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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 11-13 March, 2019

Category — Hawaii

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1066
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1066, Hawaii"Wahoo Sandwich Islands April 10th 1822", "Wahoo Sandwich Islands April 10th 1822""Wahoo Sandwich Islands April 10th 1822". Dateline on two-page folded letter to Mr. Philander Hanford in Peck Slip N.Y., neat "SHIP" handstamp and manuscript "20-1/2" rate, missing top part of outer lettersheet which affects the address, expertly silked, fascinating contents from a whaler who discusses trip around Cape Horn and touched on Hawaiian natives "I cannot find words to express my astonishment at the sight of so many naked beings, for they wear nothing but a sheaf of what they call tapper (?) (made from bark) around their loins", some ink erosions and splitting, still an interesting early letter from a whaler passing thru Hawaii, typed transcript accompanies

E. 500-750
600
1067
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1067, Hawaii10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Four singles, tied by "Bangor Me. Jul. 17" circular datestamps on large cover to Honolulu, Sandwich Islands, sender's directive "via California", cover with trivial edge faults, Fine and scarce

E. 300-400
250
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1068
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1068, HawaiiGreat Britain to Hawaii, 1865, Great Britain to Hawaii, 1865Great Britain to Hawaii, 1865. Folded letter with horizontal strip of four of Great Britain, 1862, 6p Lilac (39; SG 84), s.e. at sides, tied by "498" in barred oval and "Manchester JA 7, 1865" duplex datestamps on folded letter to Honolulu, Hawaii, sender's directive "Via New York and San Francisco", vertical file fold between right perfs, position 3 with crease at top, still Very Fine and scarce use

E. 300-400
375
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1069
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1069, HawaiiHungary to Hawaii, 1888, Hungary to Hawaii, 1888Hungary to Hawaii, 1888. Folded letter datelined "Budapest, 4 Juni 1888", horizontal strip of three and single of Hungary, 1881, 5k Rose Envelope stamp (20) tied by "Budapest June 4, 1888" circular datestamps and affixed over closure -- a neat way to confirm it had not been opened -- to Honolulu, Hawaii, neat San Francisco transit datestamps, "Honolulu H.I. Jul. 8, 1888" receiving datestamp, stamps split when opened, Very Fine, a most unusual use

E. 300-400
375
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1070
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1070, HawaiiHAWAII, 1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31), HAWAII, 1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31)HAWAII, 1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31). Tied by target cancel, "Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands May 8" circular datestamp on attorney's corner card cover with all-over billboard advertising on back, to Lahaina, six different advertisers on back including A. W. Pierce & Co. and Henry M. Whitney (the first postmaster, who issued the Missionary stamps), opened on three sides for display, minor wrinkling, Very Fine, scarce advertising cover, ex "Champion"

E. 500-750
1,200
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1071
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1071, HawaiiHAWAII, 1884, 10c Red Brown (44), HAWAII, 1884, 10c Red Brown (44)HAWAII, 1884, 10c Red Brown (44). Tied by target on hand-drawn illustrated cover depicting a sign with space for the stamp, a meadow and the recipient's name incorporated into a billboard sign, to Salisbury, England, stamp also tied by "Honolulu H.I. Feb. 14, 1888" circular datestamp, missing top flap, few minor toned spots, Very Fine and very rare, this is addressed to Miss. A. W. Holdsworth, her husband was the designer of the 1894 Pictorial series stamps and this no doubt held a Valentine, ex "Champion"

E. 1,000-1,500
4,750
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1072
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1072, HawaiiHAWAII, 1871, 6c Yellow Green (33), HAWAII, 1871, 6c Yellow Green (33)HAWAII, 1871, 6c Yellow Green (33). Horizontal pair, cancelled by target, each with manuscript "Paia" town postmark, "Honolulu H.I. May 9" circular datestamp on back of cover to Christiana, Norway, used with horizontal pairs of 3c Green (158) and 2c Vermilion (178), first has s.e. at right, tied by segmented cork cancels, red San Francisco backstamp (May 18), minor edgewear barely affects stamps at top

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE HAWAII AND UNITED STATES MIXED-FRANKING COVER FROM PAIA, HAWAII TO NORWAY.

This is the only United States and Hawaii mixed-franking cover to Norway we have encountered. The stamps pay the double 6c U.S.-Hawaii treaty rate and double 5c UPU rate from the U.S. to Norway.

With 1983 P.F. certificate.

