Sale 777 — 1996 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 21 May, 1996

Category — U.S. Possessions

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
246
c
Sale 777, Lot 246, U.S. Possessions1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31). Strip of three, pen-cancelled, tied by target and light strike of red "G.P.O. Honolulu Paid All" double-circle datestamp on cover to Boston Mass., forwarded to Bethlehem N.H. with U.S. 3c Ultramarine (114), tied by cork cancel and bit of Boston cds, bold "San Francisco Cal. Aug. 5 Paid" magenta transit cds, strip with faint scrapes probably from the Honolulu clerk's attempts to cancel it with a dry pen, otherwise fresh and Very Fine, a rare and attractive franking, after the 6c U.S.-Hawaii treaty rate became effective, mixed frankings were necessary only on forwarded letters (as in this case) or mail addressed beyond U.S. borders

E. 2,500-3,500
5,500