Sale 1159 — 2017 Rarities of the World
Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2017
Category — Hawaii, Philippines
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. ONE OF ONLY FIVE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 1859 2-CENT BLUE HAWAIIAN NUMERAL ISSUE WITH THE COMMA AFTER "CENTS" VARIETY AND THE ONLY UNUSED EXAMPLE. ONE OF THE GREAT NUMERAL RARITIES.
The five 2c Blue Numeral stamps with the Comma after "Cents" variety known to us are:
1) Dark Blue, Plate 1-A, Ty. X (Westerberg Position 2), tear at right, two holes repaired, ex Honolulu Advertiser
2) Dark Blue, Plate 1-A, Type X (Westerberg Position 2), on cover from Hilo to Honolulu, ex Honolulu Advertiser and Gross
3) Dark Blue, Plate 1-A, Type X (Westerberg Postion 2), off cover, pen cancel, ex Crocker, Pietsch and Steiner (Siegel Sale 1161, lot 1065)
4) Light Blue, Plate 3-A, Type I (Westerberg Position 3), red Honolulu circular datestamp, ex Ishikawa and Golden (Siegel Sale 1009, lot 357)
5) Plate 1-A, Type X (Westerberg Position 2), unused, ex Ferrary (Seventh sale, June 13-15, 1923, lot 352), the example offered here.
Ex Ferrary. With 2017 P.F. certificate. Listed but unpriced in Scott in unused condition