Sale 1172 — United States Stamps and Hawaii

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 December, 2017

Category — 1864-86 Royal Portraits Issues, cont. (Scott 39-52C)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1203
c
Sale 1172, Lot 1203, 1864-86 Royal Portraits Issues, cont. (Scott 39-52C)HAWAII, 1882-83, 2c Dull Red, 5c Ultramarine (39, 43a). 2c horizontal strip of five with natural s.e. at right, all stamps tied by four strikes of purple "Late Letter Mail" double-circle, additional bold strike at lower left on cover to Esquimalt, British Columbia,, purple "Forwarded by/J. M. Oat, Jr. & Co./Stationers & News Dealers/Honolulu, H.I." four-line backstamp, "Honolulu H.I. Oct. 1" (1884) circular datestamp also ties stamps, San Francisco and Esquimalt receiving backstamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A COLORFUL AND RARE SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL USE FROM HAWAII TO BRITISH COLUMBIA. A STUNNING COVER.

The "Late Letter Mail" handstamp was used to indicate payment of the extra fee for a letter that was brought to the Honolulu Post Office after the posted closing time for a mail shipment -- similar to U.S. Supplementary Mail. Gregory lists date range of use from Jul. 2, 1882, to Oct. 1, 1884 (this the latest recorded example). This cover, with a strip of five of No. 43a and a single No. 39 is the most visually stunning example we have encountered.

Ex Bilden. With 2001 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
2,500
1204
c
Sale 1172, Lot 1204, 1864-86 Royal Portraits Issues, cont. (Scott 39-52C)HAWAII, 1882-86, 5c Ultramarine, 2c Rose, 10c Red Brown (39, 43, 44). Two 2c and two 5c (one with nicked corner), used with 10c (small tear and part captured imprint), tied by "Honolulu H.I. Jul. 30 8AM 1891" duplex datestamp on cover to Lieut. Clarke on the U.S.S. Iroquois c/o U.S. Consul at Apia, Samoa, magenta "PAID ALL" in oval, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine appearance, an outstanding three-color franking and a rare cover to Samoa correctly prepaid at double the 12c non-UPU rate to Australian States and Samoa, approximately a dozen covers are reported showing the 12c non-UPU treaty rate, ex Bilden

E. 1,500-2,000
900
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1205
c
Sale 1172, Lot 1205, 1864-86 Royal Portraits Issues, cont. (Scott 39-52C)HAWAII, 1882, 5c Ultramarine (39). Horizontal pair with selvage at right, target cancels and just tied by "Honolulu H.I. Aug. 15" (1884) circular datestamp on cover to Liverpool, England, clear strike of purple "Late Letter Mail" double-circle handstamp (Ty. 759, Rarity 1RRRR), red Liverpool "U.S. Packet" circular datestamp, reverse with San Francisco receiver and magenta "San Francisco, Cal. Stm. Ship Aug. 23" circular datestamp, tiny edge toning, still Very Fine, a scarce example of this marking, which was used to indicate payment of the extra fee for a letter that was brought to the Honolulu Post Office after the posted closing time for a mail shipment -- similar to U.S. Supplementary Mail, Gregory lists date range of use from Jul. 2, 1882, to Oct. 1, 1884, ex Honolulu Advertiser

E. 500-750
550
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1206
c
Sale 1172, Lot 1206, 1864-86 Royal Portraits Issues, cont. (Scott 39-52C)HAWAII, 1882, 5c Ultramarine (39). Horizontal pair, purple three-ring target cancels with matching "Spreckelsville Maui Mar. ? 1885" circular datestamp on cover to Heidelberg, Germany, Honolulu circular datestamp of Mar. 14, unusual fancy "T" handstamp with purple manuscript "50 ctms" to indicate short payment and postage due, matching "2/" (double rate) marking, blue crayon due marking, New York and "Verviers A. Coeln" backstamps, stamps with some slight toning, central file fold, small cover tear at top, appears Very Fine, the Hawaiian "T" or "Tax" due handstamp must be scarce as Power Search does not contain another outside of this sale and it is unlisted on the Gregory Post Office in Paradise website

E. 400-500
850
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1207
og
Sale 1172, Lot 1207, 1864-86 Royal Portraits Issues, cont. (Scott 39-52C)HAWAII, 1882, 5c Ultramarine, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (39a). Original gum, h.r., bright color

FINE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1882 5-CENT KAMEHAMEHA V IMPERFORATE-HORIZONTALLY ERROR.

