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1940 Hong Kong - 1940 incoming cover from Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A. to China that has been censored with red Type 4b tape G  R OPENED BY CENSOR HONG KONG that has been tied by a small boxed 54. A number of Canton arrival cancels are on the cover, including one that ties a pair of Christmas Greeting stamps. An attractive cover!
1940 Hong Kong - 1940 incoming cover from Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A. to China that has been censored with red Type 4b tape G  R OPENED BY CENSOR HONG KONG that has been tied by a small boxed 54. A number of Canton arrival cancels are on the cover, including one that ties a pair of Christmas Greeting stamps. An attractive cover!
1940 Hong Kong
1940 incoming cover from Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A. to China that has been censored with red Type 4b tape 'G R OPENED BY CENSOR HONG KONG' that has been tied by a small boxed '54'. A number of Canton arrival cancels are on the cover, including one that ties a pair of Christmas Greeting 'stamps'. An attractive cover!
£125.00
Reference: G3113

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1872 Hong Kong - 1872 envelope to Glasgow, endorsed via Brindisi with a 30c tied by a blue Y1 barred cancel. A manuscript 1/3 charge mark is on the front of the cover. On the back of the cover are YOKOHAMA MY 14 72 (also in blue), Hong Kong MY 21 and Glasgow JY 10 72 transit arrival cancels. A red oval Schultze, Reis & Co, MAY 14 1872, Yokohama company h/s is also on the back of the cover. Fine and uncommon.
1872 Hong Kong
1872 envelope to Glasgow, endorsed 'via Brindisi' with a 30c tied by a blue 'Y1' barred cancel. A manuscript '1/3' charge mark is on the front of the cover. On the back of the cover are YOKOHAMA MY 14 72 (also in blue), Hong Kong MY 21 and Glasgow JY 10 72 transit arrival cancels. A red oval 'Schultze, Reis & Co, MAY 14 1872, Yokohama' company h/s is also on the back of the cover. Fine and uncommon.
£1400.00
Reference: G3112

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1904 Hong Kong - 1904 picture post card (Attempt to block Port Arthur in the Russian-Japanese War) to England, endorsed on the back H.M.S. Vengeance, Wei Hai Wei, 5.9.04 with a 4c tied LIU KUNG TAU SP 7 04. In 1902 H.M.S. Vengeance, a pre-dreadnought battleship was assigned to the China Station but the Anglo-Japanese Alliance rendered her presence there unnecessary and she returned to Europe in 1905. An interesting card written from a sailor on board the Vengeance.
1904 Hong Kong - 1904 picture post card (Attempt to block Port Arthur in the Russian-Japanese War) to England, endorsed on the back H.M.S. Vengeance, Wei Hai Wei, 5.9.04 with a 4c tied LIU KUNG TAU SP 7 04. In 1902 H.M.S. Vengeance, a pre-dreadnought battleship was assigned to the China Station but the Anglo-Japanese Alliance rendered her presence there unnecessary and she returned to Europe in 1905. An interesting card written from a sailor on board the Vengeance.
1904 Hong Kong
1904 picture post card (Attempt to block Port Arthur in the Russian-Japanese War) to England, endorsed on the back 'H.M.S. Vengeance, Wei Hai Wei, 5.9.04' with a 4c tied LIU KUNG TAU SP 7 04. In 1902 H.M.S. Vengeance, a 'pre-dreadnought' battleship was assigned to the China Station but the Anglo-Japanese Alliance rendered her presence there unnecessary and she returned to Europe in 1905. An interesting card written from a sailor on board the 'Vengeance'.
£135.00
Reference: G3108

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1918 Hong Kong - 1918 picture post card (Victoria City) to London with an “ACTIVE SERVICE” handstamp across the top. At the lower left is a red OFFICIAL PAID HONG KONG 19 JU 18 datestamp and a signature, H. Brewster,  (presumably censor) with a three line Captain R. G. A. / Adjutant Royal Artillery, / China Command. cachet. A scarce, attractive and desirable item.
1918 Hong Kong
1918 picture post card (Victoria City) to London with an “ACTIVE SERVICE” handstamp across the top. At the lower left is a red OFFICIAL PAID HONG KONG 19 JU 18 datestamp and a signature, H. Brewster, (presumably censor) with a three line 'Captain R. G. A. / Adjutant Royal Artillery, / China Command.' cachet. A scarce, attractive and desirable item.
£350.00
Reference: G3100

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1906 New Zealand - 1906 picture post card (Akaroa) to a crew member on H. M. S. Flora, China Station, with a 2½d cancelled AKAROA 21 NO 06. A Victoria Hong Kong 28 DE 06 cancel is on the card. H.M.S. Flora was an Astraea class Cruiser, built in 1893. China Station was based in Hong Kong and an important base for projecting power in the Pacific and also for patrolling the Chinese Rivers. A scarce incoming card from New Zealand to the China Station.
1906 New Zealand
1906 picture post card (Akaroa) to a crew member on H. M. S. Flora, China Station, with a 2½d cancelled AKAROA 21 NO 06. A Victoria Hong Kong 28 DE 06 cancel is on the card. H.M.S. Flora was an Astraea class Cruiser, built in 1893. 'China Station' was based in Hong Kong and an important base for projecting power in the Pacific and also for patrolling the Chinese Rivers. A scarce incoming card from New Zealand to the China Station.
£95.00
Reference: A3415

