Sale Number: 969
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The Whitpain Collection of U.S. Possessions

Cuba (Postage Dues, Group Lots)
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
924 S 1899, 1c-10c Deep Claret, Postage Due, "Specimen" Ovpt. (J1S-J4S). Original gum, 10c gum a bit toned, diagonal ovpts. (1c almost vertical), 5c natural s.e., Fine-Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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1,100 2,000
925 S 1899, 1c-10c Postage Due, Natal UPU Overseas "Specimen" Ovpts. (J1S-J4S). On piece of paper from the post office archives of Natal, the purple block letter ovpts. applied upon receipt from the UPU, Fine-Very Fine, rare offering, with 1981 B.P.A. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-1,500 1,200
926 S 1899, 1c-10c Postage Due, "Ultramar" (Overseas) Specimen Ovpts. (J1S var-J4S var). Affixed on piece of page from Portuguese Post Office record book, 1c and 10c natural s.e., color a bit washed out, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, the "Ultramar" handstamps were applied upon receipt from the UPU (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-1,000 650
927 ogbl 1899, 1c-10c Deep Claret, Postage Due (J1-J4). Blocks of four and left arrow blocks of four of 1c, 2c and 10c, original gum, many stamps Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as hinged blocks of four

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1,290 475
928 og 1899, 1c-10c Deep Claret, Postage Due (J1-J4). All plate nos. used for this issue (two different for each value), incl. ten imprint and plate no. strips of three, three in matched top and bottom positions, one strip unused (no gum), others original gum with quite a few stamps Mint N.H., one 10c strip light selvage crease, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, imprint and plate no. strips not listed, Scott Retail as hinged singles

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1,125 325
929 ogbl 1899, 1c on 1c Deep Claret, Postage Due (J1). Bottom plate no. 267 block of six, h.r. in selvage, stamps Mint N.H., Fine (Image Magnifier)

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900 1,900
930 ogbl 1899, 2c on 2c Deep Claret, Postage Due (J2). Bottom imprint and plate no. 247 block of six, original gum, five Mint N.H., pos. 5 small adherence, small selvage thin and separation, otherwise Fine-Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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900 1,900
931   1899, 2c on 2c Deep Claret, Postage Due, Inverted Surcharge (J2a). On small piece, neat cancel, deep color and proof-like impression, some slight thinning

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE CUBA 2-CENT ON 2-CENT POSTAGE DUE WITH INVERTED OVERPRINT. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.

With 1980 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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4,000 2,100
932 ogbl 1899, 5c on 5c Deep Claret, Postage Due (J3). Wide bottom imprint and plate no. 255 block of six, original gum, two lightly hinged, others Mint N.H., separation at left, otherwise Fine-Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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900 2,200
933 ogbl 1899, 10c on 10c Deep Claret, Postage Due (J4). Top imprint and plate no. 256 block of six, original gum, three Mint N.H., small margin fault at top left of top left stamp, otherwise Fine-Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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800 300
934   1899, 1c-5c Columbus Entires, Specimen Ovpts. (U9S-U18S). 16 different, all "Size 13", five of these are duplicates with additional "Parsons Trading Company" imprint, Very Fine, there were only 16 sets of these (incl. "Size 8") produced, also incl. complete unused cut squares, complete unused entires (No. U14 used) less Nos. U7, U11, U12 and U15, unused UX1-UX2 Postal Cards (and the next Cuban issue with perforated "1"), Fine-Very Fine

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E. 1,000-1,500 3,250
935 ogbl Cuba Overprint Varieties, 1899 Issue. Six blocks and a vertical pair, incl. Broken Fraction Bar on No. 223 part imprint and plate no. 753 block of 25 from the lower left pane (pos. 4), 3c block of four with top left stamp Extra Period between "B" and "A" of "Cuba", 2c and 5c "Cupa" broken letter (former pos. 99 in block of four, latter top stamp pos. 50 in vertical pair), and misalignment of the overprint groups of 25 on blocks of four nos. 225 and J4, two of last showing different directions, original gum Fine-Very Fine lot

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771 400
936   Cuba Small Collection, 1899. Unused and used ovpts. in singles incl. Special Delivery and Postage Dues, unused 1c-10c Ty. I blocks of four, few shades, several used blocks, two 1c imprint and plate no. strips of three with purple "Souvenir Of The Peace Jubilee Washington D.C. May 23, 24, 25, 1899 handstamps, Fine-Very Fine lot

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988 275
937 c Cuba Cover Collection. Approximately 90, wide assortment, many better and interesting usages, incl. 1c 1890-93 with 1c on 1c Green used in St. Louis, 1c on 1c imprint and plate no. 766 strip of three cancelled by fancy purple "Souvenir Of The Peace Jubilee Washington D.C.", second day usages, five 3c on 3c to France, strip of six and block of eight of the same stamp used on cover fronts to New Orleans, advertising, Otto Bickel "set" cover, two 1c, 3c and 10c on 5c Entire, single 5c and pair 10c to Paris, Military Station 1 Santiago De Cuba on U.S. No. 281, Military Sta. No. 10 Havana on U.S. 5c Trans-Mississippi, YMCA Flag corner cards, 5c "CUPA" variety, interesting Postage Due Ovpt. usages of Nos. J1-J4, two inbound covers with Postage Due paid by 1c on 1c and 5c on 5c Regular Overprinted stamps, good section of 1899 Pictorials Nos. 227-231 incl. Otto Bickel "Set" cover, one single 2c that may be from the rare No. 228b booklet pane and much more, generally Fine-Very Fine, a wonderful lot and an excellent foundation for an award winning exhibition collection, ex Rosende

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