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  • Lot# : 55 Hawaii

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    5, 1853 5c Blue on thick white paper, single with large margins, with US 1851 12c Black (17), margins all around, both stamps tied by red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid May 21" cds and by black "San Francisco Cal. 20 Jun" cds, on cover addressed to "Miss Mary E. Hastings, Care of Mr. John Hastings, South Hadley, Massachusetts," 5c with light bend, small backflap reinforcements, still Extremely Fine, the nicest known combination of these two stamps, a true gem and especially attractive with the red Hawaiian cancel centered over the blue stamp (Scott $12,000)rnProvenance: Edward S. Knapp (Parke-Bernet Galleries Part One, 1941)rnEmmerson C. Krug (Private Transaction)rnLouis Grunin (Christie's Robson Lowe, 1987)
    Start Price : 5,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 56 Hawaii

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    16, 1859 2c Black on grayish, vertical pair (Plate 3-C, Types IV/VI, Positions 4/6), margins large to huge with portion of adjacent frameline at bottom, tied by wonderfully clear strike of the Lahaina Customs House sailing ship cancel in blue as always, on oversized cover addressed to the "His Grand Monseigneur Maigret" at the Catholic Mission in Honolulu, interesting note on reverse details the conversion to Catholicism of a district in Bulgaria, as well as "Advertiser's Calculations" and other assorted notes, Extremely Fine in every respect, both the use of a pair of the 2c Numeral and the use of the Lahaina Customs House handstamp makes this, in our opinion, one of the most attractive Hawaii covers we have handled in some time, a truly exceptional cover, illustrated in Meyer, Harris (page 67)
    Start Price : 10,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 57 Hawaii

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    22, 1865 5c Blue on blue, "Interisland," Plate 12-A, Type I, Position 10, margins clear to just into the frameline, tied by two different targets, black "Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Oct 1" cds, black "San Francisco Cal Oct 30" double circle datestamp, on cover to Derry, New Hampshire, endorsed "By Steamer from S.F." and manuscript "Due 14," reverse indicates a September 16, 1866 mailing from Kohala, bit of light edge wear and second stamp appears to be missing at top right, still a Very Fine and eye-catching example of the 5c Interisland numeral on cover, carried by the Milton Badger
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 58 Hawaii

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    22, 1865 5c Blue on blue, "Interisland," Plate 12-A, Type X, Position 5, margins large to just clear at left, used alongside United States 1861 3c Rose and 1863 2c Black (65, 73), stamps all tied by targets, 3c stamp additionally tied by "San Francisco Cal May 10" double circle datestamp, large red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Apr 20" cds at left, 1867 cover addressed to New York, large "Hilo P.O. Hawaiian-Islands Apr 9" cds on reverse, bit of edgewear along the top, slightly reduced at left, still Very Fine and attractive, the combination of 2c and 3c adhesives is much less common than the use of a 5c stamp, carried by the Australind
    Start Price : 2,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 59 Hawaii

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    22, 1865 5c Blue on blue, "Interisland," Plate 12-A, Type VII, Position 3, margins large on three sides and ample at bottom, used alongside US 1863 5c Brown (76), both tied by black targets, red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Jul 18" cds and black "San Francisco Cal Aug 18" double circle datestamp, cover addressed to "Captn. Wm. Reynolds, U.S. Navy, Commd'g U.S.S. 'Lackawanna,' of North Pacific Squadron, San Francisco," cover with large ornate Italian consular backstamp, stamps with bit of light toning, still Extremely Fine and attractive cover to a wonderful addressee, signed Ashbrook 1957 (Scott $9,250)rnWilliam Reynolds (1815-79) served in the US Navy from 1837-77. In 1865, he was promoted to captain and given command of the screw sloop Lackawanna after the Civil War and was assigned to the Pacific. In 1867, he was the officer to formally claim the Midway Atoll for the United States, after its discovery by a sealing ship in 1859. He ended his career as Secretary of the Navy.rnProvenance: William S. White (Percy G. Doane Sale, 1937)rnEdward S. Knapp (Parke-Bernet Galleries, 1941)
    Start Price : 2,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 60 Hawaii

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    73, 1893 $1 Red rose, tied by purple target to 10c overprinted envelope (U13), addressed to Berne, Switzerland, purple "Honolulu Hawaii Nov 8 1891" double circle datestamp, matching "R" and "A.R." handstamps, New York registry label at upper left (small faults), backstamped San Francisco, New York, and Berne, Very Fine and fresh use of this high value on cover (Scott $775)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
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    Lot# : 61 Hawaii

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    73, 1893 $1 Red rose, bright and fresh single tied by pink target with matching "Honolulu Hawaii Sep 18 1895" cds (M-H 273.01), hollow "R" registration and "A.R." handstamps alongside (M-H 701 and 705), with New York registry exchange label on cover to Ulm, Germany, with San Francisco, New York, and Ulm backstamps, Extremely Fine and attractive (Scott $775)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
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    Lot# : 62 Hawaii

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    74/79, 1894 1c/25c Pictorial issue, 1c, 2c, 5c, 12c, and 25c, all tied by pink "Honolulu Hawaii Mar 1 1898" double circle datestamps to registered cover to Berlin, Germany, matching pink "R" handstamp and New York registry exchange label, various appropriate backstamps, Very Fine and attractive, a lovely almost complete set of the 1894 issue
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
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