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Sale 679 — 1987 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 2 May, 1987

Category — U.S. Possessions

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
416
c
Sale Number 679, Lot Number 416, U.S. Possessions"Honolulu. Hawaiian Is. March 1, 1851, "Honolulu. Hawaiian Is. March 1, 1851"Honolulu. Hawaiian Is. March 1, 1851.", Bold Two Line pmk. on Folded Printed Circular to Calif., Orange Red "San Francisco" pmk. and matching "Ship 6" Clam Shell, some trivial cover aging specks, still Very Fine, Rare, Not Listed Among The Nine Honolulu Straight Lines in Meyer-Harris

E. 2,000-5,000
9,500
417
c
Sale Number 679, Lot Number 417, U.S. Possessions"Honolulu U.S, "Honolulu U.S"Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid" (M-H 236.05), partly clear Red pmk. on Cover to Brooklyn, N.Y. Franked with Horizontal Pairs of U.S. 1c Blue Ty. II (7) and 10c Green, Ty. I (13), latter minor faults, each pair tied by San Francisco Cal., pmk., Fine and Handsome Appearance, Possibly A Unique Usage of the Scarce Type I 10c 1851 Issue, signed Ashbrook

E. 1,000-2,000
3,000
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418
c
Sale Number 679, Lot Number 418, U.S. Possessions"Honolulu U.S, "Honolulu U.S"Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid", Red pmk. under Two U.S. 1c Blue, Ty. V (24) and 30c Orange (38), All tied by San Francisco, Cal. pmk. on 1861 Folded Cover from the "Lubeck Consulate Honolulu" to Germany, Red "N. York Am. Pkt. 7 Paid" and Boxed "Aachen Franco", addressee's name neatly deleted, minor cover toning, Fine and Very Rare, Possibly A Unique Usage of the 30c 1857, signed Ashbrook

E. 5,000-10,000
21,000
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419
 
Sale Number 679, Lot Number 419, U.S. Possessions1851, 5c Blue, "Missionary" (2), 1851, 5c Blue, "Missionary" (2)1851, 5c Blue, "Missionary" (2). Full Margins, faults and repaired (mostly at top in "waiian" portion of label and adjacent frame lines), Very Fine Appearance, with P.F. Certificate which states, "cancelled, horizontal crease at bottom.", A Very Rare Stamp in any condition. Virtually None exist free of repair due to the extremely fragile nature of the paper upon which they were printed

15,000
8,500
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420
 
Sale Number 679, Lot Number 420, U.S. Possessions1851, 13c Blue, "Missionary", Ty. II (4), 1851, 13c Blue, "Missionary", Ty. II (4)1851, 13c Blue, "Missionary", Ty. II (4). Part of Red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid" pmk. and Bold Large Grid of Squares cancel, rebacked and some repairing (generally outer frame lines), Very Attractive Appearing Example of this normally repaired stamp

21,000
7,500
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420A
 
Sale Number 679, Lot Number 420A, U.S. Possessions1851, 13c Blue, "Missionary," Ty. II (4), 1851, 13c Blue, "Missionary," Ty. II (4)1851, 13c Blue, "Missionary," Ty. II (4). Ample to Large Margins, Red "8" in Circle & Portion of Dark Red Town cancels, bottom frameline added closed tear at right, small thin spot, Very Fine Appearance, Quite Acceptable Example of this Rare Stamp (which is virtually always faulty or repaired), with P.F. Certificate

21,000
12,500
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421
c
1851, 13c Blue, "Missionary", Ty. II (4). Uncancelled, Huge Margins to barely touched, Fresh Color, U.S. 3c Red (11) Horizontal Pair tied by San Francisco pmk. on Small Neat 1854 Cover to Boston Forwarded (Out of the Mails) to Persia, Red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid." When this cover was discovered the Missionary Stamp was under the U.S. 3c pair and has since been moved to its present position, A Marvelous Cover of Great Rarity, The Missionary Stamp is Probably of the Finest Condition Obtainable, ex-Harris, Burrus, with P.F. Certificate, Illustrated in Meyer-Harris page 39

45,000
85,000
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422
c
Sale Number 679, Lot Number 422, U.S. Possessions1853, 5c Blue (5), 1853, 5c Blue (5)1853, 5c Blue (5). Uncancelled, Large Margins to touched, Rich Color, on Fresh Buff Cover to Mass., Red "Honolulu Hawaiian Islands" pmk., "San Francisco Cal.", "Ship" and "12", couple tiny neat cover mends, Very Handsome

