Lot 442 oHawaii, 1857, 5¢ manuscript surcharge on 13¢ dark red, Type I (Clark) numeral with long flag, large margins, vivid color on paper which has very slight overall toning, neat strike of San Francisco cds leaving surcharge fully visible, Extremely Fine, ex-Golden; with 2011 H.P.S. & 2016 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 7 $10,000.
AN OUTSTANDING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5¢ ON 13¢ PROVISIONAL SURCHARGE.
The 5¢ provisional surcharge was necessary due to a shortage of 5c stamps just after the transition from Postmaster Whitney to Jackson. Most were made by Jackson's clerk, Alvah Clark, around the Start of 1857. New supplies of the 5c stamp (Scott No. 8) were received at the end of June 1857.