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Sale 769 — The Honolulu Advertiser Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 7 November, 1995

Category — Hawaiian Postal Markings

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2126°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2126, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsWailuku P.O./May 31, Wailuku P.O./May 31Wailuku P.O./May 31. Manuscript postmark in two lines with matching "Free" on folded letter datelined "Makawao May 30, 1850" from D.D. Baldwin to his missionary father in Lahaina. The Wailuku postmark, probably the earliest example extant, is in the hand of the Reverend Edward Bailey, the town's first postmaster; the "Free" was not necessary since inter- and intra-island mail was postage-free by legislative order until 1859, Very Fine and rare, ex Ostheimer III

E. 1,500-2,000
3,250
2127°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2127, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu, Hawaiian Is./Nov. 16, 1850, Honolulu, Hawaiian Is./Nov. 16, 1850Honolulu, Hawaiian Is./Nov. 16, 1850. Italic-style postmark in two straightlines in Dark Blue, beautiful bold strike on buff cover to Messrs Butler, Keith & Hill in Boston, orange red "San Francisco Cal. 14 Dec." cds with matching "80" double-rate handstamp. Both the ship Spartacus and the brig Sarah MacFarland left Honolulu on November 17, 1850, and reached San Francisco on Dec. 13th. The MacFarland was carrying Whitney's second bag of mail under the Treaty of 1849 which provided for the exchange of mails between the U.S. and Hawaii. In these early mailings the ship's fee was apparently not charged. Of the 25 known examples of the Honolulu straightline, six examples in blue are recorded; cover with toning, flap faults ending in tears at top, still a Fine cover and an Extremely Fine example of this postmark, ex Ostheimer III

E. 6,000-8,000
11,500
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2128, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu, Hawaiian Is./Jan. 29, 1851, Honolulu, Hawaiian Is./Jan. 29, 1851Honolulu, Hawaiian Is./Jan. 29, 1851. Clear strike of italic style postmark in two straightlines, on neat off-white envelope to Newport, New Hampshire, orange red "San Francisco Cal. 1 Mar." cds and red pencil "42" (40c transcontinental rate + 2c ship captain's fee), readdressed to Winchester with ms. "Ford" and "5", totaled in ms. to "47", red "Newport N.H. Apr. 10" cds, ms. "Overland" in corner, Very Fine, illustrated in Ashbrook, Vol. II, page 242

E. 6,000-8,000
7,500
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2129, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu, Hawaiian Is./Feb. 26, 1851, Honolulu, Hawaiian Is./Feb. 26, 1851Honolulu, Hawaiian Is./Feb. 26, 1851. Italic style postmark in two straightlines, exceptionally neat strike on cover to Brick Church Chapel, Nassau St., N.Y. from the Reverend Peter Johnson Gulick and his wife, bold orange red "San Francisco Cal. 1 Apr." cds and red pencil "42" rate, docketing at right indicates this was received May 6th and answered on the 13th, opening tear at left into San Francisco cds but missing straightline, Fine and rare

E. 2,000-2,500
4,000
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2130, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu, Hawaiian Is./March 29, 1851, Honolulu, Hawaiian Is./March 29, 1851Honolulu, Hawaiian Is./March 29, 1851. Bold strike of italic-style postmark in two straightlines, on folded letter to New York from a Thaddeus Pomeroy, unable to travel due to illness & the leaks present in the ship he was on, writing to his brother: "I have been revelling the last six months in the idea of getting home to die comfortably at the old homestead this summer & if the Barque had not returned I should probably have succeeded, as the fates have denied me that privilege I must now be content to remain here some two or three months & then return to live," etc.; clear red "San Francisco Cal. 1 May" cds with red pencil "42" for the transcontinental rate + 2c ship fee; some small internal erosion showing only on address panel near top right corner and easily restorable, still Very Fine, rare

