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Sale 14

Asian Stamps & Postal History


Hong Kong: Covers and Cancellations
 
 
 

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Lot 1983 Hong Kong, 1866 (15 Mar.) mourning envelope to Bathgate, Scotland (28.4) "Via Marseilles" bearing 8c. and 24c., and in lower left corner 6c. and 12c. to pay the late fee, all cancelled "B62", showing on reverse "Hong Kong/C" origin c.d.s., rated "1/3", a few faults including small defect at top of 6c., the 32 cent rate to the U.K. via Marseille, one of 22 18c. "late fee" covers recorded by Gurevitch, being the second earliest recorded and the earliest to the U.K.
Estimate HK$ 35,000 - 45,000
  Realized HK$40,250
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Lot 1984 Hong Kong, 1868 (30 May) envelope with enclosed letter to Bombay (20.6) "per 'Benares'" bearing 8c. orange (small defect at upper right), cancelled "B62", with matching "Hong Kong/C" origin c.d.s. on reverse, rated "4", letter reports on the depressed state of the opium market, although postscript notes prices strengthening since the report of prior day, light filing fold crosses adhesive.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
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Lot 1985 Hong Kong, 1868 envelope to Virginia, U.S.A. via London (16.11) and New York (28.11), endorsed "Via Marseilles", bearing 18c. and 24c., cancelled "B62", showing on reverse "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s. (1.10) and "Forwarded by/Olyphant & Co./Hong Kong/1 Oct 1868" framed h.s., manuscript "1" and "1/8" rated, with U.S. "3 Cents" h.s. in red, light filing crease at top crosses adhesives, fine and colourful usage, apparently originating from outside Hong Kong.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
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Lot 1986 Hong Kong, 1876 (8 July) envelope to London (16.8) "Per French Mail" bearing 30c. mauve, cancelled "B62", with matching "Hong Kong/A" origin c.d.s. on reverse, fine, from the renowned Davis correspondence.
Estimate HK$ 600 - 800
  Realized HK$863
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Lot 1987 Hong Kong, 1877 (22 Mar.) envelope to London (27.4) "Per French Mail" bearing 28c. on 30c. mauve, cancelled "B62", with matching "Hong Kong/A" origin c.d.s. and London arrival c.d.s. in red adjacent, fine example of the scarce short-lived rate in use only from June 1876 to 1 Apr. 1877, when Hong Kong joined the U.P.U., from the famous Davis correspondence.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 1988 Hong Kong, 1878 (c.) printed matter wrapper to Lyon, France (8.5) bearing 2c. brown, cancelled "B62" and showing "Ligne N/Paq. Fr. No. 10" c.d.s. (5.4; R) on reverse, fine printed matter usage by French packet showing the rare Paquebot mark.
Estimate HK$ 7,500 - 9,500
  Realized HK$25,300
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Lot 1989 Hong Kong, 1884 (25 Apr.) Weekly Edition of The Times (London) newspaper (front page) to a crew member of the H.M.S. "Curaçoa", China Station, bearing Great Britain ½d. and 1d., tied by "Bexley Heath" c.d.s., very fine and rare printed-matter usage to sailor on the China Station.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
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Lot 1990 Hong Kong, 1891 (10 Jan.) printed envelope ("Arnhold Karberg & Co./China" imprint on flap) to New York (9.2) bearing 7c. on 10c. green with "AK&Co" (Arnhold Karberg & Co.) perfin, cancelled "B62", with matching "Hong Kong/B" origin c.d.s. alongside, light staining on reverse, fine usage.
Estimate HK$ 4,500 - 5,500
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 1991 Hong Kong, 1895 (18 Dec.) registered envelope to Colchester, England (19.1.96) via London (18.1) bearing 5c. blue pairs (2), tied by "Hong Kong/B" c.d.s., showing "R/Hongkong, G.P.O./No. 279" h.s.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 1992 Hong Kong, 1896 and 1897 registered envelopes from Hong Kong to Colchester, England, both showing R in circle h.s., the first "Via Brindisi" bearing 10c. purple on red (3) and the second "per French Mail" bearing 10c. purple on red (2), fine usages (2).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 1993 Hong Kong, 1897 (27 Oct.) envelope to Germany (25.11) "p. French Mail" bearing Q.V. 10c. purple on red, variety watermark reversed, and 5c. blue block of four, cancelled by "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s., fine and rare usage of the variety on cover. S.G. 38x.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
