Lot 129(Maui) Haiku, manuscript town postmark (801, 1RRRR) on 1864, 2¢ rose vermilion on cover to Lahaina, tied by circular grid handstamp, pencil "Sep 18/73" docketing at left; cover and stamp edge wear, Fine, only five strikes of this manuscript postmark are recorded.
Scott No. 31 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
THE ONLY KNOWN ON COVER EXAMPLE OF THE MANUSCRIPT POSTMARK FROM HAIKU, MAUI.
Lot 130 o(Maui) Haiku, red manuscript postmark (801, 1RRRR) on 1875, 2¢ brown, with additional three pin target cancel (pins indenting paper), Very Fine.
Scott No. 35 Estimate $400 - 600.
THE EXTREMELY RARE MANUSCRIPT HAIKU MANUSCRIPT POSTMARK AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE IN RED INK.
Lot 131(Maui) Hamoa, Maui. 1887 24 Nov, cds (281.01, scarcity 4) ties United States 2¢ red brown (210) on cover to Paia, bold strike of "Kahului, P.O., Maui. Nov 25, 1887" transit cds (255.12) and stamp additionally tied by light "Paia, Maui, Nov 25 1887" arrival cds; small cover mend, F.-V.F., ex-Tows; with 1992 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $400 - 600.
A VERY UNUSUAL AND EARLY USE OF A UNITED STATES STAMP ACCEPTED FOR PAYMENT OF DOMESTIC POSTAGE.
Lot 132(Maui) Hamoa, Maui, June 1, 1900, purple cds (281.01 (II), 1R) tying 1899, 2¢ rose on cover to Waimea, Kauai; opening tears at left mostly on reverse, Honolulu transit and partial receiving backstamps, Very Fine, a rare type II postmark known used only on June 1, 1900, quite possibly the only known usage on cover.
Scott No. 81 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 133 o(Maui) Hana, Maui, mostly complete cds (281.013, 1RRRR) on 1875, 2¢ brown, horizontal pair, tiny thin at right stamp, otherwise Very Fine, both known strikes are off cover.
Scott No. 35 Estimate $500 - 750.
ONE OF TWO RECORDED STRIKES OF THIS HANA CIRCULAR DATE STAMP.
Lot 134 o(Maui) Hana, Maui, Aug 14, 1896, light full strike of purple cds (253.02, 1RRR) on 1894, 1¢ yellow, Very Fine for this, very rare with only six strikes recorded, virtually all are struck quite light.
Scott No. 74 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 135(Maui) Huelo, orange straightline handstamp (205, 1RRRR) ties 1882, 5¢ ultramarine, also cancelled by target cancel, on cover to Honolulu, Siskiyou County, Cal., reverse with Honolulu H.I. 5 Mar 1886" cds (MH 234.62), red San Francisco Pd. All (4.17) transit and partial light blue arrival cds; faults including light cover toning, back and front separated, Fine.
Scott No. 39 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED STRIKES OF THE STRIKING ORANGE "HUELO" STRAIGHTLINE POSTMARK, THIS BEING THE ONLY ON COVER EXAMPLE.
Huelo, Hana District, meaning "tail" was a village and steamer landing on the North Coast of East Maui. The post office is known to have operated 1884-1900 with Postmasters: W. Turner (1884-1892), J. R. Smythe (1892-1894), A. H. Crook (1895) and M. Mattson (1895-1900). Stamp sales in 1884-1885 were about $72 annually and the postmaster was allotted an annual salary of $25. Stamp sales were unrecorded in 1898, but the postmaster was paid a salary of $5.
Lot 136(Maui) Huelo, Maui, Dec 16, 1893, full purple cds (281.011, scarcity 2) on cover to Honolulu, franked with 1893, 2¢ dull violet, red overprint tied by matching target handstamp, receiving backstamp; some minor toning and cover reduced at left, Very Fine, a choice strike.
Scott No. 57 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 137(Maui) Kahului Post Office, Mani, Aug 20, 1880, full bold strike of cds with Maui misspelled "Mani" (MH 238.42, rarity 2), on cover to Honolulu franked with 1871, 1¢ mauve, horizontal pair tied by target handstamps, partial receiving cds; cover edge wear and light toning, still an Extremely Fine strike, rarely encountered so choice.
Scott No. 30a Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 138(Maui) Kahului, Maui, 8 Nov, black cds on 1886 cover to Antonio Borba at Wailuku, Maui with purple "Postage Paid" straight line handstamp (MH 852, 1RRR), Very Fine, A rare use of the "Postage Paid" provisional handstamp that was used on covers in 1886 to Kahului from Honolulu or Wailuku.
Meyer-Harris No. 281.01 (I) Estimate $500 - 750.