Lot 14361857 (Jun. 23) London, England to Honolulu, Hawaii, folded letter endorsed "via New York & San Francisco", bearing red "London Paid, 30 Jun 1857" datestamp and red manuscript "1/2½" paid 1s2½d for all transit fees to San Francisco, Very Fine, a scarce letter from England to Hawaii., ex-Winter.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Letter carried across the Atlantic by N.Y. & Havre Line steamer "Arago" from Southampton to New York. U.S. Mail S.S. Co. "Central America" carried it from New York to Aspinwall, and Pacific Mail S.S. Co. "Sonora" carried it from Panama to San Francisco. Eight days after arrival in San Francisco, letter sent privately by San Francisco agent to Honolulu on the sailing vessel "John Land", which arrived in Honolulu on September 4, 1857, 66 days after letter posted in London.