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2 Ship Fee On Mail From Hawaii via San Francisco, 1849-1852

49 - Jun 20 SF straightline cover


Why this 1849 cover from Hawaii is rated "40" instead of "42" is explained in a new article entitled
"2 Ship Fee On Mail From Hawaii via San Francisco, 1849-1852"



52 - Feb 21 from Hilo


Why this 1851 cover from Hawaii is rated "6" instead of "8" is also explained



Fred Gregory and Steven Walske teamed up to write "2 Ship Fee On Mail From Hawaii via San Francisco, 1849-1852", found in The Chronicle, Volume 60, No. 1, Whole No. 217, February, 2008. This article explains why the San Francisco Post Office sometimes did and sometimes did not show the United States two cents ship fee on letters sent there from Hawaii and unravels the mysteries of San Francisco rate marks on incoming pre-paid ship letters. The article is richly illustrated by some key covers passing from Hawaii through San Francisco in the early days of the San Francisco Post Office. The Chronicle is the official publication of the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society and is free to members. The article was republished in Western Express, Vol. 58 No. 2, Whole No. 228, June, 2008, p. 37-54. Western Express is the publication of the Western Cover Society, and is free to members. Information about becoming a member of the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society or the Western Cover Society may be found under Societies and Clubs.



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