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Sale 1209 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 22-23 October, 2019

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Category — U.S. Possessions

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1409
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1409, U.S. PossessionsGUAM, 1899, 1c-50c Ovpts. (1-2, 4-5, 7-8, 10-11), GUAM, 1899, 1c-50c Ovpts. (1-2, 4-5, 7-8, 10-11)GUAM, 1899, 1c-50c Ovpts. (1-2, 4-5, 7-8, 10-11). Bottom imprint and plate no. blocks of six, 50c adhering to interleaving, others either original gum or slightly tropicalized original gum, 50c some slight oxidation, otherwise Fine-Very Fine group

12,050
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1410
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1410, U.S. PossessionsGUAM, 1899, 3c Purple (3), GUAM, 1899, 3c Purple (3)GUAM, 1899, 3c Purple (3). Bottom imprint and plate no. 447 block of six with wide selvage, tropicalized original gum, bottom right stamp natural gum bend, deep rich color, Fine, scarce, this issue is only known with the plate block at bottom

1,600
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1411
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1411, U.S. PossessionsGUAM, 1899, 4c Lilac Brown (4), GUAM, 1899, 4c Lilac Brown (4)GUAM, 1899, 4c Lilac Brown (4). Bottom imprint and plate no. 790 block of six with wide selvage, original gum with a hint of tropicalization -- almost appears Mint N.H. -- lovely warm shade, Very Fine, this issue is only known with the plate block at bottom

1,750
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1412
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1412, U.S. PossessionsGUAM, 1899, 5c Blue (5), GUAM, 1899, 5c Blue (5)GUAM, 1899, 5c Blue (5). Bottom imprint and plate no. 834 block of six with wide selvage, slightly tropicalized original gum, small h.r., bright color and paper, Very Fine and choice, this issue is only known with the plate block at bottom

700
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1413
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1413, U.S. PossessionsGUAM, 1899, 5c Blue (5), GUAM, 1899, 5c Blue (5)GUAM, 1899, 5c Blue (5). Two bottom position imprint and plate blocks with wide selvage, first is plate no. 835, second is plate no. 837, slightly tropicalized original gum, rich color, Fine plate blocks from the second printing, this issue is only known with the plate block at bottom, second with "RWB" backstamp

1,400
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1414
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1414, U.S. PossessionsGUAM, 1899, 5c Lake (6), GUAM, 1899, 5c Lake (6)GUAM, 1899, 5c Lake (6). Bottom imprint and plate no. 923 block of six with wide selvage, original gum which is barely tropicalized, radiant color, fresh and Fine, this issue is only known with the plate block at bottom, two stamps at bottom with "RWB" backstamp

1,500
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1415
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1415, U.S. PossessionsGUAM, 1899, 8c Violet Brown (7), GUAM, 1899, 8c Violet Brown (7)GUAM, 1899, 8c Violet Brown (7). Bottom imprint and plate no. 929 block of six with wide selvage, slightly tropicalized original gum, rich color, fresh and Very Fine, this issue is only known with the plate block at bottom, bottom right stamp with "RWB" backstamp

1,250
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1416
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1416, U.S. PossessionsGUAM, 1899, 10c Brown, Ty. I (8), GUAM, 1899, 10c Brown, Ty. I (8)GUAM, 1899, 10c Brown, Ty. I (8). Bottom imprint and plate no. 520 block of six, slightly tropicalized original gum, radiant color, fresh and Fine, this issue is only known with the plate block at bottom or left, we have never sold a bottom position plate block with wider selvage than the one offered here, bottom right stamp "RWB" backstamp

1,000
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1417
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1417, U.S. PossessionsGUAM, 1899, 15c Olive Green (10), GUAM, 1899, 15c Olive Green (10)GUAM, 1899, 15c Olive Green (10). Bottom imprint and plate no. 264 block of six, slightly tropicalized original gum, rich color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, an attractive plate block, this is only known with this plate number and it is only known from the bottom position

2,200
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1418
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1418, U.S. PossessionsGUAM, 1899, 50c Orange (11), GUAM, 1899, 50c Orange (11)GUAM, 1899, 50c Orange (11). Bottom imprint and plate no. 75 block of six, tropicalized original gum, small h.r. in selvage where few perf separations sensibly reinforced, rich color on bright paper, choice centering

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL AND SCARCE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1899 50-CENT GUAM OVERPRINT ISSUE.

