1885, 10c Black, Special Despatch Entire (UE1).
Used with 1893 10c Red Brown, Black Ovpt. (68) tied by dull violet target, and sent registered special delivery to Chicago, United States 1893 10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3)
tied by purple "San Francisco Cal. Registered Dec. 13, 1893" cds which is repeated on back, red "Honolulu Hawaii Dec. 4, 1893" double-circle and matching registry and receipt markings, sealed tear at top into imprint and slightly reduced at left, light wear, still Fine, a unique usage and mixed franking. The "Special Despatch" envelopes were produced in 1885 but never placed on sale in the post office. Stored until 1893, the entire lot of 2,000 was purchased by J.T. Waterhouse, who sold them as souvenirs in his Honolulu store. The Scott catalog description, "Favor cancellations exist", is somehwat misleading, as a number did pass through the mails and were recognized as being valid for postage, though its specific use for special delivery on inter- and intra-island mail is doubtful. The 10c plus 10c combination here paid the 5c UPU rate, registry fee and 5c for return receipt. While the presence of the "Special Despatch" imprint was superfluous, the U.S. stamp properly paid the special delivery fee
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