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Sale 1172 — United States Stamps and Hawaii

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 December, 2017

Category — 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1232
Pbl
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1232, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)HAWAII, 1893 Provisional Issue, Red Overprint, Plate Proof on Yellowish Wove, HAWAII, 1893 Provisional Issue, Red Overprint, Plate Proof on Yellowish WoveHAWAII, 1893 Provisional Issue, Red Overprint, Plate Proof on Yellowish Wove. Positions 1-5/6-10, block of ten with top sheet margin, also an additional block of four (Positions 21-22/26-27), position numbers in pencil on back with initials and indication that this came from the fourth printing, minor creases and small thin spot near top of larger block, horizontal crease on smaller block, Very Fine appearance and rare, Gregory reports only one full sheet of 50 was discovered from the 4th printing and was separated into blocks of varying sizes

E. 750-1,000
1,600
1233
E
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1233, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)HAWAII, 1893 Provisional Issue, Red and Black Overprint Essays, HAWAII, 1893 Provisional Issue, Red and Black Overprint EssaysHAWAII, 1893 Provisional Issue, Red and Black Overprint Essays. Five issued stamps with essay ovpts. one has larger red block letters that matches one on Gregory's Post Office in Paradise website which is identified as fraudulent, the other four are believed to be genuine and include two different styles of essay ovpts., one in red and the other in black, a couple with slightly toned perfs, Fine appearing and scarce group

E. 500-750
2,900
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1234
S
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1234, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)HAWAII, 1893, 1c-25 Provisional Issue, Red Ovpts., "Specimen" Ovpts. (53S-64S), HAWAII, 1893, 1c-25 Provisional Issue, Red Ovpts., "Specimen" Ovpts. (53S-64S)HAWAII, 1893, 1c-25 Provisional Issue, Red Ovpts., "Specimen" Ovpts. (53S-64S). Set of 11 stamps, handstamped overprints (Samuel Ty. NA2) applied by Natal post office upon receipt from UPU, without gum as always, overall Fine, very rare, ex Honolulu Advertiser, with 1981 B.P.A. certificate showing the set affixed to a piece of ledger paper

E. 1,500-2,000
1,900
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1235
og
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1235, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)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, faint second overprint split horizontally, original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered, Very Fine and choice, this issue is only listed with the Type III double overprint, and is not known with a strong second overprint, Scott Retail as singles

1,200
500
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1236
og
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1236, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)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). Block of four, all show faint second overprint at top, original gum, h.r., Fine and scarce multiple, this issue is only listed with the Type III double overprint, and is not known with a strong second overprint, Scott Retail as singles

2,400
475
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1237
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Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1237, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)HAWAII, 1893, 1c Blue, Category II Double Red Ovpt. (54e), HAWAII, 1893, 1c Blue, Category II Double Red Ovpt. (54e)HAWAII, 1893, 1c Blue, Category II Double Red Ovpt. (54e). Large part original gum, rich color, clear second overprint of moderate strength, horizontal bend, Fine, a very scarce error, this does not come with a Category I strength double ovpt.

1,500
600
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1238
og
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1238, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)HAWAII, 1893, 1c Blue, Category II Double Red Ovpt. (54e), HAWAII, 1893, 1c Blue, Category II Double Red Ovpt. (54e)HAWAII, 1893, 1c Blue, Category II Double Red Ovpt. (54e). Horizontal pair, both stamps with clear and full second "Provisional" of moderate strength, left stamp also missing period after Govt., original gum, Fine and scarce

3,000
700
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1239
og
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1239, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)HAWAII, 1893, 1c Blue, Category III Double Red Ovpt. (54f), HAWAII, 1893, 1c Blue, Category III Double Red Ovpt. (54f)HAWAII, 1893, 1c Blue, Category III Double Red Ovpt. (54f). Vertical pair, top stamp the double with clear and nearly full second "Provisional" (this might pass muster as a Category II Ovpt. and was mounted as such, but we err on the side of Category III), bottom stamp normal, original gum, Very Fine

400
225
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1240
og
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1240, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)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). Group of five stamps, four with a strong double ovpt. oriented in different ways, including diagonal, diagonal and split vertically or horizontally, also one of moderate strength (Category II) which is unlisted in Scott, original gum with h.r. or disturbed, one with some slightly toned perfs, overall Fine-Very Fine and interesting group, one P.F. certificate accompanies, Scott Retail as all Category I

