Lot 3138 ()Hawaii, 1865, 5¢ bluish black on grayish white, plate 9-A, type V, position 5, large even margins, no gum, a tiny negligible thin speck shows in fluid, Very Fine appearance, ex-Crocker, Atherton and Honolulu Advertiser; with clear 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 21b $11,000.
THE FINEST OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 1865 5¢ BLUISH BLACK "HAWAIIAN POSTAGE" NUMERAL ISSUE, THIS BEING THE UNIQUE UNUSED EXAMPLE.
The color of the printed design appears black; however, when held to light, the ink shows a hybrid mixture of blue and black. The used example is defective with tight margins. Complete Images.