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Sale 769 — The Honolulu Advertiser Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 7 November, 1995

Category — United States Stamps Used To and From Hawaii

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2191°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2191, United States Stamps Used To and From Hawaii3c Orange Brown, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (10var.), 3c Orange Brown, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (10var.)3c Orange Brown, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (10var.). Upper left diagonal half, uncanceled, excellent impression and bright color, on homemade wrapper as found in the Baldwin-Alexander correspondence, with ms. "1 Newspaper" and addressed to Miss Abigail C. Baldwin at Mt. Holyoke Seminary, South Hadley, Mass.; scattered toning, still Fine, very rare usage and possible unique with an Orange Brown. Like many missionary children, Abigail Baldwin returned to the United States to continue her education. Her brother, Henry P., later formed an important partnership in the sugar industry with another missionary's son, Samuel Alexander (who married Abigail). A typed note on the back of this wrapper by Bruce Cartwright states he acquired it from a descendant of hers ("Miss Abigail C. Baldwin was his grand-aunt") in 1921. Other examples from this correspondence are known and may have contained issues of The Polynesian. As the newspaper rate from the Islands was 2c, the balance was either paid in cash, or this may have been prepared after October 1, 1852, with the intention of mailing it in the U.S. and taking advantage of the new printed matter rates

E. 1,000-1,500
750
2192°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2192, United States Stamps Used To and From Hawaii3c Rose Red (11), 3c Rose Red (11)3c Rose Red (11). Horizontal strip of four, large margins to slightly in, tied by two strikes of "San Francisco Cal. 16 Jul." cds on light buff cover to James Alexander while at Williams College in Massachusetts, clear red "Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Jun. 16" cds at left. Original four-page enclosure is from the Reverend William Patterson Alexander, a member of the Fifth Company of missionaries. Datelined "Honolulu June 16th 1855", he writes (in part): "Great changes have taken place in Oahu College this month. The president gave notice that believing there were elements in the institution which would hinder its development he should resign at the close of his official year. This lead to a series of matters which at length brought out the expression of the opinion of -4/5s of the trustees, that they considered Mr. Dole's permanence as professor unfavorable to the prosperity of Oahu college. Mr. Dole accordingly has resigned & Mr. George Beckwith has been elected to fill his place. I hope he will accept. Mrs. Kinney also has been elected to take charge of a primary department there & be a mother to the children. She has accepted. I hope the school will go on ever more prosperous....Paki, the large old high chief father in law of Mr. Charles Bishop died yesterday morning. I am sorry to hear he died interstate & will leave his great estate exposed to the quirks of lawyers." etc.; cover with edge wear including corner nick, Fine and very scarce. In an advertisement on July 20, 1855, Mr. Whitney gave notice to his customers that "...it is desirable that all letters for the United States should be prepaid, by stamps, which can be procured at this office. Twelve cents in American stamps and five cents in Hawaiian stamps..." He was probably out of the latter at the time of this mailing, ex Ostheimer

E. 1,000-1,500
2,000
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2193°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2193, United States Stamps Used To and From Hawaii10c Green, Ty. I, 1c Blue, Ty. II (13, 7), 10c Green, Ty. I, 1c Blue, Ty. II (13, 7)10c Green, Ty. I, 1c Blue, Ty. II (13, 7). Horizontal pairs, each with margins to just in one side, tied by "San Francisco Cal. 5 May" postmarks on double-rate cloth-lined cover to Brooklyn, N.Y., faint strike of Honolulu cds (April 8) indicating U.S. postage paid; this probably sailed on the Fanny Major, arriving in San Francisco April 28, 1857, Fine and very scarce, signed Ashbrook