E. 5,000-6,000
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2131, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* May 23, Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* May 23Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* May 23. Red cds on orange cover to Nashua, N.H., bold "San Francisco Cal. 1 Jul." cds in orange red with matching "8" in circle and "PAID" handstamp. Although using sailing dates it can be argued this is a 1851 usage, it more likely 1852, as in May, 1851 postmaster Whitney ordered this canceling device from New York through J.W. Gregory of San Francisco. Logically, examples of this cds should begin turning up in the fall of 1851, but the earliest examples in the Advertiser collection are all from 1852; Very Fine and choice

E. 200-250
1,300
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2132°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2132, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Sept. 11, Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Sept. 11Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Sept. 11. Red cds, perfectly struck on blue folded letter to Manchester, England and containing a copy of an invoice for 322 bags of Hawaiian sugar, red pencil "31" rate and ms. "paid throughout", which included 24c rate to England , 5c West Coast surcharge and 2c ship captain's fee. Carried by the Zoe, it received a "San Francisco Cal. 1 Nov." cds in an unusual brown red ink with matching "PAID" hs, red "America Paid Dec. 12" English receiver and green blue Manchester backstamp, Extremely Fine, very attractive usage, ex Ostheimer III

E. 2,500-3,500
3,500
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2133, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu *Hawaiian-Islands* Oct. 4, Honolulu *Hawaiian-Islands* Oct. 4Honolulu *Hawaiian-Islands* Oct. 4. Well struck red cds on wonderfully fresh unpaid folded letter to New York, bold "San Francisco Cal. 1 Nov." cds and matching "12" handstamp, 1852 contents from recently arrived merchant indicates this would go by the M.A. Jones, Extremely Fine

E. 500-750
800
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2134°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2134, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Oct. 20, Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Oct. 20Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Oct. 20. Bold red cds on 1852 small lady's envelope to Paris, France with red pencil "28" rate, sent via the George Washington to San Francisco where it received the gray-blue Dec. 1 cds and matching "PAID" handstamp, red "New York Am. Packet Jan. 8" exchange datestamp, "8" decimes due marking, London and Paris backstamps, Extremely Fine, choice and rare usage

E. 2,500-3,000
4,000
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2135, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Nov. 2, Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Nov. 2Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Nov. 2. Red cds on homemade envelope to Hanson Mass. from Edmund Phillips, steward on the ship Niagara, which left Fairhaven, Mass. October 9, 1851. In the original enclosure, datelined "Oahu, Oct. 22, 1852," he tells his parents he was "bound for the Arctic Ocean to catch bowhead Whales we have been up to North pole & found that is a damd great chunk of ice" etc. Although he has no intention of going back there, he doesn't know when he'll come home. "I think I shall go to California from here the fare is 40 Dollars." He abruptly ends the letter, "the mail is almost ready to close & I must not write more"; address panel with "San Franciso Cal. 1 Dec." cds with matching "8" in circle and "PAID" handstamp. This left on the brig Baltimore on November 2nd, arriving on the 22nd; minor natural bleaching, Fine

E. 750-1,000
675
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2136°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2136, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Nov. 20, Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Nov. 20Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Nov. 20. Bold red cds overlapping additional strike of "*Honolulu* Hawaiian-Islands" dated same day, matching "U.S. POSTAGE PAID" in oval with fleurons, on 1852 envelope to Addafer Russia (now Adavere, Estonia)

A VERY FINE AND RARE USAGE TO RUSSIA. THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE OVAL "U.S. POSTAGE PAID" MARKING ON A STAMPLESS COVER

Blue "San Francisco Cal. 13 Dec." cds and matching "PAID", red crayon "28" for open mail rate by American packet via England (21c + 5c British treaty surcharge + 2c ship captain's fee), red "New-York Am. Packet Jan. 13" exchange postmark, front and back silbergroschen notations: "3 / 7" and "4-1/4 / 7" respectively, Aachen and Berlin backstamps, magenta ms. "43" in corner, probably representing postage due of 43 Kopeks. The ms. notation on back, "P.P. Hafen" and date, Sept. 16, 1852, most likely refers to Petropavlovsk Hafen (Harbor). This would be in accord with the arrival date of November 12 in Honolulu of the French whaling ship Elizabeth, which departed for Tahiti on November 26th; cover neatly opened at top with sender's monogram seal ("CD") intact on flaps

