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lot # 55 - U.S. Territories, Possessions and Foreign Offices hawaii

Thursday Jun 24, 2021 10:00 America/New_York
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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)Hawaii

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