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Hono 23Aug90 UPSS7

A 4 UPSS7 postal envelope with a 1 green Scott No. 42 stamped with the rare "CANCELLED." - AUXRR-KAH(10mm Unserifed) - associated with the Kahului Railroad. It was mailed August 22, 1890, at Wailuku, Maui, carried from Wailuku on the Kahului Railroad where it was loaded on an inter-island steamer for Honolulu and then carried by steamer to Port Townsend, Washington, via San Francisco. Why some letters received this mark and others did not is unclear.

Transportation marks are ship marks or railroad marks. To be included, the marking needs to bear the name of a ship used to carry a letter (thus excluding ships' names in addresses or to show the origin of the letter) or a mark used in conjunction with shipping or railroad mail carrying duties. Handstamped markings are the most popular to collect. Particularly with ship marks, there also is a myriad of manuscript markings. All markings designating a transportation choice, both manuscript and handstamped, qualify for inclusion.

SHIP MARKS

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RAILROAD MARKS

Three railroads operated as public carriers in Hawaii in the 19th Century: the Hawaiian Railroad in the North Kohala District of Hawaii, the Kahului Railroad on Maui and the Oahu Railroad on Oahu. All three railroads carried mail. Numerous other private railroads operated on plantations throughout the country. At least one, the Waimea and Kahuku road on Kauai, carried mail. Marks are known from two of the three public carriers: The Oahu Railroad and the Kahului Railroad. No marks are known from the plantation railroads.

Kahului Railroad Company marks:

For more information about the Kahului Railroad, see Overland Mail Routes, Islands of Maui, Molokai & Lanai Routes and Maps of Hawaii, Island of Maui.

AUXRR-KAH(10mm Unserifed)
Letters 10mm tall and unserifed
purple black

Kahului RR CANCELLED no serifs 10mm

Davey 451

CANCELLED.
This mark is noted on various Bank Note issues and on postal stationery, but not on stamps of the Kahului Railroad itself.

AUXRR-KAH(4mm Unserifed)
Letters 4mm tall and unserifed
purplish black

Kahului RR CANCELLED no serifs

Davey 452

CANCELLED
Always noted on stamps of the Kahului Railroad.

AUXRR-KAH(4mm Serifed)
Letters 4mm tall and serifed
purple

Kahului RR CANCELLED serifs

Davey 453

CANCELLED
Always noted on stamps of the Kahului Railroad.

AUXRR-KAH(crayon)
crayon X
red

Kahului RR crayon red

Davey UL

manuscript X
Other colors and styles are noted.
Similar crayon marks found on postage stamps of the Bank Note Issue, Provisional Government Issue and Republic Issue are thought to show a Kahului Railroad use.


Oahu Railroad Company marks:

Three of these marks were recorded by Davey. Ed Burns added the Pearl City mark. A second Honolulu mark has come to light, making the total five marks. Measurements and the full wording are still suspect. One strike of the Pearl City mark is known on cover and is the only known strike on cover for any of these marks.

For more information about the Oahu Railroad, see Overland Mail Routes, Island of Oahu Routes and Maps of Hawaii, Island of Oahu.

AUXRR-OAHU(AIEA)
Rarity 1RRRR
31mm single inner and outer lined circles
4mm tall letters, unserifed
blue

Oahu RR Aiea 4Jul99

June 4, 1900

Oahu RR Aiea 4Jul99 detail

detail

Davey 454

OAHU RAILWAY & LAND CO./
date/
AIEA
USAGE: June 4, 1900

AUXRR-OAHU(HONOLULU short)
Rarity 1RRRR
31mm single inner and outer lined circles
2.5mm tall letters, unserifed
crossroads side ornaments
blue

Oahu RR Honolulu short

March 24, 1891

Oahu RR Honolulu short detail

detail

Davey UL

OAHU RAILWAY & LAND CO./
TICKET/

date/
OFFICE/
HONOLULU

USAGE: March 24, 1891

AUXRR-OAHU(HONOLULU tall)
Rarity 1RRRR
31mm single inner and outer lined circles
4mm tall letters, unserifed
Maltese cross side ornaments
blue

Oahu RR Honolulu tall

___ 29, 1899

Oahu RR Honolulu tall detail

detail

Oahu RR Davey

Davey illustration

Davey 455

OAHU RAILWAY & LAND CO./
TICKET/

date/
OFFICE/
HONOLULU

USAGE: 1899

AUXRR-OAHU(PEARL CITY)
Rarity 1RRRR
31mm single inner and outer lined circles
2.5mm tall letters, unserifed
crossroads side ornaments
blue

Pearl City 95 - Oct 28

October 26, 1895

Oahu RR Pearl City detail

detail

Davey UL

OAHU RAILWAY & LAND CO./
TICKET/

date/
OFFICE/
PEARL CITY

USAGE: October 26, 1895 to January 27, 1896

AUXRR-OAHU(WAIANAE)
Rarity 1RRRR
31mm single inner and outer lined circles
4mm tall letters, unserifed
blue

Oahu RR Waianae

September 14, 1898

Oahu RR Waianae detail

detail

Davey 456

OAHU RAILWAY & LAND CO./
TICKET/

date/
OFFICE/
WAIANAE

USAGE: September 14, 1898

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