1857 5c Blue, mostly good margins but with faults, uncancelled but offset ties stamp at corner, red HONOLULU US POSTAGE PAID JUL 18 (1860) cds alongside, used with two vertical pairs of US 1857 3c dull red type III, tied by SAN FRANCISCO CAL. AUG 3 1860 cds on cover to Petersburg, Virginia, carried on American bark Frances Palmer then carried overland on Butterfield stage, an extremely unusual franking to prepay US rate, ex Knapp, Krug, „Honolulu Advertiser“ and Gross, signed Ashbrook, cert. Philatelic Foundation
1857 5c Blue, Thin White Wove (8). Full to large margins including right sheet margin, clear at top, tied
by “Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Sep. 8” (1857) circular datestamp, used with United States 1851
12c Black (17), large margins including left interpane margin with centerline, both stamps tied by “San
Francisco Cal. Oct. 5, 1857” circular datestamp on buff cover to J. T. McMurran at Natchez Miss., docketing
indicates sender was Thomas M. Jordan, slight edgewear, Extremely Fine, carried on British bark
Sebastopol (depart Sep. 8, arrive Sep. 29), PMSC Golden Gate left on Oct. 5 but returned with broken shaft,
Golden Age took the Panama mail (depart Oct. 11, arrive Oct. 24), carried to New York on USMSC Star of
the West (depart Oct. 24, arrive Nov 4), signed Ashbrook, ex Krug and Haas…
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