Sale 1040 — Outstanding United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 26-28 March, 2013
Category — United States Possessions incl. Hawaii, 1851 Issue thru Numerals
EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE THATCHER FERRY BRIDGE ERROR WITH SELVAGE AT LEFT. ONLY ONE PANE OF 50 WAS EVER ISSUED.
According to Canal Zone Stamps, one sheet, consisting of four panes of 50, was printed. Three panes were caught by postal authorities, while the fourth pane of 50 was sent to H. E. Harris & Co. as part of a larger order from the Canal Zone Philatelic Agency. At the same time this error was printed, the U.S. had issued the Dag Hammarskjold error in huge quantities. The Canal Zone authorities made plans to do the same, but were successfully sued by H. E. Harris, and the larger printing never took place. The pane was broken up in 1969.
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A REMARKABLY ATTRACTIVE USED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE HAWAIIAN MISSIONARY 5-CENT BLUE. ONE OF THE FINER EXAMPLES KNOWN OF THIS MAJOR WORLDWIDE PHILATELIC RARITY.
Our census of Hawaii No. 2, published in Part 1 of the Honolulu Advertiser catalogue, is available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/HI2/HI2.pdf . The example offered here, neatly cancelled with wide margins and no major repairs, is one of the finest extant.
Census No. 2-II-CAN-62. With 1974 P.F. certificate.
FINE. A RARE SOUND UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT ON 13-CENT PROVISIONAL SURCHARGE.
The 5c provisional surcharge was necessary due to a shortage of 5c stamps just after the transition from Postmaster Whitney to Jackson. Most were made by Jackson's clerk, Alvah Clark, around the start of 1857. New supplies of the 5c stamp (Scott No. 8) were received at the end of June 1857.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1859 ONE-CENT BLUE HAWAIIAN NUMERAL ISSUE.
The tiny flaws do not detract from the beautiful appearance of this scarce unused 1c Light Blue Numeral stamp, and they will certainly make it more affordable for most collectors.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 1859 2-CENT BLUE HAWAIIAN NUMERAL ISSUE CANCELLED BY RED HONOLULU DATESTAMP.
Examples of the 2c Blue Numeral with handstamped cancellations are considerably more desirable than pen-cancelled copies.
VERY FINE APPEARING UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1863 2-CENT DARK BLUE ON BLUISH PAPER.
The 2c Dark Blue on Bluish paper (Scott 17) was printed after Scott 18 and before Scott 20. It is one of the rarest of all Numeral Issues in either unused or used condition, and almost all known examples have small faults. The example offered here is rare with a trace of gum at top.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM TETE-BECHE PAIR OF THE 1865 ONE-CENT NUMERAL ON LAID PAPER.
We have offered only two other tete-beche pairs plus three other larger multiples since our 1995 auction of the Honolulu Advertiser.
EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE SOUND UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE "NTER" VARIETY ON PLATE 7-A, USED TO PRINT THE 2-CENT BLACK ON LAID PAPER.
We have offered only five other sound four-margined examples since our 1995 auction of the Honolulu Advertiser.