Sale 769 — The Honolulu Advertiser Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 7 November, 1995

Category — 1857-89 Kamehameha III Issues (Scott 8-11)

Cat./Est. Value
Sale 769, Lot 118, 1857-89 Kamehameha III Issues (Scott 8-11)1857, 5c Blue, Thin White Wove (8). Two, each with three clear to large margins, more or less cut into on fourth side, bright and fresh, used with United States 1851 12c Black (17) and 1857 10c Green, Ty. III (33), 12c clear to ample margins, internal tear and slight toning, 10c few toned perfs, rich color, red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Jan. 24" large cds on cover to Robbinston, Me., two strikes of "San Francisco Cal. Feb. 10(?), 1860" cds tying one of the 5c Kamehameha III stamps, carried on the Comet, which cleared Honolulu on January 24 and arrived on February 10, at which time the U.S. post office officially began forwarding all mail by the Butterfield stage service to St. Louis unless specifically marked for steamship service via Panama; vertical fold clear of stamps, some light toning, otherwise Fine, an extremely rare double-rate cover with the correct franking for 10c Hawaiian postage, 20c U.S. postage and 2c ship captain's fee - we know of one other similarly franked cover from this correspondence (private collection)

E. 10,000-15,000