Sale 1068 — United States Stamps and Possessions

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 30 April-1 May, 2014

Category — Hawaii: Stampless thru 1868 Kamehameha III Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
868
c
Sale 1068, Lot 868, Hawaii: Stampless thru 1868 Kamehameha III IssuesHAWAII, "Ataoi Sandwich Islands, Jan. 14, 1822". Dateline on 3-page folded letter from Rev. Samuel Whitney to Rev. Eli Smith in Northford Conn., writer primarily discusses a young boy, red "SHIP" straightline handstamp and manuscript "14-1/2" rate for 12-1/2c postage pus 2c ship captain's fee, red "Salem Ms. Nov. 7" circular datestamp, some slight soiling

VERY FINE. A SCARCE EARLY MISSIONARY LETTER SENT BY REVEREND SAMUEL WHITNEY, ONE OF THE FIRST MISSIONARIES IN HAWAII AND THE FATHER OF HENRY WHITNEY, THE FIRST POSTMASTER AT HONOLULU.

Rev. Samuel Whitney was one of the first missionaries to arrive in Hawaii, traveling on the Thaddeus with Rev. Hiram Bingham and arriving on April 20, 1820, two years before this was written. The recipient, Rev. Eli Smith, graduated from Yale University in 1821 and worked as a teacher for two years before going to Amherst to become a minister. He then went to Malta and eventually became instrumental in translating the Bible into Arabic.

Gregory Census No. 25. Probably carried on the Paragon, which sailed February 4, 1822, and journeyed to the United States via Canton, China.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,400
869
c
Sale 1068, Lot 869, Hawaii: Stampless thru 1868 Kamehameha III IssuesHAWAII, "Hawaii May 16, 1842". Dateline on folded letter to Lewis M. Norton in Goshen Conn., small "SHIP" handstamp, manuscript "14-1/2" rate (12-1/2c postage plus 2c ship fee), "Warren R.I. Mar. 1" circular datestamp, missionary contents, light file folds and some soiling, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
180
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870
c
Sale 1068, Lot 870, Hawaii: Stampless thru 1868 Kamehameha III IssuesHAWAII, "Honolulu S.I. Oct. 2, 1847". Dateline on folded letter to Stephen Lathrop in Oswego N.Y., red "New Bedford Ms. Apr. 3" circular datestamp, two strikes of "SHIP" handstamp, "12" manuscript rate, mostly intact red wax seal on back from "U.S. Consulate, Sandwich Islands", contents mentions whaling ship Brutus which is leaving the following week and will take this letter, repaired corner at lower left, otherwise Very Fine, ex Van Dyke

E. 300-400
550
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871
c
Sale 1068, Lot 871, Hawaii: Stampless thru 1868 Kamehameha III IssuesHAWAII, "Rev. Lowell Smith or Rev. Dwight Baldwin, Sandwich Islands". Address on inner folio of folded letter, docketed "Miss S. Oliphant, July 28/48", minor age spotting, Very Fine

E. 200-300
120
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872
c
Sale 1068, Lot 872, Hawaii: Stampless thru 1868 Kamehameha III IssuesHAWAII, "Rev. D. Baldwin, Lahaina". Address on blue folded letter datelined "Honolulu Nov. 11, 1850" and written by S. N. Castle, contents mostly concern passage to Hawaii, light vertical file folds, Very Fine inter-island use carried outside of the mails

E. 300-400
100
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873
c
Sale 1068, Lot 873, Hawaii: Stampless thru 1868 Kamehameha III IssuesHAWAII, Honolulu * Hawaiian-Islands * Jun. 16. Bold strike of red circular datestamp on cover to Mrs. Mary Final in Brown's Corner Me., neat "San Francisco Cal. 16 Jul." circular datestamp with "SHIP"" and "12" handstamps, minor wear, Very Fine, ex Van Dyke

E. 1,000-1,500
500
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874
c
Sale 1068, Lot 874, Hawaii: Stampless thru 1868 Kamehameha III IssuesHAWAII, Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid, Nov. 18. Red circular datestamp on cover to Paris, France, red "San Francisco Cal. Paid Dec. 5, 1858" circular datestamp, New York and French transits, red crayon "17" rate, cover tear at top, otherwise Very Fine, carried on the Yankee, which departed Honolulu Nov. 18 and arrived San Francisco Dec. 1, then carried on the PMSC's Golden Gate to Panama and the Inman Line's Kangaroo to Liverpool, Very Fine, scarce use to France

E. 500-750
550
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875
c
Sale 1068, Lot 875, Hawaii: Stampless thru 1868 Kamehameha III IssuesHAWAII, Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Mar. 16. Neat strike of red circular datestamp on blue 1859 folded letter from Charles Harris to Albert R. Hatch in Portsmouth N.H., red "San Francisco Cal. Paid Apr. 20, 1859" circular datestamp, manuscript box charge number, light vertical file fold well away from markings, Very Fine, carried on the Yankee, which departed March 28 and arrived San Francisco April 18

