37¢ Hawaiian Missionaries
Issue Date: October 24, 2002
City: New York, NY
Printed by: Banknote Corp of America
Printing Method: Lithographed
In 1778, Captain James Cook of the British Navy discovered the Hawaiian Islands. Although the islands remained independent under the rule of King Kamehameha and his successors, by the 1840s many American missionaries and traders had settled on the islands.
This sheet pictures the rare “Hawaiian Missionary” stamps along with the famous “Dawson” cover.