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GB 1897 SG207a Cover to Honolulu

GB 1897 SG207a Cover to Honolulu
1897 Overseas Mail. Very fine double rate cover to Captain A. Mostyn Field R.N. Post Office, Honolulu, Sandwich Islands (Hawaii). Prepaid by 5d die II "Jubilee" tied by a Sandown/Isle of Wight cds for JU.24.1897. Routed via "San Francisco" with a Honolulu arrival datestamp on reverse for JY.20.1897. A very scarce destination item.
Captain Mostyn Field of the Royal Navy Survey ship HMS Penguin was surveying the islands of the western pacific for the routing of a proposed new telegraphic cable with a secondary objective to deliver the "Funafuti Coral Reef Boring Expedition of the Royal Society" to Funafuti (Vanuatu archipelago) to test Charles Darwins' hypothesis for the formation of coral atolls.

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