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Sale 102: The Gary Munson Collection

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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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Lot 3313    

Hawaii, 1893, 6¢ green, black overprint, o.g., well-centered, rich color on fresh paper, Very Fine and choice; with 1999 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott Nos. 66C    $15,000.

AN OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1893 6¢ BLACK OVERPRINT ERROR. ONLY ONE SHEET OF 50 WAS ISSUED.

Two errors of the 1893 Provisional Government Overprint Issues were made. One sheet of the 10¢ Red Brown, normally overprinted in black, was overprinted in red (Scott 61B) and one sheet of the 6¢ Green, normally overprinted in red, was overprinted in black (Scott 66C). The 6¢ sheet was purchased by Postmaster Jos. M. Oat and sometime around 1901 most of it was sold to dealer J. H. Makins, probably on behalf of Henry J. Crocker. The San Francisco earthquake is said to have destroyed a number of examples of both the overprint errors.

Realized: $20,000

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Lot 3300    

Hawaii, 1893, 10¢ red brown, red overprint, Position 40 with sheet margin at right, o.g., unusually wide margins for this stamp, rich color, Signed in pencil on back., Extremely Fine, ex-Drucker.
Scott Nos. 61B    $15,000.

A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE ERROR IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE. ONLY ONE SHEET OF 50 WAS ISSUED.

Two errors of the 1893 Provisional Government Overprint Issues were made. One sheet of the 10¢ Red Brown, normally overprinted in black, was overprinted in red (Scott 61B) and one sheet of the 6¢ Green, normally overprinted in red, was overprinted in black (Scott 66C). Most of the 10¢ examples from the only sheet of fifty produced, are centered into the perforations at top. It is believed that eight examples were destroyed from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and that less than forty examples are in existence.

Realized: $23,000

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Lot 3074    

Hawaii, 1859, 2¢ light blue on bluish white, plate 3-B, type IX, position 9, margins clear to just touching at right, tied by full neat red "Honolulu, Hawaiian-Islands, Aug 13" cds on fresh incoming cover addressed to Warren Goodale; stamp with some tiny edge tears and a couple of corner creases, Very Fine appearance, ex-Steiner; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 13; $12,500    Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.

AN ATTRACTIVE AND EXTREMELY RARE ON COVER EXAMPLE OF THE 1859 2¢ LIGHT BLUE NUMERAL ISSUE TIED BY A RED HONOLULU TOWN CANCELLATION.

Realized: $8,000

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Lot 3024    

Hawaii, 1853, 13¢ dark red, thick white paper, margins large to just touching frameline at lower left, rich color, tied by red "Honolulu, U. S. Postage Paid, Dec 6" cds on orange buff cover to Athens, Tenn., in combination with U.S. 1851, 12¢ black (17), margins ample to just into outer frameline, tied by neat "San Francisco, Cal., Jan 5" cds, Very Fine; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 6    $32,500.

A EARLY THIRD TREATY PERIOD MIXED FRANKING WITH HAWAIIAN 1853 13¢ KAMEHAMEHA III ISSUE OVERPAYING THE NEW 5¢ RATE AFTER THE APRIL 1855 RATE CHANGE.

This letter was carried on the American brig "Agate", leaving Honolulu on the 10th of December and arriving in San Francisco on December 27, 1855. It was then sent for the east coast and postmarked on January 5th.

Realized: $12,500

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Lot 3138 ()   

Hawaii, 1865, 5¢ bluish black on grayish white, plate 9-A, type V, position 5, large even margins, no gum, a tiny negligible thin speck shows in fluid, Very Fine appearance, ex-Crocker, Atherton and Honolulu Advertiser; with clear 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 21b    $11,000.

THE FINEST OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 1865 5¢ BLUISH BLACK "HAWAIIAN POSTAGE" NUMERAL ISSUE, THIS BEING THE UNIQUE UNUSED EXAMPLE.

The color of the printed design appears black; however, when held to light, the ink shows a hybrid mixture of blue and black. The used example is defective with tight margins.
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Realized: $18,000

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