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Sale 769 — The Honolulu Advertiser Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 7 November, 1995

Category — 1893 Provisional Government Issue, Black Overprint (Scott 65-73)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3341°
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2c Rose Vermilion, Black Ovpt., No Period after "GOVT" (65a). T. sheet margin block of ten, Pos. 6 the error, o.g., nine stamps Mint, natural gum wrinkle in two, faint diagonal crease in one, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

775
300
3342°
ogbl
2c Rose Vermilion, Black Ovpt., No Period after "GOVT" (65a). Horizontal block of ten, B.L. stamp the error, one stamp few toned perfs, left stamps couple short perfs, one pinhole, internal gum wrinkle affecting two stamps, Fine appearance

775
230
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3343°
ogbl
2c Rose Vermilion, Black Ovpt., No Period after "GOVT" (65a). Top left margin block, B.L. stamp the error, o.g., hinge-reinforced, Fine-Very Fine

375
375
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3344°
og
2c Rose Vermilion, Black Ovpt., No Period After "GOVT" (65a). Unused, overprint shifted to left resulting in split overprint, light h.r., one nibbed perf, otherwise Fine

225
575
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3345°
og
2c Rose Vermilion, Black Ovpt. (65). Three misplaced overprints, showing split overprint, missing year date, and offset on back, o.g., few trivial flaws, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

E. 150-200
650
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3346°
ogbl
2c Rose Vermilion, Black Ovpt. (65). Block with part imprint at right, Pos. 19-20, 24-25, showing nicked "G" in Pos. 19 and broken serif on "T" in Pos. 24, well-centered, o.g., Very Fine

250
375
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3347°
ogbl
2c Rose Vermilion, Black Ovpt. (65). Block, o.g., h.r., rich color, Very Fine

250
240
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3348°
ogbl
2c Rose Vermilion, Black Ovpt. (65). Block, well-centered, o.g., h.r., brilliant color, Very Fine

250
210
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3349°
ogbl
2c Rose Vermilion, Black Ovpt. (65). Top right margin block, o.g., bottom pair Mint, Fine-Very Fine

250
220
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3350°
ogbl
2c Rose Vermilion, Black Ovpt. (65). Block, o.g., Mint, light crease in top pair, Fine

250
80
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3351°
ogbl
2c Rose Vermilion, Black Ovpt. (65). Block, o.g., bottom right few short perfs, others Fine

250
80
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3352°
ogbl
2c Rose Vermilion, Black Ovpt. (65). Top right margin block of six, h.r. in top strip, top left stamp with pinhole, Fine

350
80
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3353°
ogbl
2c Rose Vermilion, Black Ovpt. (65). Horizontal block of fifteen with part left and right imprints, o.g., Mint, natural gum crease, affect four stamps, Fine-Very Fine

850
425
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3354°
 
2c Rose Vermilion, Black Ovpt. (65). Sixteen used stamps, nearly all with town cancels, some in purple, some tiny faults, Fine-Very Fine, attractive lot

880
950
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3355°
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2c Rose Vermilion, Black Ovpt. (65). Vertical block of six, neat Spreckelsville cds, Very Fine

410
450
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3356°
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2c Rose, Double Black Ovpt. (66a). Horizontal pair, wide straight edge at right, o.g., Fine and extremely rare multiple of this error, unlisted as a pair in Scott, value for two singles

5,000
4,000
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3357°
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6c Green, Black Overprint Error (66C). Left margin block of four with bit of imprint, Positions 11-12/16-17, large part original gum, h.r., selvage with slip affixed with embossed seal and note, "Genuine, Jos. M. Oat., P.M. Genl.", a few perf separations between top left stamp and others

THE ONLY RECORDED BLOCK OF THE 6-CENT PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT OVERPRINT ERROR WITH THE PART IMPRINT AND POSTMASTER'S SEAL

Our survey of major Hawaiian collections and auction sales produced only two blocks of this error: the ex-Tows and Ishikawa block and this block with part imprint.

