February 2013 Auction Ends Wednesday, February 6th, 5pm Pacific
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King Kalakaua document signed as King of the Hawaiian Islands. The very last Hawaiian king signs, ''Kalakaua R'' to the document, datelined Honolulu, 5 March 1875. Here, Civil War Colonel and reciepient of the Medal of Honor, William M. Wherry is appointed Knight Companion to the Royal Order of Kamehameha 1. The order was established in 1865 as an affirmation of the sovereignty of the Kingdom. It was later driven underground upon the overthrow of King Kalakauna's sister, but it was reinstated in the early 20th century and still exists today. Single-page partially-printed document bears a red seal to the lower left. Measures 10'' x 16''. Remarkably well-preserved document shows only faint creasing to edges and at folds through center, with light rippling around seal, else fine.
The Last King of Hawaii, ''Merrie Monarch'' King Kalakaua Signed Document Initiating Civil War Colonel William M. Wherry Into the Royal Order of Kamehameha 1
The Last King of Hawaii, ''Merrie Monarch'' King Kalakaua Signed Document Initiating Civil War Colonel William M. Wherry Into the Royal Order of Kamehameha 1
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Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,420
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Wednesday, February 6, 2013.
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