Only 4,000 of the 50c stamps were issued. Our informal research found only six other plate blocks; it is only known from the bottom position from Plate 75. None was offered in our 1989 specialized catalogue of Guam.

4,500
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1419
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1419, U.S. PossessionsGUAM, 1899, $1.00 Black, Ty. I (12), GUAM, 1899, $1.00 Black, Ty. I (12)GUAM, 1899, $1.00 Black, Ty. I (12). Bottom imprint and plate no. 76 block of six, tropicalized original gum, intense shade and impression

FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF THE 1899 $1.00 TYPE I OVERPRINT. THIS IS THE RAREST OF ALL GUAM PLATE BLOCKS -- ONLY FIVE ARE KNOWN.

Our records and those of Lewis Kaufman contain only five plate blocks, all from the bottom position of Plate 76: 1) ex Lilly and our 1989 Guam sale, slightly tropicalized gum, perfs just touch at top; 2) ex Tows and Wampler, interleaving adhering, perfs just touch at top; 3) ex Whitpain, slightly tropicalized gum, single short perf at extreme bottom edge of selvage; 4) ex Colonel Green (Sale 28, lot 1588), tropicalized gum, choice centering; and 5) ex Colonel Green (Sale 28, lot 1589), the block offered here

Ex Colonel Green

37,500
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1420
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1420, U.S. PossessionsGUAM, 1899, 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1), GUAM, 1899, 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1)GUAM, 1899, 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1). Top imprint and plate no. 883 block of six with full selvage, slightly tropicalized original gum, deep rich color, fresh and Fine, a scarce plate block

4,000
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1421
 
Guam Used Collection. Contains one each of the thirteen basic stamps either on or off cover, with extra 50c and $1.00, also the Special Delivery stamp and the first two Guard Mail stamps (2c is pair on first day cover), covers include two with 15c, 8c pair, and 3c, 4c, 6c combination, largely Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
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1422
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1422, U.S. PossessionsHAWAII, 1853, 5c Blue, Thick White Wove (5), HAWAII, 1853, 5c Blue, Thick White Wove (5)HAWAII, 1853, 5c Blue, Thick White Wove (5). Large margins all around, rich color on fresh paper, San Francisco circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.F. certificate

1,900
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1423
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Hawaii Balance. 31 unused stamps, including Nos. 11R, 60f, 63 (4, 2 with imprint selvage), 65, O6, most Fine-Very Fine, three with P.F. certificates

E. 500-750
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1424
 
Hawaii Used Collection, 1864-1899. High degree of completion for the period, including Provisional Govt. overprints to $1.00, also No. 81 with "Flying Goose" Flaw tied to piece, slightly mixed condition, Fine-Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail in excess of $2,000.00

E. 400-500
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1425
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1425, U.S. PossessionsPHILIPPINES, 1926, 2c-10p Madrid-Manila Flight Air Post Overprints (C1-C6, C9-C15, C17), PHILIPPINES, 1926, 2c-10p Madrid-Manila Flight Air Post Overprints (C1-C6, C9-C15, C17)PHILIPPINES, 1926, 2c-10p Madrid-Manila Flight Air Post Overprints (C1-C6, C9-C15, C17). Complete set of fourteen values tied by fancy plane cancels on May 13, 1926 Madrid-Manila flight first day cover (AAMC 11), with proper flight cachet, a few triival age spots, Fine-Very Fine, very few sets are known on cover, Scott Retail over $3,500.00 just as used stamps alone

E. 1,000-1,500
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1426
 
Philippines Used Collection. Bureau Issue overprints to $1.00, 1902 Issue overprints to $1.00, run of later issues including No. 445, Air Post including covers, Special Deliveries, and Japanese Occupation, slightly mixed quality, much is Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
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1427
 
U.S. Possessions Collection. In a single Scott album, full range of U.S. Possessions including AMG, Canal Zone with early issues, Cuba largely complete including pre-U.S. administration period beginning in 1855, Guam, Hawaii including couple early, Philippines with pre-U.S. period beginning in 1854, mixed condition on the early issues, overall Fine appearance

E. 500-750
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