Lot 2305Hawaii, Kahului Railroad, 1894, 5¢-$1 complete, red A.B.N.Co. "Specimen" overprint, serifed letters, matched position set of right margin blocks of 4 (positions 14-15/19-20), o.g., never hinged, each pristine with rich vibrant color, nice overall centering, Very Fine; signed and plated A. Chang.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
A WONDERFUL SPECIMEN EXHIBITION SET OF THE AMERICAN BANKNOTE COMPANY KAHULUI RAILROAD ISSUE.
In our 2015 Westpex sale, a matched set of singles sold for $4,750 hammer.
Lot 2306 oHawaii, Kahului Railroad, 1894, 50¢ purple, purple straight line "Cancelled" handstamp, wide margins, vivid color, small faint corner crease, otherwise Very Fine; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Meyer-Harris No. 155 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2307 oHawaii, Kahului Railroad, 1898, 10¢ dark rose, Schmidt printing, horizontal pair, blue crayon cancel, rich color, Fine, a scarce used multiple.
Meyer-Harris No. 158 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2308Hawaii, (Kahului Railroad Co.) "Stolz", manuscript sender's cancellation on 2¢ red (U2b) entire addressed to Mrs. A. Barnes, Spreckelsville Maui, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
F.L. Stolz is listed as the treasurer of the Kahului Rail Road in "Poor's Directory of Railway Officials and Manual of American Street Railways Edition of August 1890" (New York), page 1256. F.L. Stolz was also the interim Postmaster at Kahului for only three months in 1889. Since this unusual use is undated, it is unknown if he was the acting as a a Railroad Agent or Postmaster at the time of this mailing.