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|1966 Hong Kong|
1966 registered envelope used locally bearing five 10c I.C.Y. stamps, cancelled REGISTERED HONG KONG 28 JA 66. A Field Post Office 1033 29 JA 66 arrival datestamp is on the back.
|1946 Hong Kong|
1946 stampless 'On Active Service' air mail envelope to Bombay, India, with a good strike of the extremely rare F. P. O. No. 127 29 APR negative seal canceller on the back. A Bombay 6 MAY 46 arrival datestamp is also on the back of the cover. Shortly after the Liberation of Hong Kong Indian Army units arrived in the Colony. Their Field Post Office No. 127 was at a camp in Kowloon. Very few examples of this canceller are known the earliest date recorded is 12 March 1946 and this is the latest date at 29 April. It is believed that less than five covers have been recorded with this negative canceller. A major Hong Kong rarity.
|1894 Hong Kong|
1894 registered envelope to Germany, endorsed “per English Mail, S. S. Surat”, franked with a 20c on 30c cancelled HONG KONG JU 28 94. A Stuttgart 1.10.94 arrival c.d.s. is on the back of the cover.
|1941 Hong Kong.|
1941 envelope to Sydney, Australia franked with a 15c cancelled KOWLOON 11 – AM 8 DE 41. A stamp has been removed and a manuscript 'CE' is written in its' place, presumably by the censor. A violet boxed 'NO SERVICE' and a boxed 'DETAINED IN HONG KONG / BY JAPANESE / FROM DECEMBER 1941 TO SEPTEMBER 1945' cachets are on the front of the cover, along with black and red 'RETOUR' handstamps. A Bondi Beach arrival c.d.s. is on the back and a red Sydney Dead Letter Office cachet is on the front of the cover. This 11 AM datestamp is believed to be the latest known date from a sub Post Office prior to the Japanese closing down all the postal system. A very important item.
|1978 Hong Kong|
1978 picture post card (Edinburgh) underfranked with a Machin 7p. On arrival a pair of 10c and a $1 Postage Due were affixed and cancelled TSAT TSZ MUI 9 SP 78.
|1981 Hong Kong|
1981 Public Housing 20c with the variety 'RED (JACKET ON MAN AND SKIRT ON GIRL) OMITTED. Lower marginal example, unmounted mint, original gum. With normal for comparison. (SG 402a, catalogued £200)
|1983 Hong Kong|
1983 $1.30 “Hong Kong by Night” with the variety 'SILVER (VALUE & INSCRIPTION) OMITTED. Very fine, unmounted mint, original gum. (S.G. 444a) B.P.A. Certificate.
|1875 Hong Kong|
1875 double rate envelope to England, endorsed 'via Brindisi' bearing a pair of 30c cancelled by blue 'S 1' barred obliterators. On the back of the cover are Shanghae OC 7 75, Hong Kong OC 11 75 and Instow NO 22 75 transit and arrival datestamps.
|1903 Hong Kong|
1903 front portion of a 4c reply paid card to Tsingtau cancelled CHEFOO NO 10 02. A Tsingtau 19 11 03 arrival cancel is on the front of the card. A scarce card from this British Post Office in China to an internal destination.
|1901 Hong Kong / China|
1901 China 1c post card, uprated to France with a pair of Hong Kong 2c (which was the UPU rate for a post card) and a China 4c each cancelled by a fine strike of the large double ring bilingual PAOTING 17 FE 01. datestamp. A Tientsin 23 FE, an oval Peking 27 FE and two different Shanghai 1 MAR 01 transit cancels (one on the Hong Kong stamps) are on the card. A magnificent card from this very small and seldom seen Chinese Post Office.
|1895 Hong Kong|
1895 envelope to Germany bearing a 20c on 10c, paying a double UPU rate for a ½oz letter, tied by an AMOY JY 28 95 datestamp. The cover has been endorsed 'Via Vancouver' which was by far the shortest and quickest route to Europe after the Canadian Pacific Railway across Canada was opened in 1885. A Wismar AU 30 95 arrival c.d.s. is on the back, giving a transit time of 34 days.
|1934 Hong Kong|
1934 locally addressed envelope franked with a vertical strip of three 1c tied by YAUMATI 28 DEC 34 datestamps. A Victoria cancel of the same date is on the reverse. Fine.
|1902 Hong Kong|
1902 registered envelope to Austria bearing a 20c on 30c neatly tied by a REGISTERED HONG KONG JY 8 02 datestamp. A registration label is also on the front of the envelope. Fine, a scarce stamp on cover.
|1895 Hong Kong|
1895 3c postal card, overprinted 4 CENTS in red, to Manila, cancelled HONG KONG AP 3 95.
|1958 Hong Kong|
1958 air mail envelope to Canada bearing a 40c, 50c, $1 and a Coronation 10c, paying the $2 rate, cancelled TAI PO 26 FE 58. (Proud D6) This canceller was in use from 1952 to 1969. An uncommon commercial usage of the Coronation 10c.
|1958 Hong Kong|
1958 registered envelope to the USA bearing mixed KGVI and QE II postage to the value of 80c, cancelled NORTH POINT HONG (1) KONG 13 OC 58. A North Point A registration label is at the foot of the cover. On the reverse is a Lexington NOV 10 1958 arrival cancel. North Point Post Office opened on 25 November 1957 at 31 Shu Kok Street, North Point Estate. This canceller was the first to be used there. Fine and uncommon.
|1909 Hong Kong|
1909 4c postal stationery envelope to Holland, endorsed 'Via Siberia, with a 6c added to pay the 10c foreign letter rate, cancelled VICTORIA 16 JUN 09. An Amsterdam 4.7.09. arrival cancel is on the back. Fine, an unusual destination.
|1912 Hong Kong|
1912 1c postal card to Germany, endorsed 'Via Siberia', with a 1c and 2c added to pay the 4c rate to a non Commonwealth country, the stamps cancelled HONG KONG III 29 JUN 12. Fine.
|1918 Hong Kong|
1918 censored water damaged envelope from Portugal to Macau, with the stamps washed off, and with a 'CENSURA No. 36' circular censor strike. A Lisboa 8. 2. 18. datestamp is on the back along with a very fine strike of the rare boxed 'RECEIVED DAMAGED / AT HONG KONG' cachet. In all probability this letter was on the S S ANDRE LEBON which sailed from Marseille on March 3 1918. Due to increased German U Boat activity in the Mediterranean between December 1917 and March 1918, very few large merchant vessels were allowed to sail by the Allies, hence the delay from the posting in Lisbon. On 7 April she dragged her anchor during a heavy squall and grounded on a coral patch near Sultan Shoal at Singapore. It remained there until 19 April, when it was bought into port and the mails offloaded. A wonderful cover with a really rare Hong Kong cachet, which predates Proud's dates by nearly four years.
|1910 Hong Kong|
1910 picture post card (Japan) to England franked with a G.B. 1d tied by a SHANGHAI AP 30 10 cancel. Posted on the ship 'Sardinia', there is a boxed 'PAQUEBOT' handstamp on the card.