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Sale 76: Gems of Philately

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Hawaii & Samoa

Lots 285-289

Lot 285 o   

Hawaii, 1863, 2¢ black on grayish, plate 3-G, type VI, position 6, light square grid cancel, well balanced margins, Very Fine and choice; with 2014 P.S.A.G. Graded certificate (85).
Scott No. 16    $850.

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Lot 286    

Hawaii, 1866, 5¢ blue, two, each cancelled by matching bold pen stroke, on 1866 double-rate cover to Derry N.H., bold strike of red "Honolulu, U.S. Postage Paid, Dec 10" cds, endorsed "By Steamer from S.F.", combination franking of United States 3¢ rose (65) and 5¢ brown (76), each cancelled by rim of San Francisco target cancel, matching bold "San Francisco Cal. Jan 10" cds, Feb. 1st 1867 receipt docketing at left; left No. 32 torn, minor edge flaws, Very Fine, ex-Honolulu Advertiser, Twigg-Smith.
Scott No. 32    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

AN EXTREMELY RARE AND UNUSUAL HAWAIIAN AND UNITED STATES MIXED FRANKING.

This cover is from the Fifth Sub-Period of the Late Treaty Period. As a double-rate cover, the 5¢ Hawaiian postage correctly prepays two-times the 5¢ rate, but the U.S. postage was underpaid at 8¢. The sender perhaps thought the rate was only two-times the 3¢ letter rate plus the 2¢ ship fee.

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Lot 287 o   

Hawaii, Mt. View, Jun 28, manuscript town and date cancel on 2¢ brown (75), well centered, bright and fresh, with additional light purple "Hawaii" town cancel probably of Hilo, Very Fine and choice, Rarity 1RRRR.
Meyer-Harris No. 803    Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE MANUSCRIPT MOUNTAIN VIEW, HAWAII POSTMARK.

Little is known regarding this office. Official records, including records of stamp distribution to country offices, make no mention of this office. Half-way houses on the road from Hilo to Volcano House were located here. In 1899-1900, an unofficial postal agency was operated here by J. W. Mason, the Olaa postmaster.

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Current Opening Bid: $2,900

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Lot 288    

Philippines, 1901, $2 dark blue, used with 3¢ purple (215) and two 15¢ olive green (218) singles, each cancelled by circular grid cancel on large-size linen lined registered cover with preprinted address to Berlin, Germany, bold strike of purple "Registered, Manila, P.I., Sep 13 1902" cds, Germany "Vom Auslande über Bahnpost 21 (Hof-Leipzig. Eingeschrieben." registry label, reverse with partial Leipzig Bahnpost transit oval and Berlin (10.16) arrival cds; some edge and corner wear, Very Fine.
Scott No. 224    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

A REMARKABLE COMMERCIAL REGISTERED USE OF THE 1901 $2 PHILIPPINES OVERPRINT ISSUE.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,700

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Lot 289    

Samoa, Tau, Samoa. Jun 23, 1909, perfect bold strike of duplex ties 1¢ green (300) on post card to Binghamton N.Y., picture side showing three native women, Very Fine and exceptionally rare.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

There are reportedly only three recorded strikes of this postmark, this post card, a cover and another post card used in the WWII era.

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Current Opening Bid: $350

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Lots 285-289

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