3c Rose (65).
Cancelled by cogwheel, "San Francisco Cal. Dec. 7, 1862" double-circle datestamp on cover from Hawaii
to Mrs. Louisa Priest in Boxborough Mass., red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Nov. 11"
circular datestamp, with enclosure from Daniel Wetherbee dated Nov. 8, 1863 so probably not original but from the same correspondence, stamp with small tear at bottom, otherwise Very Fine and very unusual, the 2c ship fee must have been paid in cash, looking at the sailing data there is an outside chance this was carried on the American Whale Bark Coral
which departed Nov. 12 with an arrival in New Bedford the following spring (possibly made a stop in San Francisco?), for 1863 this could have been carried on the American bark Comet
which departed Honolulu Nov. 14 and arrived San Francisco Dec. 5 with mails for the east coast postmarked on the 7th, with small typed notes from Ashbrook and Harris remarking how unusual the cover is
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