Lot 2547Hawaii, Honolulu * U.S. Postage Paid * Nov 20, complete bold strike of red cds on 1852 buff cover to Capt. William Fitsch at Uncaville Conn., strong strike of blue "San Francisco Cal. 16 Dec." circular datestamp with matching "Paid" and "8" in circle handstamps; some cover wrinkles and wear, Very Fine colorful strikes.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
A RARE HAWAII USE WITH LESS THAN 15 COVERS KNOWN WITH THE SAN FRANCISCO MARKINGS STRUCK IN BLUE.
The Gregory book (Vol. 1, p. 255) notes that blue ink was introduced in the San Francisco office in September 1852, but that the earliest use on Hawaii-related mail is Dec. 1, when some prepaid covers were marked with blue ink and others in black. From Dec. 15, 1852, to Jan. 15, 1853, prepaid covers from Hawaii were marked in blue, while collect covers were marked in black. The exception is Jan. 15, when both collect and prepaid covers were marked in blue.
This cover was carried on the American Brig "Zoe" that departed Honolulu Nov. 22nd 1852 and arrived in San Francisco on Dec. 12th. From there it was carried on the PMSC "Tennessee" that departed Dec. 16th and arrived in Panama on Dec. 31st, then by the USMSC "Illinois" that departed Aspinwall Jan. 2nd 1853 and arrived in New York on Jan. 13th.
Lot 2548Hawaii, "Waikoekoe, Hamakua - Hawaii", original 13"x 20" hand-drawn map from the Great Mahele period by C. J. Lyons dated "Nov. 1853" and framed in beautiful koa wood, accompanied by two Documents Signed "C.J. Lyons" with one headed "Hela 9926 Luhi / Waikoekoe, Hamakua, Hawaii" and other "Helu 9927 Loua / Keaa, Hamakua, Hawaii", each with small land parcel drawings; some folds, F.-V.F.
Estimate $500 - 750.
This map was found in a found in an archive of Davey's Sugar Mill office locked away for over 75 years. C.J. Lyons was Hawaiian Assistant Surveyor under W.D. Alexander and the official surveyor of the Hamakua coast for the Mahele. He assisted in early triangulations on Maui and Hawaii, and later with meteorological problems initiating a Meteorological Service in 1900 and regular rainfall reports.
Lot 2549Hawaii, Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaiian-Islands, Jun 14, red cds with U.S. 12¢ black (69) placed over and tied by cogwheel cancel, additional strike of "Honolulu, U.S. Postage Paid, Jun 14" red cds (Gregory HON US34) at center, endorsed "pr 'Yankee' " at top right, "San Francisco Cal Jul 11, 1862" cds, forwarded upon arrival with partial "Perry Me Aug 7" cds to Pembroke Me., Very Fine, ex-Tows, Harris, Rust.
Gregory No. HON HI35 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
A RARE AND INTERESTING USE OF THE U.S. 12¢ 1861 ISSUE FROM HAWAII SHOWING BOTH HONOLULU CDS TYPES.
The 5¢ Hawaiian postage was paid in cash and the U.S. postage was originally marked unpaid as shown by the "Hawaiian Islands" cds, but then prepaid in cash shown by the "U.S. Postage Paid" cds. Upon arrival in San Francisco the 12¢ 1861 issue tied by San Francisco cogwheel fancy cancel for the 10¢ via Panama rate plus 2¢ ship fee. Cover was carried as endorsed by American bank "Yankee" from Honolulu Jun. 14th to San Francisco arriving Jul. 3rd. Another similar use with the 12¢ 1861 issue also carried on this same sailing was offered in the Golden sale (lot 2209).
Lot 2550Hawaii, 1869 (c. Aug. 29) Green Point N.Y. to Honolulu, Hawaii, cover addressed to Miss Martha A. Chamberlain bearing 10¢ green, grilled (89) cancelled by grid cancel, matching "Green Point N.Y. Aug 29" cds, Very Fine, Very Fine, Cat. $450 on normal cover; with 1997 A.P.S. certificate.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Martha Anne Chamberlain (Jenkins) was daughter of Levi Chamberlain who was Missionary of 2nd Company.
Lot 2551Hawaii, 1893 (Dec. 27) Vienna, Austria to Honolulu, Hawaii, Austria 2kr postal card uprated with Austria 3kr green tied by "Wien, 27 12.93" cds, New York (1.7) transit backstamp and Honolulu (1.20) arrival duplex; slight toning, Fine and scarce incoming use from Austria.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 2552Hawaii, Bark 'R.P. Rithet', purple straightline ship handstamp on U.S. 5c Columbian (U350) entire to F.W. Glade Esq. at Kekaha Sugar Co., Kekaha, Kauai, Hawaii, matching purple "Williams, Dimond & Co., San Francisco, Cal. Jul 10 1894" double-oval backstamp, cancelled with Hawaii four-rings cancel upon arrival, "Honolulu, H.I. Aug 2 1894" duplex backstamp; small opening tear, a Very Fine and scarce use.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2553Hawaii, Collect, 10 Cents., red straightline handstamp on cover bearing U.S. 1¢ ultramarine (246) and two 2¢ pink (248) singles, all tied by "Worcester, Mass. Jan 11 1895" machine cancel on cover to Kohala, Hawaii, bold "25 / CTMS, T" due handstamp equivalent to 5¢, reverse with San Francisco F.D. (1.19) transit and Honolulu (1.27) arrival cds; corner fault and 1¢ small flaws, Very Fine.
Meyer-Harris No. unlisted Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 2554Hawaii, 1896-97 San Francisco, Cal. to Waimea, Kauai, two regsitered covers from correspondence; one a 10¢ Columbian entire uprated with 1¢ Bureau, pair and single and other franked with 2¢ + two pairs of 4¢ Bureau issues, both with San Francisco exchange label (FX-SF1), purple origin and red Honolulu transit cds's; both slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, a scarce pair.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2555Hawaii, 1904 (Dec. 10) Austria postal card to Hawaii with "Dead Letter Bureau" marking, Austria 5h postal card uprated with Austria 5h tied by Dec. 10th 1904 cds to Honolulu, Hawaii, purple "General Delivery, Honolulu, H.I., Jan 6, 1905" cds, red "Feb 25 1905, Unclaimed" two-line handstamp at right, purple framed "Dead Letter Bureau, Mar 9 1905, Honolulu, H.I." framed datestamp at upper right, Very Fine and attractive use.
Estimate $200 - 300.