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The Allan Goldberg Collection of United States Postal History continued...

Hawaiian Mails
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
75 c imageHonolulu, Hawaiian Is./Jan. 29, 1851. clear strike of italic-style two-line handstamp in black (Ty. 20, Scarcity 2) on cover to Dr. Noah A. Chapin in Newport N.H. and forwarded to Winchester N.H., orange-red "San Francisco Cal. 1 Mar." circular datestamp and red crayon "42" rate (40c transcontinental rate plus 2c ship captain's fee), ms. "Ford" and "5", totaled in ms. to "47", red "Newport N.H. Apr. 10" circular datestamp, ms. "Overland" in corner suggests the sender originally intended this to go via Mexico

VERY FINE STRIKE OF THE HONOLULU STRAIGHTLINE, THE FIRST HANDSTAMPED POSTMARK OF HAWAII.

According to www.hawaiianstamps.com, this cover was carried aboard the Corsair, which departed Honolulu on Jan. 31, 1851, arriving in San Francisco on Feb. 19. It was then carried aboard the California from San Francisco to Panama on March 5, 1851. There are currently 34 recorded examples of the Honolulu straightline in the Gregory census (including eight in blue).

No. 23 in Gregory's Inaugural Treaty Period Log of Covers (www.hawaiianstamps.com). Illustrated in Ashbrook, Vol. II, page 242. Ex Honolulu Advertiser (Image)

E. 10,000-15,000

SOLD for $7,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
76   imageWells, Fargo & Co. Express, Honolulu. Blue oval handstamp clearly struck on complete July 24, 1858 edition of The Polynesian newspaper from Honolulu, interesting news incl. debate in U.S. Senate regarding British aggression towards U.S. ships in the Gulf of Mexico and debates over how to respond, an advertisement for Wells, Fargo & Co. appears inside, minor stain spot and trivial small edge tears

VERY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE WELLS, FARGO & COMPANY HONOLULU OFFICE MARKING ON A NEWSPAPER.

Covers from this early period of Wells, Fargo & Co.'s express service in Hawaii are rare. This newspaper was probably on the top of a bundle carried by Wells, Fargo & Co. from Honolulu to San Francisco. Since its discovery in 1997, no others have surfaced. (Image)

E. 4,000-5,000

SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction

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