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Sale 769 — The Honolulu Advertiser Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 7 November, 1995

Category — 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
250°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 250, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-D, Ty. X, Pos. 10, unused, large to enormous margins, beautiful impression, faint crease in bottom margin touches frameline, still Extremely Fine, ex Wilcox

550
1,200
251°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 251, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-D, Ty. III, Pos. 1, papermaker's embossed crest, a very strong impression, large margins incl. top sheet margin, close at upper left, brownish-black "Collector's Office/Hilo. Hawaii" oval hs, small thins, Very Fine appearance

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
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252°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 252, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-G, Ty. III, Pos. 1, papermaker's embossed crest faintly visible at upper right, large margins, ms. "X" cancel, Extremely Fine

E. 500-750
800
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253°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 253, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-E, Ty. III, Pos. 1, enormous margins incl. top sheet margin and 5-6mm of gutter margin at right, red Honolulu cds, fresh and Extremely Fine Gem, ex Wilson

500
1,150
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254°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 254, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-D, Ty. X, Pos. 10, huge margins, deep shade and impression, vivid red Honolulu cds, Extremely Fine Gem, illustrated in Westerberg

500
1,150
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255°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 255, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-D, Ty. X, Pos. 10, enormous margins incl. part of sheet margin at right, tied by blue "Lahaina Hawaiian-Islands Oct. 1" (inverted "1") cds on small piece, Extremely Fine Gem, scarce canceled by Lahaina cds, especially such a clear strike, ex Middendorf

500
1,250
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256°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 256, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16 var), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16 var)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16 var). Plate 3-E, Ty. VIII, Pos. 8, raised "IN" of "INTER" variety, large margins except clear at top right, deep shade and fine impression, tied by red "POSTAGE PAID" in oval on small piece, Very Fine, ex Caspary, Middendorf

500
1,200
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257°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 257, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-E, Ty. III, Pos. 1, enormous margins, unusual large 9-bar rectangular grid cancel, slight overall toning, still Extremely Fine

500
550
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258°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 258, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-E, Ty. III, Pos. 1, margins cutting in all around but framelines mostly complete, bold strike of "San Francisco Cal. Sep. 28, 1860" cds partly visible on stamp, thin and tear, Very Good appearance, the only recorded example of a San Francisco datestamp on this 2c stamp, which was normally used on inter-island mail, but could also have paid the newspaper rate to the U.S. or the ship captain's fee

500
550
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259°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 259, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-C, Ty. I, Pos. 3, full even margins, red Lahaina Customs House seal cancel, lightly inked but sharp strike with detail of full-rigged ship visible at center, Very Fine, this marking is extremely rare, if not unique, in red, ex Fitzpatrick

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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260°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 260, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-C, Ty. VIII, Pos. 8, large to huge margins, blue Lahaina Customs House seal cancel, few small thin spots, Extremely Fine appearance, ex Atherton

500
625
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261°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 261, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-D, Ty. I, Pos. 3, full even margins, deep shade, blue Lahaina Customs House seal cancel, Very Fine

500
950
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262°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 262, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-G, Ty. VI, Pos. 6, three clear to large margins, in at bottom an nicked at corner, tied by remarkably bold "Collector's Office/Hilo. Hawaii." oval handstamp on piece, spectacular, ex Atherton

500
750
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263°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 263, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-E, Ty. II/IV, Pos. 2/4, vertical pair, large to huge margins except touched at lower right, brownish-black "Collector's Office/Hilo. Hawaii." handstamp, scissors cut between stamps, still Very Fine, only seven pairs are recorded in Westerberg census (1970), ex Caspary, Middendorf, Ostheimer

E. 2,000-2,500
5,000
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264°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 264, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-F, Ty. VII-VIII, Pos. 7-8, horizontal pair, left stamp slightly cut in, right stamp clear all around, creased in gutter between stamps, tied by red Honolulu cds on piece, Fine and extremely rare, the Westerberg census (1970) recorded seven pairs of Scott 16 and no larger multiples, used or unused, despite the fact that this Numeral was the most widely used, ex Wilcox, illustrated in Westerberg

