Loading

In 1937, the first U.S. postage stamp featuring a Hawaiian was released in celebration of Hawaii’s status as a U.S. territory, which it became in 1900. The stamp depicts a statue of King Kamehameha I, also known as Kamehameha the Great. He is credited with preserving Hawaii’s independence by building alliances with Pacific colonial powers and bringing the Hawaiian Islands under a single sovereignty. King Kamehameha I established a dynasty that ruled the Hawaiian Islands from approximately 1810 until 1872.

Scott Catalogue USA: 799
mint; perf 10.5 x 11

Museum ID: 1980.2493.2708

Details

  • Title: 3c Hawaii Territory Kamehameha I stamp
  • Date Created: 1937-10-18
  • Medium: unwatermarked paper; ink (violet); adhesive / engraving

Get the app

Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more

Recommended

Google apps