PRINCESS KA'IULANI'S RETURN FROM EUROPE
An early postcard showing Princess Kaiulani
feeding the peacocks at "Ainahau" - her Waikiki estate.
After receiving an education in England and
spending the summer of 1897 on the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands,
Princess Ka'iulani left Europe mid-September 1897 and returned to her native
Hawai'i. On her way home she stopped in Washington DC where she briefly
met with her aunt Queen Lili'uokalani who was still lobbying for the return
of her throne. The heiress apparent to the Kingdom of Hawai'i finally arrived
in Honolulu Harbor on November 9th 1897 to a tumultuous welcome. For many
days, a crowd of well-wishers came to visit her at "Ainahau" her
Waikiki estate on the island of O'ahu.
ENVELOPE: White. Size 6.5" x 3.5"
(165mm x 92mm)
CACHET: Black and White picture of Princess
Ka'iulani (from an original photo).
CACHET TEXT: "The heiress apparent to
the Kingdom of Hawai'i spent the summer of 1897 at "La Chaire",
Rozel Jersey. Leaving mid-September. Princess Ka'iulani returned to "Ainahau"
her Waikiki estate on the island of O'ahu November 9th 1897." Plus
text "1897 - November 9th - 1997, Centenary of Princess Ka'iulani's
return from Europe."
STAMP: 32c pink rose (Scott # 2492)
CANCELLATION: Circular date stamp cancel "HONOLULU,
HI 96820, NOV 9 1997"
CACHET MAKER: Enelani.
NUMBER MADE: 50.
ITEM # 97NOV09