E. 1,500-2,000
3,250
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265°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 265, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-D, Ty. V/VII, Pos. 5/7, vertical pair, large margins at sides, clear at bottom and in at top, red Honolulu cds, toned and creased, otherwise Very Good condition, very rare - only seven pairs recorded in Westerberg census (1970), no larger multiple is known, ex Twigg-Smith

E. 1,500-2,000
2,800
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266°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 266, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a), 1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a)1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a). Plate 3-E, Ty. IX, Pos. 8, unused, huge margins all around, tiny thin specks, still Extremely Fine, rare

2,250
1,050
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267°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 267, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a), 1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a)1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a). Plate 3-C, Ty. IX, Pos. 9, large to huge margins, deep shade and impression, horizontal crease, otherwise Very Fine

2,250
1,600
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268°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 268, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a), 1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a)1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a). Plate 3-C, Ty. IX, Pos. 9, unused, three ample margins, clear at right, minute thin specks, Fine appearance

2,250
1,200
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269°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 269, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a), 1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a)1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a). Plate 3-E, Ty. IX, Pos. 9, unused, huge margins, stain or lightened ms. cancel, small thin, otherwise Extremely Fine

2,250
2,500
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270°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 270, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a), 1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a)1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a). Plate 3-E, Ty. IX, Pos. 9, large to huge margins, deep shade, red "POSTAGE PAID" in oval cancel, sealed tear and crease, otherwise Extremely Fine

3,000
3,250
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271°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 271, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a), 1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a)1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a). Plate 3-D, Ty. IX, Pos. 9, mostly huge margins, just barely into frameline at top right, tied on piece by greenish-blue Lahaina Customs House seal, full-rigged ship very clear, Very Fine, rare variety and unusual cancel on this stamp, ex Caspary, Middendorf

3,000
3,000
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272°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 272, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a), 1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a)1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a). Plate 3-E, Ty. IX, Pos. 9, ample margins on three sides, slightly into frameline at upper right, bold blue "Paid" in oval cancel, thin spot, Fine appearance, very rare in used condition and expecially desirable with the Lahaina "Paid" handstamp

3,000
1,250
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273°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 273, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a), 1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a)1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a). Plate 3-C, Ty. IX, Pos. 9, ample margins to slightly in at left and bottom, red Honolulu cds, Fine, very rare used, especially from Plate 3-C

3,000
1,000
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274°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 274, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a), 1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a)1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a). Plate 3-E, Ty. IX, Pos. 9, creased and torn example tied by brown "Collector's Office/Hilo. Hawaii." in oval on piece, unusual cancel

3,000
625
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275°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 275, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Printed on Both Sides (16b), 1863, 2c Black, Printed on Both Sides (16b)1863, 2c Black, Printed on Both Sides (16b). Plate 3-G, Ty. VI, Pos. 6, with impression of Ty. V about half complete on back, ms. "X" cancel (couple tiny erosion spots reinforced), corner crease and tiny tear at top right

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 1862 2-CENT NUMERAL PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES

Ex Tows, Adm. Harris, Wilcox. Listed but unpriced in Scott

E. 4,000-5,000
18,000
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276°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 276, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, "NTER" (16c), 1863, 2c Black, "NTER" (16c)1863, 2c Black, "NTER" (16c). Plate 3-F, Ty. IV, Pos. 4, unused, large even margins, filled thin at lower right, Extremely Fine appearance, very rare, ex Wilcox, listed unused but unpriced in Scott

E. 1,000-1,500
1,900
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277°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 277, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, "NTER" (16c), 1863, 2c Black, "NTER" (16c)1863, 2c Black, "NTER" (16c). Plate 3-E, Ty. IV, Pos. 4, three large margins, touched at right, red "POSTAGE PAID" in oval, minor faults, otherwise Fine, very rare

3,000
900
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278°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 278, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish White (16d), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish White (16d)1863, 2c Black, Grayish White (16d). Plate 3-E, Ty. VII, Pos. 7, large margins, red "POSTAGE PAID" in oval, Extremely Fine Gem

500
1,200
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279°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 279, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Overlapping Impressions (16f), 1863, 2c Black, Overlapping Impressions (16f)1863, 2c Black, Overlapping Impressions (16f). Plate 3-C, Ty. I, Pos. 3, three large margins, just shaved at left where the frameline and inner rule of a second overlapping impression appear, blue Lahaina Customs House seal with clear full-rigged ship, vertical crease, Fine appearance, very rare, ex Wilcox, listed but unpriced in Scott

