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  • Lot# : 36 Philippines

    1881: Stationery postcard from Manila to Esslingen, Germany, endorsed "p Magallanes via Brindisi", the indicium ovpt. "CONVENIO - UNIVERSAL de  - CORREOS HABILITADO" 3 cents on 50 mils (Higgins & Gage 2) and cancelled with mute obliterator with small "MANILA 31 JUL 81" and "ESSLINGEN BAHNHOF 18 SEP" cds's alongside.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 460 CHF

    Lot# : 37 Philippines

    Filipino Revolutionary Government 1898 / Overprints for La Union Provisionals: 1898, Assembly of 126 different overprinted unused stamps mounted on three sheets. These stamps are amongst the rarest and least known of the Philippine postage stamps. Between 1 May and September 1898, local Filipino revolutionary forces seized control of the municipal and provincial governments in many parts of the Islands. On 1 June 1898 local officials facing a shortage of available stamps, signed a decree permitting the overprinting of the Spanish Stamps still available. Due to the very limited number of stamps available for overprinting, the decree provided for any available supplies of paper to also be used. Five types of surcharge are known.rnThe Count Ferrari collection (1917/1922) contained the original copy of the resolution of the Municipal Council of San Fernando authorizing the issue of the stamps together with 132 loose stamps and four covers. The Ferrari collection returned to Manila with Don Enrique Zobel who kept the resolution and the four covers, but sold parts of the loose stamps to Carlos Young and Don Jesus Cacho. During the burning of manila in 1945, the collections of both Young and Zobel were destroyed. The whereabout of the Don Jesus Cacho collection of loose stamps is unknown. One cover is known to exist with four stamps (Tows collection, sold at public auction in New York, Nov. 1948) shipped  in August 1898 by French Paquet Boat to France. rnFor further details on La Union Provisional Overprints see from which the information given above was taken.rn 
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 8,000 CHF

    Lot# : 50 Philippines

    1906: Philippines Special Delivery Stamp 20 c. deep ultramarine with ovpt. 'Specimen' in black.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold
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