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2020 Rarities of the World continued...

Hawaii continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
292 c ImageHAWAII, 1859-63, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-C, Type II (Westerberg Position 2), a magnificent stamp with enormous margins showing large portion of sheet margins at top and right and part of frameline of adjoining stamp (Type IV) below, deep shade and impression, tied by red Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands May 8” (1860) circular datestamp on buff cover to Miss Abbie C. Baldwin at Lahaina, from the Alexander correspondence, neat docketing at left, small opening nick at bottom neatly mended, stamp with small toned spot at extreme top left edge well away from design and not noted on accompanying certificate

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS EXTRAORDINARY STAMP’S MASSIVE MARGINS, CAPTURING THE ADJOINING STAMP BELOW, ASSISTED WESTERBERG IN THE RECONSTRUCTION OF PLATE 3-C.

Alvah Clark took over duties as Postmaster General after the death of Joseph Jackson on August 14, 1859. Before the end of the year, Clark turned over the printing of additional stamps to the Government Press, where The Polynesian was printed. Plate 3-C was used for the first printing of Numerals by the Government Printing Office. This outstanding example is illustrated in Westerberg (page 37).

Ex Honolulu Advertiser and Gross. With 1995 P.F. certificate. Scott value $5,000.00 on cover. (Image)

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E. $ 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
293 c ImageHAWAII, 1859-63, 2c Black, Grayish (16). Plate 3-E, Type I (Westerberg Position 3), large margins to clear, small tear at bottom right, tied by bold strike of blue Lahaina Customs House seal with full-rigged ship on cover to Rev. S. E. Bishop at Honolulu, June 7, 1860 docketing at left indicates this was mailed by Cornelia Ann Bishop to her husband

FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE LATEST RECORDED USE OF THE LAHAINA CUSTOMS HOUSE SEAL ON COVER. FEWER THAN TEN FULL COVERS WITH THIS CANCEL ARE REPORTED.

This marking was used by Cornelius S. Bartow, the Lahaina postmaster, before he received cancelling devices ordered through the Honolulu post office. In a letter to the postmaster-general, he refers to this provisional cancellation: Did you order a stamp for the department of this place? It seems to me to be very necessary, as I am now compelled to use the Custom House seal.” The marking was usually struck in an oily greenish-blue ink, which left very poor impressions.

The Rev. Sereno Edwards Bishop was the son of the Rev. Artema and Elizabeth Bishop, missionaries of the Second Company. Rev. Bishop was the Seaman’s Chaplain at Lahaina from 1853 to 1862, the period in which this cover was mailed, evidently while he was visiting Honolulu.

Ex Admiral Harris, Pietsch and Gross. Scott value $5,000.00 on cover. (Image)

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E. $ 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,800.00
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294   ImageHAWAII, 1859-63, 2c Black, "TAGE" (16g). Four stamps from Plate 3-F and 3-G, Type IX (Westerberg Position 9), the first shows full "HAWAIIAN POSTAGE" label (blue Lahaina datestamp, Very Good); the second shows "IA" beginning to drop out (red Honolulu datestamp, Fine); the third is the "TAGE" variety (Scott 16g, blue Lahaina datestamp, pinhole, Very Good appearance); the fourth has "HAWAIIAN POSTAGE" restored (Plate 3-G, unused, minor faults)

FINE-VERY FINE. A WONDERFUL ASSEMBLAGE OF TYPE IX STAMPS SHOWING THE PROGRESSION OF THE "TAGE" VARIETY AND ITS RESTORATION.

Ex Wilcox, Atherton, Honolulu Advertiser and Steiner. One with 2001 H.P.S. certificate. Unpriced in Scott. (Image)

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E. $ 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
295 ng ImageHAWAII, 1863, 2c Black, Blue Gray (18). Plate 5-A, Type VIII (Westerberg Position 8), unused (no gum), large even margins

EXTREMELY FINE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1863 2-CENT BLACK FIFTH-SETTING NUMERAL ISSUE ON BLUISH GRAY PAPER.

Small red backstamp. With 2015 P.F. certificate (Image)

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$ 3,250.00

SOLD for $2,300.00
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296 ogbl ImageHAWAII, 1865, 5c Blue on Blue, "Interisland", Tete-Beche (22a). Plate 12-A, Types VI/IV/II/III/I and I/III/II/IV/VI in a tete-beche pane of ten, (Westerberg Positions 2/4/6/8/10 for each vertical row), original gum, h.r., ample to large margins, fresh color on nicely blued paper, horizontal crease mostly in margin between stamps

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE FINER OF THE TWO RECORDED TETE-BECHE PANES OF TEN OF THE 1865 5-CENT "INTERISLAND" NUMERAL ISSUE. AN OUTSTANDING RARITY.

Apart from the Post Office sheet of 25 offered in our Honolulu Advertiser sale, we record only two tete-beche panes of ten. The other pane, offered in the Honolulu Advertiser sale in 1995 and in our William H. Gross Sale in 2016, has similar margins with a thin speck and a few age bleach spots. This is the finer of the two.

Ex Tows, Aall and Steiner. With 1999 P.F. certificate. Scott value $90,000.00 as five tete-beche pairs with no premium for the full pane (Image)

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E. $ 15,000-20,000

SOLD for $28,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
297 og ImageHAWAII, 1865, 5c Blue on Blue, Interisland”, Tete-Beche (22a). Plate 12-A, Types IX-VI (Westerberg Positions 10/2), original gum, large and even margins, deep rich color, accompanying certificate notes light gum staining spot which is barely noticeable

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM TETE-BECHE PAIR OF THE 1865 5-CENT BLUE INTERISLAND” NUMERAL ISSUE IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE.

