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2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2781, U.S. Possessions: Hawaii, Missionaries thru Kamehameha III IssuesHAWAII, 1851, 13c Blue (3), HAWAII, 1851, 13c Blue (3)HAWAII, 1851, 13c Blue (3). Crocker Type I -- the lefthand position in the setting of two -- neatly cancelled by red "(Honolulu Hawaiia)n-Isla(nds)" circular datestamp (Type 236.11) along left side leaving numeral and labels completely unobscured, appears to have full margins although the stamp has been skillfully repaired with margins mostly added and portions of framelines painted in, as well as small portion of postmark, sealed tear and slight toning

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLES OF THE 1851 13-CENT "HAWAIIAN POSTAGE" MISSIONARY BY VIRTUE OF THE NEAT RED HONOLULU DATESTAMP CANCELLATION.

Our census of Hawaii No. 3 is available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/census/hawaii/scott/3 . Only ten examples of Scott 3 are cancelled by the red Honolulu datestamp ("Hawaiian-Islands" or "U.S. Postage Paid").

Census No. 3-I-CAN-110. Ex Ayer, Ishikawa, Pietsch, Twigg-Smith and Collier. With 2007 P.F. certificate. The Scott Catalogue notes that "values are for examples with minor damage that has been skillfully repaired."

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Hawaii
2017-12-19
United States Stamps and Hawaii
 
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1008, 1851 Missionary Issue (Scott 2-3)HAWAII, 1851, 13c Blue, "Hawaiian Postage" (3), HAWAII, 1851, 13c Blue, "Hawaiian Postage" (3)HAWAII, 1851, 13c Blue, "Hawaiian Postage" (3). Crocker Type I -- the lefthand position in the setting of two -- margins showing framelines all around, cancelled by bright red "sugar cane" or "sponge" cancel, small tears and repairs including paper additions to the bottom right corner, rebacked

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 13-CENT "HAWAIIAN POSTAGE" MISSIONARY WITH THE DISTINCTIVE "SUGAR CANE" OR "SPONGE" CANCELLATION.

The "sugar cane" or "sponge" cancellation, struck from the cut-off end of a cane or possibly a piece of sponge, is found almost exclusively on the 13c "Hawaiian Islands" Missionary, with 10 examples available to collectors (one 2c is known on piece with a 13c, see Siegel Sale 974, lot 501).

Our census of Hawaii No. 3, published in Part 1 of the Honolulu Advertiser catalogue, is available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/HI3/HI3.pdf .

Siegel Census No. 3-I-CAN-104. With 1975 A.P.S. certificate. The Scott Catalogue notes that "values are for examples with minor damage that has been skillfully repaired."

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2017-12-19
United States Stamps and Hawaii
 
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1009, 1851 Missionary Issue (Scott 2-3)HAWAII, 1851, 13c Blue, "Hawaiian Postage" (3), HAWAII, 1851, 13c Blue, "Hawaiian Postage" (3)HAWAII, 1851, 13c Blue, "Hawaiian Postage" (3). Crocker Type I -- the lefthand position in the setting of two -- full margins to touching, bold strike of 7-bar grid cancel, small margin tears, bottom right corner rejoined

FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 13-CENT "HAWAIIAN POSTAGE" MISSIONARY.

Our census of Hawaii No. 3, published in Part 1 of the Honolulu Advertiser catalogue, is available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/HI3/HI3.pdf .

Siegel Census No. 3-II-CAN-120. Ex Golden (Collector C). With 1996 P.F. certificate. The Scott Catalogue notes that "values are for examples with minor damage that has been skillfully repaired."

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2017-06-27
2017 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 316, Hawaii, PhilippinesHAWAII, 1851, 13c Blue, "Hawaiian Postage" (3), HAWAII, 1851, 13c Blue, "Hawaiian Postage" (3)HAWAII, 1851, 13c Blue, "Hawaiian Postage" (3). Crocker Type II -- the righthand position in the setting of two -- ample to large margins except touching at lower right, cancelled by red Honolulu circular datestamp showing part of integral "U.S. Postage Paid" and a second San Francisco circular datestamp in a different shade of orange-red, small thins and a sealed tear

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 13-CENT "HAWAIIAN POSTAGE" MISSIONARY, CANCELLED BY THE RED HONOLULU AND SAN FRANCISCO DATESTAMPS AND IN FAR BETTER CONDITION THAN OFTEN SEEN.

