Antique Hawaii 3 Crest Sterling Enamel Fob - H. Culman Honolulu For Sale
HAWAII 3 Crest Sterling Enamel FOB - H. Culman
Here is a rare and
fabulous antique HAWAII
of Arms, Sterling Enamel FOB -
Marked "STERLING Made in Honolulu
-H C-". Circa 1902 - 1919.
The total length, including clasp,
measures 4 1/2" long, the largest
shield measures 1 1/6" wide. The
FOB is in excellent condition, no
chips, cracks or scratches, in
absolutely pristine condition.
* H. C. hallmarked Hawaiian
Souvenir Jewelry made by H. Culman,
jeweler in Honolulu Hi,
who had a retail store from
1902-1919 located on the corner of
Fort and Hotel Street. 1907
advertisements for his Hawaiian
Souvenir Jewelry from the Honolulu
Evening Bulletin. H. C. Culman
Hawaiian Souvenir Jewelry is
featured in Bernice P. Bishop Museum
special publication: Volumes 65-67.
HISTORY ON - H. C. MADE IN HONOLULU
- HAWAIIAN SOUVENIR JEWELRY
According to the book
Finding Paradise, H. Culman
established his Honolulu jewelry
business in 1902.
Culman later sold his business
to his long-time apprentice, Richard
Benny, in early 1919
Benny hired T. C. Dawkins to manage
the store of Dawkins-Benny Company.
Benny was born in 1893 in
Australia and immigrated to Hawaii
in 1905 with his parents.
According to the
Star-Bulletin Pan-Pacific Who's
Who, Richard Benny came to Hawaii
with his parents on
July 20, 1905, and began
apprenticing in jewelry trade
under H. Culman on July 11, 1906
when only12 years old. On March
10, 1919, Benny acquired his
employer's interest and
established Dawkins, Benny Co.
with T. C. Dawkins as store
manager. Benny retained general
management as President and
Factory Manager. According to the
book, Men and Women of Hawaii
written by Henry Pratt Judd in
1954, Benny immigrated from
Austalia with his parents and
began work as an apprentice for H.
Culman on July 11, 1906 at the age
of 12. On March 10, 1919,Benny
bought Culman's share of the
business and established Dawkins,
Benny Company with T. C.
Dawkins.According to articles from
the Honolulu newspapers, Hawaiian
Gazette and Evening Bulletin, the
full name for H. Culman is Henry
According to an 1911
article in the Hawaiian Gazette,
the full name for T. C. Dawkins is
Thomas C. Dawkins.
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Antique Hawaii 3 Crest Sterling Enamel Fob - H. Culman Honolulu: $500