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Sale 931 — The Thurston Twigg-Smith Collection of Hawaii Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 March, 2007

Category — Spanish-American War

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4314
c
Sale Number 931, Lot Number 4314, Spanish-American War1899, 2c Rose (81), 1899, 2c Rose (81)1899, 2c Rose (81). Bright shade, tied by neat strike of "Honolulu H.I. Feb. 13, 1899" duplex datestamp and oval on bronze "U.S. Flagship Philadelphia" corner card cover to Rockland Me., red "U.S.F.S. PHILADELPHIA"%$ straightline handstamp at left and bottom, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, an interesting contrast to lot 4315 as the second part of the red handstamp ("2nd Rate") was purposefully struck off the cover, ex Pietsch

E. 750-1,000
2,300
4315
c
Sale Number 931, Lot Number 4315, Spanish-American War1894, 2c Brown (75), 1894, 2c Brown (75)1894, 2c Brown (75). Tied by bold strike of "Honolulu H.I. Sep. 5, 1898" duplex on red and blue Sailor and Waving Flag Patriotic cover to Rockland Me., red "U.S.F.S. PHILADELPHIA, 2ND RATE"%$ straightline handstamp at top, receiving backstamp, barely reduced at left, cover with some slight wear, Very Fine, scarce and unusual usage, the "2nd Rate" designation was used to specify that this was sent on a cruiser rather than a battleship and was not struck on all covers due to its negative connotations, after annexation on Aug. 12, 1898 U.S. soldiers and sailors could pay the domestic rate for mails to the mainland, ex Pietsch

E. 1,000-1,500
2,900
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4316
c
Sale Number 931, Lot Number 4316, Spanish-American War1899, 2c Rose (81), 1899, 2c Rose (81)1899, 2c Rose (81). Horizontal pair, corner perf torn off and slightly toned, tied by two strikes of "Honolulu H.I. Feb. 20 1PM 1899" duplex datestamp and oval grid on cover to Maspeth N.Y., purple "U.S.S. 'OREGON'"%$ straightline handstamp, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, the U.S.S. Oregon was one of three Indiana-class battleships built for the U.S. Navy in the 1890's and gained fame during the Spanish-American War -- ex Pietsch

E. 750-1,000
3,250
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4317
c
Sale Number 931, Lot Number 4317, Spanish-American War1894, 2c Brown (75), 1894, 2c Brown (75)1894, 2c Brown (75). Tied by "Honolulu H.I. Nov. 14 3PM 1898" duplex datestamp and oval on cover, purple "U.S.S. BENNINGTON"%$ straightline handstamp, reduced at left, Fine

E. 150-200
475
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4318
c
Sale Number 931, Lot Number 4318, Spanish-American War1893, 10c Red Brown, Black Ovpt. (68), 1893, 10c Red Brown, Black Ovpt. (68)1893, 10c Red Brown, Black Ovpt. (68). Choice centering, tied by "Honolulu H.I. Feb. 16, 1896" duplex on "U.S.S. Bennington" corner card cover to New York, clear Victoria B.C. and New York backstamps, fresh and Very Fine

E. 150-200
650
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4319
c
Sale Number 931, Lot Number 4319, Spanish-American War1894, 5c Rose Lake (76), 1894, 5c Rose Lake (76)1894, 5c Rose Lake (76). Horizontal pair and single, rich color, tied by "Honolulu H.I. Feb. 11, 1896" duplexes on blue cover with "U.S.S. Bennington" corner card to New York, clear Victoria B.C. and New York backstamps, minor wear, Very Fine

E. 200-300
700
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4320
c
Sale Number 931, Lot Number 4320, Spanish-American War1894, 1c Yellow, 2c Brown (74, 75), 1894, 1c Yellow, 2c Brown (74, 75)1894, 1c Yellow, 2c Brown (74, 75). 2c pair, tied by "Honolulu H.I. Sep. 12 1PM 1899" duplex datestamp and oval on cover to Lewisville Wash. with soldier's letter endorsement from a Second Lieut. in 3rd U.S. Artillery Division, San Francisco transit and receiving backstamps, 1c tiny corner perf flaw, otherwise Very Fine, attractive Spanish-American War usage

E. 300-400
325
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4321
c
Sale Number 931, Lot Number 4321, Spanish-American War1894, 2c Brown (75), 1894, 2c Brown (75)1894, 2c Brown (75). Tied by "Honolulu H.I. Oct. 11 8MA [sic] 1898" circular datestamp on red and blue overall Hawaiian Flag Patriotic cover to Montgomery N.Y., endorsed "Soldier's Letter", San Francisco transit and receiving datestamp on back, stamp has faint toned spots, still Extremely Fine, a spectacular and very rare design, the use of which coincides with both the Spanish-American War and Hawaii's annexation to the U.S., ex Pietsch

E. 1,000-1,500
0
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4322
c
Sale Number 931, Lot Number 4322, Spanish-American War1899, 5c Blue (82), 1899, 5c Blue (82)1899, 5c Blue (82). Rich color, tied by purple "Lahaina, Maui Oct. 21, 1899" circular datestamp on red and blue Hawaiian Flag Patriotic cover to East Whitman Mass., Honolulu transit, San Francisco and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, scarce and attractive cover conveying pro-annexation sentiment

E. 750-1,000
1,600
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