E. 500-750
250
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876
c
Sale 1068, Lot 876, Hawaii: Stampless thru 1868 Kamehameha III IssuesHAWAII, Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Jul. 30. Red circular datestamp on cover to West Boxford Mass., neat "San Francisco Cal. 12 Sep. 5, 1859" circular datestamp with 12c integral due rate, barely reduced at top and some slight wear, Very Fine, carried on the Yankee, which departed Honolulu Jul. 31 and arrived San Francisco Aug. 23, the mail was not datestamped until Sep. 5

E. 300-400
160
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877
og
Sale 1068, Lot 877, Hawaii: Stampless thru 1868 Kamehameha III IssuesHAWAII, 1853, 5c Blue, Thick White Wove (5). Original gum, h.r., large to full margins, deep rich color, small natural inclusion at left, Very Fine

1,900
950
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878
 
Sale 1068, Lot 878, Hawaii: Stampless thru 1868 Kamehameha III IssuesHAWAII, 1853, 5c Blue, Thick White Wove (5). Large to full margins, rich color on bright paper, nicely contrasted by red grid cancel, Very Fine and choice

1,900
2,400
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879
 
Sale 1068, Lot 879, Hawaii: Stampless thru 1868 Kamehameha III IssuesHAWAII, 1853, 5c Blue, Thick White Wove (5). Large to full margins, cancelled by red Honolulu circular datestamp, certificate notes small thinning but does not mention toning or light vertical crease, otherwise Very Fine, with 1981 P.F. certificate

1,900
750
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880
ng
Sale 1068, Lot 880, Hawaii: Stampless thru 1868 Kamehameha III IssuesHAWAII, 1853, 13c Dark Red, Thick White Wove (6). Unused (no gum), large margins, radiant color, Extremely Fine, purple backstamp

850
400
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881
og
Sale 1068, Lot 881, Hawaii: Stampless thru 1868 Kamehameha III IssuesHAWAII, 1857, 5c Blue, Thin White Wove (8). Original gum, h.r., full margins to ample, pretty shade, small thin specks, Very Fine appearance, red backstamp

700
275
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882
 
Sale 1068, Lot 882, Hawaii: Stampless thru 1868 Kamehameha III IssuesHAWAII, 1857, 5c Blue, Thin White Wove (8). Full even margins, bright shade, cancelled by neat red Honolulu circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice

750
750
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883
 
Sale 1068, Lot 883, Hawaii: Stampless thru 1868 Kamehameha III IssuesHAWAII, 1857, 5c Blue, Thin White Wove (8). Margins to slightly in, bright shade, used with United States 1851 12c Black (17), Position 88L1, affixed slightly overlapping, large margins to just touched at bottom, tied together by light strike of San Francisco circular datestamp on small piece of cover, Very Fine and attractive, with 1981 P.F. certificate, a full cover with this combination catalogues $10,000.00

E. 500-750
400
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884
c
Sale 1068, Lot 884, Hawaii: Stampless thru 1868 Kamehameha III IssuesHAWAII, 1857, 5c Blue, Thin White Wove (8). Three large margins, in at bottom, uncancelled, used on buff cover to M. J. Brockelbank in San Francisco, red "Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Dec. 5" circular datestamp, neat "Ship 6" clamshell handstamp, "San Francisco Cal. Dec. 24, 1859" circular datestamp, minor wear, Fine, carried on the Yankee, which departed Honolulu Dec. 6 and arrived San Francisco Dec. 24, with 1977 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
950
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885
ogbl
Sale 1068, Lot 885, Hawaii: Stampless thru 1868 Kamehameha III IssuesHAWAII, 1868, 5c Blue, Re-Issue (10). Complete sheet of 20 with sheet margin all around, original gum, Mint N.H. except where gum missing in sheet margin corners, natural inclusion by Position 13, light creases in sheet margin only, Very Fine appearance

1,132
650
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886
Sbl
Sale 1068, Lot 886, Hawaii: Stampless thru 1868 Kamehameha III IssuesHAWAII, 1868, 5c Blue, Re-Issue, Red Specimen Ovpt. (10S). Complete sheet of 20, original gum, h.r., usual natural gum bends, horizontal crease at top in sheet margin only, small toned spot at far left, Very Fine appearance

675
425
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887
Sbl
Sale 1068, Lot 887, Hawaii: Stampless thru 1868 Kamehameha III IssuesHAWAII, 1868, 13c Dull Rose, Re-Issue, Black Specimen Ovpt. (11Sa). Complete Mint N.H. sheet of 20 with sheet margin all around, bright color, two small areas of gum skips in sheet margin only at top, Very Fine and choice

600
650
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