Sale 1216 — The Ambassador J. William Middendorf II Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 25 February, 2020

Category — Hawaii: Stampless Covers and Missionary Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
218
c
Sale 1216, Lot 218, Hawaii: Stampless Covers and Missionary Issues“Honolulu, February 28/44”. Dateline on folded letter from Brewer & Co. to James Hunnewell in Boston via Mazatlan, Vera Cruz and New York, sender’s route directive “Via Mexico”, mostly clear strike of “FRANCO EN/VERACRUZ.” two-line handstamp on back, entered U.S. post office with red “New-York Ship Jun. 23” circular datestamp, blue manuscript “39-1/2” double rate (37-1/2c postage plus 2c ship fee), June 25 receipt docketing, file folds, Very Fine, carried on the Hawaiian schooner Hooikaika, which sailed from Honolulu on Feb. 28, 1844, only five covers recorded with the two-line “FRANCO EN/VERACRUZ.” handstamp, Gregory census eastbound no. 42, ex Golden

E. 1,500-2,000
2,900