Lot 341John Neill, Machinist, Lock and Gun Smith. Also, Sewing Machines and Materials. Honolulu, H.I., advertising card across top and billboard ads on back for six different advertisers, including H. I. Nolte (coffee and billiard saloon), Challamel & Co. (wine importers), M. McInerny (shoes and clothing), S. K. Rawson (watchmaker, with illustration of pocket watch), C. E. Williams (furniture) and Dillingham & Co. (hardware), each with street address in Honolulu, on yellow cover bearing 2¢ vermilion (31) vertical strip of three, top and bottom stamps wrapped over edge and tied through perfs by cross-roads cancels to Samuel Smith, San Francisco Cal., red "San Francisco, Paid All, Jul 19" foreign mail cds, reverse docketed "John Neill, Ansd. July 31, 1873"; barely reduced at left, Very Fine.
Peters-Uota No. JN-BB-1 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
ONE OF THE MOST STRIKING OF THE FEW BILLBOARD ADVERTISING COVERS KNOWN FROM HAWAII.
The two examples of this John Neil advertising cover with the billboard ad on reverse we have recorded:
1. 1873 Jul. 31, Honolulu to Samuel Hill, San Francisco Cal. bearing 2c #31 strip of three.
2. Nov. 21, Honolulu to Samuel Hill, San Francisco Cal. bearing 6c #33, ex-Norbeck, Pietsch, Twigg-Smith (real. $4,025).