E. 2,000-3,000
8,000
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1073
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1073, HawaiiHAWAII, 1864-82, 2c Purple, 2c Rose Vermilion, 5c Ultramarine (30, 31, 39), HAWAII, 1864-82, 2c Purple, 2c Rose Vermilion, 5c Ultramarine (30, 31, 39)HAWAII, 1864-82, 2c Purple, 2c Rose Vermilion, 5c Ultramarine (30, 31, 39). Choice centering and rich color, each tied by "Honolulu, H.I. Jun. 30, 1891" duplex datestamp on 2c Carmine entire (U2) to Bucharest, Romania, reverse with San Francisco transit and Bucharest receiving circular datestamp, handstamped return address of C. Witt of New York, Very Fine, an exceptionally attractive usage, ex Honolulu Advertiser

E. 300-400
3,250
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1074
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1074, HawaiiHAWAII, 1871, 18c Dull Rose (34), HAWAII, 1871, 18c Dull Rose (34)HAWAII, 1871, 18c Dull Rose (34). Well-centered, tied by target cancel, red "Honolulu Hawaii Feb. 5, 1891" double-circle datestamp and "R" registry handstamp on 2c Pale Pink entire (U2c) to Leipzig, Germany, New York registry label, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine

E. 400-500
500
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1075
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1075, HawaiiHAWAII, 1875, 12c Black (36), HAWAII, 1875, 12c Black (36)HAWAII, 1875, 12c Black (36). Horizontal pair, tied by target cancel on registered 4c Red entire (U3) to Budapest, Hungary, red "Honolulu Hawaii May 18, 1891" double-circle datestamp and matching "R", San Francisco and New York backstamps, New York registry label pasted partly over pair, Fine and very scarce, ex Honolulu Advertiser

E. 400-500
2,700
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1076
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1076, HawaiiHAWAII, 1890, 5c Deep Indigo (52C), HAWAII, 1890, 5c Deep Indigo (52C)HAWAII, 1890, 5c Deep Indigo (52C). Used with 1882-93 1c Blue (37), 5c Deep Indigo (58) and 10c Red Brown (68) on registered 1c Green entire (U1) to Bombay, India, paying double 5c UPU rate plus 10c registry fee and 5c for return receipt with the remaining 3c paid in cash, tied by red target cancels, matching "Honolulu Hawaii Sep. 30, 1895" double-circle datestamp, corners clipped at top left and bottom right for cholera fumigation, San Francisco, New York and Sea Post Office backstamps, New York registry label over both 1c, Fine, very scarce use of the 5c Kamehameha V, ex Honolulu Advertiser

E. 750-1,000
1,400
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1077
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1077, HawaiiHAWAII, 1893, 5c Deep Indigo, 5c Ultramarine, 10c Black, Red Ovpts., 10c Red Brown, Black Ovpt. (58, 59, 61, 68), HAWAII, 1893, 5c Deep Indigo, 5c Ultramarine, 10c Black, Red Ovpts., 10c Red Brown, Black Ovpt. (58, 59, 61, 68)HAWAII, 1893, 5c Deep Indigo, 5c Ultramarine, 10c Black, Red Ovpts., 10c Red Brown, Black Ovpt. (58, 59, 61, 68). Tied together by dull violet target cancels on buff cover to Paris, France, red "Honolulu Hawaii Jan. 6, 1894" double-circle datestamp with registry markings in a brownish red, New York registry label with San Francisco and New York backstamps, faint Paris circular datestamp on face, receipt handstamp deleted in pen, gum stain in margin of right 10c, otherwise Very Fine, ex Honolulu Advertiser

E. 300-400
425
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1078
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1078, HawaiiHAWAII, 1893, 10c Black, Red Ovpt. (61), HAWAII, 1893, 10c Black, Red Ovpt. (61)HAWAII, 1893, 10c Black, Red Ovpt. (61). Tied by "Honolulu Aug. 8, 1893 4PM" duplex datestamp on 2c Black Postal Card (UX2) to Heerde, Holland, slight toning at top just affects stamp, otherwise Fine and scarce use

E. 200-300
275
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1079
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1079, HawaiiHAWAII, 1893, 5c Deep Indigo, 12c Black, 18c Dull Rose (58, 62, 71), HAWAII, 1893, 5c Deep Indigo, 12c Black, 18c Dull Rose (58, 62, 71)HAWAII, 1893, 5c Deep Indigo, 12c Black, 18c Dull Rose (58, 62, 71). Tied by target cancels on registered buff cover to Barbados, red "Honolulu, Hawaii Jan 5 1894" double-circle datestamp and two registered markings, San Francisco fancy and New York registry transit backstamps, Very Fine and scarce use to this West Indies destination

