CALIFORNIA. Shares of $100. green, black. No 48. Folds. Matson Navigation Company is one of the leading US flag carriers in the Pacific Ocean, with a long reputation for quality and reliability. Founded in 1882 by Captain William Matson, who sailed his schooner from San Francisco to Hilo, Hawaii, with300 tons of food and other supplies. Matson is the primary carrier of containerised freight and cars between the US West Coast and Hawaii, Guam and mid-Pacific. It has also been active in hotels and tourism, oil exploration; military service during thetwo World Wars. The colour vignette shows William Matson's original schooner, the 'Emma Claudina', and is signed by, and issued to, William Matson himself. The use of colour in vignettes was rare as early as this. Extremely rare.
Date: 20 Sept. 1901
Startprice: € 300