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Sale 1040 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 26-28 March, 2013

Category — Hawaii, 1860 thru Back-of-Book

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2297
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2297, Hawaii, 1860 thru Back-of-BookHAWAII, 1860, 1c-3c Die Essays on Thin Pale Buff Card, HAWAII, 1860, 1c-3c Die Essays on Thin Pale Buff CardHAWAII, 1860, 1c-3c Die Essays on Thin Pale Buff Card. Nine, including two 1c, four 2c and three 3c with no duplication, two stamp size, others large margins, some toned spots, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, in November 1860, the Postmaster General, Alvah K. Clark, wrote to John S. Marsh in Boston to order a new supply of 5c Kamehameha III stamps and inquired at the same time about the possibility of obtaining 1c and 2c stamps for inter-island use (to replace the Numerals), dies in three denominations were prepared and trial proofs were struck from the dies, but for some reason the stamps were rejected, one year later the lithographed Kamehameha IV stamp was issued

E. 1,500-2,000
2,300
2298
ng
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2298, Hawaii, 1860 thru Back-of-BookHAWAII, 1863, 2c Carmine Rose, Horizontally Laid (27a), HAWAII, 1863, 2c Carmine Rose, Horizontally Laid (27a)HAWAII, 1863, 2c Carmine Rose, Horizontally Laid (27a). Unused (no gum), full margins to clear, bright color, Fine example of this scarce shade, purple manuscript on back

3,000
1,100
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2299
 
HAWAII, Kamehameha IV Balance. Three unused and three used, including used Nos. 27, 28 and 28a, range of cancels, unused Nos. 29, 50 and 51, few faults, overall appear Fine-Very Fine

1,285
650
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2300
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2300, Hawaii, 1860 thru Back-of-BookHAWAII, 1864-71, 1c-18c Royal Portraits, Plate Proofs on India (30P3-34P3), HAWAII, 1864-71, 1c-18c Royal Portraits, Plate Proofs on India (30P3-34P3)HAWAII, 1864-71, 1c-18c Royal Portraits, Plate Proofs on India (30P3-34P3). Horizontal pairs, large margins including 5c with sheet margin at bottom, rich colors, few flaws often associated with this fragile paper, Very Fine appearance, a scarce set of pairs, Scott Retail as singles

3,500
2,000
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2301
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2301, Hawaii, 1860 thru Back-of-BookHAWAII, 1875, 2c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (35P1), HAWAII, 1875, 2c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (35P1)HAWAII, 1875, 2c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (35P1). On 149 x 101mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, Very Fine and choice

900
475
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2302
S
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2302, Hawaii, 1860 thru Back-of-BookHAWAII, 1864-90, 2c-5c "Specimen Ovpts. (31S, 32S, 52S, 52CS), HAWAII, 1864-90, 2c-5c "Specimen Ovpts. (31S, 32S, 52S, 52CS)HAWAII, 1864-90, 2c-5c "Specimen Ovpts. (31S, 32S, 52S, 52CS). Each with clear "Specimen" ovpt., including several different styles, unused (no gum), few faults including one with few trimmed perfs, still Fine, a rare and desirable group from an old-time collection, No. 52S with 1976 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
550
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2303
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2303, Hawaii, 1860 thru Back-of-BookHAWAII, 1891, 2c Dull Violet, Bisects (52 var), HAWAII, 1891, 2c Dull Violet, Bisects (52 var)HAWAII, 1891, 2c Dull Violet, Bisects (52 var). Three items on pieces, first is right half tied by purple Kahului double-circle datestamp on piece, second is top half tied by similar double-circle datestamp on piece, last is top left diagonal half with selvage at left tied on piece by target and also by Sprecklesville 1893 circular datestamp, first two tied across the cut, Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
350
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2304
S
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2304, Hawaii, 1860 thru Back-of-BookHAWAII, 1893, 1c-25c Red Ovpts., "Specimen" Ovpts. (53S-61S, 62S, 64S), HAWAII, 1893, 1c-25c Red Ovpts., "Specimen" Ovpts. (53S-61S, 62S, 64S)HAWAII, 1893, 1c-25c Red Ovpts., "Specimen" Ovpts. (53S-61S, 62S, 64S). Unused (no gum), overprints applied diagonally reading down, first 2c s.e. at right, few faults overall Fine, a rare set of "Specimen" overprints, offered to the market for the first time since our Sale 530 (May 1978)

