VERY FINE. AN IMPRESSIVE CORNER-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 2-CENT KAMEHAMEHA IV ISSUE ON HORIZONTALLY LAID PAPER.
Ex Haas and Golden. With 1980 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE MIXED-FRANKING COVER WITH THE 1866 5-CENT KAMEHAMEHA V AND UNITED STATES 10-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUES. THIS IS THE EARLIEST OF THE NINE RECORDED 10-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE COVERS FROM HAWAII.
This cover was carried on the American steamer Idaho, which cleared Honolulu on November 27, 1869, and arrived in San Francisco on December 9. Most mail was datestamped on arrival on December 10, but since this was addressed to San Francisco, it must have been processed before mail sent to other destinations by the recently completed Union Pacific railroad line.
Michael Laurence, on page 311 of his outstanding book on the 10c 1869 Issue, records only nine 10c covers from Hawaii. All are used with the Hawaii 5c stamp, No. 32. Only four of these bear single examples of each stamp. Only one other is addressed to San Francisco (ex Golden).
Ex Krug, Rust, Pietsch and Gross. Illustrated in the Gregory book (II-247).
VERY FINE. AN IMPRESSIVE AND UNUSUAL FRANKING USING FOUR UNITED STATES STAMPS TO PAY THE 10-CENT RATE. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE BLACK JACK STAMPS.
This cover was carried on the contract steamship Idaho, which cleared Honolulu on November 2, 1867, and arrived in San Francisco on November 15. This was the first return voyage of the Idaho under contract with the North Pacific Transportation Company. Starting with this trip, mail received the red oval “Hawaiian Steam Service” handstamp. Only two covers carried on this voyage did not receive this marking.
Ex Pietsch and Gross. Illustrated in the Gregory book (II-228). With 1978 P.F. certificate.