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Sale 102: The Gary Munson Collection

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1857 King Kamehameha III Issue on Thin White Wove Paper

Lots 3030-3039

Lot 3030    

Hawaii, 1857, 5¢ blue, thin white paper, top left corner margin single, full o.g., full margins, bold color, tiny thin at top, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 8    $700.

Realized: $800

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Lot 3031    

Hawaii, 1857, 5¢ blue, thin white paper, right margin single, just in at left, tied on small piece on combination with U.S. 1851, 12¢ black (17) by San Francisco and light red Honolulu town cancels, F.-V.F. and scarce combination.
Scott Nos. 8    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $325

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Lot 3032 o   

Hawaii, 1857, 5¢ blue, thin white paper, horizontal pair, close to large margins all round, black square grid cancels, minor toning spots and vertical crease in both, Fine appearance; with 2015 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott Nos. 8    $2,000.

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Lot 3033    

Hawaii, 1857, 5¢ blue, thin white paper, large margins to clear at bottom, upper left corner repaired, red "Honolulu, U.S. Postage Paid, Jul 22" cds below, used with United States 1857 1¢ blue (24, two) and 10¢ green (35), all stamps tied by "San Francisco Cal. Aug 15, 1861" cds on gold, red and blue "The Union, it must and shall be preserved" Eagle & Shield Union patriotic cover to Dubuque, Iowa, from the Zublin correspondence; some light soiling around edges and gum toning around perfs, all stamps with faults and have been lifted and reaffixed, Very Fine appearance, ex-Matthies, Ostheimer, Honolulu Advertiser and Gross; with 1971 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 8    Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.

ONE OF ONLY FIVE RECORDED U.S. CIVIL WAR PATRIOTIC USES FROM HAWAII, THIS BEING THE ONLY HAWAII-UNITED STATES MIXED FRANKING USE.

This cover was carried on the American ship "Speedwell" that departed Honolulu on July 22nd 1861 to San Francisco arriving Aug. 14th. Sent overland via Placerville for the next stagecoach departure on the Central Overland Route to St. Joseph, Missouri. The Central Overland Mail Co. took over the mail contract from Butterfield when the Southern Route was jeopardized by the Civil War. Service began on July 1, 1861.

Reference: Illustrated in Gregory book on page II-78.

Realized: $13,500

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Lot 3034    

Hawaii, 1857, 5¢ blue, thin white wove paper, uncancelled four margin single on cover to Swanzey Village Mass., postmarked by remarkable bold strike of red "Honolulu, Hawaiian-Islands, May 30" cds (HON HI35) and "San Francisco Cal Jul 6 1860" transit cds with matching "SHIP" and "12" rating handstamps, Very Fine, ex-Wiltsee, Harris, Rust, Peters; with 1987 and 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 8    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE USE OF THE 1857 5¢ KAMEHAMEHA III SECOND PRINTING ON COVER WITH SAN FRANCISCO "SHIP" & "12" DUE MARKINGS.

Carried by British bark "Isle de France" from Honolulu departing May 30th 1860 to San Francisco arriving Jul. 4th. Entered mails with San Francisco Jul. 6th cds with 12¢ due for 10¢ transcontinental postage plus 2¢ ship fee, sent by the default overland route of the Butterfield stage via Los Angeles, El Paso and St. Louis.

References: Illustrated and discussed in Fred Gregory's Hawaii Foreign Mail to 1870 as fig. 16-74 on II-90.

Realized: $3,750

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Lot 3035    

Hawaii, 1857, 5¢ blue, thin white paper, full margins to clear, bright color, used with United States 1851 12¢ black (17), full margins to touched at left, bold red "Honolulu*U.S. Postage Paid*June 27" cds on 1857 buff cover to Miss Maria M. Smith in Princeton Ill., stamps uncancelled at Honolulu, tied by "San Francisco, Cal. Jul 20, 1857" cds; cover repaired mostly in corners and stains removed, Very Fine appearance, ex-Krug, Golden; signed Ashbrook on reverse, with 1959 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 8    $9,000.

