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Sale 769 — The Honolulu Advertiser Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 7 November, 1995

Category — Hawaiian Post Office Documents and Mail

Cat./Est. Value
Henry M. Whitney. Autograph letter signed, One-page, partly printed dateline, "Honolulu, H.I. January 5th, 1884." He writes in full: "My Dear Mr. Emerson, I heartily reciprocate your kind wishes for cordial greetings to the Post office officials here. If the service has improved during the past year, the credit belongs to all connected with it - you among the rest. But whatever progress has been made in the past, I trust that of the present year will be still more marked. With kind regards to your good mother." With letterhead, "BUREAU OF GENERAL POST OFFICE, HAWAII" Fine, ideal postal history collateral from the founder of the Honolulu post office and creator of the first Hawaiian stamps. Mr. Emerson was probably one of the sons of Ursula Sophia Newell Emerson, an important member of the Fifth Company of missionaries, who died in 1888

E. 500-750
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2167, Hawaiian Post Office Documents and Mail, FROM GENL POST OFFICE/PER/HONOLULU, HAWAIIAN IDS. Large red lozenge handstamp on gray envelope to the Reverend Abner Wilcox in Hanalei, Kauai, bold black "Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Oct. 12" cds, original enclosure is printed 1866 invoice, "N.B. - Quarterly Postage Bills Must be Paid When Presented./Honolulu, September 30th 1866/Rev. A. Wilcox/To Honolulu Post Office, Dr./To Postage to date - 6 Mos. - $3.35", Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
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An Act To Create and Regulate A Post Office In Honolulu. Pages 61 & 62 of POST OFFICE LAW, dated Auust 4, 1851: "Whereas, the 15th article of the treaty with the United States renders indispensable the establishment of a post office in Honolulu: Whereas the public interest urgently requires greater regularity in the postal intercourse between Honolulu and San Francisco; and whereas the service of the post office cannot be performed without adequate remuneration," etc.; light even toning, Fine collateral

E. 75-100
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2169, Hawaiian Post Office Documents and Mail"NEW POSTAGE ACT. Instructions to Postmasters, "NEW POSTAGE ACT. Instructions to Postmasters"NEW POSTAGE ACT. Instructions to Postmasters." Printed notice, 2pp, 7-7/8 x 10 in., from Postmaster General James Campbell, dated March 12, 1855: "1st. That from and after April 1st, 1855, the single rate of postage on a letter conveyed in the mail for any ditance between places in the United States not exceeding three thousand miles, is three cents; and for any distance exceeding three thousand miles, ten cents. 2d. That from and after April 1st, 1855, pre-payment, either by stamps stamped envelopes or in money, is compulsory." etc.; normal folds, Fine collateral

E. 150-200
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[Post Office]. Two part-printed receipts for Queen Emma for postage bills in the amounts of $1.82 and $1.50, signed by Postmaster General Arthur Brickwood, dated June 30, 1868 and March 31, 1881, Fine

E. 150-200
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Hawaiian Postal Service Imprints. Five covers and one front, all from Honolulu, includes Savings Bank Dept. and Dead Letter Office and various styles of "Hawaiian Postal Service," three covers with Honolulu duplex used 1889-1900, the last being to Oakland, California with fumigation holes, addresses include two covers to Spreckelsville; small faults, scarce group

E. 300-400
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2172, Hawaiian Post Office Documents and MailDead Letter Office/Mar. 21, 1900/Honolulu, H.I, Dead Letter Office/Mar. 21, 1900/Honolulu, H.IDead Letter Office/Mar. 21, 1900/Honolulu, H.I. Neatly struck oval in magenta on buff cover to San Francisco with post office imprints, "Honolulu H.I. Mar. 22, 10 AM 1900" duplex, two corner nicks, otherwise clean and Fine, very scarce

E. 200-250
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