Lot 73(Hawaii) Hakalau, Hawaii, Oct 17, 1892, complete purple cds (237.02, scarcity 2) on 1892, 2¢ black postal card to Bremen, Germany, with matching target handstamp canceling, Honolulu & S.F. transit and receiving cds's on face, Very Fine and choice, a very scarce usage from Hakalau and quite possibly the earliest known.
Scott No. UX2a Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 74 o(Hawaii) Hilea, manuscript town postmark (801, 1RRRR) on 1864, 2¢ rose vermilion, with additional socked-on-the-nose target cancel, Very Fine, one of only a few known.
Scott No. 31 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
AN EXTREMELY RARE MANUSCRIPT POSTMARK FROM HILEA, HAWAII.
Lot 75(Hawaii) Hilea, Hawaii, May 10, 1888, clear strike of pink cds (282.016, 1RRRR) and matching three-ring cancel ties 5¢ ultramarine on mourning cover to Prince Edward Island, black "Honolulu H.I. May 12, 1888" cds, reverse with San Francisco (5.23) and Charlottetown (5.31) arrival cds; edge nick lower right, small stamp flaws, Fine.
Scott No. 39 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
A GREAT COMBINATION OF RARE TOWN POSTMARK ON A MOURNING COVER TO AN EXTREMELY SCARCE DESTINATION.
The Hilea 282.016 cds has a 32mm double lined outer and single lined inner circle with 8-ray sunburst ornaments, and known struck in colors of pink, magenta and purple. Only eight strikes are recorded from December 1883 to October 17, 1888. In January, 1892, the postmaster reported the postmark device had been in use since 1882 and was "entirely worn out." A new device (282.011) began use in January 1888.
Lot 76 o(Hawaii) Hilea, Hawaii, partial strike of cds showing town name (253.01, 1RRR) on 1899, 2¢ rose, F.-V.F., a very rare Hilea townmark, with Only Seven Strikes Recorded.
Scott No. 81 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 77(Hawaii) Hilo, manuscript postmark (801, 1R) on large margin 1861, 2¢ pale rose, horizontally laid paper, tied by red square grid handstamp on large piece with matching Honolulu cds, Extremely Fine and scarce.
Scott No. 27 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 78 o(Hawaii) Hilo Post Office, manuscript postmark (802, 1RRRR) on four margin 1861, 2¢ pale rose, horizontally laid paper, bright color, Very Fine and choice, an exceptional example of this rare Hilo manuscript postmark, with only a few known.
Scott No. 27 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 79(Hawaii) Hilo. Hawaii., Collectors Office, clear strike of oval handstamp (211, scarcity 2) and additional square grid cancel ties 2¢ rose vermilion (31), vibrant color of the last printing, on cover to Rev. Coan, Honolulu, Oahu, endorsed "Per 'Mary' " at lower left, docketed "June 13/65" at left, Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 80(Hawaii) Hilo P.O., Hawaiian-Islands, Jan 14, cds (242.13) ties 2¢ rose vermilion (flaws), along with matching "H" in Circle fancy cancel on cover to Rev. S.E. Bishop, Lahainaluna, Maui, "Honolulu, Hawaiian-Islands, Jan 19" transit cds with matching bold negative "HI" fancy cancel, F.-V.F., a scarce use with both positive and negative "H" cancels.
Scott No. 31 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 81(Hawaii) Holualoa, Hawaii, Sep 10., 1898, complete exceptional strike of purple cds and target duplex (253.01, scarcity 3) on 1897, 1¢ red postal card to Pahala, receiving postmark on reverse, Extremely Fine and choice, a gem strike.
Scott No. UX8a Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 82 o(Hawaii) Honokaa, P.O., Aug 15, manuscript town and date cancel (804, 1RRRR) on 1864, 2¢ rose vermilion, Very Fine.
Scott No. 31 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
A RARE AND MOST LIKELY UNIQUE UNLISTED EXAMPLE OF THE "HONOKAA P.O." MANUSCRIPT POSTMARK.
On Gregory's "Post Office in Paradise" website, the Honokaa manuscript postmark is listed (801 name only) and does not list the P.O. and date manuscript (804, offered here) postmark.