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::: The Single Lined Outer Circle Marks :::

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Numbers 231 to 250 were reserved for circular marks with a single lined outer circle rim. In this series, the first digit to the left of the decimal refers to the diameter of the circle in millimeters. Numerous marks fit this description. Some types have been added to the Davey/Bash list.

231.02
Honolulu, Oahu
HONOLULU, H. I.
three line date

circular mark with a single lined
outer circle

23mm circle
0 = parent style for type 231
2 = unserifed letters

This number refers to a Honolulu duplex ellipses mark without the ellipses. Two marks fit this description. Type I is the circle date stamp portion of 231.72 and type II goes with 231.82. In Type I, the left side of the circle broke down and in Type II, the circle broke at the bottom in September, 1893.

231_02 (I) 1 Oct93

Type I

231_02 (II) 5Nov90

Type II

231.72
Honolulu, Oahu
HONOLULU, H. I.
three line date

circular mark with a single lined
outer circle

23mm circle
7 = duplex numeral "1"
2 = unserifed letters

one mark fits this description

231_72 26Apr94

231.82
Honolulu, Oahu
HONOLULU, H. I.
three line date

circular mark with a single lined
outer circle

23mm circle
8 = duplex numeral "2"
2 = unserifed letters

one mark fits this description

231_82 11Oct96

Note the break at the bottom of the circle

232.02
Honolulu, Oahu
HONOLULU, H. I.
three line date

circular mark with a single lined
outer circle

24mm circle
0 = parent style for type 232
2 = unserifed letters

This number refers to a Honolulu duplex ellipses mark without the ellipses. One mark fits this description and it goes with 232.92.

232_02 26Apr00

232.92
Honolulu, Oahu
HONOLULU, H. I.
three line date

circular mark with a single lined
outer circle

24mm circle
9 = duplex numeral "1" with solid center
2 = unserifed letters

one mark fits this description

232_92 2Feb00

232.528
Honolulu, Oahu
HONOLULU/
H' I.

circular mark with a single lined
outer circle

24mm circle
5 = date omitted
2 = unserifed letters
8 = dot side ornaments

one mark fits this description

232_528 5Apr98

233.02
Honolulu, Oahu
HONOLULU/
three line date/
H. I.

circular mark with a single lined
outer circle

25mm circle
0 = parent style for type 233
2 = unserifed letters

two marks fit this description; in Type A, one difference is the period after "H" is 2.5mm to the right but in Type B, it is 3mm. The entire "H. I." in Type A is more narrowly spaced than in Type B.

233_02 A 1Sep85

Type A

233_02 B 10Apr87

Type B

233.24
Honolulu, Oahu
G.P.O./
HAWN. ISLDS
PAID ALL/
one line date/
A

circular mark with a single lined
outer circle

25mm circle
2 = words arranged differently than parent
4 = serifed letters above, unserifed letters below (the "G" is considered serifed)

one mark fits this description

233_24 3May75

233.528
Honolulu, Oahu
HONOLULU/
H' I.

circular mark with a single lined
outer circle

25mm circle
5 = date omitted
2 = unserifed letters
8 = dot side ornaments

one mark fits this description; compare it with type 232.528. The circle of this mark is larger and the letters are taller.

233_528 31Dec98

234.02
Honolulu, Oahu
HONOLULU/
three line date including year/
H. I.

circular mark with a single lined
outer circle

26mm circle
0 = parent style for type 234
2 = unserifed letters

one mark fits this description

234_02 16May88

234.62
Honolulu, Oahu
HONOLULU/
two line date, no year/
H. I.

circular mark with a single lined
outer circle

26mm circle
6 = no year date
2 = unserifed letters

one mark fits this description

234_62 14Jul84

235.01
several offices
office name,/
three line date/
island name.

circular mark with a single lined
outer circle

27mm circle
0 = -parent style for type 235
1 = serifed letters

The existence of this type is debated. Some collectors, myself included, believe most if not all of the 235.01 marks are worn or clogged marks from double outer ring devices (type 253.01). Burns usually agreed and switched most 235.01 marks noted by Davey and Bash to type 253.01 (or combined them if the same town already listed a type 253.01). I switched others based on more recent information so only one remains.

Pahala 235_01 27May97

On Hawaii: none
On Maui: Wailuku.
On Oahu: none
On Kauai: none
On Molokai/Lanai: Kaunakakai (I have seen no examples; Burns's listing was tentative).

235.02
235.9a2
Hilo, Hawaii
HILO,/
three line date/
HAWAII

circular mark with a single lined
outer circle

27mm circle
0 = same wording arrangement as parent
2 = unserifed letters
9a = target killer duplex

one mark fits this description

Hilo 235_02 23Mar88

Hilo 235_02 12Dec89 duplex

235.04
no mark fits this descriptions; it was the former listing for Kekaha 253.04

235.12
Honolulu, Oahu
HONOLULU/
two line date (no year)/
HAWAII

circular mark with a single lined
outer circle

27mm circle
1 = variation in wording
2 = unserifed letters

one mark fits this description

235_12 12Apr82

235.22
Honolulu, Oahu
HONOLULU/
three line date/
H. I.

circular mark with a single lined
outer circle

27mm circle
1 = variation in wording
2 = unserifed letters

one mark fits this description

235_22 14Aug87

235.32
Honolulu, Oahu
HONOLULU, H. I./
three line date/
PAID ALL

circular mark with a single lined
outer circle

27mm circle
3 = variation in wording
2 = unserifed letters

one mark fits this description

235_32 19Apr81 red

235.33
Honolulu, Oahu
HONOLULU, H. I./
two line date/
PAID ALL

circular mark with a single lined
outer circle

27mm circle
4 = variation in wording
2 = unserifed letters

This type accounts for a makeshift device used briefly in 1886 and made up from the 235.32 device but using month and day type from the 234.62 device.
one mark fits this description