3,250
650
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1241
 
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1241, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)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). Original gum, h.r., rich color, second ovpt. split horizontally, Very Fine

650
300
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1242
og
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1242, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)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). Horizontal pair with selvage at right, left stamp showing strong slightly diagonal second overprint, right stamp normal, original gum, Very Fine, a choice example of this error, with 2004 P.F. certificate

650
600
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1243
og
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1243, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)HAWAII, 1893, 1c Green, Category III Double Red Ovpt. (55f). Bottom right corner margin strip of five with part imprint, original gum, middle three stamps Mint N.H., bottom stamp not hinged but with tiny disturbance, second ovpt, HAWAII, 1893, 1c Green, Category III Double Red Ovpt. (55f). Bottom right corner margin strip of five with part imprint, original gum, middle three stamps Mint N.H., bottom stamp not hinged but with tiny disturbance, second ovptHAWAII, 1893, 1c Green, Category III Double Red Ovpt. (55f). Bottom right corner margin strip of five with part imprint, original gum, middle three stamps Mint N.H., bottom stamp not hinged but with tiny disturbance, second ovpt. on each with portions in margin, a few faintly toned perfs between third and fourth stamps at left, Fine and striking multiple, Scott Retail as hinged singles

1,250
350
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1244
og
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1244, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)HAWAII, 1893, 1c Green, Category III Double Red Ovpt. (55f). Strip of five with selvage at sides, left four stamps with diagonal double ovpts. split vertically, right stamp normal, middle three stamps Mint N.H., Fine, with 2001 P.F, HAWAII, 1893, 1c Green, Category III Double Red Ovpt. (55f). Strip of five with selvage at sides, left four stamps with diagonal double ovpts. split vertically, right stamp normal, middle three stamps Mint N.H., Fine, with 2001 P.FHAWAII, 1893, 1c Green, Category III Double Red Ovpt. (55f). Strip of five with selvage at sides, left four stamps with diagonal double ovpts. split vertically, right stamp normal, middle three stamps Mint N.H., Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged singles

1,000
250
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1245
og
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1245, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)HAWAII, 1893, 1c Green, Vertical Pair, One Without Ovpt. (55g), HAWAII, 1893, 1c Green, Vertical Pair, One Without Ovpt. (55g)HAWAII, 1893, 1c Green, Vertical Pair, One Without Ovpt. (55g). Strip of five with top part imprint selvage, the top stamp the error with no trace of an overprint, the other stamps with overprint at top, original gum (h.r.), rich color, nice margins and centering, rejoined between the second and third stamps, accompanied by the separated bottom part imprint strip of five that originally adjoined this error strip (reconstructed for photo)

VERY FINE. THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL OF THE HAWAII PROVISIONAL OVERPRINT VARIETIES. THE EXAMPLE OFFERED HERE, WITH PART IMPRINT SELVAGE AND THE ADJOINING STRIP AT BOTTOM, IS A MAGNIFICENT SHOWPIECE.

This error was caused by the overprint form and paper being significantly misaligned (form shifted downward) while printing. The overprint at the top of each normal stamp was intended to appear on the stamp above it. This is confirmed by the accompanying bottom part imprint strip of five, which shows an extra overprint completely in the selvage below. This digital reconstruction shows the two strips reunited, though they can be mounted side-by-side on an exhibit page.

Ex Honolulu Advertiser. With 1996 P.F. certificate as the old Scott 55a and not mentioning the rejoining between the second and third stamps

10,000
0
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1246
og
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1246, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)HAWAII, 1893, 2c Brown, Red Ovpt., No Period After "Govt." (56b), HAWAII, 1893, 2c Brown, Red Ovpt., No Period After "Govt." (56b)HAWAII, 1893, 2c Brown, Red Ovpt., No Period After "Govt." (56b). Overprint Position 6, original gum, h.r., rich color on bright paper, Very Fine, Scott Retail as normal

