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Damon Estate of Hawaii continued...

FAMOUS HAWAIIANS SIGNED DOCUMENTS continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
901 Bernice Pauahi Bishop and Charles R. Bishop 1883 document signed, English language quitclaim deed by Mr. and Mrs. Bishop awarded to Hattie Damon, wife of Samuel M. Damon, a
parcel of land situated at Waikiki-kai, Kona on Oahu, dated December 14,Bernice Pauahi Bishop and Charles R. Bishop 1883 document signed, English language quitclaim deed by Mr. and Mrs. Bishop awarded to Hattie Damon, wife of Samuel M. Damon, a parcel of land situated at Waikiki-kai, Kona on Oahu, dated December 14, 1883 and signed "Bernice P. Bishop" and "Chas. R. Bishop", $1.00 Black revenue (#R3) at top left, very fresh and attractive, very fine; another rare and handsome autographed document of Princess Pauahi and her husband. (photo) (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $3,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
902 Bernice Pauahi Bishop 1883 document signed, Hawaiian language duplicate of a lease for land in Moanalua by Bernice and Charles Bishop to Pauhi, dated November 1, 1883 and signed
B. Pauahi Bishop which S.M Damon signed in his hand for Charles BiBernice Pauahi Bishop 1883 document signed, Hawaiian language duplicate of a lease for land in Moanalua by Bernice and Charles Bishop to Pauhi, dated November 1, 1883 and signed "B. Pauahi Bishop" which S.M Damon signed in his hand for Charles Bishop as his attorney, notarized on the reverse by John H. Paty stating that the original and this duplicate were executed and properly certified before him, fresh and attractive, very fine; it is believed that "Bernice P. Bishop" was the normal signature of Princess Pauahi, however a file of nineteen leases, such as this, were discovered in the Damon Estate files, all executed at the same time, this being at the time of her inheritance of the Kamehameha lands, and all in the same fashion with her signature "B. Pauahi Bishop", since these are all Hawaiian language leases it is quite possible that she signed them this way emphasizing her Hawaiian name; a rare and desirable autograph of Princess Pauahi. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
903 Bernice Pauahi Bishop 1883 document signed, Hawaiian language duplicate of a lease for land in Moanalua by Bernice and Charles Bishop to Kahoohuli, dated November 1, 1883 and signed "B. Pauahi Bishop" which S.M Damon signed in his hand for Charles Bishop as his attorney, notarized on the reverse by John H. Paty stating that the original and this duplicate were executed and properly certified before him, fresh and attractive, very fine; another rare autograph of this famous Hawaiian Princess. Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
904 Bernice Pauahi Bishop documents signed, the remarkable balance of seventeen of the Hawaiian language 1883 duplicate leases for land in Moanalua, granted by Bernice and Charles Bishop to various local residents of the Moanalua valley, all are similar being dated November 1, 1883 and signed "B. Pauahi Bishop" and which S.M Damon signed in his hand for Charles Bishop as his attorney, all have been notarized on the reverse by John H. Paty stating that the original and this duplicate were executed and properly certified before him, few minor document flaws including a couple with small tone spots, most are fresh and attractive, fine-very fine; despite the quantity that are offered here, the sale of the Damon Estate is a once-in-a-lifetime event and each of these documents possesses a rare signature of Princess Pauahi. Est. $5,000-7,500