Our census of Hawaii No. 3, published in Part 1 of the Honolulu Advertiser catalogue, is available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/HI3/HI3.pdf . Nine off-cover 13c "Hawaiian Postage" stamps are recorded with the Honolulu marking (one in the Tapling collection and another only a fragment). This stamp, with small faults but without any paper restoration, is very desirable.

Siegel Census No. 3-II-CAN-112. Ex Hind and Admiral Harris. With 1994 P.F. certificate. The Scott Catalogue notes that "values are for examples with minor damage that has been skillfully repaired."

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2017-05-11
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3889, U.S. Possessions incl. HawaiiHAWAII, Honolulu * U.S. Postage Paid * Feb. 16, HAWAII, Honolulu * U.S. Postage Paid * Feb. 16HAWAII, Honolulu * U.S. Postage Paid * Feb. 16. Clear strike of circular datestamp on 1852 cover to Mrs. Mary Knapp in Round Hill Conn., red "San Francisco 6 20 Mar." integral-rate circular datestamp and "PAID" handstamp, cover originally had a 13c Missionary stamp affixed at right, probably a No. 3, carried on the American brig Noble which departed Honolulu Feb. 27, 1852 and arrived San Francisco March 16, mail from this sailing for the east coast was postmarked in San Francisco on March 20, some edgewear, some soiling especially in area where the stamp was originally affixed, Very Fine, the sender is the recipient's brother, Horton Owen Knapp (1813-1845) who arrived in Hawaii as part of the eighth company on the Mary Frasier from Boston on April 9, 1837

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2016-11-09
U.S. Treasures of Philately from The Weinberg Inventory
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Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 133, HawaiiHAWAII, 1851, 13c Blue, "Hawaiian Postage" (3), HAWAII, 1851, 13c Blue, "Hawaiian Postage" (3)HAWAII, 1851, 13c Blue, "Hawaiian Postage" (3). Type I--the lefthand position in the setting of two--unused, a beautiful stamp with large to huge margins, bright shade on fresh paper, an internal tear extends vertically between "a" and "w" of "Hawaiian", this has been sealed but the stamp is free of any paper addition or painting in

A VERY FINE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 13-CENT "HAWAIIAN POSTAGE" MISSIONARY.

There are seven unused examples of the 13c "Hawaiian Postage" Missionary recorded in our census, which is available at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/HI3/HI3.pdf , including four that have repairs. Although we count this stamp among the repaired examples, the sealed tear is very minor and does not involve any paper restoration or painting in of the design -- the other three repaired copies have paper addition and repainting.

Ex Bowers, Hind, Lichtenstein, Ostheimer III, Honolulu Advertiser and Fekete. Siegel Census No. 3-I-UNC-78. With 1967 and 1995 P.F. certificates (former no longer accompanies). Scott value for an unused example with minor repair

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2016-05-29
The William H. Gross Collection: Hawaii
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Sale Number 1126, Lot Number 9, 1851 Missionary Issue Stamps and Covers (Scott 2-4)1851, 13c Blue, “Hawaiian Postage” (3), 1851, 13c Blue, “Hawaiian Postage” (3)1851, 13c Blue, “Hawaiian Postage” (3). Crocker Type II -- the righthand position in the setting of two -- a sound unused example of this rarity, large even margins, beautiful deep shade and sharp impression, minute pinpoint-sized translucency in the center of the pearl-shaped ornament at upper left below the “P” of “Postage” is a natural artifact of printing

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE FINEST UNUSED 13-CENT “HAWAIIAN POSTAGE” MISSIONARY EXTANT. ONLY SEVEN UNUSED EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED, BUT HALF ARE REPAIRED. THIS MAGNIFICENT GEM IS ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE GROSS HAWAII COLLECTION AND AN EXTRAORDINARY EXAMPLE OF A WORLDCLASS PHILATELIC RARITY IN SUPERB CONDITION, DEFYING THE NORMS OF THE ISSUE.

The earliest provenance of this superb 13c “Hawaiian Postage” Missionary stamp is the Ayer collection. Six Hawaiian Missionaries owned by Ayer, including the stamp offered here, were illustrated in Brewster C. Kenyon’s 1895 publication, History of The Postal Issues of Hawaii. Frederick Wellington Ayer (1855-1936) was president of the Eastern Manufacturing Company of Brewer, Maine, and a noted antique collector and authority. Between 1892 and 1897 Ayer embarked on a philatelic buying spree, spending (by some reports) as much as $750,000 on his collection, some of it with borrowed money (Bierman, The World’s Greatest Stamp Collectors, page 95). When Fred’s conservative banker-father, Nathan Chase Ayer, learned of his son’s extravagant philatelic spending, he presented Fred with a choice between liquidation or disinheritance. Fred chose the former. Beginning in 1897 portions of the Ayer collection were sold through Charles J. Phillips of London and Warren H. Colson. The balance of the collection was sold in 1903 and 1904 to the New England Stamp Company.

