Sale Number: 596
Sale Date: Saturday, April 24, 1982
1982 Rarities of the World

U.S. Possessions
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
398 og 1904, 8c on 50c Bistre Brown, "Panama" 15mm Long (15 var). Fresh, hinge remnant, Very Fine, Only 50 Issued, with A.P.S. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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1,900 1,900
399 ogbl 1904, 8c on 50c Bistre Brown, "Panama" Reading Down & Up (15, 15a). Block, top left stamp the variety, Fresh, usual tropical o.g., left pair minor perf. flaws, otherwise Fine, Only Ten of the "Up & Down" Variety Issued (Image Magnifier)

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9,000 4,750
400 ogbl 1924, 1c Green, Type III Overprint Inverted (67a var). Bottom Right Corner Margin Block, Stamps Mint never hinged (tiny natural gum skips), "Canal" appears twice in Right selvedge, Fine, Unlisted Variety (Image Magnifier)

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3,000 2,100
401 og 1962, 4c Thatcher Ferry Bridge, Silver Bridge Omitted (157a). Pos. 34 from the Unique Sheet of 50, Mint, Extremely Fine (Image Magnifier)

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12,000 13,500
402 og CUBA, 1899, 10c on 10c Brown Ty. II, Overprint (226A). Fresh, hinge remnant, Wide Margins, Very Fine, Very Rare with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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3,500 4,500
403 og GUAM, 1899, 5c Blue, Overprint (5). Sheet of 100 (Jacking top selvedge), Fresh, very slightly tropical o.g. (as always), some slight separations & light perf. strengthening (not affecting Bottom Plate No. Block), perfs. touch on few, others Fine-Very Fine, Believed to be Unique (Image Magnifier)

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4,900 3,250
404 og -----, 1899, 10c Brown, Ty. II, Overprint (9). Fresh, Fine, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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3,500 2,500
405 og -----, 1899, $1.00 Black, Ty. II, Overprint (13). Fresh, hinge remnant, single barely nibbed perf., otherwise Fine, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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2,250 1,050
406 c "Honolulu, Hawaiian Is.//Jan. 29, 1851," Clear Straight Line Postmark on Buff Envelope to New York, Orange Red San Francisco pmk., Red Pencil "42", ms. "pr Steamer Via Panama", small light cover stain top center, really negligible, Very Fine and Rare (Image Magnifier)

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E. 5,000-10,000 8,000
407   1851, 13c Blue, "Missionary" (3). Margins All Around, ms. "X" cancel, portion of top margin expertly repaired, An Exceptional Example of this Classic Rarity (Image Magnifier)

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9,000 8,000
408 og 1853, 5c on 13c Dark Red, Manuscript Provisional Surcharge (7). Three Ample to Huge Margins, Clear to barely in at bottom, Fresh, Fine, Rare (Image Magnifier)

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4,000 2,700
409 c 1857, 5c Blue on Thin White Paper (8). Used in Combination with U.S. 12c Black (17), Both Stamps Large Margins to barely touched,U. S. stamp tied by "San Francisco, Cal. May 21, 1861" pmk. on cover to Brooklyn, N. Y., 5c Hawaii stamp uncancelled as often. Red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Apr. 25" pmk. A Magnificent & Spectacular Cover with letter of authenticity from the late F.H. Tows (Image Magnifier)

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5,000 5,000
410 og 1859, 1c Light Blue, Bluish White Paper (12). Plate 2A, Ty. VI, Clear Margins to barely in, very minor bleaching specks, otherwise Fine (Image Magnifier)

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2,600 1,650
411 og 1859, 2c Light Blue, Bluish White Paper (13). Plate 3B, Ty. VII, Ample Margins, Fresh, Very Fine

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2,000 3,500
412 og 1862, 2c Black, Greenish Blue Paper (14). Plate 3Gx, Ty. VIII, Ample Margins, Fresh, minute corner crease & trivial margin tear, Very Fine Appearance (Image Magnifier)

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2,650 1,750
413 og 1893, 10c Red Brown, Red Overprint (61B). Left Margin Single showing bit of Imprint, Fresh, light crease, Fine Appearance, Rare, Signed Colson (Image Magnifier)

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16,500 9,500
414 og 1893, 6c Green, Black Overprint (66C). Fresh, without gum, light crease, Fine Appearance, Rare (Image Magnifier)

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16,500 6,500
415 og PHILIPPINES, 1899, 50c Orange (212). Top Imprint & Plate No. 75 Strip of Three, Beautifully Centered, Fresh, hinge remnant, Extremely Fine (Image Magnifier)

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1,500 1,150
416 c -----, 1944, 2c-1p "VICTORY" Handstamps (464 two, 465, 467, 469, 471, 472, 474-477, 479, 481, 483, 484, C63, E9). Two large size covers. Nos. 467,469,475,476,483,484, C63 on one cover tied by Dec. 16 (1944) Leyte pmks. to a Lt. in the 6th. Naval Construction Battalion, others tied by Nov. 8 (1944) Leyte pmks. to Wash. D.C., Five Line Handstamp "First Day Cover//First Commonwealth Stamps//Sold In Reopened Post Offices//In the Liberated Philippines//November 8, 1944", nearly all show some evidence of tropical staining, mostly in margins, the Extremely Rare lp has some short perfs. at right, small cover tape stains on former, An Enormously Rare Pair of Covers, former Kessler guarantee, latter with Friedl Certificate, copy of 1946 letter form the Assistant Director of Posts in Manila giving how, why, when & where these stamps were made, former cover with return address of Major General Valdes (who authorized the issue)

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6,500 2,900
417 og -----, 1944, 1p Red Orange & Black, "Victory" Handstamp (484). Small faults including some gum staining (all known exist with staining), Fine, Rare (Only Eleven Known) (Image Magnifier)

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6,000 4,000
418 ogbl -----, 1944, 4c Rose Carmine, "Victory" Handstamp (C63). Block, Fresh, without gum, one with faint thin, otherwise Fine, Rare (Image Magnifier)

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6,600 2,500
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