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

Philippines (226-240)
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
1201 og 1903, 1c Blue Green (226). Plate number collection, incl. 28 imprint and plate no. strips of three (one used), five imprint and plate no. blocks of six and eleven plate singles (three used, one of these used on post card), 43 different numbers in all, slightly mixed condition with some stuck down on small pieces of paper, otherwise nearly all Fine-Very Fine, challenging if not impossible to duplicate

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2,063 1,200
1202 og 1903, 1c-$1.00 Overprints (226-237, 240). Incl. four additional shades, excellent centering throughout, rich colors, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, a marvelous "hand-picked" lot (Image Magnifier)

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1,175 600
1203 ogbl 1903, 1c-15c Overprints (226-235, 240). Blocks of four, incl. five extra shades, 4c unused (no gum), virtually all Fine-Very Fine

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2,410 1,200
1204 og 1903 Ovpts., Broken Letters. 14 stamps, six different, incl. 4c, 8c and 10c values, No. 240 pair and block of four, Fine-Very Fine, interesting lot for the specialist

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284 200
1205   1903, 10c-$1.00 Overprints (233-237). Various cancels, incl. extra $1.00 and a few other low values, virtually all Fine-Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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574 375
1206 og 1903, 2c Carmine (227, 240). Plate number collection, former eleven imprint and plate no. strips of three, one plate block of six and one plate single (thirteen different numbers), latter ten imprint and plate no. strips of three, block of four with plate no. and plate single (twelve different numbers), some reinforcement, mostly Fine-Very Fine

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1,263 700
1207 ogbl 1903, 3c Bright Violet (228). Bottom imprint and plate no. 2518 block of six, tropical original gum, attractively centered, narrow selvage into imprint, Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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1,650 3,250
1208 ogbl 1903, 3c Bright Violet (228). Left imprint and plate no. 2519 block of six, disturbed tropical original gum with some P.O. interleaving on back, about Fine (Image Magnifier)

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1,650 350
1209 og 1903, 3c-$1.00 Ovpts. (228-237). Small collection of plate number material, incl. 3c, 8c, 13c-$1.00 plate singles ($1.00 unused, no gum), imprint and plate no. strips of three of 4c, 10c and two 13c and imprint and plate no. block of eight of the 5c rejoined down the middle (catalogued as two blocks of four), nearly all Fine-Very Fine

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1,797 900
1210 ogbl 1903, 4c Brown (229). Bottom imprint and plate no. 1797 block of six, tropical original gum with P.O. interleaving adhering, nicely centered, Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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1,950 2,300
1211 ogbl 1903, 4c Orange Brown (229a). Left imprint and plate no. 1797 block of six, exceptionally fresh and Fine (Image Magnifier)

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1,950 2,600
1212 og 1903, 4c-15c Overprints (229-230, 233-235). Imprint and plate no. strips of three, 5c tropical original gum, two each 13c and 15c Mint N.H., right 15c couple trivial perf flaws, otherwise Fine-Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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1,045 1,700
1213 ogbl 1903, 1c-5c Overprints (226-227, 230). Imprint and plate no. 1540 blocks of six, h.r. at sides, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, choice centering, fresh and Very Fine-Extremely Fine (Image Magnifier)

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425 1,200
1214 ogbl 1903, 6c Brownish Lake (231). Bottom imprint and plate no. 1601 block of six, almost perfectly centered, deep rich color, Very Fine-Extremely Fine (Image Magnifier)

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2,100 3,250
1215 ogbl 1903, 6c Brownish Lake (231). Bottom imprint and plate no. 1598 block of six, well-centered, Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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2,100 5,000
1216 ngbl 1903, 8c Violet Black (232). Bottom imprint and plate no. 1497 block of six, unused (no gum), Fine (Image Magnifier)

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1,500 1,500
1217 ogbl 1903, 10c Pale Red Brown (233). Bottom imprint and plate no. 1590 block of eight, well-centered, fresh and Extremely Fine, marvelous condition and centering for this scarce Philippines plate block (Image Magnifier)

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1,070 2,200
1218 ogbl 1903, 13c Purple Black (234). Wide top imprint and plate no. 1475 block of six, intense color, couple minor hinge reinforcements, Fine-Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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1,350 1,600
1219 ogbl 1903, 15c Olive Green (235). Bottom imprint and plate no. 1607 block of six, h.r., Fine, scarce (Image Magnifier)

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2,000 4,250
1220 ogbl 1903, 50c Orange (236). Block of four, top pair Mint N.H., bright color, Fine-Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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800 550
1221 ogbl 1903, 50c Orange (236). Top imprint and plate no. 1602 block of six, top center stamp lightly hinged, others Mint N.H., vibrant color, each stamp almost perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB PLATE BLOCK OF THE PHILIPPINES 1903 50-CENT ISSUE. ONLY TWO OR THREE ARE BELIEVED KNOWN. THIS TOP PLATE BLOCK IS HIGHLY DESIRABLE AND EXTREMELY RARE AS IT IS UNQUESTIONABLY THE FINEST KNOWN.