Meyer-Harris notes that the oval "Paid" marking was used only to cancel Numeral stamps, but the Missionary cover in lot 4, the 13c Kamehameha III pair in lot 76, and this cover show the marking in its original form with "U.S." above "Postage Paid" - the "U.S." was removed in 1859 when the cancel was used on Numerals; the most recent Addenda of the American Stampless Cover Catalog does not list an example

E. 10,000-15,000
30,000
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2137, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Nov. 21, Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Nov. 21Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Nov. 21. Bold red cds on buff cover to Boston, Mass. from Wailuku postmaster Edward P. Bond, pencil "1-1/2" and red pencil "20" charge for a triple weight letter: 8 plus 6 plus 6. Ms. "Charge E.P.B." at top, clear "San Francisco Cal. Dec. 16" cds and "PAID" handstamp; a July 17, 1852 entry in the journal of Postmaster H.M. Whitney indicates he advised Bond that until some other compensation could be provided, his personal mail would pass duly paid when inscribed with his initials; some wear and waterstains, still Fine, rare example of this privilege

E. 1,000-1,250
800
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2138, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Aug. 16, Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Aug. 16Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Aug. 16. Clear red cds on cloth-lined envelope to David Goodale in Marlborough, Mass., pencil "10oz" with "San Francisco Cal. 10 Sep." cds, "PAID" and pencil "14" - the U.S. postage being 2 times the 6c rate + 2c ship fee. This probably sailed on the Zoe in 1853; edge flaws at corners at top, Fine, the 14c rate is very scarce, ex Twigg-Smith

E. 1,000-1,250
1,100
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2139°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2139, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Nov. 5, Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Nov. 5Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Nov. 5. Clear strike of red cds on gray envelope to Andover, Mass., "San Francisco Cal. 28 Nov." with matching "PAID" handstamp and ms. "14", a pencil "1oz" at upper left explains the rate: 6 + 6 + 2c. This went on the E.L. Frost which sailed Nov. 5, 1853; cover with some edge wear and light toning, still Fine, a very rare usage as this was mailed during a period when both the 13c Missionaries and the Kamehameha issue were available to indicate payment, and shortly before the postmaster at San Francisco required the affixing of U.S. postage stamps in Honolulu for prepayment

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2140, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Dec. 24, Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Dec. 24Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Dec. 24. Red cds on white envelope to West Boxford, Mass., clear "San Francisco Cal. 16 Jan." cds and matching "PAID" handstamp and red crayon "14," original 1853 enclosure from merchant Stephen Reynolds to his daughter Eveline. He mentions wanting a Daguerreotype of his house and refers to Eveline's trip to Lake Champlain: ..."a visit to Ticonderoga might not [have] been without interest, it being the place where your grandfather was prisoner, in the Revolutionary War and sentenced to be shot for breaking his parole and escaped by swimming Lake Champlain. We hear much said about Revolution-annexation. Russian assumption - French Invasion - and many other humbugs relating to the Sandwich Islands which serve for the amusement of us....You speak of a party here wanting to break down the King & Chiefs - and manage the affairs of the Government themselves....I hope the time is not far distant when the personal property of every individual will be protected - it is not so now. Their Laws &c. read well enough but not well administered." etc. Cover with some edge wear and mended separations, still Fine and attractive usage

E. 750-1,000
950
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2141, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu *Hawaiian Islands* Dec. 27, Honolulu *Hawaiian Islands* Dec. 27Honolulu *Hawaiian Islands* Dec. 27. Red cds as struck on unpaid mail, with red crayon "12", on cover to Portsmouth, N.H., clear "San Francisco Cal. 16" cds and large "SHIP" with separately struck "12" handstamp; sailing lists suggest this may have gone on the Restless which arrived in San Francisco on January 15, 1855, though the Honolulu departure date of December 25th makes this problematical; minor soiling, otherwise Very Fine, ex Ostheimer III

