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Sale 769 — The Honolulu Advertiser Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 7 November, 1995

Category — 1864-91 Royal Portraits Issues (On Cover)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3209°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3209, 1864-91 Royal Portraits Issues (On Cover)1871, 1c Purple (30), 1871, 1c Purple (30)1871, 1c Purple (30). Tied by target on wrapper to Napa, California, readdressed to San Francisco and franked with United States 1870 1c Ultramarine (156), tied by indistinct fancy cancel, Very Fine usage

E. 500-600
1,500
3210°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3210, 1864-91 Royal Portraits Issues (On Cover)1871, 1c Purple (30), 1871, 1c Purple (30)1871, 1c Purple (30). Tied by large segmented target of Honolulu, on United States 1c Brown on Buff Postal Card (UX1) to Lahaina, Maui, reverse with printed 1873 ad from A.B. Forbes, San Francisco agent for the Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New York. Sent from Honolulu - the U.S. postage was wasted - and while the absence of a datestamp is unusual, this unquestionably went through the Hawaiian mails; very minor soiling, Fine

E. 200-250
900
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3211°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3211, 1864-91 Royal Portraits Issues (On Cover)1871-83, 1c Purple, Blue, Green (30, 37, 42), 1871-83, 1c Purple, Blue, Green (30, 37, 42)1871-83, 1c Purple, Blue, Green (30, 37, 42). Two of each, tied by indistinct targets on double rate 4c Red entire (U3) to New York, straightline and oval handstamps of H. Hackfeld & Co., latter struck on back, clear "Honolulu, H.I. Aug. 2, 1889" duplex; light wear and soiling, Fine

E. 250-350
400
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3212°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3212, 1864-91 Royal Portraits Issues (On Cover)1871, 1c Purple (30), 1871, 1c Purple (30)1871, 1c Purple (30). Two items, includes single tied by three-ring target with three tiny circles, on portion of wrapper to Nordhoff, California with United States 1870 1c Ultramarine (156) tied by cork cancel; also a horizontal pair tied by same target on ad cover for watches, diamonds, etc., rimless "Post Office Honolulu, H.I. Sep. 3, 1878" and ms. note, "With a Package" at top; latter with scattered insect erosion otherwise Fine, very scarce usages

E. 150-200
350
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3213°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3213, 1864-91 Royal Portraits Issues (On Cover)1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31), 1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31)1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31). Tied by target on cover to Lahainaluna, with boxed corner card for A.F. Judd, Attorney, reverse with bill-board for six advertisers including H. M. Whitney (as bookseller and publisher) and A.W. Peirce, ship chandlers, partly clear "Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Sep. 2" cds, Very Fine, scarce usage

E. 250-350
1,200
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3214°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3214, 1864-91 Royal Portraits Issues (On Cover)1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31), 1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31)1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31). Tied by three-ring target on blue cover to Honolulu, clear "Lahaina P.O. Hawaiian-Islands Mar. 22" cds, 1867 pencil docketing at left, the stamp has an additional light strike of a square grid cancel, Very Fine

E. 200-250
450
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3215°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3215, 1864-91 Royal Portraits Issues (On Cover)1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31), 1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31)1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31). Tied by twin strikes of three-ring target cancel on Apr. 17, 1869 folded letter to H.M. Wini (Whitney) in Honolulu, contents in Hawaiian, Very Fine and attractive

E. 200-250
210
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3216°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3216, 1864-91 Royal Portraits Issues (On Cover)1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31), 1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31)1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31). Tied by light three-ring target and square grid on oblong cover from the Reverend Titus Coan to his daughter Harriet, at Oahu College, bold "Hilo.P.O. Hawaiian-Islands Sep. 22" cds also ties stamp, clear "Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Sep. 24" cds at left, slightly reduced at left, just clear of address, Very Fine

E. 200-250
300
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3217°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3217, 1864-91 Royal Portraits Issues (On Cover)1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31), 1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31)1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31). Tied by three-ring target and square grid on oblong cover to Harriet Coan at Oahu College, Punahou, from her father, bold "Hilo.P.O. Hawaiian-Islands Mar. 5" cds and "Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Mar. 7" cds; cover with tiny nick at right from opening, still Very Fine

