VERY FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 8-CENT ON 50-CENT CANAL ZONE NO. 15 WITH THE TOP LEFT STAMP SHOWING "PANAMA" READING BOTH DOWN AND UP.
According to Canal Zone Stamps, this variety comes from Positions 1 and 51. Either eight or ten were printed. Eight are known. We have only offered one other since keeping computerized records (ex Plass and Drucker) which was a single. The example offered here, in a block, is a wonderful exhibition piece.
Ex Salz. With 1974 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as singles
VERY FINE. ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 8-CENT ON 50-CENT SURCHARGE USED ON COVER. A PHENOMENAL RARITY.
According to the book Canal Zone Stamps only 500 of Scott No. 15 were issued, making it one of the rarest Canal Zone stamps. Of these, only seven used copies are recorded. At the time of the book's publication (1986) only one cover bearing this issue was recorded. That cover (ex Plass) bears two 2c stamps (No. 11) and was also used to Ancon on the same day as the example offered here, though to a different recipient. The description of the other cover in the 1993 Plass sale noted the existence of this second cover, narrowing down its discovery date.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1-CENT TYPE II WITH GUAM OVERPRINT.
The 10c Type II with Guam overprint exists both as a regular issue and a Special Printing. With 2007 P.F. certificate.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLES OF THE 5-CENT HAWAIIAN MISSIONARY ISSUE IN EXISTENCE.
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, which appears unused, is desirable since the entire design is clearly visible.
Census No. 2-I-CAN-28. Ex Tows and from our 1966 Rarities sale. With 1963 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as used
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE UNUSED 13-CENT "HAWAIIAN POSTAGE" MISSIONARY. ONLY EIGHT UNUSED EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.
Our census of Hawaii No. 3, published in Part 1 of the Honolulu Advertiser catalogue, is available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/HI3/HI3.pdf . Eight examples are thought to be unused, of which five have portions of the design painted in. Only three can be considered sound or with minor faults.
Census No. 3-I-UNC-88. With 1976 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 USED FROM HAWAII, PAYING THE 10-CENT TRANSCONTINENTAL POSTAGE AND 2-CENT SHIP CAPTAIN'S FEE.
Carried on the American schooner Julius Pringle, which departed Honolulu April 14, 1856, and arrived in San Francisco on May 6 (the mail was not stamped until May 20 or 21). With 1988 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. A FASCINATING COVER AND ENCLOSURE SENT FROM THE UNITED STATES CONSUL IN HAWAII, WITH FANTASTIC HISTORICAL CONTENT.
This cover was carried outside of the mails on the American schooner Sovereign (formerly known as the Ka Moi), which carried the largest despatch of mail from Hawaii with over 3,200 letters sent (source: Gregory book). The Sovereign departed Honolulu on April 23, 1854, and arrived in San Francisco on May 6. In San Francisco this was handed over to G. B. Post, who put it into the mails on the next available ship.
Ex Rust and "Champion"
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MIXED FRANKING WITH THE 1857 5-CENT KAMEHAMEHA III SECOND PRINTING AND UNITED STATES 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE.
This cover was carried on the American bark Yankee, which departed Honolulu on Oct. 6, 1857, and arrived in San Francisco on Oct. 22. Mail for the East Coast via Panama was datestamped on Nov. 5.
Weill backstamp. Ex Caspary and Grunin.
EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB TIED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT KAMEHAMEHA III 1861 THIRD PRINTING ON BLUISH PAPER. A GORGEOUS COVER.
Gregory reports 50 covers with the 5c Third Printing (Scott 9), but only 15 are covers with this stamp used alone (not in combination with United States stamps). This cover was carried on the American bark Yankee, which departed Honolulu on July 7, 1864, and arrived San Francisco on July 29.
Letters from Hawaii to San Francisco showing the 1863 rates are discussed in the Gregory book (Volume II, pages 165-169). The San Francisco post office inconsistently applied the 4c and 6c collect rates. Six examples are recorded by Gregory.
Ex Emerson and Hall. From our 2000 Rarities of the World sale.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE UNITED STATES AND 1865 5-CENT "HAWAIIAN POSTAGE" MIXED-FRANKING COVER.
The sender's notation "Via San Francisco and Panama" is an unusual reference to the Panama route.
VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND RARE MIXED FRANKING WITH THE 1866 5-CENT KAMEHAMEHA V AND UNITED STATES GRILLED AND UNGRILLED ISSUES. ESPECIALLY RARE WITH A BLACK JACK STAMP.
Very few U.S.-Hawaiian mixed-franking covers with the 2c Black Jack are known. This is a late treaty period use, after the 5c/10c contract steamer rates became effective September 25, 1867. This was carried on either the American bark Comet, which departed Honolulu on Sep. 5, 1868, and arrived San Francisco on Sep. 25, or on the American bark D. C. Murray, which departed Honolulu on Sep. 16 and arrived in San Francisco on Oct. 6.
VERY FINE. AN UNUSUAL MIXED FRANKING, BUT SENT FROM HAWAII TO THE UNITED STATES OUTSIDE OF THE MAILS.
The absence of a Hawaiian postmark suggests this was carried privately to San Francisco where it entered the mails. The cover was franked to pay the contract rate by Hawaiian Steam Service.
Ex Krug. With 1962 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED BLOCKS OF THIS SIZE, WHICH IS THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE OF THE 1864 2-CENT NUMERAL ON LAID PAPER.
The other recorded block of 20 was offered in our sale of the Honolulu Advertiser collection.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE UNUSED BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 1865 2-CENT DARK BLUE NUMERAL ON WOVE PAPER.
With 1981 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as block of four and two singles.
VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF THE HAWAII IMPERFORATE 20-CENT RED 1894 REVENUE ISSUE.
With 2011 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as two Mint N.H. pairs
EXTREMELY FINE. A VERY RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES 1903 $5.00 DARK GREEN.
Only a small percentage of the 746 $5.00 1903 “Philippines” Overprint issued were used.
With 1982 and 2004 P.F. certificates.
EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES 4-CENTAVOS 1926 AIR POST WITH INVERTED OVERPRINT. ONLY 100 WERE OVERPRINTED, FEW OF WHICH STILL EXIST IN THIS OUTSTANDING QUALITY.
Signed Koslow and with 2008 P.F. certificate.
VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 26-CENTAVO PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK AIR POST ISSUE. ONLY 100 WERE OVERPRINTED.
The vast majority examples of this stamp we have encountered are centered strongly to the left, this one being an exception to the rule.
Signed A. Brun and with 1997 and 2009 P.F. certificates.