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U.S. Possessions

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

Philippines (1899-1907)

Stamps of the Philippine Commonwealth superseded the overprinted U.S. issues in 1907.

 

Overprints of the U.S. 1895 and 1898 First Bureau Series

Philippines Scott 213, 1, plate number 1000 (on U.S. Scott 279)

Philippines Scott 214, 2 Type IV, plate number 898 (on U.S. Scott 279B)

Philippines Scott 215, 3, plate number 447 (on U.S. Scott 268)

Philippines Scott 220, 4, plate number 790 (on U.S. Scott 280a)

Philippines Scott 220 var, 4 locally overprinted O.B. (Official Business), plate number 1101 (on U.S. Scott 280a)

Philippines Scott 216, 5, plate number 981 (on U.S. Scott 281)

Philippines Scott 221, 6, plate number 924 (on U.S. Scott 282)

Philippines Scott 222, 8, plate number 930 (on U.S. Scott 272)

Philippines Scott 217, 10 Type I, plate number 305 (on U.S. Scott 282C)

Philippines Scott 217A, 10¢ Type II, plate number 1338 (on U.S. Scott 283)

Philippines Scott 218, 15, plate number 264 (on U.S. Scott 284)

Philippines Scott 212, 50¢, unwatermarked, plate number 75 (on U.S. Scott 260)

Philippines Scott 219, 50, double line USPS watermark, plate number 75 (on U.S. Scott 275)

Philippines Scott 223, $1 Type I, plate number 76 (on U.S. Scott 276)

Philippines Scott 223A, $1 Type II, plate number 76 (on U.S. Scott 276A)

Philippines Scott 224, $2, plate number 84 (on U.S. Scott 277)

Philippines Scott 225, $5, plate number 85 (on U.S. Scott 278)

 

Overprints of the U.S. 1902-03 Second Bureau Series

Philippines Scott 226, 1, plate number 2820 (on U.S. Scott 300)

Philippines Scott 227, 2¢ Flag, plate number 1676 (on U.S. Scott 301)

Philippines Scott 240, 2 Shield Type I, plate number 2217 (on U.S. Scott 319)

Philippines Scott 240a, 2¢ Shield Type I, from booklet pane, plate number 2109 (on U.S. Scott 319g)

Philippines Scott 228, 3, plate number 1587 (on U.S. Scott 302)

Philippines Scott 229, 4 brown, plate number 1797 (on U.S. Scott 303)

Philippines Scott 229a, 4¢ orange brown, plate number 1797 (on U.S. Scott 303 var)

Philippines Scott 230, 5¢, plate number 1886 (on U.S. Scott 304)

Philippines Scott 231, 6, plate number 1598 (on U.S. Scott 305)

Philippines Scott 232, 8, plate number 1497 (on U.S. Scott 306)

Philippines Scott 233, 10, plate number 1592 (on U.S. Scott 307)

Philippines Scott 234, 13, plate number 1474 (on U.S. Scott 308)

Philippines Scott 235, 15, plate number 1607 (on U.S. Scott 309)

Philippines Scott 236, 50, plate number 1602 (on U.S. Scott 310)

Only three plate number examples are known of the 50 Jefferson.

Philippines Scott 237, $1, plate number 1629 (on U.S. Scott 311)

Philippines Scott 238, $2, plate number 1630 (on U.S. Scott 312)

Philippines Scott 239, $5, plate number 1620 (on U.S. Scott 313)

 

Special Delivery issues

Philippines Scott E1, 10 Type I, plate number 883 (on U.S. Scott E5)

Philippines Scott E1a, 10¢ Type II with dots, plate number 882 (on U.S. Scott E5 var)

 

 

Postage Due issues

Philippines Scott J1, 1 postage due, plate number 246 (on U.S. Scott J38)

Philippines Scott J2, 2 postage due, plate number 1099 (on U.S. Scott J39)

Philippines Scott J6, 3 postage due, plate number 254

Philippines Scott J3, 5 postage due, plate number 71 (on U.S. Scott J41)

Philippines Scott J4, 10 postage due, plate number 72 (on U.S. Scott J42)

Philippines Scott J7, 30 postage due, plate number 73 (on U.S. Scott J43)

Only two plate number examples are known of the 30 denomination.

Philippines Scott J5, 50 postage due, plate number 74 (on U.S. Scott J44)

Special Printings

1900 Special printing for the Paris Exhibition

Philippines Scott 216SP, 5¢, plate number 951 (on U.S. Scott 281)

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries

1904 Special printings for the St. Louis World's Fair

Philippines Scott 217SP, 10¢ Type I, plate number 932 (on U.S. Scott 282C)

Image courtesy of The Philatelic Foundation

Philippines Scott 223SP, $1 Type I, plate number 76 (on U.S. Scott 276)

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries

Philippines Scott 225SP, $5, plate number 288 (on U.S. Scott 278)

Philippines Scott 226SP, 1¢, plate number 1946 (on U.S. Scott 300)

Philippines Scott 228SP, 3¢, plate number 2808 (on U.S. Scott 302)

Image courtesy of The Philatelic Foundation

Philippines Scott 232SP, 8¢, plate number 2803 (on U.S. Scott 306)

Image courtesy of The Philatelic Foundation

Philippines Scott 233SP, 10¢, plate number 2289 (on U.S. Scott 307)

Image courtesy of The Philatelic Foundation

Philippines Scott 234SP, 13¢, plate number 1474 (on U.S. Scott 308)

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries. Thought to be unique.

Philippines Scott 236SP, 50¢, plate number 1602 (on U.S. Scott 310)

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries. Thought to be unique.

Philippines Scott J6SP, 3¢ postage due, with Special Surcharge handstamp, plate number 254 (on U.S. Scott J42)

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries

1907 Special printings for the Bureau of Insular Affairs

Philippines Scott E2A, 10¢, special printing, plate number 1774 (on U.S. Scott E6 var)

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries. Photographically cropped from the only known plate block.

Philippines Scott J1SP, 1¢ postage due, plate number 1632 (on U.S. Scott J40)

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries. Photographically cropped from the only known plate block.

Philippines Scott J2SP, 2¢ postage due, plate number 1244 (on U.S. Scott J41)

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries. Photographically cropped from the only known plate block.

Philippines Scott J6 var, 3¢ postage due, plate number 1631 (on U.S. Scott J42)

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries. Photographically cropped from the unique plate block.

Philippines Scott J3SP, 5¢ postage due, plate number 1642 (on U.S. Scott J43)

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries. Photographically cropped from the only known plate block.

Philippines Scott J4SP, 10¢ postage due, plate number 1633 (on U.S. Scott J44)

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries

 

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