Lot 570 E1871, 1¢ Vignette Essay, in black on India, with original 152x224mm card (off card), some wrinkling in India not affecting design, card with tone spots, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 30E Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 571 P1871, 1¢ Purple, Large Die Proof, on India die sunk on card (139x88mm), with imprint at bottom, vivid color, fresh, Very Fine; with 2002 H.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 30P1 $900.
Lot 572 S1886, 1¢ Purple, Red A.B.N.Co. "Specimen" Overprint, large serifed letters, horizontal strip of 4, left stamp with corner margin, o.g., selvage remnant on third stamp, others never hinged, attractive centering, some perf separations between right pair, Very Fine; signed and plated A. Chang.
Scott No. 30S Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 573 P1864, 2¢ Rose Vermilion, Large Die Proof, on India die sink on card (67x71mm), with imprint at lower right, rich color, some toning, Fine; with 2000 H.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 31P1 $900.
Lot 5741864, 2¢ Rose Vermilion, five singles, each cancelled by negative "HI" cancellation on orange cover to Springfield Vt., red "G.P.O. Honolulu, Paid All, Apr 28" double-circle datestamp (MH 277.12), reverse with magenta red San Francisco (5.18) transit cds; stamp flaws, F.-V.F. and attractive use.
Scott No. 31 Estimate $200 - 300.
This cover was carried by bark D.C. Murray from Honolulu Apr. 28th to San Francisco arriving May 18th.
Lot 5751864, 2¢ Vermilion, Red A.B.N.Co. "Specimen" Overprint, large sans-serif letters, right margin horizontal strip of 3, o.g., never hinged, rich color, Fine; signed and plated A. Chang.
Scott No. 31aS Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 5761864, 2¢ Rose Vermilion, Bisected, tied by negative "HI" cancel on unsealed buff cover addressed to Albert Wilcox, Hanalei, Kauai, Fine and exceptionally rare; with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 31b Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
A RARE USE OF THE 2¢ ROSE VERMILION BISECT USED TO PREPAY THE INTER-ISLAND PRINTED MATTER RATE.
This cover was perhaps sent during the brief period when 2¢ vermilion bisects were authorized to make up the new 6¢ convention rate to the U.S. effective July 1870. The 6¢ stamps were not available until late Spring 1871, and so the rate was made up using three 2¢ stamps. As the supply of 2¢ stamps dwindled, the post office permitted bisects to be used with 5¢ stamps for the 6¢ rate. A note accompanying the cover indicated this was found in the old Homestead at Waioli in 1893 among letters of 1865-76. As a domestic letter, there was no authority to bisect the 2¢ stamp. However, if the note is to be believed, this cover exemplifies an authorized bisect use.
Lot 577 S1866, 5¢ Blue, Black "Specimen" Overprint, two different; small and medium serifed letters, without gum, small letter overprint with small tears at bottom, medium letters with perfs into design as almost always, otherwise Fine, with the small letter specimen overprint being very rare.
Scott No. 32S Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 578 S1866, 5¢ Blue, Black "Specimen" Overprint, medium serifed letters, o.g., hinge remnants, rich color, Fine and scarce, this specimen was used for exchange with foreign postal administrations.
Scott No. 32S Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 5791866, 5¢ Blue, Horiz Pair and Single, on registered wrapper to New York City, canceled by target handstamps, red "Honolulu, Hawaii, Jul 2, 1883" cds with matching "R" registry handstamp below, transit backstamps; 5¢ single with nick and tear at bottom, F.-V.F. appearance, scarce multiple usage of the 1866 5¢ issue.
Scott No. 32 Estimate $300 - 400.