Although many rarities from the Ayer collection found their way into the Worthington collection, this 13c Missionary did not (Worthington owned a different unused example). The stamp is pictured in Henry J. Crocker’s pioneering work, Hawaiian Numerals, published in 1909 (page 28), but whether Crocker ever owned it is uncertain. One year earlier, in May 1908, the French banker Paul B. Mirabaud died, and his magnificent collection of worldwide classics was sold privately and at auction. The Hawaiian Missionaries were included in the Gilbert & Koehler 1909 auction in Paris, and this stamp was offered as lot 5270. We have no information about the buyer in that sale.

The stamp appeared next in Part 17 of the Col. Edward H. R. Green sales (Harmer, Rooke & Co., November 13-18, 1944, lot 226). At that sale or shortly thereafter, it was acquired by Admiral Frederic R. Harris. When his formidable Hawaii collection was sold by Harmer, Rooke & Co., the stamp was offered in Part I (April 27, 1954, lot 56). We have little information about the stamp’s whereabouts after the Admiral Harris sale, but in 1993 a representative of the Japanese collector, Ryohei Ishikawa, came to the Siegel firm’s office and delivered a package containing a small group of Hawaiian Missionaries, including a 2c and this 13c. These stamps were apparently held back by Ishikawa from the 1980 sale of his Hawaii collection held by Sotheby Parke Bernet Stamp Auction Company. They were consigned to Mr. Siegel shortly before the announcement that Christie’s would be selling the Ishikawa United States collection, at which point the meaning of the goodwill gesture between friends became clear. The stamps were sold in our 1993 Rarities of the World sale, and the 13c was acquired by Albert F. Chang on behalf of Charles J. Pietsch III of Honolulu. Mr. Gross acquired the stamp in the Shreves Philatelic Galleries sale of the Pietsch collection (September 27-28, 1996, lot 1004).

Ex Ayer, Mirabaud, possibly H. J. Crocker, Colonel E. H. R. Green, Admiral Harris, Ishikawa and Pietsch. Siegel Census No. 3-II-UNC-83. Illustrated in Meyer-Harris book (page 96). With 2016 P.F. certificate. The Scott Catalogue notes that “values are for examples with minor damage that has been skillfully repaired.”-- this stamp is sound, and the value of an unused 13c “Hawaiian Postage” Missionary has been dragged down by other heavily repaired examples

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The William H. Gross Collection: Hawaii
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Sale Number 1126, Lot Number 10, 1851 Missionary Issue Stamps and Covers (Scott 2-4)1851, 13c Blue, “Hawaiian Postage” (3), 1851, 13c Blue, “Hawaiian Postage” (3)1851, 13c Blue, “Hawaiian Postage” (3). Crocker Type I -- the lefthand position in the setting of two -- unused, tear and small repair with part of the top right corner added and design painted in

FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF SEVEN RECORDED UNUSED 13-CENT “HAWAIIAN POSTAGE” MISSIONARY STAMPS, OF WHICH HALF ARE REPAIRED TO VARYING DEGREES.

Ex Ferrary and Golden. Siegel Census No. 3-I-UNC-77. Illustrated in Gregory book (page 247). With 1994 and 2016 P.F. certificates. The Scott Catalogue notes that “values are for examples with minor damage that has been skillfully repaired”

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2016-05-29
The William H. Gross Collection: Hawaii
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Sale Number 1126, Lot Number 11, 1851 Missionary Issue Stamps and Covers (Scott 2-4)1851, 13c Blue, “Hawaiian Postage” (3), 1851, 13c Blue, “Hawaiian Postage” (3)1851, 13c Blue, “Hawaiian Postage” (3). Crocker Type II -- the righthand position in the setting of two -- huge margins at top, right and bottom, full to large at left, clear impression on fresh paper with lightly impressed embossed papermaker’s crest, British coat of arms and “SUPERFINE LINEN” appear in upper left portion of stamp, left uncancelled (some traces of extraneous ink), perfect bold strike of red “Honolulu * U.S. Postage Paid * Nov. 20” (1852) circular datestamp on cover addressed to “Mrs. Eliza Johnson, care of Thomas W. Hooper Esq., Merchants Bank, Boston, Mass. U.S.A.”, blue “San Francisco Cal. 16 Dec.” circular datestamp, matching “PAID” and “8” in circle handstamp (6c U.S. prepaid rate plus 2c ship captain’s fee), flap sealed with wax wafer and sender’s note inside “Tell somebody to write me if this India sealing wax sticks,” vertical and horizontal folds clear of stamp but slightly worn, the stamp has been lifted, but it is sound and free of any repair.

