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Paul A. Sabatine

Hawaii & US Possessions, Scandinavia, Italian States, Indian States

Joseph Saide

January 10, 2004

I have an 1863 1 cent Hawaiin stamp which I do not see covered in the Scott Catalogue. Missing is the "D" in ISLAND at the top of the stamp. Does anyone know if this is a valid stamp? I was not able to paste this stamp on this page. If you give me an email address, I can download a picture.
Thank you.
Joe Saide

Dale K. Sakata

June 19, 2015

I’ve been collecting Hawaiian stamps, postal cards and envelopes. Your detailed information has made envelopes particularly interesting.

Diego Salcedo

I am interested in collecting all hawaiian stamps, in mint condition.

William A. Sandrik

December 7, 2002

I am a dealer of U.S. and Foreign Postal History, and a collector of Hawaiian Postal History as it relates to disinfected mail, e.g. cholera, plague and leprosy periods in Hawaii. Your site is fantastic! One of the best, if not the best I have seen. The details of the cancels and covers are excellent and the scans first rate. I learned something today regarding a cancel I currently have on eBay, that it is not from the STR. WAIMEA but the STR. W.G. HALL!

Robert Sarnia

Collected English (England)FDCs, but became disillusioned with their "modern" designs and awful looking stamps, so I gave up. I have a few Hawaiian stamps, but I specialize in unique frankings,such as the first day of the new Japanese emperor, and the last and first dates of the 2nd and 3rd millenniums, which I believe are unique because most post offices around the world were closed on those two dates (being Sunday and New Year's Day), and FDCs marking the first mail flights after WWII from Japan to Hawaii. I frequently visit Hawaii, thus my interest in the islands. Regards, Bob Sarnia.

Martin Scheir

December 23, 2018

I collect HI, among other areas, and find no better source of information on HI philately than POP.

Sidney M. Schneider

March 21, 2004

I collect US stamps and your web site on Hawaiian stamps is superb and Kudos and a wonderfull job as I know it took a lot of work. Sid

Michael A. Schubert

I am interested in all older Hawaiiana items.
Hawaiian stamps and cancellations especially
desired. I recently discovered this site and
find it very educational. I appreciate all the work and effort that has gone into constructing this site. Great information.

Steven B. Scoville

December 8, 2001

Postal cards and stationery, mint and used.

Jim Shaffer

Interested in all Hawaii, especially postal markings.
Also territorial town marks from the Territorial period, and picture postcards
to 1940.

James Shimozawa

December 29, 2001

Hawaiian stamps & covers

Brock Short

December 7, 2009

Hawaiian stamps (a side interest; my main stamp interests are Canada; former British colonies in Africa & Asia; former German colonies in Africa & Asia)
Your web site is very, very helpful!

Jim Simon

July 20, 2004

My wife and I love Hawaii and collecting all aspects of its philately is only in my dreams. I believe your's is the best website in all of stamp and postal history collecting. I have attempted to build a similar product for Bosnia but your's is certainly superior. Keep up the outstanding work and this is a treasure.
Jim Simon

MacKinnon Simpson

July 21, 2003

OR&L cancels

Martin Skrocki

I collect U.S. Possessions, including Hawaii. I saw your site mentioned in Linn's and thought I'd give it a look. Very nicely done!

Richard E. Small

After much research I have written a book on Hawaii Post Offices. Although it is not complete, it is the most information available on Hawaii Post Offices at this time.

The Post Offices and Postmasters of Hawaii 1850 - 1998. Lists 383 Post Offices. Includes a map. 8 1/2 x 11, 60+ pages, soft,
tape bound.

Arthur W. Smith

October 9, 2002

For many years I've specialized in Hawaii postage, Hawaii subject matter(HSM) stamps from anywhere, and a strong interest in First Day Covers (singles, combos, blocks, suedo-blocks) of USA "HSM" stamps such as, but not limited to: Scott US C46, C55, C84, 647, 648, 799, 1153, 1682, 1732, 1733, 1784, 1830, 1963, 2311, 2080, 2559-I, 2669, 2863-2866, 3105C, 3224, 3571, UX81, U627, etc. Do you know of any other USA "HSM" stamps? I enjoy making my own cachets for the FDC's as well as using the commercially printed cachets.

