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Sale 102: The Gary Munson Collection

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The Gary Munson Collection of Hawaii

Lots 3001-3005

Lot 3001 ()   

Hawaii, 1851-52, 5¢ blue "Missionary", Type I, no gum, four full to large margins on all sides, sealed tear at lower right with couple other minor faults, Very Fine appearance, ex-Ezra Cole, Lilly, Golden, Hoge; with 1994 PF Certificate.
Scott Nos. 2    $55,000.

ONE OF THE FINEST OF ONLY 10 RECORDED UNUSED 5¢ MISSIONARY STAMPS IN PRIVATE HANDS.

Certificate.

Realized: $60,000

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Lot 3002 o   

Hawaii, 1851-52, 5¢ blue "Missionary", Type II, clear to full margins all around, canceled by red Honolulu cds and black San Francisco cds, minor repaired tear and upper right corner, minor paper wrinkles, Very Fine appearance, ex-Admiral Harris, Ishikawa; with 2015 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott Nos. 2    $45,000.

A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 5¢ "HAWAIIAN POSTAGE" MISSIONARY ISSUE, THE ONLY EXAMPLE RECORDED CANCELED BY BOTH THE RED HONOLULU CDS AND BLACK SAN FRANCISCO CDS.

Scott value is for examples with minor damage that has been skillfully repaired.

Siegel census #2-II-37

Reverse

Certificate.

Realized: $32,500

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Lot 3003    

Hawaii, 1851-52, 13¢ blue "Missionary", unused, part original gum, 1976 certificate describes this as "part o.g." and 2021 certificate states "unused o.g.", small flaws, repaired with portions of design and frame painted in, stained at lower right, Fine appearance; with 1976 and 2021 P.F. certificates.
Scott Nos. 3    $37,000.

ONE OF ONLY SEVEN RECORDED UNUSED 13¢ "HAWAIIAN POSTAGE" MISSIONARY STAMPS.

The Scott Catalogue notes that "values are for examples with minor damage that has been skillfully repaired".

Certificates.

Realized: $16,000

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Lot 3004 o   

Hawaii, 1851-52, 13¢ blue "Missionary", Crocker Type I, neatly canceled by part of red "Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands" cds (Type 236.11) at left leaving numeral and labels completely visible; stamp has been skillfully repaired with margins mostly added and portions of framelines painted in, as well as small portion of postmark, Very Fine appearance, ex-Ayer, Ishikawa, Pietsch, Twigg-Smith and Collier; with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 3    $32,500.

ONE OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLES OF THE 1851 13¢ "HAWAIIAN POSTAGE" MISSIONARY CANCELED SOLELY BY A NEAT RED HONOLULU CDS.

Only about ten examples of Scott 3 are canceled by a red Honolulu datestamp.

The Scott Catalogue notes that "values are for examples with minor damage that has been skillfully repaired."
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Realized: $22,000

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Lot 3005    

Hawaii, 1851-52, 13¢ blue "Missionary", Crocker type II, tied to small piece, tied by partial San Francisco red "8" in circle rating handstamp and manuscript. ink mark, canceled by bold Honolulu seven-bar grid cancel, beautiful full margins all around except tiny notch at bottom left, strong impression with bright color, sound and F.-V.F., Siegel Hawaii Missionary Census as 4-II-PCE-188 which incorrectly states minor faults; with 1987 Peter Holcombe, 1987 Enzo Diena, 2016 P.S.E. and P.F. certificates.
Scott Nos. 4    $42,500 for repaired/defective.

ONE OF ONLY A HANDFUL SOUND 13¢ "H.I. & U.S. POSTAGE" MISSIONARIES EXISTING, AND ONE OF ONLY FOUR EXAMPLES DOCUMENTED ON-PIECE.

These stamps were printed on a very fragile thin pelure paper whose very nature nearly always dictates imperfections that has escaped this sound example.

Realized: $32,500

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