2,250
750
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423
c
Sale Number 679, Lot Number 423, U.S. Possessions1853, 5c Blue (5), 1853, 5c Blue (5)1853, 5c Blue (5). Margins to trifle in, Used With U.S. 12c Black (17), both tied by San Francisco Cal. pmk. on Neat Buff Cover to Ill., Red "Honolulu U. S. Postage Paid", stamps toned (more so on 12c) and some small faults, still A Very Acceptable Example of this Rare Hawaiian/U.S. Combination, signed Ashbrook

12,000
2,700
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424
c
Sale Number 679, Lot Number 424, U.S. Possessions1853, 5c Blue, Be Red (5, 6), 1853, 5c Blue, Be Red (5, 6)1853, 5c Blue, Be Red (5, 6). 5c Large Margins, 13c Ample to Large Margins, long scissors cut at left, tied by Red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid", U.S. 12c Black (17) affixed over Hawaiian 5c and tied by San Francisco, Cal. pmk. on Dec. 1855 Folded Letter from Hilo to Sag Harbor N. Y. Forwarded to "Southampton", Bold "Sag Harbor N.Y." pmk. and ms. "Forwarded 3", U.S. stamp partly lifted and folded over to expose 5c Blue, some small cover faults and aging, an Enormously Rare and Important Hawaiian/U.S. Listed but Unpriced Combination Cover, ex-Seybold, signed Ashbrook who notes" A Very Marvelous And Rare Cover"

E. 5,000-10,000
8,000
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425
c
Sale Number 679, Lot Number 425, U.S. Possessions1853, 5c Blue, 13c Dark Red (5, 6), 1853, 5c Blue, 13c Dark Red (5, 6)1853, 5c Blue, 13c Dark Red (5, 6). Former Margins to tiny bit in, latter Margins to touched, small faults, tied by Red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid", Used in Combination With U.S. 12c Black (17), faults and slight toning, tied by San Francisco Cal. pmk. on May 1856 Folded Letter from Hilo (mentions lava flow from erupting volcano) to Mass., slight cover aging, A Very Valuable and Presentable Example of This Listed but Unpriced Combination, ex-Gibson, signed Ashbrook

E. 5,000-10,000
16,000
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426
c
Sale Number 679, Lot Number 426, U.S. Possessions1853, 13c Red (6), 1853, 13c Red (6)1853, 13c Red (6). Margins to barely in, Bold Grid cancel (not tied) on Cover to Ct., Red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid", San Francisco Cal. pmk. and Large Rimless "Paid/8/Ship", slight cover toning and tiny cover corner faults, still Attractive, ex-Jessup, Tows, Krug, with Friedl Certificate

2,500
2,700
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427
c
Sale Number 679, Lot Number 427, U.S. Possessions1857, 5c on 13c Dark Red, Manuscript Provisional (7), 1857, 5c on 13c Dark Red, Manuscript Provisional (7)1857, 5c on 13c Dark Red, Manuscript Provisional (7). Three Ample to Large Margins, touched to tiny bit in at bottom, trivial corner crease, Used in Combination With U.S. 1c Blue, Ty. II (7) Horizontal Pair and 10c Green, Ty. III (15), small faults, but of Very Fine Appearance, All tied by San Francisco, Cal. pmks. on Neat Cover to Mass., Red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid" pmk., One of Two Such Combinations Known and A Great Hawaiian Rarity, ex-Seybold, Caspary, Krug, Listed but Unpriced in Scott Specialized (This is Cover #2 of the eight covers listed in Meyer-Harris page 148)

E. 10,000-20,000
50,000
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428
c
Sale Number 679, Lot Number 428, U.S. Possessions1857, 5c on Bc Red, Manuscript Provisional (7), 1857, 5c on Bc Red, Manuscript Provisional (7)1857, 5c on Bc Red, Manuscript Provisional (7). Clear to Huge Margins, natural preprint crease, Used in Combination With U.S. 12c Black (17), mostly Huge Margins, tiny tear, Both Beautifully tied by Clear" San Francisco Cal Jul 20 1857" pmk. on Neat Buff Cover to Conn., Red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid June 27" pmk., An Exceptionally Handsome and Extremely Rare Cover, Probably Just About as Choice as Can Be Obtained. This Cover has same postmark dates (different addressee) as cover #7 listed in Meyer-Harris on page 148

15,000
24,000
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429
c
Sale Number 679, Lot Number 429, U.S. Possessions1857, 5c Blue (8), 1857, 5c Blue (8)1857, 5c Blue (8). Ample to Huge Margins, Used With Fine U.S. 12c Black (17), both tied by San Francisco, Cal. pmk. on Cover to Mass., light Red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid", faint marks from tape that once covered two tiny cover tears, Rare Combination, with P.F. Certificate

