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  • Davey, William J., and Bash, John K, “The Postal Marking of Hawaii,” Part III, Hawaii, Its Stamps and Postal History, p. 265-311, The Philatelic Foundation, New York, 1948. This study is the comprehensive list of the known town postmarks up to 1948, capturing and extending earlier articles published by Davey and Bash. In particular, the Dewey Decimal system for describing town postmarks, conceived by Davey and Bash and described in their earlier articles, is fully explained in this reference.
  • Burns, Edward J., "Hawaiian Town Marks, 1850-1900: An Updating Study", The American Philatelist, Vol. 84, No. 4 [831], p. 327-340, April, 1970. This useful article was eclipsed by Burns's later works.
  • Burns, Edward J., "Hawaiian Postal History Vignettes", The American Philatelist, Vol. 84, No. 9 [836], p. 788-792, Sept., 1970; reprinted as "Vignettes from Hawaiian Postal History", Stamps, Vol. __, No.  , p. 26, Oct. 3, 1970 and at Po'Oleka O Hawaii, No. 3, p. 9-13, April, 1976; slightly revised as "Royal Decree In 1850 Institutes Post Office", Linn's Stamp News, Vol. 43, No. 43 [2190], p. 32, Oct. 26, 1970; reprinted at Vol. 49, No. 46 [2506], p. 85, Nov. 15, 1976.
  • Burns, Edward J., Additions to Hawaiian Postal History, Hawaiian Postal Study Group/Hawaiian Philatelic Society, Honolulu, January, 1972. This study supersedes the Meyer and Harris cancel list; it is excellent but in turn the listings are superseded by Burns's later works. This book also addresses pre-postal period ship marks, free franks by country postmasters, sea postage, miscellaneous cancel stamps, service marks and lists country postmasters for each office. This book is referred to as Burns I in this website.
  • Burns, Edward J., Additions to Hawaiian Postal History, Vol. II, Hawaiian Philatelic Society, Honolulu, 1980. A further update to Meyer and Harris cancel list, this book supersedes Vol. I and is referred to as Burns II in this website.
  • Burns, Edward J., "Supplement No. 1 to 'Additions to Hawaiian Postal History, Volume II'", Po'Oleka O Hawaii, No. 28, p. 1-4, July, 1982. In this study, Burns updated Additions II and also addressed domestic rates and drop letters.
  • Burns, Edward J., "Supplement No. 2 to Additions to Hawaiian Postal History, Volume II", Po'Oleka O Hawaii, No. 38, p. 1-5, Jan., 1985.
  • Burns, Edward J., December, 1988 Update Of: Additions to Hawaiian Postal History, Vol. II, Hawaiian Philatelic Society, Honolulu, 1988. In Burns's last town postmark list, he deleted numerous 235.01 style listings as they were found to be worn examples of style 253.01, and made numerous other corrections, updates and some additions to the earlier listings. This book is referred to as Burns III in this website.

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