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No. 37 (x5) to New Jersey 8 Jun84


A rare multiple use of Scott No. 37 to pay the 5 UPU rate to the United States, sent from Haiku in June, 1884 and postmarked with the scarce Haiku type 282.013 mark.


Haiku, Makawao District
"sharp break"
1862-1893
Postmasters: G. Beckwith (1863-1866), S. Savidge (1866), W. Goodale (1867-1869), S. T. Alexander (1875-1884, with C. H. Dickey interim in 1879), H. P. Baldwin (1885-1890) and C. H. Dickey (1892). By 1892, the office was listed as being combined with the Hamakuapoko office. The post office was kept in Dickey's store. Stamp sales in the years 1884 and 1885 were unrecorded, but the postmaster was alloted an annual salary of $25. In 1879, Dickey canceled stamps with his initials, CHD, in manuscript.

Dickey was the first to install a telephone in the islands. Site of a mill for the Haiku Sugar Co.

801
Haiku
manuscript
Color: Black, Red
Rarity 1RRRR
Noted on Scott No. 31 cover
Five strikes are recorded

Haiku ms Peters 200

September 15, 1873
(Courtesy of Gary Peters)


haiku ms Hayashi

238.02
30mm single lined circle
Color: Black
Rarity 1RRR, seven strikes recorded
Usage: August __, 1879 June 5, 1882
Two strikes are in my collection.

Haiku 238_02 Oct 79 Kay

October 2_, 1879
Courtesy of Phil Kay

Haiku 238_02

__ 12, 1880

282.013
33mm double lined outer and single lined inner circle; late use usually without date
Color: Black
Scarcity: 2
Usage: June __, 1882 September 11, 1884
Late strikes show the device was severly worn.
Nine strikes are in my collection, one on cover.

Haiku 282_013 June 84.jpg

June, 1884

Hamakuapoko, Makawao District
"short corner"
1882-1900
Postmasters: W. E. Rowell (1879), C. H. Alexander (1883), W. Goodale (1884), C. H. Wallace (1886-1887), C. H. Dickey (1888-1893) and W. F. Mossman (1893-1900). Stamp sales in 1884-1885 were about $800 annually. Stamp sales at Hamakuapoko were $458 in 1898.

Headquarters for the Haiku Sugar Co.

281.01
31mm double lined outer and single lined inner circle
Color: Blue, Purple, Red
Estimated: 6
Usage: July __, 1883 July __, 1892
The July, 1892 strike is on a cover postmarked July 10, 1892 at Honolulu but the Hamakuapoko date is unreadable because the postmarking device by then was badly disintegrated.

Hamakuapoko 281_01 20 Oct87

October 20, 1887


Hamakuapoko 281_01 blank slugs 92

The month and day were replaced by blank slugs in this 1892 strike

804
Hamakuapoko, Maui/
Hawaiian Islands

manuscript
Color: Black
Rarity: 1RR
Noted on Scott No. 39 cover in January, 1892 when the 281.01 device was being repaired.
One cover is in my collection. Are there other examples?

Hamakuapoko ms _Jan92

281.011
30mm double lined outer and single lined inner circle
Color: Black, Purple
Estimated: 9
Usage: __, 1892 February 12, 1900
This device became badly worn toward the end of its use. Throughout its use, the year date often failed to print.

Hamakuapoko 282_011 _Oct_

October ___


Hamakuapoko 282_011 2Feb00

February 2, 1900

Hamoa, Hana District
an old name for Samoa
1885-1900
Postmasters: L. S. Lionarons (1885-1886), D. Center (1886-1890), M. W. Rooney (1890), W. von Gravenmeyer (1891-1895), F. Wittrock (1898-1899) and C. Weatherbee (1900). Stamp sales in 1885 were $75. Stamp sales in 1898 were $180.

Landing along the north coast of East Maui.

281.01 (I)
31mm double lined outer and single lined inner circle
Color: Black
Scarcity: 4
Usage: July __, 1886 March __, 1889
The inner line of the double lined outer circle is quite wavy compared to Hamoa type 281.01 (II) and the town letters are closer to the double outer line. The date type is different than in the later style.

Hamoa 281_01 (I) 10Feb87

February 10, 1887


Hamoa 281_01 (I) detail

detail

281.011
30mm double lined outer and single lined inner circle
Color: Purple
Estimated: 7
Usage: August __, 1889 September __, 1896

Hamoa 281_011 23Sep93

September 23, 1893

253.01
27mm double lined circle
Color: Purple, Black
Estimated: 6
Usage: October __, 1896 May __, 1900
This mark often is barely legible.