E. 2,000-3,000
3,250
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2305
S
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2305, Hawaii, 1860 thru Back-of-BookHAWAII, 1893, 2c-$1.00 Black Ovpts., "Specimen" Ovpts. (65S-73S), HAWAII, 1893, 2c-$1.00 Black Ovpts., "Specimen" Ovpts. (65S-73S)HAWAII, 1893, 2c-$1.00 Black Ovpts., "Specimen" Ovpts. (65S-73S). Unused (no gum), overprints applied diagonally reading down, rich colors, Fine, a rare set of "Specimen" overprints, offered to the market for the first time since our Sale 530 (May 1978), with 1977 B.P.A. certificate for 2c

E. 2,000-3,000
2,600
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2306
og
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2306, Hawaii, 1860 thru Back-of-BookHAWAII, 1893, 1c Purple, Red Ovpt., "189" Instead of "1893" (53a), HAWAII, 1893, 1c Purple, Red Ovpt., "189" Instead of "1893" (53a)HAWAII, 1893, 1c Purple, Red Ovpt., "189" Instead of "1893" (53a). Horizontal strip of five with selvage on three sides, center stamp the variety, original gum, the variety Mint N.H. but with small pinhole at lower right, Very Fine appearance, interesting position multiple, Scott Retail for just the variety

600
600
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2307
og
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2307, Hawaii, 1860 thru Back-of-BookHAWAII, 1893, 1c Blue, Red Ovpt., Category III Double Overprint (54f), HAWAII, 1893, 1c Blue, Red Ovpt., Category III Double Overprint (54f)HAWAII, 1893, 1c Blue, Red Ovpt., Category III Double Overprint (54f). Vertical pair, both show part of second overprint which is split vertically, original gum, small h.r. at top, few toned spots on back barely show thru, Fine appearance, attractive multiple, Scott Retail as singles

800
225
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2308
og
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2308, Hawaii, 1860 thru Back-of-BookHAWAII, 1893, 1c Green, 2c Dull Violet, 10c Black, Red Ovpt., Category III Double Overprints (55f, 57f, 61f), HAWAII, 1893, 1c Green, 2c Dull Violet, 10c Black, Red Ovpt., Category III Double Overprints (55f, 57f, 61f)HAWAII, 1893, 1c Green, 2c Dull Violet, 10c Black, Red Ovpt., Category III Double Overprints (55f, 57f, 61f). First two original gum, h.r., last unused (no gum), second with strong portion of second overprint (may be Type I, Scott $1,300.00, slight toning), Fine group

575
325
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2309
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2309, Hawaii, 1860 thru Back-of-BookHAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Red Ovpt., "18 3" (57a), HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Red Ovpt., "18 3" (57a)HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Red Ovpt., "18 3" (57a). Wide margins, tied on small piece by purple double-circle datestamp, slight toning around a few perfs, otherwise Extremely Fine

950
750
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2310
og
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2310, Hawaii, 1860 thru Back-of-BookHAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Red Ovpt., Category I Quadruple Overprint (57d var), HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Red Ovpt., Category I Quadruple Overprint (57d var)HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Red Ovpt., Category I Quadruple Overprint (57d var). Glazed original gum, showing part of four different overprints, each a strong impression, Very Fine, unlisted in Scott, Scott Retail as Type I double overprint

1,300
2,100
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2311
ng
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2311, Hawaii, 1860 thru Back-of-BookHAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Inverted Red Ovpt. (57g), HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Inverted Red Ovpt. (57g)HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Inverted Red Ovpt. (57g). Unused (no gum), rich color, some slight overall toning, Fine appearance, scarce, only two sheets of this 2c overprint were printed upside down

4,000
2,400
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2312
og
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2312, Hawaii, 1860 thru Back-of-BookHAWAII, 1893, 5c Ultramarine, Category I Double Red Ovpt. (59d), HAWAII, 1893, 5c Ultramarine, Category I Double Red Ovpt. (59d)HAWAII, 1893, 5c Ultramarine, Category I Double Red Ovpt. (59d). Horizontal pair with part imprint selvage at left, left stamp the error with strong double overprint, also showing trace of additional overprint at far left of selvage, part disturbed original gum, few minor perf separations between stamps sensibly reinforced (intact between stamp and selvage)

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1893 5-CENT PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT DOUBLE OVERPRINT. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE PART IMPRINT SELVAGE.

