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1851-52 "Missionaries" Issue

Lots 1042-1044

Lot 1042 ()   

Hawaii, 1851-52, 5¢ blue "Missionary", Crocker Type I -- the lefthand position in the setting of two, unused, no gum, margins added at top and right with portion of frame line painted and color slightly faded, Very Fine appearance; with 2021 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 2    $55,000.

ONE OF ONLY TWELVE RECORDED UNUSED EXAMPLES OF THE HAWAIIAN 1851 5¢ MISSIONARY, OF WHICH ONLY TEN ARE AVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS.

According to the Siegel census there are only twelve unused copies recorded (two of which are in the Tapling collection at the British Library). The Scott Catalogue notes that "values are for examples with minor damage that has been skillfully repaired".

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Current Opening Bid: $11,500

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Lot 1043 o   

Hawaii, 1851-52, 13¢ blue "Missionary", Type II, three margins, fourth at right ample to just touching the frame line, uncommonly strong color and impression, bright orange red San Francisco cds; magenta pen cancel removed; sealed tear at right, Very Fine appearance, ex-Brown, Crocker, Harris, Middendorf and Honolulu Advertiser; with 1995 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 3    $29,000.

AN EXTREMELY RARE HAWAIIAN MISSIONARY CANCELED BY THE RED SAN FRANCISCO DATESTAMP.

This is actually one of the more desirable examples of this stamp, as it does not have margins or any portions of the design added as so many of the Hawaiian Missionaries do. The San Francisco orange-red cds was struck across the lower right corner probably as the post office processed prepaid mail for the next trip via Panama. The magenta manuscript cancel visible on this stamp in the Admiral Harris sale was removed before its next appearance at auction, indicates a very early use of the stamp.

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Current Opening Bid: $9,500

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Lot 1044 o   

Hawaii, 1851-52, 13¢ blue "Missionary", type I, full seven bar "Jupiter" grid cancel, margins clear to just touching, strong bright color, small repair and minor tears, Very Fine, Scott catalog for examples with minor faults that are skillfully repaired, ex-Harris and Ishikawa.
Scott No. 4    $35,000.

AN LOVELY USED EXAMPLE OF THE 13¢ "H.I. & U.S. POSTAGE" MISSIONARY ISSUE.

The second issue 13¢ Missionary's primary change in design of the upper tablet of the first issue "Hawaiian Postage" to read the more appropriate "H.I. & U.S. Postage" as the issue prepaid both the 5¢ Hawaiian and 6¢ United States rate plus 2¢ ship fee.

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Current Opening Bid: $9,500

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Lots 1042-1044

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