VERY FINE. THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF THE PAPERMAKER’S CREST ON A MISSIONARY STAMP AND ONE OF THE FINEST AND MOST COLORFUL OF THE NINE RECORDED 13-CENT “HAWAIIAN POSTAGE” MISSIONARY COVERS. THIS IS THE ONLY MISSIONARY COVER WITH THE SAN FRANCISCO DATESTAMP AND RATE MARKINGS STRUCK IN BLUE.

There are nine recorded genuine covers with full 13c “Hawaiian Postage” Missionary stamps (the fragment on cover and one fake are not counted). Two of the nine, including the strip on cover and the combination with the 13c Kamehameha III Issue, were acquired by the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in our 1995 Honolulu Advertiser sale, leaving seven covers available to collectors. Of those seven, only three have essentially sound stamps (all three are offered in this sale).

This cover was carried on the American brig Zoe, which cleared Honolulu on November 22, 1852, and arrived in San Francisco on December 12. Blue ink was used at the San Francisco post office briefly in December 1852 and January 1853, and this cover is a rare example of blue ink usage; in fact, it is the only Missionary cover with these markings struck in blue. From San Francisco it was carried by the Pacific Mail Steamship Company’s Tennessee, departing on December 16 and arriving at Panama City on December 31. The mail was carried across the isthmus to Aspinwall, and from there it left on the U.S. Mail Steamship Company’s Illinois, departing January 2, 1853, and arriving in New York on January 11 after a stop at Kingston, Jamaica.

Ex William H. Crocker, Admiral Harris, Burrus and Honolulu Advertiser. Siegel Census No. 3-II-COV- 146. Illustrated in Gregory book (page 290). With 1995 and 2016 P.F. certificates.

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Sale Number 1126, Lot Number 12, 1851 Missionary Issue Stamps and Covers (Scott 2-4)1851, 13c Blue, “Hawaiian Postage” (3), 1851, 13c Blue, “Hawaiian Postage” (3)1851, 13c Blue, “Hawaiian Postage” (3). Crocker Type I -- the lefthand position in the setting of two -- huge margins at top and bottom, full to clear at sides, beautiful deep shade and impression on fresh paper, uncancelled and sound, negligible diagonal scissors-cut in lower left margin crosses frameline, minute nick in upper left margin, perfect bold strike of red “Honolulu * U.S. Postage Paid * Apr.5” (1853) circular datestamp on brown cover to Miss Elizabeth D. Turrill, care of Hon. Joel Turrill, Oswego, New York, without a San Francisco datestamp but “PAID” and “8” in circle handstamp applied there (6c U.S. prepaid rate plus 2c ship captain’s fee), small blue manuscript “8” next to “Paid”

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE NINE RECORDED 13-CENT “HAWAIIAN POSTAGE” MISSIONARY COVERS, OF WHICH ONLY THREE HAVE SOUND STAMPS

There are nine recorded genuine covers with full 13c “Hawaiian Postage” Missionary stamps (the fragment on cover and one fake are not counted). Two of the nine, including the strip on cover and the combination with the 13c Kamehameha III Issue, were acquired by the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in our 1995 Honolulu Advertiser sale, leaving seven covers available to collectors. Of those seven, only three have essentially sound stamps (all three are offered in this sale).

This cover was carried on the American brig Zoe, which cleared Honolulu on April 7, 1853, and arrived in San Francisco on April 25. The San Francisco post office did not apply its datestamp, but marked the cover “Paid” and “8.” It was carried by the Pacific Mail Steamship Company’s Panama, departing on May 7 and arriving at Panama City on May 25. The mail was carried across the isthmus to Aspinwall, and from there it left on the U.S. Mail Steamship Company’s Illinois, departing June 3, 1853, and arriving in New York on June 12.

The addressee, Miss Elizabeth D. Turrill, was the daughter of Joel Turrill, a prominent attorney and congressman from Oswego, New York. He served as U.S. Consul to the Hawaiian Islands (1845-50). In the financial crisis of 1857 he lost all of his property, and he died in December 1859.

Ex Caspary, Lilly and Golden. Siegel Census No. 3-I-COV-145. Illustrated in Gregory book (page 397). With 1994 and 2016 P.F. certificates

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