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1902 Hong Kong -  1902 China 1ct postal card to Portsmouth, England, written from H.M.S. Cressy, with an additional 4c added, cancelled AMOY MR 24 02.  Victoria, Hong Kong, MR 26 02 transit cancels are on the back of the card. HMS Cressy was a Cressy-class armoured cruiser built for the Royal Navy in 1899. Upon completion she was assigned to the China Station. Cressy was sunk by a torpedo from submarine U-9 on 22 September 1914 near Holland.
1902 Hong Kong
1902 China 1ct postal card to Portsmouth, England, written from H.M.S. Cressy, with an additional 4c added, cancelled AMOY MR 24 02. Victoria, Hong Kong, MR 26 02 transit cancels are on the back of the card. HMS Cressy was a Cressy-class armoured cruiser built for the Royal Navy in 1899. Upon completion she was assigned to the China Station. Cressy was sunk by a torpedo from submarine U-9 on 22 September 1914 near Holland.
£245.00
Reference: G2838

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1897 Hong Kong - 1897 Missionary envelope to the U.S.A. bearing a 10c cancelled AMOY FE 10 97. On the back are Hong Kong FE 12 and Chicago MAR 18 97 transit and arrival datestamps. The cover is from the American Reformed Church Mission, Amoy. Fine.
1897 Hong Kong
1897 'Missionary' envelope to the U.S.A. bearing a 10c cancelled AMOY FE 10 97. On the back are Hong Kong FE 12 and Chicago MAR 18 97 transit and arrival datestamps. The cover is from the American Reformed Church Mission, Amoy. Fine.
£150.00
Reference: G2837

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1874 Hong Kong - 1874 envelope to London endorsed Per French Mail franked with a 30c tied by a blue barred  S 1 canceller. SHANGHAI JA 8 74 and Hong Kong JA 12 74 datestamps are on the back of the cover, on the front is a red London Paid 23 FE 74 receiving cancel.
1874 Hong Kong
1874 envelope to London endorsed 'Per French Mail' franked with a 30c tied by a blue barred 'S 1' canceller. SHANGHAI JA 8 74 and Hong Kong JA 12 74 datestamps are on the back of the cover, on the front is a red London Paid 23 FE 74 receiving cancel.
£495.00
Reference: G2834

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1870 Hong Kong - 1870 envelope to Hong Kong bearing an 8c cancelled by a blue barred S 1 canceller, with a SHANGHAI AU 16 70 datestamp on the back. Also on the back of the cover is a Hong Kong AU 20 70 arrival c.d.s. Some light staining to the cover edge, otherwise a fine and an unusual destination from Shanghai.
1870 Hong Kong
1870 envelope to Hong Kong bearing an 8c cancelled by a blue barred 'S 1' canceller, with a SHANGHAI AU 16 70 datestamp on the back. Also on the back of the cover is a Hong Kong AU 20 70 arrival c.d.s. Some light staining to the cover edge, otherwise a fine and an unusual destination from Shanghai.
£495.00
Reference: G2833

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1954 Hong Kong - 1954 envelope, used internally with a 5c cancelled EXHIBITION P O HONG KONG 23 DE 54. This was the 13th Exhibition of Hong Kong Products and this canceller was used from 2.12.55 to 2.1.56. Fine.
1954 Hong Kong
1954 envelope, used internally with a 5c cancelled EXHIBITION P O HONG KONG 23 DE 54. This was the 13th Exhibition of Hong Kong Products and this canceller was used from 2.12.55 to 2.1.56. Fine.
£45.00
Reference: K3184

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1912 Hong Kong - 1912 picture post card (Marriage procession in Egypt!) to London bearing a 4c tied by a single ring NINGPO NO 30 12 datestamp. (Webb Type F) A Shanghai Br. P.O. DE 1 12 transit cancel is on the card. Although one of the five original Treaty Ports in 1843, Ningpo saw very little commercial activity and commercial mail from there is very scarce.
1912 Hong Kong
1912 picture post card (Marriage procession in Egypt!) to London bearing a 4c tied by a single ring NINGPO NO 30 12 datestamp. (Webb Type F) A Shanghai Br. P.O. DE 1 12 transit cancel is on the card. Although one of the five original Treaty Ports in 1843, Ningpo saw very little commercial activity and commercial mail from there is very scarce.
£1100.00
Reference: K3135

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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.
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.
£28.00
Reference: G2781

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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.
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.
£950.00
Reference: K2797

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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.
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.
£395.00
Reference: K2738

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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.
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.
£75.00
Reference: GW2669

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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)
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)
£160.00
Reference: G2650

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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.
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.
£975.00
Reference: G2649a

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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.
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.
£725.00
Reference: K2167

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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.
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.
£255.00
Reference: K2041

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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.
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.
£925.00
Reference: J1973

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