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Sale 811 — 1999 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 15 May, 1999

Category — U.S. Possessions

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
269
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 269, U.S. PossessionsCANAL ZONE, 1962, 4c Thatcher Ferry Bridge, Silver Bridge Omitted (157a), CANAL ZONE, 1962, 4c Thatcher Ferry Bridge, Silver Bridge Omitted (157a)CANAL ZONE, 1962, 4c Thatcher Ferry Bridge, Silver Bridge Omitted (157a). Position 17, Mint N.H.

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE THATCHER FERRY BRIDGE ERROR. ONLY ONE SHEET OF FIFTY WAS EVER DISCOVERED.

Accompanied by normal stamp in plate block of four for comparison

7,000
7,500
270
c
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 270, U.S. PossessionsGUAM, 1899, 1c-$1.00 1899 Issue, 10c Blue, Special Delivery (1-8, 10-12, E1), GUAM, 1899, 1c-$1.00 1899 Issue, 10c Blue, Special Delivery (1-8, 10-12, E1)GUAM, 1899, 1c-$1.00 1899 Issue, 10c Blue, Special Delivery (1-8, 10-12, E1). Each stamp tied by purple "AGANA, GUAM" handstamp on cover to Saipan, German Mariana Islands, matching "Dec. 24 1900" handstamp, neat "Saipan 1/1 01 Marianen" receiving backstamp, fresh colors, some cover toning near $1.00 stamp, otherwise Very Fine, an attractive and colorful mixed franking, with 1978 P.F. certificate

E. 2,500-3,500
0
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271°
 
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 271, U.S. PossessionsHAWAII, 1857, 5c on 13c Dark Red (7), HAWAII, 1857, 5c on 13c Dark Red (7)HAWAII, 1857, 5c on 13c Dark Red (7). Large even margins, neatly cancelled by San Francisco circular datestamp, faint horizontal crease and slight thinning, Extremely Fine appearance, a beautiful-appearing example of the rare 5c provisional overprint, with 1997 P.F. certificate

9,000
3,750
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272°
og
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 272, U.S. PossessionsHAWAII, 1893, 10c Red Brown, Red Overprint Error (61B), HAWAII, 1893, 10c Red Brown, Red Overprint Error (61B)HAWAII, 1893, 10c Red Brown, Red Overprint Error (61B). Position 19 showing heavily inked impression of the overprint, original gum, h.r., centered to top as are virtually all known examples

A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT RED OVERPRINT ERROR. ONLY ONE SHEET OF FIFTY WAS ISSUED.

Most of the original sheet of fifty was bought by dealer J. H. Makins in 1901, probably on behalf of Henry J. Crocker. The San Francisco earthquake is said to have destroyed eight of the fifty.

With "W.H.C" (Colson) backstamp

15,000
5,250
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273
c
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 273, U.S. PossessionsHAWAII, 1894, 5c Rose Lake (76), HAWAII, 1894, 5c Rose Lake (76)HAWAII, 1894, 5c Rose Lake (76). Used with U.S. 10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3), Hawaiian stamp tied by "Honolulu H.I. Dec. 8, 1894" duplex datestamp on cover to San Francisco, despite effort to leave Special Delivery stamp uncancelled at Honolulu, the corner tied by Honolulu duplex, both stamps also tied by "San Francisco Cal. Dec. 15" postmark, violet H. Hackfield & Co. sender's backstamp, receiving and timeclock backstamps, light file folds at left clear of all stamps and markings

VERY FINE. AN INCREDIBLY RARE MIXED FRANKING OF HAWAIIAN POSTAGE AND THE U.S. SPECIAL DELIVERY STAMP, ESPECIALLY WITH BOTH STAMPS TIED BY THE HAWAIIAN POSTMARK.

A similar usage with Scott E1 and 5c Royal Portrait issues realized $4,400 in the Honolulu Advertiser sale. Ex Schoendorf

E. 3,000-4,000
2,600
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274°
c
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 274, U.S. Possessions65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Blocks of four, each on separate cover and tied by "Honolulu Hawaii May 2, 1930" duplex cancels on oversize flown covers addressed to Hawaii, each with red and purple cachets and each also with Friedrichschafen backstamps, the 65c with pencil ms. "Via Lakehurst, N.J. to Germany and return", some toning spots

VERY FINE AND CHOICE SET OF COVERS FROM THE ONLY KNOWN DISPATCH OF HAWAIIAN ZEPPELIN MAIL.

Scott Retail for blocks off cover $4,700.00

E. 4,000-5,000
5,250
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275
nh
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 275, U.S. Possessions, PHILIPPINES, 1939, 2c Rose, "WEALTH COMMON-" Overprint Error (433b). Unexploded booklet containing four panes, each with bottom left stamp showing the error, Mint N.H. with interleaving, booklet cover free of creases near staples

VERY FINE. AN EXTRAORDINARY COMPLETE BOOKLET CONTAINING ONE OF THE RAREST ERRORS OF THE PHILIPPINES.

Scott Retail as four panes

16,000
8,500
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