E. 1,500-2,000
6,250
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2194°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2194, United States Stamps Used To and From Hawaii10c Green, Ty. II, III (14 pair; 15), 10c Green, Ty. II, III (14 pair; 15)10c Green, Ty. II, III (14 pair; 15). Full margins except left stamp in pair barely touched one spot, tied by grids and "Bangor Me. Jul. 3" cds on triple-rate yellow cover to Elisha H. Allen, successor to W.L. Lee as chief justice, in Honolulu; July 3, 1857 docketing at left; right stamp with faint corner crease, cover slightly reduced at right, Fine and attractive

E. 600-800
850
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2195°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2195, United States Stamps Used To and From Hawaii10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Full to large margins, tied by light strike of "Watertown, N.Y. Jan. 1" cds on cover to the Reverend Sereno Edwards Bishop in Lahaina; stamp with small scissor cut in margin, Fine and very scarce, ex Jessup, Haas

E. 200-250
425
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2196°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2196, United States Stamps Used To and From Hawaii10c Green, Ty. III (15, three), 10c Green, Ty. III (15, three)10c Green, Ty. III (15, three). Each with four margins, tied by grids and "Bangor Me. Sep. 18" cds on cloth-lined triple-rate cover to Chief Justice Elisha Allen in Honolulu, 1857 docketing, pencil notes on back appear to be synopsis of the contents (four sheets): "page 4 - Fight of school boys - & Crosby sent to jail," etc., cover with natural bleach marks affecting top margin of left stamp, Fine

E. 300-400
525
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2197°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2197, United States Stamps Used To and From Hawaii12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Large margins to clear, tied by "San Francisco Cal. 20 May" cds on folded cover to Rushville, N.Y., with bold red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid May 1" cds. This probably sailed on the Yankee in 1856; stamp with small tear and gum toning, lettersheet with internal reinforcement at folds causing stains; very scarce single use of the 12c 1851

E. 1,000-1,500
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2198°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2198, United States Stamps Used To and From Hawaii12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Large margins to cutting at left & bottom, placed - uncanceled - over a red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Sep. 8" cds on small cover to Marlborough, Mass. (Goodale correspondence), stamp partly lifted to show offset of cds on back, confirming this was placed on by the Honolulu postmaster, indicating payment of the 10c rate to the U.S. + 2c ship fee; whether this entered the mails in San Francisco cannot be determined. Since at a glance the stamp appears canceled, this may have been enough to convince a U.S. post office clerk to leave it be; Fine and interesting single usage of the 12c 1851, ex Twigg-Smith

E. 750-1,000
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2199°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2199, United States Stamps Used To and From Hawaii1c Blue, Ty. V (24), 1c Blue, Ty. V (24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Single, small faults, tied by "San Francisco Cal. Mar. 18, 1859" cds on folded wrapper to Melbourne, Australia and missent to Oahu. Endorsed, "per `Tuisco'" This most likely ended up with mail intended for the Sandwich Islands and was postmarked with a red "Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands" (partially clear strike with what appears to be an April date), marked "2" for the ship fee due the captain; the clerk then realized his error, wrote "Missent" at left, and turned it back over to the Tuisco. On back is a red Melbourne October datestamp and ms. "1" (d) credit (the ms. "148" on the front was probably a filing number of the recipient or the Melbourne P.O.); some minor foxing, Fine - an intriguing and very rare usage. In the Postal Regulations and Laws published in 1857 the Post Office Department lists a 1c pamphlet rate to Australia by private ship out of New York or Boston. Whatever this folded wrapper contained, the San Francisco office considered it properly paid; ex Haas

E. 1,000-1,500
3,000
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2200°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2200, United States Stamps Used To and From Hawaii1c Blue, Ty. V, 10c Green, Ty. V (24, 35), 1c Blue, Ty. V, 10c Green, Ty. V (24, 35)1c Blue, Ty. V, 10c Green, Ty. V (24, 35). Vertical pair of first, tied by two strikes of "San Francisco Cal. Jan. 25, 1861" cds on buff cover from Hawaii to Brooklyn, N.Y., paying 10c transcontinental rate + 2c ship fee, red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Dec. 21" cds; vertical file fold to right of 10c, Very Fine, choice and rare usage, ex Harris, Krug

