Lot 2829Philippines, Free Philippines Guerrilla Postal Service, 1943, 2c Blue, full sheet of 25, includes sheet of original wax paper interleaving, fresh sheet, couple small corner creases, Very Fine, rare with gum.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Lot 2830Philippines, Free Philippines Guerrilla Postal Service, 1943, 2c on Cover, three singles, all tied by two strikes of purple "Esperanza, Agusan, Philippines, M.O.B., Dec 5, 1943" cds on air mail cover from Commander C. Parsons to Mr. & Mrs. Chas. F. Williams at San Francisco Cal., a Very Fine cover, very rare use of this private WWII military issue.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
THE ONLY RECORDED TRIPLE-FRANKED USE OF THE FREE PHILIPPINES GUERRILLA POSTAL SERVICE 2¢ BLUE.
With only 500 stamps were issued and 36 covers known, this cover is the only known triple franking usage. All known uses are from military men. This cover was sent from Col. Charles Parsons, who was a party leader in the Allied Intelligence Bureau. President Manuel Quezon ordered the printing of the two centavos blue for use between Guerilla units in the Free Philippines for the identification and other purposes. Due to Japanese pressure in all areas, the plan was not carried out and only Mindanao was able to use it.
Lot 2831Philippines, Free Philippines Guerrilla Postal Service, 1943, 2c on Stationery Envelope, tied by purple oval "Posted in the Free Philippines Mindanao Guerilla Area, M.D. No. 10, 6 AUG 1945" datestamp and used on 6c Air Post entire to military address at San Francisco, matching "Tenth Military Dist., Free Philippines, Censored" oval handstamp, with original enclosure dated June 30, 1945 from Marcelo Patso (Provincial Governor) thanking recipient for his service, some creases affect indicia and Guerrilla stamp, some toning, enclosure with uneven edge at one side but not affecting any contents, a Fine cover, only 500 printed and a mere 36 covers recorded. This cover, actually used postally from the provincial governor, is a great rarity, Accompanied by an American Philatelist article discussing this issue and letter from recipient in 1980 describing his role as a Guerilla.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 2832Philippines, Free Philippines Guerrilla Postal Service, 1943, 2c Pair on Cover, tied on cover to Manila by purple oval "Posted in the Free Philippines/ Mindanao Guerilla Area/ M.D. No. 10, 3 AUG 1945" datestamp (ms. date), accompanying "Tenth Military Dist./ Free Philippines/ Censored" double oval, a Very Fine usage, this stamp was issued for use on the island of Mindanao and only 500 were issued, a few dozen covers are known, many of which are unaddressed or of a purely philatelic nature.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 2833Philippines, Free Philippines Guerrilla Postal Service, 1943, 2c on Cover, Tied by double struck oval "Posted in the Free Philippines / 21 DEC 1943 / M.D. No. 10" with oval "Tenth Military Dist. / Censored" cancel to Colonel Andres Sorian0 GHS - SWPA, couple of minor spots on front, overall Very Fine, Soriano joined General of the Army Douglas Mac Arthur in his campaign to retake the Philippines. With the rank of full colonel he fought from Australia through New Guinea and took part in the Lingayen landing in January, 1945.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 2834Philippines, Free Philippines Guerrilla Postal Service, Esperanza, Butuan, return on envelope, addressed Talakag, Bukidnon, Free Philippines, typed upper left P.R. Echem Esperanza, Butuan with multiple purple handstamps (privately carried or philatelic?) including "By Office Courier" "Registered", Priority" etc, reverse with matching triple oval "Tenth Military Dist, CENSORED, Free Philippines" over flap, Very Fine, scarce and unusual.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 2835Philippines, 1942 Guerilla Mail, USAFFE, Southern Cebu Forces, 2c, 4c, 16c and 20c, singles of the 2c and 4c Regular Postage with the 16c Registered Mail and the 20c Special Delivery in a se-tenant pair, immaculate and Very Fine.
Estimate $600 - 800.
These stamps were produced by the Southern Cebu Forces (the "SCF" in the design) in the village of Dumanjug. "USAFFE" is for United States Armed Forces in the Far East.
Lot 2836Philippines, 1943 Guerilla Mail, USAFFE, Southern Cebu Forces, 2c on Cover, 2c tied by Badian JAN 28 4PM cds, with manuscript censored by Felix Eilao(?)… Provost Marilux bottom left, receiving mark Moalboal on reverse, some soiling as to be expected, a Very Fine cover, noted on reverse earliest known usage from Cebu, very rare.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2837Philippines, 1943 Guerilla Mail, USAFFE, Southern Cebu Forces, 2c on Cover, to Moalboal by Rondom Feb 3 cancel (year date redacted), manuscript censor upper left with some ink bleed and bit of paper erosion, backstamped Moalboal, bit of postal wear, Fine and scarce.
Estimate $300 - 400.