Very few sound original-gum pairs are known

5,000
1,600
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1208
c
Sale 1172, Lot 1208, 1864-86 Royal Portraits Issues, cont. (Scott 39-52C)HAWAII, 1882, 10c Black (40). Used with 5c Ultramarine (39), tied by double-ring target cancels on yellow registered cover to San Francisco, bold strikes of red "REGISTERED" straightline, "R" handstamp and "Honolulu Hawaii 13 Feb. 1884" double-circle datestamp, San Francisco registered four-line backstamp, Very Fine and colorful use

E. 300-400
500
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1209
c
Sale 1172, Lot 1209, 1864-86 Royal Portraits Issues, cont. (Scott 39-52C)HAWAII, 1882, 10c Black (40). With part captured imprint at bottom, tied by three-ring segmented target cancel, red "Honolulu Hawaii Nov. 20" (1882) circular datestamp on cover to Hanover, Germany, transit backstamp, 1882 docketing, Very Fine

E. 300-400
170
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1210
c
Sale 1172, Lot 1210, 1864-86 Royal Portraits Issues, cont. (Scott 39-52C)HAWAII, 1882, 15c Red Brown (41). Used with 5c Ultramarine (39) and tied by light target cancels on registered cover to Chicago Ill., red "Honolulu, Hawaii Sep.19, 1892" double-circle datestamp and "R" handstamp, San Francisco and receiving backstamps, fresh and Very Fine, ex Aall

E. 500-750
850
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1211
 
Sale 1172, Lot 1211, 1864-86 Royal Portraits Issues, cont. (Scott 39-52C)HAWAII, 1883, 2c Rose (43). Tied to small piece by clear strike of "VOLCANO HOUSE" straightline (Ty. 612, Rarity 1R), slight toning, Very Fine appearance, one of the scarce markings applied by managers of the Volcano House

E. 300-400
500
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1212
c
Sale 1172, Lot 1212, 1864-86 Royal Portraits Issues, cont. (Scott 39-52C)HAWAII, 1883, 2c Rose (43). Three wide margins, bright color, tied by "Honolulu, H.I. Jul. 29, 1889" duplex datestamp and oval on cover addressed to Kohala with "On His Hawaiian Majesty's Service. Board of Health" fancy imprint, purple Board of Health oval backstamp, receiving circular datestamp, cover with small tear at top which does not affect the stamp, Very Fine and scarce

E. 400-500
300
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1213
c
Sale 1172, Lot 1213, 1864-86 Royal Portraits Issues, cont. (Scott 39-52C)HAWAII, 1883, 2c Dull Red (43a). Pair and single, tied by three neat strikes of segmented three-ring target cancel, "Honolulu H.I. Apr. 15" (1884) circular datestamp on "Lycan & Co. Dealers in Musical Instruments, Furniture, Sewing Machines, Fancy Goods & c." corner card cover to New York, San Francisco transit backstamp, middle stamp with corner fault which is not obvious with the cancellation, Very Fine appearance

E. 300-400
550
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1214
c
Sale 1172, Lot 1214, 1864-86 Royal Portraits Issues, cont. (Scott 39-52C)HAWAII, 1884, 10c Red Brown (44). Well-centered, single short perf at lower right, tied by four-ring target cancel with "Honolulu H.I. Feb. 16, 1887" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Tahiti, Society Islands, San Francisco backstamps, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine use to a rare destination for Hawaiian mail, ex Hall

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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1215
c
Sale 1172, Lot 1215, 1864-86 Royal Portraits Issues, cont. (Scott 39-52C)HAWAII, 1883, 10c Vermilion (45). Two, brilliant color, tied by bold three-ring target cancels, "Waianae Oahu Jul. 14, 1884" double-circle datestamp on registered cover to Hanover, Germany, red Honolulu transit and "R" registry handstamp, N.Y. registry label, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, ex Bilden

E. 300-400
225
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1216
ogbl
Sale 1172, Lot 1216, 1864-86 Royal Portraits Issues, cont. (Scott 39-52C)HAWAII, 1883, 10c Vermilion (45). Top imprint block of ten with full sheet selvage, original gum, bottom row Mint N.H. and one in top row also Mint N.H., h.r. in selvage and tiny h.r. sliver top row, some extraneous gum in margin, Very Fine and attractive position piece, Scott Retail as singles

780
225
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1217
ogbl
Sale 1172, Lot 1217, 1864-86 Royal Portraits Issues, cont. (Scott 39-52C)HAWAII, 1883, 12c Red Lilac (46). Top sheet margin block of 25 with part imprint selvage at sides, most stamps Mint N.H., some old mounting paper in top selvage knocks a few out of the Mint N.H. category, some stray gum in selvage, few toned specks, tiny piece out of top right corner selvage, despite these minor issues a Fine-Very Fine and scarce large multiple, Scott Retail counting only 15 stamps as Mint N.H. more than $4,200.00

E. 750-1,000
850
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1218
c
Sale 1172, Lot 1218, 1864-86 Royal Portraits Issues, cont. (Scott 39-52C)HAWAII, 1883, 12c Red Lilac (46). Horizontal pair, used with 6c Yellow Green (33) and tied by perfectly struck three-ring targets cancels on large-size blue linen-lined registered cover with "United States Consulate at Honolulu" corner card addressed to New Bedford Mass., red "Honolulu, Hawaii 10 Jul. 1887" double-circle datestamp and matching registry handstamp, San Francisco registered backstamp, some toning on back, cover torn at top, otherwise Fine and attractive quadruple-rate registered cover, ex Aall

