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Sale 769 — The Honolulu Advertiser Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 7 November, 1995

Category — 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 23)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
392°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 392, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 23)1864, 1c Black, Tete Beche (23b), 1864, 1c Black, Tete Beche (23b)1864, 1c Black, Tete Beche (23b). Plate 8-A, the extraordinary unused block of 19 containing at least one stamp from four different panes, including four tete-beche pairs at center

A HIGHLY EXHIBITABLE AND ASTOUNDING MULTIPLE - THE LARGEST TETE-BECHE BLOCK OF THE 1865 ISSUE

As shown in Figure #, the lefthand column is a portion of one pane, while columns 2 and 3 are from the next pane. The print-and-turn method is evidenced in the adjoining, mostly complete, tete-beche pane, with one additional stamp from the fourth pane intact at upper right. This is not a condition piece, with several partly broken and slightly toned creases; it is, however, unique and eminently exhibitable. Scott Retail as tete-beche pairs and normal blocks or singles

26,475
0
393°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 393, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 23)1864, 1c Black, Tete Beche (23b), 1864, 1c Black, Tete Beche (23b)1864, 1c Black, Tete Beche (23b). Plate 8-A, Ty. III-VII/V-V, Pos. 4-8/6-6, unused block with two tete-beche pairs, large margins, slight bend or crease in top pair, barely noticeable (and not mentioned when this was sold in the Burrus auction)

AN EXTREMELY FINE AND VERY RARE TETE-BECHE MULTIPLE

Ex Burrus. Unlisted as a block in Scott. Value for two tete-beche pairs

12,000
10,000
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394°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 394, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 23)1864, 1c Black, Laid (23), 1864, 1c Black, Laid (23)1864, 1c Black, Laid (23). Plate 8-A, Ty. I-X, Pos. 1-10, complete pane of ten, original gum, large to huge margins, horizontal crease between two rows, some minor toning, still Extremely Fine, illustrated in Crocker's Hawaiian Numerals, ex Caspary, Twigg-Smith, Scott Retail as two blocks and pair

2,150
2,400
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395°
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1864, 1c Black, Laid (23). Plate 8-A, six different types and varieties incl. partial prints of "1 Cent.", all unused, minor faults, Very Fine appearance

1,350
850
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396°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 396, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 23)1864, 1c Black, Laid (23), 1864, 1c Black, Laid (23)1864, 1c Black, Laid (23). Plate 8-A, Ty. VII, Pos. 8, large even margins, black square grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a very rare stamp in used condition and almost impossible to find in this quality

850
5,250
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397°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 397, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 23)1864, 1c Black, Laid (23), 1864, 1c Black, Laid (23)1864, 1c Black, Laid (23). Plate 8-A, Ty. VIII, Pos. 7, large margins all around, black square grid cancel, Extremely Fine, another remarkably choice used example of the 1c on Laid paper

850
4,000
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398°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 398, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 23)1864, 1c Black, Laid (23), 1864, 1c Black, Laid (23)1864, 1c Black, Laid (23). Plate 8-A, Ty. IV, Pos. 3, large to huge margins, perfect bold strike of segmented target, faint vertical crease, Extremely Fine appearance; this stamp is discussed in Meyer-Harris (p. 172) where some doubt is cast upon it as a properly used stamp, because the cancellation was not used until the 1870's; whether contemporary with the issue or not, the cancellation is genuine, although it was mostly likely applied as a favor; ex Caspary, Burrus

850
900
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399°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 399, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 23)1864, 1c Black, Laid (23), 1864, 1c Black, Laid (23)1864, 1c Black, Laid (23). Plate 8-A, Ty. III, Pos. 4, large margins, bold segmented target cancel (see notes in previous lot), Extremely Fine Gem, with 1979 P.F. certificate

850
1,100
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400°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 400, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 23)1864, 1c Black, Laid (23), 1864, 1c Black, Laid (23)1864, 1c Black, Laid (23). Plate 8-A, Ty. II, Pos. 1, close margins but framelines complete, bold square grid cancel, pinhole and pen mark on back, otherwise Fine, very rare used

850
0
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401°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 401, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 23)1864, 1c Black, Laid (23), 1864, 1c Black, Laid (23)1864, 1c Black, Laid (23). Plate 8-A, Ty. IV, Pos. 3, close margins but framelines complete, square grid cancel, toned, thin spot, otherwise Fine, very rare

850
0
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402°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 402, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 23)1864, 1c Black, Laid (23), 1864, 1c Black, Laid (23)1864, 1c Black, Laid (23). Plate 8-A, Ty. III, Pos. 4, close margin cutting in places, black square grid cancel, thin spots, Fine appearance, choice appearing example of this very rare used Numeral

850
0
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403°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 403, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 23)1864, 1c Black, Laid (23), 1864, 1c Black, Laid (23)1864, 1c Black, Laid (23). Plate 8-A, Ty. V, Pos. 6, close margins touching frameline, magenta cds cancel, slightly toned, still Fine, extremely rare with a colored cancellation

