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Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
981 c   [Hawaiian Missionary Letter via Cape Horn, 1839] December 19, 1839 closely written four-page folded letter to Roundhill, Ct.,  What a blessed thing it would be if every ship
that visited heathen nations carried with them the influence of the g[Hawaiian Missionary Letter via Cape Horn, 1839] December 19, 1839 closely written four-page folded letter to Roundhill, Ct., "What a blessed thing it would be if every ship that visited heathen nations carried with them the influence of the gospel instead of the influence that is too often exerted." Datelined "Honolulu Oahu Dec. 19th 1839" and bearing "per Brig Thomas Perkins/Via Cape Horn" directive at bottom left, entered the mails probably at New Bedford with red "SHIP" handstamp and ms. "12" rate, cover with some staining at lower right, fine; the only recorded cover out of Hawaii bearing the directive "Via Cape Horn"; illustrated in The Stamps of Hawaii by Meyer, Harris on page 5; ex-Harris, Ishikawa and Honolulu Advertiser.The letter, from Charlotte Knapp, who with her husband Horton, a teacher, were members of the eighth company of missionaries, to Hannah Knapp, she writes in part: "We have obtained some shells from some Indians who are here from the Northwest Coast... Three gentlemen arrived here from the Columbia River last week who crossed the Rocky Mountains and expected to return by way of Cape Horn..." (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $800.00
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982 c   [Hawaii under the British Union Jack, 1843] folded letter datelined at Honolulu April 6th 1843 discussing in part the prospects of the islands remaining in British hands,
letter carried by ship Wm Gray to Boston, where red Ship6 due handst[Hawaii under the British Union Jack, 1843] folded letter datelined at Honolulu April 6th 1843 discussing in part the prospects of the islands remaining in British hands, letter carried by ship Wm Gray to Boston, where red "Ship/6" due handstamp was applied, fresh and very fine.In the letter the writer, one S.A. Reynolds, starts with his description of his voyage to the islands: Dear Sir, We arrived on the 17th after a passage of 134 days. We made the Islands in 128 days, but a gale of wind directly ahead kept us at sea for a week after. The first part of the passage was remarkably quick, we were up to the Falkland Islands in 55 days; and had we been bound there could have got to Valparaiso in 84 days. … On my arrival I found my uncle very glad to see me though he could not give a very flattering account of business prospects - he has been gradually closing up to go home and the affair with the British Gov't and this (which you will of course have heard of ere this reaches you) decides him to go as soon as possible." Reynolds then continues on business prospects, etc. and what he will do: Business is as dull here as it was at home when I left, all are waiting to see how the English govt views the actions of Lord Paulet - if they support him in his course then the Islands are English, and it will depend upon the laws & regulations made, whether it will be a desirable residence for foreigners - if they do not hold the Islands then they will be as they have bees, under the control of the Missionaries (through the Chiefs) but every one here thinks that the English flag will never come down.On February 10 1843, HMS Carysfort arrived off the port of Honolulu, under command of Lord George Paulet. Paulet issued an ultimatum of six demands, or he would seize the town and port. The King met the demands, but was forced to draw up plans for a provisional cession to the British. On February 25th the Hawaiian flag was lowered and the British flag raised. However the British government would not support Paulet's actions and sent Admiral Richard Thomas, commanding the British pacific Fleet, to make a treaty with the King Kamehameha III and restore independence to the Hawaiians. On July 31, 1843 the Union Jack came down and the Hawaiian flag was raised again. This ended British attempts to add Hawaii to their far flung empire. The French would end theirs in 1849. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $1,300.00
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983 c   [Whalers letter datelined at Mowee (Maui), 1846] to Dorchester, Mass. giving eye witness account of the French fighting with the natives in the Society Islands. Folded letter
