Postal Cards of 1¢, 2¢ and 3¢ values were introduced in Hawaii
in 1882. Hawaii's first postal cards were engraved. Later printings of the 1¢ and 2¢ cards were lithographed.
Lithographed message and reply cards of 1¢ and 2¢ values were also issued. When Hawaii's monarchy was
overthrown and replaced by the Provisional Government in 1893, postal cards were overprinted to show
Provisional Government: / 1893 on two lines. Under the Republic of Hawaii, the 1¢ and 2¢ values were
printed in new designs.
Postal Envelopes of 1¢, 2¢, 4¢, 5¢
and 10¢ values were issued in 1883. The 1¢, 2¢ and 5¢ values were printed in sizes 5 (small) and 6
(regular). The 4¢ value was printed in only size 6. The 10¢ value was printed in
sizes 6 and 10 (large). All values except the 4¢ were printed with different
"knives," referring to the cut or shape of the backflaps. As with the postal
cards, those envelopes on hand when the monarchy was replaced by the Provisional
Government in 1893 were overprinted with Provisional Government: / 1893. No
additional printings were made under the Republic of Hawaii. Quantities of the 5¢
and 10¢ values were sold to Wells Fargo & Co. and imprinted with the Wells Fargo &
Co. Express frank. A number of the 2¢, 4¢, 5¢ and 10¢ values were printed with a blue