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Sale 1191 — United States and CSA Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 25 October, 2018

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*A buyer’s premium of 18% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — Hawaii

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2371, Hawaii, "Sandwich Islands, Port of Lahaina, April the 26th 1845". Dateline on folded letter to Willet N.Y., two-page letter from Oronde Beardsley to his father, much of content seems to be taken up with his asking why his father hasn't written, sender spent time on vessels as a gunner's mate and spent two months in Hawaii, red Providence R.I. circular datestamp and "SHIP" handstamp, manuscript "12" rate, some slight soiling and minor edgewear, Very Fine

E. 300-400
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2372, HawaiiHonolulu*Hawaiian-Islands*May 11, Honolulu*Hawaiian-Islands*May 11Honolulu*Hawaiian-Islands*May 11. Bold strike of red circular datestamp on 1852 cover to Mr. William Spencer in New London Conn., "San Francisco Cal. 15 Jun." circular datestamp, with original 1852-dated contents with letter written in two directions to maximize content while minimizing weight (handwritten transcript accompanies), fascinating contents includes 130-day trip to Hawaii etc., small piece out at bottom left, some edgewear and soiling, still Very Fine, carried on the Hawaiian schooner Maria, which departed Honolulu May 12 with a stop at Lahaina, it arrived in San Francisco May 15

E. 200-300
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2373, HawaiiHonolulu*Hawaiian-Islands*May 5, Honolulu*Hawaiian-Islands*May 5Honolulu*Hawaiian-Islands*May 5. Red circular datestamp on 1855 buff cover to Mr. Leo Eraus (?) in Perrysville Md., "SHIP" and "12" handstamps, "San Francisco Cal. 1 Jun." circular datestamp, with 1855-dated enclosure, Very Fine, carried on the American bark Yankee, which departed Honolulu at 11 am on May 5 and arrived in San Francisco May 22

E. 200-300
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