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::: The Double Lined Outer and Single Lined Inner Circle Marks :::

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Numbers 281 to 289 were reserved for circular marks with double lined outer circles and single lined inner circles. Numerous postmarks in this category have been identified. In this series, the ten digit refers to the diameter of the circle in millimeters.

281.01
281.9a1
numerous offices
office name,/
three line date/
island name.

circular mark with double lined outer circle and single lined inner circle
29-31mm circle
0 = parent style for this mark
9a = duplex target cancel
1 = serifed letters

Numerous marks fit this description

Wailuku 281_01 (II) 29Apr85

Pukoo 281_01 4Apr95 dup

Noted from numerous offices:
On Hawaii: Hilo (three styles), Hookena, Kawaihae, Laupahoehoe, Mahukona, Pahala (two styles), Pohoiki (duplex), Punaluu, Volcano House and Waimea
On Maui: Hamakuapoko, Hamoa (two styles), Kahului (two styles) Kaupo, Keanae, Lahaina, Spreckelsville and Wailuku (two styles)
On Oahu: Heeia, Honolulu and Waialua
On Kauai: Hanalei and Kilauea
On Molokai/Lanai: Kaunakakai and Pukoo (duplex)

281.011
several offices on Maui
office name,/
three line date/
MAUI.

circular mark with double lined outer circle and single lined inner circle
29-31mm circle
0 = parent style for this mark
1 = serifed letters
1 = large sunburst side ornament

Several marks fit this description

Hamoa 281_011 23Sep93

Noted from several offices on Maui:
Hamakuapoko (misspelled Hamakuapoku), Hamoa, Huelo, Lahaina, Makawao, Makena, Paia, Ulupalakua (tentative) and Wailuku

281.012
Hana, Maui
HANA,/
three line date/
MAUI.

circular mark with double lined outer circle and single lined inner circle
29-31mm circle
0 = parent style for this mark
1 = serifed letters
2 = cross side ornament

One mark fits this description

Hana 281_012 23Nov87

281.013
281.9a13
several offices
office name,/
three line date/
island name.

circular mark with double lined outer circle and single lined inner circle
29-31mm circle
0 = parent style for this mark
9a = duplex target cancel
1 = serifed letters
3 = star side ornament

Several marks fit this description

Paauilo 281_013 2Feb86 blue

Noted from several offices:
From Hawaii: Honokaa (large stars), Kohala (large stars), Olaa (large stars and duplex), and Paauilo (large stars)
From Maui: Kahului (two styles, both large stars), Lahaina (large stars) and Paia (large stars)
From Oahu: Ewa (large stars) [Waimanalo has been listed in the past but the mark has never been confirmed so I have deleted it]
From Kauai: Hanapepe (large stars)
On Molokai/Lanai: none

281.02
several offices
office name,/
three line date/
island name.

circular mark with double lined outer circle and single lined inner circle
29-31mm circle
0 = parent style for this mark
2 = unserifed letters

Several marks fit this description

Kealakekua 281_02 7Nov98

Noted from a few offices:
On Hawaii: Hakalau, Kealakekua, Kukuihaele and Volcano House
On Maui: Kahului (tentative) and Wailuku
On Oahu: Honouliuli
On Kauai, Molokai and Lanai: none

281.023
Waiahole, Oahu
Waiahole,/
three line date/
Oahu.

circular mark with double lined outer circle and single lined inner circle
30mm circle
0 = parent style for this mark
2 = unserifed letters
3 = star side ornaments

Not in Davey/Bash; listed erroneously by Davey and Bash as type 281.01 for this office; one mark fits this description

Waiahole 281_023 5Jun89

281.03
Heeia, Oahu
HEEIA,/
three line date/
OAHU.

circular mark with double lined outer circle and single lined inner circle
29-31mm circle
0 = parent style for this mark
3 = serifed letters above, unserifed letters below

One mark fits this description

Heeia 281_03 15Sep97

281.11
Hana, Maui
HANA P. O./
three line date/
MAUI.

circular mark with double lined outer circle and single lined inner circle
29-31mm circle
1 = variation in wording
1 = serifed

One mark fits this description.

Hana 281_11 19Aug94

282.01
several offices
office name,/
three line date/
island name.

circular mark with double lined outer circle and single lined inner circle
32-33mm circle
0 = parent style for this mark
1 = serifed letters

Several marks fit this description

Napoopoo 282_01 29Apr86

Noted from several offices:
On Hawaii: Hookena, Hoopuloa, Kukuihaele and Napoopoo [Burns briefly listed Kohala but dropped it]
On Maui: Kahului and Wailuku (two styles)
On Oahu: Kaneohe
On Kauai, Molokai, Lanai: none

282.011
numerous offices
office name,/
three line date/
island name.

circular mark with double lined outer circle and single lined inner circle
32-33mm circle
0 = parent style for this mark
1 = serifed letters
1 = large sunburst side ornaments

