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Sale 1159 — 2017 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2017

Category — Hawaii, Philippines

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
315
 
Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 315, Hawaii, PhilippinesHAWAII, 1851, 5c Blue (2), HAWAII, 1851, 5c Blue (2)HAWAII, 1851, 5c Blue (2). Crocker Type II with the distinctive small "n" in "Cents" (found only on the 5c Type II) -- the righthand position in the setting of two -- perfect bold jet-black strike of Crossed Bars cancel (Gregory Type Cross 20), appears to have four large even margins, expertly repaired at right with small piece of paper added and portion of design painted in

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY THREE OF THE 40 RECORDED USED EXAMPLES OF THE HAWAIIAN 1851 5-CENT MISSIONARY HAVE THE RARE CROSSED BARS CANCELLATION.

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 Crossed Bars cancel is found with and without the surrounding circle on one 2c, three 5c and two 13c (Scott 3) Missionaries.

Siegel Census No. 2-II-CAN-48. Ex Crocker, Ishikawa, Collector C and Twigg-Smith. With 1994 P.F. certificate. Scott value is for a repaired example.

35,000
22,000
316
 
Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 316, Hawaii, PhilippinesHAWAII, 1851, 13c Blue, "Hawaiian Postage" (3), HAWAII, 1851, 13c Blue, "Hawaiian Postage" (3)HAWAII, 1851, 13c Blue, "Hawaiian Postage" (3). Crocker Type II -- the righthand position in the setting of two -- ample to large margins except touching at lower right, cancelled by red Honolulu circular datestamp showing part of integral "U.S. Postage Paid" and a second San Francisco circular datestamp in a different shade of orange-red, small thins and a sealed tear

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 13-CENT "HAWAIIAN POSTAGE" MISSIONARY, CANCELLED BY THE RED HONOLULU AND SAN FRANCISCO DATESTAMPS AND IN FAR BETTER CONDITION THAN OFTEN SEEN.

Our census of Hawaii No. 3, published in Part 1 of the Honolulu Advertiser catalogue, is available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/HI3/HI3.pdf . Nine off-cover 13c "Hawaiian Postage" stamps are recorded with the Honolulu marking (one in the Tapling collection and another only a fragment). This stamp, with small faults but without any paper restoration, is very desirable.

Siegel Census No. 3-II-CAN-112. Ex Hind and Admiral Harris. With 1994 P.F. certificate. The Scott Catalogue notes that "values are for examples with minor damage that has been skillfully repaired."

29,000
15,500
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317
ng
Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 317, Hawaii, PhilippinesHAWAII, 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). Crocker Type II -- the righthand position in the setting of two -- unused (no gum), framelines show on all four sides, rebacked and some minor repairs, but the design is complete and original

FINE APPEARING AND EXTREMELY RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1852 13-CENT "H.I. & U.S. POSTAGE" MISSIONARY. ONLY SEVEN UNUSED COPIES ARE AVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS.

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 only eight unused examples, including the stamp in the Tapling collection at the British Library, which is probably not unused, but unavailable in any case. This example is relatively attractive without any repainting of the design.

Ex Honolulu Advertiser. Siegel Census No. 4-II-UNC-148. With 1995 P.F. certificate

52,500
25,000
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318°
c
Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 318, Hawaii, PhilippinesHAWAII, 1853, 13c Dark Red, Thick White Wove (6), HAWAII, 1853, 13c Dark Red, Thick White Wove (6)HAWAII, 1853, 13c Dark Red, Thick White Wove (6). Large margins all around including sheet margin at bottom, "tied" by vertical file fold, red "Honolulu*U.S. Postage Paid*May 13" (1854) circular datestamp on blue folded letter datelined "Hilo Oayhu April 23" and addressed to Wm. L. M. Phelps in Albany N.Y. (a prominent railroad executive), horizontal pair of United States 1851 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), large margins to slightly in, affixed over 13c and all stamps tied by "San Francisco Cal. 16 Jun." circular datestamp, San Francisco "Paid" handstamp at left, 3c pair with tear at top, right stamp has vertical crease where folded back to display Hawaiian stamp

FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE PASTE-OVER COMBINATION OF 1853 13-CENT KAMEHAMEHA III ISSUE AND UNITED STATES 3-CENT 1851 ISSUE. VERY DESIRABLE WITH THE HONOLULU POSTMARK AND SAN FRANCISCO "PAID".

