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Philippines "Commonwealth" Overprint Missing Hyphen

 
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Posted 05/27/2022   2:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add WorldWideWard to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I collect worldwide, used, inexpensive stamps. Going over Philippines, I noticed a used 1936 overprint on a 2-centavos definitive showing Rizal. The overprint is in all caps, with "COMMON" over "WEALTH" (Scott #144). There's supposed to be a hyphen after "common", but this one has no hyphen.



Scott's 1996 catalog doesn't show this variety, so I Googled it and found a few O27a's missing the hyphen being offered for sale, but the only site with the #144 missing the hyphen said a used one sold in 2003 for $715 (https://historical.ha.com/itm/stamp...Lot-050318).

I assume it's a variety, not an error. Has anyone else heard of this stamp?
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Posted 05/28/2022   09:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is listed in the 2021 catalog, $100 mint and $50 used.
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Posted 05/28/2022   1:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add WorldWideWard to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you, revcollector. Not as pricey as I had hoped, but it beats my second-most-valuable stamp: $25.
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