Lot 1386 EHawaii, 1860, 1¢ and 3¢ die essays on thin pale buff card, two of each denomination, different colors, couple with very trivial faint toning, Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
In November 1860, the Postmaster General, Alvah K. Clark, wrote to John S. Marsh in Boston to order a new supply of 5¢ Kamehameha III stamps and inquired at the same time about the possibility of obtaining 1¢ and 2¢ stamps for inter-island use to replace the Numerals. Dies in three denominations were prepared and trial proofs were struck from the dies. The new designs were rejected and one year later the lithographed Kamehameha IV stamp was issued.
Current Opening Bid: $350
Lot 1387 EHawaii, 1860, 1¢-3¢ die essays on thin pale buff card, group of three comprising 1¢ dull purple, 2¢ blue and 3¢ dull purple, first two with large margins, 3¢ with huge margins, fresh and Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Opening Bid: $240
Lot 1388 EHawaii, 1860, 1¢-3¢ die essays on thin pale buff card, group of three comprising 1¢ orange, 2¢ green, 3¢ dull purple, each with large margins, 3¢ with small shallow margin thin, still Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Opening Bid: $190
Lot 1389 EHawaii, 1860, 3¢ dull purple, die essay on thin pale buff card, large margins, deep shade, tiny corner crease bottom right, otherwise Very Fine, ex-Golden.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Opening Bid: $140