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Hawaii - Postal History

Lots 2107-2116 Lots 2117-2119

Lot 2107    

Hawaii, 1846-1854, Reverend Dwight Baldwin in Lahaina, Maui, group of 5 letters and covers to Rev. Baldwin in Lahaina, Maui including 1846 (Jul. 7) from Capt. J.A. Bailey Jr. endorsed received per Ship Canada Apr. 4th 1847; 1848 (Jun. 22) Auburn N.Y. from Mary Oliphant received July 1849, etc., F.-V.F.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Dwight Baldwin (1798-1886) was an American Christian missionary and physician on Maui, one of the Hawaiian Islands, during the Kingdom of Hawaii. One of his sons, Henry Perrine Baldwin (1842-1911) married Emily Whitney Alexander in 1869 and co-founded with Samuel Thomas Alexander the partnership of Alexander & Baldwin, one of the "Big Five" corporations that dominated Hawaii's economy in the early 20th century.

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Realized: $675

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Lot 2108

Hawaii, 1847 Minister of Finance Report, printed six page report "Read Before His Majesty to the Hawaiian Legislative, April 28th, 1847.", gives an overview of Hawaii's finances, some interesting comments regarding California and Tahiti, printed by Charles E. Hitchcock in Honolulu, Very Fine (photo on web site).
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $170

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Lot 2109    

Hawaii, 1861 (May 10) Rosebank, Oahu Wyllie Letter to San Francisco Cal., gray cover signed "R.C. Wyllie" at bottom left with red "Honolulu, Hawaiian-Islands, May 10" foreign mail cds, endorsed "Paid" at top left, black "San Francisco, Cal. Jun 4, 1861" cds and light "Ship 6" due handstamp, red Royal Crown "Ministry of Foreign Affairs" wax flap seal, original ALS letter signed "R.C. Wyllie" on Official Royal Seal embossed stationery datelined "Rosebank, Oahi, 13 May 1861" letter concerning response to query of woman if related to her father was also a Wyllie, also original enclosed calling card "Mr. Robert C. Wyllie, Minister of Foreign Relations" and manuscript "& Secretary at War, Rosebank 13th May 1861"; cover tear and toning, F.-V.F. and rare Wyllie use with ALS letter and calling card.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

Robert Crichton Wyllie (1798-1865) was a Scottish physician and businessman. He also served two decades as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Kingdom of Hawaii from 1845 to 1865.

Realized: $2,000

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Lot 2110

Hawaii, 1874 Colonel Moehonua Lunch Invitation, 5½x3" printed card addressed to Archibald S. Cleghorn for a luncheon on November 26, 1874, Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

William Luther Moehonua in 1873 was given the rank of Major in the royal guard of King Lunalilo and later in command of 'Iolani Barracks. He was elected to the Legislature of the Hawaiian Kingdom of 1874 as a representative for Oahu. On April 27, 1874 he was promoted to rank of Colonel and then on October 31st, just before this luncheon, he was appointed Minister of the Interior.

Realized: $160

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Lot 2111

Hawaii, 1879 Currency Series American Banknote Co. Proofs, set of five reprinted in 1995 on heavy card stock, includes original folder, Very Fine.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $200

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Lot 2112    

Hawaii, 1883 (Oct. 21) Pomeroy, Washington Territory to Portland Ore. forwarded to Honolulu and Sydney, cover bearing U.S. 2¢ red brown (210), nat. s.e., tied by violet circular grid cancel, matching "Pomeroy, Wash. Ter., Oct 21" cds to Portland Ore. (11.1 backstamp), purple "Not Known / by / Letter Carrier" three-line handstamp, forwarded to Hawaii with Seattle (1.8) transit backstamp, red "Honolulu, Advertised, Dec 1" cds, forwarded to Sydney, New South Wales with red "Honolulu H.I., Paid All, Feb 25" cds and Hawaii 12¢ black (36) tied by target cancel, red manuscript. "12 cts paid by F.H. Hayselden" endorsement at left, Sydney (3.15) arrival backstamp, "Advertised, Unclaimed" framed handstamp, forwarded to West Maitland and eventually returned to the United States, triangle "Dead Letter Office,Dec 12-84" backstamp and purple "Return to Writer" hand handstamp; some wear and light soiling, Fine and rare combination use.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

AN EXCEPTIONAL UNITED STATES - HAWAII COMBINATION USE FORWARDED TO NEW SOUTH WALES.

Born in England, Frederick H. Hayselden had emigrated to Hawaii in 1868 to embark upon a remarkably varied career, in which he was employed at one time or another during the reign of Kalakaua as Secretary of the Board of Health, the Sheriff of Maui, and the Manager of the Pacific Commercial Advertiser newspaper, and he was later appointed Sheriff of Lanai by Liliuokalani.

Realized: $4,750

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Lot 2113    

Hawaii, 1891 (Nov. 20) Gravenhage, Netherlands to Honolulu, Hawaii, 5c blue green entire bearing Netherlands, 5c blue and 15c orange tied by "44" lozenge cancels, matching bold "Gravenhage, 20 Nov 91" double-circle; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine and scarce use from the Netherlands.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $600

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Lot 2114    

Hawaii, COLLECT. 2 CENTS., bold purple strike on incoming U.S. 2¢ Grant (UY1m) message postal card cancelled by "New York, Aug 22 '96" duplex to Kahului, Maui, bold "5/Ctms/T" due handstamp, San Francisco (8.27) transit, printed message from Koch & Co. concerning receipt of their catalogs, Very Fine and unusual use on an incoming postal reply card.
Meyer-Harris No. unlisted    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $300

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Lot 2115    

Hawaii, 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    $400 - 600.

THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE J.D. SPRECKELS & BROS. "S.S. MOANA" STRAIGHTLINE SHIP HANDSTAMP.

Realized: $400

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Lot 2116    

Hawaii, Fumigation Covers, 1899-1900, group of 10 covers; includes seven interisland and three to the U.S. west coast, mostly Honolulu commercial usages with interisland usages bearing corner cards including "Charles J. Falk, Member Honolulu Stock Exchange" (2), "Hawaiian Gazette Company", "Castle & Cooke, Ltd." (2) and "Benson, Smith & Co.", two cover with disinfection punch holes at each corner and others with corner slits, one postmarked "Apr 30, 1900" on the last day of fumigation with apparent fumigation treatment, two to San Francisco (Scott 82 franking) with one with "Theo H. Davies & Co. Ltd." corner card on backflap, and one with double 5¢ franking (82) to Seattle, Wash. with corner disinfection slits, F.-V.F. or better.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

The bubonic plague has spread from Hong Kong to Hawaii in the latter part of 1899 and quickly broke out in Chinatown in Honolulu. Because of the outbreak, fumigation was required on all mail from December of 1899 until April 30, 1900.

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Realized: $650

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