FINE APPEARING MIXED FRANKING OF THE 1857 5-CENT KAMEHAMEHA III ISSUE AND UNITED STATES 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE.
This was carried on the American bark Comet, which departed Honolulu Nov. 26 and arrived San Francisco Dec. 18. Overland mail from this arrival was postmarked at San Francisco on Dec. 21.
With 2010 P.F. and 2018 P.S.A.G. certificates, the former incorrectly identifying the Hawaii stamp as Scott 5. Scott Retail $9,000.00
FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE MULTIPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT KAMEHAMEHA III SECOND PRINTING ON COVER. ONLY FIVE DOUBLE-RATE FRANKINGS WITH THIS ISSUE ARE KNOWN, INCLUDING FOUR WITH PAIRS.
This cover was carried on the American schooner Golden State, which cleared Honolulu on March 16, 1858, and arrived in San Francisco on April 4. From there it was carried on the Pacific Mail Steamship Company’s John L. Stephens, departing on April 5 and arriving in Panama City on April 18. After crossing the isthmus to Aspinwall, it was carried by the U.S. Mail Steamship Company’s Moses Taylor, departing on April 18 and arriving in New York on April 27.
We record just five double-rate frankings with the 5c 1857 Second Printing on cover: 1) pair on doublerate cover with U.S. postage unpaid, the cover offered here; 2) two 5c singles on double-rate cover to Robbinston Me. with U.S. 12c 1851 and 10c 1857 (ex Gross, Siegel sale 1126, lot 29); 3) pair on double-rate cover to Chicago and forwarded, with U.S. 12c 1851 and 10c 1857 (ex Golden, Siegel Sale 1009, lot 297); 4) pair on double-rate 1861 cover with the 13c Kamehameha III stamp and U.S. postage (ex Golden, Siegel Sale 1009, lot 256); and 5) pair on double-rate 1861 cover with the 13c Kamehameha III stamp and U.S. postage, similar to number 5 on this list (U.S. stamps affixed over 5c pair).
Ex Honolulu Advertiser and Gross. Illustrated in Gregory book (II-89). With 1995 and 2016 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE COMBINATION OF THE HAWAIIAN 1857 5-CENT KAMEHAMEHA AND UNITED STATES 10-CENT 1859 ISSUE.
This was carried on the American bark Comet which departed Honolulu Sep. 9, 1861 and arrived San Francisco Sep. 29. Mail was postmarked in San Francisco on Sep. 30 for carriage via Panama. Hawaii/United States mixed frankings with the 1857 5c Kamehameha issue are nearly always found in combination with a U.S. 12c stamp. This unusual combination with a 10c stamp left a deficiency of the ship fee, so 2c was due from the recipient.
Ex Caspary and Plass. Raymond H. Weill backstamp. With 1966 (copy) and 2001 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE AND CHOICE COVER. PROBABLY THE ONLY UNITED STATES AND HAWAIIAN MIXED FRANKING WITH A CORNER COPY OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE.
Carried on the American Bark Frances Palmer, departing Honolulu April 14, 1859 and arriving San Francisco May 1. Mail from this sailing was postmarked on May 5 for carriage to the East Coast via Panama.
Ex Krug and Bilden. With 1963 P.F. certificate.
VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE MIXED-FRANKING COVER FROM THE HASTINGS CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE HAWAIIAN 1857 5-CENT KAMEHAMEHA AND UNITED STATES 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE.
This was carried on the American bark Fanny Major, which departed Honolulu Jan. 19, 1858 and arrived San Francisco Feb. 8. Mail to the East Coast was postmarked at San Francisco on Feb. 20.
Ex Lake Shore. With 1977 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE MIXED-FRANKING COVER WITH THE HAWAIIAN KAMEHAMEHA III AND UNITED STATES 12-CENT 1861 ISSUES, IN REMARKABLY CHOICE CONDITION.
Ex Gibson, Harris, Middendorf, Ishikawa, Honolulu Advertiser and Dr. Martin. Signed Ashbrook. With 1981 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND UNUSUAL FRANKING AND ARRANGEMENT OF STAMPS PAYING THE 5-CENT HAWAIIAN POSTAGE PLUS 12-CENT U.S. POSTAGE FOR THE 10-CENT TRANSCONTINENTAL RATE AND 2-CENT SHIP CAPTAIN'S FEE.
Ex Admiral Harris, Krug, Honolulu Advertiser and Bailar. With 1996 P.F. certificate