Lot 2099Hawaii, "Forwarded by U.S. Consul, Sandwich Islands", manuscript forwarders endorsement on flap of green folded letter datelined "Lahaina Mowee, March 11. 1846" from a whalesman to Messrs. J. Dunbar & Co. at New Bedford Mass., entered U.S. mails with red "New - York, Ship 7cts, Feb 1" cds; vertical file fold lightly toned, a Very Fine and bold marking.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF GILES WALDO'S U.S. CONSUL FORWARDING MARK IN BLACK INK.
Giles Waldo was the United States Vice-Consul at Lahaina in 1846 and used this manuscript mark to indicate he forwarded the letter in his official capacity.
This letter was carried by American Schooner "Niantic" from Honolulu Aug. 17th to New York arriving Feb. 1st 1847.
References: Illustrated as listing example in Fred Gregory's Hawaii Foreign Mail to 1870 on p. III-74, no. 29.
Lot 2100Hawaii, Forwarded by Makee Anthon & Co., Sandwich Islands, red forwarders oval handstamp on reverse of light buff 1850 cover from the Lathrop correspondence Hawaii to Oswego N.Y., light red "San Francisco '40' 20 Feb" cds, docketed as received "Apl 8/50" at top left, manuscript note "Mailed Jan. 25, 1850" on reverse; some light soiling on reverse, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
ONE OF ONLY FIVE RECORDED STRIKES OF THE MAKEE ANTHON & CO. FORWARDERS OVAL.
James Makee arrived in Lahaina in 1843 and set up business with Eli Jones under the name Jones & Makee. Jones left in 1847 and Makee formed a partnership. Makee would later purchase the Haliimaile Plantation in East Maui with Charles Brewer II and founded the Ulupalakua Ranch. This cover is from the correspondence of American Consul Joel Turrill to Stephen H. Lathrop, his Oswego attorney who had taken custody of his daughter for her schooling.
The five recorded strikes are:
1. 1849 Nov. 20, Honolulu to Worcester Mass., ex-Golden
2. 1849 Dec. 30, Honolulu to New Bedford Mass., Gregory fig. 9-7.
3. 1850 Jan. 25, Honolulu to San Francisco Cal., ex-Advertiser, Gregory fig. 9-14.
4. 1850 Jan. 25, Hawaii to New London Conn., the cover offered here.
5. 1850 Jun., Hawaii to Bloomfield N.J. via San Francisco (7.27.1850), ex-Hollowbush, Golden.
Lot 2101Hawaii, Gilman & Co., Lahaina Maui., Hawaiian Islands, colorless embossed oval on flap of buff cover to Capt. Daniel Tinker, care of S.N. West Esgr., New Bedford Mass. bearing 3¢ dull red, type I (25) tied by "New-York Aug 13" cds, manuscript "Lahaina Maui, Sandwich Islands" docketing, pencil "1857" year designation; flap and embossing with hinge mending, F.-V.F., ex-Chase, Krug, Advertiser.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS EMBOSSED GILMAN & CO. LAHAINA FLAP OVAL.
This cover was carried by American ship "Aspasia" from Honolulu April 4th to New York arriving August 12th 1857. It entered the mails the following day with a New York August 13th postmark.
Lot 2102Hawaii, 1857 (Jun. 16) Hong Kong, China to Honolulu, Hawaii via San Francisco, blue folded letter datelined "Hong Kong, 16th June 1857" addressed to L.H. Anthon Esq. at Honolulu in care of Messrs. G.B. Post & Co., San Francisco, endorsed "p Mary Whitridge", red "Jas. Stephenson / Commission Merchant / Hong Kong" framed handstamp (Rowe/Orsetti type 58a), carried by Mary Whitridge that departed Hong Kong June 19th 1857 to San Francisco arriving Aug. 14th 1857, "San Francisco Cal Aug 14 1857" cds and matching "Ship / 6" clamshell rating handstamp and additional "3" cent handstamp overstruck, forwarded by G.B. Post probably on Am. Ship John Land from San Francisco Aug. 22nd to Honolulu arriving Sep. 4th, Very Fine.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS JAS. STEPHENSON, HONG KONG FORWARDER'S FRAMED HANDSTAMP, THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE ON MAIL TO HAWAII.
This San Francisco "3" cent due handstamp is only the second recorded example of this marking on mail to Hawaii.
The Mary Whitridge became one of the most famous of the clippers launched in 1855. She was built in Baltimore, where she was owned by Thomas Whitridge & Co., and was commanded by Captain Robert B. Cheeseborough, also of that port. She was 877 tons, length 168 feet, breadth 34 feet, depth 21 feet. On her first voyage she made the remarkable run of 13 days 7 hours from Cape Charles to the Rock Light, Liverpool. She was engaged for many years in the China trade under the command of Captain Benjamin F. Cutler and bore the reputation of being the finest and fastest ship sailing out of Baltimore.
Lot 2103Hawaii, McRuer & Merrill, Commission Merchants, San Francisco, forwarder's oval on reverse of blue Jul. 17th 1861 folded letter from Bremen, Germany to Honolulu, Hawaii, framed "Bremen, 17 7" postmark and matching "Franco" straightline with blue manuscript "53" sgr. rating, red "Aachen Paid" (7.18) transit with manuscript "120" updated to "140", carried by Cunard Line Africa from Liverpool Jul. 20th to New York arriving Aug. 1st; some erosion in address panel, Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 2104Hawaii, Forwarded by Wm. G. Irwin & Co., Shipping and Commission Merchants, Honolulu, H.I., large fancy red oval handstamp on United States 10¢ Columbian (U351) entire cancelled by "Honolulu H.I." square grid postmark to Messrs. Castle & Cooke Ltd., Honolulu, H.I., endorsed "Per. S.S. 'Maui' " at top left, reverse with red "Welch & Co., San Francisco. Feb 5, 1896" oval handstamp, purple "Forwarded by J.D. Spreckels & Co., San Francisco, Cal." oval handstamp and Honolulu (2.16) arrival duplex, F.-V.F. and scarce use.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2105Hawaii, Forwarded by J.D. Spreckels & Bros. Company, Shipping and Commission Merchants, San Francisco, Cal., large purple oval forwarders backstamp and matching "S.S. MOANA " straightline (Gregory unlisted, 1RRRR) on U.S. 5¢ blue entire cancelled by "Honolulu, H.I." cds to Honolulu, Hawaii, additional purple "Consignee's Letters" handstamp at top left, reverse with partial Honolulu "Jul 29, 1897" duplex arrival; small edge tear, F.-V.F.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE J.D. SPRECKELS & BROS. "S.S. MOANA" STRAIGHTLINE SHIP HANDSTAMP.
Lot 2106Hawaii, Forwarded by Wm. G. Irwin & Co., Shipping and Commission Merchants, Honolulu, H.I., large fancy magenta oval handstamp and matching "Consignees Letter." straightline on cover bearing 2¢ rose lake (76) tied by "San Francisco Cal." oval cancel to Boston Mass. in care of Messrs. Chas. Brewer & Co., San Francisco Paid All (11.18) backstamp and purple "PAQUEBOT" straightline handstamp, forwarded upon arrival to Cohasset Mass. with "Boston Mass. Nov 23, 1897" wavy flag machine cancel also ties 5¢, Cohasset (11.24) arrival backstamp; light edge toning and wear, F.-V.F.
Estimate $500 - 750.