Drexell Smith

January 6, 2004

Rural Post marks


August 6, 2009

First, I'd like to express marvel at Post Offices in Parasdise. A fine, outstanding work. I collect US Imperfs, some CSA, and beginning HAWAII.

Charles "Chad" Snee

April 9, 2011

Web site:

I collect postal history of the U.S. large 10¢ Bank Note stamps. Also collect postal history of Troy, Ohio (where I live), and Ohio fancy cancels on cover.

Richard Spacer

January 28, 2015

I heard the postal service had a route on my island's east side and would like to know what years steamers and a historic ala loa trail were used to distribute mail. Please tell me your source(s) for the trail delivery. Also, I am very keen to know if the US Government spent any funds on maintaining the trail for mail delivery. Is there any evidence the Kingdom of Hawaii spent funds on the trail and if so, what is the original source documentation? Thank you!

Gary L. Spicer

Postal Markings on Hawaiian stamps, overprint varieties on the Provisional Govt. issues.

Jan Steculorum

January 29, 2016

Fantastic article !!! I am a great admirer of classic/semi-classic Hawaii...Have ca 20 letters from 1870 until 1900.Expensive hobby, Hawaii.Have also on piece,a Hawaii no 8+USA no 17,LA arrival datesamp 1861.

Gary Steele

I wish all sites were like yours. Of course then there would not be too much left for others to go after.
Keep up the good work.

thanks, Gary

Keith J. Steiner


Leonard Stern

October 6, 2004

I collect Hawaii postal history from 1870 through present covers. But i am especially interested in covers from Pearl Harbor sent from ships on or around Dec. 7, 1941.I know this is not your specialty, but can you refer me to anyone who collects or is knowledgeable on Hawaiian postal history during WW.II. You were referred to me by Gary Morris of Pacific Midwest Stamps.

Louis Storino

November 29, 2003

All HAWAII,also its proofs, Essays and handstamped SPECIMEN ALL TYPS.

Wes Storm

March 12, 2014

Have mostly collected 19th and early 20th Century U.S. Stamps with a focus on the BOB varieties. Just dove into Hawaii by picking up a lot of about 50 mostly mint Hawaiian stamps at a local auction. Having lots of fun going through them and learning all the little details that help make each stamp special. This site is very helpful -- Thanks!!

Martin Stransky

August 28, 2006

Hawaii-postal stationeries

U.S.-postal cards

U.S.-stamps and covers of Columbus issue 1892

Frank Straus

November 28, 2001

I do not collect stamps but am interested in Hawaiian history. A survey of stamps and cancellations is often a good look into the history of a community.

Kurt Streepy

I collect Hawaii Stamps, Town Cancels, and Covers; along with First Issues of the World.

Wonderfully informative site, great to compare town cancel strikes.

David G. Strom

US & Possessions

Gannon Sugimura

October 7, 2004

I love collecting town postmarks and cancels, with a secondary interest in Provisional overprint varieties. Great site! It is invaluable for Hawaiian collectors (and collectors of Hawaiian stamps.)

Ken Sultana

August 28, 2009

Scott this is a fantastic site with a wealth of information that can help a Hawaiian neophyte philatelist like myself. Your individual advice also has been very helpful. Keep up the wonderful work. I am excited about developing a Hawaiian stamp and postal history collection from Kingdom on through Statehood. I am an APS and HPS member.

Daniel M Sweeney

December 15, 2001

I have been a collector of Hawaiian stamps, cards, envalopes, postal history, ect, for 12 years I also collect FAM 14 flight covers. This site is the best.

Michael L. Tahmoush

Began collecting Hawaii about 2 years ago. Have given up collecting US and now only specialize on Hawaii. It would be appreciated if somehow the foundation could reprint some of the old bibliography from Meyer & Harris. I would love to read those old studies. Great website, can't wait for publication.


December 2, 2002

I'm collecting ship covers.
also intersesting posted in Honolulu harbour
from ship.

Timothy P. Teefey

I collect U.S., Hawaiian, & Confederate stamps. I lived in Hawaii for 11 years which is where I developed my interest in the stamps and history. This is a terrific site. Keep up the good work.


January 10, 2019


I have attached my information for the Guestbook and are looking to join your group if you have membership applications.

