Sale 769 — The Honolulu Advertiser Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 7 November, 1995

Category — 1857-89 Kamehameha III Issues (Scott 8-11)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
122°
c
Sale 769, Lot 122, 1857-89 Kamehameha III Issues (Scott 8-11)1857, 5c Blue, Thin White Wove (8). Large margins to clear at bottom, small part of top left corner clipped and mended with another stamp, used with United States 1857 1c Blue, Ty. V (24, two) and 10c Green, Ty. V (35), red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid [date?]" large cds, all stamps lifted and reaffixed, tied by "San Francisco Cal. (Aug?) 15, 1861" cds on gold, red and blue Eagle & Shield Union patriotic cover, "The Union, it must and shall be preserved" below, addressed to Dubuque, Iowa, from the Zublin correspondence, some light soiling around edges and gum toning around perfs

OF THE FOUR CIVIL WAR PATRIOTICS USED FROM HAWAII THAT WE RECORD, ONLY THIS COVER IS A MIXED FRANKING

Assuming that the San Francisco datestamp reads August 15, 1861 (only the day and year are clear), this cover was probably carried on the Speedwell, which cleared Honolulu on July 22 and arrived in San Francisco on August 14.

Our records contain just three examples of Civil War patriotic stationery used from Hawaii. This is the earliest usage, the only mixed franking, and the only U.S. 1857 Issue franking. The others are: a 12c 1861 on Standing Liberty red and blue patriotic cover postmarked at Honolulu on April 18, 1863; and two small red-and-blue patriotic emblem covers used between islands, each with a 2c Kamehameha IV stamp. Other examples, if any, must be extremely rare.

Ex Matthies, with 1971 P.F. certificate

E. 10,000-15,000
15,000