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U.S. Possessions

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Lot 50
U.S. Possessions, Former Spanish Colonies, The Admiral Dewey Collection, 1855-1955. On Vintage reproduction pages in folder, both used and mint (some never hinged but most o.g.) with a few issues parallel mint and used; with some varieties, shades and nice cancels;20th century is mainly complete; highlights include: Cuba (used) #1a, 2,3, 9-12, 62, 111, 121, 154-155 and (mint o.g.) #114, 117, 138, 141, 226; several hundred Spanish-era stamps plus many hundreds of the highly sought-after pre-Castro issues; Philippines (used) #18, 29, 229, 235-236 an (mint o.g.) #53, 60, 63, 65, 70, 140//180, 192-211, 219, 234, includes many early overprints / handstamps (need examination) and some better Japanese Occupation issues; Puerto Rico (mint o.g.) #2,6-7, 213-214, and over 150 different stamps, generally Fine to Very Fine appearance, many desirable stamps.
Scott approximately $14,000 Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $1,900.
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Lot 51
U.S. Possessions, Mint & Used Collection, 1864-1975. Presented in two Scott albums, includes mint Canal Zone with 13, 14, 26, 30, 88, 120-135, Cuba 221-225, E1-E2, DWI 17-18, 40-42, 43-50, Guam 1-2, 4-8, 10-12, E1, Hawaii 31, 74-79, 61, 68, Philippines 212, 217, 290-302, 383-396, J1-J5, with Puerto Rico & Ryukyu collections, with nice used, excellent break up values, give this one a long look, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $9,000 (Owner's) Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,800.
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Lot 52
Canal Zone, Collection, 1904-1978. Nearly complete for all of the major numbers, neatly mounted in two White Ace albums, with stamps carefully assembled over several decades, better key stamps have certificates and are noted below, stamps are mint (unless mentioned otherwise): 1-3, 3, 4-8, 14b, 15 o.g. with Friedl certificate, 18-19, 27-30, 31-35, 38-41, 39e, 46-48 (47 with PF cert), 49-51, 52-54, 55-57, 58-59, 60-66, 66, 67, 70-81, 84-95, 120-35, 120-35 (two sets of FDC's, each set on eight FDC's, one set in pairs, the other set in blocks of four), 120-35 FDC with each value on one special delivery, registered airmail cover, C1-3, C15-20, C15-20 (two sets of first day covers, one set with pair and other set with blocks of four, each on separate cover), CO1-7, CO8-12 precanceled, J1-3, J4-6, J7-9, J12-14, J15-17, J18-20 and 14 airmail first flight covers from 1929-1932, a very fresh and attractive collection that has been properly stored so many stamps are better than usually encountered, expect a few gum issues that you usually run into due to the climate from which these stamps came from, but expect overall condition to be better than most collections encountered, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $2,900.
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Lot 53

Puerto Rico, Collection, 1899-1900 (Scott 210-216, J1-J3). Wonderful expertly mounted exhibit of U.S. overprinted issues, over 100 stamps in singles and blocks, highlights (unused unless noted) include: 210-214, 210 NH block of 9, 211 block, 212 block (2 NH), used 213 block, 214 block, 212 NH block of 24 including plate block of 6 (separations and tear through plate single), 210a and 211a NH blocks, 211-211a two pairs in NH block, 211-211a plate strip of 3, 210a "RICU" in block, 211a "PORTU", 214 "FORTO", 213, 213a, 213 block, 215 NH block, 216 NH plate block of 6, J1-J2, J2a-J3a, J1-J1a two pairs in block, J3-J3a pair with natural straight edge at left, incredibly fresh and attractive group, somewhat variable centering (as would be expected of these) but many choice stamps, never hinged premium would more then double those items value, generally Fine to Very Fine many better.
Scott $2,948 without NH premiums Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,700.
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