David Thompson sends in the scan below of a R182 block of four with Bank of Hawaii box cancels:
BANK OF HAWAII,
JUL 25 1901
Honolulu, H. I.
Hawaii became a territory of the United States in July, 1898, while the Bank of Hawaii got its start the year before in 1897. The bank remains in operation today.
Any speculation out there about why a new bank would use dollar tax stamps in this manner? Are there any on-document examples from the Bank of Hawaii during this time period? Please send examples or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.