Lot 2070Philippines, 1899, 1¢ + 3¢ + 4¢ + 8¢ diagonal overprints. In combination with U.S. 1897 1¢ green + 2¢ carmine, two singles, tied by "Malabang, Mindinao, Aug 10, 1903" cds's on registered 2¢ entire to London, England forwarded to Lugano, Switzerland, various registry and transit markings including Lugano receiving backstamp, Philippines 1¢ & 4¢ with some gum staining, F.-V.F., a rare overseas registered usage from the Philippines; with 2005 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 213+215+220+222 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 2071Philippines, 1901, $2 dark blue. Tropicalized o.g., near precision centering amid nicely balanced margins, very rich color, Extremely Fine and choice, a gorgeous high value.
Scott No. 224 $475.
Lot 2072Philippines, 1901, $5 dark green. O.g., well centered, bright color, fresh and Very Fine, choice this nice.
Scott No. 225 $825.
Lot 2073Philippines, 1904, $1 black. O.g., bold shade, fresh and F.-V.F.
Scott No. 237 $475.
Lot 2074Philippines, 1904, $2 dark blue. O.g., large margins, bright and fresh, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 238 $800.
Lot 2075Philippines, 1904, $5 dark green. O.g., fairly light hinging, well centered amid large margins, bold color and sharp proof-like impression, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 239 $1,000.
Lot 2076Philippines, Airmail, 1926, 4c Madrid-Manila Flight, inverted overprint. O.g., attractively centered amid large oversized margins, bright color, Very Fine, a premium example of this rare stamp, with only 100 issued; with 2004 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. C2a $3,000.
Lot 2077Philippines, Airmail, 1926, 4c Madrid-Manila Flight, inverted overprint. O.g., lightly hinged, centered amid large margins, strong bright color, fresh, Very Fine, a rare inverted airmail overprint issue with only 100 issued.
Scott No. C2a $3,000.
Lot 2078Philippines, Free Philippines Guerrilla Postal Service, 1943, 2c blue. Two singles tied by purple "Posted in the Free Philippines, Mindanao Guerilla Area, 16 May, 1945" oval date stamp on cover addressed to Los Angeles, Cal., matching censor handstamp at lower left, Very Fine, an very rare usage of this private WWII military issue. With only 500 stamps were issued and 36 covers known, this cover may be the only known double franking usage.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 2079Samoa, 1901 cover to Fiji. Franked with United States 10¢ brown Bureau issue tied by Pago Pago, Samoa duplex with manuscript notation at top left, "via N.Z.", cover sent via Auckland to Fiji & forwarded to Melbourne, some minor cover wear, Fine, a great usage.
Estimate $300 - 400.