Lot 315A.S. Cleghorn & Co., Honolulu, H.I. Jan 5, 1884, blue double-oval company handstamp on 3¢ green (UX3) to Denmark cancelled with San Francisco circular grid cancel, red "San Francisco Cal. Stm. Ship Jan 22" cds and Copenhagen (2.12) arrival cds; small card flaws, F.-V.F., a very scarce use.
Peters-Uota No. ASCC-HS-1 Estimate $300 - 400.
A.S. Cleghorn (1835-1910) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and in 1851, Cleghorn traveled with his parents to Honolulu, where his father established a dry goods store. His father died within the year, and his mother left for New Zealand, but Archibald remained in Hawaii and continued running the store. His business prospered and he expanded to other islands. With a Hawaiian woman, Elizabeth Lapeka Pauahi Grimes, Cleghorn had three daughters, but later separated. In 1870, Cleghorn became a citizen of the Kingdom of Hawaii and married Princess Miriam K. Likelike, sister of David Kalakaua, on September 22, 1870 at Washington Place. In 1874 Kalakaua became King, and Cleghorn's daughter Princess Victoria Kaiaulani was the heir to the throne of the House of Kalakaua. Cleghorn served in the House of Nobles from 1873 to 1888, and the Privy Council from 1873 to 1891. He acted as the Royal Governor of Oahu in July 1887, and was appointed to succeed Prince Consort John Owen Dominis upon his death in November 1891, serving until February 28, 1893.