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Manuscript Rates

2cts Forbes Kaaluaha 17Feb68

February 17, 1868

2cts
manuscript; orange
Usage: Noted February 17, 1869 from Kaluaaha, Molokai during shortage of 2 stamps at Kaluaaha

ms 5

ms 10

ms 7

5, 7 and 10
Usage: the "10" was used from December 21, 1850 to late 1856; the "5" was used from September 13, 1851 to late 1856; the "7" was used from late 1856 to the late 1860's. These marks were used on inbound foreign mail to indicate the amount of Hawaiian postage to be collected from the addressee. Until September, 1851, the rate was 10 and afterward it was 5 until late 1856, when the rate was increased to 7 to include the ship fee on inbound letters. The "10" indicated a single letter before September 13, 1851 or a double letter thereafter until late 1856.

Tax Due 10

Due 10
Usage: August 9, 1860; noted on two outbound foreign letters to indicate the amount of United States postage unpaid.

Paid or Postage Paid

MH unrecorded

Paid 40

Paid 40 - 1

Manuscript Paid 40
Usage: December 21, 1850 to July 1, 1851; indicated the amount of United States postage pre-paid at Honolulu
Rarity 1RRRR

MH unrecorded

Paid arc on 13

PAID
1 line, 5mm tall letters in concave arc; red
Usage: 1859
Rarity 1RRRR

MH #760

PAID in oval - blue - 2

off cover

PAID in oval - blue - 1

undated cover

PAID
21mm x 14mm oval; blue
1860's
Scarcity 2

MH #761

oval Paid 6c

May 17, 1855

oval Paid 12

November 3, 1855

oval Paid 22

June 5, 1855

oval Paid 31

June __, 1855

PAID
25mm x 18mm oval with space for manuscript rate; orange
Usage:
Rarity 1RRR

MH #851

Paid Wailuku 18Nov89

November 18, 1889

PAID
manuscript
Usage: November, 1889; noted on covers from Wailuku, Maui and written by Interim Wailuku Postmaster J. M. Lee.
Rarity 1RRRR

MH #852

Postage Paid Kahului 30Nov

October 9, 1886

Postage Paid.
1 line, 42mm; black
Usage: 1886; noted on stampless covers to Kahului from Honolulu or Wailuku
Rarity 1RRR

MH unrecorded

U.S. Postage Paid oval Adv2136

November 20, 1852; illustration from Honolulu Advertiser lot 2136

MH #762

762 3-G-VII 200

1859-1862

762 3-D-II 200

U. S./Postage Paid.
Variety: Postage Paid.
original form 2 lines, altered to 1 line by removing the "U. S."
Usage: before September, 1859 in its original form to indicate United States postage was prepaid; use from September, 1859 to 1862 as a mark to indicate domestic postage was paid on domestic letters
Rarity 1RRRR in its original form and 2 in its altered form.

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