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    Unique Special Delivery Essay

    1906, 20c Black, Die Essay (E2-E), featuring a different "messenger" than that finally accepted, 51 x 35mm on backing card marked "P.O. 358" in pencil, Very Fine.

    Estimate $3,000-$4,000


    THE ONLY KNOWN ESSAY OF A PHILIPPINES SPECIAL DELIVERY STAMP AND QUITE LIKELY UNIQUE.

    The artist's concept of the Filipino messenger mimicked the garb of Mercury, the Roman messenger of the gods, complete with a short skirt-like outfit and a wide-brimmed hat. The accepted design shows the messenger in more conventional attire
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    Auction Dates
    June, 2009
    2nd-4th Tuesday-Thursday
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