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Hawaii - Postal History

Lots 2136-2144

Lot 2136    

Hawaii, Forwarded by Wm. G. Irwin & Co., Shipping and Commission Merchants, Honolulu, H.I., large fancy purple oval backstamp on cover to Union City Mich. bearing 6¢ yellow green (33) pair, tied by two bold strikes of San Francisco cross-roads (MH 61) cancels, magenta "San Francisco, Paid All, Jun 23" exchange cds; open on three-sides for display, Very Fine.
Gregory No. AUXFWDR-IRWIN    Estimate $400 - 600.

A SCARCE WM. G. IRWIN & CO. HONOLULU FORWARDERS OVAL USE TO THE UNITED STATES.

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Lot 2137    

Hawaii, Honolulu, H.I., Paid All, Feb 27, 1877, red rimless cds (MH 221.02, R2) on orange cover bearing 6¢ yellow green (33) tied by segmented rings cancel to New Haven Conn., magenta "San Francisco, Paid All, Mar 9" exchange cds, original 1877 letter accompanies; top right corner nick and top edge staining, Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

THIS IS THE EARLIEST RECORDED USE OF THE HONOLULU 221.02 FOREIGN MAIL CDS.

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Lot 2138    

Hawaii, Kaunakakai, Molokai, Jan 17, 1896, purple 281.01 cds with matching four-ring cancel ties 2¢ brown (75) on cover to Kemehameha School at Honolulu, Honolulu (1.18) arrival backstamp; reduced slightly at left, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Hawaii, "SHIP" of Japan, clear strike of straightline cancel on 5¢ ultramarine (39), Very Fine and scarce cancel.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $180

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Lot 2140    

Hawaii, Stmr. C.R. Bishop, Hawaiian Mail Service, Jun 13, 1885, bold strike of purple cds (Davey 361, 1RR) on 2¢ lilac rose (38), a Very Fine strike.
Gregory No. AUXSH-I-I (Bishop)    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Hawaii, Stmr. Iwalani, Hawaiian Mail Service, Sep 2 1884, clear strike of blue cds (Davey 362, 1R) on 1¢ purple (30); wide margins, some perf toning, a Very Fine and scarce strike.
Gregory No. AUXSH-I-I (Iwalani)    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Lot 2142    

Hawaii, Stmr. W.G. Hall, Hawaiian Mail Service, Feb 23, 1886, bold strike of purple cds (Davey 365, scarcity 2) ties 2¢ lilac rose (38); wide margins with right s.e., on small piece, a Very Fine strike.
Gregory No. AUXSH-I-I (Hall)    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 2143    

Hawaii, Too Late., straight line handstamp in black (MH unrecorded, 1RRRR) on Board of Health imprint cover bearing 2¢ brown (75) tied by "Honolulu. H.i., Nov 12, 1895" duplex to Dr. B.D. Bond at Kohala, Hawaii, reverse with matching black "COLL. 3.50 P.M." straightline handstamp (MH 753, R2) and purple "Kohala, Hawaii, Nov 20, 1895" arrival cds, Very Fine and rare "Too Late." use in combination with the collect marking.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Both the "Too Late." and "Coll. 3.50 P.M." markings are listed only in purple.

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Current Opening Bid: $190

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Lot 2144    

Hawaii, Waiahole, Oahu, Apr 3, 1889, clear full strike of purple cds (282.023, 1RRRR) on 1882, 1¢ postal card to Chicago, Ill., uprated with 1883, 1¢ green and tied by matching target handstamps, "Honolulu, H.I., Apr 5, 1889" cds and partial red San Francisco transit postmark, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 42+UX1    Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

THE FINER OF TWO ON COVER EXAMPLES OF THE WAIAHOLE POSTMARK.

Prior to the discovery of this postal card, only a June 5th 1889 postal card with the uprate stamp missing and a off cover stamp were the only known examples. The off-cover stamp sold in our Gary Peters Collection of Hawaii sale (Sale 65, 3/18/16) for $2,800 hammer.

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