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2142, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Jan. 24, Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Jan. 24Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Jan. 24. Red cds on white envelope to Bridgeport, Conn. with beautiful strike of large "PAID 8 SHIP" handstamp of San Francisco with matching Feb. 16 datestamp. This probably went on the ship Hermione which sailed January 27, 1855, Extremely Fine, outstanding usage

E. 1,000-1,500
1,400
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2143, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Feb. 25, Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Feb. 25Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Feb. 25. Red cds on cover to McEwensville, Pa., red "San Francisco Cal. 5 Apr." cds with matching "6" handstamp and "PAID". This letter left on the E.L. Frost, reaching San Francisco March 15, 1855, too late to catch the then normal March 16 sailing - it was held over until the next sailing, April 5th. The rate marking however, is in error - it should have been an "8." Although the rates changed April 1st, technically this cover was in the S.F. office before the change. More significantly, this new rate wasn't known in Hawaii until May 17 according to Meyer-Harris, and covers are known which appear to have been considered paid at the pre-Apr. 1st rate; cover with wear and light toning, address faded and has been retraced, Fine appearance, unusual usage, ex Harris, Ostheimer III

E. 400-500
450
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2144°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2144, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Apr. 22, Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Apr. 22Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Apr. 22. Red cds on quintuple rate cover to Newark, N.J. with blue ms. "32" and pencil "32c." This was mailed by R.C. Wylie, Minister of Foreign Relations for the Kingdom who addition to franking this at bottom noted the weight, "2-1/2 oz"; partly clear "San Francisco Cal. 16 May" cds with matching "PAID" handstamp, Very Fine. Although undated, it can be argued from sailing dates that this went on the Vaquero, which sailed on April 23, 1855 and arrived in San Francisco on May 10th, but by then the new April 1 rates were in effect - the charge for this cover should have been 52c. If the year is correct however, then the paid hs was for recognition of part payment

E. 1,000-1,250
1,000
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2145, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu *Hawaiian Islands.* May 17, Honolulu *Hawaiian Islands.* May 17Honolulu *Hawaiian Islands.* May 17. Neat red cds on folded cover to Newark, N.J. with matching "PAID." in oval and red crayon "12" written within, clear "San Francisco Cal. 16 Jun." cds with "PAID 12" handstamp. Sent by R.C. Wyllie, Minister of Foreign Relations and franked by him at lower left, this left on the Archibald Gracie, arriving in San Francisco June 7, 1855; cover with edge soiling, Fine, rare handstamp

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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2146°
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2146, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsPAID 31, PAID 31PAID 31. Red oval of Honolulu with ms. rate written over red crayon "35" on 1855 tissue envelope to Ramsgate, England, black "San Francisco Cal. 30 Jun." cds and matching "PAID" hs, red "3" credit and orange red London receiver, blue Ramsgate backstamp; 31c included the 24c rate to England + 5c West Coast surcharge + 2c ship captain's fee; light soiling, Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2147, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* July 3, Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* July 3Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* July 3. Red cds on cover to Newark, N.J. from R.C. Wyllie, matching "PAID. 32" in oval with rate in red crayon, for triple weight letter ("1oz-1/2" written in corner), bold "San Francisco Cal. 1 Aug." cds and matching "PAID" handstamp. This left on the ship Yankee, reaching San Francisco on July 28, 1855, the original letter tells of Kamehameha's July 1, 1855 dissolution of parliament, Fine and rare

E. 1,500-2,000
2,000
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2148, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Mar. 4, Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Mar. 4Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Mar. 4. Cds in red on 1856 folded cover from Robert G. Davis to his brother William H. in San Leandro, California, endorsed Yankee and postmarked "San Francisco Cal. 21 Mar." cds with matching "PAID" and "5"; age spots and small tear at bottom otherwise Fine. Captain William Heath Davis was a pioneer, along with Nathan and Jonathan Winship, in the sandalwood trade; on July 12, 1812, they signed a contract with Kamehameha, giving them a 10 year monopoly on the exportation of sandalwood and cotton from the king's dominions

