Lot 2628Hawaii, 1850 (Sep. 10) Lahaina, Hawaii to Copenhagen, Denmark via San Francisco and Boston, gray folded letter datelined "Lahaina, Maui, Sept 10th 1850" written by Royal Danish Consul Ludvig Holberg Anthon to his Aunt Lady Sophie Nelleman, sent to care of Charles Brewer & Co. at Boston, Mass. who forwarded, probably carried by Schooner Gazelle from Lahaina Oct. 31st to San Francisco arriving Oct. 28th, red orange "San Francisco '40' 1 Nov" integral-rate cds for 40¢ rate over 3,000 miles to Boston in care of Charles Brewer & Co. who forwarded it transatlantic privately, red Liverpool Paid (12.23) cds with red ms. "4" pence rating, endorsed "Bremen Steamer", red London Paid (12.24) transit and manuscript "10" debit, blue "K.D.O.P.A. Hamburg" (12.27) transit backstamp; some edge wear, Very Fine.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
THE ONLY RECORDED HONOLULU, HAWAII USE TO DENMARK BY THIS ROUTE VIA SAN FRANCISCO AND BOSTON.
The letter was written by Ludvig Holberg Anthon to his Aunt Lady Sophie Nellemann. Ludvig was the first Danish citizen to settle in Hawaii around late 1839 and operated as a merchant. He became the Royal Danish Consul to Hawaii in 1849. In April 1852, he sold his belongings and left Hawaii for Denmark with his wife, Elisabeth Louise and their two children. However, the following year in December 1853, they returned to Hawaii and he continued as the Danish Consul until they left for good in February 1858.
Current Opening Bid: $6,750
Lot 2629Hawaii, Honolulu * U.S. Postage Paid * Dec 27, perfect sharp strike of cds on circa 1853 orange buff cover to Andover Mass., carried by American Brig Zoe from Honolulu Dec. 29th to San Francisco arriving Jan. 13th, partial "San Francisco Cal. 16 Jan" cds and large "Paid 8 Ship" rating handstamp, Very Fine and choice, ex-Tows.
Gregory No. HON US28 I Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Opening Bid: $240
Lot 2630Hawaii, 1902 Honolulu, Hawaii to Apia, Samoa, 1899, 5¢ Grant entire with Hackfeld & Co. corner card, uprated with 1898, 5¢ blue (281) tied by light "Packet Boat" boxed handstamp, with blue "N.Z. Marine P.O., R.M.S. "Sonoma", 14 Sep, 1902" cds and reverse with "Apia, Samoa, 18.9.02" backstamp, Very Fine, a scarce packetboat usage.
Scott No. U377 Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Opening Bid: $120
Lot 2631Hawaii, 1903 Honolulu, Hawaii to Kobe, Japan, U.S. 1897, 1¢ black on buff postal card uprated with 1898, 1¢ green, reverse with Japanese 1903 New Year's greeting and sender's address in Honolulu, received in Yokohama with purple "Paquebot" boxed handstamp (Hosking 3462) and matching "Yokohama, 6 Jan 1903" cds canceling stamps, Very Fine, a rare packetboat usage of a U.S. postal card from Hawaii.
Scott No. UX14+279 Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Opening Bid: $280