5,000
3,000
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430
c
Sale Number 679, Lot Number 430, U.S. Possessions1857, 5c Blue (8), 1857, 5c Blue (8)1857, 5c Blue (8). Large Margins except tiny nick at top right, minor crease, just tied by Large Red "Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands" pmk. on Cover to Long Island, N.Y., Black "San Francisco Cal 12" pmk., Bold Straight Line "Overland", light cover toning, still Handsome, Rare, ex-Krug, with Friedl Certificate

1,250
4,750
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431
c
Sale Number 679, Lot Number 431, U.S. Possessions1861, 5c Blue (9), 1861, 5c Blue (9)1861, 5c Blue (9). Ample to Huge Margins, Used in Combination With Average U.S. 5c Brown (76), both tied by San Francisco, Cal. Target Duplex on Neat Cover, Black "Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands" pmk., Privately Forwarded to Oregon by McRuer and Merrill (Large Red Forwarder's Oval on Back), Rare Unpriced Combination With An Unlisted Forwarder's Marking, A Wonderful Cover, ex-Seybold

E. 2,000-5,000
10,000
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432
og
Sale Number 679, Lot Number 432, U.S. Possessions1859, 1c Light Blue, Bluish White Paper (12), 1859, 1c Light Blue, Bluish White Paper (12)1859, 1c Light Blue, Bluish White Paper (12). Plate 2A, Ty. VI, Clear Margins to barely in, very minor bleaching specks, otherwise Fine

2,750
1,400
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433
og
Sale Number 679, Lot Number 433, U.S. Possessions1859, 2c Light Blue, Bluish White Paper (13). Plate 3B, Ty, 1859, 2c Light Blue, Bluish White Paper (13). Plate 3B, Ty1859, 2c Light Blue, Bluish White Paper (13). Plate 3B, Ty. VII, Ample Margins, Fresh, minute pinhole, otherwise Very Fine

2,250
1,100
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434
c
Sale Number 679, Lot Number 434, U.S. Possessions1866, 5c Blue (32), 1866, 5c Blue (32)1866, 5c Blue (32). Fine, Used in Combination With Extremely Fine 10c Yellow (116), both tied by Quartered Cork on Fresh Nov. 1869 Cover to Calif., Black "Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands" And "San Francisco Cal." pmks., An Exceptionally Beautiful 1869 Issue Combination Cover

1,500
9,500
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435
ogbl
1893, $1.00 Rose Red, Overprint (73, 73a). Unused Block of 45 (5x9) with Both Side & Bottom Selvedge, Top Left Stamp the Variety, minor separations, gum toning spots (show through on couple stamps), mixed centering, couple Very Good, Most Fine-Very Fine

5,150
2,000
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436
c
Sale Number 679, Lot Number 436, U.S. PossessionsPHILIPPINES, 1944, 4c-1 p Pictorials, Air Post "Victory" Hand-stamp Overprints (466, 467, 470, 475, 476, 483, 484, C63), PHILIPPINES, 1944, 4c-1 p Pictorials, Air Post "Victory" Hand-stamp Overprints (466, 467, 470, 475, 476, 483, 484, C63)PHILIPPINES, 1944, 4c-1 p Pictorials, Air Post "Victory" Hand-stamp Overprints (466, 467, 470, 475, 476, 483, 484, C63). Tied by "Tacloban, Leyte P.I." Grid Duplex pmkss. On Fresh "Office of the President of the Philippines" Imprint legal size cover to Harold Ickes, Secretary of the Interior of Washington, D.C., Very Fine, Probably The Finest No. 484 Cover Known, with enclosure and P.F. Certificate

8,280
5,250
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436A
og
Sale Number 679, Lot Number 436A, U.S. PossessionsRYUKYU ISLANDS, Postmaster's Provisional Revenue, Miyako District, 1948, 3s Brown, Overprint (2XR1), RYUKYU ISLANDS, Postmaster's Provisional Revenue, Miyako District, 1948, 3s Brown, Overprint (2XR1)RYUKYU ISLANDS, Postmaster's Provisional Revenue, Miyako District, 1948, 3s Brown, Overprint (2XR1). Complete Sheet of 100, two with small hole, seven with minor crease, right selvedge torn and three tabs lacking, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, Rare Offering, authenticated by George MacLellan

7,500
1,200
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436B
og
Sale Number 679, Lot Number 436B, U.S. Possessions-----, Postmaster's Provisional Revenue, Miyako District, 1948, 40s Dark Violet, Overprint (2XR6), -----, Postmaster's Provisional Revenue, Miyako District, 1948, 40s Dark Violet, Overprint (2XR6)-----, Postmaster's Provisional Revenue, Miyako District, 1948, 40s Dark Violet, Overprint (2XR6). Complete Sheet of 100, interleaving adhering as virtually always, crease affects three stamps, one with tear, selvedge thins, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, Rare Offering, authenticated by George MacLellan

7,500
750
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