Balance of the Thurston Twigg-Smith Collection of Hawaiian Town Markings.
Eight three-ring binders from the original collection (see Sale 931), still containing a large representative study collection of Hawaiian cancels and town postmarks arranged on high-quality stockpages, an approximate count of stamps and covers in each section follows (some of the stamps are stationery or postal card cut-outs, some of the covers are entires or postal cards, but we have not counted pieces of envelopes): Vol. 1, Meyer-Harris 1-499, 40 stamps, 13 covers; Vol. 2, Meyer-Harris 500-900, 4 stamps, 9 covers; Vol. 3, Oahu, 50 stamps, 55 covers; Vol. 4, Kauai, 96 stamps, a few covers; Vol. 4-5, Maui, 110 stamps, 4 covers; Vol. 5 Molokai, 21 stamps, one cover; Vol. 6-7, Hawaii, 156 stamps, 17 covers; Vol. 8, Miscellaneous, a few covers with missing stamps and a handful of worthy items; obviously the many individual lots in Sale 931 represent the "cream" of this important collection, but what remains is carefully annotated and of tremendous value to the Hawaiian specialist, some scarcer types noted, the first volume contains some steamship company datestamps on off-cover stamps and a salvaged wreck cover with 6c stamp added but bearing clear strike of "Damaged by Sea Immersion" handstamp applied in England, throughout the balance of the collection are numerous examples of scarce postal markings ideally suited for specialized collections, the reseller will have plenty of saleable individual items to mine from this holding, worth careful examination and a very aggressive bid
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