Ex Atherton. Listed but unpriced in Scott (value for four singles is $50,000.00)

E. 50,000-75,000
50,000
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3358°
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6c Green, Black Overprint Error (66C). Pos. 6, part o.g., small natural gum creases, Fine and rare, ex Ostheimer, with 1963 P.F. certificate

12,500
9,750
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3359°
 
6c Green, Black Overprint Error (66C). Pos. 29, tied by partial Kahului double-circle datestamp on small piece, some thinning of the piece from removal from page, with tiny spot affecting stamp, Very Fine appearance, one of four known used examples, of which only two have been plated, ex Hind

17,500
27,000
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3360°
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10c Vermilion, Double Black Ovpt. (Formerly 67a). Second overprint faint, part o.g., h.r., some gum toning including perf tips, otherwise Fine, ex Wilcox (1988 Scott $1,100.00)

E. 250-350
600
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3361°
 
10c Red Brown, Double Black Ovpt. (Formerly 68a). Used, second overprint clear, centered to top left, Very Good, listed in 1988 Scott but unpriced

E. 250-350
1,600
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3362°
og
12c Red Lilac, Black Ovpt. (69). Large part o.g., h.r., Very Fine

250
200
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3363°
og
12c Red Lilac, Black Ovpt. (69). Dried o.g., traces of double overprint 2mm above "Provisional," nicked at top, otherwise Fine

250
260
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3364°
og
12c Red Lilac, Black Ovpt. (69). With L. sheet margin, well-centered, h.r., vertical crease in selvage, appears Very Fine

250
210
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3365°
og
12c Red Lilac, Black Ovpt. (69). Unused, tiny crease in T.R. corner perf, Fine

250
140
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3366°
og
12c Red Lilac, Black Ovpt. (69). Vertical strip of three, Pos. 13/18/23, well-centered, o.g., bottom pair mint, Very Fine

750
950
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3367°
ogbl
12c Red Lilac, Black Ovpt. (69). Top left margin block, o.g., bottom pair Mint, one stamp thinned, one has toned spot on back, with Postmaster General's seal and signature attached, Very Fine appearance

1,100
475
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3368°
ogbl
12c Red Lilac, Black Ovpt. (69). Block, well-centered, o.g., single nibbed perf in one, otherwise Very Fine block

1,100
425
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3369°
ogbl
12c Red Lilac, Black Ovpt. (69). T.L. margin block, well-centered, disturbed o.g., one stamp blunted perf tip, minute thin in one, vertical crease in selvage, otherwise Very Fine

1,100
250
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3370°
ogbl
12c Red Lilac, Black Ovpt. (69). Block, well-centered, o.g., faint toning speck on U.R. stamp, Mint, fresh and beautiful, Very Fine

1,100
0
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3371°
ogbl
12c Red Violet, Black Ovpt. (69). Block, o.g., h.r., Fine-Very Fine

1,100
300
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3372°
ogbl
12c Red Lilac, Black Ovpt. (69). Block, Pos. 4-5, 9-10, dried o.g., Pos. 10 shows traces of double overprint, some perf separation, Fine-Very Fine

1,100
425
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3373°
ogbl
12c Red Lilac, Black Ovpt. (69). Block, Pos. 31-32, 36-37, o.g., h.r., three stamps show traces of double overprint 2mm above "Provisional," Fine

1,100
250
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3374°
 
12c Red Lilac, Black Ovpt. (69). Used, well-centered, negligible thin spot, Very Fine appearance

400
290
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3375°
 
12c Red Lilac, Black Ovpt. (69). Light purple cds, Fine

400
450
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3376°
 
12c Red Lilac, Black Ovpt. (69). Vertical pair, used, one stamp nicked corner and thin, other Fine

800
260
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3377°
og
15c Red Brown, Double Black Ovpt. (70a). Horizontal pair, o.g., h.r., right stamp has corner crease, couple slightly blunted perf tips and pencil notation on back, otherwise Very Fine and extremely rare pair

4,000
2,600
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3378°
og
15c Red Brown, Double Black Ovpt. (70a). Top imprint strip of five, overprint diagonal causing double overprint on left stamp, large part o.g., h.r., centered to bottom, two toned spots in last stamp, Fine and very exhibitable strip

2,000
2,100
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3379°
og
15c Red Brown, Double Black Ovpt. (70a). Left margin single with part imprint, second overprint struck diagonally and split, o.g., h.r., Very Fine and rare, ex Atherton

2,000
1,550
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3380°
og
15c Red Brown, Double Black Ovpt. (70a). Second overprint diagonal, part o.g., creased and nicked at bottom, Very Fine centering

2,000
325
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3381°
og
15c Red Brown, Black Ovpt. (70). Four, three with missing letters in overprint, one with part offset on back, small faults in two, others Fine

