Sale 1247 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 14-15 December, 2021
Category — Hawaii
FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE 1853 5-CENT KAMEHAMEHA III ISSUE WITH LINE THRU "HONOLULU" PLATE VARIETY.
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE SOUND 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.
This issue is very rare as a sound used stamp off-cover. A review using Power Search reveals that the last sound off-cover examples we offered were in our 2011 sale of the Golden collection. Every other example we have offered in the last ten years has had a fault.
With 1977 and 2008 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1859 ONE-CENT BLUE HAWAIIAN NUMERAL ISSUE -- EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST EXTANT.
Examples of the 1c Blue Numeral with handstamped cancellations are considerably rarer and more desirable than pen-cancelled copies. When adding the factors of margin width and sound condition, the rarity of this example increases dramatically. This is easily one of the finest known.
Ex Caspary. With 2017 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 1859 2-CENT BLUE HAWAIIAN NUMERAL ISSUE CANCELLED BY THE RED HONOLULU DATESTAMP.
Examples of the 2c Blue Numeral with handstamped cancellations are considerably more desirable than pen-cancelled copies.
VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1862 2-CENT NUMERAL ON GREENISH BLUE PAPER, CANCELLED BY THE LAHAINA DATESTAMP.
Ex Golden and Wall. With 2011 H.P.S. certificate
FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE 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. This attractive sound example is a rare exception to the normal condition.
With 2014 A.P.S. and 2013 P.S.A.G. certificates
VERY FINE APPEARING AND EXTREMELY RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1864 ONE-CENT BLACK NUMERAL ISSUE ON WHITE WOVE.
A description in Shreve's Pietsch sale stated only twelve used copies of this issue are known, presumably based on Albert Chang's records. We have offered only two others since our 1995 Honolulu Advertiser sale and Power Search does not contain a single sound example. This example, with four margins and minor toning, is very desirable.
With 2008 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE UNUSED TETE-BECHE PAIR OF THE 1864 2-CENT NUMERAL ISSUE ON LAID PAPER. THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF THE VARIOUS TETE-BECHE MULTIPLES.
Using our Power Search, we were only able to locate two other pairs, a block containing two pairs and a pane of ten.
Ex Ishikawa and Golden. With 2017 P.S.A.G. certificate
FINE. A RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1893 2-CENT DULL VIOLET WITH INVERTED OVERPRINT.
Only two sheets were overprinted upside down. Very few examples of this inverted overprint error are known used. This might be the only sound used copy extant.
Ex Middendorf and Golden