Lot 2653Hawaii, Forwarded by J.D. Spreckels & Bros. Company, Shipping and Commission Merchants, San Francisco, Cal., large purple oval forwarders handstamp and matching "S.S. MOANA" straightline (Gregory unlisted, 1RRRR) on U.S. 5¢ blue entire cancelled by "Honolulu, H.I." cds to Honolulu, Hawaii, additional purple "Consignee's Letters" handstamp at top left, reverse with partial Honolulu "Jul 29, 1897" duplex arrival; small edge tear, F.-V.F.
Estimate $600 - 800.
THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE J.D. SPRECKELS & BROS. "S.S. MOANA" STRAIGHTLINE SHIP HANDSTAMP.