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Sale 102: The Gary Munson Collection

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1861-63 King Kamehameha IV Issue

Lot 3194    

Hawaii, 1863, 2¢ carmine rose, vertically laid paper, large margins to just in at bottom, canceled with abbreviated manuscript "Mppo 14/11/64" postmark and just tied by lightened pencil docketing on 1864 yellow cover to San Francisco Cal., bold "Honolulu, Hawaiian-Islands, Nov 23" cds, carried by American Bark A.A. Eldridge from Honolulu Nov. 23rd to San Francisco arriving Dec. 7th, "San Francisco Cal. Dec 7, 1864" receiving cds duplexed with cogwheel cancel, bold "SHIP 6" straightline for ship rate to port of arrival, reverse with partial "San Francisco Cal., Advertised, Dec 14" cds circular datestamp; stamp with two tiny tears, cover cleaned and repaired with back reattached, Fine appearance, ex-Honolulu Advertiser, Twigg-Smith; with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 28a    Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

A RARE SINGLE-USE OF THE 1863 2¢ KAMEHAMEHA IV ISSUE ON A COLLECT COVER TO SAN FRANCISCO.

This is a rather unusual use of the 2¢ Kamehameha IV issue as inter-island mail was free until 1864 and the Hawaiian postage for a foreign letter was 5¢ (perhaps difference 3¢ paid in cash). In addition, we can only speculate what the "M.P.P.O." abbreviation refers to, as we are not aware of a corresponding "M.P." Post Office on the Islands.

Realized: $6,250

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