SOLD for $6,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
905 R6 Charles R. Bishop and Samuel M. Damon 1895 important and unique document signed for the sale of the banking business of Bishop & Co, an agreement between Charles Bishop and S.M.
Damon for Damon to buy the interest of the partnership that existedCharles R. Bishop and Samuel M. Damon 1895 important and unique document signed for the sale of the banking business of Bishop & Co, an agreement between Charles Bishop and S.M. Damon for Damon to buy the interest of the partnership that existed between them known as Bishop & Co., the sales price was $800,000.00 to Bishop from Damon, the stamp duty tax due on this transaction was $4,000.00 at the rate of $5.00 for each $1,000.00 of sales price, for the payment of this a total of 80 of the scarce $50.00 Slate blue and carmine revenue stamps (#R6) were applied in the form of strips of three, four, two strips of five and a strip of nine, plus a block of 54 (9x6), these were applied to the reverse of two pages of the agreement, stamps are cancelled with boxed violet "Cancelled" handstamps, the block is tied by "Paid/Honolulu, H I/May 30 1895" handstamp, normal document folds lightly affect three of the six rows in the block, the strip of three and one strip of five, the document is dated April 4, 1895 and executed in San Francisco, California, signed "Chas. R. Bishop" and "S.M. Damon" and witnessed by J.F. Soper, the Vice and Deputy Hawaiian Consul-General in San Francisco with lovely embossed arms of the Hawaiian Consul-General on red adhesive seal, very fine.Charles Bishop and Samuel Damon were partners in the banking company of Bishop & Co. which became First Hawaiian Bank in Honolulu. The purpose of the transaction was for Charles Bishop to sell his interest as a partner in the bank to his partner Mr. Damon. The partnership was being dissolved in conjunction with this purchase and three auxiliary documents are present including a June 1, 1895 dissolution of partnership and a similar previous 1892 document for the dissolution of a partnership between Charles Bishop, Samuel Damon and John H. Paty doing business as Bishop & Co. This, in effect, was the formation of the co-partnership of Charles Bishop and Samuel Damon doing business by the same name that was now being sold. All have the appropriate signatures of the principals involved. Also includes a legal opinion by attorney Francis Hatch that the $4,000.00 Stamp Duty was applicable, though more excessive than the law had contemplated, and that there might be ways to structure it to reduce the amount but that he recommended for clear bill of sale that the tax be paid.This sale agreement is the largest financial transaction in nineteenth century Hawaii. The resulting document with the payment of $4,000.00 Stamp Duty is the largest amount of Hawaiian revenue stamps to be affixed to any document. Furthermore the block of 54 of the $50.00 Slate blue and carmine is the largest known used multiple of this scarce revenue of which only 3,500 stamps were issued. A marvelous revenue document of great rarity and incredible historical importance. (imagea) (Image) Est. $40,000-50,000

SOLD for $100,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
906 Charles Reed Bishop 1846-48 autograph documents signed, a most interesting pair of accounting booklets for moneys received and expenses, measuring approximately 4 x 6 and all in
Bishops own hand, the earliest of the two has six pages removCharles Reed Bishop 1846-48 autograph documents signed, a most interesting pair of accounting booklets for moneys received and expenses, measuring approximately 4" x 6" and all in Bishop's own hand, the earliest of the two has six pages removed from the front, apparently not relating to accounting or prior to his arriving in Hawaii, the first complete page is headed "Arrived at Honolulu, Oahu/Octr. 12th 1846/Cash on hand $265.00" this journal goes through May 25, 1847, the second picks up from this date and goes to June, 1848, the front and back covers are inscribed "Memorandum Expenses" and on the reverse it is signed "Chas. R. Bishop/Honolulu", everything is listed in these books on which a young man newly arrived in Hawaii needed to spend money, it ranges from the most mundane items as food, clothing and personal items to more substantial expenses as horse and saddle, writing desk, etc., even fireworks, the last pages of the second book have a log of letters written to various individuals, books show wear but very fine for this type of document from this period; Charles Bishop upon arrival in Hawaii started in a job of posting government books, he immediatly became active in business and politics eventually forming a firm that became the First Hawaiian Bank, he was made a noble, life member of upper house of the Legislature and a member of the privy council to four kings and one queen; a most interesting and early set of autographed books that give a picture of both the man and mid-19th century Hawaii. (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $10,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
907 Charles R. Bishop 1890 document signed, English language lengthy trust deed between Charles Bishop and S.M. Damon for several pieces of property in San Francisco owned by Bishop
and put in trust to Damon to manage and sell if necessary, dated DecCharles R. Bishop 1890 document signed, English language lengthy trust deed between Charles Bishop and S.M. Damon for several pieces of property in San Francisco owned by Bishop and put in trust to Damon to manage and sell if necessary, dated December 29, 1890 and signed "Chas. R. Bishop" and "S.M. Damon", some wear to outer cover, nine page document is fresh and very fine. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
908 Charles R. Bishop 1891 document signed, English language power of attorney granted to William F. Allen by Charles Bishop, dated March 11, 1891 and signed "Chas. R. Bishop", notarized in New York, very fine and attractive document. Est. $400-500

SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
909 R4 Charles R. Bishop 1895 document signed, English language lease between Charles Bishop (now residing in San Francisco) and S.M. Damon for a building on Merchant and Kaahumanu streets in Honolulu, $5.00 Vermilion and violet blue revenue (#R4) tied to the front, dated May 7, 1895 and signed "Chas. R. Bishop" and "S.M. Damon", also has an attached form of the Hawaiian Consul-General in San Francisco, signed by "Chas. T. Wilder", the Hawaiian Consul-General and with the large Consul-General adhesive embossed seal of San Francisco, very fine and exceptionally attractive document. Est. $500-750

