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The 1853 Issue Five Cent Covers


59 - Jan 24 to Staples Ranch with #5

Hawaii Scott No. 5, the 5 Boston Engraved Issue, on cover postmarked at Honolulu on January 24, 1859, and sent with United States postage collect to Staples Ranch, California. This cover is #38 in the census.


Hono. Date Hono. cds type SF Date SF cds type Ship Transit Dates Reference Notes
1853
1. Jul. 3 236.11 I
3-3
Aug. 2 5-1 Boston 7/4-8/2 Caspary, lot 29; Philatelic Foundation File; Pietsch (Shreve 9/96), lot 1011 Collect w/Scott No. 5 and bisect US 12 No. 17 w/stamped "12" and m/s "SHIP" to Rev. John Sessions, Albany, NY; next Panama stmr departed SF on Aug. 16
2. Aug. 16 236.11 I
3-3
Sep. 10 5-1 305 307 Zoe 8/16-9/9 Taylor(Heiman #187, lot 688); Philatelic Foundation File; Apfelbaum Jan. '73, lot 1227 Collect w/Scott No. 5 to Isabella Schofield, SF, w/black SF clamshell; earliest use of SF stamped "SHIP" on Hawaiian mail
3. Oct. 8 236.11 I
3-3
Nov. 1 5 305-12 Amphitrite 10/9-10/28 Philatelic Foundation File; Siegel #333, lot 1307 Collect w/Scott No. 5 to Osgood, Indianapolis; SF cds dtd. on stmr departure from SF
1854
4. Oct. 3 236.11 I
3-3
Oct. 28 5-1 305-7 E.L. Frost 10/4-10/28 Philatelic Foundation File Collect w/Scott No. 5 to Silas Smith, Utah w/"SHIP" and "7" on turned cover
1855
5. Feb. 10 236.11 I
3-3
Mar. 16 5-1 305-12 Vaquero 2/13-3/ Philatelic Foundation File; Bermuda 1, lot 1514; Advertiser (Siegel #769), lot 78 Collect w/Scott No. 5 w/red Jupiter cancel and "SHIP/12" to Lyons, Williams College; Philatelic Foundation declined opinion STET
6. Mar. 19 236.11 I
3-3
Apr. 16 4 307 Frances Palmer 3/19-4/16 Philatelic Foundation; Harris I, lot 70; Siegel #774, lot 1190 Collect w/Scott No. 5 and SF clamshell 6 to Gates, Sacramento
7. Apr. 11 236.11 II - - Fanny Major
4/12-5/2
Bennett #297. lot 3312 Collect w/Scott No. 5 to Speirs, Salt Lake City w/"5" and "SHIP" but no SF cds
8. Apr. 16 236.11 II 236.05 I
5-1
May 1 5-1 305-12 Stmr. Sea Bird 4/16-4/30 Tows, lot 262; Siegel #397, lot 473; Philatelic Foundation File; Ishikawa (Sotheby Park Bernet 11/80), lot 73; Wolffers #104, lot 1476; Sotheby #4925-S, lot 354; Perkins 6/83, lot 542; Aldrich #40, lot 111 Collect w/Scott No. 5 to Wm. Knowles, Cape Cod, Mass.; originated on an outer island; stamped "SHIP" and "12"; SF cds dtd. on stmr departure for Panama
9. - - ? 5 Pons Aeli 5/12-6/6 Philatelic Foundation File Collect w/Scott No. 5 on turned cover w/stamped "SHIP" and "DUE" w/"2" m/s to Whitney, Utah; no Hono. marks; dateline May 9, 1855, recv'd dkt July 21, 1855
10. Jul. 3 236.11 II
5-3
Aug. 1 5-1 305-12 Yankee 7/3-7/28 Green, lot 249; Ashbrook notes; Harris II, lot 85; Philatelic Foundation File Collect w/Scott No. 5 to Darrow, New London w/"SHIP" and "12"; SF cds dtd. on stmr departure for Panama
11. Aug. 11 236.05 I
9-5
Sep. 20 5-1 Willimantic 8/13-9/17 Kelleher #592, lot 4536 Prepaid w/Scott No. 5 and US 3 No. 11(x4) to Wrentham, Mass.; SF cds dtd. on stmr departure for Panama
12. Oct. 13 236.11 II
5-3
Nov. 1 5-1 305-12 Flying Dart 10/13-11/12 Harris II, lot 86; MH, fig. 11; Philatelic Foundation File; Harmer, Rooke 2/26/58, lot 280; Rust (Siegel #681), lot 581; Advertiser (Siegel #769), lot 80 Collect w/Scott No. 5 and SHIP 12 to Gilbert Amidan, Westford, Conn.; Philatelic Foundation declined opinion; SF cds dtd. on stmr departure for Panama
