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Sale 769 — The Honolulu Advertiser Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 7 November, 1995

Category — 1885 Special Despatch

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3803°
c
1885, 10c Black, Special Despatch Entire (UE1). Unused, Very Fine

225
0
3804°
c
1885, 10c Black, Special Despatch Entire (UE1). Unused, complete offset of 10c on inside of envelope, envelope opened up for display, Very Fine

E. 200-300
160
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3805°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3805, 1885 Special Despatch1885, 10c Black, Special Despatch Entire (UE1), 1885, 10c Black, Special Despatch Entire (UE1)1885, 10c Black, Special Despatch Entire (UE1). Used with 1893 10c Red Brown, Black Ovpt. (68) tied by dull violet target, and sent registered special delivery to Chicago, United States 1893 10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3) tied by purple "San Francisco Cal. Registered Dec. 13, 1893" cds which is repeated on back, red "Honolulu Hawaii Dec. 4, 1893" double-circle and matching registry and receipt markings, sealed tear at top into imprint and slightly reduced at left, light wear, still Fine, a unique usage and mixed franking. The "Special Despatch" envelopes were produced in 1885 but never placed on sale in the post office. Stored until 1893, the entire lot of 2,000 was purchased by J.T. Waterhouse, who sold them as souvenirs in his Honolulu store. The Scott catalog description, "Favor cancellations exist", is somehwat misleading, as a number did pass through the mails and were recognized as being valid for postage, though its specific use for special delivery on inter- and intra-island mail is doubtful. The 10c plus 10c combination here paid the 5c UPU rate, registry fee and 5c for return receipt. While the presence of the "Special Despatch" imprint was superfluous, the U.S. stamp properly paid the special delivery fee

E. 1,500-2,000
3,500
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3806°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3806, 1885 Special Despatch1885, 10c Black, Special Despatch Entire (UE1), 1885, 10c Black, Special Despatch Entire (UE1)1885, 10c Black, Special Despatch Entire (UE1). Registered, with 12c Black, Red Ovpt. (63) to Arlington Heights, Ohio, red "Honolulu Hawaii Apr. 13, 1894" double-circle ds and matching registry markings, reverse with appropriate J.T. Waterhouse blue oval datestamp (see lot 3805) and purple San Francisco datestamp, return address of C.V. Sturdevant, who may have left this with Mr. Waterhouse to mail, Very Fine, a philatelic usage with the 10c recognized as paying the registry rate

E. 500-600
1,050
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3807°
c
1885, 10c Black, Special Despatch Entire (UE1). Sent registered with 1894 5c Rose Lake (76) to Oakland, California, stamps canceled by red target, matching "Honolulu Hawaii Oct. 2, 1895" double-circle ds and matching "R", reverse with purple San Francisco double-circle ds and violet Oakland datestamp in three lines, slightly reduced at right, Fine and scarce - despite the odd status accorded this issue by Scott, the 10c was recognized here as paying the registry fee

E. 300-400
850
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3808°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3808, 1885 Special Despatch1885, 10c Black, Special Despatch Entire (UE1), 1885, 10c Black, Special Despatch Entire (UE1)1885, 10c Black, Special Despatch Entire (UE1). Canceled by bold "Honolulu, H.I. Jun. 13, 1894" duplex and addressed to Cincinnati, Ohio, reverse with San Francisco machine cancel and Cincinnati receiver, neatly opened at top, Very Fine

E. 300-400
700
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3809°
c
1885, 10c Black, Special Despatch Entire (UE1). Postmarked "Honolulu, H.I. Jul. 7, 1893" duplex and addressed to "A.G. Brown E./S.S. Peru", there is a ms. receiving mark on back which is not contemporary, few faint waterspots, Fine and rare, ex Ishikawa, with 1981 P.F. certificate noting that it is "genuinely cancelled by favor and used"

E. 400-500
650
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3810°
c
1885, 10c Black, Special Despatch Entire (UE1). Canceled by "Honolulu, H.I. Aug. 16, 1893" duplex cds and addressed locally, c/o J.T. Waterhouse, opened at left, Fine, an attractive example of a "favor" usage

E. 200-250
400
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