written in Maui, Hawaii while on a whaling cruise in the Pacific,[Whaler's letter datelined at "Mowee" (Maui), 1846] to Dorchester, Mass. giving eye witness account of the French fighting with the natives in the Society Islands. Folded letter written in Maui, Hawaii while on a whaling cruise in the Pacific, forwarded from Hawaii by C. Brewer & Co., with their red oval "Forwarded by/C. Brewer & Co" handstamp, entered the mails with "New-York/Ship/Feb 1/7 cts." integral rate postmark and ms. "7" due, very fine.The sender, Jonas Clapp, writes in part: "...the last before this was Huahaine one of the Society Islands (French Polynesia) - there the French ware at war with them but what was the matter we could not find out - some said the French government wanted to get all of the group of the society islands under their flag...there was a French frigate called the Uraine of 64 guns in the harbour - they had drove the natives back in to the mountains and Burnt down their town...the natives fired scattering shots now and then from the mountains - they hit the frigate twice that day but did no damage - there has been about 50 or 75 French killed and about 6 of 8 natives." (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $4,000.00
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984 c   [Letter from Lahaina, 1846] to Connecticut via ship Niantic. August 6, 1846 folded letter datelined at Lahaina Maui S.I. to Lyme, Ct. endorsed Per Ship Niantic at lower left,
faint red Sag Harbor, N.Y. arrival postmark and 5 in circle[Letter from Lahaina, 1846] to Connecticut via ship Niantic. August 6, 1846 folded letter datelined at "Lahaina Maui S.I." to Lyme, Ct. endorsed "Per Ship Niantic" at lower left, faint red "Sag Harbor, N.Y." arrival postmark and "5" in circle handstamp for overland postage to Lyme, fine.The lengthy letter from H.B. Nichole to his sister is mostly an amused discussion of the dress of the natives: "...The mode of dress among these islanders, both with regard to style and the variety of patterns, is unique in the extreme. There is also every quantity of dress, from the simple 'maro' to a full rigger lady in the European style or the gentleman in white gloves...they are independent of Paris and originate (styles) themselves. The most fashionable dress at present is an orange calico with a narrow white stripe, and you will scarcely meet a Kanaka (native), male or female, but that flaunts in his orange livery. … on a sunday, you will meet the fine lady in her morocco shoes and white stockings, which cover feet and ankles of no diminutive size, with a flaunting red silk scarf thrown over her shoulders, a bonnet that might have served in the days of Queen Mab, set upon her head, with the crown pointing perpendicularly into the air, and with a parasol or umbrella of very large dimensions carried jauntingly in the hand, without regard to the proper use of the article..."The sailing ship Niantic was abandoned by her captain and crew on 5 July 1849 in the bay of San Francisco, some months later it was acquired by a real estate speculator who beached the vessel at what was then Clay Street, and converted her into a warehouse. In one of the fires that swept San Francisco in the 1950's, the top side of the boat was destroyed. The hull became the cellar of the Niantic Hotel, which was built over her. A copy of a multicolored print illustrating the hotel is included in this lot. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,700.00
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985 c   [Whalers letter, 1847] writing home to his parents at Cohassett, Mass. Datelined Ship Janus Lahaina and given to the whaling ship A. Howland a few days after it was written and
carried back to the United States, entered the mails with re[Whaler's letter, 1847] writing home to his parents at Cohassett, Mass. Datelined "Ship Janus Lahaina" and given to the whaling ship A. Howland a few days after it was written and carried back to the United States, entered the mails with red "New Bedford, Ms./Apr 3" datestamp and matching "SHIP" and "7" rate handstamps, very fine.The sender, Ebenezer F. Nye, the 2nd mate of the Janus writes to his parents about his situation with Captain Hammond, in which the captain wants to discharge him: "...he has repeatedly offered to discharge me...but I intend to go home in the Ship - there is no meaner man perhaps out of the port of New Bedford...I have got myself and to my boat 10 out of 19 whales which is all that we have got this voyage, he has not got nor killed a Whale this voyage...We have discharged 14 men here and shipped a new crew...It is uncertain when we shall git home, as we want 650 lbs more to fill us. If we do well in Chile we may be at home in June." (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $450.00
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986 c   [Armed invasion of Honolulu by the French, 1849] Folded letter datelined at Honolulu to Wilbraham, Mass., carried by the merchant ship Montreal to the United States, where it