E. 400-500
400
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2149, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* June 27, Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* June 27Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* June 27. Red cds and red crayon "12" on buff cover to Paterson, N.J., red "San Francisco Cal. 20 Jul. 1857" cds, minor wear at top, Fine

E. 400-500
400
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2150, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Sep. 26, Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Sep. 26Honolulu *U.S. Postage Paid* Sep. 26. Red cds on light buff cover to Farmington, Maine, which also bears a strike of "Honolulu *Hawaiian-Islands* Sep. 26" cds to indicate U.S. postage unpaid - a rare instance of an error by the postmaster; matching "PAID 12" in oval, clear "San Francisco Cal. 20 Oct." black cds with matching "PAID 12" handstamp; small stain at top left edge, still Very Fine, ex Ostheimer III

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2151, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu *Hawaiian-Islands* Dec. 27, Honolulu *Hawaiian-Islands* Dec. 27Honolulu *Hawaiian-Islands* Dec. 27. Bold red cds on cover to the Reverend Luther Halsey Gulick at Ascension Island, docketing indicates this was sent by Samuel C. Damon; cover with toning at right and tiny erosion at bottom right, still Fine, very rare

E. 1,000-1,500
1,800
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2152, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu U.S. Postage Paid Dec. 8, Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Dec. 8Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Dec. 8. Neat red cds on cloth-lined double rate cover to Paterson, N.J. with red "San Francisco Cal. Paid Jan. 5, 1858" and matching "22", pencil "22" at left probably written by Honolulu office, some edge toning, Fine

E. 500-600
400
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2153, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu Hawaiian-Islands Jan. 8, Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Jan. 8Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Jan. 8. Red cds on cover to the Reverend Luther Halsey Gulick, "Ascension Micronesia" who had been born in Honolulu in 1828, the son of Third Company missionaries Peter Gulick and his wife Fanny Hinckley. He left Hawaii in 1852 with his wife for Ponape in the Caroline Islands. The docketing, "Mr. Clark - Feb. 7/58" may refer to Alvah Clarke, whose sister Ann Eliza married Orramel Hinkley Gulick; Fine and rare destination, the red datestamp represents 5c Hawaiian postage paid

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2154, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu Hawaiian-Islands Jan. 12, Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Jan. 12Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Jan. 12. Clear red cds on unpaid cover to Parsippany, N.J. "Per `Morning Star'", bold "San Francisco Cal. 12 Mar. 5, 1858" cds in black; minor soiling, otherwise Very Fine

E. 600-800
1,200
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2155, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu U.S. Postage Paid Oct. 7, Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Oct. 7Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Oct. 7. Neat red cds on small white envelope to Bangor, Maine, red "San Francisco Cal. 12 Paid Nov. 5, 1858" cds, Very Fine

E. 500-600
675
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2156, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu U.S. Postage Paid Dec, Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid DecHonolulu U.S. Postage Paid Dec. 1 Bold red cds on 1858 folded letter to Swift & Allen of New Bedford, Mass. from marine insurance underwriters Krull & Moll, which includes an invoice for "735 dried & salted bullock hides", address panel with merchant's fancy oval in blue and red "San Francisco Cal. 12 Paid Jan 5, 1859" cds, ms. endorsement for the Frances Palmer and "Steamer via Panama," with docketing indicating receipt on Jan. 29th, Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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2157°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2157, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsCustom House Lahaina Maui, Custom House Lahaina MauiCustom House Lahaina Maui. Negative seal, in blue, with illustration of full-rigged ship in center, clear strike on front only to the Reverend Richard Armstrong, a member of the Fifth Company of missionaries, as President of the Board of Education in Honolulu, ms. "Official" written over marking, pencil docketing at left: "Jan. 9/1860"; tiny erosion hole just below "President", Fine, the earliest recorded use of this well-known marking. Cornelius Bartow, the Lahaina postmaster, had earlier requested a regular mail canceler. In a follow-up letter to the postmaster-general, he wrote: "Did you order a stamp for the department of this place? It seems to me very necessary, as I am now compelled to use the Custom House seal." Ex Richards

