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Sale 1112 — Hawaii

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 October, 2015

Category — 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-64)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1218
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Sale Number 1112, Lot Number 1218, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-64)HAWAII, 1893, 1c-25c Provisional Govt., Red Ovpt. (53-64), HAWAII, 1893, 1c-25c Provisional Govt., Red Ovpt. (53-64)HAWAII, 1893, 1c-25c Provisional Govt., Red Ovpt. (53-64). Blocks of four, original gum, most with h.r. and a few with slight gum disturbances, fresh colors, a couple thin spots to be found but overall Fine-Very Fine and attractive set of blocks

1,574
500
1219
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Sale Number 1112, Lot Number 1219, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-64)HAWAII, 1893, 1c Purple, Red Ovpt., "189" Instead of "1893" (53a), HAWAII, 1893, 1c Purple, Red Ovpt., "189" Instead of "1893" (53a)HAWAII, 1893, 1c Purple, Red Ovpt., "189" Instead of "1893" (53a). Bottom margin block of 15 with selvage at sides, the error the middle stamp in bottom row, original gum, the error with h.r., most other stamps Mint N.H., writing in selvage, Very Fine and interesting position multiple, Scott Retail for just the variety (Mint N.H. No. 53 catalogue $21.00 each)

600
550
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1220
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Sale Number 1112, Lot Number 1220, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-64)HAWAII, 1893, 1c Purple, Category III Double Red Ovpt. (53f), HAWAII, 1893, 1c Purple, Category III Double Red Ovpt. (53f)HAWAII, 1893, 1c Purple, Category III Double Red Ovpt. (53f). Horizontal pair, both show faint second overprint at top, original gum, h.r., Fine and scarce, this issue is only listed with the Type III double overprint, and is not known with a strong second overprint, ex Atherton, Scott Retail as singles

1,200
225
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1221
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Sale Number 1112, Lot Number 1221, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-64)HAWAII, 1893, 1c Green, Category I Double Red Ovpt. (55d), HAWAII, 1893, 1c Green, Category I Double Red Ovpt. (55d)HAWAII, 1893, 1c Green, Category I Double Red Ovpt. (55d). Bottom left corner selvage horizontal pair, original gum, h.r., showing strong additional overprint at an angle, each shows split second overprint including some struck in selvage, some toned spots, otherwise Very Fine and desirable position multiple, ex Atherton, Scott Retail as singles

1,300
400
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1222
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Sale Number 1112, Lot Number 1222, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-64)HAWAII, 1893, 1c Green, Category III Double Red Ovpt. (55f), HAWAII, 1893, 1c Green, Category III Double Red Ovpt. (55f)HAWAII, 1893, 1c Green, Category III Double Red Ovpt. (55f). Horizontal strip of five, part of right selvage with partial imprint, each shows part of additional overprint with all except left stamp showing split second overprint, original gum, h.r., some perf separations sensibly reinforced, left stamp few short perfs at bottom, Fine and attractive multiple, ex Atherton, Scott Retail as singles

1,125
275
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1223
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Sale Number 1112, Lot Number 1223, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-64)HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Red Ovpt. (57), HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Red Ovpt. (57)HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Red Ovpt. (57). Left selvage horizontal strip of three, with split overprints, showing the overprint split both horizontally and vertically, tropicalized original gum, h.r., few small toned spots, Very Fine and very unusual, ex Atherton

E. 200-300
450
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1224
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Sale Number 1112, Lot Number 1224, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-64)HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Inverted Red Ovpt. (57g), HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Inverted Red Ovpt. (57g)HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Inverted Red Ovpt. (57g). Horizontal pair, original gum, h.r., rich color, clear impressions of the inverted overprint, few minor perf separations, left stamp small corner creases at lower left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE PAIR OF THE 1893 2-CENT DULL VIOLET WITH INVERTED OVERPRINT USED ON COVER.

Only two sheets of this 2c overprint were printed upside down. This is the first multiple we have offered since keeping computerized records.

Ex Atherton. Scott Retail as singles.

8,000
2,500
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1225°
 
Sale Number 1112, Lot Number 1225, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-64)HAWAII, 1893, 5c Ultramarine, Category II Double Red Ovpt. (59e), HAWAII, 1893, 5c Ultramarine, Category II Double Red Ovpt. (59e)HAWAII, 1893, 5c Ultramarine, Category II Double Red Ovpt. (59e). Second overprint split horizontally, bright color and ample to wide margins, light duplex cancel

VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE CATEGORY II DOUBLE RED OVERPRINT ON THE 1893 5-CENT ULTRAMARINE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT ISSUE.

The Category I double overprint on the 5c Ultramarine does not exist in used condition, so this Category II error is the closest one can come to a used double overprint.

Ex Ishikawa. With 1974 P.F. certificate

4,000
1,000
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1226°
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Sale Number 1112, Lot Number 1226, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-64)HAWAII, 1893, 5c Ultramarine, Inverted Red Ovpt. (59g), HAWAII, 1893, 5c Ultramarine, Inverted Red Ovpt. (59g)HAWAII, 1893, 5c Ultramarine, Inverted Red Ovpt. (59g). Original gum, lightly hinged, attractive margins and rich color, faint climatic toning, still Fine, a rare error

1,500
700
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1227
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Sale Number 1112, Lot Number 1227, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-64)HAWAII, 1893, 5c Ultramarine, Inverted Red Ovpt. (59g), HAWAII, 1893, 5c Ultramarine, Inverted Red Ovpt. (59g)HAWAII, 1893, 5c Ultramarine, Inverted Red Ovpt. (59g). Left selvage horizontal pair, original gum, h.r., brilliant color, clear inverted overprint, faint climatic toning

VERY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM PAIR OF THE 5-CENT WITH RED OVERPRINT INVERTED.

