FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY SEVEN USED AND ONE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THIS GREAT RARITY ARE KNOWN.
The subject of this stamp, Vasco Nunez de Balboa, was a Spanish conquistador who was the first European to see the Pacific Ocean. This is the underlying stamp used for the Canal Zone series of 1909-10 (Scott 31-35) and was printed by the American Bank Note Company; the invert is also known with the "Canal Zone" overprint (Scott 31a, four known).
This is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records. With 2009 P.F. certificate
FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 5-CENT HAWAIIAN MISSIONARY.
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 .
Siegel Census No. 2-II-CAN-40. Scott Catalogue notes that "values are for examples with minor damage that has been skillfully repaired"
EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE LATEST RECORDED USE OF THE HAWAII 5-CENT PROVISIONAL, AND THE ONLY COVER BEARING ANY STAMPS OF THE U.S. 1857 ISSUE. A PHENOMENAL RARITY.
This cover was carried on the bark Yankee, which departed Honolulu July 13 and arrived in San Francisco Aug. 2. From there it was carried on the PMSC John L. Stephens, which departed San Francisco Aug. 5 and arrived in Panama Aug. 19. After crossing the isthmus it was carried on the USMSC Moses Taylor, which departed Aspinwall Aug. 19 and arrived in New York Aug. 27.
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.
The Gregory census lists 18 covers with the 5c on 13c surcharge. Ten are used with the 12c 1851 Issue stamp. Two are used with a similar combination of 1c and 10c stamps, but the 1c stamps are imperforate. This is the latest recorded use.
Gregory Census No. 18.
VERY FINE. THIS IS THE FIRST MINT NEVER-HINGED SINGLE OF THE 1893 10-CENT RED OVERPRINT ERROR WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS. 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.
Ex Honolulu Advertiser as strip of five. With copy of 1996 P.F. certificate for strip of five with selvage on three sides. This is one of two Mint N.H. stamps in the strip, and they are the only two we have been able to locate. Scott Retail as hinged.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1944 6-CENT ORANGE WITH "VICTORY" OVERPRINT.
Only 141 were issued. Geoffrey Brewster records 31 unused singles, three blocks of four and seventeen used singles.
With 2014 A.P.S. certificate. Scott Retail as singles.
FINE. A RARE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1944 12-CENT ULTRAMARINE WITH "VICTORY" OVERPRINT.
Only 221 were produced. Geoffrey Brewster records 35 unused singles, four blocks of four, eight off-cover used, 18 singles on cover and a block of four on cover, for a total of 81 copies.
With 2014 A.P.S. certificate stating slightly disturbed original gum and LR stamp with natural gum crease. Scott Retail as singles
FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 16-CENTAVOS OLIVE BISTER MADRID-MANILA AIR POST ISSUE. ONLY 100 WERE ISSUED.
Sanabria backstamp. With 1989 P.F. certificate