Beautiful Kingdom of Hawaii Stamp
Hawaii #32 was printed in 1866 by the National Banknote Company in New York. Very high quality with remarkable engraving picturing Kamehameha V, king from 1863 to 1872. Hawaii #32’s 5¢ face value paid half the postage for a letter from Hawaii to the U.S., or vice-versa. Two cents of the fee paid the ship for transportation. Three cents paid the Hawaii post office. A 5¢ U.S. stamp was needed for the letter to reach its destination in America.