E. 1,000-1,500
3,250
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280°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 280, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Overlapping Impressions (16f), 1863, 2c Black, Overlapping Impressions (16f)1863, 2c Black, Overlapping Impressions (16f). Plate 3-F, Ty. I, Pos. 3, a repaired example with parts of two other overlapping impressions at left, but some of what appears has been painted in, blue Lahaina cds, a respectable example of this extremely rare variety, illustrated in Westerberg, ex Atherton

E. 400-500
650
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281°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 281, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, "TAGE" (16g), 1863, 2c Black, "TAGE" (16g)1863, 2c Black, "TAGE" (16g). The Evolution of the "TAGE" Variety, four stamps from Plate 3-F and 3-G, Ty. IX, Pos. 9: the first shows full "HAWAIIAN POSTAGE" label (blue Lahaina cds, VG); the second shows "IA" beginning to drop out (red Honolulu cds, Fine); the third is the "TAGE" variety (Scott 16g, blue Lahaina cds, pinhole, VG appearance); the fourth has "HAWAIIAN POSTAGE" restored (Plate 3-G, unused, minor faults); ideally suited for exhibition, ex Wilcox and Atherton

E. 1,500-2,000
2,100
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282°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 282, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16 var), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16 var)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16 var). Plate 3-F, Ty. III, Pos. 1, "ISLANI" variety, unlisted in Scott, canceled at lower right corner by red handstamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a major typographic variety not yet recognized by Scott but well-known to specialists

E. 750-1,000
3,750
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283°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 283, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16 var), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16 var)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16 var). Plate 3-F, Ty. III, Pos. 1, "ISLANI" variety, unlisted in Scott, three large margins, ample at left, red "POSTAGE PAID" in oval, tiny tear at left, otherwise Very Fine, with 1965 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
1,400
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284°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 284, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16 var), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16 var)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16 var). Plate 3-F, Ty. III, Pos. 1, "ISLANI" variety, unlisted in Scott, full margins all around, segmented target cancel, thin spot, Very Fine appearance, rare variety

E. 500-750
1,800
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285°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 285, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16 var), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16 var)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16 var). Plate 3-F, Ty. VII, Pos. 7 (U.R. gap), "J" between "INTER ISLAND" variety, a relatively minor typographic variety caused by slug between words shifting upward, unused, Fine, ex Atherton

550
575
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286°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 286, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-E, Ty. VII, Pos. 7, "J" between "INTER ISLAND" variety, caused by slug between words shifting upward, three ample amrgins, close at top, bold red square grid cance, thin, crease, otherwise Fine, this typographic flaw is found in the same position on Plates 3-E (this example) and 3-F (previous lot)

550
850
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287°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 287, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-C, Ty. VIII, Pos. 8, large even margins all around, tied by full and bold strike of Lahaina Customs House seal in dark blue on folded cover to Bishop Maigret of the Catholic Mission at Honolulu, one flap missing

EXTREMELY FINE COVER AND A REMARKABLY DETAILED STRIKE OF THE LAHAINA CUSTOMS HOUSE SEAL CANCELLATION

This example is one of the finest strikes of the Lahaina Customs House seal on a Numeral cover. It is impressed in a crisp dark blue ink with every detail of the full-rigged ship showing at center. This marking was used by Cornelius S. Bartow, the Lahaina postmaster, before he received canceling devices ordered through the Honolulu post office. In a letter to the postmaster-general, he refers to this provisional cancellation: "Did you order a stamp for the department of this place? It seems to me to be very necessary, as I am now compelled to use the Custom House seal."

