Anonymous Big Island Resident Auctioning Off Rare Hawaiian Artifacts on Monday

…On Monday dozens of centuries old artifacts hit the auction block…

Journal of Captain Cooks Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean … Performed in the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, and 1779

Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean … Performed in the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, and 1779

Collectors and Hawaii history buffs are expected to pay hundreds and thousands of dollars per piece…

…There’s a map of the Hawaiian islands drawn by a sailor aboard a whaling ship, a well-preserved 19th century silk Hawaiian flag, and a print of the first Hawaii constitution dated 1841, during the reign of Kamehameha III…


The owner of the items lives on the Big Island. He wants to remain anonymous. Geiger said it took decades to amass his collection.

Up for auction is a copy of Hawaii’s first general audience newspaper and a first-edition printing of the music to Hawaii Ponoi…


…Several artifacts relate to Captain James Cook, including several silver medallions he gave to islanders on his Pacific voyages.


“He doesn’t just own the first American account of Cook’s last voyage, he owns a copy that’s been annotated with notes on the section on Cook’s death,”…


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