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The Whitpain Collection of U.S. Possessions

Cuba (Regular Issues continued)
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
893 TC 1899, 10c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (231TC1). Die sunk on 6 x 8 in. card, wonderfully fresh, Extremely Fine and scarce (Image Magnifier)

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625 1,300
894 P 1899, 1c-10c Republic Issue Under U.S. Military Rule, Large Die Proofs on India (227P1-231P1). Die sunk on attractively reduced 2-3/4 x 3-1/4 in. cards, card area well clear of die sinkage, Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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800 550
895 P 1899, 1c-5c Republic Issue Under U.S. Military Rule, Large Die Proofs on India (227P1-230P1). Die sunk on 6 x 8 in. cards, 1c tiny ink speck at extreme bottom of card, otherwise pristine and Extremely Fine (Image Magnifier)

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640 500
896 P 1899, 1c-10c Republic Issue Under U.S. Military Rule, Small Die Proofs (227P2-231P2). On small Gray cards from a Roosevelt book, Extremely Fine, only 85 sets issued (Image Magnifier)

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800 650
897 S 1899, 1c-10c Republic Issues, Specimen Ovpts. (227S-231S). 10c with couple short perfs, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, each value with 1976 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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1,125 1,400
898   1899, 1c-10c Republic Issues, Natal UPU Overseas "Specimen" Ovpts. (227S var-231S var). Affixed on small piece of paper as removed from the UPU archives of Natal, bright colors, Fine, with 1981 B. P. A. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-1,500 1,500
899 og 1899, 1c-10c Republic Issue Under U.S. Military Rule (227-231). 34 items, all plate number material, virtually all imprint and plate no. strips of five, also incl. imprint and plate no. block of ten of 1c-5c (four 3c), thirteen are matched positions, also incl. set of singles and E1, original gum, quite a number of stamps Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as hinged singles and plate blocks when appropriate

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2,572 1,800
900 nhbl 1899, 1c-10c Republic Issue Under U.S. Military Rule (227-231). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. blocks of ten except 3c imprint and plate no. block of 20, mixed centering, Fine set

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2,365 1,200
901 nhbl 1899, 1c-10c Republic Issue Under U.S. Military Rule (227-231). Mint N.H. bottom imprint and plate no. blocks of ten except 3c imprint and plate no. block of 20, mixed centering, Fine set

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2,365 1,600
902 og 1899, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (228b). Original gum, hinge reinforced tab separation, trivial rust stain around one staple hole

FINE. A VERY RARE AND SELDOM-OFFERED BOOKLET PANE.

Also incl. booklet pane single and a set of the two booklet covers (Image Magnifier)

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3,750 12,000
903 og Cuba, First Issue of the Republic, No. 232 (1c Surcharge on 3c Purple No. 229). Specialized collection with used and unused multiples, pairs with and without surcharge, double and inverted surcharges, plate pieces and some forgeries, also 1899 U.S. Military Rule nos. 227-231 in used and unused singles and blocks of four and a few Cuba E3's with spelling correction, generally Fine-Very Fine, the Provisional Surcharge 1c on 3c stamp was reportedly used only between Sept. 30 and Oct. 2 of 1902 as a stopgap measure until newly ordered Cuban stamps arrived

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E. 300-400 700
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