Delivery, "Immediata" Inscription, Specimen Overprint (E2S; Edifil 35M). Original gum, small adherences on gum, radiant color, clear overprint, Fine, ex Laila

2,100
700
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2212
S
Sale 1142, Lot 2212, 1899 U.S. Administration of CubaCUBA, 1899, 10c Orange, Special Delivery, "Immediata" Inscription, Specimen Overprint (E2S var; Edifil 35M). Bold black "Specimen" overprint, original gum, h.r., small indentation at top right, Fine, this "Specimen" comes from a foreign postal archive and is scarce, ex Laila, Scott Retail as normal

2,100
450
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2213
nhbl
Sale 1142, Lot 2213, 1899 U.S. Administration of CubaCUBA, 1899, 1c-10c Republic Issue (227-231; Edifil 30-34). Mint N.H. bottom imprint and plate no. blocks of ten except 3c imprint and plate no. block of 20, mixed centering, Fine set of these surprisingly difficult and scarce plate blocks, ex Whitpain, Scott Retail as hinged

2,330
850
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2214
nhbl
Sale 1142, Lot 2214, 1899 U.S. Administration of CubaCUBA, 1899, 1c-10c Republic Issue (227-231; Edifil 30-34). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. blocks of ten except 3c imprint and plate no. block of 20 with sensible hinge reinforcement, mixed centering, 1c with minor fingerprint, Fine set, ex Whitpain, Scott Retail as hinged

2,330
650
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2215
ogbl
Sale 1142, Lot 2215, 1899 U.S. Administration of CubaCUBA, 1899, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (228b; Edifil 31C). Tropicalized original gum, sensibly reinforced perfs, slight toning, small nick in selvage at top and small adhesion on pos. 3, some separation at bottom, accompanied by original booklet cover and an additional horizontal pair with selvage at top partial

FINE. A SELDOM-OFFERED BOOKLET PANE OF THE 1899 2-CENT ROYAL PALMS ISSUE.

Judging by the other examples we have seen, these booklet panes typically come with a myriad of faults. Edifil €2,000

5,500
1,500
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2216
c
Sale 1142, Lot 2216, 1899 U.S. Administration of CubaCUBA, 1899, 2c Carmine, Half Used as 1c (228 var; Edifil 31 var). Top left diagonal half, tied along bisect by "Havana, Cuba Jan. 5, 1903" duplex datestamp on cover addressed locally, next day arrival backstamp

VERY FINE. A STUNNING AND RARE BISECT USE OF THE 2-CENT ROYAL PALM ISSUE ON COVER.

With 2001 Baschwitz certificate.

E. 2,000-3,000
0
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2217
nhbl
Sale 1142, Lot 2217, 1899 U.S. Administration of CubaCUBA, 1899, 10c Orange, Special Delivery, "Immediata" Inscription (E2; Edifil 35). Mint N.H. wide top right imprint and plate no. 908 block of ten, fresh, bright color, Fine-Very Fine, ex Whitpain, Scott Retail as hinged plate block of six and four singles

1,480
350
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2218
c
CUBA, 1899 U.S. Administration Postal History. Small accumulation of 25 covers or cards, interesting uses, we notice a 10c on cover, three 10c Special Delivery (E2; Edifil 35), four 2c Royal Palm stamps bisected on card with 1c Postage Due added, and others, mixed condition, Fine

E. 750-1,000
850
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2219
E
Sale 1142, Lot 2219, 1899 U.S. Administration of CubaCUBA, 1900s, 1c-2c Revenue Essays. Five essays with two 1c and three 2c in different designs and colors, three with "Sello de Tasa" inscription and another with "Union Postal Universale", small faults incl. thins and small tear on 1c, Fine-Very Fine, an interesting group which we cannot find any information or documentation

E. 300-400
225
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