Lot 4351Hawaii, 1857, 5¢ manuscript surcharge on 13¢ dark red, type I (Clark) surcharge, large margins and rich vivid color, uncanceled and affixed to fresh cover to South Hadley, Mass., bold red "Honolulu, U.S. Postage Paid, Jun 27" cds (236.05), in combination with well margined U.S. 1851, 3¢ dull red, type II + 10¢ green, type II (11A+14) tied by neat "San Francisco, Cal., Jul 20, 1857" cds; slightly refolded cover edges not mentioned on certificate, Extremely Fine, ex-Caspary, Krug, Rust, Kapiloff, Pietsch and Haub; with 2020 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 7 $55,000.
ONE OF MOST OUTSTANDING HAWAII 1857 5¢ ON 13¢ PROVISIONAL SURCHARGE USAGES - SIGNED STANLEY ASHBROOK, "IN MY OPINION THIS SUPERB COVER IS GENUINE IN EVERY RESPECT".
This cover was carried on the American schooner "Vaquero" departing Honolulu June 27th but returned to the harbor with a broken mast and sailed again after repairs on June 30th. She arrived in San Francisco on July 16th. From there it was carried on the PMSC "John L. Stephens" that departed San Francisco on July 20th, 1857 for Panama City (August 3rd arrival).
The Gregory census lists 18 covers with the 5¢ on 13¢ surcharge, with this U.S. 10¢ + 3¢ postage overpaying the 12¢ rate by 1¢. The 5¢ provisional surcharge was necessary due to a shortage of 5¢ stamps just after the transition from Postmaster Whitney to Jackson. Most were made by Jackson's clerk, Alvah Clark, around the start of 1857. New supplies of the 5¢ stamp (Scott No. 8) were received at the end of June 1857.
Lot 4352Hawaii, 1863, 2¢ black on grayish, plate 3-G, type V, position 5, large to huge margins, tied by manuscript canceled on folded letter to Honolulu, Oahu; file folds not affecting stamp, Very Fine, a rare usage of the 1863 2¢ black on grayish Numeral issue, ex-Seybold.
Scott No. 16 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 4353 oHawaii, 1865, 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 Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 22 $900.
Lot 4354 PHawaii, 1866, 5¢ blue, plate proof on India, on original card, block of 4, large well balanced margins, rich color, Extremely Fine, a choice and rare multiple, ex-Sheldon.
Scott No. 32P3 $1,600 for singles.
Lot 4355Hawaii, 1866, 5¢ blue, tied by large grid handstamp on 1868 cover to Richmond, Ind., in combination with U.S. 1861, 10¢ green (68) just tied by circle of wedges handstamp, red "Honolulu, U.S. Postage Paid, Apr 3" cds, with red "Hawaiian Steam Service" oval handstamp and "San Francisco Cal. Apr. 16" cds; 10c stamp with light perf crease, Very Fine; with 1978 H.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 32 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
AN ATTRACTIVE 1866 5¢ KAMEHAMEHA V AND U.S. 1861 10¢ ISSUE MIX FRANKING USAGE BEARING THE "HAWAIIAN STEAM SERVICE" HANDSTAMP.
Carried on the COMSS "Idaho", departing Honolulu April 3rd and arrived in San Francisco on April 15th of 1868.
Lot 4356Hawaii, 1882, 5¢ ultramarine, tied by target cancel on uprated 1884, 5¢ blue entire (U4) to San Francisco, Cal., postmarked "Honolulu, H.I., Nov 15" cds canceling indicia, wonderful strike of Late Letter Mail" (MH 759, 1RRRR) dateless handstamp in purple, "magenta San Francisco arrival cds, reverse with "Forwarded By J. M. Oat, Jr. & Co./Stationers & News/Dealers/Honolulu, H. I." four-line handstamp in violet (AUXFWDR-JMOAT, Rarity 1RRRR); stamp with a few toned perfs and small corner crease, paper tape adherence on reverse, Very Fine, ex-Fitzpatrick, Twigg-Smith; with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 39 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
ONE OF THE FINEST STRIKES OF THE "LATE LETTER MAIL" CIRCULAR HANDSTAMP.
This cover was forwarded in the stationers store of J.M. Oat & Co. after the Post Office was closed. It was carried to the docks where the rare "Late Letter Mail" marking was applied.
This mark reflect payment of an extra fee for processing a late letter. Starting in mid-1882, letters brought to the Honolulu Post Office after the posted closing time for a mail shipment were charged an additional 5¢ fee to have their letters included in the mail. The fee was charged more to discourage the practice of bringing in late letters than for revenue.
Lot 4357Hawaii, 1889, 2¢ carmine, reprint, top left corner margin horizontal pair, margins large to just shaving frameline at bottom left, rich color, in combination with 1883, 1¢ green (42) on cover to Scott Stamp & Coin Co. in New York, tied by purple "Kahului, Maui, May 3, 1890" cds's (282.011) with "Honolulu, H.I., May 6, 1890" transit duplex additionally tying 1¢, S.F. transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, ex-Seybold; with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 51 Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
AN EXTREMELY RARE FOREIGN POSTAL USAGE OF THE 1889 2¢ KAMEHAMEHA IV REPRINT ISSUE - WITH ONLY A TWO SUCH USAGES KNOWN.
Lot 4358Hawaii, 1893, 1¢ green, red overprint, in combination with 1893, 2¢ rose, black overprint (66) uprating on 1893, 2¢ carmine entire (U11) to Paris, France, with Hawaiian Gazette Co. corner card at upper left, all tied by San Francisco Loose Letter Mail grid handstamps, San Francisco and N.Y. backstamps and red manuscript "inconnu" (unknown) with forwarding directive, Very Fine, a choice loose letter usage to France.
Scott No. 55 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 4359Hawaii, 1893, 1¢ green, without overprint, top stamp in top margin vertical strip of 3 with part imprint, full o.g. (error appears n.h.), strong pronounced shift of overprint downwards leaving top stamp free of overprint and bottom pair with overprint into top margins, attractively centered amid wide margins, fresh with rich color, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 55g $10,000.
ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 1893 1¢ PRINCESS LIKELIKE WITHOUT OVERPRINT VARIETY - A GREAT HAWAIIAN RARITY WITH ONLY FIVE PRINTED.
Lot 4360Hawaii, 1893, 5¢ ultramarine, double red overprint, one overprint heavy, second moderate quadruple split, full o.g., hinge remnant, fresh with strong bright color, attractively centered, F.-V.F., only a few known in mint condition.
Scott No. 59e $3,750.
AN EXTREMELY RARE MINT EXAMPLE OF THE 1893 5¢ ULTRAMARINE RED PROVISIONAL OVERPRINT DOUBLED WITH ONE MODERATE AND QUADRUPLE SPLIT.