Lot 63Honolulu H.I. Apr 3, complete sharp strike of cds on reverse of cover to Berlin, Germany combination franking of 6¢ yellow green (33) tied by patent ring cancel (Gregory ring3-21(patent)) and United States 5¢ blue (179), nat. s.e. at left, tied by "H" cancel duplexed with "San Francisco Cal. Apr 22" cds, Berlin (5.13) arrival backstamp, Very Fine, Rarity 1RR; with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Meyer-Harris No. 234.62 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 64Honolulu, H.I., May 11, clear strike of red cds on circa 1884 cover bearing 5¢ blue (32) pair tied by two strikes of segmented rings cancel to Germany, upon arrival forwarded from Magdeburg to Blankenburg, reverse with New York May, Friedrichsstadt-Magdeburg (6.8) and Blankenburg (6.9) backstamps; no backflap, Very Fine, 1RRR in red.
Meyer-Harris No. 234.62 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
A RARE USE OF THE "HONOLULU, H.I." 234.62 CDS STRUCK IN RED ON FOREIGN MAIL DURING THE UPU PERIOD.
The Honolulu H.I. 234.62 cds is known used on foreign mail during the UPU period in red only for a short time from February 1884 to May 1884.