E. 500-750
250
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1219
c
Sale 1172, Lot 1219, 1864-86 Royal Portraits Issues, cont. (Scott 39-52C)HAWAII, 1883, 25c Dark Violet (47). Used with 10c Red Brown (44) and tied by four-ring target cancels on registered cover to Colchester, England, red "Honolulu, Hawaii Mar. 9" double-circle datestamp obscured by London registered handstamp, red registered handstamps, endorsed "Per S.S. Alameda", 1893 receiving backstamp, light wear, 25c rounded corner at top left, Very Fine appearance, ex Aall

E. 300-400
200
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1220
ogbl
Sale 1172, Lot 1220, 1864-86 Royal Portraits Issues, cont. (Scott 39-52C)HAWAII, 1883, 50c Red (48). Block of four with narrow "American Bank Note Company New York" imprint selvage at left, bright color, Very Fine, Scott Retail without premium for the position

1,050
1,100
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1221
ogbl
Sale 1172, Lot 1221, 1864-86 Royal Portraits Issues, cont. (Scott 39-52C)HAWAII, 1883, $1.00 Rose Red (49). Block of four, original gum, h.r., some oxidation as frequently seen on this issue, Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate (before oxidation)

1,500
190
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1222
 
Sale 1172, Lot 1222, 1864-86 Royal Portraits Issues, cont. (Scott 39-52C)HAWAII, 1883, $1.00 Rose Red, Revenue Cancel Study (49). 10 used stamps (plus one unused) mounted on two album pages, range of mostly fiscal cancels (including for taxing opium), crosses in different styles, one in purple, also one with "A.S. Cleghorne" signature (collector of customs), two with "J.M.K." handstamp, few small flaws to be expected including the typical oxidation seen on this issue, overall appear Fine, interesting group

E. 500-750
1,600
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1223
ogbl
Sale 1172, Lot 1223, 1864-86 Royal Portraits Issues, cont. (Scott 39-52C)HAWAII, 1889, 2c Carmine, Reprint (51). Complete sheet of 15, original gum, most stamps Mint N.H., h.r. and adherences in sheet margin which also has a couple small thin spots, Very Fine appearance

565
250
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1224
ogbl
Sale 1172, Lot 1224, 1864-86 Royal Portraits Issues, cont. (Scott 39-52C)HAWAII, 1889, 2c Carmine, Reprint (51). Two complete sheets of 15, original gum, most stamps on one Mint N.H., other several Mint N.H., few faults including creases and toned spots, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

1,130
400
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1225
c
Sale 1172, Lot 1225, 1864-86 Royal Portraits Issues, cont. (Scott 39-52C)HAWAII, 1889, 2c Carmine, Reprint (51). Ample to full margins, slightly irregular at bottom but clear of frameline, tied by "Honolulu, H.I. Aug. 14 1893" duplex datestamp and oval on blue cover addressed locally, minor cover toning, Very Fine and rare use of the 1889 Reprint on cover, few are known

E. 400-500
200
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1226
ogbl
Sale 1172, Lot 1226, 1864-86 Royal Portraits Issues, cont. (Scott 39-52C)HAWAII, 1889, 2c Carmine, Reprint (51, 51S). Pane of 15 of each, original gum, h.r., the 51S with margin reduced at top but well clear of stamps, few faults, Fine-Very Fine

1,160
375
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1227
c
Sale 1172, Lot 1227, 1864-86 Royal Portraits Issues, cont. (Scott 39-52C)HAWAII, 1891, 2c Dull Violet, Bisect (52 var). Tied across cut by purple Kahului, Maui double-circle datestamp, second strike to left on buff cover with printed Kahului address, stamp with slight crease, reduced at right where opened roughly, still appears Very Fine

E. 300-400
150
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1228
og
Sale 1172, Lot 1228, 1864-86 Royal Portraits Issues, cont. (Scott 39-52C)HAWAII, 1891, 2c Dull Violet, Imperforate Horizontally (52a). Vertical pair, original gum, choice centering and margins, rich color, top stamp light horizontal crease, Very Fine appearance

3,750
700
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1229
nhbl
Sale 1172, Lot 1229, 1864-86 Royal Portraits Issues, cont. (Scott 39-52C)HAWAII, 1890, 5c Deep Indigo (52C). Mint N.H. block of four, intense shade, Very Fine, also includes hinged pair, Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,370
450
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1230
c
Sale 1172, Lot 1230, 1864-86 Royal Portraits Issues, cont. (Scott 39-52C)HAWAII, 1890, 5c Deep Indigo (52C). Two horizontal pairs, right pair extra wide margins, tied by light strikes of four-ring target cancel on registered cover to New York, red "Honolulu H.I. Oct. 10, 1893" double-circle datestamp, "R" handstamp and "A.R." which ties the left pair, San Francisco transit backstamp, Very Fine

E. 500-750
500
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1231
c
Sale 1172, Lot 1231, 1864-86 Royal Portraits Issues, cont. (Scott 39-52C)HAWAII, Kahului "Postage Paid" Provisional Handstamp. Clearly struck purplish black straightline with black "Kahului, Maui, 8 [1889] Nov." double-circle datestamp (Ty. 281.0) on small cover to Wailuku, Maui, Very Fine and rare, approximately a dozen covers are known with this provisional postage handstamp

E. 1,000-1,500
500
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