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
AN EXTREMELY FINE AND VERY RARE TETE-BECHE MULTIPLE
Ex Burrus. Unlisted as a block in Scott. Value for two tete-beche pairs
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?)
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