Only ten stamps in one sheet were doubly overprinted (Category I), of which eight surviving examples are reported.

Blue "W.H.C. (Warren H. Colson) backstamps.

6,500
3,250
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2313
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2313, Hawaii, 1860 thru Back-of-BookHAWAII, 1893, 5c Ultramarine, Inverted Red Ovpt. (59g), HAWAII, 1893, 5c Ultramarine, Inverted Red Ovpt. (59g)HAWAII, 1893, 5c Ultramarine, Inverted Red Ovpt. (59g). With selvage at top, neat strike of "Honolulu Hawaii, Aug. 2, 1895" circular datestamp, fresh and Very Fine, small "SR" backstamp

1,500
850
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2314
og
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2314, Hawaii, 1860 thru Back-of-BookHAWAII, 1893, 6c Green, Red Ovpt., Category II Double Red Ovpt. (60e), HAWAII, 1893, 6c Green, Red Ovpt., Category II Double Red Ovpt. (60e)HAWAII, 1893, 6c Green, Red Ovpt., Category II Double Red Ovpt. (60e). Large part original gum, h.r., rich color, light natural gum bend, Very Fine, signed in pencil on back

1,000
850
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2315
og
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2315, Hawaii, 1860 thru Back-of-BookHAWAII, 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). Original gum, h.r., bright color

FRESH AND FINE. A RARE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1893 10-CENT RED OVERPRINT ERROR. ONLY ONE SHEET OF FIFTY WAS ISSUED.

Two errors of the 1893 Provisional Government Overprint Issues were made. One sheet of the 10c Red Brown, normally overprinted in black, was overprinted in red (Scott 61B). One sheet of the 6c Green, normally overprinted in red, was overprinted in black (Scott 66C). According to an affidavit by Louis T. Kenake, clerk of the Stamp Division of the Republic of Hawaii, the 10c sheet was issued to the postmaster at Kahuka, Oahu (Meyer-Harris, p. 240). The 6c sheet was purchased by Postmaster Jos. M. Oat and sometime around 1901 most of it was sold to dealer J. H. Makins, probably on behalf of Henry J. Crocker. The San Francisco earthquake is said to have destroyed a number of examples of both the overprint errors.

Dealer's backstamp. Signed Bloch. With 1968 P.F. certificate.

17,500
13,000
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2316
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2316, Hawaii, 1860 thru Back-of-BookHAWAII, 1893, 12c Black, Red Ovpt., Category I Double Overprint (62d), HAWAII, 1893, 12c Black, Red Ovpt., Category I Double Overprint (62d)HAWAII, 1893, 12c Black, Red Ovpt., Category I Double Overprint (62d). Unused (no gum), intense shade, strong second overprint, Very Fine, scarce

2,000
0
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2317
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2317, Hawaii, 1860 thru Back-of-BookHAWAII, 1893, 2c-$1.00 Black Ovpt., No Period After "Govt." (66b, 71b, 72b, 73b), HAWAII, 1893, 2c-$1.00 Black Ovpt., No Period After "Govt." (66b, 71b, 72b, 73b)HAWAII, 1893, 2c-$1.00 Black Ovpt., No Period After "Govt." (66b, 71b, 72b, 73b). Unused, second with left selvage, few small flaws, Fine group

1,600
1,100
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2318
og
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2318, Hawaii, 1860 thru Back-of-BookHAWAII, 1893, 15c Red Brown, Black Ovpt., Category II Double Overprint (70e), HAWAII, 1893, 15c Red Brown, Black Ovpt., Category II Double Overprint (70e)HAWAII, 1893, 15c Red Brown, Black Ovpt., Category II Double Overprint (70e). Disturbed original gum, h.r., clear second overprint, actually with trace of third at lower left, Very Fine, purple Paris dealer's backstamp shows thru at lower right

2,000
650
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2319
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2319, Hawaii, 1860 thru Back-of-BookHAWAII, 1893, 15c Red Brown, Black Ovpt., Category II Double Overprint (70e var), HAWAII, 1893, 15c Red Brown, Black Ovpt., Category II Double Overprint (70e var)HAWAII, 1893, 15c Red Brown, Black Ovpt., Category II Double Overprint (70e var). With left selvage, showing part of five different overprints, unused (no gum), some overprints strong and approaching Category I which is unlisted in Scott, fresh and Very Fine, an unusual item, Scott Retail as normal Type II double overprint

