Sale 2Completed: June 8, 2024

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Lots 1446—1452


  • Lot 1446

    R. Coady & Co., Shipping & Commission Merchants, Robinson's Wharf, Honolulu, Sandwich Islands., embossed blue embossed corner card on 1856 orange cover to Tunkhannock Pa., partial strike of red "Honolulu * U.S. Postage Paid * Sep 4" foreign mail cds (Gregory HON US28 III), carried by American Bark Yankee from Honolulu Sep. 4th to San Francisco arriving Sep. 21st, "San Francisco, Cal. 6 Oct" cds and light strike of red "PAID 12" straightline for 10¢ postage for over 3,000 miles plus 2¢ ship fee, then by PMSS Golden Gate from San Francisco Oct. 6th to Panama arriving Oct. 20th, sent across the Isthmus to catch USMSS Illinois departing Aspinwall Oct. 20th to New York arriving Oct. 28th; some edge wear, Very Fine.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $7,500 - 10,000.


    Richard Coady was a Honolulu ship chandler and commission merchant. He was a Honolulu agent for the Regular Despatch Line ("RDL"). In 1852, Coady and others started what was called the Regular Packet Line to provide more regularity in shipping between Honolulu and San Francisco. This effort failed after a few weeks but was revived in January 1855 as the Regular Despatch Line. Coady and H. T. Fitch were agents on the Honolulu side and G. B. Post was agent on the San Francisco side.

    The San Francisco "Paid 12" straightline was struck in black until changed to red in April 1856.

    Stampless letters could be sent fully paid in the Third Treaty Period, as shown by this

    1855 letter. The sender handed cash to the Honolulu post office to pay United States postage. The United States received payment when the letter was processed at the San Francisco post office and the account maintained there by the Honolulu post office was charged with the amount of postage.
  • Lot 1447

    1900 (Mar. 20) Honolulu, Hawaii Plague Disinfected Cover to New York N.Y., sent unpaid and marked for postage due with ten U.S. postage due (J39) strips precanceled with "New York, P" ovals applied on reverse at New York; "Honolulu H.I. Mar 20 1900" duplex during the bubonic plague epidemic, the corners of the envelope were clipped and it was fumigated with sulfur fumes; the Honolulu post office applied the "T 45 / CENTIMES" and penciled "50" over the "45" for 10¢ postage due, New York "U.S. Charge to Collect / 20 Cents" handstamp (10¢ postage plus 10¢ penalty) that was charged on arrival at New York City; cover open on three sides for diplay, small flaws, Very Fine and rare Hawaiian dinfected cover, ex-Pietsch .

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $400 - 600.
  • Lot 1448

    1866, King Kamehameha V, 5¢ blue, rich color, tied by two strikes of three-ring patent cancel, red "Honolulu, Hawaii, Oct 15" cds on cover to Copenhagen N.Y., bold red "San Francisco, Paid All, Oct 22" foreign mail cds, Very Fine and attractive.

    Scott No. 32   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $200 - 300.
  • Lot 1449

    1864, King Kamehameha IV, 2¢ rose vermilion, canceled by bold letter "H" cancel (lettH-14, 1R) , matching "Honolulu, Hawaiian-Islands, Feb 20" cds on 1869 blue cover from the Rev. S.E. Bishop correspondence to Lahainaluna, Maui, Very Fine.

    Scott No. 31   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $200 - 300.
  • Lot 1450

    1864, King Kamehameha IV, 2¢ rose vermilion, virbant color, tied by bold segmented four-ring ring with center dot (centring4-24), matching "Honolulu, Hawaiian-Islands, Mar 28" cds on orange cover from Bond correspondence to Punahou College, Oahu, Very Fine.

    Scott No. 31   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $150 - 200.
  • Lot 1451

    1¢//15¢ Royal Portraits, nine different values including #33, 35, 37, 41, 42, 44, each tied by four-ring target cancel, partial red "Honolulu, Hawaii, Mar 29, 1899" cds with "Registered" R and "A.R." handstamps on large cover to Budapest, Hungary , reverse with San Francisco (4.5) and New York (4.11) transits, New York (FX-NY1) exchange label; small faults, F.-V.F. and scarce registered use to Hungary.

    Scott No. 33//33   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $500 - 750.
  • Lot 1452

    1894, President Sanford B. Dole, 25¢ deep blue, tied by purple four-ring cancel, red "Honolulu, Hawaii, Mar 3, 1894" cds and matching "Registered" R and "A.R." handstamps on cover to Scott Stamp & Coin Co., New York City, Mar. 15th arrival backstamps, Extremely Fine and choice registered use.

    Scott No. 79   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $200 - 300.