Ex William H. Crocker, Caspary, Ishikawa, with 1981 P.F. certificate

E. 15,000-20,000
23,000
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288°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 288, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-E, Ty. III, Pos. 1, ample to huge margins including top sheet margin and 6.5mm of righthand gutter margin, minor bleach spots, tied by red "Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Aug. 1" (1860) large circular datestamp on gray envelope to Mrs. Reiners, Wailua Falls, Kauai, full clear strike of "Forwarded by/Melchers & Co./Honolulu" oval handstamp, short sealed tear in cover at right

A VERY FINE COVER AND THE RECORDING EXAMPLE OF THE MELCHERS & CO. HANDSTAMP. UNIQUE, NOT ONLY AS AN EXAMPLE OF THIS MARKING, BUT ALSO AS A NUMERAL ISSUE COVER WITH A FORWARDER'S HANDSTAMP

Melchers & Co., a Bremen commission merchant, established a branch in Honolulu in the 1850's, and, in 1857, a young man named F. A. Schaefer came from Germany to join the firm as a clerk. Schaefer later bought out Melchers and, as later covers demonstrate, began forwarding mail under the name of F. A. Schaefer & Co.

Because mail-forwarders were entrusted primarily with letters sent between the islands and other countries, the use of inter-island stamps in conjunction with forwarder markings was extremely limited. In evidence of such usage we know of just two Numeral covers, of which only this example received a handstamped forwarder's marking before being placed into the mails for inter-island transport to Kauai. The Caaspary collection contained a 2c Blue Numeral cover with a manuscript notation on back indicating that Waterhouse & Co. forwarded the letter.

The Melchers & Co. handstamp was recorded from this cover after the Meyer-Harris listing was compiled. Only this one example is known.

With 1979 Friedl certificate

E. 15,000-20,000
32,500
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289°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 289, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-E, Ty. VIII, Pos. 8, large margins all around, tied by blue "Lahaina Hawaiian-Islands Oct. 15" (1860) circular datestamp on blue folded cover from Samuel N. Castle to his daughter, Mary Tenney, in care of the Rev. Andrews at Makawao on Maui; signature page on reverse with part of letter content, which mentions sailing of the Morning Star to Micronesia four months earlier - sailing dates confirm that this must be an 1860 usage; the lettersheet is blue-lined stationery, there are a few small splits along folds, which have been reinforced with archival tape to preclude further splitting

AN EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE NUMERAL ISSUE COVER, SENT FROM LAHAINA TO MAUI BY ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF CASTLE & COOKE

Samuel N. Castle and Amos Cooke arrived with the Eighth Company of missionaries, but were released in 1851 to become merchants. They succeeded in building one of the leading business enterprises in Hawaii.

Pencil notes on back indicate ownership by L. L. Green, W. S. Clark and Van Dyke.

E. 5,000-7,500
4,500
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290°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 290, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-C, Ty. II, Pos. 2, a magnificent stamp with enormous margins showing large portion of sheet margins at top and right, frameline of adjoining stamp (Ty. IV) below, deep shade and fine impression, tied by red "Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands May 8" (1860) large circular datestamp on buff cover to Abbie C. Baldwin at Lahaina, from the Alexander correspondence, neat docketing, small opening nick at bottom neatly mended

AN EXTREMELY FINE COVER BEARING AN EXTRAORDINARY STAMP, WHOSE MASSIVE MARGINS, CAPTURING THE ADJOINING STAMP BELOW, ASSISTED WESTERBERG IN THE RECONSTRUCTION OF PLATE 3-C

Plate 3-C was used in the first printing of Numerals by the Government Printing Office. This outstanding example is illustrated in Westerberg (p. 37)

E. 5,000-7,500
4,750
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291°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 291, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-D, Ty. X, Pos. 10, ample to large margins, faint pre-use crease, tied by remarkably bold brownish-black "Collector's Office/Hilo. Hawaii." in oval handstamp on Apr. 11, 1860 folded letter from David B. Lyman at Hilo to Samuel N. Castle (of Castle & Cooke) at Honolulu

AN EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE HILO COLLECTOR'S OFFICE HANDSTAMP USED ON THE NUMERAL ISSUE

The distinctive Collector's Office marking, used as a cancellation in Hilo during the Numeral Issue period, was struck in a brownish-black ink that is rarely found with a clear impression. This dark and virtually complete strike is one of the finest known.

