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Hawaii Inter Island

October 2, 1890

This postal card was mailed from Hilo on the northeast side of the island of Hawaii.

The indicium is cancelled by a purple Hilo duplex with a target killer and a single ring dial.
There is also a double rimmed purple Hilo CDS on the reverse.

The destination was Honolulu on the island of Oahu 182 miles away where it arrived on October 4.
Arrival was noted by a duplex handstamp in red on the reverse.

The postal card is Scott UX4 1 lithographed by the American Bank Note Co. in red on buff.

The note requests "2 pr good eyeglasses Nos. 18 - 19."
It also requests "2 pieces for fastening (?)."


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