Hawaii 1852
Cert. Philatelic Foundation 1995
Cert. Philatelic Foundation 2009

USA - Hawaii 1852

Katalog Scott 4

Hawaii, 1852, 13 Cents blue on pelure paper "Missionary", "H.I. & U.S. Postage", Type I, gigantic margins at top and bottom, full margin at right and a large part of the frame line showing at left, strong color and impression, slight "kiss" print at top left, bold seven bar cancel, tiny invisible internal tear, very small thin in left margin and only there small part (about 2 mm) of frame line painted in, these truly minute faults are of no importance for a Hawaii Missionary. IN THIS EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION BY FAR ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THIS WORLD RARITY; 1995 PF certificate (not mentioning any faults) and a 2009 PF certificate; ex-Wilcox, Honolulu Advertiser and Twigg-Smith.

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THIS STAMP CARRIED THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION IN "The Thurston Twigg-Smith Collection of Hawaii Stamps and Covers" (Robert A. Siegel auctions March 6, 2007):

"1852, 13c Blue, "H.I. & U.S. Postage" (4). Type I, huge top and bottom margins, ample at right and about half of frameline clear at left, rich color and clear impression showing slight "kiss" print at upper left corner, bold 7-bar grid cancel (Type 7), completely sound
VERY FINE AND THE FINER OF THE TWO RECORDED SOUND USED 1852 13-CENT "H.I. & U.S. POSTAGE" MISSIONARY STAMPS OFF COVER

There are 52 examples of the 13c "H.I. & U.S. Postage" Missionary in our updated census (see Honolulu Advertiser catalogue, Siegel Sale 769, Appendix I). Only 35 used stamps are recorded off cover or on piece, and about two-thirds of these are repaired or in museum collections. Of those unrepaired copies that remain in private hands, only two sound examples are recorded: the stamp offered here and the cut-in, slightly toned example, ex Potts, Moody and Krug (Census No. 4-II-CAN-176). Thus, for the collector of sound used classics, this is a rarity among rarities.

Census No. 4-I-CAN-177. Ex Wilcox and Honolulu Advertiser. With 1995 P.F. certificate. Scott value for a repaired example is 37500 USD"

Hammer Price 2007: USD 100.000 plus commission!