Ex Ishikawa. With 1981 P.F. certificate

E. 5,000-7,500
5,250
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292°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 292, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-G, Ty. X, Pos. 10, enormous margins incl lower right sheet margin, neat magenta pen cancel in three strokes, oily blue "Lahaina Hawaiian-Islands Mar. 25" circular datestamp on folded cover to Levi Haalelea at Honolulu (Haalelea was an important figure in Hawaiian government whose wife was the granddaughter of Kamehemeha I), on side flap missing and small cover tear at left, the stamp is lightly creased from a file fold in the left margin well clear of frameline, otherwise Extremely Fine and quite a spectacular stamp, ex Ishikawa, with 1974 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
4,250
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293°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 293, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-G, Ty. VI, Pos. 6, large margins all around, fine impression, faint vertical crease visible only in cross-lighting, tied by marvelous bold blue "Lahaina Hawaiian-Islands Nov. 29" circular datestamp on large part of folded cover to Bishop Maigret at the Catholic Mission in Honolulu, one flap intact, a few creases but clean and fresh, Very Fine cover and an exceptionally clear strike of the Lahaina marking in a beautiful turqouise-blue, illustrated in Meyer-Harris (p. 66), ex Adm. Harris, Ishikawa, with 1981 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
4,250
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294°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 294, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-F, Ty. VI, Pos. 6, ample margins on two sides, others clear to touching, pen squiggles and tied by blue "Lahaina Hawaiian-Islands Mar 2" (1862) circular datestamp on cover to Warren Goodale at Honolulu, pencil note on back "Mr. & Mrs. Forbes condolences" indicating 1862 usage as Mrs. GHoodale died in 1861, the letter "M" of of the month is inverted, part of flap missing, Very Fine, ex Emerson, Haas

E. 3,000-4,000
2,600
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295°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 295, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-D, Ty. V, Pos. 5, ample to large margins except just in at corner of frameline at upper left, tied by bold red "Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Sep. 27" large circular datestamp on a tiny cover addressed in Lucy G. Thurston's hand to her daughter, Persis G. Taylor, at Waiaha, Kona, small sealed tear at upper left, Very Fine appearance, ex Middendorf, Twigg-Smith

E. 2,000-2,500
2,600
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296°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 296, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-F, Ty. VI, Pos. 6, large to huge margins, creases (two pre-use, third from file fold), tied by greenish-blue "Lahaina Hawaiian-Islands July 2" circular datestamp on mostly complete bluish folded letter in Hawaiian to Levi Haalelea (an important figure in Hawaiian government whose wife was the grandaughter of Kamehameha I) in Honolulu, Extremely Fine appearance, ex Caspary

E. 2,000-2,500
2,700
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297°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 297, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Two stamps, each tied by red Honolulu circular datestamp (Jan. 24 and Jan. 30, 1860) on individual small covers addressed to Abbie C. Baldwin, from the Alexander correspondence, the two stamps form a vertical pair from the original pane, Plate 3-D, Ty. VIII/X, Pos. 8/10, torn apart by hand and used one week apart, each with irregular margins cutting into frameline at corner, but these rough margins permit immediate recognition that the two form a pair, some tropical toning, otherwise Fine covers and ideally suited for exhibition

E. 2,000-2,500
2,500
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298°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 298, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-E, Ty. II, Pos. 2, large to huge margins, uncanceled, "tied" by light tropical staining on folded letter in Hawaiian on school notebook paper, blue manuscript, datelined "Waiakea, Hilo, 5 Julai, 1860" and addressed to F. S. Lyman at Keainoa in Kau, split along folds and sealed with archival tape (except for one section where stained from Scotch tape), rare use of Numeral on Hawaiian-language letter

E. 750-1,000
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299°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 299, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-C, Ty. VI, Pos. 6, large to huge margins incl. part of right sheet margin, fine impression, tied by magenta square grid cancel on cover front to Bishop Maigret at the Catholic Mission in Honolulu, fresh and Extremely Fine, a choice stamp from Plate 3-C, illustrated in Westerberg, ex Caspary, Middendorf

E. 750-1,000
3,000
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300°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 300, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-G, Ty. X, Pos. 10, large to huge margins, tied by three neat magenta pen strokes and faint blue "Lahaina Hawaiian-Islands Mar. 15" circular datestamp on cover front with part of backflaps, to Father Modeste at the Catholic Mission in Honolulu, minor gum staining, otherwise Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
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301°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 301, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-G, Ty. I, Pos. 3, huge margins, tied by ms. "X" and red "POSTAGE PAID" in oval, matching "Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Oct. 22" large circular datestamp on cover front to Father Modeste at the Catholic Mission in Honolulu, stamp skilfully repaired to seal a long tear, Fine appearance

