Lot 1500 oHawaii, 1864, 2¢ rose vermilion, full strike of 1892 Yokohama, Japan exchange office cancel, rich color, a Very Fine strike, a rare foreign mark.
Scott No. 31 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 1501Hawaii, 1864, 2¢ rose vermilion, rich color, tied by bold three-ring target cancel, matching bold "Honolulu, Hawaiian-Islands, Oct 8" cds on cover to Rev. S.E. Bishop at Lahainaluna, Maui; docketed "Firby, Oct 8 /66" docketing at left, Very Fine.
Scott No. 31 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1502Hawaii, 1864, 2¢ rose vermilion, bisected, used with 5¢ blue (32), both tied by two strikes of ring3-21 patent cancel on 1870 lady's cover with blue flap monogram to Albany N.Y., orange-red "G.P.O. Honolulu, H.I. Paid All Aug 21" (245.02, 1RR) cds, reverse with "San Francisco Cal. Sep 6" transit backstamp; Honolulu postmark enhanced, Very Fine appearance, ex-Peters; with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 31b $8,500.
A RARE BISECT OF THE 2¢ 1864 KAMEHAMEHA IV ISSUE USED ON COVER WITH THE 5¢ KAMEHAMEHA V ISSUE.
Mail exchanged between Hawaii and the United States was greatly simplified by the Postal Convention signed May 4, 1870, effective July 1, 1870, which established the 6¢ single-letter rate to the United States. The 6¢ stamps were not available until late Spring 1871, and so the rate was made up using three 2c stamps. As the supply of 2c stamps dwindled, the post office permitted some bisects to be used with 5¢ stamps for the 6¢ rate. The first Honolulu convention period "Paid All" cds (MH 245.02) is recorded from July 22, 1870 until September 5, 1870.
Lot 1503Hawaii, 1866, 5¢ blue, horizontal pair, tied by two strikes of segmented rings, red "Honolulu H.I., May 11" cs on cover to Hagdeburg, Germany, forwarded internally, reverse with New York, Magdeburg (6.8) and Blankenburg (6.9) transits, F.-V.F. and scarce use.
Scott No. 32 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1504 oHawaii, 1866, 5¢ blue, double perforations, extra vertical perforations separated creating narrow stamp, cancelled by part of target cancel, small faults, otherwise Very Fine and intriguing variety.
Scott No. 32 var. Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1505Hawaii, 1878, 6¢ bluish green, tied by target patent cancel on 1881 cover with monogram backflap and showing purple "Honolulu, H.I., Paid All, Aug 1, 1881" cds (235.32, R2) to Liverpool, England, used in combination with U.S. 5¢ blue (179), rich color, tied by bold San Francisco cross-roads cancel, "San Francisco Cal., St. Shp. Aug 8" transit backstamp, red "Paid Liverpool US Packet" (8.27.81) arrival cds; 5¢ slightly affected by edge placement, Very Fine and attractive combination use to Great Britain.
Scott No. 33a Estimate $750 - 1,000.
The mixed franking prepays the 6¢ Hawaiian treaty rate to the U.S. and 5¢ UPU rate to England via the United States. Hawaii did not join the UPU until Jan. 1, 1882.
Lot 1506Hawaii, 1875, 2¢ brown, strip of three, tied by patent ring cancels clearly punching paper, red "G.P.O. Hawn. Islds, Paid All, C - 14 -76, A" cds, magenta "San Francisco Pd. All, Jun 29" cds also ties strip; light staining at left, otherwise Very Fine and scarce use.
Scott No. 35 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1507 PHawaii, 1875, 12¢ black, plate proof on India, ample to large margins, fresh and Very Fine.
Scott No. 36P3 $400.
Lot 1508 PHawaii, 1875, 12¢ black, plate proof on India, ample to large margins, small hinge thin, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 36P3 $400.
Lot 1509Hawaii, 1875, 12¢ black, tied by 3-ring target with 3-hole punch ring cancel (Ty. 116), purple "Honolulu, H.I. Paid All Aug 1, 1881" cds (237.12, R2) on cover to Copenhagen N.Y., indistinct red San Francisco transit backstamp, slight edge toning, 12¢ faulty at top from edge placement, F.-V.F., extremely rare single franking of the 12c Prince Leleiohoku for the double 6c treaty rate.
Scott No. 36 Estimate $200 - 300.