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The "Mariposa" was a Matson Lines ocean liner based on the US West Coast and servicing Trans-Pacific routes including tourist cruises from Hawaii.


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MARIPOSA 1  1956 Inaugural Sailing from Auckland to San Francisco cover.   US$8

Note: This cover is a specially printed and embossed design.  Backstamped at San Francisco.

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MARIPOSA 2  1964 Matson lines envelope posted at Niuafo'ou (Tin Can) Island.   US$8

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The cachet shown at left is on the back of the above envelope.

The envelope also contains a sheet of Matson Lines headed stationery paper.

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