Sale 1216 — The Ambassador J. William Middendorf II Collection
Sale Date — Tuesday, 25 February, 2020
Category — Hawaii: Kamehameha III Issues
1857, 5c Blue, Thin White Wove (8). Large margins all around, bright color, used with United States 1851 12c Black (17), large margins to clear including part of adjoining stamp at right, red “Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Apr. 24” (1858) circular datestamp on oatmeal cover to Mrs. Frances Fish in New London Conn., stamps uncancelled at Honolulu, tied together by light strike of “San Francisco Cal. Jun. 5, 1858” circular datestamp, cover slightly acid toned
VERY FINE. A RARE AND ATTRACTIVE MIXED-FRANKING COVER WITH THE 1857 5-CENT KAMEHAMEHA III SECOND PRINTING AND UNITED STATES 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE.
This cover was carried on the schooner Liholiho, which departed Honolulu on April 26, 1858, and arrived in San Francisco on May 21 (mail for the East Coast was datestamped on June 5).
Ex Juhring, Ishikawa (where mistakenly described as No. 5) and Golden. With 1981 Friedl certificate (as No. 5). With 2011 P.F. certificate as the correct No. 8. Signed Bloch in pencil.