13. Oct. 13 236.11 II
5-3
Nov. 1 5-1 305-12 Flying Dart 10/13-11/12 Wolffers #59, lot 588; Philatelic Foundation File; Leavitt Pacific '97, p. 41 Collect w/Scott No. 5 and "SHIP" and "12" to Henry Ruele, Preston City, Conn.; SF cds dtd. on stmr departure for Panama
14. Nov. 5 236.11 II Dec. 1 5-1 Yankee 11/3-11/19 HR Harmer Jul.23, 2003, lot 105 Collect w/Scott No. 5 to Speirs, Salt Lake City, Utah with SHIP and 5 for U.S. overland rate to Utah
15. - - Jan. 5 5-1 Agate 12/10-12/27 Seybold; Philatelic Foundation File; Barkhausen (H.R. Harmer 11/7/55), lot 349; Ashbrook notes Prepaid w/Scott No. 5 on US 10 U18a to Rodman, New Bedford w/"D.C. Waterman 11 Dec/55" m/s; mailed on board; SF cds dtd. on stmr departure for Panama
16. Dec. 28 236.05 II
10
Jan. 21 5-1 Yankee 1/3-1/17 Seybold, lot 506; West, lot 436; MH, fig. 15; Harris I, lot 74; Krug; Siegel #679, lot 424; Advertiser (Siegel #769), lot 90 Prepaid w/Scott Nos. 5 and 6 w/US 12 No. 17 pasted over the Scott No. 5 dated at Hilo 12/23/55 to W.R. Post, Sag Harbor; SF cds dtd. on stmr departure for Panama
1856
17. Mar. 15 236.05 II
10
Apr. 21 4 335 I Fanny Major 3/20-4/12 Caspary lot 47 Prepaid w/Scott Nos. 5 and 6 and "PAID 12" to Coan, New Bedford; SF cds dtd. on stmr departure for Panama
18. May 1 236.05 II
10
May 21 4 Yankee 5/3-5/20 Advertiser (Siegel #769), lot 82 Prepaid w/Scott No. 5 and US 10 No. 15 and 12 No. 17 to Coan, New Bedford; SF cds dtd. on stmr departure for Panama
19. May 24 236.05 III
11
Jun. 20 4 Fanny Major 5/27-6/16 Gibson, lot 92; MH, fig. 16; Harris II, lot 90; Fox 5/11/55, lot 699; Siegel #679, lot 425 Prepaid w/Scott Nos. 5 and 6 and US 12 No. 17 to Pitman, Boston; SF cds dtd. on stmr departure for Panama
20. May 24 236.05 III
11
Jun. 20 4 Fanny Major 5/27-6/16 H.J. Crocker; Advertiser (Siegel #769), lot 87 Prepaid w/Scott Nos. 5 and 6 w/US 12 No. 17 to Coan, Bridgeport, Conn.; SF cds dtd. on stmr departure for Panama
21. Jul. 5 236.11 III Aug. 1 5-1 Yankee 7/5-7/24 HR Harmer Jul.23, 2003, lot 105 Collect w/Scott No. 5 to Speirs, Salt Lake City, Utah with SHIP and 5 for U.S. overland rate to Utah
22. Jul. 5 236.05 III
11
Aug. 3 4 Yankee 7/5-7/24 Siegel #679, lot 423, #700, lot 201 and #706, lot 201; Superb 12/89, lot 787; Advertiser (Siegel #769), lot 84 Prepaid w/Scott No. 5 and US No. 17 to Marcia Smith, Burcam Co., Pa.; Sonora sailed from SF for Panama Aug. 5
23. Jul. 26 236.05 III
11
Sep. 5 4 Fanny Major 7/26-8/25 H.J. Crocker; Siegel 10/7/57, lot 390 and #316, lot 50; Kelleher #583, lot 1145; Pietsch (Shreve 9/96), lot 1020 Prepaid w/Scott No. 5 and US No. 17 pasted over Scott No. 6 to Coan, Bridgeport, fwd to New Haven
24. Jul. 31 236.05 III
11
Sep. 5 4 336 Frances Palmer 7/31-8/24 1856 file Prepaid w/Scott No. 5 and U.S. No. 17 to Croswell, Farmington Falls, Me.; SF cds dtd. on stmr departure for Panama
25. Aug. __ 236.11 III Oct. 3 - Vaquero
8/25-9/21
Harmer Shau 1/05, lot 948 Collect w/Scott No. 5 (uncancelled, upside down) to Holden, Salem, OT, w/ms Hilo July 18th, 1856, SHIP and 5; certificate (unspecified) states no opinion on usage.
