Lot 3024Hawaii, 1853, 13¢ dark red, thick white paper, margins large to just touching frameline at lower left, rich color, tied by red "Honolulu, U. S. Postage Paid, Dec 6" cds on orange buff cover to Athens, Tenn., in combination with U.S. 1851, 12¢ black (17), margins ample to just into outer frameline, tied by neat "San Francisco, Cal., Jan 5" cds, Very Fine; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 6 $32,500.
A EARLY THIRD TREATY PERIOD MIXED FRANKING WITH HAWAIIAN 1853 13¢ KAMEHAMEHA III ISSUE OVERPAYING THE NEW 5¢ RATE AFTER THE APRIL 1855 RATE CHANGE.
This letter was carried on the American brig "Agate", leaving Honolulu on the 10th of December and arriving in San Francisco on December 27, 1855. It was then sent for the east coast and postmarked on January 5th.