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Hawaii - 1859-65 Numeral Issues

Lots 2199-2208 Lots 2209-2218 Lots 2219-2228 Lots 2229-2234

Lot 2199 o   

Hawaii, 1859, 1¢ light blue on bluish white, plate 2-A, type III (position 1), neat red square grid cancel of Honolulu, beautiful bright vivid color, uncommonly large margins all around, an Extremely Fine gem, ex-Caspary; with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 12    $15,000.

A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE HAWAIIAN NUMERAL. THE EXCEEDINGLY CHOICE QUALITY OF THIS STAMP CAN NOT BE OVERSTATED. EXAMPLES OF THIS STAMP CANCELLED SOLELY IN RED ARE EXCEEDINGLY RARE AND VERY DESIRABLE. THIS IS THOUGHT TO BE THE FINEST KNOWN EXAMPLE.

Sound examples of the 1859 Numeral Issue printed in blue are exceedingly rare, due to the delicate nature of the thin paper. The stamp offered here, with wide margins, fresh color and in completely sound condition, is a true condition rarity.

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Lot 2200 o   

Hawaii, 1859, 2¢ light blue on bluish white, plate 3-A, type II, position 2, red "Honolulu, Hawaiian-Island, Dec. 22" town cancel, clear to large margins, tiny corner crease at top right, Very Fine appearance, a lovely example bearing a complimentary color cancel.
Scott No. 13    $5,000.

AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 1859 2-CENT BLUE HAWAIIAN NUMERAL ISSUE CANCELLED BY RED HONOLULU DATESTAMP.

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Lot 2201 o   

Hawaii, 1862, 2¢ black on greenish blue, plate 3-Gx, type VII, position 7, bold Lahaina town cancel, deep color, full clear to ample margins, F.-V.F., ex-Golden; with 2011 H.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 14    $6,000.

A RARE SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1862 2-CENT NUMERAL ON GREENISH BLUE PAPER, CANCELLED BY THE LAHAINA DATESTAMP.

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Lot 2202 ()   

Hawaii, 1863, 1¢ black on grayish, "1" with intact top serif, plate 4-A, type IV, position 4, touched to ample margins, without gum, F.-V.F. and extremely rare variety.
Scott No. 15    $650 for normal.

This variety is noted in Westerberg "Plating the Hawaiian Numerals" with only one single and another in a block of 8 being the only recorded examples at that time. Another example was offered in the Advertiser Collection however the variety was not identified. The scarcity of type IV with the top serif indicates that the serif broke off during an early stage in printing.

Realized: $325

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Lot 2203 ()   

Hawaii, 1863, 1¢ black on grayish, plate 4-A, type VI, position 6, ample to large margins; minor translucent spots, without gum, fresh and Very Fine.
Scott No. 15    $650.

Realized: $650

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Lot 2204

Withdrawn.

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Lot 2205    

Hawaii, 1863, 1¢ black on grayish, tête-bêche pair, plate 4-B, types IV & VIII, positions 4 & 8, position 4 showing "1" with broken top serif, small part o.g., paper hinge remnant, large margins all around, Extremely Fine, ex-Steiner; with 2017 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 15a    $9,000.

A RARE TÊTE-BÊCHE PAIR OF THE 1863 1¢ BLACK HAWAIIAN NUMERAL ON GRAYISH PAPER, OF WHICH THIS IS THE ONLY SOUND EXAMPLE.

Besides this gem pair, there exists a block of six with two tête-bêche pairs (both defective), and a strip of three with one tête-bêche pair (crease in gutter between stamps).

Realized: $6,750

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Lot 2206 o   

Hawaii, 1863, 2¢ black on grayish, plate 3-E, type VII, position 7, red "POSTAGE PAID" in oval handstamp, large even margins and intense shade, an Extremely Fine gem; with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 16    $850.

A SUPERB EXAMPLE WITH THIS ATTRACTIVE RED CANCELLATION.

Realized: $1,700

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Lot 2207 o   

Hawaii, 1863, 2¢ dark blue on bluish, Plate 5-B, type I, position 1, square grid cancel, clear margins to just shaving frameline, Fine a rare example in sound condition; with 2013 P.S.A.G. & 2014 A.P.E.X. certificate.
Scott No. 17    $8,750.

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Lot 2208 ()   

Hawaii, 1863-64, 1¢-2¢ black, both showing raised "IN" in INTER variety, plate 6-A, type VII, position 7 & plate 5-C, type VIII, position 8 respectively, without gum, ample margins, couple small thins and 1¢ with slight staining, otherwise F.-V.F., an attractive matching pair; each with 2020 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 19-20    $1,400.

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Realized: $450

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