Lot 122(Kauai) Hanalei, H.I., Post Office, Apr 9, 1886, complete brownish black cds (238.02, 1R) with matching circle of V's cancels tying 1884, 2¢ rose, three singles on cover to San Francisco, Cal., red "San Francisco, Cal., Pd. All, Apr 18" cds and reverse with Honolulu transit and receiving postmarks, reverse with "Edward Murray, Hanalei, Kauai, Sandwich Islands, 6¢ postage" notation; some toning and slight cover reduction at right, otherwise Very Fine, a rare on cover usage of Hanalei's first townmark.
Scott No. 43 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 123(Kauai) Hanalei, Kauai, Apr 1887, purple cds (282.013, 1R) on 1882, 3¢ green postal card to Dresden, Germany, Honolulu transit and receiving postmark on front, N.Y. transit on reverse, Very Fine, a rare foreign destination from Hanalei, only 20 examples of this postmark recorded.
Scott No. UX3 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 124(Kauai) Kilauea Sugar Co., Kauai, H.I. May 4 1882, clear strike of purple oval postmark (217, 1RRRR) on 3¢ green postal card to Fareham, England, magenta "Honolulu, Hawaii, May 6" foreign mail cds, card with preprinted "Kilauea, H.I." dateline; card faults, F.-V.F.
Scott No. UX3 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
ONE OF ONLY TWO STRIKES KNOWN ON COVER, BOTH BEING UX3 POSTAL CARDS USED TO THE UNITED KINGDOM.
The Kilauea Sugar Co. oval postmark, 41mm x 26mm, is listed by Davies as #217. It is the earliest recorded postal marking from the Kilauea post office with a cds introduced in 1882 (eku August 1882). Both recorded strikes are dated May 4, 1882 on UX3 postal cards, one sent to Wales and the other offered here to England. There are two off-cover strikes recorded as well as another off-cover strike erroneously reported as "Kilauea Plantation" from a partial off-cover 2¢ brown Kalakaua stamp, see Burt, Western Express, December 1999, p. 40.
Lot 125(Kauai) Koloa, Kauai, Nov 28, 1889, cds (282.012) on cover to Honolulu, franked with 1886, 2¢ rose canceled by Fancy Negative Star in Circle handstamp (Davey 141), reverse with "Honolulu, H.I., Nov 24, 1899" duplex postmark; cover slightly reduced at left, Very Fine.
Scott No. 43 Estimate $500 - 750.
ONE A FEW KNOWN ON COVER EXAMPLES OF THE FANCY STAR CANCEL FROM KOLOA.
Lot 126 o(Kauai) Koloa, Kauai, Mar 25, 1899, cds in black showing town and date (253.9a1, 1RRR) on 1894, 2¢ brown, Very Fine, a very late Koloa postmark, with Only Seven Strikes Recorded.
Scott No. 75 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 127(Kauai) Lihue, H.I., Post Office, May 11, 1880, complete strike of cds (238.02, 1R) on cover to Paauhau with fancy printed address, franked with well centered 1875, 2¢ brown tied by three pin target handstamp, matching "Honolulu, H.I., May 15" cds alongside; light cover edge toning, Very Fine, a rare Lihue postmark with only eleven strikes recorded.
Scott No. 35 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 128(Lanai) Lanai, Nov 21, manuscript postmark with date (803, 1RRRR) on 1864, 2¢ rose vermilion on 1867 folded letter to Honolulu, stamp additionally canceled by pencil and cover endorsed "Pr "Halawa" with 4 bales wool", letter from Lanai postmaster Walter M. Gibson regarding shipment…I am sorry that I could not ship it sooner, but this is the first opportunity I have had in six weeks. The "Halawa" agrees to come now regularly to my landing so that I hope to have better facilities in future for shipping produce.; some light toning, Very Fine.
Scott No. 31 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
THE EARLIEST AND FINEST OF TWO RECORDED ON COVER EXAMPLES OF THE "LANAI" MANUSCRIPT POSTMARK.
The Lanai post office was located in Keole, the ranch headquarters in the center of the island. The office served the sheep ranch located on the island.