Lot 877 oPhilippines, 1868-74, "HABILITADO POR LA NACION" Overprint, 1r Slate Blue, close to large margins all round, circular cancel, sound and scarce, F.-V.F.; with 1935 Pedro Monge certificate. Edifil Nos. 20B.
Scott Nos. 25 $1,050.
Lot 878 oPhilippines, 1868-74, "HABILITADO POR LA NACION", 1r Slate Blue, Inverted Overprint, used, clear to large margins, good color, Very Fine, the only known used example with inverted overprint, ex-Peterson. Edifil Nos. 20B var.
Scott Nos. 25 var. $1,050 (for normal overprint}.
Lot 879 ()Philippines, 1868-74, "HABILITADO POR LA NACION" Overprint, 2r Green, unused, very nice margins all round, thinned, closed tear (small), pin hole, Very Fine appearance, rarely seen in any condition, only 6 mint copies recorded as of 2017, ex-Richard Miggins; signed Jim Bartels, A Diena, with 1989 A.P.S. certificate. Edifil Nos. 20C.
Scott Nos. 25A $7,000.
Lot 880 oPhilippines, 1868-74, "HABILITADO POR LA NACION", 1r Green on Blue, with vertical overprint reading up and multiple, block of 28, light strikes of parrilla lozenge cancel, clear to full margins all around, rich color, a few trivial faults, as expected on a block this size, not detracting from appearance, otherwise Very Fine, the largest known used block of this issue; with 1991 Grauss certificate. Edifil Nos. 20D.
Scott Nos. 26 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 881Philippines, 1868-74, "HABILITADO POR LA NACION", 5c Vermilion, Double Inverted Overprint, left copy in a right margin horizontal pair with normal with "faint double overprint", clear to just cutting margins the other sides, pair, part o.g. (h.r.), each copy affected by some small faults, attractive Very Fine appearance, a rare showpiece with only 5 mint overprinted stamps known and this pair being the only recorded multiple and incorporating the only recorded overprint variety. Very important item for any serious Spanish Philippines collection; with 2009 A.P.S. certificate stating "right stamp has light creases" only.
Scott Nos. 27A; $16,000 + (as 2 normal singles) Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
Lot 882 oPhilippines, 1868-74, "HABILITADO POR LA NACION" Overprint, 2r Blue, used, excellent margins all round, cert notes faint stains which are now mostly gone, otherwise Very Fine; with 1974 A.P.S. certificate. Edifil Nos. 20J.
Scott Nos. 32 $425.
Lot 883Philippines, 1868-74 "HABILTADO POR LA NACION" Overprint, 1r Emerald on Cover, stamp four balanced margins, tied on folded letter datelined Manila 13 de Abril de 1870 addressed to Madrid by colonial grill cancels, partial Manila dispatch cancel at top, Very Fine single franking cover of this issue to Foreign destination; with 2007 Comex certificate. Edifil Nos. 20K.
Scott Nos. 34 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 884Philippines, 1871, 5c Blue + 20c Brown on 1876 cover to Seville, Spain, cancelled by light strike of parrilla handstamp, indistinct Manila double-circle datestamp to Seville, Spain, endorsed "Via de Suez" at upper left, receiving backstamp of May 2, 1871, cover and 20c with few stains, slight flap issues, otherwise Very Fine, scarce and attractive, single-weight use to Spain via Suez; with 2007 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott Nos. 39, 41 Estimate $600 - 800.
Lot 885Philippines, 1881, Red Surcharge 2r Blue, full o.g. (h.r.), F.-V.F.; signed twice. Edifil Nos. 66C.
Scott Nos. 127A $900.
Lot 886Philippines, 1881, Red Surcharge 2r Blue, Strip of 3, Left Copy Without Overprint, part o.g., Very Fine, extremely rare showpiece; with 2018 A.P.S. certificate. Edifil Nos. 66C var.
Scott Nos. 127A var. $1,800+.