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Sale 1106 — 2015 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Thursday, 25 June, 2015

Category — U.S. Possessions

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3176°
 
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3176, U.S. PossessionsPANAMA, 1909, 1c Dark Green & Black, Center Inverted (197a), PANAMA, 1909, 1c Dark Green & Black, Center Inverted (197a)PANAMA, 1909, 1c Dark Green & Black, Center Inverted (197a). Rich colors, neat purple cancel, centered to top as are all known examples, vertical crease at left does not detract

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

7,500
6,000
3177°
 
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3177, U.S. PossessionsHAWAII, 1851, 5c Blue (2), HAWAII, 1851, 5c Blue (2)HAWAII, 1851, 5c Blue (2). Type II -- the righthand position in the setting of two with the distinctive small "n" in "Cents" (found only on the 5c Type II) -- full margins to just in, neat strike of red Honolulu circular datestamp at left leaves design clearly visible, expertly repaired

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"

35,000
25,000
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3178
c
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3178, U.S. PossessionsHAWAII, 1857, 5c on 13c Dark Red (7), HAWAII, 1857, 5c on 13c Dark Red (7)HAWAII, 1857, 5c on 13c Dark Red (7). Type I (Clark) numeral with long flag, large margins to clear, used with U.S. 10c Green, Ty. II (14) and two 1c Blue, Ty. II (20), tied by "San Francisco Cal. Aug. 5, 1858" circular datestamps on immaculate cover to Mr. Russell Clark in Peacham Vt., red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Jul. 13" origination circular datestamp, few 1c perfs scissors-trimmed

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.

E. 20,000-30,000
50,000
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3179°
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Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3179, U.S. PossessionsHAWAII, 1893, 10c Red Brown, Red Overprint Error (61B). Mint N.H, HAWAII, 1893, 10c Red Brown, Red Overprint Error (61B). Mint N.HHAWAII, 1893, 10c Red Brown, Red Overprint Error (61B). Mint N.H. with part bottom imprint selvage, radiant color, typical centering for this difficult issue

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.

17,500
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3180
ogbl
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3180, U.S. PossessionsPHILIPPINES, 1944, 6c Orange, "Victory" Ovpt. (470), PHILIPPINES, 1944, 6c Orange, "Victory" Ovpt. (470)PHILIPPINES, 1944, 6c Orange, "Victory" Ovpt. (470). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, rich color,

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.

7,000
5,250
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3181
ogbl
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3181, U.S. PossessionsPHILIPPINES, 1944, 12c Ultramarine, "Victory" Ovpt. (475), PHILIPPINES, 1944, 12c Ultramarine, "Victory" Ovpt. (475)PHILIPPINES, 1944, 12c Ultramarine, "Victory" Ovpt. (475). Block of four with left selvage, slightly disturbed original gum (really just slightly tropicalized), bright color, natural gum crease mostly affects bottom right stamp, light creases in selvage far from design

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

4,400
2,800
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3182°
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Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3182, U.S. PossessionsPHILIPPINES, 1926, 16c Olive Bister, Air Post (C8), PHILIPPINES, 1926, 16c Olive Bister, Air Post (C8)PHILIPPINES, 1926, 16c Olive Bister, Air Post (C8). Lightly hinged, pretty pastel shade, typical centering for this difficult issue

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

5,000
2,800
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