The Great Seal of the Hawaiian Islands

Did you know that there was a modern replica of the Great Seal of the Hawaiian Islands?

First let’s scan a few newspapers from the past.

First up is an 1846 clipping (from the book Hawaii Great Seal & Coat of Arms). This is the first ever public description of the seal (with illustration included). The middle bottom paragraph is the official description of the Great Seal of the Hawaiian Islands.


But wait…

The seal was used in a 1845 newspaper from the University of Hawaii archives.


Here is the modern replica in my “in work” book (fills gaps in the Medcalf & Russell 1991 catalog).


More details ….

the seal


Book soon to be available ….