235_33 12Jun86- 300 adjusted

236.05
Honolulu, Oahu
HONOLULU/
two line date (no year)/
U.S. Postage Paid

circular mark with a single lined
outer circle

28mm circle
0 = parent for this style
5 = upper words serifed letters, lower words serifed in italics

three marks match this description. See Honolulu Foreign Mail Postmarks to 1886 for details.

236_05 (I) 20Nov52

236.11
Honolulu, Oahu
HONOLULU/
two line date (no year)/
HAWAIIAN-ISLANDS

circular mark with a single lined
outer circle

28mm circle
1 = variation in wording
1 = serifed letters

four marks match this description. See Honolulu Foreign Mail Postmarks to 1886 for details.

236_11 (II) 23April55

237.01
Kahului, Maui
KAHULUI/
three line date/
MAUI

circular mark with a single lined
outer circle

29mm circle
0 = parent for this type
1 = serifed letters

one mark matches this description.

Kahului 237_01 14Jul97

237.02
237.9a2
Hakalau, Hawaii and Honolulu, Oahu
office name/
three line date/
HAWAII

circular mark with a single lined
outer circle

29mm circle
0 = parent for this type
2 = unserifed letters

two marks match this description.
Only the Honolulu mark has the duplex target cancel. Note also the comma after Honolulu.

Hakalau 237_02 27Jul93

237_02 8Jan84

237.527
Waihee, Maui
WAIHEE,
circular mark with a single lined
outer circle

29mm circle
5 = no date
2 = unserifed letters
7 = diamond side ornaments

one mark matches this description (listed by Davey and Bash as type 237.02) and it lacks the island name as another variation from the parent style.

Waihee 237_03

237.12
Honolulu, Oahu
HONOLULU, H. I./
three line date/
PAID ALL.

circular mark with a single lined
outer circle

29mm circle
1 = variation in wording
2 = unserifed letters

one mark matches this description.

237_12 13Mar80

237.52
Davey and Bash included this listing but stated it appeared to be a favor cancel applied at Kahului and Wailuku, perhaps after June 13, 1900. I delete it.

238.02
POST OFFICE/
three line date/
town name, H. I.

circular mark with a single lined
outer circle

29mm circle
0 = parent for this style
2 = unserifed letters

This was the first style distributed to several of the larger post offices

Kawaihae 238_02 16Apr81

Noted from the following offices:
On Hawaii: Hilo, Kawaihae, Kohala and Waiohinu (Burns lists Kealakekua but I believe this was in error)
On Maui: Haiku, Lahaina, Makawao and Wailuku
On Oahu: none
On Kauai: Hanalei, Koloa, Lihue and Waimea
On Molokai: Kaluaaha and Kaunakakai
On Lanai: none

238.42
Kahului, Maui
KAHULUI POST OFFICE/
three line date/
MANI, H. I.

circular mark with a single lined
outer circle

29mm circle
4 = variation in wording
2 = unserifed letters

one mark fits this style

Kahului 238_42 17Jul80

242.03
Honolulu, Oahu
HONOLULU/
two line date (no year)/
U. S. POSTAGE PAID

circular mark with a single lined
outer circle

34mm circle
0 = parent for this style
3 = serifed letters above, unserifed letters below

one mark fits this description

242_03 17Nov

242.13
Hilo, Hawaii and Lahaina, Maui
town. P. O./
two line date/
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

circular mark with a single lined
outer circle

34mm circle
1 = variation in wording
3 = serifed letters above, unserifed letters below

two marks fit this description

Hilo 242_13 13Jun70
Lahaina 242_13 17Feb68

Noted from Hilo and Lahaina

243.02
Lahaina, Maui
LAHAINA/
two line date (no year)/
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

circular mark with a single lined
outer circle

35mm circle
0 = parent for this style
2 = unserifed letters

one mark fits this description

Lahaina 243_02 21Feb blue

243.22
Makawao, Maui
MAKAWAO/
two line date (no year)/
POST OFFICE

circular mark with a single lined
outer circle

35mm circle
2 = variation on the parent style wording
2 = unserifed letters

one mark fits this description

Makawao 243_02 30May79

243.03
Honolulu, Oahu
HONOLULU/
two line date (no year)/
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

circular mark with a single lined
outer circle

35mm circle
0 = parent for this style
3 = serifed letters above, unserifed letters below

one mark fits this description

243_03 15Nov62

244.02
Kawaihae, Hawaii
KAWAIHAE P. O./
two line date (no year)

circular mark with a single lined
outer circle

36mm circle
0 = parent for this style
2 = unserifed letters

one mark fits this description

Kawaihae 244_02 5Nov75

245.02
Honolulu, Oahu
G. P. O. HONOLULU, H.I./
two line date (no year)/
PAID ALL

circular mark with a single lined
outer circle

37mm circle
0 = parent for this style
2 = unserifed letters

one mark fits this description

Hono. 245.01 23Jul70

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