Lot 2112Hawaii, 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.