Ex Mandel, Pietsch and Gross. With 1980 P.F. certificate (Image)

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$ 18,000.00

SOLD for $6,000.00
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298 ngbl ImageHAWAII, 1865, 1c Black, Tete-Beche (23b). Plate 8-A, Types III-VII/V-V (Westerberg Positions 4-8/6-6), unused (no gum), the block contains two tete-beche pairs, large margins, light diagonal crease affecting the top of the top right stamp and just touching the frameline of the top left stamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL TETE-BECHE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1865 ONE-CENT HAWAIIAN NUMERAL ON LAID PAPER, SCOTT 23. ONLY FOUR BLOCK-SIZE TETE-BECHE MULTIPLES ARE KNOWN.

According to the Westerberg book, this is the first plate with the odd numbered types on the right side of the plates. This plate characteristic and others indicate that Plate 8-A was the last to be used before the type form was reset to print the first 5c Numeral. Chronologically, this follows the 2c, Scott 24, in the order of printing.

We are aware of only four tete-beche multiples larger than a pair, as follows:

1) Pane of ten, ex Caspary

2) Pane of ten, ex Lilly and Golden (Siegel Sale 1009, lot 514, realized $35,000 hammer)

3) Block of 19 (does not contain a complete pane), broken creases and toned, ex Honolulu Advertiser

4) The block of four offered here, ex Burrus and Honolulu Advertiser

Ex Burrus, Honolulu Advertiser and Gross. With 1995 P.F. certificate. Unlisted as a block in Scott. Value as two tete-beche pairs has changed by only $500.00 since our 1995 Honolulu Advertiser sale. Scott value $12,000.00 as two tete-beche pairs. (Image)

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E. $ 5,000-7,500

SOLD for $8,000.00
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299 ng ImageHAWAII, 1865, 1c Black, Tete-Beche (23b). Plate 8-A, Types I-IXc (Westerberg Positions 2-10), unused (no gum), huge margins to full including wide sheet margin, bright shade

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLE TETE-BECHE PAIR OF THE 1865 ONE-CENT HAWAIIAN NUMERAL ON LAID PAPER. THIS IS THE ONLY TETE-BECHE MULTIPLE CONTAINING THE RESET STATE OF TYPE IX.

The type at left, Hawaiian Postage”, is known in three states on this plate. State A only shows the Ha” and e”. State B shows only the Ha”, with the rest of the type dropped out. State C shows the type fixed so all letters are visible.

According to the Westerberg book, this was the first plate with the odd numbered types on the right side of the plates. This and other characteristics indicate it was the last plate used before the form was reset for the first 5c Numeral. In the order of printing, it follows the 2c, Scott 24.

Ex Ishikawa, Pietsch and Gross. (Image)

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$ 6,000.00

SOLD for $4,500.00
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300 c ImageHAWAII, 1866, 5c Blue (32). Horizontal pair, tied by boldly struck large 7-bar grid cancels, used with United States 1861 10c Green (68), horizontal pair, straight edge at left, cancelled by cork and duplex "San Francisco Cal. Feb. 10" (1868) circular datestamp on cover to Mrs. Frederic Hobbs in Bangor Me., bold strike of red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Jan. 20" circular datestamp, mostly readable strike of red "Hawaiian Steam Service" double-line oval handstamp, opening tear at upper right taking small piece of 10c margin with it

FINE. A SPECTACULAR DOUBLE-RATE MIXED-FRANKING WITH THE "HAWAIIAN STEAM SERVICE" OVAL, APPLIED BY THE SAN FRANCISCO POST OFFICE TO CONTRACT STEAMSHIP MAIL FROM HAWAII.

According to www.hawaiianstamps.com , the "Hawaiian Steam Service" oval was applied regularly to contract letters from November 1867 to August 1869 (there are two later, irregular uses of the marking). This cover was carried on the COMSS Idaho, departing Honolulu on Jan. 20, 1868, and arriving in San Francisco on Feb. 2. Mail from this sailing was datestamped in San Francisco on Feb. 3 or 10.

Gregory census no. 22. (Image)

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E. $ 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $4,250.00
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301 c ImageHAWAII, 1866, 5c Blue (32). Tied by large target and cancelled by pen strokes, used with United States 1863 5c Brown (76), slightly overlapping, on cover to Roxbury Mass. and forwarded to Haverhill Mass., red "Honolulu, U.S. Postage Paid Jun. 4" (1867) circular datestamp, bold "San Francisco Cal. Jul. 29" double-circle datestamp and matching target ties Hawaiian stamp, U.S. 3c Rose (65) used for forwarding postage and cancelled by segmented cork, "Boston Mass. Jul. 24" circular datestamp, carried on the American Bark Cambridge, which departed Honolulu June 4 and arrived in San Francisco June 28, sender's routing instructions "Per Slia...from San Francisco" partly worn away, cover shows some slight edgewear, 3c stamp small corner flaw at bottom left, still a Very Fine and attractive three-color franking, ex Aall, with 1999 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $3,250.00
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302 og ImageHAWAII, 1893, 2c Dull Violet, Inverted Red Ovpt. (57g). Large part original gum, clear impression of the inverted overprint, usual slight overall climatic toning, tiny thin

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THE BEST CENTERED EXAMPLES OF THIS RARE INVERTED PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT OVERPRINT ERROR.

Only two sheets were printed upside down, and surviving examples with original gum show some degree of climatic toning.

Ex Middendorf and Golden (Image)

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$ 4,000.00

SOLD for $1,900.00
Will close during Public Auction

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