Postage stamps and postal history of Hawaii

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An 1851 13c Hawaiian Missionary stamp

This is a survey of the postage stamps and postal history of Hawaii.

The Hawaiian Islands occupy most of an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean, southwest of the continental United States. It was governed by the Kingdom of Hawaii until 1893, Provisional Government of Hawaii through 1894, and Republic of Hawaii until 1898. It became the Territory of Hawaii and then US State of Hawaii in 1959.

First stamps[edit]

The first stamps of Hawaii were the Hawaiian Missionaries issued in 1851 by Henry Martyn Whitney (son of missionaries).[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Fred Gregory. "Missionary Stamps". Post Office in Paradise web site. Retrieved March 13, 2011. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Henry A. Meyer. Hawaii, its stamp and postal history. New York: Philatelic Foundation, 1948.

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