Lot 345Pioneer Advertising Co., Honolulu H.I., red and green illustrated corner card showing the globe on cover bearing 5¢ blue (82) tied by "Honolulu, H.I. Mar 20, 1900" cds with typewriter address to Los Angeles Cal., clipped corners for Bubonic plague fumigation; reduced slightly at left, Very Fine.
Peters-Uota No. PAC-IL-1 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS REMARKABLE RED AND GREEN ILLUSTRATED ADVERTISING COVER FUMIGATED FOR THE BUBONIC PLAGUE OUTBREAK.
Because of an outbreak of the bubonic plague, fumigation was required on all mail from December of 1899 until April 30, 1900. This cover was mailed near the end of fumigation.