Lot 1431Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii to Oswego, N.Y. via San Francisco (1.1), 1849 (Dec.), buff cover from U.S. Consul Joel Turrill with "per Steamer" directive, entered the mails with "San Francisco, Cal, Jan 1" circa 1850 cds and boxed "40" pre-statehood rate handstamp; corner nick, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
The San Francisco 18x13mm boxed "40" rate handstamp is recorded used from 2nd March to 9th May, 1850, this usage precedes the first reported usage by two months.
Current Opening Bid: $80
Lot 1432Hawaii, 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." cds with matching "Paid" and "8" in circle handstamps; some cover wrinkles and wear, Very Fine and colorful.
Gregory No. HON US28 I 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 1433Hawaii, Honolulu * U.S. Postage Paid * May 16, clear strike of red cds on buff cover to Blandford Mass. bearing U.S. 3¢ dull red (11A) horizontal pair tied by "San Francisco, Cal., 16 Jun" cds, matching "Paid" handstamp at left; partial flap, F.-V.F.
Gregory No. HON US 28 I Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1434Hawaii, Honolulu * Hawaiian-Islands * Dec, cds on buff cover to New Bedford Mass., bold "San Francisco, Cal. 5 Jan" cds with matching "SHIP" and "12" rating handstamps; couple tiny repaired edge nicks, Very Fine appearance; with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Gregory No. HON HI28 I Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1435Hawaii, Honolulu * U.S. Postage Paid * April 8, red cds on circa 1857 orange buff cover bearing 12¢ black (17), large margins to clear, tied by neat "San Francisco Cal. 5 May" cds to Titus Munson Coan at Yale College in New Haven Conn., carried on the Bark Fanny Major that departed Honolulu Apr. 8th and arrived in San Francisco Apr. 28th; missing part of top flap, reduced at left, stamp with light corner crease at upper right, still Very Fine, ex-Van Dyke, Lehman, Brigham and Golden.
Gregory No. HON US28 III Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1436Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaiian-Islands, Jul 30, red cds on 1859 cover to West Boxford Mass., carried by American Bark Yankee from Honolulu Oct. 31st to San Francisco arriving Jul. 24th, "San Francisco Cal. '12' Sep 5, 1859" integral-due cds, F.-V.F.
Gregory No. HON HI35 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1437Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaiian-Islands, Oct 26, red cds on 1859 cover to San Francisco, carried by American Bark Frances Palmer from Honolulu Oct. 28th to San Francisco arriving Nov. 13th, "San Francisco, Cal. Nov 14, 1859" cds with matching "Ship 6" clamshell due handstamp; light soiling and tiny edge tear, F.-V.F.
Gregory No. HON HI35 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1438Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaiian-Islands, Sep 23, red cds on 1861 legal-size gray cover to New London Conn., endorsed "By 'Yankee' " at top left, carried by American Bark Yankee from Honolulu Sep. 24th to San Francisco arriving Oct. 9th, "San Franciso Cal., Oct 10, 1861" cds and blue crayon "22" cents due rating for two-times the 10¢ transcontinental rate plus 2¢ ship fee, docketed "Geo. W. Brown, Oct/61" at left, Very Fine and scarce.
Gregory No. HON HI35 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 1439Hawaii, 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, Peters.
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 1440Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaiian-Islands, Apr. 3, bold cds in black on 1865 unpaid yellow cover to New Bedford Mass., carried by American Bark Comet from Honolulu Apr. 3rd to San Francisco arriving Apr. 20th, "San Francisco Cal., Apr 21" double-circle transit and blue crayon "14" cents due rating, forwarded to North Falmouth with 3¢ brown red (65) vertical pair, bottom stamp with tear, tied by fancy "C" in Segmented Circle cancel paying the double rate, matching "New Bedford Mass., May 24, 1865" cds at left; cover with minor wear and light creasing at left, Fine and interesting use; with 1981 P.F. certificate.
Gregory No. HON HI35 Estimate $500 - 750.