Been collecting stamps for 55 years, member APS 117161 for 35+ and been collecting Hawaii for about 6 years now with most recently focus on the Wailuku postal history, since moving here.

Look forward to hearing back from you.



Cesar Alejandro Uribe Tovar

Hello. I'm a colombian stamps collector, specially those about the ocean (marine life): Marine Mammals, turtles, sharks, ships, fish, reefs, diving, etc. And about Fútbol, Football (Soccer). I would like to exchange stamps abot these topics.
Besides I have lots of very pretty colombian stamps about many topics, if you want to exchange them.

Carman Tse

December 14, 2018

Been a collector of Hawaiian stamps since fifth grade and now specialize in searching for Hawaii town cancels. Post Office in Paradise has been a most invaluable resource for me since I discovered the site!

Thurston Twigg-Smith

Used Hawaii

Great site! But I can't find your name anywhere--are you under cover? If not, please let me know who and where you are.

Chris Tye

January 3, 2008

As a amateur stamp collector, I have been wading through a worldwide collection containing many countries and commonwealths I have never known to exist. A number of stamps are works of art and the history behind these stamps is just as intriguing.

I just recently started to catalog the stamps from Hawaii and discovered this website. I must say that I have a lot to learn but I am impressed on the responses received from my inquiries through this website. Keep up the good work and thanks for the help.

J. Uota

This is an excellent site. I am impressed with the quality and depth this site contains.
I am interested in Hawaii's Banknote issue stamps and also the accompanying cancels and postmarks.


July 24, 2016

General Hawaii, stamps and town cancels.
I have enjoyed visiting and reading the information on your site. I am consistently referencing the information that you have available. Thank You so much. DKU

Fabio Vaccarezza

best compliments for your high level site.
I collect Locals of the World and I write article for some national and international philatelic magazines. Hawaiian philately is fascinating!
Best regards
Fabio Vaccarezza

Placido D. Valenciano

Covers and Stamps with Island of Kauai town cancellations.
Correspondence to Hawaiian Royalty.

paul van der haar

My name is Paul vd Haar from the Netherlands , collecting USA , since not so long also the possessions,locals,carriers.
Have put in ebay auction #15 Hawaii and was allerted about possible fake/forgery.
I am interested as a collector to be in your list to receive updates also to avoid we buy/sell false stamps at high prices.
This web is of great interest, i am looking forward to learn more(any books?)
To see if there are more in my collection i would like to know if i can sent a copy for a check.I have #5 or #9 , #6???
This is real good to have a site like this to get the information.Also forlocals/carriers i am interested in a list like the from Hawaii

paul vd haar
The Netherlands

Steve Vest

February 26, 2003

Kahului Railroad stamps and postal history. Any info regarding a Kahului Railroad stamp which preceeded the commonly known issues of 1894 would be greatly appreciated. I have an enigmatic reference to such and a photo. Glad to furnish reference to this seemingly little known stamp on request. Thanks, Steve



john Van Vliet

March 30, 2002

I am intrested in hi-res images for my dad.
He is a collecter , some are rare but others
are out of his price range.

David Volstrup-Petersen

April 1, 2007

I collect Hawaiian postal history with a special interest in Hana, Maui and its surrounding towns on east Maui. I have also collected stamps from Hong Kong and Denmark. Thanks to this informative website and the great work of its creator, I have acquired more knowledge of this fascinating part of the world.

H. A. Waiian

December 6, 2001

Postal Cards
Postal Stationary

Dan Waingrow

April 29, 2002

I collect Hawaiian Stamps, Lighthouses on Stamps and U.S. Stamps.

Charles Walker

December 16, 2007

Collect: Mint Hawai'ianna, and both mint and used worldwide definitives

Steve Walske

January 29, 2010

I collect incoming and outgoing mail to/from Hawaii via San Francisco during the 1849-1869 period.

George Walter

March 20, 2011

Collect US stamps and am expanding my range into Hawaii. I found your website discussion very useful. To help me identify stamps offered for sale, I have developed a picture file. It helps me to make quick identificaitons and comparisons. I would be willing to share with others.

