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
337°
 
Sale 769, Lot 337, 1859-65 Numeral Issue (Scott 18)1863, 2c Black, Blue Gray (18). Plate 5-A, Ty. IV/VI, Pos. 4/6, vertical pair, top stamp broken toe of "2" variety, large margins all around, black square grid cancels, minor toning, two small scissors cuts, sharp crease at center breaks paper but is barely noticeable except when held to light

ONE OF THREE RECORDED MULTIPLES OF THIS RARE NUMERAL ISSUE, OF WHICH ONLY TWO USED PAIRS ARE AVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS

Only two other mutliples are recorded: an unused block in the Tapling collection at the British Library and another used pair shown in the Caspary sale (lot 238). This pair is the finer of the two known, and, of course, only these pairs are available to collectors. For a stamp of such great rarity in used condition, the survival of a multiple is truly remarkable.

Ex Wilcox

4,750
10,500