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::: Registered Cover Log to 1890 :::

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This inventory attempts to log every example of registered mail sent abroad from Hawaii before December 31, 1890. After 1890, philatelic influence on registered covers increases the number of surviving covers to an unmanageable size. Please E-mail (scott312@earthlink.net) me if you can add covers to this list.


Honolulu Date San Francisco Date Source Notes
1. Jun. 25, 1872 Jul. 20, 1872 Alevizos auction #15; 79 PHJ 5, p. 43, Burt; PF71142 Scott No. 33 and US 10 (x2) addressed to Francis Greenwell, Durham, England; bears a straightline REGISTERED mark (Reg. SL #1); 15 U.S. registration fee plus 6 for rate from the United States to Great Britain, underpaid 1.
2. Sep. 25, 1872 Oct. 8, 1872 79 PHJ 5, p. 42, Burt; Wolffers #95, lot 453 Scott No. 33 and US 12 #117 and 2 #146 addressed to Francis Greenwell, Durham, England; bears a straightline REGISTERED mark (Reg. SL #1) and S.F. registered mark (Mahoney type 504); 15 U.S. registration fee plus 6 for rate from the United States to Great Britain, underpaid 7.
3. Feb. 25, 1875 Mar. 21, 1875 79 PHJ 5, p. 47, Burt; Advertiser lot 3264 Scott No. 33 (pair) and US #157 and #159 (6 and 2 stamps for double weight Convention rate plus 8 U.S. registration fee) addressed to Henry Whitney, Jr., Amherst, Mass.; bears a straightline REGISTERED mark (Reg. SL #2) and S.F. registered mark (Mahoney type 504).
4. Jun. 10, 1875 Jul. 10, 1875 Tows, lot 137; Siegel #333, lot 1309 and #383, lot 374; Advertiser lot 3265 Scott No. 33 and pair US 7 # 160 (U.S. 8 registered fee plus 6 Great Britain rate at the time of mailing) on rebacked cover front to Rawlins, Kent, England; bears a straightline REGISTERED mark (Reg. SL #2) and S.F. registered mark (Mahoney type 504).
5. Jun. 30, 1875 Jul. 13, 1875 Herst #179; Fifield 1/60, lot 2020; 79 PHJ 5, p. 49, Burt; Aall (Siegel #805, lot 441) Scott No. 33 and pair US 7 No. 160 (U.S. 8 registered fee plus 6 Great Britain rate at the time of mailing) on cover front to Rawlins, Deptford, England; bears a straightline REGISTERED mark (Reg. SL #2) and S.F. registered mark (Mahoney type 505). The Herst sale photo shows a U.S. 1 stamp right of the Scott 33 but it did not originate and was removed before the sale of the Aall Collection.
6. August 23, 1875 - File copy Scott No. 34 and US 10 No. 161 to W.F. Seebeck, New York City; cover bears a straightline REGISTERED mark; the red wax seal of the Hawaiian Postmaster General seals the envelope.
7. September __, 1875 - Fifield 1/60, lot 2018; PF 32466 Scott No. 33 and US 6 No. 159 to Rawlins, England; cover bears a straightline REGISTERED mark. Query: why does this cover have only 6?
8. Sept. 29, 1875 ? file record Scott No. 44 on UPSS 6 addressed to Capt. G. W. Williams with type 273.01
9. Jul. 31, 1876 - 79 PHJ 5, p. 48, Burt; Tows, lot 141; Siegel #383, lot 375 and #397, lot 521; Advertiser lot 3266 Scott No. 33 and US 15 No.163 (U.S. 10 registered fee plus 5 G.P.U. rate to England) on rebacked cover front to Rawlins, Deptford, England; bears a straightline REGISTERED mark (Reg. SL #1).
10. Jan. 1, 1877 Jan. 11, 1877 Ashbrook notes; Knapp II, lot 2517; Tows, lot 138; Siegel #449, lot 293 Scott No. 36 and pair US 10 No. 163 (double weight, but the U.S. 10 registration fee was charged per letter not weight so overpaid 10) to Fitzsimmons, Reading, Mich.; bears a straightline REGISTERED mark (Reg. SL #1).
