US Stamps

Henry Gitner and Rick Miller

A set of Philippines overprints that is a great buy at Scott value

February 23, 2017 07:00 PM

  • Only 6,000 sets of the 1928 Philippines London-Orient Flight airmail stamps (Scott C18-C28) were issued. The set is a great buy at the 2017 Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers values of $136.25 in unused hinged condition and $230 in mint never-hinged condition.

Stamp Market Tips — By Henry Gitner and Rick Miller

The United States acquired the Philippines from Spain in 1898 as a result of victory in the Spanish-American War.

On Nov. 9, 1928, a set of 11 Philippines definitive stamps was overprinted “L.O.F. 1928” with the silhouette of a seaplane and issued as airmail stamps (Scott C18-C28).

The stamps commemorated the arrival in the Philippines of the London-Orient flight of a squadron of British seaplanes. Only 6,000 complete sets of the stamps were issued. 

The 2017 Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers values the set at $136.25 in unused hinged condition and at $230 in mint never-hinged condition. The set is a great buy at Scott catalog value.

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