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Once the American Bank Note Company took over the National Bank Note Company in 1879, the ABNCo. fulfilled orders for new Hawaiian stamps. As was true with the NBNCo. Bank Notes, the Scott numbering sequence has no relation to the actual printing sequence of the stamps. In printing sequence, the ABNCo. Bank Note stamps are: Scott No. 35 (no change from NBNCo. printing), Scott No. 34 in a new claret color, Scott Nos. 37, 40, and 41, Scott Nos. 42, 38, and 39, Scott Nos. 43a, 45, 46, 47, 48, and 49, Scott Nos. 43 and 44, Scott No. 30, Scott No. 31a, Scott No. 52C, and Scott No. 52.

18 LIGHT CLARET PRINTING

Scott 34 no logo
Scott 34a logo
1879 - 18 Kekuanaoa printed in a "light claret" color, modified from the "burgundy" color used by the NBNCo., Scott No. 34 (the claret color is not catalogued separately); the NBNCo. plate was modified to include the ABNCo. monogram. The images to the left are the old burgundy color on the far left, and the light claret color, near left, with the ABNCo. monogram in the selvage. See National Bank Note Company - 1871 Stamps.

STAMPS ISSUED MARCH 23, 1882

To accommodate Universal Postal Union rates, effective in Hawaii starting January 1, 1882, new stamps were needed. Supplies existed of the old NBNCo. 1865 5 blue stamps (Scott No. 32), so an immediate order for stamps of that value was unnecessary. However, new stamps of the 1, 10 and 15 values were designed and ordered. Each of these stamps was printed from a plate of 50 subjects. See Bank Note Plate Layouts.

1 blue, Princess Likelike, Scott No. 37
10 black, King Kalakaua, Scott No. 40
15 red brown, Queen Kalama, Scott No. 41

1 blue, Princess Likelike, Scott No. 37.

10 black, King Kalakaua, Scott No. 40.

15 red brown, Queen Kapiolani, Scott No. 41.


STAMPS ISSUED JUNE 16, 1882

Three stamps were brought out on June 16, 1882. None of these stamps represents a new design, all being printed in new colors from designs used for stamps issued previously. The 1 blue Princess Likelike was replaced by a green stamp of the same design. Also, the 2 King Kalakaua design used for Scott No. 35 was printed in lilac, on a new 100 subject plate, and the 50 subject plate used for the 5 Scott No. 32 was used to print a new ultramarine 5 stamp. See Bank Note Plate Layouts.

1 green Princess Likelike, Scott No. 42
2 lilac, King Kalakaua, Scott No. 38
5 ultramarine, King Kamehameha V, Scott No. 39

1 green Princess Likelike, Scott No. 42, color change from Scott No. 37, produced with the same die. Initial printings were on the same 50 subject plate used for Scott No. 37; later printings were from a new 100 subject plate

2 lilac, King Kalakaua, Scott No. 38, color change from the NBNCo. design for Scott No. 35, produced on a new 100 subject plate. To Shade Study for Scott No. 38, 43a and 43.

5 ultramarine, King Kamehameha V, Scott No. 39, color change from the NBNCo. design for Scott No. 32, initially produced on the same 50 subject plate (re-entered) but later printings were on a new 100 subject plate. To Study for Scott 32, 39, and 52C. One sheet of the 5 ultramarine from the second printing was left imperforate horizontally and is listed at Scott 39a.

STAMPS ISSUED DECEMBER 9, 1883

Six new stamps were issued December 9, 1883. The lilac color for the 2 King Kalakaua design was changed to a dull red; the 10 black King Kalakaua was replaced by a new stamp of the same design in a vermilion color; the old plate for the 12 black Prince Leleiohoku was used to print a stamp in a red lilac color. Three other stamps issued December 9 were new designs for new values: 25, 50 and $1. For illustrations of the plate layouts See Bank Note Plate Layouts.

2 dull red, King Kalakaua, Scott No. 43a
10 King Kalakaua, Scott No. 45
12 Prince Leleiohoku, Scott No. 46

2 dull red, King Kalakaua, Scott No. 43a, printed on the same 100 subject plate used for Scott No. 38. To Shade Study for Scott No. 38, 43a and 43.

10 King Kalakaua, Scott No. 45, printed on the same plate used for Scott No. 40

12 Prince Leleiohoku, Scott No. 46, printed on the old NBNCo. plate used for Scott No. 36

25 dull violet, King Kamehameha I statue, Scott No. 47
50 vermilion, King Lunalilo, Scott No. 48
$1 salmon, Queen Emma, Scott No. 49

25 dull violet, King Kamehameha I statue,
Scott No. 47
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50 vermilion, King Lunalilo, Scott No. 48; To Sperati Forgery.

