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Sale 769 — The Honolulu Advertiser Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 7 November, 1995

Category — 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 17)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
305°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 305, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 17)1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17), 1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17)1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17). Plate 5-B, Ty. IV, Pos. 4, broken toe of "2" variety, unused, large even margins, fresh

AN EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1863 2-CENT NUMERAL IN DARK BLUE, NOTEWORTHY NOT ONLY FOR ITS CONDITION, BUT ALSO FOR THE STRIKING BROKEN "2" PLATE VARIETY

This stamp is quite possibly the finest 1863 2c Dark Blue extant. Ex Lichtenstein, Ishikawa. With 1967 P.F. certificate. The broken "2" variety is unlisted in Scott. Value for a normal unused stamp

4,500
10,000
306°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 306, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 17)1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17), 1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17)1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17). Plate 5-B, Ty. IV, Pos. 4, broken toe of "2" variety, unused, three large margins, frameline at bottom just barely shaved, small thin spot, short tear, otherwise Fine, very rare, the broken "2" variety is unlisted in Scott, value as a normal unused stamp

4,500
1,600
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307°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 307, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 17)1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17), 1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17)1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17). Plate 5-B, Ty. V, Pos. 5, raised "I" of "INTER" variety, unused, margins all around, thin speck, scissors cut at bottom left, Very Fine appearance, a rare stamp, especially with this Raised "I" variety, which is unlisted in Scott, value for normal unused stamp

4,500
5,250
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308°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 308, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 17)1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17), 1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17)1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17). Plate 5-B, Ty. II, Pos. 2, unused, margins all around, Very Fine and choice, ex Tows

4,500
8,000
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309°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 309, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 17)1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17), 1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17)1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17). Plate 5-B, Ty. IV, Pos. 4, broken toe of "2" variety, large even margins, very attractive blue Lahaina cds, couple thin spots and a sealed tear at bottom not detracting in any way from the Extremely Fine appearance of this very rare stamp and variety, ex Middendorf, Ishikawa, with 1967 P.F. certificate, the broken "2" is unlisted in Scott, value as normal used stamp

4,000
4,250
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310°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 310, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 17)1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17), 1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17)1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17). Plate 5-B, Ty. V, Pos. 5, full even margins, neat black Honolulu cds, faint horizontal crease, small natural inclusion, still Extremely Fine and a choice example of this rare stamp, ex Tows, Adm. Harris

4,000
3,250
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311°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 311, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 17)1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17), 1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17)1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17). Plate 5-B, Ty. II, Pos. 2, large even margins, rim of black Honolulu cds causes slight wrinkling and incision in thin paper, faint toning, still Extremely Fine

4,000
3,750
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312°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 312, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 17)1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17), 1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17)1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17). Plate 5-B, Ty. I, Pos. 1, clear to ample margins, black Honolulu cds, Very Fine, extremely rare in sound used condition, ex Atherton, illustrated in Westerberg

4,000
6,250
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313°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 313, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 17)1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17), 1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17)1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17). Plate 5-B, Ty. I, Pos. 1, margins all around, neat black Honolulu cds, tiny thin speck, faint crease, Very Fine appearance and rare in such attractive used condition, ex Caspary

4,000
0
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314°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 314, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 17)1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17), 1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17)1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17). Plate 5-B, Ty. X, Pos. 10, large to huge margins, black square grid cancel, nick in margin at right, faint toning, otherwise Extremely Fine

4,000
4,200
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315°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 315, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 17)1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17), 1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17)1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17). Plate 5-B, Ty. VI, Pos. 6, large to huge margins, black square grid cancel, the paper is very lightly toned (apparently gum-related), otherwise Extremely Fine, ex Atherton, illustrated in Westerberg

4,000
5,750
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316°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 316, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 17)1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17), 1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17)1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17). Plate 5-B, Ty. VII, Pos. 7, raised "I" in "INTER" variety, canceled by San Francisco cogwheel, very unusual on this stamp, which was normally used for the inter-island rate and not on U.S.-bound mail, toning visible mainly on back, tear and nicked at upper left, otherwise Very Fine, unusual both for the cancel and variety

4,000
2,200
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317°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 317, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 17)1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17), 1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17)1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17). Plate 5-B, Ty. IX, Pos. 9, ms. cancel and blue "PAID" in oval (Lahaina), large margins, repaired with upper left corner added, thins and tears rebacked, still an acceptable example of the 2c Dark Blue, which is rarely found with the Lahaina "Paid" cancellation, ex Tows

4,000
1,150
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318°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 318, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 17)1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17), 1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17)1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17). Plate 5-B, Ty. IV-III, Pos. 4-3, the unique straddle-pane pair, Ty. IV with broken toe of "2" variety, unused, repaired with pieces added at right and upper left, ex Tows and Harris (before repair), Middendorf, Ostheimer, Scott value for a normal pair

9,500
6,000
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319°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 319, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 17)1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17), 1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17)1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17). Plate 5-B, Ty. VIII, Pos. 8, ample to large margins, tied by black square grid on large piece from the Rev. Bishop correspondence, trace of cds at lower left, some minor gum toning, otherwise Very Fine, in the absence of any record of a full cover bearing this rare stamp, this large piece is the most exhibitable form of an "on-cover" usage, with 1976 P.F. certificate

4,000
4,000
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320°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 320, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 17)1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17), 1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17)1863, 2c Dark Blue, Bluish (17). Plate 5-B, Ty. X, Pos. 10, large to huge margins, tied by black "Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands May 27" cds on large piece from the Rev. Bishop correspondence, brown gum stain (which could probably be removed entirely with minor treatment from a skilled restorer), otherwise Extremely Fine, there are no reported covers and only three pieces with this rare Numeral

4,000
4,750
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