Lot 535 oHawaii, 1853, 13¢ Dark Red, Thick White Paper, position 18, four large margins to clear at bottom, rich color on bright paper, neatly cancelled by part of Honolulu "U.S. Postage Paid" (HON US28I) cds, Very Fine.
Scott No. 6 $1,700.
Lot 536Hawaii, 1853, 13¢ Dark Red, Thick White Paper, margins large to just touching frameline at lower left, rich color, tied by red "Honolulu, U. S. Postage Paid, Dec 6" cds on cover to Athens, Tenn., in combination with U.S. 1851, 12¢ black, margins ample to just into outer frameline, tied by neat "San Francisco, Cal., Jan 5" cds, Very Fine; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 6+U.S. 17 $32,500.
A EARLY THIRD TREATY PERIOD MIXED FRANKING WITH HAWAIIAN 1853 13¢ KAMEHAMEHA III ISSUE OVERPAYING THE NEW 5¢ RATE AFTER THE APRIL 1855 RATE CHANGE.
This letter was carried on the American brig "Agate", leaving Honolulu on the 10th of December and arriving in San Francisco on December 27, 1855. It was then sent for the east coast and postmarked on January 5th.
Lot 537Hawaii, 1853, 13¢ Dark Red, Thick White Paper, clear to large margins, tied by grid handstamp and red "Honolulu, U. S. Postage Paid, Jul 11" cds on fresh cover to Alexandria, Va., in combination with clear to large margin U.S. 1853, 3¢ dull red, horizontal pair (small scissor separation cut between stamps at top) tied by "San Francisco, Cal., Aug 16" cds, Very Fine and choice; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 6+U.S. 11A $25,000.
A REMARKABLE MIXED FRANKING COMBINATION OF THE HAWAIIAN 1853 13¢ KAMEHAMEHA III AND THE UNITED STATES 1853 3¢ ISSUES.
This letter was carried by the American schooner "Restless", departing Honolulu on July 13th and arriving at San Francisco on August 9, 1854. A week later, the 3¢ pair was cancelled and sent on the mid-month sailing via Panama. It was then carried by the PMSC steamship "Oregon", departing San Francisco on August 16th and arriving at Panama City on August 30th after a stop at Acapulco. It was then carried by the "Empire City", departing Aspinwall on September 2nd and arriving at New York on September 12th. This cover is one of the very few examples with the U.S. stamps not applied over the Hawaiian postage.
Lot 538Hawaii, 1857, 5¢ Manuscript Surcharge on 13¢ Dark Red, large margins to just clear at bottom, deep color, uncanceled on 1857 buff cover in combination with U.S. 12¢ black (17), nearly four margins, tied by San Francisco encircled grid cancel, matching "San Francisco Cal Oct 5 1857" cds to Hon. D.A. Ogden, Penn Yan N.Y., red "Honolulu, U.S. Postage Paid, Aug 31" cds (HON US34); cover expertly repaired, Very Fine appearance, ex-Seybold (backstamps); with 1977 H.P.S. and 1983 P.F. certificates, signed by Ashbrook.
Scott No. 7 $45,000.
A RARE USAGE OF THE 1857 5¢ ON 13¢ PROVISIONAL SURCHARGE ISSUE IN COMBINATION WITH THE UNITED STATES 1851 12¢ ISSUE, THERE ARE ONLY TEN SUCH COMBINATIONS RECORDED BY FRED GREGORY. ONE OF ONLY TWO WITH THE HON US34 CDS.
This cover was carried on the "Fanny Major" the departed Honolulu August 31, 1858 to San Francisco arriving Sep. 24th. From there it was carried on the PMSC "Golden Gate" that departed San Francisco Oct. 5th and arrived in Panama about Oct. 19th. After crossing the isthmus it was carried on the USMSC "Granada" that departed Aspinwall October 20th and arrived in New York on October 29th after a stop at Havana.
The Gregory census lists 18 covers with the 5¢ on 13¢ surcharge, with only ten used with the 12¢ stamp. The 5¢ provisional surcharge was necessary due to a shortage of 5¢ stamps just after the transition from Postmaster Whitney to Jackson. Most were made by Jackson's clerk, Alvah Clark, around the start of 1857. New supplies of the 5¢ stamp (Scott No. 8) were received at the end of June 1857.
References: Meyer-Harris cover #8 in the listing on page 148.
Gregory Census No. 14 (illustrated and described in Volume II, page 57 and census III-53).
Lot 539Hawaii, 1865, 5¢ Blue on Blue, cleat to large margins, tied by three-ring target handstamp on cover to Columbia Springs, N.Y., in combination with U.S. 1863, 5¢ brown tied by both Honolulu and S.F. Target cancels, red "Honolulu, U.S. Postage Paid, Sep 4" cds and "San Francisco, Cal., Oct 10" cds; light cover stains and U.S. 5¢ with a couple nibbed perfs at bottom, F.-V.F.; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 22+U.S. 76 $9,250.
A RARE MIXED FRANKING OF THE HAWAIIAN 1865 5¢ NUMERAL ISSUE AND THE UNITED STATES 1863 5¢ ISSUE.
This letter was sent from Honolulu on September 5th aboard the bark "Sarita", arriving at San Francisco on October 5, 1866. It was postmarked five day later and sent by way of the Panama route.
Lot 540 oHawaii, 1864, 2¢ Rose Vermilion, radiant color, cancelled by bold "Kapoho" manuscript postmark (801, 1RRRR), Very Fine.
Scott No. 31 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED "KAPOHO" MANUSCRIPT POSTMARKS, THE ONLY OTHER EXAMPLE WAS RECORDED IN THE DAVEY TOWN CANCEL COLLECTION.
Kapoho meaning "the depression" [Pukui] or "chalk" [Davey] was an unofficial letter collection point in the Puna District during the period 1862-1865.
Lot 541Hawaii, 1878, 6¢ Bluish Green, tied by segmented target cancel on 1872 cover with John Neill, Machinist, Lock and Gun Smith corner card, reverse with allover six panel merchant advertisement - one with illustrated Pocket Watch, to San Francisco with red "G.P.O. Honolulu, Paid All, Nov 22" and "San Francisco, Paid All, Dec 2" cds, Very Fine, ex-Norbeck, Peitsch, Twigg-Smith.
Scott No. 33a Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
ONE OF THE MOST STRIKING OF THE FEW BILLBOARD ADVERTISING COVERS KNOWN FROM HAWAII.
The two examples of this John Neil advertising cover with the billboard ad on reverse we have recorded:
1. 1873 Jul. 31, Honolulu to Samuel Hill, San Francisco Cal. bearing 2c #31 strip of three, ex-Gary Peters.
2. Nov. 21, Honolulu to Samuel Hill, San Francisco Cal. bearing 6c #33, ex-Norbeck, Pietsch, Twigg-Smith (real. $4,025), the cover offered here.
Lot 542Hawaii, 1893, 10¢ Red Brown, Red Overprint, Position 15 right margin single, deep rich color on fresh paper, o.g., Fine; with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 61B $17,500.
A HANDSOME SHEET MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 1893 10¢ KALAKAUA RED OVERPRINT ERROR.
Most of the examples from the only sheet of fifty produced, are centered into the perforations at top. It is believed that eight examples were destroyed from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and that less than forty examples are in existence.