E. 150-200
300
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3218°
c
1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31). Tied by three-ring target on to Lahaina, Maui, partly clear "Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Jan. 25" cds, tiny 1878 docketing at left, Fine

E. 150-200
125
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3219°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3219, 1864-91 Royal Portraits Issues (On Cover)1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31), 1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31)1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31). Canceled by single pen stroke, on buff cover with bold "Hilo.P.O. Hawaiian-Islands May 13" cds, to the Reverend Sereno Edwards Bishop in Lahainaluna, from Titus Coan, Fine

E. 100-150
220
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3220°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3220, 1864-91 Royal Portraits Issues (On Cover)1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31), 1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31)1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31). Tied by open grid cancel on orange cover to Honolulu, notations at right in Chinese characters; small stain at top, Fine

E. 100-150
180
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3221°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3221, 1864-91 Royal Portraits Issues (On Cover)1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31), 1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31)1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31). Centered to right, pen-cancel, on folded letter to H.M. Wini (Whitney) in Honolulu, datelined "Hana Aug. 12, 1864" with contents in Hawaiian, Fine

E. 150-200
260
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3222°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3222, 1864-91 Royal Portraits Issues (On Cover)1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31, two), 1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31, two)1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31, two). Used with 1864 1c Purple (30) and each tied by targets on double-rate 5c Blue entire (U4) to San Francisco, clear "Honolulu Hawaii Jul. 31" cds and red "San Francisco Cal. Pd. All Aug. 8" cds, undated, file crease between 2c stamps, still Very Fine

E. 250-300
320
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3223°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3223, 1864-91 Royal Portraits Issues (On Cover)1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31), 1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31)1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31). Horizontal pair and single, tied by three bold strikes of negative "HI" in circle, on salmon cover to New Bedford, Mass., red "G.P.O. Honolulu Paid All Nov. 19" double circle ds, reverse with magenta "San Francisco Paid All Dec. 11" cds and New Bedford receiver, stamps with very minor gum toning, cover with some waterstaining, Fine

E. 200-250
350
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3224°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3224, 1864-91 Royal Portraits Issues (On Cover)1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31), 1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31)1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31). Two covers to Harriet Coan, one with single, other with pair, each canceled by greenish blue "PAID" in oval, latter with additional pen strokes, single with square grid, no town marks; each cover with waterstain in corner, cover with pair opened bit irregularly, otherwise Fine pair

E. 200-250
300
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3225°
c
1864, 2c Rose Vermilion, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (31b). Bottom left half used with 1866 5c Blue (32) and tied together by three-ring target on cover to York, Pa., red "G.P.O. Honolulu. H.I. Aug. 25" cds, the latest known use of this briefly employed datestamp (July 23-August 25, 1870), San Francisco cds and circle of wedges duplex on back, flap tear, still choice and Very Fine, very rare, ex Adm. Harris

E. 1,500-2,000
7,750
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3226°
c
1864, 2c Rose Vermilion, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (31b). Bottom right half tied by purple "Kahului Maui" rimmed double-circle with unreadable date, on buff cover to the Maui Soda Works, slightly reduced at left and some wear, still Fine, scarce non-philatelic usage

E. 300-400
425
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3227°
c
1864, 2c Rose Vermilion, Half Used as 1c (31b). Vertical left half tied by bold "Sprecklesville Maui. H.I. Mar. 8, 1893" rimmed cds in purple, on yellow cover mailed locally to "Camp No. 5"; slightly reduced at left, Very Fine

E. 300-400
425
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3228°
c
1866, 5c Blue (32). Tied by light target on yellow cover to New York, purple "Kohala, Hawaii Jun. 9, 1883" rimmed double-circle and red "Honolulu Hawaii Jun. 13" cds, forwarded to New Haven, Conn. with United States 1879 3c Green (207) tied by partial "New York Jul. 20" 1883 duplex with second full strike also canceling 5c, reverse with San Francisco cds in red, "C/7-16-83/ N.Y." cds and New Haven receiving postmark, Very Fine, colorful usage