E. 200-250
1,400
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3382°
og
18c Dull Rose, Vertical Pair, One Without Black Ovpt. (71b). Pos. 4/9, large part o.g., some offset on back, Fine and rare

1,750
2,200
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3383°
og
18c Dull Rose, Double Black Ovpt. (71a). Horizontal pair, o.g., h.r., left perf tips with faint toning, Fine

600
240
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3384°
og
18c Dull Rose, Double Black Ovpt. (71a). Four stamps showing second overprint in degrees from faint to clear, incl. split, one is used, others part o.g., small faults, otherwise Fine lot

1,200
350
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3385°
ogbl
18c Dull Rose, Black Ovpt., No Period After "GOVT" (71c). Block, bottom left stamp the error, large part o.g., h.r., Fine-Very Fine

375
575
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3386°
og
18c Dull Rose, Black Ovpt., No Period After "GOVT" (71c). In pair with normal stamp, large part o.g., h.r., Fine

322
100
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3387°
og
18c Dull Rose, Black Ovpt., No Period After "GOVT" (71c). O.g., Fine

300
180
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3388°
 
18c Dull Rose, Black Ovpt., No Period After "GOVT" (71c). Used, pencil notation on back, Fine

300
110
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3389°
ogbl
18c Dull Rose, Black Ovpt. (71). Left margin block with part overprint applied diagonally, showing all or part of nine overprints, large part o.g., with hinge reinforcements, still a Fine-Very Fine, striking variety, ex Ishikawa

E. 500-600
2,900
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3390°
bl
18c Dull Rose, Black Ovpt. (71). Block of 15, used, one stamp pinhole, one h.r., one faint corner crease and toning spot, others Fine-Very Fine, handsome and rare multiple

595
400
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3391°
og
18c Dull Rose, Black Ovpt. (71 var). Study of nine mostly unused stamps, each with an overprint variety, incl. diagonal, split, parts only, missing letters, Fine-Very Fine, several ex Atherton

E. 300-400
1,250
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3392°
ogbl
50c Red, Black Ovpt., No Period After "GOVT" (72b). Block, B.L. stamp the error, T.L. stamp with broken "G", h.r., o.g., Fine

415
575
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3393°
og
50c Red, Black Ovpt. (72). Horizontal pair with sheet margin at R., overprint diagonal and strongly shifted to R., o.g., h.r., Fine

E. 300-400
800
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3394°
og
50c Red, Black Ovpt. (72). Three different partial overprints, showing missing and broken letters, large part o.g., h.r., two stamps show small perf toning, striking lot

E. 200-300
2,200
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3395°
ogbl
50c Red, Black Ovpt. (72). L. margin block with portion of postmaster's embossed seal, o.g., Fine

250
220
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3396°
ogbl
50c Red, Black Ovpt. (72). Bottom left margin block, o.g., one stamp abraided on front, toning shows through on one stamp and in selvage, otherwise Fine

250
100
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3397°
ogbl
50c Red, Black Ovpt. (72). Horizontal block of ten, pos. 26-30. 31-35 with part imprints, overprint shifted to bottom resulting in split overprints on each stamp, o.g., seven stamps Mint, minor perf separations hinge-reinforced, Fine-Very Fine

610
1,150
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3398°
ogbl
$1.00 Rose Red, Black Ovpt., No Period After "GOVT" (73a). Top left corner margin block, Pos. 1-2/6-7, Pos. 6 the error, large part o.g., h.r., Fine

675
650
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3399°
 
$1.00 Rose Red, Black Ovpt., No Period After "GOVT" (73a). Lightly struck purple target cancel, Very Fine, unpriced in used condition (1988 Scott $450.00)

E. 200-250
325
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3400°
 
$1.00 Rose Red, Black Ovpt., No Period After "GOVT" (73a). Purple target cancel, faint tiny crease in margin at top left, Very Fine appearance, unpriced in Scott

E. 200-250
350
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3401°
 
$1.00 Rose Red, Black Ovpt., No Period After "GOVT" (73a). Horizontal strip of four, left stamp the error, tied on small piece, Fine-Very Fine, unpriced in Scott

E. 400-500
950
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3402°
ogbl
$1.00 Rose Red, Black Ovpt. (73). Block, Pos. 31-32/36-37, part o.g., hr., some offset on back, top pair with two short perfs, otherwise Fine-Very Fine block from a late printing

450
600
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