E. 500-750
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302°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 302, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a), 1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a)1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a). Plate 3-D, Ty. IX, Pos. 9, ample margins to barely touching at bottom, tied by perfect detailed strike of Lahaina Customs House seal in dark blue, every letter readable and the full-rigged ship upright and fully defined, on light buff cover to the Rev. Sereno Edwards Bishop at Honolulu, the envelope is very slightly reduced at left

THE QUINTESSENTIAL NUMERAL ISSUE COVER, COMBINING A RARE AND DESIRABLE PRINTING VARIETY WITH THE LAHAINA CUSTOMS HOUSE SEAL STRUCK IN PERFECT CLARITY

The postmaster at Lahaina, Cornelius S. Bartow, ordered canceling devices through the Honolulu post office and followed this request with a letter (recorded by Randall E. Burt), in which he states, "Did you order a stamp for the department of this place? It seems to me very necessary, as I am now compelled to use the Custon House seal." The marking was usually struck in an oily greenish-blue ink, which left very poor impressions. A few strikes are known in this deep blue ink, this being the clearest of all (see also lot #).

The Rev. Sereno Edwards Bishop was the son of the Rev. Artema and Elizabeth Bishop, missionaries of the Second Company. Rev. Bishop was the Seaman's Chaplain at Lahaina from 1853 to 1862, the period in which this cover was mailed, evidently while he was visiting Honolulu.

We first record this cover selling in the November 1942 Percy Doane auction of Part V of the Col. Edward H. R. Green collection. We do not know from whom Col. Green acquired the cover (it was not part of the Worthington Hawaii sold at auction). The cover was acquired by Admiral Frederic R. Harris in the Green sale. Adm. Harris died in 1949, and his Hawaii was sold through Harmer, Rooke in 1954. In the first part (sold in April), Alfred H. Caspary purchased the Lahaina cover, which was one of his last acquisitions before he died one year later. In the Caspary sale the late Herbert J. Bloch described this item as "One of the outstanding covers known of this issue and possibly unique with the variety." It was sold either at the Caspary sale or sometime after to Louise Boyd Dale, who placed it in her own collection of Hawaii - separate and distinct from the Alfred F. Lichtenstein collection sold by H. R. Harmer in 1966. When the Dale-Lichtenstein Foundation dispersed its philatelic holdings through Harmers in 1989, the Lahaina cover appeared as the undisputed highlight of the Hawaii.

Illustrated in Meyer-Harris (p. 65). Ex Col. Green, Adm. Harris, Caspary, Dale.

E. 20,000-30,000
40,000
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303°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 303, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a), 1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a)1863, 2c Black, "2" at Top (16a). Plate 3-C, Ty. IX, Pos. 9, large to huge margins, deep shade, tied by vivid red "Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Jan. 14" large circular datestamp on cover front addressed to Rev. Sereno Edwards Bishop at Lahaina, docketing indicates that the sender was Rev. Luther Halsey Gulick and the origin date was December 1859; the Gulicks were stationed at Ebon Island in the Marshalls until 1860, when Rev. Gulick's health failed; this letter was evidently sent in a packet from the Marshalls to Honolulu and mailed from the mission station there; the brig Morning Star left Ebon Island on Dec. 7, 1859, and arrived in Honolulu on Jan. 12, 1860; very faint and even gum toning, otherwise an Extremely Fine stamp and one of only two Raised "2" varieties on cover or cover front, both of which are present in the Advertiser collection

E. 4,000-5,000
9,500
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304°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 304, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-F, Ty. V, Pos. 5, "ISLANI" variety, a very clear example with three huge margins showing part of frameline from adjoining stamp above, ample to large at bottom except at left where just into corner, tied by red "POSTAGE PAID" in oval on folded cover made from school notebook paper, addressed to Levi Haalelea (an important figure in Hawaiian government whose wife was the granddaughter of Kamehameha I), bend in cover barely noticeable in stamp

VERY FINE AND THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE "ISLANI" VARIETY ON COVER

This distinctive, but as yet Scott-unlisted, variety is also found on Plate 3-F Type III (see lot #). It was caused by the semi-circle of "D" failing to print.

Ex Worthington

E. 5,000-7,500
4,000
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