E. 300-400
500
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1080
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1080, HawaiiHAWAII, 1893, 1c Green (55), 18c Dull Rose (71), HAWAII, 1893, 1c Green (55), 18c Dull Rose (71)HAWAII, 1893, 1c Green (55), 18c Dull Rose (71). Tied by purple target cancels on 1894 registered 1c Green entire (U1) to Moscow, Russia, back of cover with bold "Forwarded by/F.A. SCHAEFER & CO./COMMISSION/MERCHANTS/HONOLULU, H.I." purple oval forwarder's marking, light strike of March 10 origination backstamp, back with large purple "S 3 15 94" datestamp struck over forwarder's marking, San Francisco, New York and Moscow backstamps, red "R" of Hawaii P.O. and New York registry label, 18c stamp torn before use, otherwise Very Fine, a rare use, ex Honolulu Advertiser

E. 750-1,000
3,750
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1081
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1081, HawaiiHAWAII, 1893, 18c Dull Rose, Black Ovpt. (71), HAWAII, 1893, 18c Dull Rose, Black Ovpt. (71)HAWAII, 1893, 18c Dull Rose, Black Ovpt. (71). Part imprint at left, tied by dull violet target cancel on registered 2c Carmine entire (U11) to Moscow, Russia, clear strike of red "Honolulu Hawaii Feb. 1894" double-circle datestamp with matching registry markings, portion of typed address deleted -- probably at the time, as there is a name in manuscript written above it, with both partly covered by a New York registry label -- on back is a bold oval "Forwarded by/F.A. SCHAEFER & CO./COMMISSION MERCHANTS/HONOLULU, H.I" in purple, vertical and horizontal file creases and 18c with some gum stains, Fine, rare registered cover, particularly with the forwarder's handstamp, ex Honolulu Advertiser

E. 750-1,000
3,500
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1082
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1082, HawaiiHAWAII, 1893, 12c Black, Red Ovpt., 10c Red Brown, 18c Dull Rose, Black Ovpts. (62, 68, 71), HAWAII, 1893, 12c Black, Red Ovpt., 10c Red Brown, 18c Dull Rose, Black Ovpts. (62, 68, 71)HAWAII, 1893, 12c Black, Red Ovpt., 10c Red Brown, 18c Dull Rose, Black Ovpts. (62, 68, 71). Tied by red "Honolulu Hawaii Feb. 18, 1896" double-circle datestamps on registered 5c Blue entire (U12) to Ulm, Germany, matching "R" handstamp, New York registry label, San Francisco, New York and receiving backstamps, minor edgewear, Very Fine and colorful use

E. 400-500
450
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1083
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1083, HawaiiHAWAII, 1893, 18c Dull Rose, Black Ovpt. (71), HAWAII, 1893, 18c Dull Rose, Black Ovpt. (71)HAWAII, 1893, 18c Dull Rose, Black Ovpt. (71). Used with 25c Deep Blue (79), tied by "Honolulu Hawaii Dec. 15, 1896" double-circle datestamp on oversize registered cover to Funchal, Madeira, appropriate registry handstamps, Lisbon backstamp, some edgewear, Very Fine, scarce destination

E. 300-400
250
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1084
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1084, HawaiiHAWAII, 1893, 2c, 5c, 10c, 18c Provisional Govt. and 1898 1c-12c Final Issues (57, 59, 68, 71, 74-78), HAWAII, 1893, 2c, 5c, 10c, 18c Provisional Govt. and 1898 1c-12c Final Issues (57, 59, 68, 71, 74-78)HAWAII, 1893, 2c, 5c, 10c, 18c Provisional Govt. and 1898 1c-12c Final Issues (57, 59, 68, 71, 74-78). Tied by red target cancels, matching "Honolulu Hawaii Mar 23 1895" double-circle datestamp on cover to Sydney, Australia, two red registered markings, some slight edgewear affects No. 57, otherwise Fine, an impressive franking

E. 400-500
225
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1085
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1085, HawaiiHAWAII, 1893, 50c Red, Black Ovpt. (72), HAWAII, 1893, 50c Red, Black Ovpt. (72)HAWAII, 1893, 50c Red, Black Ovpt. (72). Used with pair of 12c Black, Red Ovpt. (62) and seven 1c Yellow (74), five 2c Brown (75) and single 5c Rose Lake (76) on legal-size registered cover to Dieulefit, France, tied by purple target cancels, matching "Honolulu Hawaii Jul. 19, 1894" double-circle datestamp and "R" handstamp, N.Y. registry label, transit and receiving backstamps, trivial wrinkles, Fine and impressive franking

