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  • 1928 Commemoratives #645-650

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Hawaii Sesquicentennial

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Initially refusing requests for a commemorative stamp honoring the 150th anniversary of the discovery of Hawaii by Captain James Cook, the Post Office relented and decided the fastest and cheapest solution was to overprint current definitive stamps. Since they resembled precanceled stamps, and sales were limited to Hawaii and Washington DC, many post offices around the country refused to accept them and incorrectly charged postage due on letters with these stamps, thinking they were valid only in Hawaii. It was the first U.S. stamp to be issued in a U.S. territory, which Hawaii was from 1898 to 1959. For a while even the stamp catalog publishers erroneously listed this stamp under Hawaii and many U.S. collectors passed it up. Its limited availability makes it one of the scarcest 2¢ commemoratives of the 1920s! (US #647)

 

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1928 Mint 2¢ Hawaii Overprint – Regularly $8.25
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$51.00

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# 645 - 2¢ Valley Forge - carmine rose

Showing Washington kneeling in prayer, this commemorates the 150th anniversary of the encampment of Washington's army at Valley Forge during the winter of 1777-1778. During the harsh winter, a quarter of his 10,000 troops died, but with the help of European military leaders a viable fighting force was regained. Scott 645 2¢ Valley Forge

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# 646 - 2¢ Battle of Monmouth - Molly Pitcher overprint

At the 1778 Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey, Mary "Molly" Ludwig Hays according to legend carried pitchers of water to wounded soldiers. After her husband was wounded, she took his place at the cannon during the battle. Initially refusing requests to issue a commemorative stamp, the Post Office gave in at the last minute overprinted the 2¢ Washington definitive on a press normally used for printing precanceled stamps. Collectors were initially not impressed with the simple overprint and the lack of details about the subject. Scott 646 2¢ Battle of Monmouth

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# 647 - 2¢ Hawaii overprint - carmine

Initially refusing requests for a commemorative stamp honoring the 150th anniversary of the discovery of Hawaii, the Post Office decided the cheapest solution was to overprint current definitive stamps. Since they resembled precanceled stamps, and sales were limited to Hawaii and Washington DC, many post offices around the country refused to accept them. Scott 647 2¢ Hawaii overprint

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# 648 - 5¢ Hawaii overprint - blue

Sold only in Hawaii and Washington DC, this issue was missed by most collectors. Printing figures were small and the 5¢ value had the lowest printing figures of any 1920s commemorative! Scott 648 5¢ Hawaii overprint

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$3.50

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# 649 - 2¢ Aeronautics Conference - carmine rose

Issued in conjunction with the International Civil Aeronautics Conference, this stamp showing the Wright Brothers' flyer commemorates the 25th anniversary of their first successful flight. Scott 649 2¢ Aeronautics Conference

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# 650 - 5¢ Aeronautics Conference - blue

Showing a typical monoplane of the day, this stamp publicizing the 25th anniversary of manned flight and the International Civil Aeronautics Conference was often mistaken by postmasters as an airmail stamp, causing many letters to be marked postage due. Scott 650 5¢ Aeronautics Conference

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