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Sale 1139 — U.S. Treasures of Philately from The Irwin Weinberg Inventory

Sale Date — Wednesday, 9 November, 2016

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*A buyer’s premium of 15% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — Hawaii

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
132
 
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 132, HawaiiHAWAII, 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 barely in along frameline at right, 7-bar grid cancel struck twice in criss-cross fashion, trace of red cancel, light horizontal crease and tiny thin at top

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

35,000
20,000
133
og
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 133, HawaiiHAWAII, 1851, 13c Blue, "Hawaiian Postage" (3), HAWAII, 1851, 13c Blue, "Hawaiian Postage" (3)HAWAII, 1851, 13c Blue, "Hawaiian Postage" (3). Type I--the lefthand position in the setting of two--unused, a beautiful stamp with large to huge margins, bright shade on fresh paper, an internal tear extends vertically between "a" and "w" of "Hawaiian", this has been sealed but the stamp is free of any paper addition or painting in

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

37,000
30,000
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134
 
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 134, HawaiiHAWAII, 1852, 13c Blue, "H.I. & U.S. Postage" (4), HAWAII, 1852, 13c Blue, "H.I. & U.S. Postage" (4)HAWAII, 1852, 13c Blue, "H.I. & U.S. Postage" (4). Type II--the righthand position in the setting of two--indistinct cancel leaves entire design clearly visible (certificate states cancelled in red), repaired at top adding portions of the inner and outer framelines, repaired above "13", certificate states discolored from oxidation but this is probably traces of staining from mucilage used to affix the stamp

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.

35,000
21,500
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135
c
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 135, Hawaii12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Horizontal pair, margins to just in, tied by "San Francisco Cal. 16 May" (1854) circular datestamp on orange-buff cover originating in Hawaii, with original enclosure datelined "Honolulu Feby. 22, 1854" and written by U.S. Consul Benjamin Franklin Angell, to Moscow N.Y., back of cover with "Forwarded by G.B. Post & Co., San Francisco" octagonal forwarder's marking, interesting content including "In my judgement these Pacific Islands will be made a Territory of the United States in less than a year; a treaty of cession is now in progress of negotiation and I am hurrying it forward with all my power", other fascinating commentary including comparison of Hawaiian indigenous population to American Indians, stamps with some toning from gum, right stamp pre-use crease, some edgewear

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"

E. 3,000-4,000
2,100
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136
ng
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 136, HawaiiHAWAII, 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, unused (no gum), large margins to clear, deep rich color, small toned spot at left

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

7,000
1,900
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137
c
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 137, HawaiiHAWAII, 1857, 5c Blue, Thin White Wove (8), HAWAII, 1857, 5c Blue, Thin White Wove (8)HAWAII, 1857, 5c Blue, Thin White Wove (8). Huge margins to just in, used with United States 12c Black (17), tied together by "San Francisco Cal. Jul. 16, 1860" circular datestamp, red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Jun. 23" (1860) circular datestamp on buff cover to Fall River Mass., slightly reduced at left, fresh and Very Fine, an attractive use, carried on American bark Comet (departed June 23, 1860, arrived San Francisco Jul. 13), then carried on the overland route to St. Louis (via Los Angeles and El Paso) by Butterfield stagecoach, ex Rose

E. 2,000-3,000
2,300
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138
c
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 138, HawaiiHAWAII, 1857, 5c Blue, Thin White Wove (8), HAWAII, 1857, 5c Blue, Thin White Wove (8)HAWAII, 1857, 5c Blue, Thin White Wove (8). Large margins to just in at upper right, few faults, uncancelled, red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Oct. 2" circular datestamp, used with United States 12c Black (17), large margins to clear, tied by "San Francisco Cal. Oct. 29, 1860" circular datestamp on cover to Miss Julia A. Bartow at Dr. Teller's in Brooklyn N.Y., missing most of top flap, small edge tears, likely carried on the British Brig Gazelle, which cleared Honolulu Oct. 3 and arrived in San Francisco on Oct. 29, Very Fine appearance, ex Nettles, with 1989 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,000
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139
ogbl
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 139, HawaiiHAWAII, 1865, 5c Blue on Blue, "Interisland" (22), HAWAII, 1865, 5c Blue on Blue, "Interisland" (22)HAWAII, 1865, 5c Blue on Blue, "Interisland" (22). Plate 12-A, Types VII-IV/X-II/VII-III/V-I (Westerberg Positions 3-10), vertical block of eight, original gum, h.r., large margins to clear, bright color, few creases