entered the mails with blue New Bedford, Ms.Apr 5 datestamps and[Armed invasion of Honolulu by the French, 1849] Folded letter datelined at Honolulu to Wilbraham, Mass., carried by the merchant ship Montreal to the United States, where it entered the mails with blue "New Bedford, Ms./Apr 5" datestamps and matching "SHIP" handstamp, with ms. "7" due after a long voyage of 143 days via Cape Horn, fresh and very fine.In his letter, Lowell Smith, who had been sent to the Sandwich Islands by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, writes on the comings and goings of the missionaries. That many will be returning the the U.S. on the merchant ship Montreal which is now loading and that: "A year ago this nation was visited with the measles & whooping cough, which proved to be a most distressing and fatal epidemic. It swept of I presume a least ten thousand of the poor natives, embracing nearly all the infants & young children." In closing he writes "In August the French came on shore here & took possession of the fort, spiked all the guns on the fort, broke open the magazine & destroyed all the muskets & powder. Smashed in the doors & windows of the Gov's house. Took the Kings Yacht (Kamehameha) worth $10,000 & cleared out. And Dr. Judd & two young chiefs have gone to the U.S. & England, & France to get redress...The mail will be left at New Bedford."This intrusion was the last by the French to force recognition of Catholicism and to lower tariff rates on French wines and trade in general with the French government. Up to 1839 Catholic missionaries had been ordered out of the islands by the Regent Kaahumanu and a majority of the chiefs. The King's yacht was never returned. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,000.00
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987 c   [Hawaiis first postmark, 1851] January 13, 1851 printed circular to San Francisco bearing almost perfectly struck Honolulu, Hawaiian Is.March 1, 1851. two-line straightline
postmark. Carried from Hawaii on the Lydia Ann on March 1 but shi[Hawaii's first postmark, 1851] January 13, 1851 printed circular to San Francisco bearing almost perfectly struck "Honolulu, Hawaiian Is./March 1, 1851." two-line straightline postmark. Carried from Hawaii on the Lydia Ann on March 1 but ship returned on March 21; her mail was trans-shipped probably on the Wm. H. Shailer, the only reported example from this sailing, red "San Francisco/18 Apr" arrival postmark and their matching "Ship/6" clam shell due handstamp, extremely fine and choice strike; ex-Rust, Aall.On 20 December 1849 a treaty was ratified between the U.S. and Hawaii providing for the exchange of the mails between the two countries. Then, on 20 December 1850 a decree was issued under the authority of Kamehameha III establishing a post office in the islands at Honolulu, with Henry M. Whitney as postmaster. This created a need for a postmark, which was set up out of printer's loose type with a movable date and was used for a short period until a circular date stamp could be secured. There are 25 examples recorded of this postmark only two of which have the clamshell arrival . (Image) Est. $5,000-7,500

SOLD for $8,500.00
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988 c   [Fifteen times 10c rate, 1852] parcel wrapper cover from Honolulu to Connecticut, including some of the string and sealing wax used to wrap the package, with clear red
*Honolulu*Hawaiian IslandsFeb 16 datestamp, arrived in California with Sa[Fifteen times 10c rate, 1852] parcel wrapper cover from Honolulu to Connecticut, including some of the string and sealing wax used to wrap the package, with clear red "*Honolulu*/Hawaiian Islands/Feb 16" datestamp, arrived in California with "San Francisco/Cal./20 Mar" postmark and matching "SHIP" handstamp, with ms. "1.52" due to be collected on arrival in Stonington, $1.50 for the 15 times 10c rate postage and 2c ships fee, wrapper neatly folded to resemble legal sized cover and including all backflaps, split along the vertical fold at bottom center and slight soiling, otherwise very fine. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $575.00
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989 c   [Whaling letter from New Zealand, via Hawaii, 1852] Sailors letter home while on the whaler Waverly while in port at New Zealand. Folded cover datelined Munganui (New Zealand)
1852 carried out of the mails to Hawaii, where it entered t[Whaling letter from New Zealand, via Hawaii, 1852] Sailor's letter home while on the whaler Waverly while in port at New Zealand. Folded cover datelined "Munganui (New Zealand) 1852" carried out of the mails to Hawaii, where it entered the mails with clear red "*Honolulu*/Hawaiian-Islands/Apr 12" datestamp, thence to California arriving with "San Francisco/Cal/16 May" postmark and matching "12" due handstamp, forwarded via Panama to Pratts Hollow, New York, cover with hole in the address from wax seal adhering, otherwise very fine.Writer gives an account of his lengthy travels and of accidents which occurred during the whaler's cruise: "...the captains boat was capsised while they were fast to a whale but nobody was hurt. than the second mate boat got stoved and entirely lost and nobody was injured and near the cape (Cape Hope) we lost a man overboard while he was in the act in folding the fore gallent sail, it blowed very hard the same time and a very heavy sea was on. we lowered away our boat and lifeboy but it was no use and besides it bean near dark so we had to give it up." (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $1,050.00
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990 c   [Historical cover with letter, 1854] sent from Honolulu to Maine via Nicaragua and New York. Tan cover with original letter carried from Honolulu to San Francisco by the U.S.S.
