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Sale 769 — The Honolulu Advertiser Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 7 November, 1995

Category — Hawaiian Steam Service

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2225°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2225, Hawaiian Steam Service30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Centered to left, tied by two targets on triple-rate Sept. 24, 1867 folded letter from Hackfeld & Co. of Honolulu to San Francisco, postmarked "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Sep. 25" in red, and sent Pr. Str. Idaho, the first contract steamer to leave Honolulu, oval handstamp on back, "FORWARDED BY/H. HACKFELD & CO./HONOLULU H.I." who note in the letter that a number of drafts are enclosed, in addition to a separate package of books, all to be sent on the Idaho, which sailed on September 26, 1867

A UNITED STATES 30c 1861 ISSUE COVER SENT ON THE INAUGURAL SAILING OF CONTRACT MAIL SERVICE FROM HAWAII

The California, Oregon and Mexico Steamship Co. began their steamship mail contract operation with the U.S. Post Office Department on September 5, 1867, when the Idaho sailed from San Francisco. Inauguration day for the service from Honolulu was September 26th, when mail was brought on board the Idaho for the return trip to San Francisco. Postmarked the day before, rated "30" (triple the new 10c rate to the U.S.) in red crayon with the 30c stamp placed over it, this cover was among those letters and packages which made this historic first trip; clear "San Francisco Cal. Oct. 8" double-circle and cogwheel duplex, though the clerk chose to cancel the 30c separately, unusually detailed docketing documents sailing dates and confirms its presence on the Idaho; some minor wear and toning, neither affecting stamp or markings, Very Fine usage - a fantastic "First Day" cover, superbly documented and surely unique with the 30c 1861

E. 6,000-8,000
8,500
2226°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2226, Hawaiian Steam Service10c Dark Green (68a), 10c Dark Green (68a)10c Dark Green (68a). Mostly wide margins, tied by cork cancel on cover to Pembroke, Maine with red oval "HAWAIIAN/STEAM/SERVICE" and bold red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Dec. 10" cds, partial San Francisco cds; cover skillfully repaired including small edge tears and back of cover reattached, Very Fine appearance, with Ashbrook notes and signature on back

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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2227°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2227, Hawaiian Steam Service10c Blue Green (68a), 10c Blue Green (68a)10c Blue Green (68a). Cork cancel and tied by "San Francisco Cal. Nov. 18" cds on contract mail cover from Hawaii to North Dartmouth, Mass., red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Nov. 2" cds and clear "HAWAIIAN/STEAM/SERVICE" red oval applied in San Francisco, cover reduced at right and skillfully "extended", Fine appearance, very scarce

E. 500-600
900
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2228°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2228, Hawaiian Steam Service10c Green (68), 10c Green (68)10c Green (68). Tied by circle of wedges on 3c Pink on Buff entire (U59) to Springfield, Vermont, black "Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Nov. 13" cds and light red "HAWAIIAN/STEAM/SERVICE" oval, edge stains and small tears, Very Good-Fine. Though the 3c was unnecessary, the sender may have been under the impression this was paying the 2c ship fee - no longer required with the introduction of steam service in September 1867

E. 600-800
600
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2229°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2229, Hawaiian Steam Service10c Green, F. Grill (96), 10c Green, F. Grill (96)10c Green, F. Grill (96). Centered to bottom, tied by circle of wedges on cover to Springfield, Vermont, black "Honolulu Hawaiian-Islands Aug. 7" cds and magenta "HAWAIIAN/STEAM/SERVICE" oval, on back is a blue "Wailuku Post Office Hawaiian Islands Aug. 2, 1869" double oval datestamp, clear "San Francisco Cal. Aug. 10" cds with docketing at left; cover with small edge tears, Fine, very rare with the Wailuku oval

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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2230°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2230, Hawaiian Steam Service5c Blue (32), 5c Blue (32)5c Blue (32). Tied by bold three-ring target on cover with United States 1861 10c Green (68) canceled by San Francisco circle of wedges duplex on cream cover to Richmond, Va., bold red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Dec. 10" cds and red "HAWAIIAN/STEAM/SERVICE" oval handstamp, clear "San Francisco Cal. Dec. 24" with cork cancel, pencil "1867" at top and original enclosure dated Dec. 8, 1867, Very Fine, early use of the steam service marking

E. 3,000-4,000
6,250
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2231°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2231, Hawaiian Steam Service5c Blue (32), 5c Blue (32)5c Blue (32). Tied by faint cork cancel and additional San Francisco circle of wedges on yellow cover with United States 1868 10c Green, E. Grill (89) to Reading, Michigan, incorrectly struck black "Honolulu Hawaiian Islands Aug. 7" cds (for unpaid postage) and red oval "HAWAIIAN/STEAM/SERVICE" handstamp, clear "San Francisco Cal. Aug. 19" cds, sealed opening tears at top, Fine and attractive, ex Knapp

E. 2,000-2,500
2,400
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2232°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2232, Hawaiian Steam Service5c Blue (32), 5c Blue (32)5c Blue (32). Tied by "San Francisco Cal. Mar. 29" cds, no other cancel, on yellow cover to Philadelphia, Pa., with United States 1868 10c Green, E. Grill (89) tied by circle of wedges, red "HAWAIIAN/STEAM/SERVICE" oval handstamp, ms. "ships letter" in corner, blue Philadelphia receiver on back. Because of the absence of Hawaiian markings, this may have been handed directly to the postal clerk on his way to deliver the mail to the ship; light soiling, 5c with sealed tear at top left corner, Fine appearance, signed Ashbrook

E. 600-800
1,100
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2233°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2233, Hawaiian Steam Service5c Blue (32), 5c Blue (32)5c Blue (32). Tied by 7-bar grid with United States 1861 10c Dark Green (68a) tied by odd cork cancel on small oblong cover to San Francisco, red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Aug. 29," cds and brown red "HAWAIIAN/STEAM/SERVICE" oval, red "San Francisco Paid All Sep. 13" cds, 5c with tiny margin creasing from placement at edge, still Very Fine

E. 2,500-3,500
2,800
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2234°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2234, Hawaiian Steam Service5c Blue (32), 5c Blue (32)5c Blue (32). Tied by bold seven-bar grid on yellow cover with United States 5c Brown (76) to New London, Conn., latter also tied by fancy circle of arrows and red oval "HAWAIIAN/STEAM/SERVICE" handstamp, red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Aug. 29," cds and San Francisco cds; cover slightly reduced at right, a second U.S. 5c was originally to the right of 5c Kamehameha, Fine appearance

E. 600-800
800
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2235°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 2235, Hawaiian Steam Service5c Blue (32), 5c Blue (32)5c Blue (32). Horizontal pair, each with target cancel, on double-rate cover to San Francisco with United States 1868 10c Green, E. Grill (89) horizontal pair canceled with uncharacteristic pen strokes (which show through on the inside - confirming they belong), partial "San Francisco Cal. Dec. 17" cds, clear "HAWAIIAN/STEAM/SERVICE" in magenta oval, pencil "30" at lower left; minor toning, ink smear from address, cover with corner nick behind right 5c, otherwise Fine, very scarce example of a double rate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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