Sale 1272 — United States Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 14-15 December, 2022

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Category — San Francisco: Hawaii Mail, China & Japan Mail

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3083
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3083, San Francisco: Hawaii Mail, China & Japan Mail1865, 5c Blue on Blue, “Hawaiian Postage” (21). Plate 9-A, Type I (Westerberg Position 9) with bottom border dropped more than usual, ample to large margins except margin nicked at top (touches frameline), tied by square grid cancel, used with United States 1863 5c Brown (76), fine impression, tied by cogwheel cancel, red “Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Oct. 7” (1865) circular datestamp, “San Francisco Cal. Oct. 28, 1865” double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Schenectady, N.Y., bottom flap missing and edge of cover barely nicked from opening (not mentioned on certificate)

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND HIGH-QUALITY HAWAIIAN AND UNITED STATES FIVE-AND-FIVE NUMERAL ISSUE MIXED FRANKING COVER.

This cover was carried on the American bark D. C. Murray, which cleared Honolulu on October 7, 1865, and arrived in San Francisco on October 27.

Ex Brown, Krug, Honolulu Advertiser and Gross. With 1995 P.F. certificate

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E. 4,000-5,000
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3084
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3084, San Francisco: Hawaii Mail, China & Japan Mail5c Brown, F. Grill (95). Tied by bold strike of quartered cork cancel and "San Francisco Cal. Jan. 13" (1869) circular datestamp on cover from Hawaii to Master William Williams in New London Conn., neat strike of "Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Dec. 23" circular datestamp, with original enclosure, likely carried on the American bark J. W. Seaver, departing Honolulu Dec. 23, and arriving San Francisco Jan. 12, Fine, a rare use of the 5c F. Grill on a cover from Hawaii, this cover was prepaid 5c for a non-contract ship letter (3c plus 2c ship fee)

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E. 500-750
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3085
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3085, San Francisco: Hawaii Mail, China & Japan Mail10c Green (68). Dark shade, tied by grid cancels, "Watertown N.Y. Mar. 13, 1863" circular datestamp on cover to Hana, Hawaii, fresh and Very Fine, ex Golden

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E. 300-400
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3086
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3086, San Francisco: Hawaii Mail, China & Japan Mail10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96). Two, tied by bold strikes of circle of Vs cancel, "San Francisco Cal. Jun. 19" circular datestamp on cover to Hilo, Hawaii, red crayon "10c" at left for Hawaiian double-rate postage due, slightly reduced at left, stamps with small faults, still Very Fine use to Hawaii, with 2018 P.F. certificate

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E. 300-400
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3087
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3087, San Francisco: Hawaii Mail, China & Japan MailHAWAII, 1893, 10c Black entire, Red Ovpt. (U13). Size 10, franked with two 5c Ultramarine and 10c Red Brown (59, 68), stamps tied by "Honolulu Hawaii Oct. 21, 1896" double-circle datestamp with matching "R" and "A.R." handstamps registered to Schenectady N.Y., San Francisco transit backstamp, vertical scoring line at right side of entire, otherwise Very Fine, scarce size for this entire and attractive triple-rate registered use, ex Golden

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E. 400-500
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3088
c
HAWAII, Cover Balance. Ten, earliest is No. 59 with part imprint selvage on cover to Germany, others from final issue plus an entire and couple postal cards, destinations include Hawaii, New York and other international, mixed condition, overall Fine

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E. 300-400
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3089
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3089, San Francisco: Hawaii Mail, China & Japan Mail10c Dark Green (68a). Tied by propeller cancel and trace of San Francisco circular datestamp struck off top edge of cover to W. H. Foster Esq., Hong Kong, China, sender's directive "Per steamer from San Francisco", red “San Francisco Cal. Paid Mar. 5" (1868) circular datestamp and matching large "PAID ALL" double-line circle handstamp--carried on PMSS Great Republic, departing San Francisco Mar. 7, 1868, mail transferred to PMSS New York at Yokohama, arriving Hong Kong Apr. 16--partly readable Hong Kong receiving backstamp, missing backflap, still Very Fine, a beautifully struck example of the rare San Francisco large "PAID ALL" in circle, one of the finest strikes we have ever encountered

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E. 750-1,000
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3090
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3090, San Francisco: Hawaii Mail, China & Japan Mail10c Dark Green (68a). Intense shade, centered to top, tied by bold target cancel with "Stratham N.H. Mar. 29" (1869) circular datestamp on cover to J. C. A. Wingate, U.S. Consul, Swatow, China, sender's directive "via California", red "New York Paid All Apr. 10" circular datestamp, Hong Kong transit and Swatow receiving backstamps, Very Fine and attractive use

