VERY FINE. A SPECTACULAR HAWAII-UNITED STATES MIXED FRANKING -- LISTED IN THE GREGORY CENSUS AS THE ONLY USED MULTIPLE OF THE 5-CENT "INTERISLAND" ISSUE ON COVER.
This was carried on the American bark Cambridge to San Francisco, departing Honolulu May 19, 1866 and arriving June 10. From San Francisco the cover was carried east in the overland mail. The sender affixed the Hawaii pair in an attempt to prepay the 5c Hawaiian and 5c U.S. postage. The 5c 1861 Issue stamp was added either in Honolulu or San Francisco. Of the 11 covers with Hawaii No. 22 recorded in the Gregory census, this is the only one with a pair. We record no used pairs off cover either.
Illustrated in Gregory Hawaii Foreign Mail to 1870, Volume II on p. 201. Ex Tows, Baker, Risvold and Walske
VERY FINE. A REMARKABLY FRESH COVER TO THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE WITH A THREE-COLOR 1861 ISSUE FRANKING PAYING THE 45-CENT RATE BY BRITISH MAIL VIA SOUTHAMPTON.
The Cunarder Persia departed from New York on August 23, 1864, arriving at Queenstown on September 2 (the London datestamp was applied the following day).
Ex Knapp (lot label affixed)