Lot 491Princess Likelike, Medcalf #5, used 3-7/8" x 4-5/8" envelope with embossed gold crown and hand painted letters (green M, blue L, red C) on flap, addressed to "His Excellency, C.P. Iaukea, His Majesty's Chamberlain", embossed Philp & Solomons, Washington D.C. stationers imprint; some glue toning, small erosion spot on front, F.-V.F., Medcalf $1,800.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
ONE OF ONLY 2 RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS ENVELOPE.
Curtis Piehu Iaukea (1855-1940) was Secretary to the Chamberlain, before his death in 1940, was the last living former Royal Household Officer. He was also the last living Hawaiian who had been awarded, for distinguished service, with one or more Hawaiian Orders.