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

5,200
2,200
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140
ngbl
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 140, HawaiiHAWAII, 1864, 1c Black, Laid (23), HAWAII, 1864, 1c Black, Laid (23)HAWAII, 1864, 1c Black, Laid (23). Plate 8-A, Types IV/VI-V/VIII-VII/X-IX (Westerberg Positions 3/5-6/7-8/9-10), block of seven, unused (no gum), large margins, vertical crease between stamps, horizontal crease between second and third rows, Extremely Fine appearance, attractive multiple, ex Taylor and Golden, Scott Retail as singles

2,100
850
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141
ng
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 141, HawaiiHAWAII, 1864, 2c Black, Tete-Beche (24c), HAWAII, 1864, 2c Black, Tete-Beche (24c)HAWAII, 1864, 2c Black, Tete-Beche (24c). Plate 7-A, Types I-IX (Westerberg Positions 1-9), unused (no gum), large margins to full, minor toned spots, light corner crease entirely in margin at upper right as oriented in the photo

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

7,000
0
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142
ngbl
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 142, HawaiiHAWAII, 1865, 1c Dark Blue (25), HAWAII, 1865, 1c Dark Blue (25)HAWAII, 1865, 1c Dark Blue (25). Plate 11-A, Types I-X (Westerberg Positions 1-10), two complete panes in an unused block of 20, unused (no gum), large margins, few creases, small indentation in margin at left

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

7,200
3,500
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143
c
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 143, HawaiiHAWAII, 1864, 2c Rose Vermilion, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (31b), HAWAII, 1864, 2c Rose Vermilion, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (31b)HAWAII, 1864, 2c Rose Vermilion, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (31b). Bottom right half used with 1866 5c Blue (32) and tied together by cork cancels on cover to Sallie B. Small in York Pa., no Honolulu postmark, "San Francisco Paid All Jan. 8" (1871) circular datestamp, light corner crease on 5c

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

8,500
0
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144
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Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 144, HawaiiHAWAII, 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). Original gum, second overprint split vertically with parts of four different overprints in corners, light pastel color, margins wide to just clear at right

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.

Ex Golden

4,000
900
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145
 
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 145, HawaiiHAWAII, 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). Well-centered, tied by nearly complete "Honolulu, H.I. Nov. 14, 1895" duplex on small piece

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

4,000
1,600
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146
ogbl
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 146, HawaiiHAWAII, 1893, 6c Green, Split Red Ovpt. (60 var), HAWAII, 1893, 6c Green, Split Red Ovpt. (60 var)HAWAII, 1893, 6c Green, Split Red Ovpt. (60 var). Horizontal block of 15, left three stamps with part-printed "Provisional", other stamps show vertically split overprint, with imprint selvage at both sides, original gum, center row and four stamps at bottom Mint N.H., some perf separations, small crease at edge of selvage at left, overall Fine, an extremely rare multiple, ex Golden

E. 1,500-2,000
1,800
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147
ogbl
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 147, HawaiiHAWAII, 1893, 12c Black, Category I Double Red Ovpt. (62e), HAWAII, 1893, 12c Black, Category I Double Red Ovpt. (62e)HAWAII, 1893, 12c Black, Category I Double Red Ovpt. (62e). Horizontal block of six with wide part imprint selvage at left, original gum, few h.r., deep shade, centered to bottom with perfs just touching on bottom right stamp only, strong overprints, light gum toning at bottom of block

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

12,000
0
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148
ogbl
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 148, HawaiiHAWAII, 1893, 12c Red Lilac, Black Ovpt. (69), HAWAII, 1893, 12c Red Lilac, Black Ovpt. (69)HAWAII, 1893, 12c Red Lilac, Black Ovpt. (69). Block of 20, original gum, several stamps Mint N.H., few others h.r., some sensibly reinforced perf separations, generally Fine, a seldom-seen large multiple, ex Golden, Scott Retail as hinged blocks and singles with no premium for the Mint N.H.

7,800
1,200
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149
nhbl
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 149, HawaiiHAWAII, 1894, 20c Red, Imperforate (R9a), HAWAII, 1894, 20c Red, Imperforate (R9a)HAWAII, 1894, 20c Red, Imperforate (R9a). Mint N.H. block of eight, huge margins including bottom sheet margin, few trivial natural inclusions

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

10,800
2,300
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