Lot 20145
United States » USA Possessions » Puerto Rico (US) » U.S. Administration – Regular Issues
Price realised
4’200 USD
5’000 – 8’000 USD
Auction date
Wed 13 Oct 2021 at 17:00 (Europe/Zurich)

1900, Special Printing, “Puerto Rico” overprints on 1c, 2c, 5c, 8c and 10c, as well as Postage Due 1c, 2c and 10c, the Postage Dues each with part imprint at top and the 1c and 10c mint n.h. and mounted in the selvedge, others lightly hinged with small h.r., 1c and 2c regulars with violet “Special Surcharge” backstamp, 2c regular with light crease, the 8c and 10c regulars with a couple short perfs., fine to very fine set of the “Puerto Rico” special printing, with only 100 sets produced and rare as such especially as a set; cert. PF (2001) for each stamp.

Note: In 1900 one pane of 100 stamps of each was prepared for display at the Paris and Pan-American Expositions and many were destroyed after the exhibitions. The 5c, 8c and 10c were never regularly issued with the “Puerto Rico” spelling and so are only known as Special Printings.

Catalogue reference: Scott 212SP-216SP, J1SP-J3SP