Susquehanna, where it was then given to the Accessory Transit Co.[Historical cover with letter, 1854] sent from Honolulu to Maine via Nicaragua and New York. Tan cover with original letter carried from Honolulu to San Francisco by the U.S.S. Susquehanna, where it was then given to the Accessory Transit Co. for transmission via Nicaragua to New York, receiving their oval "Via Nicaragua/in Advance of the Mails" cachet, entered the mails with horizontal pair 3c Dull red (#11, faults) tied by "New York/Dec 10" datestamp, bit of flap missing, very fine usage.The writer, George B.C. Ingraham, was brought to the Hawaiian Islands in 1853 to teach in the Honolulu Town School, where he remained until his death in 1865. In the letter he writes about the school and the missionaries and then: "I send this by the U.S. mail per U.S. Steamer Susquehanna the largest hulk that has floated in this harbor - a ship of 2800 tons. 2 Sloops are in port - the Portsmouth and St. Marys. Also in the harbor are the Artemise (French frigate) and the Br(itish) frigate Trincomalee. Artemis is the ship that in /39 (1839) forced brandy and priests (Catholic) on this nation. Soon the combined fleet - that a few months ago (was) in search of the Russians - will be here. 6 of them will make the greatest force ever here at once." He then tells about the school and the affairs of the missionaries and that he has 49 pupils. And finally the Whalers: "The fleet (whaling) is daily augmenting perhaps 50 (ships) here now. There all moored head to the wind - the trade wind which prevails. Ships in the Arctic have not done well - in the Okhotsk (sea) better - of Kodiak N.W. coast better still...I am just going onboard the Br. Frigate Trinomalee to a prayer meeting in the gunners room by invitation of my friend Mr. Parry 3rd Lieut who is son of Sir Edwd Parry of North Polar celebrity."The Susquehanna and Mississippi were on the way home after the opening of Japan by Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry. The Susquehanna had been Perry's flag ship. It departed Honolulu 30 October, 1854. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $4,000.00
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991 c   [Cover from Honolulu to Massachusetts, 1854] small cover sent via California and Panama with red *Honolulu*Hawaiian IslandsDec 29 dispatch postmark that was picked up by an
agent of the G.B. Post & Co. (probably H.T. Fitch, the Honolulu agent[Cover from Honolulu to Massachusetts, 1854] small cover sent via California and Panama with red "*Honolulu*/Hawaiian Islands/Dec 29" dispatch postmark that was picked up by an agent of the G.B. Post & Co. (probably H.T. Fitch, the Honolulu agent for with Post and often handstamped the mail with the name of the ship being used) as per the beautifully struck octagonal "Forwarded by/G.B. Post & Co./San Francisco" handstamp, and carried outside of the mails to California on board the sailing schooner General Pierce, with their extremely rare bold straightline "PER GENERAL PIERCE" cachet, entered the mails with partial "San Francisco Cal./10/1 Feb" integral rate datestamp and matching "SHIP", the "10" integral rate in the datestamp was then changed to the correct 12c ship rate by a "12" rate handstamp overstriking the "10", it was then carried in the regular mails via Panama to its destination, cover with some toning, fine and interesting usage. (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $22,000.00
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992 c   [Cover from Honolulu to Maine, 1855] with U.S. 1851 3c strip of four. Buff cover with red Paid in oval indicating a cash payment of the 5c Hawaiian postage and matching