E. 3,000-4,000
5,250
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2201°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2201, United States Stamps Used To and From Hawaii3c Dull Red (26), 3c Dull Red (26)3c Dull Red (26). Horizontal strip of four, small faults, tied by two bold strikes of "San Francisco Cal. Feb. 15, 1861" cds on cover to Alexandria, Va., red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Jan. 30" cds at left, Very Fine usage

E. 1,000-1,500
1,800
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2202°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2202, United States Stamps Used To and From Hawaii3c Dull Red (26), 3c Dull Red (26)3c Dull Red (26). Vertical strip of four, tied by single messy pen stroke on cover to Perry, Maine, red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Nov. 9" cds and "San Francisco Cal. Nov. 28, 1861" double-circle, endorsed "Speedwell" and with a ms. "Forwarded" at far right, though there is no indication as to what this refers to; flap faults, Fine, late use of the 1857 Issue

E. 1,000-1,500
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2203°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2203, United States Stamps Used To and From Hawaii5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Vertical pair, tied by "Brunswick Me. Jul. 8, 1859" on cover to "Mr. Benjiman F. Morse/Honolula Sandwich Is./To the care of the American Consul", endorsed "Ship Elvia & Ella" in corner; cover with mended nick at bottom right, top stamp with pulled perf at top, Fine, rare use of the Brick Red

E. 400-500
900
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2204°
c
10c Green, Ty. III (33). Horizontal strip of three, nicely centered, tied by two strikes of "Bangor Me. May 16" postmarks on large triple-rate cover to Chief Justice Elisha H. Allen in Honolulu, stain in corner, far from stamps, Fine

E. 200-300
475
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2205°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2205, United States Stamps Used To and From Hawaii10c Green, Ty. V, 3c Dull Red (35, 26), 10c Green, Ty. V, 3c Dull Red (35, 26)10c Green, Ty. V, 3c Dull Red (35, 26). Vertical strip of four of the latter, tied by three strikes of "San Francisco Cal. Feb. 18, 1861" cds on double-rate orange cover to New York, reduced at left into red Honolulu cds, 3c stamp at far right defective, still an attractive usage, signed Ashbrook

E. 600-800
600
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2206°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2206, United States Stamps Used To and From Hawaii12c Black (36), 12c Black (36)12c Black (36). Tied by "San Francisco Cal. May 1861" cds on light buff cover to Boston, red "Honolulu U.S." Postage Apr. 15" cds, edge wear, stamp with perfs trimmed at right before use and two tiny nicks, Fine appearance and rare

E. 1,000-1,500
0
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2207°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2207, United States Stamps Used To and From Hawaii3c Rose Pink (64b), 3c Rose Pink (64b)3c Rose Pink (64b). Horizontal pair, placed over red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid" cds (probably Nov. 23rd) and tied by bold "San Francisco Cal. Dec. 5, 1861" double-circle ds on cover to Boston; right stamp with some toning and creased from placement at edge, Fine, unusual usage with balance of U.S. postage and ship fee paid in cash

E. 400-500
525
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2208°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2208, United States Stamps Used To and From Hawaii3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Horizontal pair, each with "W" in manuscript of Weston, Mass., right one tying, on double-rate cover from Hawaii to Weston, Mass., readdressed to Boston, red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Jan. 21" cds, area at left indicates this contained a single stamp which probably fell off in transit (docketing at left partly runs into space where the stamp was), "San Francisco Cal. Feb. 10, 1864" double circle ds and blue "Weston Mass. Mar. 9" cds, Boston receiving datestamp on back flap, edge wear and slightly reduced at left, Fine, a rare instance of a U.S. fancy cancel on Hawaiian mail and an unusual example of the Weston quill pen cancel on a multiple

