M4 Var., 1930 2c Guam Guard Mail, Papermaker's watermark, two singles; one without gum as issued, other tied to piece by Agana Aug 21 1930 town cancel (lifted to verify watermark), both Very Fine. each with 2008 PF Certificate (Scott $215)
U2, 1884 2c Carmine, "Jno. S. Smithies"purple straightline corner card handstamp (in postmark ink color) on 2c Carmine envelope (U2) to Honolulu, Hawaii, two strikes of bold purple "Mahukona, Hawaii, Feb 10, 1893" cds (282.011, R4), reverse with "Honolulu, H.I. Feb 11, 1893" arrival duplex, Very Fine (Peters-Uota No. JSS-HS-1)rnJohn Samuel Smithies was Deputy Collector of Customs for Mahukona, also serving as Postmaster of Mahukona (1887-1902) until his death. He was born in 1832 in Newfoundland and in 1850 came to Honolulu for J.T. Waterhouse. In 1889, he was appointed Collector of Customs for Muhukona.
1890-1925, Hawaii Postal History Collection, about 69 covers + 47 colorful picture postcards in cover album, covers include 14 Kindom issues, note: #39, 44, 57, several 1894-99 issues with some town cancels, Pan-American 1c, 2c & 5c on cover to Germany (Honolulu cds), 5c Louisiana to Germany, good small banknote issues on covers/cards, 1902 issue combinations, good Wash-Franklin issues, some interesting destinations, note: Beriut, Germany. India, Japan, Switzerland (wrapper), cards mostly used, colorful native scenes, etc., also includes: used & unused U9 + unused U13 (all with flaws/faults, cat. $777 alone), expect some small stamp/cover flaws but overall F-VF, surely to please specialist.
213 var, 1907 1c Yellow green, Red "O.B." overprint, single with natural straight edge at right, light "Victoria" (Hong Kong) postmark, nearly-invisible thin spot at center, still Very Fine and attractive, only one other recorded for this issue (mint) with lower elevation overprint, very likely the only used example of this extremely rare overprint, 2017 Philatelic Foundation certificaternIn May 1907 the director of the Philippines Constabulatory, Brig. General Harry Bandholtz, requested permission from the Bureau of Posts to use printed "O.B." overprints on 1899-1904 stamps in order to control the expenses of his department. The Bandholtz "O.B." letters were printed on the stamp, and so differ from other overprints that were handstamped or written in manuscript. They are unlisted in Scott.
351a, 1925 2p Violet brown, horizontal pair with nicely stuck light bulls-eye cancel at top, four excellent margins and frsh, deep color for this issue, trivial natural paper crease on reverse not showing through, Very Fine, scarce so nice, 2014 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $800 as singles)
485//494 Victory Issue First Day Cover, nine different values, all tied on cover to Tacloban, Peyte, P.I. by indistinct 1/19/45 duplex's, purple straightline backstamp "First Day Cover, First Regular Victory Stamps Sold in Restored Post Offices in the Liberated Philippines January 19, 1945", light edge wear and minor toning, affecting 8c issue, otherwise Fine cover.
E6, E6a, 1925/31 20c Dull violet, Violet blue, block of four of each shade (E6a a horizontal line block), NH and post office fresh, tiny natural gum skips, Very Fine and attractive (Scott $480 as singles)
UX2, 1900 2c Black, cancelled by Manila Sep 14 01 duplex and addressed to Saigon/ Cochin China, Victoria, Hong Kong SP 21 01 transit cds, backstamped Saigon-Central and Cholon-Bin Htay Sept 26, card some minor faults but a rare destination
1902 Postal Card to Switzerland, US UX14 cancelled by Iloilo/ Panay Isld Dec 27 duplex with added Philippines 2c Overprint (Scott 214) tied by nice strike of Manila Transit Dec 29 1902 cds, addressed to "Langasse/ St Gallen/ Switzerland" and with Langgass 4.II.93 arrival cds, card with age spots and typical bit of postal wear, Fine
Philippines Postal Cards Selection with Bonus, includes US UX6 with Mil Sta No 1 duplex addressed to Germany, US UX14 with Mil Sta No 1 duplex addressed to Chicago, UX1 uprated with 1c Green (226) addressed to Paris with French paquebot transit cancel, UX1 uprated with 2c Green (241) addressed to Germany, 1948 2c Rizal with "SPECIMEN ABN Co" perfin, bonus a US UX18 from Puerto Rico to Michigan (Juan Diaz cds and San Juan flag cancel), most cards with faults to varying degrees, VG-VF
UY1, 1900 2c+2c Blue, Manila Nov 23 (1904) duplex cancel on message card addressed to Tsingtao China, reply card mint, Shanghai bilingual 2 Dec 04 transit and Tsingtau/ Kiautschou 5/12 arrival cancels, backstamped (on reply card) Victoria Hong Kong 28 NO 04, Very Fine, a teriffic use (Scott $375; UPSS MR1, $950)
1943, 2c Blue, Free Philippines Guerrilla Postal Service, full sheet of 20 with intact margins all around, fresh and Very Fine; one of the finest of the few remaining intact sheets, only 500 printed and issued for use on the island of Mindanao
PHILIPPINE STATION/ SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. Aug 14 1898 double circle and target cancels on envelope addressed to Philadelphia endorsed "Soldiers Letter/ J.W. Thornhill" plus "Capt Comdg Co C, 1st Reg Cal.", US 2c Postage Due affixed and tied by Philadelphia double circle, backstamped Phila & Germantown RPO Sep 27 TR 19 1898 cds, envelope some wrinkling and postal wear, Fine use
MIL. STA. No. 2 CAVITE/ PHIL. ISLDS. light but legible Feb 4 duplex cancels tie 2c Trans-Miss singles (2) to envelope addressed to Racine, Wis (Mar 21 1899 backstamp), stamps some perf flaws due to placement, cover usual bit of postal wear, Fine
U.S. MIL STA NO 3 SF CAL/ ILOILO HARBOR, P.I. FEB. 1. (Baker S-3), weak strike ties 2c Trans-Miss to envelope addressed to Binghamton NY (Mar 14 1899 backstamp), stamp and cover small faults but cancel legible and rare
16B, 1952 ¥10 on 50s Dark carmine rose, Type III, sheet of 100 with imprint at bottom, includes the three wrong font for "Yen" symbols at pos 25, 35, 85, wrong font for "Tei" at pos 26, narrow spaced "10" at post 96, extra wide spaced "10" at pos 60, stamps NH, couple hinge marks in margins (not affecting imprint block), break in bottom margin ending in some perf separations (not affecting imprint block), small fault bottom left corner, a corner crease UL just into 1st stamp, still F-VF (Scott $5,800+)