Just when I thought there were no more piles of “stuff,” I opened another drawer in a small, 4-drawer cabinet. Two drawers stuffed with articles clipped from the newspapers, including many columns about this Hawaii and Hawaiian dating back as far as the 1960s. And obituaries. I guess when you live into your 90s, you see a lot of friends, and people who you knew or knew of, pass along before you. My mother clipped obituaries. She has obits of family and friends, of pioneering people, of community figures, of people she went to school with, or their brothers, sisters, parents, children, etc.
And then some goodies, like these tiny little stamps. What are they?
The read, “Profit sharing stamp,” “Liliha”. 10 cts.
They are small. Old.
Anybody have an idea? Please share.
UPDATE: Other remnants turned up in one of the other drawers. Here are three of them, including old Royal Stamps and Blue Chip Stamps. Notice the ones at the bottom, which are also marked “profit sharing.” So I’m guessing these were early trading stamps that competed against the larger or better known brands.