$1 salmon, Queen Emma, Scott No. 49; See REVENUE ISSUES - Fiscal Cancels on Scott No. 49.


STAMPS ISSUED NOVEMBER 29, 1884

Two color changes of designs issued previously were issued November 29: the 2 King Kalakaua and the 10 King Kalakaua.

2 carmine red, King Kalakaua, Scott No. 43
10 red brown, King Kalakaua, Scott No. 44

2 carmine red, King Kalakaua, Scott No. 43, printed on the same 100 subject plate used for Scott Nos. 38 and 43a. To Shade Study for Scott No. 38, 43a and 43.

10 red brown, King Kalakaua, Scott No. 44, printed on the same 50 subject plate used for Scott Nos. 40 and 45
See Bank Note Plate Layouts


REISSUES OF NBNCo. STAMPS IN NEW COLORS


1 purple, Princess Kamamalu, Scott No. 30
Scott No. 31a
5 dark indigo, Kamehameha V, Scott No. 52C

March, 1886 - 1 purple, Princess Kamamalu, Scott No. 30, color change printed on the old NBNCo. 50 subject plate used for Scott Nos. 30a and 30b. To 1871 Stamps for Comparison of Scott 30a, 30b, and 30.

March, 1887 - 2 vermilion, King Kamehameha IV, Scott No. 31a, color change printed on the old NBNCo. 50 subject plate (retouched) used for Scott No. 31. To Comparison of Scott 31 and 31a.

October 10, 1890 - 5 dark indigo, Kamehameha V, Scott No. 52C, color change printed on the same 50 subject plate used to print Scott No. 32 and the early printings of Scott No. 39. To Study for Scott 32, 39, and 52C.


2 QUEEN LILIUOKALANI, NOVEMBER 7, 1891

With the ascension of Princess Liliuokalani to the throne following the death of her brother, King Kalakaua, a new 2 stamp from a new design was issued. This stamp is the final design of the Bank Note Issue. For an illustration of the plate layout See Bank Note Plate Layouts.

2 dull violet, Queen Liliuokalani, Scott No. 52

2 dull violet, Queen Liliuokalani, Scott No. 52, from a new design

One sheet of Scott No. 52 was issued without horizontal perforations. It is listed as Scott 52a.


ABNCo. EKU's:

Scott No. Value Issue Date EKU Notes
34 18 light claret June __, 1879    
37 1 blue Mar. 23, 1882 Apr. 21, 1882 Hono. cds on UX1
40 10 black Mar. 23, 1882 Nov. 20, 1882 Aall Sale, lot 453
41 15 red brown Mar. 23, 1882 Nov. 20, 1882 Shreve auction 6/6/97
42 1 green June 16, 1882 Apr. 29, 1884 Off cover strike with Kapaa 282.013
38 2 lilac June 16, 1882 Aug. 4, 1882 Off cover with Kaluaaha 238.02 cds
39 5 ultramarine June 16, 1882 June 21, 1882 Postmark on cover
43a 2 dull red Dec. 9, 1883 Dec. 17, 1883 On cover with Waiohinu 282.013
45 10 vermilion Dec. 9, 1883 Jul. 14, 1884 On cover with Waimea, Hawaii, cds
46 12 red lilac Dec. 9, 1883 Jan. 11, 1886 On cover with Wailuku cds
47 25 dark violet Dec. 9, 1883 Feb. 10, 1885 Off cover with Paia 282.013 postmark
48 50 vermilion Dec. 9, 1883 May __, 1886 On cover to Germany
49 $1 salmon Dec. 9, 1883 May 1, 1885 On cover with Honolulu cds
43 2 carmine rose Nov. 28, 1884 Nov. 28, 1884 Off cover with Kahului 281.013(I)
44 10 red brown Nov. 28, 1884 Sept. 29, 1885 On cover with Honolulu cds
30 1 purple Mar. __, 1886 Jul. 21, 1886 On cover with Honolulu cds
31a 2 vermilion Mar. __, 1887 June 22, 1887 Off cover with Honolulu 233.02 (B) postmark
52c 5 deep indigo Oct. 10, 1890 Apr. 20, 1892 On cover to San Francisco
52 2 dull violet Nov. 7, 1891 Nov. 19, 1891 On cover to Melbourne, Australia with Honolulu cds

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