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13c Hawaiian Missionary strip of three on cover

1851

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

The unique strip of three 13-cent Missionaries, types I-II-I, on this triple rate cover illustrate the arrangement of the two typeset cliches. The stamps received red sugar cane cancellations and a Honolulu February 20, 1852 circular datestamp in addition to the "paid" handstamp and "18" rate manuscript marking. In 1905, a workman salvaged this envelope, written by William Dawson, with other old letters from the charred remains inside a furnace in an abandoned tannery. Sometime before World War II, the stamps were restored and repainted.

Museum ID: 1995.2098.8

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  • Title: 13c Hawaiian Missionary strip of three on cover
  • Date Created: 1851
  • Physical Dimensions: 7.9 x 14 cm
  • Subject Keywords: cover, Kingdom of Hawaii
  • Medium: paper; ink; adhesive

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