Sale 1159 — 2017 Rarities of the World
Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2017
Category — Hawaii, Philippines
HAWAII, 1852, 13c Blue, "H.I. & U.S. Postage" (4). Crocker Type II -- the righthand position in the setting of two -- unused (no gum), framelines show on all four sides, rebacked and some minor repairs, but the design is complete and original
FINE APPEARING AND EXTREMELY RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1852 13-CENT "H.I. & U.S. POSTAGE" MISSIONARY. ONLY SEVEN UNUSED COPIES ARE AVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS.
Our census of Hawaii No. 4, published in Part 1 of the Honolulu Advertiser catalogue and available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/HI4/HI4.pdf , contains only eight unused examples, including the stamp in the Tapling collection at the British Library, which is probably not unused, but unavailable in any case. This example is relatively attractive without any repainting of the design.
Ex Honolulu Advertiser. Siegel Census No. 4-II-UNC-148. With 1995 P.F. certificate