850
575
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404°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 404, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 23)1864, 1c Black, Laid (23), 1864, 1c Black, Laid (23)1864, 1c Black, Laid (23). Plate 8-A, Ty. VIII, Pos. 7, usual close margins touching frameline, black square grid cancel, thin spot, horizontal crease, Fine appearance, very rare

850
0
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405°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 405, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 23)1864, 1c Black, Laid (23), 1864, 1c Black, Laid (23)1864, 1c Black, Laid (23). Plate 8-A, Ty. II, Pos. 1, close margins cutting in at right, bold grid cancel, large thins, nonetheless a presentable and genuien used stamp, of which very few exist

850
160
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406°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 406, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 23)1864, 1c Black, "HA", in Tete-Beche Pair with Normal Stamp (23a var), 1864, 1c Black, "HA", in Tete-Beche Pair with Normal Stamp (23a var)1864, 1c Black, "HA", in Tete-Beche Pair with Normal Stamp (23a var). Plate 8-A, Ty. IX-I, Pos. 10 at left the "HA" variety, Pos. 2 at right, unused, large margins, slight thin spot and tiny natural inclusion in right stamp

AN UNLISTED AND REMARKABLE COMBINATION OF THE RARE "HA" FOR "HAWAIIAN" ERROR AND TETE-BECHE CONFIGURATION WITH NORMAL STAMP

Ex Wilcox. Scott lists the "HA" variety at $2,500.00 and the normal tete-beche pair at $6,000.00, but there is no listing for this pair as yet (future Scott 23c?)

E. 7,500-10,000
16,000
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407°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 407, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 23)1864, 1c Black, "HA" (23a), 1864, 1c Black, "HA" (23a)1864, 1c Black, "HA" (23a). Plate 8-A, Ty. X-IX, Pos. 9-10, right stamp in horizontal pair the variety, unused, large margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Wilcox, Scott Retail for No. 23a only

2,500
11,500
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408°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 408, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 23)1864, 1c Black, "HA" (23a), 1864, 1c Black, "HA" (23a)1864, 1c Black, "HA" (23a). Plate 8-A, seven unused examples of Type IX, which show in progressive order the evolution of Scott 23a, the "HA" for "HAWAIIAN" variety: the first stamp shows the label in its correct position (Very Fine); the second shows "HA" and "E." with period (cut in at left, Fine); the third, fourth and fifth stamps show "HA" and "E" only, with the "E" becoming an "I" in the fifth stamp (each Very Fine); the "HA" variety (Scott 23a) is the sixth stamp in the series (brown o.g., Very Fine, ex Ferrary, Wilcox); finally, the restored label is shown as the seventh stamp (Very Fine); an outstanding group - it is unclear to us whether the "HA...E" varieties qualify as Scott 23a ($2,500.00), but they are extremely rare, as is the true Scott 23a

E. 4,000-5,000
14,000
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409°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 409, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 23)1864, 1c Black, Laid (23), 1864, 1c Black, Laid (23)1864, 1c Black, Laid (23). Plate 8-A, Ty. I, Pos. 1, large margins all around, canceled by heavily impressed strike of black square grid (tied thru by sharp ends of bars), used with pair of 1864 2c Rose Vermilion (31), tied by matching square grid, used with United States 1863 5c Brown (76), tied by cogwheel cancel on 1866 cover to Monticello, Iowa, red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Mar. 5" large circular datestamp, black "San Francisco Cal. Mar. 21" double-circle datestamp, carried by either the Adeline Burke (cleared Mar. 3, arrived Mar. 21) or Onward (cleared Mar. 6, arrived Mar. 20); ms. "Emeline" written across one 2c Kamehameha IV stamp, referring to an inter-island schooner

THE ONLY RECORDED COMPLETE COVER FRANKED WITH ANY OF THE 1-CENT NUMERAL ISSUES

In our records there is a cover front from the Catholic Mission correspondence with an 1863 1c Numeral, but no other complete cover with any of the 1c Numeral stamps, which were intended for inter-island newspapers and saw very limited use. This cover is properly franked for the 5c Hawaiian rate and originated in Hilo, based on the use of the black square grid in 1866.

When found, the left edge of the cover had been cut off and the bottom was roughly opened. The left 10mm of the envelope and part of another 2c stamp have been added to improve the appearance. The bottom edge has been reduced slightly for the same reason. There is some minor toning, but overall the cover is quite attractive and the 1c Numeral is Extremely Fine. Viewed from the back of the address panel, embossment from the corner of the strongly impressed grid can be seen behind the 1c stamp, confirming that the stamp originated on this cover.

Ex Van Dyke, Burns. With 1970 P.F. certificate. Listed but unpriced in Scott

E. 10,000-15,000
10,000
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