Sale 769 — The Honolulu Advertiser Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 7 November, 1995

Category — 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 18)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
326°
 
Sale 769, Lot 326, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 18)1863, 2c Black, Blue Gray (18). Plate 5-A, Ty. III, Pos. 3, large even margins, fine impression on deeply blued paper, used with United States 1863 2c Black (73), tiny corner crease, both stamps tied by a single strike of "San Francisco Cal. Jul. 9, 1863" double-circle datestamp on a large piece of craft paper undoubtedly cut from a newspaper wrapper, carried on the Onward, which cleared Honolulu on June 18, 1864, and arrived in San Francisco on July 9, carrying 818 letters (Gregory)

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

E. 4,000-5,000
7,500