*Honolulu*Hawaiian IslandsJun 5 datestamp, the 10c U.S. postage and 2c[Cover from Honolulu to Maine, 1855] with U.S. 1851 3c strip of four. Buff cover with red "Paid" in oval indicating a cash payment of the 5c Hawaiian postage and matching "*Honolulu*/Hawaiian Islands/Jun 5" datestamp, the 10c U.S. postage and 2c ship fee paid by horizontal strip of four U.S. 3c Dull red (#11), huge margins to in, affixed at the Honolulu post office partly covering the "Paid" marking and tied by two strikes of "San Francisco.Cal./30 Jun" arrival postmark, stamps partly peeled away to reveal the "Paid" handstamp, cover with stain in the bottom right corner, otherwise very fine; ex-Harris.Carried onboard the Francis Palmer which arrived on June 24. The San Francisco postmark reflects departure date of the PMSS steamer for Panama. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,400.00
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993 c 5,6 [Hawaii and U.S. combination paste-over franking, 1855] cover from the Hilo postmaster to Sag Harbor, N.Y. Folded letter from B. Pitman, postmaster at Hilo, datelined Hilo,
December 23rd 1855 and franked by Hawaii 1853 5c Blue and 13c Dark re[Hawaii and U.S. combination paste-over franking, 1855] cover from the Hilo postmaster to Sag Harbor, N.Y. Folded letter from B. Pitman, postmaster at Hilo, datelined "Hilo, December 23rd 1855" and franked by Hawaii 1853 5c Blue and 13c Dark red on thick white wove paper (#5-6), former large margins all around including a bit of the adjacent stamp at top, latter four ample to large margins, but with a vertical preaffixing scissors cut at left, used in conjunction with U.S. 12c Black (#17, creases), huge margins to a bit in, affixed over but not entirely covering the Hawaii 5c stamp, all three stamps cancelled and tied to each other and to cover by red "*Honolulu*/Postage Paid/Dec 28" transit postmark, carried to California on board the ship Yankee departing Honolulu on 3 January 1856 and arriving with "San Francisco/Cal/21 Jan" postmark again tying all three stamps, arrived at its destination with bold "Sag Harbor, N.Y./Feb 18" postmark and forwarded to Southampton, Long Island with ms. "Forwarded/3", cover with edge wear and internal splits that have been sensibly reinforced with archival tape, the U.S. 12c stamp has been lifted and replaced beneath the 5c stamp to reveal the past-over, fine and remarkable usage; signed Stanley B. Ashbrook and illustrated and discussed in The Stamps of Hawaii by Meyer, Harris on pages 40-41, ex-Seybold, West, Harris, Rust and Honolulu Advertiser.One of three known Pitman covers from Hilo to this addressee which were mailed in sequence on 7th December, 13th December and 23rd December (the cover offered here), all with mixed frankings with the 1853 Kamehameha III issues. These three covers were carried to Honolulu during this three week period, but remained there until the Yankee (Image) Est. $15,000-20,000

SOLD for $25,000.00
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994 c   [Double rate cover from Honolulu to Boston, 1855] legal sized cover franked with U.S. 10c Green, Ty. II (14, corner crease), large margins all around and 12c Black (17), huge
margins to a bit in, affixed in Honolulu to pay the 20c double rate p[Double rate cover from Honolulu to Boston, 1855] legal sized cover franked with U.S. 10c Green, Ty. II (#14, corner crease), large margins all around and 12c Black (#17), huge margins to a bit in, affixed in Honolulu to pay the 20c double rate plus 2c ship fee over ms. "Pd. Chg. C + Co/Box 5" charge box notation for debit of the 5c Hawaiian postage, beautifully struck red "*Honolulu*/U.S. Postage Paid/Dec 28" datestamp, carried by the Yankee to San Francisco with stamps tied by "San Francisco/Cal./21 Jan" arrival postmark, cover with two sealed tears at upper left and a couple file folds at far right, otherwise very fine. (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $5,250.00
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995 c   [Quadruple rate cover to Boston, 1859] with local Hawaiian postage and ships fee paid in cash. Yellow cover franked by pair and two singles U.S. 10c Green, Ty. II (32) tied by
