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1859 Inscription 'Hawaiian Postage INTER ISLAND Uku Leta'

Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com Genuine, image obtained from a Bennett auction Genuine, Westerberg Plate 3 A, type II, position 2 Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com 1 c blue 2 c blue Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com

2 c black
(Reduced size)

  1 c blue ('Hawaiian Postage' at the left)
  1 c blue ('Hawaiian Postage' at the right)
  1 c black
  2 c blue ('Hawaiian Postage' at the left)
  2 c blue ('Hawaiian Postage' at the right)
  2 c black
  5 c blue ('Hawaiian Postage' at the left)
  5 c blue ('Interisland' at the left)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 c blueRRRRRR 'Hawaiian Postage' at the left
1 c blueRRRRR'Hawaiian Postage' at the right
1 c blackRRRR 
2 c blue RRRRRR'Hawaiian Postage' at the left
2 c blueRRRRR'Hawaiian Postage' at the right
2 c blackRRRR 
5 c blueRRRRRR'Hawaiian Postage' at the left
5 c blueRRRRR'Hawaiian Postage' at the right

Dangerous forgeries exist of these stamps. Useful information about the numerous forgeries of this serie can be found on http://www.hawaiianstamps.com/nuforgery.html, examples of forgeries:

'Hawaiian Postage' forgeries:

Spiro forgeries:

Spiro forgery! Forgery! Spiro forgery! Spiro forgery! 2 c black, forgery Forgeries! Bogus issue of 13 c

The Spiro forgeries can be recognized by the fact that the 'E' of 'POSTAGE' is slightly damaged at the top. Spiro made forgeries of the 1 c, 2 c and 5 c. In addition to this a bogus 13 c (see picture above) was produced.


(Damaged 'E' in Spiro forgeries)

These are the forgeries most commonly met with. Fournier also offers these forgeries in his 1914 pricelist (1 c, 2 c, 5 c and 13 c for 5 Swiss Francs as first choice forgeries).

It should be noted that two types of these Spiro forgeries exist;

Spiro forgery!
(Left without dots, and right with dots)


1) The 1 c without dots behind 'Hawaiian Postage' and '1 Cent', and with dots behind these words (as in the genuine stamps).
2) The 2 c without dots behind 'Hawaiian Postage', '2 Cents' and 'Uku Leta' and with dots behind these words (as in the genuine stamps).
3) The 5 c without any dots behind the words (as in the genuine) or with dots behind 'Hawaiian Postage' (left and right side) and '5 cents'.

The types not resembling the genuine stamps are most commonly met with, the other can easily be recognized by the damaged 'E'.

Other forgery:

The '1' of '1 Cent' has a very long sloping down top side. This forgery also exists cancelled with a pen-stroke, for examples see: http://www.hawaiianstamps.com/nuforgery.html

Other forgeries:

Forgery! Forgery!

Other forgeries exist, for example Sperati made forgeries of these stamps (they are quite expensive and not often met with). An example of a 2 c forged Sperati stamp can be seen on Richard Frajola's website: http://www.seymourfamily.com/rfrajola/Sperati/speratiindex.htm and one of a 1 c Sperati forgery on http://www.hawaiianstamps.com/nu_current.html


(Peter Winter forgeries)

The above stamps are Peter Winter forgeries, I've been told that the 1 c closely resembles the Sperati forgeries.

 

1861 Inscription 'UKU LETA ELUA KENETA', so-called 'Boston lithographed issue'


(I presume the above stamp is genuine)

  2 c red

Exists overprinted 'CANCELLED.' (made in 1869), 'SPECIMEN.' (1885) and 'REPRINT' (1889). Genuine stamps should have the line just above 'UKU LETA' ending below the label containing the '2' at the right hand side. On the left hand side this line starts a little above the label containing the '2'.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 cRRRR  

An excellent site on these forgeries can be found on http://www.hawaiianstamps.com/bostonfor.html.

Spiro forgery of this stamp:

Forgery

This forgery can be recognized by the absence of a '.' behind 'KENETA' (according to 'The Spud Papers'). Furthermore the '2' in the upper left corner is too far to the right (it should be in the center). The frame-line above 'UKU LETA' ends too high on the right hand side. I've also seen this forgery with a cancel consisting of four concentric rings. This forgery also seems to exist in blue, but I have not seen it.

Other forgeries exist, made by Allan S. Taylor and Fournier. The Fournier forgery has the words 'ELUA KENETA' quite large and the face different from the genuine stamps. The Taylor forgery seems to be the best. More information with a detailed description of all the forgeries can be found on : http://www.hawaiianstamps.com/bostonfor.html.

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