ACCORDING TO FRED GREGORY, THIS MIXED-FRANKING COVER FROM HAWAII IS THE EARLIEST RECORDED USE OF THE 1857 5¢ KAMEHAMEHA III SECOND PRINTING ON THIN WHITE WOVE PAPER, AND THE LATEST USE OF THE "HONOLULU*U.S. POSTAGE PAID" CDS.

This cover was carried on the schooner "Vaquero" that departed Honolulu June 27th 1857 with two mail bags datestamped at Honolulu on June 27th. It returned with a broken mast and sailed again on June 30th with additional mail. It is interesting to note that five of the recorded 5¢ on 13¢ surcharge covers were carried on this mail voyage. The "Vaquero" arrived in San Francisco on July 16th, and mail for Panama was datestamped on July 20th.

Realized: $3,000

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Lot 3036    

Hawaii, 1857, 5¢ blue, thin white wove paper, uncancelled, margins to slightly in at right, position 11, on cover to David Maxfield, North Dartmouth Mass., postmarked red "Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaiian-Islands, Nov 9" cds (HON HI35) and black "San Francisco Cal '12' Dec 9, 1859" integral due cds for 10¢ transcontinental postage plus 2¢ ship fee and matching "OVERLAND" straightline handstamp at bottom; 5¢ light corner crease and nick, Very Fine, ex-Plass and Peters.
Scott Nos. 8    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

A RARE USE OF THE 1857 5¢ KAMEHAMEHA III SECOND PRINTING ON COVER WITH THE "OVERLAND" ROUTE DIRECTIVE MARKING.

This cover was carried on the American schooner "Milwaukee" from Honolulu departing Nov. 11th 1859 to San Francisco arriving Dec. 7th. San Francisco marked it with the "OVERLAND" handstamp to indicate alternate routing on the next Butterfield stagecoach, which departed San Francisco every Monday. The Dec. 12th overland mail coach reached St. Louis on Jan. 2, 1860 where it connected with the railway system.

There are only 14 covers recorded from Hawaii with the "OVERLAND" straightline handstamp.

Realized: $2,800

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Lot 3037    

Hawaii, 1857, 5¢ blue, thin white wove paper, in combination with U.S. 1857, 12¢ black (36) on cover to Lykenstown, Pa., tied together by red "Honolulu, U.S. Postage Paid, Sep 14" cds and "San Francisco, Cal., Oct 5, 1859" cds; cover with light water stain at left not mention on certificate, otherwise Very Fine and scarce combination usage; with 2021 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 8    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

Realized: $1,900

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Lot 3038 ()   

Hawaii, 1857, 5¢ blue, thin white paper, double impression, showing strong doubling at right and in bottom value tablet, no gum, clear to ample margins, bright color, small thin at bottom and tiny tear at top, F.-V.F. appearance, with not more than ten examples believed to exist; with 1979 H.P.S. certificate (not mentioning faults).
Scott Nos. 8b    $4,250.

AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1857, 5¢ KAMEHAMEHA III ISSUE BEARING A DOUBLE IMPRESSION.

According to F. Gregory's "Post Office in Paradise" website, two sheets of this stamp were double printed. On one sheet the doubling is noticeable on the left of the stamp. On the other sheet, the doubling is seen mostly throughout.

Realized: $2,300

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Lot 3039 o   

Hawaii, 1857, 5¢ blue, thin white paper, line through "Honolulu" variety and double impression, position 2, showing strong doubling at left and in bottom value tablet, San Francisco, Cal. town cancel, margins ample to mostly large, rich color, some thinning and small tear at bottom left, ex-Honolulu Advertiser; with 1977 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 8b var.    $4,750 for normal.

THE ONLY KNOWN EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 KAMEHAMEHA III ISSUE LINE THROUGH "HONOLULU" VARIETY AND DOUBLE PRINT.

According to F. Gregory's "Post Office in Paradise" website, two sheets of this stamp were double printed. On one sheet the doubling is noticeable on the left of the stamp. On the other sheet, the doubling is seen mostly throughout. This combination variety is listed in the D'Assis I.D.C. as unique.

Realized: $3,500

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