U2, 1884 2c Carmine, "Jno. S. Smithies"purple straightline corner card handstamp (in postmark ink color) on 2c Carmine envelope (U2) to Honolulu, Hawaii, two strikes of bold purple "Mahukona, Hawaii, Feb 10, 1893" cds (282.011, R4), reverse with "Honolulu, H.I. Feb 11, 1893" arrival duplex, Very Fine (Peters-Uota No. JSS-HS-1)rnJohn Samuel Smithies was Deputy Collector of Customs for Mahukona, also serving as Postmaster of Mahukona (1887-1902) until his death. He was born in 1832 in Newfoundland and in 1850 came to Honolulu for J.T. Waterhouse. In 1889, he was appointed Collector of Customs for Muhukona.
1890-1925, Hawaii Postal History Collection, about 69 covers + 47 colorful picture postcards in cover album, covers include 14 Kindom issues, note: #39, 44, 57, several 1894-99 issues with some town cancels, Pan-American 1c, 2c & 5c on cover to Germany (Honolulu cds), 5c Louisiana to Germany, good small banknote issues on covers/cards, 1902 issue combinations, good Wash-Franklin issues, some interesting destinations, note: Beriut, Germany. India, Japan, Switzerland (wrapper), cards mostly used, colorful native scenes, etc., also includes: used & unused U9 + unused U13 (all with flaws/faults, cat. $777 alone), expect some small stamp/cover flaws but overall F-VF, surely to please specialist.