Lot 164 o(Molokai) Kaluaaha, H.I., Post Office, Nov 16, 1882, cds (238.02, 1RRR) on 1882, 2¢ lilac rose; faint crease and small margin thin, F.-V.F., only nine strikes are recorded of the Kaluaaha postmark, none of which are on cover.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 165 o(Molokai) Kaunakakai, H.I., Post Office, partial strike of cds showing part of town name (238.02, 1RRRR) on 1875, 2¢ brown, Very Fine; with 2010 H.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 35 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF KAUNAKAKAI'S FIRST HANDSTAMP POSTMARK, WITH ONLY THREE EXAMPLES RECORDED.
Lot 166(Molokai) Molokai, Apl 22nd, bold manuscript island and date cancel used from Kaluaaha (803, 1RRRR), tying large margin 1863, 2¢ carmine rose, vertically laid paper on cover to Kohala, additionally tied by "Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands, Apr 24" cds (243.03), Very Fine and choice.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
THE UNIQUE MOLOKAI MANUSCRIPT POSTMARK ON COVER AND EARLIEST RECORDED POSTMARK USED FROM MOLOKAI.
Site of the first Christian mission station on Molokai, established in 1833 by Rev. Harvey Hitchcock. A Catholic mission station was built at Kaluaaha by Father Damien in 1874. Later, after the leper colony was opened on the other side of the island at Kalaupapa, Father Damien moved there to serve the lepers. The post office here served the small foreign resident population in the eastern section of Molokai. Mail service connected to Lahaina on Maui or by overland carrier to the harbor at Pukoo.
Lot 167(Molokai) Pukoo, Molokai, Jul 17, 1896, purple cds and target duplex (281.9a1 with year inverted, scarcity 2) tying 1894, 2¢ brown on cover to Kaunakakai; cover with light edge wear and reduction at left, F.-V.F., a very rare Pukoo postmark on cover.
Scott No. 75 Estimate $300 - 400.