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UX8 Kohala 281_012 4Mar95

Datelined March 4, 1895 at Kohala, Hawaii, this UX8 postal card bears a strike of the Kohala Catholic Mission, AUXPRICHAR-KohalaCatholic. Postal markings are the Kohala style 282.012, dated March 4, 1895, and Honolulu type 231.72 dated March 5, 1895.

A few religious, charitable or other non-profit organizations used handstamp marks. Examples are:

Honolulu Catholic Mission

Catholic missionaries entered the erstwhile exclusive Protestant field in Hawaii with great difficulty. Father Reginald Yzendoorn ably wrote the history of their mission in "History of the Catholic Mission in Hawaii," Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 1927.

AUXPRICHAR-HonoluluCatholic
26mm x 37mm single lined oval
serifed letters; star side ornaments
purple

Catholic Mission Honolulu

January 27, 1896

CATHOLIC MISSION/
Honolulu, Oahu

Usage: January 1898 October 1897

Kohala Catholic Mission

The Kohala District of the Big Island had four chapels and the mark seen here emanated from the chapel at Kapaau.

AUXPRICHAR-KohalaCatholic
28mm x 38mm single lined oval
serifed letters; star side ornaments
purple

Kohala Catholic Mission

March 4, 1895

CATHOLIC MISSION/
KOHALA, Hawaii

Usage: March 1895 January 1897


Koloa Catholic Mission, Koloa, Kauai

Koloa mission was one of the earliest founded when the Catholic missionaries branched out of Honolulu in November, 1841.

AUXPRICHAR-KoloaCatholic (circle)
29mm double lined circle bordered by crowns
unserifed letters
purple

Koloa Catholic Mission 28May95

May 28, 1895

CATHOLIC MISSION/
Koloa, Kauai Isl.

Usage: January 1895 - May 1898
Noted as a backstamp.

AUXPRICHAR-KoloaCatholic (oval)
28mm x 38mm single lined oval
serifed letters; star side ornaments
purple

Catholic Mission Koloa 97 - Jun 18

June 18, 1897

CATHOLIC MISSION/
Koloa, Kauai

Usage: June 1897 June 1898
Noted as a backstamp.


National Guard Officers' Club

This mark appears on the back of a soldier letter from the Spanish American War.

AUXPRICHAR-Officers'Club
double lined outer and single lined inner circles
unserifed letters; coat of arms in center
blue

Officers Club 26Jun98 Chang

June 26, 1898

OFFICERS' CLUB/
NATIONAL GUARD OF HAWAII

Usage: 1898
Noted as a backstamp.


Queen's Hospital

Queen's Hospital was founded by Queen Emma.

AUXPRICHAR-Queen'sHospital
43mm x 26mm double circle oval
unserifed letters above and below, serifed letters in the middle; two lined concave arcs above and convex arcs below Queen's Hospital
purple

Queen's Hospital 13Apr88

April 13, 1888

HONOLULU/
Queen's Hospital/
Hawaiian Islands

Usage: 1888
Noted as a backstamp.


St. Louis College

Begun by Catholic missionaries near Kahaluu on Windward Oahu, the school was moved to Honolulu in 1880, where it operated temporarily out of an existing building on land owned by the Catholic Church along Beretania Street. The new college opened in 1882 across Nuuanu Stream from the old premises.

AUXPRICHAR-StLouisCollege
52mm x 32mm single circle oval
unserifed letters above, serifed below; purple

hawaii 40 back mark.

July 30, 1890
Courtesy of Antone Medeiros

ST. LOUIS COLLEGE,/
ornamental line/
HONOLULU, H,I.
Usage: 1890
Noted as a backstamp.

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