Lot 2470Hawaii, 1863, Numeral, 2¢ black on grayish, plate 3-D, type V, position 5, large margins, tied by oval "Collectors Office, Hilo Hawaii" handstamp (211) on 1860 folded letter sheet addressed to Levi Haalelea in Honolulu, some light file fold not affecting stamp, Extremely Fine, ex-Admiral Harris & Golden; with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 16 Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
AN EXCEPTIONAL ON COVER EXAMPLE OF THE 1863 2¢ NUMERAL ON GRAYISH PAPER TIED BY THE HILO "COLLECTORS OFFICE" HANDSTAMP.
Levi Haalelea was the son of Ha'alou, governor of Molokai under Kalaimoku. His mother was Kaipa (Kipa). Upon his marriage to Princess Kekauonohi (granddaughter of Kamehameha I) about 1848, perhaps, he was elevated to chief.
Lot 2471Hawaii, 1863, Numeral, 2¢ black on grayish, Plate 3-C, type VIII, large margins all around, tied by red "Honolulu, Hawaiian - Islands, Dec 5" cds (MH 243.03) on small cover addressed to Abbie C. Baldwin in Lahaina, Extremely Fine and choice; with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 16 $5,000.
A BEAUTIFUL USAGE OF THE HAWAIIAN 2¢ BLACK NUMERAL STAMP NEATLY TIED BY RED HONOLULU CDS.
Lot 2472 oHawaii, 1865, Numeral, 5¢ blue on blue, Plate 12-A, Type II (Westerberg Position 6), large margins, rich color on beautifully blued paper, bold strike of square grid cancel and San Francisco cds, fresh and an Extremely Fine gem, ex-Golden; with 2021 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 22 $900.
Lot 2473Hawaii, 1866, King Kamehameha V, 5¢ blue, tied by target handstamp on cover to Richmond, Ind., in combination with U.S. 1861, 10¢ green (68) canceled by circle of wedges handstamp with matching "San Francisco, Cal., Dec 24" cds and wedge duplex, clear red "Honolulu, U.S. Postage Paid, Dec 10" cds and oval "Hawaiian Steam Service" handstamp, with original enclosure datelined Dec 8th, 1867; cover with small portion of backflap missing, Very Fine and choice, a wonderful steamship service usage with all clear markings, ex-Honolulu Advertiser.
Scott No. 32 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE MIXED-FRANKING COVER WITH THE HAWAIIAN 5¢ KAMEHAMEHA ISSUE, U.S. 1868 10¢ ISSUE AND "HAWAIIAN STEAM SERVICE" OVAL.
The 5¢ stamp paid the internal Hawaiian postage, and the 10¢ stamp paid the Pacific Mail Steamship Company contract mail rate from Hawaii to the U.S. The Honolulu post office occasionally used the "Hawaiian-Islands" datestamp in black instead of the "U.S. Postage Paid" in red when postmarking PMSS Co. contract mail.
Lot 2474Hawaii, 1866, King Kamehameha V, 5¢ blue, horizontal pair, each with target cancel, on double-rate cover to San Francisco with United States 1868 10c Green, E. Grill (89) horizontal pair (left stamp defective) canceled with uncharacteristic pen strokes (which show through on the inside - confirming they belong), partial "San Francisco Cal. Dec. 17" cds, clear "HAWAIIAN/STEAM/SERVICE" in magenta oval, pencil "30" at lower left; minor toning, ink smear from address, cover with corner nick behind right 5¢, Fine, a very scarce example of a double rate, ex-Honolulu Advertiser.
Scott No. 32 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 2475Hawaii, 1878, 6¢ bluish green, tied by target cancel on cover to Liverpool, England, in combination with U.S. 1875, 5¢ blue, natural s.e. at left, tied by "San Francisco Cal Aug 14" cds duplexed with crossroads cancel, reverse with "Honolulu, H.I., Aug 4" origin and "Liverpool, 1 Sp, 79" receiving backstamps, Very Fine, A scarce combination use to England.; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 33a + U.S. 179 Estimate $500 - 750.