Sale 1187 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 July, 2018
Category — U.S. Possessions
FINE APPEARING USED 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.
With 1948 (issued to Raymond Weill) and 2014 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ENORMOUSLY RARE USED 1863 2-CENT NUMERAL FROM THE FIFTH SETTING IN DARK BLUE ON BLUISH WOVE PAPER.
The 2c Dark Blue on Bluish paper (Scott 17) was printed after Scott 18 and before Scott 20. It is one of the rarest of all Numeral Issues in either unused or used condition, and almost all known examples have small faults.
Ex Crocker, Atherton, Honolulu Academy of Arts and Twigg-Smith. With 2018 P.F. certificate