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UNITED STATES STAMPS AND POSTAL HISTORY continued...

CANAL ZONE LARGE LOTS continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
301 c   Canal Zone interesting cover selection of over 60, several franked with early stamps such as #2 (APS certificate) and a 1906 usage to Peru, several to the U.S., also some foreign destinations including a couple with postage dues applied on arrival, officials including one to Guatemala, several interesting postage due usages, most of which are inbound from foreign countries, also some forerunners (via Panama) and others related to the building of the Panama Canal, slightly mixed condition; should prove to be a worthwhile and saleable lot. Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
HAWAII
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
302 c   ImageAn Act to Create and Regulate a Post Office In Honolulu, four handwritten pages on legal size ruled paper, being two pages each in both English and Hawaiian of the legislation passed by the House of Representatives of June 18, 1851 and signed by Speaker of the House William L. Lee, and passed by the House of Nobels on the same day and signed by Keoni Ana, approved by the King on August 4, 1851 and signed by King Kamehameah III, the various articles of the document discuss reasons for opening a Post Office, appointment of the Postmaster, rates, remuneration of ships carrying mail, quarantine rules and finally the authorization to issue postage stamps, very fine.

This is the most important document regarding the Kingdom of Hawaii's Post Office, as is officially establishes the Post Office at Honolulu and specifically authorizes the first Hawaiian postage stamps. It is also noteworthy for being complete in both English and Hawaiian. Accompanied by a 1961 letter from the director of the Bishop Museum, who states that as far as they know the document is unique and that it formed part of the Session Laws of 1851, and also notes the entire manuscript Session Laws were probably removed from the Hawaiian government archives in 1893 and were now in collector's hands; ex-Golden. (imagea) (imageb) (imagec) (Image)

Est. $7,500-10,000

SOLD for $6,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
303 og 5 Image#5, 5c Blue on thick wove paper, full to large margins all around, deep luxuriant color and a prooflike impression on bright fresh paper, virtually full original gum, a very fine example of this scarce stamp; 1976 PF certificate; ex-Golden. (Image) $1,800.00

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
304 O 5 Image#5, 5c Blue, a most impressive used example of this scarce stamp, with full to mostly large margins all around, incredibly fresh, with rich luxuriant color and a highly detailed impression on immaculate white paper, very fine; 2011 PF certificate. (Image) $1,700.00

SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction
305 og 6 Image#6, 13c Dark red, handsome mint single, with large balanced margins all around, deep rich color and a crisp clean impression, full original gum, extremely fine; ex-Golden. (Image) $750.00

SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
306 og 6 Image#6, 13c Dark red, full to mostly large margins all around, gorgeous radiant color and a deeply etched impression on fresh paper, o.g., small h.r., extremely fine; ex-Golden. (Image) $750.00

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
307 ogbl 6 Image#6, 13c Dark red, mint blocks of twelve and eight which originally formed a complete pane of twenty, the top block of twelve with full original gum, bottom row creased, trivial margin thinning just affects the middle stamp at left, the bottom block also with original gum, the sheet margin at right is slightly trimmed, both with bright fresh color, very fine.

These two blocks at one time formed a full pane of twenty. The pane was offered in the Tows sale of 1948. The panes was separated into two blocks, with the block of twelve next appearing in the Admiral Harris sale of 1954 and the block of eight in the Caspary sale of 1957. Subsequently the two blocks were reunited in the Ostheimer collection and have remained together in various important Hawaii collections ever since. The block of twelve is the largest known multiple and only a handful of blocks of any size exist.

These two blocks are by far the most important multiples of the entire King Kamehameah III issue, as well as being important showpieces of any Hawaiian issue; we have cataloged them simply as four blocks of four and two pairs; ex-Tows, Admiral Harris, Caspary, Ostheimer, Honolulu Advertiser and Golden. (imagea) (Image)

$20,000.00+

SOLD for $29,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
308 c 5,6 Image#5, 6, 5c Blue and 13c Dark red on thick wove paper, singles of each, 5c with large to extra-large margins all around, 13c with three large margins, slightly in at bottom, both with bright color, tied by red Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Mar. 15" c.d.s. on 1856 cover to Bedford, Mass., with outstanding strikes of "Paid 12" and San Francisco c.d.s., 5c lifted and reaffixed in position, cover slightly refolded, very fine.

