A FINE AND CHOICE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE HAWAIIAN 5-CENT MISSIONARY. CONSIDERING THE TYPICAL CONDITION OF THE FRAGILE MISSIONARY STAMPS, THIS IS ESSENTIALLY A SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THIS MAJOR PHILATELIC RARITY.
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, neatly cancelled with no major repairs, is a great condition rarity. Our census records only eleven 5c Missionaries off cover that are sound or have only minor faults, such as this example
Siegel Census No. 2-II-CAN-59 (as sound). Ex Atherton and Fekete. With 1995 P.F. certificate
A VERY FINE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 13-CENT "HAWAIIAN POSTAGE" MISSIONARY.
There are seven unused examples of the 13c "Hawaiian Postage" Missionary recorded in our census, which is available at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/HI3/HI3.pdf , including four that have repairs. Although we count this stamp among the repaired examples, the sealed tear is very minor and does not involve any paper restoration or painting in of the design -- the other three repaired copies have paper addition and repainting.
Ex Bowers, Hind, Lichtenstein, Ostheimer III, Honolulu Advertiser and Fekete. Siegel Census No. 3-I-UNC-78. With 1967 and 1995 P.F. certificates (former no longer accompanies). Scott value for an unused example with minor repair
FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 1852 13-CENT "H.I. & U.S. POSTAGE" MISSIONARY.
Our census of Hawaii No. 4, published in Part 1 of the Honolulu Advertiser catalogue and available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/HI4/HI4.pdf , contains 35 used stamps off cover or on piece plus nine covers.
Siegel Census No. 4-II-CAN-155. Ex "Isleham" and Schwenk. With 2001 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 A FASCINATING COVER AND ENCLOSURE SENT FROM THE UNITED STATES CONSUL IN HAWAII, WITH FANTASTIC HISTORICAL CONTENT.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"
VERY FINE APPEARING UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT ON 13-CENT PROVISIONAL SURCHARGE.
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.
Ex Schwenk. With 2003 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE 1865 5-CENT "INTERISLAND" NUMERAL ISSUE.
Ex Golden. Scott Retail as two blocks of four
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE UNUSED TETE-BECHE PAIR OF THE 1864 2-CENT NUMERAL ISSUE ON LAID PAPER. THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF THE VARIOUS TETE-BECHE MULTIPLES.
Using our Power Search, we were only able to locate two other pairs, a block containing two pairs and a pane of ten.
Ex Ishikawa and Golden
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A BLOCK OF 20 IS THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE OF THE 1865 2-CENT DARK BLUE NUMERAL ON WOVE PAPER. ONLY FIVE ARE KNOWN TO US, THREE OF WHICH WERE IN THE GOLDEN COLLECTION.
In addition to the three ex Golden blocks of 20, we know of two other blocks of the same size (one ex Honolulu Advertiser and the other ex Pietsch).
Ex Golden. Scott Retail as four blocks of four and four singles
FINE AND RARE BISECT OF THE 1864 2-CENT KAMEHAMEHA IV ISSUE USED ON COVER WITH THE 5-CENT KAMEHAMEHA V ISSUE.
In July 1870 the 6c single-letter rate to the United States was established. The 6c stamps were not available until late Spring 1871, and so the rate was made up using three 2c stamps. As the supply of 2c stamps dwindled, the post office permitted some bisects to be used with 5c stamps for the 6c rate.
Ex Golden. With 1937 letter of authenticity from Bertram W.H. Poole
FNE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE CATEGORY II DOUBLE RED OVERPRINT ON THE 1893 5-CENT ULTRAMARINE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT ISSUE.
Although not as strong or rare as the Category I double overprint, this Category II error is quite striking and very scarce.
VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND AND WELL-CENTERED 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, and this is probably the closest thing to a cover that exists.
Ex Honolulu Advertiser and Golden
VERY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 1893 12-CENT DOUBLE RED OVERPRINT. THIS IS THE LARGEST KNOWN MULTIPLE.
Only two sheets of the 12c were doubly overprinted in red. A review of Power Search and important name sales going back 60 years failed to find another multiple larger than a block of four.
Ex Golden. Scott Retail as singles with no premium for the position
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE IMPERFORATE 20-CENT RED 1894 REVENUE ISSUE.
Scott Retail as pairs