Numerous marks fit this description

Lihue 282_011 17Jan93

Noted from numerous offices:
On Hawaii: Hilea, Hilo, Hookena, Hoopuloa, Kailua, Kawaihae, Kealakekua, Kohala, Kukuihaele, Laupahoehoe, Mahukona, Naalehu, Napoopoo and Paauilo
On Maui: Kahului, Kipahulu and Spreckelsville
On Oahu: Ewa, Kaneohe, Laie and Waianae
On Kauai: Hanalei, Kealia, Kekaha, Kilauea, Koloa, Lihue and Waimea
On Molokai: Kaunakakai
On Lanai: none

282.012
several offices
office name,/
three line date/
island name.

circular mark with double lined outer circle and single lined inner circle
32-33mm circle
0 = parent style for this mark
1 = serifed letters
2 = cross side ornaments

Several marks fit this description

Koloa 282_012 10May99

Noted from several offices:
On Hawaii: Honuapo
On Maui: Lahaina and Makawao
On Oahu: none
On Kauai: Koloa and Mana
On Molokai: Kamalo
On Lanai: none

282.013
several offices
office name,/
three line date/
island name.

circular mark with double lined outer circle and single lined inner circle
32-33mm circle
0 = parent style for this mark
1 = serifed letters
3 = star side ornaments

Several marks fit this description

Paia 282_013 5Jan_

Noted from several offices:
On Hawaii: Keauhou (large stars), Kohala (two styles, both with large stars) and Waiohinu (large stars)
On Maui: Haiku (large stars), Hana, Kahului (small stars) and Paia (small stars)
On Oahu: Waialua (small stars)
On Kauai: Hanalei (small stars), Kapaa (small stars) and Makaweli (large stars)
On Molokai: Pukoo (tentative)
On Lanai: none

282.016
several offices
office name/
three line date/
island name.

circular mark with double lined outer circle and single lined inner circle
32-33mm circle
0 = parent style for this mark
1 = serifed letters
6 = small sunburst side ornaments

Several marks fit this description; there are two styles of small sunburst, one smaller (8 rays) than the other (10 rays).

Kealakekua 282_016 14Sep83
Puehuehu 282_016 8May85

Noted from several offices:
On Hawaii: Hilea (8 rays), Honokaa (8 rays), Kailua (10 rays), Kealakekua (10 rays also note the semicolon after the office name), Laupahoehoe (8 rays), Mahukona (8 rays), Puehuehu (8 rays) and Waipio
On Maui: none
On Oahu: Waianae (8 rays)
On Kauai: Kekaha (8 rays) and Kilauea (8 rays)
On Molokai/Lanai: Pukoo (tentative)

282.02
Listed by Davey and Bash but no marks fit this description; formerly the reference for Laupahoehoe Beach type 282.04.

282.04
Laupahoehoe Beach, Hawaii
LAUPAHOEHOE BEACH,/
three line date/
HAWAII

circular mark with double lined outer circle and single lined inner circle
32-33mm circle
0 = parent style for this mark
4 = upper letters unserifed; lower letters serifed

Not in Davey/Bash; erroneously listed by Davey and Bash as type 282.02; one mark fits this description

Laupahoehoe Beach 282_04 24Aug86

282.046
Kamalo (tentative) and Kaunakakai, Molokai
office name/
three line date/
MOLOKAI

circular mark with double lined outer circle and single lined inner circle
32-33mm circle
0 = parent style for this mark
4 = upper letters unserifed; lower letters serifed
6 = small sunburst side ornaments

two marks fit this description

Kaunakakai 282_016 4Apr90
Kauanakakai 282_016 forg

Forgery of 282.046 notice the wider spacing in the letters of Kaunakakai in the forgery, among other differences. Very few forgeries exist among the town postmarks.

282.11
Honolulu, Oahu
HONOLULU/
three line date/
HAWAII

circular mark with double lined outer circle and single lined inner circle
32-33mm circle
1 = variation in wording
1 = serifed letters

one mark fits this description

282_11 1Feb99 reg

282.21
Honolulu, Oahu
GENERAL POST OFFICE./
three line date/
HONOLULU'

circular mark with double lined outer circle and single lined inner circle
32-33mm circle
2 = variation in wording
1 = serifed letters

one mark fits this description

282_21 23Jun00

285.012
Wailuku, Maui
WAILUKU,/
three line date/
MAUI

circular mark with double lined outer circle and single lined inner circle
36mm circle
0 = parent style for this mark
1 = serifed letters
2 = cross side ornaments

one mark fits this description (see also, Wailuku type 277.02)

Wailuku 285_012 5Jan84

Numbers 291 to 299 were reserved for circular marks with double lined outer and inner circles. One postmark in this category has been identified. In this series, the tenth digit refers to the diameter of the circle in millimeters.

291.01
Laupahoehoe, Hawaii
LAUPAHOEHOE,/
one line date/
HAWAII

circular mark with double lined outer and inner circles (outermost line serrated)
40mm circle
0 = parent style for this mark
1 = serifed letters

one mark fits this description

Laupahoehoe 291_01 27Dec99 LKU

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