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Sale 99: The December Sale

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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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Lot 1161    

Hawaii, 1893, 10¢ red brown, red overprint, nicely centered, brilliant color, full o.g., hinge remnant, fresh and Fine; with 1982 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 61B    $15,000.

A SCARCE ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE ERROR, ONLY ONE SHEET OF 50 WAS ISSUED.

Two errors of the 1893 Provisional Government Overprint Issues were made. One sheet of the 10¢ Red Brown, normally overprinted in black, was overprinted in red (Scott 61B) and one sheet of the 6¢ Green, normally overprinted in red, was overprinted in black (Scott 66C). Most of the 10¢ examples from the only sheet of fifty produced, are centered into the perforations at top. It is believed that eight examples were destroyed from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and that less than forty examples are in existence.

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Current Opening Bid: $6,500

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Lot 1167 ()   

Hawaii, 1893, 6¢ green, black overprint, nicely centered, brilliant color, no gum, faint vertical crease at center, fresh and Fine appearance.
Scott No. 66C    $15,000.

A SCARCE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1893 6¢ BLACK OVERPRINT ERROR, ONLY ONE SHEET OF 50 WAS ISSUED.

Two errors of the 1893 Provisional Government Overprint Issues were made. One sheet of the 10¢ Red Brown, normally overprinted in black, was overprinted in red (Scott 61B) and one sheet of the 6¢ Green, normally overprinted in red, was overprinted in black (Scott 66C). The 6¢ sheet was purchased by Postmaster Jos. M. Oat and sometime around 1901 most of it was sold to dealer J. H. Makins, probably on behalf of Henry J. Crocker. The San Francisco earthquake is said to have destroyed a number of examples of both the overprint errors.

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Current Opening Bid: $5,250

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Lot 115    

Mexico, 1865, Eagle (4th Period), 3c brown, without district overprint, block of 4, full o.g., margins large to just into frameline of bottom left stamp at upper left, rich color, Very Fine and choice, ex-Ferrari; signed Holcombe, with 1981 Holcombe and 2012 M.E.P.S.I. certificates.
Scott No. 18a var.    Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.

THE ONLY KNOWN MULTIPLE OF THE 1865 3 CENTAVO EAGLE ISSUE - A GREAT MEXICO CLASSIC RARITY.

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Current Opening Bid: $4,250

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Lot 18    

Australia, 1918, King George V, ½d bright green, thin "½" at right, 2nd watermark, position R43, neat Richmond town cancel, strong bright color, wrinkle towards top of no consequence, Fine; with photocopy of 2020 Sismondo certificate. Scott No. 19a.
SG No. 20d    £8,000 ($10,400).

AN EXTREMELY RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1918 KGV ½D ISSUE WITH THIN "½" AT RIGHT FROM THE SMALL MAY 1918 PRINTING - A GREAT AUSTRALIAN RARITY.

It is not known why Harrison undertook the retouch which led to the thin "½" variety. Very few examples of this variety are known. A census of known examples as of 1999 show that only nine used examples have been recorded. One of which is in the Royal Collection.

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Current Opening Bid: $4,250

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Lot 654    

1901, 1¢ Pan-American, center inverted, o.g., lightly hinged, attractive margins and centering, rich colors, virtually undetectable tiny pinhole and small scuff above boat's stern, Very Fine appearance, a handsome example of this rare Pan-American inverted center issue.; with 2017 Crowe certificate.
Scott No. 294a    $12,500.

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Current Opening Bid: $3,500

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Lot 1142    

Hawaii, 1864, 2¢ rose vermilion, bisected, bottom left half, used with 5¢ Blue (32), tied together by negative "HI" oval cancels on cover to Henry R. Bond, New London Conn., red "G.P.O. Honolulu. Paid All. Oct. 25" cds, magenta "San Francisco, Paid Al,l Nov 5" exchange backstamp; slightly rough opening at top with a few tears; 5¢ light corner crease and bisect couple trivial perf flaws, Very Fine appearance, ex-Golden.
Scott No. 31b    $7,500.

A RARE BISECT OF THE 1864 2¢ KAMEHAMEHA IV ISSUE USED ON COVER WITH THE 5¢ KAMEHAMEHA V ISSUE.

In July 1870, the 6¢ single-letter rate to the United States was established. Since the 6¢ stamps were not available until late Spring 1871, the rate was made up using three 2¢ stamps. As the supply of 2¢ stamps dwindled, the post office permitted some bisects to be used with 5¢ stamps for the 6¢ rate.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,700

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Great Britain, 1878, Queen Victoria, £1 brown lilac, Maltese Cross watermark, Lanchester town cancels, beautifully centered amid well balanced margins, strong bright color, Extremely Fine, a choice used example of the 1878 £1 Queen Victoria issue. Scott No. 75.
SG No. 129    £4,500 ($5,850).

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Current Opening Bid: $1,250

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