E. 2,000-2,500
7,000
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2158, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu U.S. Postage Paid Apr. 25, Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Apr. 25Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Apr. 25. Bold red cds on dull yellow cover to Edgartown, Mass., red "San Francisco Cal. 12 Paid May 21, 1860" cds, bit reduced at left, and small insect erosion including small nick at right edge, neither affecting address or markings

E. 200-250
160
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2159, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu Hawaiian-Islands Jul. 17, Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Jul. 17Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Jul. 17. Red cds on unpaid buff cover to Secret Ravine, California, clear "San Francisco Cal. Aug. 8, 1861" black cds with matching "SHIP" handstamp with "5" rate in blue crayon; minor stains, Fine

E. 400-500
450
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2160, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu Hawaiian-Islands Sep. 24, Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Sep. 24Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Sep. 24. Red cds on unpaid orange cover to "Nevada. Sierra County Cal." with "San Francisco Cal. Oct. 10, 1861" double circle datestamp and bold "SHIP 5" - 3c + 2c ship fee, showing the anomaly of letters mailed after Apr. 1, 1855 from the port of entry over distances less than 3,000 miles costing less than if the letter was delivered at the port (6c); small edge flaws, Fine appearance. Despite the incorrect county name, this appears to have reached Nevada City without confusion

E. 750-1,000
600
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2161, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsCollectors Office Hilo, Hawaii, Collectors Office Hilo, HawaiiCollectors Office Hilo, Hawaii. Oval handstamp with ornament, in homemade brown ink, on unsealed cover from the Reverend David Lyman to his son in Kau, ms. endorsement "Business of Interior D.B.L." at bottom left; small bleach mark at top left from removal of stain, Fine and very scarce. A member of the Fifth Company, in 1836 Mr. Lyman established the Hilo Boys' Boarding School and was its active principal until his resignation in 1874

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2162, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsLahaina Hawaiian-Islands Dec. 8, Lahaina Hawaiian-Islands Dec. 8Lahaina Hawaiian-Islands Dec. 8. Bold cds in olive green on large buff cover to Warren Goodale as Collector General of Customs in Honolulu, shortly before he resigned to join the U.S. Army, effective December 31, 1863, ms. "Free P.H.T." (P.H. Treadway), bit reduced at left, far from markings and address, Very Fine and rare, unlisted in American Stampless Cover Catalog. In addition to his duties as postmaster, Treadway was sheriff and Collector of Customs. Ex Twigg-Smith

E. 500-600
1,350
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Lahaina Hawaiian Islands Dec. 20. Clear cds in olive green on large buff cover to Warren Goodale as Collector General of Customs in Honolulu, free frank of P.H. Treadway ("Free P.H.T.") at top left, opened irregularly at right (can easily be trimmed), Fine and rare, unlisted in American Stampless Cover Catalog

E. 500-600
400
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2164, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu Hawaiian-Islands Feb. 13, Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Feb. 13Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Feb. 13. Bold cds in black on unpaid cover to San Francisco, "San Francisco Cal. Mar. 6, 1864" double circle and "SHIP 4" handstamp - double drop rate as required on ship letters after June 30, 1863; light soiling, Fine

E. 500-750
500
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Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2165, Hawaiian Postal MarkingsHonolulu Hawaiian-Islands Dec. 2, Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Dec. 2Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Dec. 2. Clear cds on 1867 cover to New Bedford, Mass., small "San Francisco Cal. Jan. 4" cds with "8" handstamp and matching "SHIP" handstamp, on back is a red oval handstamp of Walker & Allen, shipping merchants. This was carried by the brigantine Fire Fly - the 8c represents double the 3c domestic rate as required on private ship mail + 2c ship captain's fee; Very Fine

E. 500-750
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