Lot 283Ahi, Honolulu, H.I., red Chinese character handstamp on cover to Lum Kee & Co., Kapaa, Kauai bearing 2¢ brown (75) tied by partial Honolulu H.I. 1899 duplex, reverse with pink "Ahi, 89 Nuuanu Street, Honolulu, H.I." serrated oval handstamp, docketed "Dec 30, 189" at right; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine.
Peters-Uota No. CHINA-HS-9, AHI-HS-3 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 284Ahi, Honolulu, H.I., P.O. Box 942, Jan 25 1898, large purple oval datestamp with ms. 942 overwriting on reverse of cover bearing 2¢ brown (75) tied by "Honolulu H.I. Jun 27 1898" duplex to Kapaa, Kauai, also includes red "Main Port of Honolulu, Ahi" Chinese character handstamp (CHINA-HS-9) on front; reduced at right and small circular cut, F.-V.F.
Peters-Uota No. AHI-HS-1 Estimate $300 - 400.
Ahi was a Chinese furniture and upholstery manufacturer and dealer established in 1895.
Lot 285Chang Kim, Interpreter, Honolulu, H.I., purple seven-line bilingual corner card handstamp on cover bearing 2¢ rose (81) tied by "Honolulu, H.I. May 19, 1900" duplex to Kum Lee, Kapaa, Chinese character docketing; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine.
Peters-Uota No. CK2-HS-1 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 286Kwong Shun Chong, Honolulu, red Chinese character handstamp on cover bearing 2¢ rose (43) tied by "Honolulu, H.I. Dec 28, 1890" duplex to Mess. Lum Kee Co., Kapaa, Kauai, endorsed "per Str Jas Makee" at top left; reduced at right from opening, some extra gum, F.-V.F.
Peters-Uota No. CHINA-HS-3 Estimate $200 - 300.
Kwong Shun Chong were general merchandise dealers (established 1889).
Lot 287Lum Kee, Kapaa, Kauai, correspondence group of 12 covers addressed to Lum Kee, various frankings including #52, 57, 74, 81, all with Chinese character return address writing, one endorsed "per Str Jas Makee" at top left, one was mailed during the 1895 Cholera Epidemic showing fumigation corner cuts; some faults, F.-V.F.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 288Wing Chong Lung Tong Yick, red Chinese characteristic handstamp at left on registered cover to San Francisco Cal. bearing two 10¢ red brown, black overprint (68) singles tied by red "Honolulu, Hawaii, Dec 16, 1896" cds, matching "A.R." and "Registered Hawaii P.O." handstamps, endorsed "Per S.S. Australia Register" at top, reverse with "Wing Chong Lung, Honolulu, P.O. Box 161" return address and purple San Francisco (12.23) arrival datestamp; reduced slightly at left, Very Fine.
Peters-Uota No. CHINA-HS-7A Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 289Yee Wo Chan Co., two different three-line return address handstamps, first with P.O. Box 172 on cover bearing 1¢ green (55) tied by "Honolulu, H.I., Mar 2, 1896" duplex to Wang Feart, Kapaa, Kanai, other with P.O. Box 1005 on faulty cover bearing 2¢ rose (81) tied by partial Honolulu Apr. 1899 duplex to Kwong Chong Tai, Kapaa, F.-V.F., a scarce pair.
Peters-Uota No. YWCC-HS-1, HS-2 Estimate $200 - 300.