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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2209°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2209, United States Stamps Used To and From Hawaii3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Vertical strip of four, placed slightly over "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Nov. 23" red cds on oblong cover to Davenport, Iowa, strip tied by two bold strikes of "San Francisco Cal. Dec. 5, 1861" double-circle ds; top pair with small nicks, cover opened at sides, Fine appearance, very scarce multiple; this cover is from the same mailing as the previous lot, but shows full payment in stamps of the U.S. rate and ship fee

E. 500-600
525
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2210°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2210, United States Stamps Used To and From Hawaii10c Green (68), 10c Green (68)10c Green (68). Single placed over red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid" (date covered) on cover to North Brookfield, Mass. and canceled by San Francisco cogwheel, double strike of "San Francisco Cal. Aug. 11, 1864" double-circle ds. Mailed during the period when the rate to the U.S. was 5c Hawaiian postage, U.S. 3c + 2c ship fee, the 10c stamp may have been intended to represent payment of all postage - a rare occurence; light soiling and slightly reduced at right, Fine

E. 750-1,000
650
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2211°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2211, United States Stamps Used To and From Hawaii12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Well-centered, small perf flaws in top right corner, canceled by clear cogwheel cancel on cover paying the 10c rate + 2c ship fee, to New York with red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Nov. 15" cds and "San Francisco Cal. Dec. 2, 1862" double-circle ds, Hawaiian postage paid in cash; slightly reduced at left, just into postmark, corner nick at top left, Fine and very scarce, with Ashbrook notes on back

E. 750-1,000
675
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2212°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2212, United States Stamps Used To and From Hawaii10c Green, 3c Rose (68, 65), 10c Green, 3c Rose (68, 65)10c Green, 3c Rose (68, 65). Vertical pair of the former, two singles of the latter, tied by target cancels on cover to Hartlepool, England, red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Jun. 28" cds and "San Francisco Cal. Jul. 18, 1866" double-circle ds, red New York exchange cds and faint London Paid cds, corner card at upper right for the U.S. Consulate at Honolulu; few toned perfs and cover with light edge wear, Fine and rare

E. 2,000-3,000
4,500
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2213°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2213, United States Stamps Used To and From Hawaii12c Black, 5c Brown (69, 76), 12c Black, 5c Brown (69, 76)12c Black, 5c Brown (69, 76). Tied together by bold target cancel of San Francisco on cover to the Postmaster General at Halifax, Nova Scotia, from Hawaii, paying the 15c treaty rate for over-3,000 miles plus the 2c ship fee, red lozenge handstamp "FROM GENL. POST OFFICE/PER/Mail/via U.States/HONOLULU, HAWAII IDS." and matching "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Dec. 27" cds, bold "San Francisco Cal. Jan. 23, 1865" double-circle ds, no backstamps; stamps with some toning around perfs and 5c with tiny creasing in top margin from placement near edge of cover, still Very Fine, a beautiful and very rare usage, one of the highlights of the collection

E. 3,000-4,000
17,000
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2214°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2214, United States Stamps Used To and From Hawaii2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Well-centered vertical pair, tied by targets on unsealed cover to San Francisco with red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Jan. 22" cds and "San Francisco Cal. Feb. 15" double-circle ds (second lighter also ties pair), paying the drop rate + ship fee; a few nibbed perfs, still remarkably choice, Extremely Fine

E. 3,000-4,000
16,500
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2215°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2215, United States Stamps Used To and From Hawaii5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Nicely centered with attractive color, tied by cogwheel cancel on cover to Davenport, Iowa and originally postmarked with a black "Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Jul. 11" cds, ms. "Chg. G.E.B./P.M. Haiku" from G.E. Beckwith (Warren Goodale's brother-in-law and manager of Castle & Cooke's Haiku sugar plantation) may explain the attempt to send this unpaid, though there is a second strike - the red Honolulu "U.S. Postage-Paid" cds dated July 14th, clear "San Francisco Cal. Aug. 5, 1864" double-circle ds to its left, with ms. note indicating this was not answered until January 5, 1865; light soiling, Fine, very unusual usage, ex Emerson, Krug

