Incoming Mail from the Hawaiian Islands


Oct25_65_Type3
OCT 25, 1866 (based on steamer sailing date), Type 3, cancel applied at SFPO upon receipt.
3c rate period, to NY. 5c U.S. postage pays 3c domestic rate plus 2c ship fee.
5c Hawaiian postage pays Hawaiian inter-island rate.
Mixed franking with the Hawaii 5c Kamehameha and U.S. 2c and 3c 1861-63 issues.


Jun7_65_Type3
JUN 7, 1867 (based on steamer sailing date), Type 3, cancel applied at SFPO upon receipt.
3c rate period, to Nebraska Territory. 5c U.S. postage pays 3c domestic rate plus 2c ship fee.
Hawaiian postage paid in cash in Honolulu.


Jun26_62_Type2
JUN 26, 1863 YEAR ERROR (on piece) Type 2, cancel applied at SFPO upon receipt.
Despite the clear 1862 date in the SF postmark, the cover was actually mailed in 1863. No Honolulu to SF sailing supports the 1862 date, but an 1863 sailing matches perfectly.
This is not the only time the year date in these SF DCDS postmarks has been proven wrong.
Special thanks to scott312@earthlink.net for help in this area (see below).

Unkown destination but several years earlier than above use, with 10c cross-country rate.
12c U.S. postage pays 10c domestic rate plus 2c ship fee. Hawaiian postage paid in cash in Honolulu.



May31_62_Type1
MAY 31, 1861 Type 1, cancel applied at SFPO upon receipt.
Strip of four 3c stamps applied on back of envelope.
12c U.S. postage pays 10c domestic rate plus 2c ship fee. Hawaiian postage paid in cash in Honolulu.



1861_Stamp_Type2
Type 2 on 1861 Hawaiian Kamehameha III Issue (used in 1862 or later, cancelled at SFPO)


1865_Stamp_Type3
Type 3 on 1865 Hawaiian Numeral Issue (cancelled at SFPO)


Once again I would like to put a "plug" in for the best Hawaiian philatelic reference site on the internet, there is extremely useful information in this area at this site and it helped me get this page corrected. Stamps & Postal History of 19th Century Hawaii


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