Ex Todd and Drucker. As the Scott Catalogue demonstrates, plate blocks of this issue are extremely rare. Scott Catalogue value for six hinged singles is only $750.00, so they assign a multiplier of over 23 for the plate block (Image Magnifier)

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17,500 70,000
1222 ogbl 1903, $1.00 Black (237). Block of four, top pair Mint N.H., choice margins and wonderfully well-centered, intense color on clean paper

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. LEFT PAIR EXCEPTIONAL, ESPECIALLY THE TOP LEFT STAMP.

Choice multiples of this value are difficult to find (Image Magnifier)

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2,900 3,000
1223 ogbl 1903, $1.00 Black (237). Block of six with part top imprint and plate no. 1629 selvage, well-centered, disturbed gum with some minor gum soaking, bottom center small thin spot, otherwise Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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3,000 3,250
1224 bl 1903, $1.00 Black (237). Block of four with central Manila circular datestamp, nicely centered, small separation and minor corner thin top right, otherwise Very Fine, also incl. 50c block of four with trifle smudgy Manila P.I. double oval cancels, perf flaw, Fine, scarce used multiples (Image Magnifier)

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2,125 1,700
1225 og 1903, $2.00 Dark Blue (238). Perfectly centered, h.r., intense color, Extremely Fine Gem, Colman handstamp guarantee (Image Magnifier)

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750 550
1226 ogbl 1903, $2.00 Dark Blue (238). Block of four, fresh, nicely centered, nibbed perf at top left

VERY FINE. A LOVELY BLOCK OF THE 1903 $2.00 PHILIPPINES OVERPRINT ON THE UNITED STATES 1902 ISSUE.

According to postal records, only 695 copies of this stamp were sold. (Image Magnifier)

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3,400 2,200
1227 ogbl 1903, $2.00 Dark Blue (238). Bottom imprint and plate no. 1630 block of six with wide selvage, barely hinged except where some perf separations sensibly reinforced, deep rich color, choice centering, top left stamp tiny thin spot

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1903 $2.00 PHILIPPINES ISSUE. A WONDERFUL SHOWPIECE.

Only 695 were sold, meaning that very few plate blocks are known. Of the five known plate blocks (two top and three bottom), this is the only one with wide selvage. (Image Magnifier)

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16,000 32,500
1228   1903, $2.00 Dark Blue (238). Neat circular datestamps, wonderful margins and centering, faint vertical crease, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1985 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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800 425
1229 og 1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239). Wonderful rich color, small h.r., Very Fine and choice (Image Magnifier)

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1,000 650
1230 og 1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239). Overprint shifted left showing tiny part of "P" in right margin, h.r., Fine, with 1972 A.P.S. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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1,000 350
1231   1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239). Deep rich color, light strike of circular datestamp at top leaves design clearly visible

FRESH AND VERY FINE. A RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES 1905 $5.00 DARK GREEN.

Only a small percentage of the 746 $5.00 1903 Philippines Overprint issued were actually used. With 1988 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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5,000 3,250
1232 ogbl 1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239). Block of four, lightly hinged, deep rich color, choice centering

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL AND SCARCE BLOCK OF THE PHILIPPINES 1903 $5.00 OVERPRINT.

Only 746 of the Philippines 1903 $5.00 Overprint were sold. Very few exhibit the choice centering and quality of this block. (Image Magnifier)

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4,250 4,250
1233 ogbl 1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239). Bottom imprint and plate no. 1620 block of six with wide selvage, center stamps h.r., others barely hinged (if at all) deep rich color, choice centering throughout, few expertly reinforced perf separations of little consequence

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY PLATE BLOCK OF THE PHILIPPINES $5.00 1903 OVERPRINT ISSUE KNOWN TO EXIST. AN INCOMPARABLE SHOWPIECE AND ONE OF THE KEYS TO A COMPLETE COLLECTION OF BUREAU ISSUE PLATE BLOCKS.

Only 782 of the $5.00 1903 Philippines Overprint were sold, and only this plate number block is known to exist. The underlying stamp, Scott 313, is also a great rarity in plate block form, with one in private hands and another in the Miller collection at The New York Public Library.

Ex Todd. With 1978 P.F. certificate. Unpriced as a full plate no. block of six. (Image Magnifier)

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E. 75,000-100,000 220,000
1234 ogbl 1903, $5.00 Dark Green (239). Block of six with part imprint and plate no. 1620 selvage at top, h.r. at center, left pair Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, centered to top

VERY GOOD-FINE. A SCARCE MULTIPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES 1903 $5.00 MARSHALL ISSUE.

Scott Retail as block of four and two Mint N.H. singles. (Image Magnifier)

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8,750 2,200
1235 ogbl 1903, 2c Carmine (240). Bottom imprint and plate no. 2217 block of six and left imprint and plate no. 2865 block of eight, most stamps Mint N.H., plate of six with separation and small selvage thin, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

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674 1,100
1236 og 1903, 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (240a). Tropical original gum, Fine and very scarce (Image Magnifier)

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1,100 950
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