E. 500-600
1,600
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3229°
c
1866, 5c Blue (32). Tied by segmented cork cancel on cover to New York, corner card of "Finance Department./Collector Generals Office.", reverse with magenta San Francisco cds and New York datestamps, opening tears at left, otherwise Fine

E. 100-150
240
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3230°
c
1866, 5c Blue (32). Horizontal pair, tied by fancy segmented target on double-rate 1883 cover to Boston and forwarded to "(Prattville) Chelsea", red "Honolulu Hawaii Jan. 26" cds, with ms. ship endorsement, "Per `Kalahaua'"; light edge wear, Fine

E. 100-150
250
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3231°
c
1871, 6c Yellow Green (33). Tied by fancy segmented target, an exceptionally nice strike on small white envelope to South Montville, Me., red "G.P.O./HAWN.ISLDS/PAID ALL/7-1-76/A" in circle, magenta "San Francisco Paid All Jul. 23" cds, some fingerprints slightly affecting red cds, still Very Fine, very pretty usage

E. 150-200
260
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3232°
c
1871, 6c Yellow Green (33). Tied by fancy segmented target on orange cvoer to Auburndale, Mass., red rimless "Honolulu H.I. Paid All. Nov. 6, 1877" postmark neatly struck, partly struck San Francisco cds in carmine, blue merchant's datestamp on back of Castle & Cooke, Very Fine

E. 150-200
475
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3233°
c
1871, 6c Yellow Green (33). Canceled by light target in black on cover to former Chief Justice Elisha Allen in Bangor Maine, dull purple "Honolulu, H.I. Paid All Sep. 27, 1880" cds, purple San Francisco backstamp, blind embossed imprint of Bancroft & Co. - the San Francisco supplier of the laid paper used in the 1864 printing of the Numerals, flap with crown and "I", perf toning, cover opened at top with flap removed for display, Fine

E. 150-200
150
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3234°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3234, 1864-91 Royal Portraits Issues (On Cover)1871, 6c Yellow Green (33), 1871, 6c Yellow Green (33)1871, 6c Yellow Green (33). Horizontal pair, tied by large targets on illustrated advertising cover for hardware, in black on yellow, to San Francisco, red "G.P.O./HAWN.ISLDS/PAID ALL/11-12-75" in circle, magenta "San Francisco Cal. Paid All Nov. 21" cds; some paper loss from insect erosion but worthy of restoration and otherwise Fine. Illustrated covers for Hawaiian companies - even the simplest of designs - are very scarce

E. 150-200
450
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3235°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3235, 1864-91 Royal Portraits Issues (On Cover)1871, 18c Dull Rose (34), 1871, 18c Dull Rose (34)1871, 18c Dull Rose (34). Horizontal pair, tied by neat "Honolulu, H.I. Jul. 2, 1896" duplex on locally used cover, scattered toned spots, Fine

E. 150-200
450
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3236°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3236, 1864-91 Royal Portraits Issues (On Cover)1875, 2c Brown (35), 1875, 2c Brown (35)1875, 2c Brown (35). Tied by fancy target and "Genl. Post Office Honolulu, H.I. Apr. 2, 1877" rimless datestamp on Department of Interior cover to the Reverend Sereno Edwards Bishop on Maui, imprint at top "On His Majesty's Service.", pencil docketing indicates this was from Minister of Finance John Mott Smith, Very Fine

E. 200-250
850
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3237°
c
1875, 2c Brown (35). Horizontal strip of three, tied by light strikes of target with three tiny circles and red "G.P.O./HAWH.ISLDS/PAID ALL/4-19 70" in circle, on cover to New Haven, Conn., magenta San Francisco cds at left; cover with tiny corner nick at bottom right from opening, otherwise Very Fine