This cover was carried on the bark Wavelet, which departed Honolulu on May 16, 1854, and arrived in San Francisco on June 8. From there it was sent to Panama on the Sonora, which departed on June 16 and arrived on June 29.

The 13c stamp prepaid the 5c Hawaiian postage, 2c ship captain's fee and 6c transcontinental rate. The short-lived practice of applying United States stamps (6c postage) over the 13c Hawaiian stamp was likely intended to avoid confusion over whether or not U.S. postage had been prepaid. The postmaster in Honolulu affixed the U.S. stamps to cover up the Hawaiian postage, and the letter was postmarked in San Francisco without applying a "Ship" or rate mark (although in this case it was marked "Paid"). The 2c ship fee was credited to San Francisco in the regular accounting.

Fred Gregory records eight such paste-over frankings (plus one earlier Missionary cover). Gregory Census No. 13-2. With 1978 P.F. certificate.

E. 5,000-7,500
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319°
c
Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 319, Hawaii, PhilippinesHAWAII, 1853, 13c Dark Red, Thick White Wove (6), HAWAII, 1853, 13c Dark Red, Thick White Wove (6)HAWAII, 1853, 13c Dark Red, Thick White Wove (6). Large margins, bright color, used with pair of United States 1851 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), large margins to just in, affixed over Hawaiian stamp, tied by "San Francisco Cal. 16 Nov." (1854) circular datestamp on cover to Otis B. Oakman in North Marshfield Mass., without Honolulu postmark but a well-known correspondence of Hawaiian origin, some edge tears and soiling, 3c stamps with faults including crease from displaying underlying stamp

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE PASTE-OVER COMBINATION OF THE 1853 13-CENT KAMEHAMEHA III ISSUE AND UNITED STATES 3-CENT 1851 ISSUE.

The San Francisco Nov. 16 (1854) postmark date coincides with the preparation of the mail carried to Panama on the Golden Age, which departed on Nov. 16 and arrived on Nov. 28. Without any indication of the origin date in Honolulu, we cannot pinpoint one of the various ship sailings that arrived in San Francisco before Nov. 16 and after the prior sailing for Panama in November.

The 13c stamp prepaid the 5c Hawaiian postage, 2c ship captain's fee and 6c transcontinental rate. The short-lived practice of applying United States stamps (6c postage) over the 13c Hawaiian stamp was likely intended to avoid confusion over whether or not U.S. postage had been prepaid. The postmaster in Honolulu affixed the U.S. stamps to cover up the Hawaiian postage, and the letter was postmarked in San Francisco without applying a "Ship" or rate mark. The 2c ship fee was credited to San Francisco in the regular accounting.

Fred Gregory records eight such paste-overs (plus one earlier Missionary cover). Gregory Census No. 13-10. Ex Krug.

E. 1,500-2,000
1,200
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320
c
Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 320, Hawaii, PhilippinesHAWAII, 1857, 5c Blue, Thin White Wove (8), HAWAII, 1857, 5c Blue, Thin White Wove (8)HAWAII, 1857, 5c Blue, Thin White Wove (8). Used with 1c and 10c 1851-55 Issues, unusually and artistically arranged on a small envelope with small "Paid" in sender's hand and a neat address to Berlin Mass., the stamps were trimmed of all margins by the artist, who probably considered extra paper unsightly (so type characteristics also trimmed), lightly struck red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid" large circular datestamp ties 5c and 1c at right, carried by the Yankee (cleared Jul. 12, arrived Aug. 2), upon arrival the San Francisco office cancelled and tied each stamp with its "San Francisco Cal. Aug. 5, 1858" circular datestamp, small ink stain at center is trivial

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND UNUSUAL FRANKING AND ARRANGEMENT OF STAMPS PAYING THE 5-CENT HAWAIIAN POSTAGE PLUS 12-CENT U.S. POSTAGE FOR THE 10-CENT TRANSCONTINENTAL RATE AND 2-CENT SHIP CAPTAIN'S FEE.