11. Apr. 25, 1877 May 6, 1877 Siegel #789, lot 645 Scott No. 36 and US 5 (pair) No. 179 (double weight) to Fitzsimmons, Reading, Mich.; bears a straightline REGISTERED mark (Reg. SL #1).
12. Jun. 22, 1877 Jul. 25, 1877 79 PHJ 5, p. 50, Burt Stampless (perhaps treated as free official mail) to John Wilson, Clerk of the Probate Court, Kansas City, Missouri; bears a straightline REGISTERED mark (Reg. SL #1) and S.F. registered mark (Mahoney type 509).
13. Mar. 4, 1879 Mar. 21, 1879 79 PHJ 5, p. 50, Burt Scott No. 34 and US 10 (triple weight letter plus U.S. registration fee) addressed to James Hunnewell, Boston, Mass.; bears a straightline REGISTERED mark (Reg. SL #3) and S.F. registered mark (Mahoney type 509).
14. Dec. 2, 1879 Dec. 24, 1879 Gibson (Ward 12); Advertiser lot 3278 Scott No. 34 and pair US 5 No. 185 (triple weight letter plus U.S. registration fee) addressed to DuBois, U.S. Mint, Philadelphia; bears a straightline REGISTERED mark (Reg. SL #3) and S.F. registered mark (Mahoney type 509).
15. Oct. 22, 1881 Nov. 2, 1881 80 PHJ 1, p. 28, Burt; Norbeck (IvyShreve&Mader 10/93), lot 2131; Champion (Shreve 6/6/97), lot 147 Scott No. 34 (x5) and US 10 (15 times the Convention Rate plus U.S. 10 registration fee) addressed to James Hunnewell, Boston, Mass.; bears a straightline REGISTERED mark (Reg. SL #4) (JWS 9-8) and S.F. registered mark (Mahoney type 509).
16. Mar. 29, 1882 Apr. 18, 1882 File photo Scott Nos. 30, 35 and 36 (5 letter rate and 10 UPU registry fee) addressed to Johnson, San Francisco; bears a straightline REGISTERED mark (Reg. SL #4) (JWS 9-8) and red manuscript "823"; earliest registered cover under the UPU rates.
17. Nov. 20, 1882 ? Champion (Shreve 6/6/97), lot 361 Scott No 41 (x2) (20 double letter rate and 10 registry rate) addressed to Germany; stamped "p. German Closed Mail"; earliest known use of Scott No. 41.
18. Nov. 22, 1882 Dec. 1, 1882 eBay image Missing stamps, to Halifax, Nova Scotia with postmark type 235.12 (red) and MH#702; earliest known use of MH#702. A Scott No. 35 is affixed to the cover but may have been added later.
19. Mar. 10, 1883 ? 80 PHJ 1, p. 31, Burt Scott Nos. 30, 32, 35, 40 and 42, to Cincinnati with postmark type 235.12 (red) and MH#702.
20. Apr. 19, 1883 Apr. 28, 1883 File photo Scott No. 40 (x2) [a third is missing] addressed to Madeira; bears NY registry label and MH#702; earliest known use of postmark type 273.01.
21. Jul. 30, 1883 ? Champion (Shreve 6/6/97), lot 185 Scott No. 40 (x2) addressed to Germany with postmark type 273.01, MH#702 and manuscript 2984.
22. Aug. 16, 1883 ? Pietsch (Shreve 9/96, lot 1350) Scott Nos. 39 and 41 addressed to Germany with postmark type 235.12 (red), "Registered per 'Discovery'" manuscript, stamped 8154 and NY registry label.
23. Feb. 13, 1884 Feb. 22, 1884 80 PHJ 1, p. 31, Burt; Pietsch (Shreve 9/96, lot 1351) Scott No. 39 and 40 addressed to Fall, SF, with postmark type 273.01, a straightline REGISTERED mark (Reg. SL #4) (JWS #9-8), MH 702 and a manuscript 4451.
