An 1893 10c overprint in superb condition will lead a strong Hawaiian section at Cherrystone Auctions' April 29-30 sale in New York.
Two errors were made from the 1893 Provisional Government overprint issues in Hawaii; one sheet of the 6c green was overprinted in black instead of red, while a single sheet of 10c stamps was overprinted in red.
Stamps from either of these sheets are rare today, with many destroyed during the San Francisco earthquake in 1906. As a reflection of its rarity and stunning condition - unused, with full original gum - the stamp at auction will open for bids at $7,000.
The highest valued lot of the Hawaiian stamps on offer is a 13c blue from the famed Missionary issue of 1851 - Hawaii's first stamp issue, so-called due to its usage by missionary workers to send post to the US.
The 13c stamp boasts ample to large margins and is in unusued condition, retaining just a fraction of its original gum. With repairs and staining, it will open for bids at $10,500.
The only cover to feature the 2c stamp from this historic issue is one of the world's best-known philatelic items, the Dawson Cover. Offered at auction in June 2013, it sold for an impressive $1.9m.
Paul Fraser Collectibles has an exceptional selection of rare stamps for sale.