twice struck red HonoluluU.S. Postage PaidOct. 1 datestamp, re[Quadruple rate cover to Boston, 1859] with local Hawaiian postage and ship's fee paid in cash. Yellow cover franked by pair and two singles U.S. 10c Green, Ty. II (#32) tied by twice struck red "Honolulu/U.S. Postage Paid/Oct. 1" datestamp, red and black pencil "22" indicating that the 20c Hawaiian postage and 2c ship's fee had been paid in cash, red "San Francisco/Paid/Oct 24 1859" entry postmark, carried on the ship Yankee, (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $5,000.00
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996 c 8 [Hawaii and U.S. conjunctive use, 1859] buff cover to New York cover bearing Hawaii 1857 5c Blue on thin white wove paper (8, small tear) light ms. strokes cancel and tied by
red HonoluluU.S. Postage PaidOct 3 postmark, with the datestamp re[Hawaii and U.S. conjunctive use, 1859] buff cover to New York cover bearing Hawaii 1857 5c Blue on thin white wove paper (#8, small tear) light ms. strokes cancel and tied by red "Honolulu/U.S. Postage Paid/Oct 3" postmark, with the datestamp repeated at right, additionally franked by a U.S. 1851 12c Black (#17, four margins, corner crease and tiny nick) also tied by the Hawaii postmark, carried by ship Yankee to San Francisco, "San Francisco/Cal./Oct 24 1859" datestamp also tying both the stamps and repeated at bottom left, San Francisco's straightline "OVERLAND" with small "R" handstamp, cover with trivial edge tears and flap faults, very fine.Cover shows pre-payment of postage by the stamps of both countries, 5c Hawaiian and 12c U.S. for the 2c ship's fee and 10c transcontinental rate. The "Overland" handstamp was applied for onward transmission to New York via the Butterfield Southern Route. All four of the reported covers carried on this trip bear the handstamp. (Image) Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $23,000.00
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997 c 9 [Mixed Hawaii and U.S. franking, 1864] cover to New York showing 5c postage due charged in error by the San Francisco post office: the so-called Kalakaua errors. Cover to
Spencerport, N.Y. franked by Hawaii 1861 5c Blue on thin bluish wove pa[Mixed Hawaii and U.S. franking, 1864] cover to New York showing 5c postage due charged in error by the San Francisco post office: the so-called "Kalakaua" errors. Cover to Spencerport, N.Y. franked by Hawaii 1861 5c Blue on thin bluish wove paper (#9), huge margins to clear at upper left, cancelled by square open grid, additionally franked by U.S. 3c Rose (#65) and 2c Black (#73), red "Honolulu/U.S. Postage Paid/Aug 17" dispatch postmark, This cover was carried on the Young Hector from Hawaii. Upon arrival the U.S. stamps were tied by two strikes of fancy cogwheel and double circle "San Francisco/Cal/Sep 23, 1864" datestamp, where manuscript "Due 5" and large "FOREIGN" and "5" due handstamps were also applied, stamps with scratches from uninked pen and cover with trivial nick at bottom right, otherwise very fine; illustrated in The Stamps of Hawaii by Meyer, Harris on page 74 and ex-Harris.The 5c Hawaiian plus 5c U.S. postal rate from Hawaii was in effect from 1 July 1863 until 16 September 1864. United States postage stamps were available for sale at the Honolulu post office as a convenience to prepay the U.S. postage. The "5" due handstamp was applied by the San Francisco postmaster in error because he thought the 10c "blanket rate" from new Postal Act of 1 July 1864 also applied to Hawaiian mails, which it did not. The "FOREIGN" handstamp, also erroneously applied, was only in use for about three weeks. It was discontinued on 24 September when the San Francisco postmaster received notice of his errors from the U.S. Postmaster General. There are six recorded covers from Hawaii bearing this marking; four carried on this trip and two on the previous trip of the Onward. This is one of two bearing the 2c Black. (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $26,000.00
