HAWAII, 1857, 5c Blue, Thin White Wove (8).
Used with 1c and 10c 1851-55 Issues,
unusually and artistically arranged on a small envelope with small "Paid"
in sender's hand and a neat address to Berlin Mass., the stamps were trimmed of all margins by the artist, who probably considered extra paper unsightly (so type characteristics also trimmed), lightly struck red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid" large circular datestamp ties 5c and 1c at right, carried by the Yankee
(cleared Jul. 12, arrived Aug. 2), upon arrival the San Francisco office cancelled and tied each stamp with its "San Francisco Cal. Aug. 5, 1858" circular datestamp, small ink stain at center is trivial
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
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