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E. 400-500
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3091
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3091, San Francisco: Hawaii Mail, China & Japan Mail10c Yellow Green (68). Cancelled by brown target, matching "Stratham N.H. Aug. 6" (1868) circular datestamp on cover to Swatow, China, sender's directive "Via California", red "New York Paid All Aug. 8" circular datestamp, blurred strike of Shanghai circular datestamp, Hong Kong (Oct. 6) and Swatow (Oct. 11) backstamps, barely reduced at right, Very Fine

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E. 300-400
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3092
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3092, San Francisco: Hawaii Mail, China & Japan Mail10c Dark Green (68a). Natural straight edge at right, tied by quartered cork cancel, two strikes of “P. O. D. U. S. Con. Genl. Shanghai May 26” (1868) circular datestamp on cover to Jacob Leyenberger, Orford Iowa, sender's directive "via Panama"--carried on PMSS branch-line Costa Rica, departing Shanghai May 26, 1868, arriving Yokohama Jun. 3, then on PMSS China, departing Jun. 5, arriving San Francisco Jun. 26--clearly struck "San Francisco Cal. Jun 26” circular datestamp and red "China and Japan Steam Service" oval handstamp, manuscript ”via Panama”, Very Fine, especially desirable with all markings clearly struck, with 1981 P.F. Certificate

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E. 750-1,000
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3093
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3093, San Francisco: Hawaii Mail, China & Japan Mail10c Green, F. Grill (96). Tied by quartered cork cancel, "P.O.D. U.S. Con. Genl. Shanghai Jan. 12" (1868) circular datestamp on buff cover to Boston--carried on PMSS Great Republic, departing Yokohama Jan. 26, 1868, arriving San Francisco Feb. 16--clearly struck “San Francisco Cal. Feb. 18” circular datestamp, minor corner nick, Very Fine, early use from Shanghai to Boston via San Francisco

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E. 400-500
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3094
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3094, San Francisco: Hawaii Mail, China & Japan Mail10c Green (68). Two, cancelled by Yokohama 5-Spoke chop on cover to Rev. W. M. Scott, New York City--carried on PMSS Japan, departing Yokohama Dec. 29, 1868, arriving San Francisco Jan. 20, 1869--bold strike of "San Francisco Cal. Jan. 21" circular datestamp ties one 10c, very bold strike of red "China and Japan Steam Service" oval handstamp, cover with top left corner expertly restored including portion of the backflap, Very Fine appearance, ex Dr. Spicer, P.F. certificate 423184 no longer accompanies

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E. 750-1,000
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3095
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3095, San Francisco: Hawaii Mail, China & Japan Mail10c Yellow Green (68). Tied by Yokohama 5-Spoke chop on blue cover to the Hon. John Phelan, Waynesburg Pa. with red "China and Japan Steam Service" oval handstamp, no other datestamps, cancel with some slight oil marks and cover with minor creasing, stamp with light indent at right, Fine

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E. 500-750
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3096
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3096, San Francisco: Hawaii Mail, China & Japan Mail10c Yellow Green (68). Tied by rosette cancel, matching "San Francisco Cal. May 19" circular datestamp on small cover from Japan to Rev. S. R. Brown, Auburn N.Y.--carried on PMSS New York, departing Yokohama Apr. 28, 1868, arriving San Francisco May 18--red "China and Japan Steam Service" oval handstamp, reduced at left, Fine

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E. 400-500
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3097
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3097, San Francisco: Hawaii Mail, China & Japan Mail10c Green (68). Tied by Yokohama "X" chop on Aug. 26, 1868 blue folded cover from Yokohama, Japan, to New York, manuscript ”pr P.M. Str via San Francisco” sender's directive--carried on PMSS Great Republic, departing Yokohama Aug. 28, 1868, arriving San Francisco Sep. 19-- “San Francisco Cal. Sep. 19” double-circle datestamp, Grosser & Co. Yokohama merchant’s oval handstamp, stamp with tiny faults, the cover with minor paper loss at top center, still a Fine and attractive use, ex Dr. Spicer, P.F. certificate no. 423183 no longer accompanies

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E. 500-750
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3098
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3098, San Francisco: Hawaii Mail, China & Japan Mail10c Green (68). Tied by small circular cork cancel with "San Francisco Cal. Jan. 4" (1869) circular datestamp on folded letter to Messrs. Thorel & Co, Yokohama, Japan, "p Pacific Mail Str." sender's directive, receipt docketing on back (Feb. 3), fresh and Very Fine, an attractive example of the 10c contract rate to Japan, ex Dos Passos

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E. 500-750
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