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998 c 22 [Hawaii and U.S. conjunctive use, 1865] cover to Illinois bearing horizontal pair of 1865 5c Blue on blue Inter Island stamps (22), Plate 12-A, Position 1-2 (Types IX and VI),
ample to huge margins all around except where touching frame line a[Hawaii and U.S. conjunctive use, 1865] cover to Illinois bearing horizontal pair of 1865 5c Blue on blue "Inter Island" stamps (#22), Plate 12-A, Position 1-2 (Types IX and VI), ample to huge margins all around except where touching frame line at upper right, tied by two strikes of three-ring target to cover to La Salle, Illinois, clear red "Honolulu/U.S. Postage Paid/May 19" datestamp, U.S. 5c Brown (#76, small faults) affixed over the Hawaii 5c pair and cancelled in San Francisco by fancy cogwheel killer matching double circle "San Francisco/Cal/Jul 11" postmark along side, carried on the Cambridge, cover and right stamp in the pair with nick at top right, otherwise very fine; This is the only known cover franked by a pair of the 5c "Inter Island" stamps; ex-Tows and Baker.This is a single 5c rate letter apparently overpaid by the pair of Hawaii 5c stamps, evidently the sender had place the pair on the cover before arriving at the Honolulu post office possibly thinking they would pay the full 10c rate and the 5c U.S. stamp was affixed over the pair at the post office. (Image) Est. $7,500-10,000

SOLD for $22,000.00
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999 c 27, 31 [Kona post office Hawaii and U.S. mixed franking, 1866] blue cover to San Francisco with 1861 2c Pale rose on horizontally laid paper (27, cut in) and 1864 2c Rose vermilion
(31), both cancelled by manuscript Postmasters initials and tied by t[Kona post office Hawaii and U.S. mixed franking, 1866] blue cover to San Francisco with 1861 2c Pale rose on horizontally laid paper (#27, cut in) and 1864 2c Rose vermilion (#31), both cancelled by manuscript Postmaster's initials and tied by two strikes of square grid, bold red "Honolulu/U.S. Postage Paid/Mar 5" transit postmark, additionally franked by U.S. 5c Brown (#76) cancelled by four-ring target, matching double circle "San Francisco/Cal/Mar 20" arrival postmark, very fine. Carried by the Onward. This cover is endorsed on reverse as being from "J. Yates/Feb 23, 1866/S.W. Islands" and by recipient as having originated in Kona; ex-Ackerman and Knapp.The rate in the 1865-67 period was 5c Hawaiian and 5c U.S. (3c postage and 2c ship's fee) for a total of 10c. A note on the back refers to a shortage of 1c stamps, thus the lack of a 1c Hawaiian stamp which must have been paid in cash. (Image) Est. $5,000-7,500

SOLD for $15,000.00
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1000 c 32 [Hilo post office mixed Hawaii and U.S. franking, 1866] cover to New York with horizontal pair of 1866 5c Blue (32) cancelled by multiple small pen strokes and just tied by
full strike of red HonoluluU.S. Postage PaidDec 24 c.d.s., originate[Hilo post office mixed Hawaii and U.S. franking, 1866] cover to New York with horizontal pair of 1866 5c Blue (#32) cancelled by multiple small pen strokes and just tied by full strike of red "Honolulu/U.S. Postage Paid/Dec 24" c.d.s., originated at Hilo with bold "Hilo. P.O./Hawaiian-Islands/Dec 17" backstamp with month slug inverted, additionally franked by U.S. 5c Brown (#76, faulty) tied by neat cogwheel fancy cancel and matching "San Francisco/Cal/Jan 14" double circle datestamp, carried on the Cambridge, portion of flap missing not affecting the backstamp, very fine and handsome. The two Hawaii 5c stamps overpaid the single 5c Inter-island rate by 5c. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $4,000.00
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