325
110
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1247
og
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1247, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)HAWAII, 1893, 2c Brown, Category III Double Red Ovpt. (56f, unlisted), HAWAII, 1893, 2c Brown, Category III Double Red Ovpt. (56f, unlisted)HAWAII, 1893, 2c Brown, Category III Double Red Ovpt. (56f, unlisted). Portion of second overprint at top with three numerals of year date, original gum, natural s.e. at right, two small thin spots, Very Fine appearance, this issue is unlisted in Scott with any type of double ovpt., while the P.F. may be tempted to call this a "kiss print" we feel there is enough to call it a double, in any case certification is permitted

E. 300-400
475
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1248
nhbl
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1248, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Red Ovpt. (57 var), HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Red Ovpt. (57 var)HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Red Ovpt. (57 var). Mint N.H. right margin block of 10, each ovpt. split vertically with portion into stamp at right and into selvage, deep rich color, some perf separations left pair, tiny toned spot on one perf at left, Extremely Fine and interesting variety

E. 300-400
550
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1249
c
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1249, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Red Ovpt. (57), HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Red Ovpt. (57)HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Red Ovpt. (57). Wide margins and well-centered, tied by "Wailuku, Maui, Dec. 26, 1893" double-circle datestamp on "Bureau of Police, Sheriff's Office, Wailuku, Maui H.I." corner card cover to Honolulu, arrival backstamp, Very Fine

E. 200-300
325
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1250
og
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1250, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Red Ovpt. (57), HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Red Ovpt. (57)HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Red Ovpt. (57). Vertical pair with top right corner selvage, bottom stamp with shifted ovpt. split vertically, double ovpt. mostly printed in selvage, top stamp without ovpt. except for tiny traces in perfs at bottom, original gum, lightly hinged, Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate stating it is not a pair "one without ovpt" variety due to the trace in the perfs, still a fascinating item

E. 300-400
1,300
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1251
og
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1251, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Red Ovpt., "18 3" Instead of "1893" (57a), HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Red Ovpt., "18 3" Instead of "1893" (57a)HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Red Ovpt., "18 3" Instead of "1893" (57a). Original gum, well-centered with bright color, tiny natural inclusion at center, Very Fine and choice example of this scarce variety

900
1,300
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1252
 
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1252, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Red Ovpt., "18 3" Instead of "1893" (57a), HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Red Ovpt., "18 3" Instead of "1893" (57a)HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Red Ovpt., "18 3" Instead of "1893" (57a). Unobtrusive strike of Honolulu circular datestamp, faint crease, Very Fine appearance, scarce

900
250
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1253
og
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1253, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Category I Double Red Ovpt. (57d var), HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Category I Double Red Ovpt. (57d var)HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Category I Double Red Ovpt. (57d var). Glazed original gum, showing part of four different overprints, really a triple or perhaps quadruple overprint but unlisted as such, "Provis" is printed both at top and bottom, each overprint a strong Category I impression

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1893 2-CENT DULL VIOLET WITH PORTIONS OF FOUR CATEGORY I OVERPRINTS.

With 2013 P.F. certificate. Listed in Scott only as a double overprint. Scott Retail as Type I double overprint $1,300.00

E. 1,500-2,000
1,900
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1254
og
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1254, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Category I Double Red Ovpt. (57d), HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Category I Double Red Ovpt. (57d)HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Category I Double Red Ovpt. (57d). Strong second ovpt. printed slightly diagonally and split vertically and horizontally, disturbed original gum with h.r. at top, rich color, Fine, a striking variety of the Category I double ovpt., Scott Retail as normal 57d

1,300
1,100
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1255
og
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1255, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Category I Double Red Ovpt. (57d), HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Category I Double Red Ovpt. (57d)HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Category I Double Red Ovpt. (57d). Strong second ovpt. printed slightly diagonally and just split vertically and horizontally with small portions in top and bottom corners, disturbed original gum, just a hint of tropical toning, still Fine and nice variety of the Category I double ovpt., Scott Retail as normal 57d

1,300
300
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1256
 
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1256, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Category I Double Red Ovpt. (57d), HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Category I Double Red Ovpt. (57d)HAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Category I Double Red Ovpt. (57d). Strong second ovpt. printed at top and split vertically, neat four-ring target cancel, rich color, small thin spot in top margin, tiny toned spot on one perf at bottom right, Very Fine appearance, with 2006 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as normal used 57d

1,000
475
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1257
og
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1257, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)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). Slightly disturbed original gum, attractive centering, deep rich color

VERY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1893 2-CENT DULL VIOLET WITH INVERTED OVERPRINT.

