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OVERPRINTED 2 STAMPS ON DOMESTIC COVERS

Five 2 Bank Note stamps were overprinted: the 2 orange (Scott No. 31a without overprint and an uncatalogued variety of Scott No. 65 with overprint), the 2 vermilion (Scott No. 31 without overprint and Scott No. 65 with overprint), the 2 brown (Scott No. 35 without overprint and Scott No. 56 with overprint), the 2 violet (Scott No. 52 without overprint and Scott No. 57 with overprint) and the 2 carmine rose (Scott No. 43 without overprint and Scott No. 66 with overprint). Of these, Scott No. 57 is common on domestic covers, but the others are not. I find Scott Nos. 65 and 56 on philatelic covers (See Domestic Philatelic Covers), but not on commercial covers. I find Scott No. 66 in foreign mail but for some reason not commonly in the domestic mail, although it should be found there on commercial covers as well. I have not found the orange Scott No. 65 on any cover yet and its discovery is rather recent. If it exists on cover, I suspect the cover will be philatelic in nature.

Hono 231_82 18Nov98 57pr Papa

This pair of the 2 Scott No. 57 franked a letter from Honolulu to the Buchholz Plantation at Papa in South Kona, Hawaii.

Hana 281_11 29Sep93 57

A single weight letter franked with a Scott No. 57 and mailed from Hana, Maui on September 29, 1893 with Hana postmark type 281.11.

Kahului 281_01 (II) 10Jan94 57x3 wrapper

This wrapper bearing three of Scott No. 57 was mailed at Kahului, Maui on January 10, 1894 and was sent to Paia, Maui, probably wrapping several newspapers to be placed on sale at the Paia Store.

OVERPRINTED 1 STAMPS ON DOMESTIC COVERS

Four 1 Bank Note stamps were overprinted: the 1 mauve (Scott No. 30a without overprint and an unlisted variety of Scott No. 53 with overprint), 1 purple (Scott No. 30 without overprint and Scott No. 53 with overprint), 1 blue (Scott No. 37 without overprint and Scott No. 54 with overprint) and 1 green (Scott No. 42 without overprint and Scott No. 55 with overprint). Finding 1 overprinted stamps on commercial domestic covers is quite difficult. I have found the 1 purple Scott No. 53, the 1 blue Scott No. 54 and the 1 green Scott No. 55 on what I believe are probably commercial covers.

Hono 231_72 26Feb94 53 drop

This cover with the 1 Scott No. 53 paid the drop letter rate for delivery in Honolulu and appears to be a commercial use. It was mailed February 26, 1894.

Waimea 282_011 9Jan97 54pr

This cover bearing a pair of the 1 Scott No. 54 was mailed from Waimea, Kauai on January 9, 1897. Although the stamp was obsolete by the time this letter was mailed, I believe it probably was a commercial cover. However, Blackstad was a collector and carefully selected stamps he used on cover. Some covers sent by him are considered philatelic rather than commercial.

Hilo 238_02 8Jul94 55

A cover mailed from Hilo to Honolulu with a pair of the 1 green Scott No. 55. The stamps are canceled with Hilo postmark type 238.02 dated July 8, 1894.

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