VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE MIXED-FRANKING COVER WITH THE 1861 5-CENT KAMEHAMEHA III THIRD PRINTING AND UNITED STATES 1861-63 ISSUE, INCLUDING THE 2-CENT BLACK JACK.
This cover was carried on the American bark D. C. Murray, which cleared Honolulu on October 7, 1865, and arrived in San Francisco on October 27. From there it was carried on the overland mail route from California.
Ex West, Admiral Harris, Krug and Honolulu Advertiser. Illustrated in Gregory book (page II-191). Signed Ashbrook. With 1995 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THREE RECORDED MULTIPLES OF THE 1861 5-CENT KAMEHAMEHA III THIRD PRINTING ON COVER AND THE ONLY ONE USED WITH UNITED STATES STAMPS.
This cover was carried on the American bark Young Hector, which cleared Honolulu on June 26, 1864, and arrived in San Francisco on July 19.
The Gregory census of 1861 5c Third Printing covers lists three with pairs (the largest size multiple known on cover). Of the three, only this cover is a mixed franking with United States stamps. The 5c Kamehameha III pair prepaid the U.S. and Hawaiian postage, and the U.S. stamp was affixed at the Honolulu post office. The practice of applying the U.S. stamp over the Honolulu marking is evidenced by a fair number of covers in this period.
Ex Ostheimer and Honolulu Advertiser. With 1995 P.F. certificate