Lot 3"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 $2,000 - 3,000.
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.