Lot 3040 ()Hawaii, 1861, 5¢ blue, thin bluish paper, no gum, large well balanced margins, deep rich color and particularly fresh, an Extremely Fine gem.
Scott Nos. 9 $400.
Lot 3041Hawaii, 1861, 5¢ blue, thin bluish paper, left margins single with clear to huge margin showing part of adjacent stamp at top, faint corner crease, tied by red "Honolulu, Hawaiian-Islands, Nov 23" cds on cover to Brooklyn, N.Y., clear "San Francisco, Cal., Dec 5, 1861" cds with matching "Ship" straight line and "12" rate handstamps; cover with a couple opening edge nicks expertly restored at top, otherwise Very Fine, ex-Meyers; with 1976 R.P.S. and 1980 P.F. certificates (neither mentioning repairs).
Scott Nos. 9 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5¢ KAMEHAMEHA III ISSUE TIED ON COVER.
This cover was carried aboard the American bark "Comet" departing Honolulu on November 23rd 1861 and arriving in San Francisco on December 4th.
Lot 3042Hawaii, 1861, 5¢ blue, thin bluish wove paper, on cover to Pheobe Hughes, Richmond Ind., canceled by square grid cancel, in combination with U.S. 5¢ brown (76), scissor trimmed perfs at left, tied by cogwheel fancy cancel, postmarked red "Hawaii, Honolulu, U.S. Postage Paid, Jun 18" cds (HON US34) and matching bold "San Francisco, Cal, Jul 9 1864" double-circle datestamp, bottom flap missing, Very Fine, ex-Peters; with 1978 H.P.S., 1978 and 2015 P.F. certificates.
Scott Nos. 9 $7,000.
A RARE COMBINATION USE OF THE 1857 5¢ KAMEHAMEHA III THIRD PRINTING WITH THE U.S. 5¢ BROWN 1861 ISSUE.
This cover was carried by American bark "Onward" from Honolulu Jun. 18th to San Francisco arriving Jul. 9th. Letter was postmarked Jul. 9th at San Francisco for the overland mail.
Lot 3043Hawaii, 1861, 5¢ blue, thin bluish paper, huge margins all around, used with United States 12¢ black (69), bold red "Honolulu, U.S. Postage Paid, Dec 23" cds on 1863 orange buff cover to Brooklyn N.Y., stamps uncancelled at Honolulu, tied by San Francisco cogwheel cancels, orange-red "San Francisco, Cal. 'Paid' Jan 9, 1863" cds; both stamps faulty, Very Fine appearance, ex-Tows; with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 9 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
A RARE HAWAII 1861 5¢ KAMEHAMEHA III ISSUE USED IN COMBINATION WITH UNITED STATES 1861 12¢ BLACK THAT IS UNLISTED IN SCOTT.
Lot 3044 ()Hawaii, 1861, 5¢ blue, thin bluish paper, line through "Honolulu" variety, position 2, no gum, large balanced margins, brilliant color and remarkably fresh, Extremely Fine, a beautiful example of this variety.
Scott Nos. 9a $950.
Lot 3045Hawaii, 1861, 5¢ blue, thin bluish paper, line through "Honolulu" variety, top right stamp in a block of 4 (positions 1-2/5-6), full o.g., ample to large margins, rich vibrant color on bright paper, diagonal crease in bottom left stamps and small sealed tear at top affecting variety, otherwise Very Fine, ex-Peters.
Scott Nos. 9a, 9 $2,150 for singles.
Lot 3046 oHawaii, 1861, 5¢ blue, thin bluish paper, line through "Honolulu" variety, position 2, square grid cancel, ample margins to just touching frameline at lower left, strong color, trivial tiny scissor cut well into margin at lower right, Fine; with 2005 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott Nos. 9a $1,000.