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Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc. Sale: 1223

United States
Hawaii and Pacific Islands

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8111
Symbol: C
Cat No: Dead Letter Office

image Dead Letter Office, Honolulu H.I. Two-line corner card imprint with "Bureau of General Post Office, Hawaii." imprint at bottom, "Honolulu H.I. May 1, 1899 10 AM" duplex datestamp struck on locally addressed cover, fresh and Very Fine, scarce Honolulu Dead Letter Office imprint cover sent after Hawaiian annexation by the United States, illustrated in and accompanied by a 1993 article from The Texas Philatelist discussing these covers (Image)

E. $ 300-400

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 400.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 11:42:42 EST
Sold For 400

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8112
Symbol: C
Cat No: Dead Letter Office

image Sent to the D.L.O. from Honolulu, Hawaii, May 10, 1908. Magenta boxed handstamp struck on back of 2c entire from Boston to Honolulu, also backstamped with light strike of "Dead Letter Bureau" three-line handstamp dated May 19, four strikes of magenta Hawaiian handstamps on front for special delivery, advertised and unclaimed, also with Official Seal applied due to rough opening at right, Fine appearing example of Honolulu Dead Letter Office mail (Image)

E. $ 200-300

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 250.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 11:43:12 EST
Sold For 250

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8113
Symbol: C
Cat No: Gibraltar

image The Republic of Hawaii Consulate At Gibraltar. Bold strike of blue consular seal handstamp on Gibraltar 1p Postal Card to Vienna, Austria, cancelled by "Gibraltar JU 24 99" duplex, additional indistinct seal struck at upper left, Very Fine, scarce (Image)

E. $ 150-200

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 100.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 11:43:43 EST
Sold For 100

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8114
Symbol:
Cat No: Hawaii Balance

Hawaii Balance. Mix of material in a small box, stamps include used No. 9 with target cancel, a handful of Numerals including Nos. 22, 24 and 26 unused (two with A.P.S. certificates), used No. 21, few used and unused Bank Note issues, also covers and lots of postal cards, including stampless with red Honolulu Hawaiian Islands circular datestamp, two separate covers with single examples of Nos. 31a and 35, variety of postal cards both used and unused and a few other items, Fine-Very Fine balance, see our website PDF

E. $ 750-1,000

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 2,400.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 11:44:46 EST
Sold For 2400

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8115
Symbol: C
Cat No: Clipperton

image Clipperton Island-San Francisco, (unstated value) Violet Brown (Unlisted in Scott). Well-centered, purple W. Frese & Co. double-circle cancel, used with 5c Chocolate (270) tied by "San Francisco, Cal. Jul. 23, 6:30 PM 95" circular datestamp on cover to Hannover, Germany, W. Frese & Co. San Francisco corner card, cover with a couple of creases and edge tears

VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE COVER FRANKED WITH THE CLIPPERTON ISLAND PRIVATE FRANKING STAMP.

Clipperton Island lies 670 miles southwest of Mexico in the eastern Pacific Ocean. It was an important source of guano fertilizer and home to 150-200 miners at the time the Clipperton Island stamp was issued for use on mail carried from the island to San Francisco. This cover to Germany entered the mails at San Francisco and is additionally franked with the proper 5c U.S. postage for the U.P.U. rate. Very few other Clipperton Island covers are known. With 2016 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 1,000-1,500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 850.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 11:45:30 EST
Sold For 850

Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Hawaii and Pacific Islands

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8116
Symbol: C
Cat No: 216

image 5c Indigo (216). Used with Samoa, 1890, 1p Yellow Green, 2p Orange Brown, Perf 12 x 11-1/2 (11b, 13b), all stamps tied by three strikes of large dotted grid cancel on 1888 cover to Washington D.C., magenta "San Francisco Paid All Aug. 4" and receiving backstamps, 5c small flaw at top of vignette oval

VERY FINE. A RARE MIXED-FRANKING COVER FROM SAMOA TO THE UNITED STATES.

The Odenweller book notes that the grids tying the Samoa and U.S. stamps are different, but we think they are identical and were likely applied to all three stamps on arrival in San Francisco.

Ex Hollowbush, Vogel and "Andromeda" (Image)

E. $ 1,000-1,500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 650.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 11:46:10 EST
Sold For 650

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8117
Symbol: C
Cat No: 9, 11, 16

image 15c Orange (189). Tied by segmented cork cancel, used with Samoa, 1886, -1/2p Brown Violet, 1p Yellow Green, 4p Blue, Perf 12 x 11-1/2 (9, 11, 16), four horizontal pairs of -1/2p, vertical strip of three and two horizontal pairs of 1p, single 4p, tied by blue "Apia, Samoa, Feb. 1" double-circle datestamps on registered cover to Leipzig, Germany, red "Registered, Feb. 16, 1889, San Francisco Cal." four-line datestamp, New York registry label, New York and receiving backstamps, minor edgewear

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND RARE FRANKING ON A REGISTERED COVER FROM SAMOA TO GERMANY, PAYING FIVE-TIMES 3-PENCE RATE PLUS REGISTRY FEE.

The Odenweller census lists only one other with a similar franking, mailed on the exact same day but to a different recipient in Leipzig.

Ex Vogel and "Andromeda" (Image)

E. $ 1,500-2,000

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 1,500.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 11:47:03 EST
Sold For 1500

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8118
Symbol: C
Cat No: 14

image SAMOA, 1892, 2-1/2p Rose (14). Brilliant color, tied by "Apia, Samoa, Nov. 8" double-circle datestamp, used with U.S. 5c Chocolate (223) tied by dotted grid cancel on cover to Lyon, France, "San Francisco Cal. Nov. 23, 1893" and New York backstamps, fresh and Very Fine, ex Vogel (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 300.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 11:47:33 EST
Sold For 300

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8118A
Symbol: C
Cat No: 16a

image SAMOA, 1892, 2-1/2p Rose (14a). Tied by "Apia Samoa Feb. 2" double-circle datestamp, used with U.S. 5c Chocolate (223), large dotted grid cancel ties both stamps on 1893 cover addressed in purple to Stockholm, Sweden, San Francisco and Stockholm backstamps

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE USAGE FROM SAMOA TO STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN.

Ex Rohloff and Vogel (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 400.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 11:48:11 EST
Sold For 400
Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8119
Symbol: C
Cat No: 267

image 2c Carmine, Ty. III (267). Block of four, brilliant color, tied by "San Francisco Cal." registry ovals and used with three different denominations of Samoan stamps on registered tissue paper cover to Camden N.J., Samoa stamps tied by "Apia, Samoa Mar. 24, 1897" double-circle datestamps, San Francisco and receiving markings, block affixed over top edge of cover which has been refolded, Very Fine appearance, the 8c registry fee was paid by the U.S. postage as required, reported to be one of only three examples of the 2c used in combination with Samoan postage, ex "Whitpain" (Image)

E. $ 400-500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 300.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 11:48:37 EST
Sold For 300

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