Only two sheets were overprinted upside down and very few examples of this inverted overprint error are known, either unused or used. The unused example offered here, as well as the used examples offered in the following lot and in our 2009 sale of the Golden collection are the only Scott 57g inverted overprints listed in Power Search.

4,000
2,900
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1258
 
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1258, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)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). Choice centering with wide margins, rich color, neat strike of Honolulu "2" duplex cancel, few lightly toned perf tips, tiny thin spot at bottom right

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1893 2-CENT DULL VIOLET WITH INVERTED OVERPRINT.

Only two sheets were overprinted upside down and very few examples of this inverted overprint error are known, either unused or used. The unused example offered in the previous lot as well as the used examples offered here and in our 2009 sale of the Golden collection are the only Scott 57g inverted overprints listed in Power Search.

Ex Spelman, D'Assis, Pietsch and Twigg-Smith. With 1953 and 2007 P.F. certificates

4,750
2,100
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1259
og
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1259, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)HAWAII, 1893, 5c Deep Indigo, Category III Triple Red Ovpt. (58f var), HAWAII, 1893, 5c Deep Indigo, Category III Triple Red Ovpt. (58f var)HAWAII, 1893, 5c Deep Indigo, Category III Triple Red Ovpt. (58f var). Clear second and third ovpts. above the primary ovpt., original gum, outstanding centering and margins, a few faint gum soaked perfs

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE AND BEAUTIFULLY CENTERED EXAMPLE OF THE 1893 5-CENT DEEP INDIGO WITH AN UNLISTED TRIPLE OVERPRINT.

Unlisted in Scott. Scott Retail as normal double ovpt.

1,250
1,000
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1260
 
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1260, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)HAWAII, 1893, 5c Deep Indigo, Category III Double Red Ovpt. (58f), HAWAII, 1893, 5c Deep Indigo, Category III Double Red Ovpt. (58f)HAWAII, 1893, 5c Deep Indigo, Category III Double Red Ovpt. (58f). Outstanding centering and margins, lightly cancelled, clear second ovpt., tiny surface scuff, Extremely Fine appearance, this is the finest centering of the few examples of the double ovpt. we have offered since keeping computerized records

675
600
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1261
ogbl
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1261, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)HAWAII, 1893, 5c Deep Indigo, Category III Double Red Ovpt. (58f), HAWAII, 1893, 5c Deep Indigo, Category III Double Red Ovpt. (58f)HAWAII, 1893, 5c Deep Indigo, Category III Double Red Ovpt. (58f). Mint N.H. block of four with selvage at left, the lower left stamp the error showing faint but clear second ovpt. straddling the stamp and selvage, rich color on bright paper, minor gum creases, Very Fine and scarce multiple with the Category III double ovpt., Scott Retail as one hinged single

1,250
0
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1262
 
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1262, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)HAWAII, 1893, 5c Deep Indigo, Category III Double Red Ovpt. (58f), HAWAII, 1893, 5c Deep Indigo, Category III Double Red Ovpt. (58f)HAWAII, 1893, 5c Deep Indigo, Category III Double Red Ovpt. (58f). Position 42, easily discernible second overprint which is split vertically, rich color on bright paper, neat strike of Honolulu circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, extremely rare, ex Beardsley, Pietsch and Twigg-Smith, with 2007 P.F. certificate

675
500
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1263
c
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 1263, 1893 Provisional Government Issue (Scott 53-58)HAWAII, 1893, 5c Deep Indigo, Red Ovpt. (58), HAWAII, 1893, 5c Deep Indigo, Red Ovpt. (58)HAWAII, 1893, 5c Deep Indigo, Red Ovpt. (58). Tied by well-struck "Honolulu H.I. Jul. 22, 1893 10 AM" circular datestamp with oval duplex on cover to Sydney, Australia, Aug. 6 receiving backstamp, slightly reduced at left, stamp with some faintly toned perfs, still Very Fine and attractive use to Australia

E. 300-400
200
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