E. 150-200
230
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3238°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3238, 1864-91 Royal Portraits Issues (On Cover)1882, 1c Blue (37), 1882, 1c Blue (37)1882, 1c Blue (37). Horizontal strip of five, tied by three different cancels on cover to Montclair, New Jersey, "Haiku Maui" double-circle without date, "Honolulu H.I. Jun. 8" cds and fancy segmented target, reverse with magenta San Francisco cds, Newark and Montclair N.J. datestamps, the former with 1884 year date, opened at top, Very FIne

E. 150-200
675
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3239°
c
1882, 5c Ultramarine (39). Horizontal pair, each with target cancel, tied between perfs on cover to Lynn. Mass. with United States 1884 10c Red Brown, Postage Due (J19) at left, clear "Honolulu H.I. Apr. 7, 1888" cds, two different due markings and 10c with faint strike of barred oval, corner card of "Government El. Light"; edge wear and folded at center, still Fine and attractive, U.S. Large Numeral postage dues used on covers from Hawaii are extremely rare

E. 750-1,000
2,100
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3240°
c
1882, 5c Ultramarine (39). Two, each on separate cover from Honolulu to U.S., cancels include target (1887) and barred oval (1890), Very Fine

E. 100-150
230
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3241°
c
1882, 5c Ultramarine (39). Two, one tied by three-ring target on 1887 cover to the Anheuser-Busch Co. in St. Louis, Mo., clear "Honolulu H.I. Jun. 1" cds, reverse with "San Francisco Paid All" in bright carmine, light strike of blue oval ds of MacFarland & Co. (a marking identified by some students as a forwarder's marking), ms. endorsement in corner, "per S.S. Alameda"; other is tied by 1890 duplex on U4 entire to Bremen with ms. "p. Farrallon" and "H.Hackfeld & Co./Honolulu, H.I." on back; small cover faults, Fine

E. 75-100
190
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3242°
c
1882, 15c Red Brown (41). Tied by three-ring target with tiny circles in center, on triple rate 1882 cover to Carthage, Ill., partial "Honolulu, H.I. Dec. 30" cds, magenta San Francisco cds on reverse; edge faults and stains, still a scarce single usage of the 15c

E. 100-150
290
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3243°
c
1883, 1c Green (42). Tied by partial three-ring target on cover to Rockford, Ill., with ms. "Due 1c" and "T/5/CENTIMES", clear "Honolulu H.I. Jul. 29, 1887" cds; cover lightly creased vertically, Very Fine

E. 100-150
350
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3244°
c
1886, 2c Rose (43, two). Tied together by blue "Lihue, Kauai Sep. 17, 1890" cds on locally used cover, small cover tear at top, Fine and attractive

E. 100-125
200
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3245°
c
1886, 2c Rose, Vertical Half Used as 1c (43 var). Left half tied by purple "Spreckelsville, Maui, H.I. Apr. 7, 1893" rimmed cds on unsealed yellow cover to Kahului, toning in perf tips otherwise Very Fine

E. 100-150
325
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3246°
c
1891, 2c Dull Violet (52). Well-centered, teid by "Honolulu, H.I. Jul. 28, 1892" duplex to Kohala, light strike of receiving cds, bold strike of purple datestamp of Castle & Cooke which is repeated on back, Very Fine and choice

E. 75-100
350
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3247°
c
1891, 2c Dull Violet, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (52 var). Tied by bold purple "Spreckelsville, Maui, H.I. Sep. 1, 1893" rimmed cds on local cover, cover slightly reduced at left, mild toning around perfs, otherwise Very Fine

E. 150-200
525
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3248°
c
1890, 5c Deep Indigo (52C). Well-centered, tied by target and bold purple "Heeia Oahu" rimmed double-circle ds on 6 x 4-3/4 in. cover, possibly an intra-city usage, though the Heeia circle may only be a receiving handstamp, no flap, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
375
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3249°
c
1890, 5c Deep Indigo (52C). Well-centered, tied by partial Honolulu duplex dated Feb. 14, 1896 on small neat cover (unsealed) to San Francisco, Very Fine

500
400
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