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Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc. Sale: 1209

United States
U.S. Possessions

Sale No: 1209
Lot No: 1409
Symbol: SBL
Cat No: Plate Blocks

image GUAM, 1899, 1c-50c Ovpts. (1-2, 4-5, 7-8, 10-11). Bottom imprint and plate no. blocks of six, 50c adhering to interleaving, others either original gum or slightly tropicalized original gum, 50c some slight oxidation, otherwise Fine-Very Fine group (Image)

$ 12,050.00

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 1,700.00


Closed..Oct-22-2019, 17:50:46 EST
Sold For 1700

Sale No: 1209
Lot No: 1410
Symbol: SBL
Cat No: 3

image GUAM, 1899, 3c Purple (3). Bottom imprint and plate no. 447 block of six with wide selvage, tropicalized original gum, bottom right stamp natural gum bend, deep rich color, Fine, scarce, this issue is only known with the plate block at bottom (Image)

$ 1,600.00

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 225.00


Closed..Oct-22-2019, 17:51:20 EST
Sold For 225

Sale No: 1209
Lot No: 1411
Symbol: SBL
Cat No: 4

image GUAM, 1899, 4c Lilac Brown (4). Bottom imprint and plate no. 790 block of six with wide selvage, original gum with a hint of tropicalization -- almost appears Mint N.H. -- lovely warm shade, Very Fine, this issue is only known with the plate block at bottom (Image)

$ 1,750.00

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 325.00


Closed..Oct-22-2019, 17:51:36 EST
Sold For 325

Sale No: 1209
Lot No: 1412
Symbol: SBL
Cat No: 5

image GUAM, 1899, 5c Blue (5). Bottom imprint and plate no. 834 block of six with wide selvage, slightly tropicalized original gum, small h.r., bright color and paper, Very Fine and choice, this issue is only known with the plate block at bottom (Image)

$ 700.00

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 225.00


Closed..Oct-22-2019, 17:51:55 EST
Sold For 225

Sale No: 1209
Lot No: 1413
Symbol: SBL
Cat No: 5

image GUAM, 1899, 5c Blue (5). Two bottom position imprint and plate blocks with wide selvage, first is plate no. 835, second is plate no. 837, slightly tropicalized original gum, rich color, Fine plate blocks from the second printing, this issue is only known with the plate block at bottom, second with "RWB" backstamp (Image)

$ 1,400.00

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 225.00


Closed..Oct-22-2019, 17:52:09 EST
Sold For 225

Sale No: 1209
Lot No: 1414
Symbol: SBL
Cat No: 6

image GUAM, 1899, 5c Lake (6). Bottom imprint and plate no. 923 block of six with wide selvage, original gum which is barely tropicalized, radiant color, fresh and Fine, this issue is only known with the plate block at bottom, two stamps at bottom with "RWB" backstamp (Image)

$ 1,500.00

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 375.00


Closed..Oct-22-2019, 17:52:34 EST
Sold For 375

Sale No: 1209
Lot No: 1415
Symbol: SBL
Cat No: 7

image GUAM, 1899, 8c Violet Brown (7). Bottom imprint and plate no. 929 block of six with wide selvage, slightly tropicalized original gum, rich color, fresh and Very Fine, this issue is only known with the plate block at bottom, bottom right stamp with "RWB" backstamp (Image)

$ 1,250.00

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 375.00


Closed..Oct-22-2019, 17:52:52 EST
Sold For 375

Sale No: 1209
Lot No: 1416
Symbol: SBL
Cat No: 8

image GUAM, 1899, 10c Brown, Ty. I (8). Bottom imprint and plate no. 520 block of six, slightly tropicalized original gum, radiant color, fresh and Fine, this issue is only known with the plate block at bottom or left, we have never sold a bottom position plate block with wider selvage than the one offered here, bottom right stamp "RWB" backstamp (Image)

$ 1,000.00

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 275.00


Closed..Oct-22-2019, 17:53:05 EST
Sold For 275

Sale No: 1209
Lot No: 1417
Symbol: SBL
Cat No: 10

image GUAM, 1899, 15c Olive Green (10). Bottom imprint and plate no. 264 block of six, slightly tropicalized original gum, rich color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, an attractive plate block, this is only known with this plate number and it is only known from the bottom position (Image)

$ 2,200.00

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 650.00


Closed..Oct-22-2019, 17:53:35 EST
Sold For 650

Sale No: 1209
Lot No: 1418
Symbol: SBL
Cat No: 11

image GUAM, 1899, 50c Orange (11). Bottom imprint and plate no. 75 block of six, tropicalized original gum, small h.r. in selvage where few perf separations sensibly reinforced, rich color on bright paper, choice centering

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL AND SCARCE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1899 50-CENT GUAM OVERPRINT ISSUE.

Only 4,000 of the 50c stamps were issued. Our informal research found only six other plate blocks; it is only known from the bottom position from Plate 75. None was offered in our 1989 specialized catalogue of Guam. (Image)

$ 4,500.00

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 1,600.00


Closed..Oct-22-2019, 17:53:53 EST
Sold For 1600
Sale No: 1209
Lot No: 1419
Symbol: SBL
Cat No: 12

image GUAM, 1899, $1.00 Black, Ty. I (12). Bottom imprint and plate no. 76 block of six, tropicalized original gum, intense shade and impression

FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF THE 1899 $1.00 TYPE I OVERPRINT. THIS IS THE RAREST OF ALL GUAM PLATE BLOCKS -- ONLY FIVE ARE KNOWN.

Our records and those of Lewis Kaufman contain only five plate blocks, all from the bottom position of Plate 76: 1) ex Lilly and our 1989 Guam sale, slightly tropicalized gum, perfs just touch at top; 2) ex Tows and Wampler, interleaving adhering, perfs just touch at top; 3) ex Whitpain, slightly tropicalized gum, single short perf at extreme bottom edge of selvage; 4) ex Colonel Green (Sale 28, lot 1588), tropicalized gum, choice centering; and 5) ex Colonel Green (Sale 28, lot 1589), the block offered here

Ex Colonel Green (Image)

$ 37,500.00

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 10,000.00


Closed..Oct-22-2019, 17:54:21 EST
Sold For 10000

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