12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Crisp shade, tied by "San Francisco Cal. Sep. 13, 1863(?)" circular datestamp on cover to Beloit Wis., endorsed "Via Overland" at lower left, lacking Hawaiian postmark but rate is correct for origination from Hawaii -- which Stanley B. Ashbrook believed to be the case (we concur), gently cleaned, Very Fine appearance, ex Newbury, Krug and Golden, illustrated and discussed in Ashbrook's survey of the Newbury collection (see U.S. Philatelic Miscellany) as well as the 1941 Stamp Specialist Blue Book(Image)
HAWAII, 1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31). Tied by light 3-ring target and square grid cancels on small cover from the Reverend Titus Coan to his daughter Harriet, at Oahu College, bold "Hilo.P.O. Hawaiian-Islands Sep. 22" circular datestamp also ties stamp, clear "Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Sep. 24" circular datestamp at left, slightly reduced at left, just clear of address, Very Fine, ex Honolulu Advertiser and Goldberg (Image)
HAWAII, 1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31). Tied by two bold strikes of 4-ring target cancel, "Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Mar. 25" circular datestamp on cover to Rev. Bishop at Lahainaluna, Maui, stamp with some gum soaked perfs, still Very Fine, ex Goldberg (Image)
HAWAII, 1871, 6c Yellow Green (33). Cancelled by bold strike of negative "HI" cancel, red "G.P.O. Honolulu Paid All Jan. 20" double-circle datestamp on cover to Providence R.I., magenta "San Francisco Paid All Feb. 5" circular datestamp, back of cover with "Lahaina P.O. Hawaiian-Islands Jan. 12" circular datestamp, some overall wear, cover with tear at upper left, stamp with trivial toned specks, Fine (Image)
HAWAII, 1871, 6c Yellow Green (33). Two, tied by large 3-ring target cancels, red "G.P.O. Honolulu Paid All Dec. 6" double-circle datestamp on buff cover to New Haven Conn., magenta San Francisco transit, barely reduced at right, Very Fine double-rate use (Image)
HAWAII, 1871, 6c Yellow Green (33). Three, tied by 3-ring target with 3-hole punch cancels, red "G.P.O. Haw'n. Islds. Paid All 6-14-76" circular datestamp on buff cover to New Haven Conn., red San Francisco transit, barely reduced at right where edge tear extending to marking, some minor edgewear, still Very Fine triple-rate use (Image)
6c Dull Pink (159). Wide margins, bright color, used with Hawaii 1871 6c Yellow Green (33), equally choice centering and margins, both stamps tied by 3-ring target with center pin (Ty. 119), red "Honolulu H.I. Paid All Jan. 22, 1878" rimless datestamp on cover to Union City Mich., magenta "San Francisco Paid All Jan. 30" transit datestamp, U.S. stamp cancelled by San Francisco crossroads cancel which also ties Hawaiian stamp, slightly reduced and small mended nick at lower right not noted on certificate
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY UNUSUAL MIXED UNITED STATES AND HAWAIIAN FRANKING DURING THE CONVENTION PERIOD, WHEN THE 6-CENT RATE COULD BE PREPAID WITH THE STAMP OF THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN.
The 6c U.S.-Hawaii treaty rate (Jul. 1, 1870, to Dec. 31, 1881) required the sender in Hawaii to affix only a Hawaiian stamp on a letter addressed to a place within the United States. The addressee, Clara Moseley, was the daughter of Hiram Bingham Moseley, a descendent of Rev. Hiram Bingham, one of the Pioneer Company of Missionaries. The sender's decision to affix U.S. and Hawaiian 6c stamps could have been a misinterpretation of the rate requirements, although this seems unlikely eight years into the Convention period. It is also possible that the letter was over the half-ounce weight limit, and the U.S. stamp was added to pay the additional rate.
Ex Braus, Risvold and "Andromeda". With 2010 P.F. certificate. (Image)
3c Green, 6c Carmine (147, 148). Rich colors, tied by bold strikes of San Francisco Foreign Mail crossroads cancel on 3c Green entire to Hilo, Hawaii, magenta "San Francisco Cal. Sep. 13 Paid" circular datestamp applied at the foreign-mail office, addressed to Hattie F. Coan, Extremely Fine, a beautiful Bank Note Issue franking and scarce double 6c treaty rate cover from San Francisco to Hawaii, the Coan family produced a vast quantity of correspondence, this might have been sent by Samuel Latimer Coan, who was living in San Francisco in the late 1860s and the 1870s, ex Hollowbush, Ainsworth and "Andromeda" (Image)
HAWAII, 1875, 2c Brown (35). Horizontal pair and single, tied by segmented 3-ring target cancels, red "G.P.O. Hawaii Islds. Paid All 1-29-77" circular datestamp on cover to Beloit Wis., magenta San Francisco transit, slightly reduced at left, minor edgewear, Very Fine (Image)
HAWAII, 1875, 2c Brown (35). Horizontal strip of three, choice centering, tied by segmented 3-ring target cancels, purple "Honolulu H.I. Paid All Dec. 23, 1879" circular datestamp on cover to Union City Mich., San Francisco and receiving backstamp, fresh and Extremely Fine, magnificent quality (Image)