Only two sheets of the 5c Ultramarine were overprinted upside down. We have offered only one multiple since keeping computerized records (a block of four).

Ex Atherton. Scott Retail as singles

3,000
1,300
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1228°
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Sale Number 1112, Lot Number 1228, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-64)HAWAII, 1893, 6c Green, Category II Double Red Ovpt. (60e), HAWAII, 1893, 6c Green, Category II Double Red Ovpt. (60e)HAWAII, 1893, 6c Green, Category II Double Red Ovpt. (60e). Block of 25 with imprint selvage at both sides, every stamp with clear second overprint split horizontally, original gum, slightly tropicalized on some and few h.r., deep rich color, some reinforced perf separations and gum creases

THIS IS THE LARGEST KNOWN MULTIPLE OF THE 1893 6-CENT PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT ISSUE WITH DOUBLE RED OVERPRINT. A SPECTACULAR RARITY.

Based on the examples observed, at least three 6c sheets were doubly overprinted in red. The Scott Catalogue lists this stamp only with a Category II double overprint, although a single with a strong second overprint is shown at www.hawaiianstamps.com, and the pair offered in our Golden sale (Sale 1009, lot 709) certainly appears to be of Category I strength. The Honolulu Advertiser collection contained a part-imprint horizontal block of 10 with a Category II double overprint, and the block of four in the Pietsch sale probably came from the same sheet as the Advertiser block. The block of 25 offered here is a third source of double overprints, also of Category II strength.

Scott Retail for a single Category II double overprint is $1,100.00, giving this a catalogue value of $27,500.00 as singles

E. 5,000-7,500
3,500
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1229°
c
Sale Number 1112, Lot Number 1229, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-64)HAWAII, 1893, 10c Black, Red Ovpt. (61), HAWAII, 1893, 10c Black, Red Ovpt. (61)HAWAII, 1893, 10c Black, Red Ovpt. (61). Blocks of nine and five, tied by multiple strikes of magenta "Honolulu Hawaii Feb. 1 1896" double-circle datestamps, matching "R" and "A.R." for return receipt on large registered cover to Liverpool, England, block of five affixed over backflap (small piece of backflap missing which probably contained a sixth stamp), manuscript "p. Australia" ship-name directive, New York registry exchange label and Liverpool registered oval, some cover wear, small tears and file folds do not affect stamps, one stamp corner crease, overall Very Fine and impressive multiple-rate franking

E. 300-400
500
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1230
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Sale Number 1112, Lot Number 1230, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-64)HAWAII, 1893, 10c Red Brown, Red Overprint Error (61B), HAWAII, 1893, 10c Red Brown, Red Overprint Error (61B)HAWAII, 1893, 10c Red Brown, Red Overprint Error (61B). Original gum, h.r., bright color

FRESH AND VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1893 10-CENT RED OVERPRINT ERROR. 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 Atherton

17,500
11,500
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1231°
c
Sale Number 1112, Lot Number 1231, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-64)HAWAII, 1893, 12c Black, Red Ovpt. (62), HAWAII, 1893, 12c Black, Red Ovpt. (62)HAWAII, 1893, 12c Black, Red Ovpt. (62). Wide margins to clear at top, used with strip of four 2c Dull Violet and two singles 5c Ultramarine (57, 59), all stamps tied by target cancel, magenta "Honolulu Hawaii Oct. 19, 1893" double-circle datestamp (changed in manuscript to "16") with matching "R" and "A.R." handstamps on registered cover to Portland Ore., San Francisco registry and Portland backstamps, left 2c stamp with small corner perf flaw, fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful triple-rate registered use

E. 200-300
375
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1232
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Sale Number 1112, Lot Number 1232, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-64)HAWAII, 1893, 12c Black, Category I Double Red Ovpt. (62d), HAWAII, 1893, 12c Black, Category I Double Red Ovpt. (62d)HAWAII, 1893, 12c Black, Category I Double Red Ovpt. (62d). With bottom selvage, tropicalized original gum, altogether showing parts of three overprints with one printed mostly in selvage, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, only two sheets were printed and this sheet margin example should be considered desirable, ex Atherton

2,000
650
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1233
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Sale Number 1112, Lot Number 1233, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-64)HAWAII, 1893, 12c Black, Category I Double Red Ovpt. (62d), HAWAII, 1893, 12c Black, Category I Double Red Ovpt. (62d)HAWAII, 1893, 12c Black, Category I Double Red Ovpt. (62d). Tropicalized original gum, h.r., intense shade, strong second overprint which is split horizontally, Very Fine, only two sheets were printed, ex Atherton

2,000
500
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1234
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Sale Number 1112, Lot Number 1234, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-64)HAWAII, 1893, 12c Black, Category II Double Red Ovpt. (62e), HAWAII, 1893, 12c Black, Category II Double Red Ovpt. (62e)HAWAII, 1893, 12c Black, Category II Double Red Ovpt. (62e). Horizontal pair, original gum, h.r., intense shade and impression, clear second overprint, light horizontal crease, Fine appearance, a rare pair of this variety, only two sheets of the 12c were doubly printed and multiples are very rare, ex Atherton, Scott Retail as singles

3,500
800
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1235
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Sale Number 1112, Lot Number 1235, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-64)HAWAII, 1893, 12c Red Lilac, Red Ovpt. (63), HAWAII, 1893, 12c Red Lilac, Red Ovpt. (63)HAWAII, 1893, 12c Red Lilac, Red Ovpt. (63). Block of six, bottom left and bottom center stamps Mint N.H., top stamps h.r., warm shade, Fine-Very Fine, ex Atherton, Scott Retail as singles

1,460
200
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