Lot 2155Hawaii, 1894 & 1895 Republic of Hawaii Ribbons, two ribbons, blue 1894 July 4th Sanford B. Dole President, Member of the Constitutional Convention blue ribbon showing Eagle at center with "Hawaii" star, and gold 1895 July 4th Anniversary Day General Committee ribbon; some wear, Fine and scarce pair.
Estimate $300 - 400.
The Republic of Hawaii was the formal name of the nation of Hawaii between July 4th 1894, when the Provisional Government of Hawaii ended, and August 12, 1898, when it was annexed by the United States as a territory of the United States. The Territory of Hawaii was formally established as part of the U.S. on June 14, 1900. After Queen Liliuokalani was overthrown in 1893, the new Republic of Hawaii was led by Sanford B. Dole and Lorrin A. Thurston, who were native-born subjects of the Hawaiian kingdom and speakers of the Hawaiian language, but had strong financial, political, and family ties to the United States.
Lot 2156Hawaii, 1902 Sanford B. Dole Appointment Proclamation, 16x12" document of Sanford B. Dole (1st Governor Territory of Hawaii) appointing E.C. Bond to the Board of Registration of the Big Island of Hawaii, with large red Official Hawaiian Seal; signed by Governor Dole and the Secretary of the Territory Henry Cooper; with original official business letter that the document was sent in; matted and framed, Very Fine.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Lot 2157Hawaii, Governmental Hall "Pass", 1893 printed form on pink laid paper (5½x4¼"), with "Officer of the Day" signature line; fold, Very Fine, very rare.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 2158Hawaii, Coronation Ceremony Royal Invitation, 1883, multicolored Royal Arms on Mantle invitation (205x146mm) in English to Mr. & Mrs. W.H. Bailey, with original royal envelope franked with 1878, 1¢ violet tied by Honolulu target handstamp; cover with light toning and minor edge wear, Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
A WONDERFUL AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ENGLISH VERSION OF THE 1883 ROYAL INVITATION.
On February 12, 1883 one of the most grand and regal events ever witnessed in Hawaii was held at the recently completed Iolani Palace in Honolulu. Nine years to the day after his election as Mo'i, David La'amea Kamanakapu'u Mahinulani Naloiaehuokalani Lumialani Kalakaua was crowned in a majestic coronation ceremony.
Lot 2159Hawaii, (King Kalakaua) Iolani Palace Invitation, 1875 invitation (7¾x5") with colorless embossed royal seal, sent by H.M. Chamberlain E.H. Boyd; usual horizontal folds, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 2160Hawaii, King Kamehameha IV, Medcalf #20, 8¾" x 7¼" lettersheet with embossed black Royal crown monogram imprint and black border; some toning, central fold, F.-V.F., Medcalf $550.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2161Hawaii, (King Lunalilo) Iolani Palace Dinner Invitation, 1873 printed dinner invitation (7x4") with Royal Arms with three ring border imprint, sent by H.M. Chamberlain H.G. Crabbe; horizontal folds, Very Fine and scarce.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 2162Hawaii, (Spanish American War) 1899, 2¢ rose, tied by "Honolulu. H.I., Aug 7, 1899" duplex on cover endorsed "Soldiers Mail, J.M. Graham, 1st Lieut. 19th. Inf." to father General Wm. M. Graham, Brooklyn N.Y., original letter accompanies detailing his travels, shipboard duties, stowaways, deserters, etc. "…In coming into Honolulu Honolulu we passed the Tartar just leaving with Hdqtrs. & two battalions of 19th on board. This morning the Newport left here with the other two companies of this battalion. I was officer of the day on coming in and had a thunder of a job keeping all hands on aboard…went out to Diamond Head in a horse car and saw some of this native small unobtrusive fault bathing where they use the board. On the way back we saw the Palace but did not go in…The Hawaiian band was down and plated all the latest two steps. The have about thirty pieces and are fine…Expect to arrive Manilla 25th or 26th…", a Very Fine Spanish-American war soldier letter.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2163Hawaii, (Transportation) Volcano Stables & Transportation Co., Ltd., transportation voucher for "One Package Not Exceeding 10 Pounds"; light crease and small edge nick, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2164Hawaii, U.S.S. Pensacola Calling Card, printed card (1875 Honolulu, 5½x3½") for dancing to Rear Admiral Almy, Captain Gherardi, and the officers of the "Pensacola", Very Fine.
Estimate $100 - 150.