Ex Admiral Harris, Krug, Honolulu Advertiser and Bailar. With 1996 P.F. certificate

E. 5,000-7,500
4,750
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321
c
Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 321, Hawaii, PhilippinesHAWAII, 1857, 5c Blue, Thin White Wove (8), HAWAII, 1857, 5c Blue, Thin White Wove (8)HAWAII, 1857, 5c Blue, Thin White Wove (8). Ample to large margins, part of red cancel, red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Oct. 6" circular datestamp on light buff cover to Miss Mary E. Hastings at College Hill Ohio, used with United States 12c Black (17), ample even margins, both stamps tied by "San Francisco Cal. Nov. 7, 1857" circular datestamp, backflap reattached

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MIXED FRANKING WITH THE 1857 5-CENT KAMEHAMEHA III SECOND PRINTING AND UNITED STATES 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE.

This cover was carried on the American bark Yankee, which departed Honolulu on Oct. 6, 1857, and arrived in San Francisco on Oct. 22. Mail for the East Coast via Panama was datestamped on Nov. 5.

Ex Caspary and Grunin and from our 1967 Rarities sale. With 2014 P.F. certificate. Raymond Weill backstamp.

E. 7,500-10,000
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322
c
Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 322, Hawaii, PhilippinesHAWAII, 1857, 5c Blue, Thin White Wove (8), HAWAII, 1857, 5c Blue, Thin White Wove (8)HAWAII, 1857, 5c Blue, Thin White Wove (8). Position 2 with line thru "Honolulu" at left, large to ample margins, used with United States 12c Black (17), large margins to just barely in outer frameline at upper left, intense shade, red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Apr. 21" (1858) circular datestamp on light buff cover to Miss Mary E. Hastings in South Hadley Mass., stamps uncancelled when they left Honolulu, both tied by light strike of "San Francisco Cal. Jun. 5" circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLE UNITED STATES AND HAWAII MIXED-FRANKING COVER WITH THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE AND 1857 5-CENT KAMEHAMEHA III SECOND PRINTING FROM POSITION 2 -- THE LINE THRU "HONOLULU" TRANSFER VARIETY.

This cover was carried on the schooner Liholiho, which departed Honolulu on Apr. 26, 1858 (mail was datestamped on Apr. 21) and arrived in San Francisco on May 21 (mail for the East Coast was datestamped on June 5).

Ex Col. Green and Golden. Signed Ashbrook.

E. 5,000-7,500
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323
ng
Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 323, Hawaii, PhilippinesHAWAII, 1859, 2c Light Blue, Comma after "Cents" (13b), HAWAII, 1859, 2c Light Blue, Comma after "Cents" (13b)HAWAII, 1859, 2c Light Blue, Comma after "Cents" (13b). Plate 1-A, Type X (Westerberg Position 2), unused (no gum), ample to full margins all around, completely sound

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. ONE OF ONLY FIVE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 1859 2-CENT BLUE HAWAIIAN NUMERAL ISSUE WITH THE COMMA AFTER "CENTS" VARIETY AND THE ONLY UNUSED EXAMPLE. ONE OF THE GREAT NUMERAL RARITIES.

The five 2c Blue Numeral stamps with the Comma after "Cents" variety known to us are:

1) Dark Blue, Plate 1-A, Ty. X (Westerberg Position 2), tear at right, two holes repaired, ex Honolulu Advertiser

2) Dark Blue, Plate 1-A, Type X (Westerberg Position 2), on cover from Hilo to Honolulu, ex Honolulu Advertiser and Gross

3) Dark Blue, Plate 1-A, Type X (Westerberg Postion 2), off cover, pen cancel, ex Crocker, Pietsch and Steiner (Siegel Sale 1161, lot 1065)

4) Light Blue, Plate 3-A, Type I (Westerberg Position 3), red Honolulu circular datestamp, ex Ishikawa and Golden (Siegel Sale 1009, lot 357)

5) Plate 1-A, Type X (Westerberg Position 2), unused, ex Ferrary (Seventh sale, June 13-15, 1923, lot 352), the example offered here.

Ex Ferrary. With 2017 P.F. certificate. Listed but unpriced in Scott in unused condition

E. 5,000-7,500
6,750
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324
ogbl
Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 324, Hawaii, PhilippinesPHILIPPINES, 1899, 50c Orange (212), PHILIPPINES, 1899, 50c Orange (212)PHILIPPINES, 1899, 50c Orange (212). Bottom imprint and plate no. 75 block of six, very lightly tropicalized original gum, bright color, some minor reinforced perf separations at bottom

FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE PHILIPPINES 1899 50-CENT UNWATERMARKED ISSUE.

The only larger multiples we record are a top plate block of ten and a bottom plate block of eight.

Ex Diamond. With 2014 P.F. certificate

25,000
4,500
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