Sale 769 — The Honolulu Advertiser Collection
Sale Date — Tuesday, 7 November, 1995
Category — 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 18)
EXTREMELY FINE AND A MOST REMARKABLE PIECE, SHOWING THE PROPER MIXED FRANKING FOR THE PRINTED-MATTER RATE, FRANKED WITH ONE OF THE RAREST NUMERAL ISSUES IN USED CONDITION
From July 1863 the United States postage for printed matter (open circulars, newspapers, etc.) was 2c. The rate from Hawaii remained at 2c. In this instance, we have a large part of a newspaper wrapper, franked with the correct combination of 2c U.S. and 2c Hawaiian postage. The 1863 2c Black on Gray Blue Numeral is scarce unused and extremely rare in used condition - we know of no examples on cover - and the mixed franking for this rate is unique within the entire Numeral Issue.
With 1978 H.P.S. certificate