E. 400-500
325
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1086
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1086, HawaiiHAWAII, 1894, 1c, 2c 5c Final Issue (74-76), HAWAII, 1894, 1c, 2c 5c Final Issue (74-76)HAWAII, 1894, 1c, 2c 5c Final Issue (74-76). Including two 2c, tied by "Hilo Hawaii Apr. 22, 1897" double-circle datestamps on cover to Rondout N.Y. and forwarded to Edinburgh, Scotland, forwarding postage paid by 5c Chocolate (270), tied by "Kingston N.Y. May 11, 1897" circular datestamp, San Francisco, Glasgow and receiving backstamps, minor edgewear, Very Fine, scarce use

E. 400-500
650
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1087
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1087, HawaiiHAWAII, 1894, 2c Brown (75), HAWAII, 1894, 2c Brown (75)HAWAII, 1894, 2c Brown (75). Tied by "Honolulu, H.I. Jul. 27, 1897" duplex datestamp on multicolored advertising cover for the Hawaiian Gazette Co. showing a ledger book, in red, yellow, black and bronze and used to Kilauea, neat "Kilauea * Kauai * Jul. 28, 1897" dull violet backstamp, stamp placed slightly over cover's edge

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE MULTICOLORED ADVERTISING COVER USED WITHIN HAWAII. THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.

Ex Honolulu Advertiser and "Champion"

E. 2,000-3,000
2,000
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1088
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1088, HawaiiHAWAII, 1894, 1c Yellow (74), HAWAII, 1894, 1c Yellow (74)HAWAII, 1894, 1c Yellow (74). Tied by light strike of red "Kilauea Hawaii Aug. 17, 1894" double-circle datestamp on 1c Red on Buff Postal Card (UX8), similarly cancelled, to Dieulefit, France, neat "Honolulu H.I. Aug 18 9AM 1894" duplex datestamp, San Francisco transit datestamp, purple "T 15 Centimes" deficiency handstamp, with France 30c Black Postage Due (J19) tied by double-circle datestamp, few corner creases, still Very Fine and scarce

E. 300-400
3,250
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1089
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1089, HawaiiHAWAII, 1894, 1c Yellow (74), HAWAII, 1894, 1c Yellow (74)HAWAII, 1894, 1c Yellow (74). Bright color, tied by "Honolulu Jun. 23, 1898 8AM" duplex on 1c Red Postal Card (UX6) to Marggrabowa, Poland and forwarded within Poland, San Francisco transit and Maggrabowa datestamps at left, slight edgewear, Very Fine and scarce use

E. 200-300
325
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1090
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1090, HawaiiHAWAII, 1884, 10c Black entire (U5), HAWAII, 1884, 10c Black entire (U5)HAWAII, 1884, 10c Black entire (U5). Cancelled by blue "Koloa, Kauai, Sep. 10, 1882" double-circle datestamp and used to Yokohama, Japan, Honolulu and Japan transit markings, Kobe and receiving backstamps, some docketing in Japanese, small repaired opening nick at top, still Very Fine use to a desirable Far East destination

E. 200-300
500
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1090A
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1090A, HawaiiHAWAII, 1883, 2c Dark Blue Message Card (UY2m), HAWAII, 1883, 2c Dark Blue Message Card (UY2m)HAWAII, 1883, 2c Dark Blue Message Card (UY2m). Cancelled by "Honolulu H.I. Jul. 27, 1888" circular datestamp and addressed to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), part strike of blue Colombo circular datestamp, newspaper adherence on back, Very Fine and scarce

E. 200-300
300
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1091
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1091, HawaiiHAWAII, 1889, 1c Gray Violet on Buff Message Card (UY3m), HAWAII, 1889, 1c Gray Violet on Buff Message Card (UY3m)HAWAII, 1889, 1c Gray Violet on Buff Message Card (UY3m). Cancelled by target and used with 1864-82, 1c Purple (30), 1c Blue (37) and 15c Red Brown (41), similarly tied, to Budapest, Hungary, red "Honolulu Hawaii Dec. 14, 1892" double-circle datestamp and matching registry markings, light San Francisco datestamp and New York markings including registry label, Very Fine and colorful use to a scarce destination, ex Honolulu Advertiser

E. 400-500
3,750
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1092
c
Hawaii Covers to Foreign Destinations. Four, including No. 44 to Germany, No. 44 to Denmark, No. UX2a to Austria, last is U11 with Nos. 75 and 77 to Holland, overall Very Fine, a fascinating group

E. 500-750
750
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