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U.S. Possessions

This section illustrates plate number material for overprints on regular U.S. issues.

Cuba (1899-1900)

Stamps of Cuba superseded the overprinted U.S. issues in 1900.

Overprints of the U.S. 1898 First Bureau Series

Cuba Scott 221, 1 centavos de peso on 1, plate number 769 (on U.S. Scott 279)

Cuba Scott 222A, 2c on 2, plate number 765 (on U.S. Scott 279B, Type IV)

Cuba Scott 223, 2-1/2c on 2, plate number 475 (on U.S. Scott 267, Type III)

Cuba Scott 223A, 2-1/2c on 2, plate number 593 (on U.S. Scott 279B, Type IV)

Despite its denomination, the 2-1/2 c. stamp was sold and used as a 2 centavo stamp.

Cuba Scott 224, 3c on 3, plate number 449 (on U.S. Scott 268), Surcharge Type II (3 to left of P)

Cuba Scott 225, 5c on 5, plate number 407 (on U.S. Scott 281)

Cuba Scott 226, 10c on 10, plate number 303 (on U.S. Scott 282C, Type I)

Special Delivery issues

Cuba Scott E1, 10c on 10, plate number 492 (on U.S. Scott E5)

Additional stamps were issued in 1900 by the U.S. Military government, but they were not overprints of regular U.S. issues. Stamps of Cuba superseded in 1902.

Postage Due issues

Cuba Scott J1, 1c on 1, plate number 267 (on U.S. Scott J38)

Cuba Scott J2, 2c on 2¢, plate number 247 (on U.S. Scott J39)

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries

Cuba Scott J3, 5c on 5, plate number 255 (on U.S. Scott J41)

Cuba Scott J4, 10c on 10, plate number 256 (on U.S. Scott J42)

 

Special Printing

Cuba Scott 225SP, 5c on 5¢, plate number 950

Since only one pane of 100 was printed, only two plate number singles were possible. This is the only one known.

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries

Cuba Scott 226A, 10c on 10¢ Type II, plate number 935

Since only one pane of 100 was printed, only two plate number singles were possible. The side plate number position has never been reported, so this example may be unique.

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries

 

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