Dr. Wayne Walton

After over 35 years of collecting both Canada and Hawaii I am now in a position to spend time and share with others who have like interests since I retired in 1999. My main intesests are Hawaiian town cancels, forgeries, general Hawaiian items. I have many town cancels to trade and looking for anyone interested. If you want to share information etc. I would be happy to correspond with anyone interested. Doc

Tim Watrud

April 28, 2010

Hawaii stamps and coins only.

Bob Watson

January 14, 2013

I have a passing interest in Hawaii as it relates to USA-New Zealand Postal History. I also collect Hawaii stamps, Mexico, USA & New Zealand.

Peter Westergren

September 19, 2012

Sweden, Nordic countries, UK, Hawaii Postal cards +pre paid, cans, mint

Ronald V. Westphal

January 5, 2002

Mint stamps

Michael A. White

February 19, 2002

I collect Pacific Island countries and territories (including Hawaii) to about 1960, and pre-war trans-Pacific flight covers. Member, APS, HPS, and USPPS. You have a fantastic website here!

John Whitmore

Used U.S. classics,both front of the book
and back, incl. possesions

David C. Wilcox

September 16, 2005

I collect stamps from all of the islands that comprise Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia.

Norbert Wild

R. Malmgren, who is currently exhibiting a fabulous postal stationery and postal card exhibits, directed me to this site. Great work! Almost like a color version of Meyer-Harris, but better!

Shar Wilkey

July 11, 2002

Islands on or above the Tropic of Cancer, hawaii is one of several.

buff willard

township cancels, covers, errors- french oceanie

Rufus Wilson

June 13, 2003

Excellent site - I found this site very informative, well researched, and user friendly. It is bookmarked for future use, and also attached a link to my "About Me" Ebay page as a favorite site. Hope you don't mind. Keep up the excellent work.

Mik Wisniewski

August 26, 2019

Collecting Hawaii Kingdom.

Thanks for putting the website together. Great resource.

Christopher C. Wohlers

November 28, 2003

My greatest interest is in postal history. My ancestors arrived in Hawaii in the 1840s and so my interests have focused on stampless covers from the 1840s and 1850s and postage covers from the 1860s through the 1880s. My greatgrandfather, A.V. Gear, owned the Hawaiian Stamp Co. in Honolulu in the 1890s and early 1900s. I have a number of Registered letters to the HSCo. from the late 1890s from various countries, including the United States. I also have an interest in inter-island covers.

Paul Wreglesworth

November 9, 2012

New Zealand maritime mail. In particular pre 1900.

Oliver Wyrtki

July 26, 2018

I am beginning a collection of Kauai town cancels and letters/covers/postcards focusing on the Germans in Hawaii and specifically on Kauai. I am currently running the German Colonies Collectors Group for the Germany Philatelic Society, and grew up in Honolulu to German parents.

Thank you so much for your wonderful website. We are all greatly indebted to you. If I can be of any help, please let me know, Oliver



Fumio Yamazaki

June 9, 2002

I am a collector of Hawaiian stamps and postall history. I have been collecting them
for 20 years.Now,specailly collecting Numrals
and combination overs. also interested in postal stationery.
I was a exhibitor of Pacific 97 in San Francisco. I will try to exhibit my Hawaii collection again in near future.
This site is great and useful for us who collect Hawaiian stamps.

Zhao Yang

February 6, 2002

Want mint set from Denmark,Faroes,Greenland,Europe,USA,worldwide new issues.Offer mint set from China,Asia,Europe,wolrdwide.
Answers assured.

James L. Yedor

Hawaii- All issues from Missionary to Territory, including Cinderellas and odities.Would like a definitive list of KRR issues-if such a thing exists!



Clayton Yukumoto

Trying to complete my Hawaiian Stamp Collection but am running to problems with certain issues....32,etc...10's and reprints....and the numerals. Found your site great and will be using it often to ID stamps which I'm finding on the net through E-BAY auctions....any comments about my use of E-BAY????

Garryl Zajec

August 05, 2017

I've been collecting general worldwide stamps for 60 years. The last few years concentrating on Hawaii and Germany prior to 1945. This site has been one of my most used references. Thank you!

Jerry Zelinka

April 8, 2002

Hawaiian postal history, in general, but specific interest in stamps Sc. 30 through 82 and Officials.

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