This is a highly important cover for several reasons. Because of a rate change to the U.S. in 1855, the use of the 13c became more limited. The typical 17c rate was often paid with a 13c stamp and 4c in cash. The combination of the 5c and 13c represents a 1c overpayment. There are only two such covers recorded by Fred Gregory bearing solely a 5c and 13c stamp, with the cover offered here (#5-18 in the Gregory census) being the finer of the two. This is also one of the few letters from the period that were completely pre-paid in Hawaii with no United States stamps affixed. In addition, the cover is remarkably handsome, with stamps having excellent color and the postal markings being incredibly well struck.

A fabulous cover and one of the most importantly postal history items of the King Kamehameha issue; signed Ashbrook; ex-Caspary, Krug and Golden. (Image)

Est. $15,000-20,000

SOLD for $26,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
309 ng 7 Image#7, 5c on 13c Dark red, manuscript "5" provisional issue, a very rare unused example, the "5" with long flag (Type I), large balanced margins all around, strong color and impression, light toned spots on reverse only, very fine and choice; a rare stamp in any condition, with sound very fine examples such as this almost never coming to market; 1948 PF certificate; ex-Golden. (Image) $7,000.00

SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
310 ogngbl 9 Image#9, 5c Blue on Thin Bluish Wove paper, reconstructed sheet of twenty with full selvages on the sides, with a block of twelve at top, a block of five and a block of three at bottom left, the block of three is apparently from a different sheet (different shade and gum), all o.g., some h.r. reinforcements, light horizontal crease through the middle row, some toning, very fine appearance; an impressive reconstructed sheets, the block of twelve being the largest recorded multiple; cataloged as three blocks of four and eight singles; ex-Golden. (Image) $9,000.00+

SOLD for $2,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
311 TC 10TC1 Image#10TC1, 5c Orange red, large die trial color proof on India, on 92x65mm card with full die sinkage, die #C-217 at top, remarkably fresh color, a few minor toned spots, otherwise very fine; an enormously rare and undervalued proof, we are aware of only one other and it is cut to stamp size; ex-Golden. (Image) $1,000.00

SOLD for $2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
312 og/nhbl 10 Image#10, 5c Blue, complete sheet of twenty, with position 2 showing the line through Honolulu variety, unusually large selvage all around, deep color, paper with light overall toning, o.g., a few h.r.'s but many stamps are never hinged, a few small margin thins and light natural gum bends, small selvage tear at left, very fine appearance; ex-Golden. (Image) $900.00

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
313 og/nhbl 10 Image#10, 5c Blue, another similar complete sheet of twenty, with large selvage around (cut irregular at bottom left), strong color, light overall paper toning, a few other toned spots, o.g., most stamps are never hinged, light natural gum creases, very fine; ex-Golden. (Image) $900.00+

SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
314 ogbl 10 Image#10, 5c Blue, a third complete sheet of twenty, with full selvages on all four sides, strong rich color, o.g., some h.r.'s, reinforced horizontal crease between the second and third rows, a few trivial toned spots, very fine; ex-Golden. (Image) $900.00+

SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
315 Sbl 10S Image#10S, 5c Blue re-issue, Specimen overprint, complete sheet of twenty, position 2 showing the line through Honolulu variety, very large selvages around, strong color, paper with light overall toning, o.g., many stamps never hinged, water stain at top right, mild gum creasing, very fine; ex-Golden. (Image) $675.00+

SOLD for $280.00
Will close during Public Auction
316 Sbl 10S Image#10S, 5c Blue re-issue, Specimen overprint, another complete sheet of twenty, unused (no gum), large selvages, light toned spots and small margin faults, very fine; ex-Honolulu Advertiser, Golden. (Image) $675.00+

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
317 Sbl 10RS Image#10RS, 5c Blue "REPRINT." Specimen, complete sheet of 20, with large selvages on three sides, strong fresh color, full original gum, h.r. at top, several stamps never hinged, horizontal crease between third and forth rows, very fine; ex-Golden. (Image) $1,240.00+

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
318 og/nhbl 10R Image#10R, 5c Blue reprint, complete sheet of twenty, with large balanced selvages, bright color, full original gum, a few h.r.'s but most stamps are never hinged, vertical crease just affects the left stamps, very fine; ex-Golden. (Image) $1,360.00+

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
319 Sbl 11S-A Image#11S-A, 13c Dull rose re-issue, with "Specimen." ovpt., complete sheet of twenty, with large selvages around, large part original gum, trivial selvage flaws, very fine; ex-Golden. (Image) $600.00+

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
320 Sbl 11RS Image#11RS, 13c Orange red "REPRINT." specimen, bottom left corner margin block of eight, with large selvages, other margins mostly large, full original gum, top stamps h.r., other stamps never hinged, top right stamp with minor stain, very fine; a scarce multiple; ex-Golden. (Image) $1,900.00+

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction

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