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
910 Charles R. Bishop 1896 document signed, English language lease between Charles Bishop (now residing in San Francisco) and the Bishop & Co. for the new stone building on Merchant street adjoining bank building of Bishop & Co. in Honolulu, dated October 3, 1896 and signed "Chas. R. Bishop" and the Bishop Co., also has an attached form of the Hawaiian Vice and Deputy Consul-General in San Francisco, signed by "S.F. Soper", the Hawaiian Vice and Deputy Consul-General and with the large gold Consul-General adhesive embossed seal of San Francisco, very fine. Est. $400-500

SOLD for $2,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
911 Charles R. Bishop documents signed, collection of six 1885-94 English language documents consisting of three leases including one to Maunalua Ranch, another with three $1.00 Black revenues (#R3), also includes a deed (revenue stamps neatly cut away), power of attorney to John M. Dowsett and a release of a mortgage, all are signed "Chas. R. Bishop", four are also signed "S.M. Damon", condition varies, most are fine-very fine except as noted; also includes a 1912 printed booklet being a tribute to Charles Bishop on his 90th birthday. Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
912 R2, 3 Alexander J. Cartwright, the acknowledged father of baseball, 1878 autographed document signed an interesting English language mortgage deed originally issued April 6, 1878 from
Tuahi to Alexander Cartwright, this in turn was assigned to James I.Alexander J. Cartwright, the acknowledged father of baseball, 1878 autographed document signed an interesting English language mortgage deed originally issued April 6, 1878 from Tuahi to Alexander Cartwright, this in turn was assigned to James I. Dowsett on September 10, 1880 in Cartwrght's hand and signed "Alxr. J. Cartwright" with two vertical pairs of 50c Yellow orange revenue tied (#R2, one stamp in each pair affected by a normal document fold), this again was re-assigned to S.M. Damon on December 5, 1894 and signed "J.I. Dowsett" with a $1.00 Black revenue stamp (#R2) tied, the document is attractive and very fine; born in 1820, Cartwright in his early years is officially credited by the U.S. Congress in 1953 with inventing the game of baseball when in 1842 he organized the Knickerbocker Baseball Club (after the Knickerbocker Fire Engine Company) in New York City, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1938; migrating westward with the California gold rush, he ended up in Hawaii where he spent the rest of his life as a successful business man, he promoted baseball wherever he went and organized the first baseball league in Hawaii, his Hawaiian leagues became the model for the American and National leagues of today, he was also the founder of the Honolulu fire department in 1851; a lovely autographed document of a man who contributed much to American culture and Hawaii with the additional signature of the famous Hawaiian businessman and whaler Samuel I. Dowsett. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $3,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
913 Alexander J. Cartwright 1881 document signed, Hawaiian language deed with three $1.00 Black and $5.00 Vermilion and violet blue revenues (R3, 4, document folds affect two $1.00
stamps), dated May 14, 1881 and signed Alxr. J. Cartwright and EmAlexander J. Cartwright 1881 document signed, Hawaiian language deed with three $1.00 Black and $5.00 Vermilion and violet blue revenues (#R3, 4, document folds affect two $1.00 stamps), dated May 14, 1881 and signed "Alxr. J. Cartwright" and "Emma M. Beckley", document is quite fresh, spindle holes at top, very fine; Emma Beckley was a prominent women in royal and political circles and was appointed the first woman judge by the monarchy; another rare signature of Alexander Cartwright in combination with Emma M. Beckley. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
914 Alexander J. Cartwright 1882 document signed, English language cemetery deed issued to Charles Breinig by the Oahu Cemetery Association for lot 24 in the new cemetery, dated
October 17, 1882 and signed Alxr. J. Cartwright as Treasurer, plus J.Alexander J. Cartwright 1882 document signed, English language cemetery deed issued to Charles Breinig by the Oahu Cemetery Association for lot 24 in the new cemetery, dated October 17, 1882 and signed "Alxr. J. Cartwright" as Treasurer, plus "J.I. Dowsett", Presedent and "John H. Paty", Secretary, document is quite fresh with a bare trace of toning and trivial edge splits in document folds, very fine; another nice document with a combination signatures of Alexander J. Cartwright, father of baseball and James Isaac Dowsett, prominent Hawaiian businessman. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
915 Alexander J. Cartwright 1888 document signed, English language lease issued to George J. Campbell by the trustees of the Estate of King Kalakaua for land in Moanalua, dated June
27, 1888 and signed by the three trustees Alxr. J. Cartwright, CuAlexander J. Cartwright 1888 document signed, English language lease issued to George J. Campbell by the trustees of the Estate of King Kalakaua for land in Moanalua, dated June 27, 1888 and signed by the three trustees "Alxr. J. Cartwright", "Curtis P. Iaukea" and "S.M. Damon" as well as the lessee, insect damage, mostly to the first leaf of this double page document, the second page with the signatures is quite clean and very fine; a nice combination of the autographs of these three famous men of Hawaii. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
916 Archibald Scott Cleghorn 1879 document signed, Hawaiian language cattle brand registration certificate of the Governors Office of Oahu for the livestock brand of a stylized
figure, transferred from Gaspar Silva to S.M. Damon, dated August May 26Archibald Scott Cleghorn 1879 document signed, Hawaiian language cattle brand registration certificate of the Governor's Office of Oahu for the livestock brand of a stylized figure, transferred from Gaspar Silva to S.M. Damon, dated August May 26, 1879 and signed "A.S. Cleghorn", acting for the Governor of Oahu, colorless embossed Crown seal of the Governor's Office, very fine; Cleghorn was married to Princess Miriam Likelike and brother-in-law of King Kalakaua and Queen Liliuokalani was very active in civic and government affairs being appointed Governor of Oahu succeeding John O. Dominis in 1891. (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
917 Archibald Scott Cleghorn 1879 document signed, another Hawaiian language cattle brand registration certificate of the Governor's Office of Oahu for the livestock brand "SMD" assigned to S.M. Damon, dated October 30, 1886 and signed "A.S. Cleghorn", acting for the Governor of Oahu, colorless embossed Crown seal of the Governor's Office, very fine. Est. $200-300

SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
918 Reverend Samuel Chenery Damon and Julia Mills Damon 1880-84 documents signed, missionaries to Hawaii, arriving in Hawaii in 1842 sent by the American Seaman's Friend Society and parents of Samuel Mills Damon, includes a General Power of Attorney given to S.M. Damon, dated February 13, 1880 and signed by "Samuel C. Damon" and an 1884 Trust Deed for the real properties in Honolulu for S.M. Damon to hold in trust for them, dated February 5, 1884 and signed "Samuel Chenery Damon" and "Julia Mills Damon", plus a summary of Last Will of Reverend Damon administered by their attorney, Alfred S. Hartwill, and in the original sealed envelope, $1.00 Black revenue vertical pair (#R3) on the Trust Deed, very fine and interesting documents of this historic family in Hawaii. Est. $300-400

SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
919 Samuel Mills Damon and Harriet Damon documents signed, collection of seventeen 1888-1913 documents, most are done solely by "S.M. Damon", which was his standard legal signature, includes five complete deeds or mortgages with Hawaiian revenue stamps including three $10.00 Reddish brown and green and a pair of the $5.00 Vermilion and violet blue (#R4, 5, 16), one with additional U.S. revenue, also six checks of the Banking House of Bishop & Co. signed by Damon, the other five documents are similar deeds or mortgages signed by both "S.M. Damon" and his wife, "Hattie M. Damon", which was her usual signature, though she occasionally used "H. M. Damon" as one document shows, either way her signature is seen with considerable less frequency than her husband's, four of these documents have revenues, one 1913 partition deed has an embossed seal "Not Liable to Stamp Duty", a very few stamps are affected by normal document folds, overall fine-very fine. Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
920 R6 Samuel Mills Damon and Harriet Damon 1891 document signed, English language mortgage for $50,000.00 instituted by S.M. Damon to Charles R. Bishop for a piece of land in
Moanalua, $50.00 Slate blue and carmine revenue (R6) centered to the left shSamuel Mills Damon and Harriet Damon 1891 document signed, English language mortgage for $50,000.00 instituted by S.M. Damon to Charles R. Bishop for a piece of land in Moanalua, $50.00 Slate blue and carmine revenue (#R6) centered to the left showing a portion of the American Bank Note Co. imprint at right, tied by "Paid" handstamp, dated August 31, 1891 and signed by "S.M. Damon" and his wife "Hattie M. Damon", the mortgage was for three years and in 1894 the mortgage was cancelled by Bishop and the land deeded to Damon for the sum of $1.00, signed for Charles Bishop by his attorney, additional $1.00 Black (#R3) for registry fee tied by the registrar's office handstamp, very fine. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction

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