Legation Wax Seal – Kingdom of Hawaii

I visited Gordon Medcalf at his shop in Lahaina, Maui looking for a particular medal. It was quite sometime ago while I was visiting my Maui ‘ohana. My wife is a great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Edward Alden Bailey (Missionary to the Kingdom of Hawaii). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Bailey He is also listed on page 9 of Medcalf & Russell 2nd edition. His former residence is now a museum. http://www.mauimuseum.org/index.php

I asked Mr. Medcalf for a 2MS-3 (Gold Official State of Hawaii medal). He said is just sold one a few days back. I just missed it….This medal still eludes me today….

I then looked around his shop and picked-up a few items.

One item was this legation wax seal still in my collection…

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