Hamoa 253_01 11Dec96 detail

December 11, 1896

Hamoa 253_01 99 - Feb 10

February 10, 1899

281.01 (II)
31mm double lined outer and single lined inner circle
Color: Purple
Rarity: 1R, number of strikes uncertain
Usage: June 1, 1900
Neither Davey/Bash nor Burns noticed this mark is different from the earlier style. The town letters are 1mm from the inner circle and centered better than in style I and the inner line of the double lined outer circle is not wavy. Examples of this type need to be reported to be sure of the proper rarity rating. I have only this one example. Please check your strikes and let me know if you have others confused with style I.

Hamoa 281_01 (II) 1Jun00

June 1, 1900

Hana, Hana District
"rainy land"
1859-1900
Postmasters: W. O. Baldwin (1859-1860), Wm. L. Davis (1860-__), Mr. Cook (1865) A. Unna (1865-1884) and John Grunwald (1886-1900). The post office was located at the Hana Store from 1859 to 1900. Stamp sales in 1884-1885 were about $175 per year. Stamp sales were $300 in 1898.

Harbor and site of Hana Plantation on the northwest coast of East Maui.

801
Hana
manuscript
Rarity: 1RRRR
Noted on Scott No. 13 and reported on No. 31

Hana ms

(Advertiser Sale, lot 214 Courtesy Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries) [2 lines]

802
Hana/PO
manuscript
Rarity: 1RRRR
Noted on Scott No. 31

Hana 802 ms

281.012
29mm double lined outer and single lined inner circle
Color: Purple
Rarity: 1R
Usage: April 12, 1886 to February __, 1900
One strike is in my collection.

Hana_281_012_12Apr86

April 12, 1886
Courtesy of David Volstrup-Petersen

Hana 281_012 23Nov87

November 23, 1887

281.11
30mm double lined outer and single lined inner circle
Color: Purple
Estimated: 7
Usage: June 2, 1889 to December __, 1896

Hana 281_11 2Feb93

February 2, 1893

282.013
33mm double lined outer and single lined inner circle
Color: Black, Purple
Rarity: 1RRRR
Usage: April, 1881 to December 11, 1882
No example is in my collection

Hana 282.013 very rare 1st photo

December 11, 1882
Courtesy of David Volstrup-Petersen

255.01
29mm double lined circle
Color: Purple
Estimated: 5
Usage: May __, 1896 April __, 1900

Hana 255_01 26Nov97

November 26, 1897

253.02
27-28mm double lined circle; slightly oval
Color: Purple
Rarity: 1RRR, six strikes recorded
Usage: August 14, 1896 October __, 1896
Two strikes, one on cover, are in my collection.

Hana 253_02 19Aug

August 19, __

253.01
27mm double lined circle
Color: Purple
Estimated: 5
Usage: February __, 1898 June 15,1900
The letters are more closely spaced than in type 255.01. Most strikes appear as a single lined circle due to ink clogging. The latest use is Territorial on a U.S. stamp.

Hana 253_01 1Feb00

February 1, 1900

Hana 253_01 18May00

May 18, 1900

Honokohau, Lahaina District
"sites bay"
1884-1900
Postmaster: L. K. Kalama (1884-1886), J. A. Kaukau (1893) D. Kapaku (1893), D. Taylor (1894-1897) and D. Kapaku (1898-1900). A postmaster salary of $25 per year was alloted in 1884-1885 but no stamp sales were recorded. A salary of $5 was alloted for this office in 1898. Stamps sales were unrecorded in 1884-1885 or 1898.
No postmarks known.

Honokowai, Lahaina District
"harbor"
1884-1900
Postmaster: J. A. Kaukau (1884-1893), Chas. Goheir (1894-1899) and Frank Clark (1899-1900). A postmaster salary of $25 per year was alloted in 1884-1885, but no stamp sales were recorded. A salary of $5 was alloted for this office in 1898, but no stamp sales were recorded.
No postmarks known.

Huelo, Hana District
"tail"
1884-1900
Postmasters: W. Turner (1884-1892), J. R. Smythe (1892-1894), A. H. Crook (1895) and M. Mattson (1895-1900). Stamp sales in 1884-1885 were about $72 annually and the postmaster was alloted an annual salary of $25. Stamp sales were unrecorded in 1898, but the postmaster was paid a salary of $5.

A village and steamer landing on the North Coast of East Maui.

205
straightline
Color: orange
Scarcity: 1RRRR, two strikes recorded
Usage: April, 1886
Two strikes noted, one on Scott No. 39 cover with a Honolulu postmark dated April 6, 1886

Huelo orange

(Courtesy of Gary Peters)

281.011
30mm double lined outer and single lined inner circles
Color: Purple
Scarcity: 2
Usage: March 7, 1890 to September __, 1899
Five strikes, one on cover, are in my collection.

Huelo 281_011 7Mar90

March 7, 1890

Huelo 281_011 29Apr93

April 29, 1893

Kaanapali, Lahaina District
"dividing cliff"
1889-1892
Name for a landing but no post office was located here.
No postmarks known.

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