E. 750-1,000
950
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2216°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2216, United States Stamps Used To and From Hawaii5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Centered to right, just tied by cog cancel on orange cover to Bakersville, Conn., paying the proper rate which included the 2c ship fee, red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Oct. 30" cds and "San Francisco Cal. Nov. 19" double-circle ds, the cover also shows a faint impression of a pair of 5c Numerals; cover slightly reduced at left with tear at bottom, stamp with small faults, Fine, scarce single usage

E. 750-1,000
625
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2217°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2217, United States Stamps Used To and From Hawaii5c Brown, F. Grill (95), 5c Brown, F. Grill (95)5c Brown, F. Grill (95). Horizontal pair, centered to top and right, tied by quartered cork cancels on cover to North Bridgewater, Mass., the speed of the crossing and the rate indicating this was carried by a steam service ship, clear "Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Jan. 4" cds and small "San Francisco Cal. Jan. 16" cds with 2nd faint strike canceling pair; light soiling, cover with clipped corner at upper left, barely touching rim of Honolulu cds - easily restorable, Fine appearance, rare use of the 1867 grills, ex Emerson, Harris

E. 500-600
400
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2218°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2218, United States Stamps Used To and From Hawaii2c Vermilion (178), 2c Vermilion (178)2c Vermilion (178). Horizontal pair, well-centered, canceled two strikes by fancy segmented target, from Honolulu (used 1876-1883), Very Fine

E. 100-150
200
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2219°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2219, United States Stamps Used To and From Hawaii1c Columbian (230), 1c Columbian (230)1c Columbian (230). Tied by "Honolulu H.I. Dec. 4, 1894" duplex struck twice on 1c Black on Buff message card (UY1r) to Rock Falls, Ill. with note from Mr. Atwater of the Postal Bureau regarding an order of stamps, San Francisco transit, Fine

E. 100-150
850
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2220°
c
2c Carmine (267). Tied by "Honolulu Sep. 14, 1898" duplex on small cover to Rockland, Me. with purple handstamp, "U.S.F. PHILADELPHIA, 2ND RATE." at top left; cover slightly reduced at bottom, Fine and unusual

E. 75-100
120
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2221°
c
2c Carmine (267). Tied by "Honolulu H.I Nov. 14, 1898" duplex on cover to Onconta, N.Y. from a member of the 1st N.Y. volunteers corner card at left reads "ARMY DEPARTMENT/OF/YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION,/HONOLULU, H.I., U.S.A.", Very Fine

E. 50-75
125
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2222°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2222, United States Stamps Used To and From Hawaii2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Tied by "Honolulu Sept. 6, 1898" duplex on Spanish-American War patriotic ("Remember the Maine") to Monticello, Ill. ms. "Soldiers Letter," which allowed this to be mailed at the 2c domestic rate, endorsement from a member of the 1st Reg. Nebraska Vols. at Camp Otis in Honolulu; some edge wear and small tear at right, Fine and scarce

E. 200-250
260
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2223°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2223, United States Stamps Used To and From Hawaii5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Tied by "Honolulu H.I. Feb. 16, 1899" duplex on advertising cover for the Hotel del Coronado, Coronado Beach, Cal., and addressed to that hotel, text of ad in blue with silver underscoring; stamp with tiny faults, text at bottom with small piece out, Fine appearance, rare use of the Trans-Mississippi issue, ex Ishikawa

E. 100-150
270
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2224°
c
2c Green on White (U311). Entire used to Kingston, N.Y. with "Hilo, Hawaii Nov. 14 98" double circle ds struck twice, additional Honolulu postmark, corner card at left converted to soldier's endorsement (cut into), Fine

E. 100-125
100
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