26. Sep. 4 236.05 III
11
Oct. 5 4 Yankee 9/4-9/21 Gibson, lot 91; Harris II, lot 88; MH, fig. 10; Advertiser (Siegel #769), lot 81 Prepaid w/Scott No. 5(pair) and US No. 17(pair) to Archer, Miss. w/"32" m/s; Golden Gate sailed from SF for Panama Oct. 6
27. Oct. 8 236.05 III
11
Nov. 1 4 Frances Palmer 10/9-10/25 Caspary, lot 26 Prepaid w/Scott No. 5 and US No. 17 to Coan, New Haven; Sonora sailed from SF for Panama Nov. 5
28. Oct. 18 236.11 III
7
Nov. 20 8-6 Fanny Major 10/21-11/19 Advertiser (Siegel #769), lot 79 Official (free) ltr w/Scott No. 5 to Commissioner of Pensions, Wash., D.C. w/SF "FREE" cds; SF cds dtd. on stmr departure for Panama
29. Dec. 6 236.05 III
11
Jan. 5 4 L.P. Foster 12/6-12/22 Adutt (Morgenthau 6/26/23), lot 162; Ashbrook notes; Tows, lot 96; Baker (Siegel #526) lot 226; Siegel #615, lot 640 Prepaid w/Scott No. 5 and US No. 17 to Munson Coan, New Haven, Conn.; SF cds dtd. on stmr departure for Panama
30. Dec. 8 236.05 III
11
Jan. 5 4 Frances Palmer 12/8-12/22 Caspary lot 27; Letters of Gold, p. 75; SGibbons 4/80, lot 10674 Prepaid w/Scott No. 5 and US No. 17 to Mary Hastings, South Hadley, Mass.; SF cds dtd. on stmr departure for Panama
31. Dec. 8 236.05 III
11
Jan. 5 4 Frances Palmer 12/8-12/22 Caspary lot 28 Prepaid w/Scott No. 5 and US No. 17 to Coan, Yale College; SF cds dtd. on stmr departure for Panama
32. Dec. 8 236.11 III
7
Jan. 5 4 305-12 Frances Palmer 12/8-12/22 Siegel #316, lot 49; Siegel #679, lot 422 Collect w/Scott No. 5 w/"SHIP" and "12" to Leonard, New Bedford, Mass.; SF cds dtd. on stmr departure for Panama
1857
33. Jan. 7 236.05 III
11
Feb. 5 ? E.L. Frost 1/7-1/31 Seybold, lot 502 (no photo) Prepaid w/Scott No. 5 and US 12 No. 17 to New Haven; SF cds dtd. on stmr departure for Panama
34. May 21 236.05 III
11
Jun. 20 4 Yankee 5/21-6/7 Harris II, lot 87; Krug; Rust (Siegel #681, lot 590); Ashbrook One Cent, p. 260; Philatelic Foundation File Prepaid w/Scott No. 5 and US No. 17 to Murrau, Natchez, Miss.; SF cds dtd. on stmr departure for Panama
35. May 21 236.05 III
11
Jun. 20 4 Yankee 5/21-6/7 Advertiser (Siegel #769), lot 83 Prepaid w/Scott No. 5 and US 1(pair) US Scott No. 7 and 10 US Scott No. 15 to Lyons, Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.; SF cds dtd. on stmr departure for Panama
36. May 21 236.05 III
11
Jun. 20 4 Yankee 5/21-6/7 Morgenthau 6/26/15, lot 86; Ashbrook notes; Brook; Knapp, lot 2049; SGibbons (Haas), 4/80, lot 10675 Prepaid w/Scott No. 5 and US 3c No. 26 to Mary Hastings, South Hadley, Mass.; SF cds dtd. on stmr departure for Panama
37. ? 242.03 Oct. 5 11-1 Fanny Major 8/31-9/24 Knapp, lot 2040; Tows, lot 263; Philatelic Foundation File; Kelleher #585, lot 1786; Advertiser (Siegel #769), lot 88; Siegel #789, lot 618 Prepaid w/Scott Nos. 5 and 6 to McClung, Virginia; SF cds dtd. on stmr departure for Panama
1858
1859
38. Jan. 21 243.03 Feb. 14 13 305-5 Yankee 1/21-2/12 Burrus, lot 4; Philatelic Foundation File; Kaufman 11/28/78, lot 210 Collect w/Scott No. 5 cover front to Staples Ranch, Cal. w/"SHIP" and "5" stamped
1860
39. Oct. 27 242.03 Nov. 16 13
(530)
Yankee
10/27-11/12
Siegel #824, lot 451 Prepaid piece w/Scott No. 5 and US 12 No. 17

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