24. Jan. 15, 1885 Jan. 22, 1885 File photo Scott No. 40 (x3) addressed to Hanover, Germany, with postmark type 273.01, NY registry label, MH #702 and manuscript "7373"; Heyman Bros. merchant mark on back.
25. Apr. 30, 1885 May 8, 1885 File photo Scott No. 40 (x4) on legal size cover addressed to Cooper, SF with "On Postal Service" and "BUREAU OF/GENERAL POST OFFICE,/HAWAII." inscription, with postmark type 273.01, MH #702 and manuscript 8472.
26. Apr. 11, 1886 ? File photo Scott No. 39 and 44 (pair) addressed to Germany with MH #702 and NY registry label; postmark type 281.01
27. Aug. 16, 1886 Aug. 21, 1886 file copy UPSS 9 and Scott Nos. 31a and 45 addressed to Hanover, Germany with type 281.01
28. May 7, 1887 ? 80 PHJ 1, p. 31, Burt; Advertiser, lot 3553 Scott Nos. 39 and 44 (pair) addressed to Germany with MH No. 702 and NY registry label; postmark type 281.01.
29. Jun. 12, 1887 ? Champion (Shreve 6/6/97), lot 332 Stampless official mail addressed to Copenhagen, Denmark, postmarked with type 281.01 and marked with MH#702, stamped 6616 and 17818, NY registry label and Hawaiian Postal Service and Bureau of/General Post Office,/Honolulu, H.I. imprints with stamped Rebuts/ Registered Letters and manuscript "Dead" preceding "Registered."
30. Aug. 29, 1887 ? Ishikawa (SPB 11/18/80), lot 391 Scott Nos. 44 and 47 addressed to England, postmarked with type 281.01 and MH 702
31. Oct. 3, 1888 Oct. 23, 1888 File photo Scott Nos. 39 and 41 address to New Hampshire with type 281.01, MH# 702 and stamped 12027 and 8974.
32. Nov. 15, 1888 Nov. 24, 1888 Image file Scott No. 39 on UPSS 11 (PS-19), to Pernambuca, Brazil, postmarked with type 281.01, MH#702, stamped 12539 and 16308, NY registry label; Brazilian registry marks.
33. Jun. 1, 1889 Jun. 8, 1889 File photo Scott Nos. 41 and 45 on UPSS10 addressed to Norway postmarked with type 281.01, MH#702, stamped 14928 and 19397, NY registry label.
34. Oct. 22, 1889 Nov. 1, 1889 File photo Scott Nos. 39 (pair plus single) and 44 addressed to Austria postmarked with type 281.01, MH#702, NY registry label and stamped 12201 and 16512 and blue Paia 282.013 dtd 10/18/89.
35. Dec. 19, 1889 ? File photo Scott No. 47 addressed to Austria postmarked with type 281.01 and MH#702 and stamped 17412 and 12962; NY registry label.
36. Feb. 6, 1890 Feb. 16, 1890 Siegel #316, lot 513 Scott No. 34 (pair) addressed to Germany with postmark type 281.01, MH#702, NY registry label and stamped 17943 and 11192; a philatelic cover.
37. Jun. 6, 1890 ? Champion (Shreve 6/6/97), lot 186 Scott Nos. 39 (x3) and 44 addressed to Germany with postmark type 281.01, MH#702, stamped 847 and 14071 and NY registry label.
38. Jul. 28, 1890 Aug. 8, 1890 80 PHJ 1, p. 34, Burt; Advertiser, lot 3552 Scott Nos. 39 and 44(x2) addressed to Germany with postmark type 281.01, MH#702, NY registry label and stamped "14877."
39. Aug. 1, 1890 ? Advertiser, lot 3547 Scott No. 39 (x3) addressed to NY with postmark type 231.72, MH#702 and stamped 1473 and 14878.
40. Nov. 15, 1890 Nov. 22, 1890 File photo Scott No. 47 addressed to Germany with NY registry label, postmark type 281.01, MH#702 and stamped 2642 and 10923.

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