2,000
1,400
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2320
og
HAWAII, 1893 Provisional Issue, Overprint Varieties. Nine items, including double overprints Nos. 66f, 71f, 72f, missing period Nos. 53b, 54b, 56b, 58b, 64b, last is No. 71 missing most of "9" in "1893", few flaws to be expected, still overall a Fine-Very Fine and interesting group

2,912
1,500
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2321
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2321, Hawaii, 1860 thru Back-of-BookHAWAII, 1894, 1c-25c Final Issue, Plate Proofs on India (74P3-79P3), HAWAII, 1894, 1c-25c Final Issue, Plate Proofs on India (74P3-79P3)HAWAII, 1894, 1c-25c Final Issue, Plate Proofs on India (74P3-79P3). Large margins, rich colors, few small flaws, Very Fine appearing set

2,000
950
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2322
S
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2322, Hawaii, 1860 thru Back-of-BookHAWAII, 1894-99, 1c-25c Final Issue, Specimen Ovpts. (74S-82S), HAWAII, 1894-99, 1c-25c Final Issue, Specimen Ovpts. (74S-82S)HAWAII, 1894-99, 1c-25c Final Issue, Specimen Ovpts. (74S-82S). Most applied diagonally reading down, No. 80S applied twice inverted, unused (no gum), few with light toning or translucency, Fine appearance, a rare set of "Specimen" overprints, offered to the market for the first time since our Sale 530 (May 1978), with 1977 B.P.A. certificate for No. 81S

E. 500-750
1,400
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2323
 
HAWAII, 1894-99, 1c-25c Final Issue (74-82). Mostly unused but a few used including both Flying Goose flaws, overall Fine-Very Fine

820
375
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2324
 
HAWAII, Back-of-Book Balance. Album pages of unused and used stamps, Postal Stationery, Postal Cards, including Officials with O1-O6, Revenues including R6 used and R10 used, Playing Card essay (split thru design), UY1-UY4 unused, UE1, overall Fine-Very Fine and interesting group

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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2325
S
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2325, Hawaii, 1860 thru Back-of-BookHAWAII, 1896, 2c-25c Officials, Specimen Ovpts. (O1S-O6S), HAWAII, 1896, 2c-25c Officials, Specimen Ovpts. (O1S-O6S)HAWAII, 1896, 2c-25c Officials, Specimen Ovpts. (O1S-O6S). Original gum, h.r., applied diagonally reading down, rich colors, Fine-Very Fine, a rare set of "Specimen" overprints, offered to the market for the first time since our Sale 530 (May 1978), with 1977 B.P.A. certificate for No. O6S

E. 500-750
850
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2326
c
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2326, Hawaii, 1860 thru Back-of-BookHAWAII, 1893, 5c Blue, Double Red Ovpt. (U12a), HAWAII, 1893, 5c Blue, Double Red Ovpt. (U12a)HAWAII, 1893, 5c Blue, Double Red Ovpt. (U12a). Unused, clear second overprint across crown at top, trivial edgewear, Very Fine

650
450
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2327
og
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2327, Hawaii, 1860 thru Back-of-BookHAWAII, 1894, 20c Red, Imperforate (R9a), HAWAII, 1894, 20c Red, Imperforate (R9a)HAWAII, 1894, 20c Red, Imperforate (R9a). Vertical strip of three, original gum, top and bottom stamps h.r., center stamp Mint N.H., large margins, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail as singles

1,725
1,000
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2328
P
HAWAII, Proofs Balance. Ten items, including Nos. 36P3, 41P3, 47P3, 50P3, 82P3 pair, O1P3, O4P3, O6P3, R5P4, R11P3 pair, two with part imprint selvage at bottom, few flaws normally associated with this fragile paper, overall Fine-Very Fine, scarce group

5,310
2,600
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2329
 
HAWAII, Royal Portraits, 1893 Provisionals Balance. 46 mostly unused stamps, including Nos. 30, 31, 33, 34-42, 45-47, 49, 53-61, 62-66, 67-73, few small faults, overall Fine-Very Fine

2,608
950
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2330
 
HAWAII, Forgeries. 8 items, including crude 2c and 13c Missionaries in different colors, some Numerals including four Sperati, also Kamehameha, Royal Portraits, several with cancels, overall Fine-Very Fine group

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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