Lot 2238Hawaii, 1871, 1¢ purple, diagonal bisect, lower right portion of stamp in combination with 1871, 1¢ mauve single + 1878, 6¢ bluish green (30+33a) on piece addressed to Canada, tied by target handstamps; 6¢ with small tear at top, F.-V.F., very unusual.
Scott No. 30 var. Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2239Hawaii, 1864, 2¢ rose vermilion, diagonally bisected, lower left portion of stamp on piece in combination with 1866, 5¢ blue (32) and U.S. 1861, 10¢ green (68, defective), Hawaiian stamps tied by negative "HI" handstamp and U.S. stamp by light quartered cork handstamp, F.-V.F., a rare combination usage, with this bisect in combination with a #32 on cover cataloging $7,500, ex-Atherton.
Scott No. 31b Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 2240Hawaii, 1864, 2¢ rose vermilion, diagonal half used as 1¢ bottom right portion of stamp in combination with 1866, 5¢ blue (32) on 1871 cover to York, Pa., tied by grid and cork handstamps with no Honolulu postmark, red "San Francisco, Paid All, Jan 8" transit cds; 5¢ stamp with light corner crease, F.-V.F., ex-Golden; with 1937 letter of authenticity from Bertram W.H. Poole.
Scott No. 31b $8,500.
A RARE BISECT OF THE 1864 2¢ KAMEHAMEHA IV ISSUE USED IN COMBINATION WITH THE 5¢ KAMEHAMEHA V ISSUE.
Mail exchanged between Hawaii and the United States was greatly simplified by the Postal Convention signed May 4, 1870, effective July 1, 1870, which established the 6¢ single-letter rate to the United States. The 6¢ stamps were not available until late Spring 1871, and so the rate was made up using three 2c stamps. As the supply of 2c stamps dwindled, the post office permitted some bisects to be used with 5¢ stamps for the 6¢ rate. The first Honolulu convention period "Paid All" cds (MH 245.02) is recorded from July 22, 1870 until September 5, 1870.
Lot 2241 PHawaii, 1871, 6¢ green, large die proof, on 38 x 46mm card, deep rich color, Extremely Fine and attractive.
Scott No. 33P1 $900.
Lot 2242 PHawaii, 1871, 6¢ green, plate proof on India, four large even margins with bright color, an Extremely Fine gem.
Scott No. 33P3 $400.
Lot 2243 PHawaii, 1871, 6¢ green, plate proof on India, horizontal pair, four large margins with bright color, Very Fine.
Scott No. 33P3 $800.
Lot 2244Hawaii, 1871, 6¢ yellow green, tied by sharp segmented rings cancel (MH #117), partial "Hilo P.O., Hawaiian-Islands, Aug 9" cds (242.13, R3) backstamp on cover to St. Augustine, Florida, red "Honolulu, Paid All, Aug 14, 1877" rimless exchange cds (221.02, R2), magenta "San Francisco, Paid All, Aug 23" exchange cds; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine and unusual destination to Florida.
Scott No. 33 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2245Hawaii, 1871, 6¢ yellow green, tied by three ring target with patent pins cancel (scarifying stamp) on cover to New Haven, Ct., red "G.P.O. Hawn. Islds., Paid All, 1-13-77" cds and San Francisco transit, Very Fine, an early use of the patent pin cancellation.
Scott No. 33 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 2246Hawaii, 1875, 2¢ brown, diagonal bisect, upper left potion of stamp tied by Honolulu cds and target handstamp on small piece, Very Fine and scarce.
Scott No. 35 var. Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2247Hawaii, 1882, 2¢ lilac rose, diagonal bisect, lower right portion of stamp tied by "Kahului, Maui, Jan 14, 1885" cds (281.013 (I), 1R) on small piece, Very Fine.
Scott No. 38 var. Estimate $150 - 200.