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Sale 769 — The Honolulu Advertiser Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 7 November, 1995

Category — 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 15)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
240°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 240, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 15)1863, 1c Black, Tete-Beche (15a), 1863, 1c Black, Tete-Beche (15a)1863, 1c Black, Tete-Beche (15a). Plate 4-A, Ty. I-II-X/III-IV-VIII, Pos. 1-2-10/3-4-8, block of six containing two tete-beche pairs, original gum, h.r., large margins, thins affecting both pairs (breaks paper between stamps in one)

THE ONLY RECORDED TETE-BECHE BLOCK AND EXTREMELY RARE IN ANY FORM

Ex Ferrary, Middendorf. With 1974 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as two pairs

8,800
9,500
241°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 241, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 15)1863, 1c Black, Grayish (15), 1863, 1c Black, Grayish (15)1863, 1c Black, Grayish (15). Plate 4-A, Ty. I-X, complete unused pane of ten, large margins to touched at bottom, couple thin spots, faint crease, still Very Fine, the earliest of the Numerals known in complete panes, the Westerberg census (1970) lists seven panes of Scott 15, one of which is in the Tapling collection at the British Library, ex Ostheimer, Scott Retail as two blocks and a pair

4,600
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242°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 242, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 15)1863, 1c Black, Grayish (15), 1863, 1c Black, Grayish (15)1863, 1c Black, Grayish (15). Plate 4-A, Ty. I-X, complete unused pane of ten, huge margins all around, creases as usual, small thins, the lower right corner torn and repaired, still Very Fine appearing and rare, Westerberg census (1970) records only seven panes, including one on the Tapling collection at the British Library, Scott Retail for two blocks and pair

4,600
3,250
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243°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 243, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 15)1863, 1c Black, Grayish (15), 1863, 1c Black, Grayish (15)1863, 1c Black, Grayish (15). Plate 4-A/B, Ty. I-X, complete pane of ten with original gum, huge margins all around, a few creases and small hole at top, otherwise Extremely Fine, this hybrid plate reflects some of the typographical changes between Plate 4-A and 4-B, of the seven Scott 15 panes recorded in Westerberg census (1970), only two are hybrids

4,600
4,000
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244°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 244, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 15)1863, 1c Black, Grayish (15), 1863, 1c Black, Grayish (15)1863, 1c Black, Grayish (15). Hybrid Plate 4-A/B, Ty. V-VI/VII-VIII, Pos. 5-6/7-8, unused, large margins, faint crease and small inclusion, Extremely Fine appearance, a fascinating transitional plate with Ty. V clearly a Plate 4-A and Ty. VIII a 4-B, the others showing hybrid characteristics

1,900
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245°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 245, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 15)1863, 1c Black, Grayish (15), 1863, 1c Black, Grayish (15)1863, 1c Black, Grayish (15). Plate 4-B, Ty. I-X, block of six (Pos. 1-8) and pair (Pos. 9-10), unused, large to huge margins, numerous toned specks, both creased as usual, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail as two blocks and pair

4,600
1,700
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246°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 246, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 15)1863, 1c Black, Grayish (15), 1863, 1c Black, Grayish (15)1863, 1c Black, Grayish (15). Hybrid Plate 4-A/B, five different positions from the original sheet (including a tete-beche row), each stamp shows part of black "Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Oct. 8" circular datestamp struck on back, includes Type III (4-B), I (4-B), III (4-B), VII (4-A) and VI (4-A); the Honolulu datestamp was struck in black beginning in 1863 - these stamps appear to have been part of a sheet used to test the datestamp; minor flaws, a remarkable group, two with 1971 P.F. certificates

E. 3,000-4,000
2,100
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247°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 247, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 15)1863, 1c Black, Grayish (15), 1863, 1c Black, Grayish (15)1863, 1c Black, Grayish (15). Plate 4-A, Ty. VII, Pos. 7, ample to full margins, black square grid cancel, small thin spot, Very Fine appearance, much scarcer used than Scott value suggests, ex Ishikawa, with 1978 P.F. certificate

575
850
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248°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 248, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 15)1863, 1c Black, "NTER" (15b), 1863, 1c Black, "NTER" (15b)1863, 1c Black, "NTER" (15b). Plate 4-A, Ty. X, Pos. 10, unused, three ample margins, clear at left, thin spots, repaired at upper left corner, Fine appearance and extremely rare variety, with 1967 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
650
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249°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 249, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 15)1863, 1c Black, Grayish (15), 1863, 1c Black, Grayish (15)1863, 1c Black, Grayish (15). Plate 4-B, Ty. VI, Pos. 6, missing period after "Postage", unused, margins touching but framelines on all sides, pinhole, otherwise Fine, unlisted in Scott, value as normal stamp

400
300
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