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Lot 1994 Hong Kong, 1898 (25 May) long, linen consular envelope to New York (30.6), redirected to Litchfield, Connecticut (7.1) bearing 10c. purple on red (5), cancelled by "Hong Kong/D" c.d.s., and U.S. 2c. pair paying the redirection, cancelled by "New York, N.Y." duplex, showing light "U.S. Consulate/Hong Kong" oval sender's cachet in violet at top left, light discolouration at left, minor cover wrinkling crossing adhesives at extreme right, fine and interesting combination showing the consular usage.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 1995 Hong Kong, 1898 (8 Nov.) British Central Africa 2d. stationery card addressed to the "H.M.S. 'Powerful', China", cancelled by "Chilomo/B.C.A." squared circle d.s., showing "Sea Post Office/A", Colombo (11.1.99) and Hong Kong (30.1) c.d.s. and framed "Maldirige" h.s., rare usage from British Central Africa to a ship on the China Station.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 1996 Hong Kong, 1900 (5 July) Great Britain 1d. stationery envelope to Hong Kong, via Durban (14.7) and Colombo (9.8), cancelled by "Field P.O./British Army S. Africa" c.d.s., showing on reverse small part "Singapore to Hong Kong" marine sorter c.d.s., most of backflap removed (affecting most of the marine sorter c.d.s.), otherwise fine, scarce Boer War usage to Hong Kong.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 1997 Hong Kong, 1900 (3 Sept.) Great Britain 2d. registered stationery envelope to Hong Kong, via Durban (14.9) and Colombo (15.10) bearing Great Britain 1d. lilac pair, cancelled by "Field Post Office/British Army S. Africa/1" double-ring d.s., showing on reverse "Singapore to Hong Kong/C" marine sorter c.d.s. (23.10), fine and scarce registered Boer War mail to Hong Kong.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 1998 Hong Kong, 1903 (1 Mar.) "The University Club, Manila, P.I." corner card envelope from Manila to Hong Kong (5.3) redirected to Yokohama (18.4) and then to San Francisco (7.5) bearing U.S.A. overprinted "Philippines" 1c. and 2c. pair, cancelled by duplex, and Hong Kong 10c. ultramarine, cancelled by "Yokohama/Japan" c.d.s., with "Victoria/Hong Kong", Yokohama and San Francisco c.d.s. on reverse, fine and very unusual usage showing non-paquebot Yokohama cancellation on Hong Kong stamp.
Estimate HK$ 16,000 - 20,000
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Lot 1999 Hong Kong, 1910 (17 Jan.) red-band envelope to Haiphong (20.1) bearing on reverse K.E.VII 5c. vertical strip of five (corner fault), tied by "Haiphong/Tonkin" c.d.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 2000 Hong Kong, 1916 (7 Jan.) envelope from Norway to Hong Kong (1.4) via Petrograd (23.2) and Shanghai (28.3) bearing Norway 20ore, tied by "Vinderentaker" c.d.s., showing framed Russian and Hong Kong "P.B.C." censor h.s. both in violet, very fine scarce incoming censored World War I usage.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 2001 Hong Kong, 1917 (29 Jan.) "Carlton Hotel/Hong Kong" corner card envelope to Massachusetts, U.S.A. bearing K.G.V 10c. ultramarine tied by c.d.s., faults, reattached at top and bottom.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 2002 Hong Kong, 1938 (13 Jan.) large registered airmail envelope to Los Angeles (22.1) "Via Clipper" bearing K.G.V 25c., $2 (2) and $10, cancelled by "Registered/G.P.O. Hong Kong" c.d.s., with Honolulu transit c.d.s. (20.1) on reverse, light reddish suffusion affecting adhesives other than $10, envelope folded (twice) as to expected, few minor edge tears, interesting Pan American Clipper usage of the $10.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 2003 Hong Kong, 1932-41 collection of airmail envelopes on written-up album pages with both first flights and commercial usages, including 1932 commercial envelope from England to Hong Kong via Germany and Russia showing cachet in Russian "Received by Aeroplane", 1934 Singapore-Brisbane first flight (Webb No. 31), 1936 Manila-Hong Kong and Hong-Kong-Shanghai R.A.F. Goodwill Flights (Webb No. 37), 1936 London-Penang-Hong Kong first flight (Webb No. 39; 4, including one from Penang), Hong Kong-Penang-London first flight (Webb No. 42; 5, including one returned from Penang as undeliverable), 1936 C.N.A.C. first flights to Canton and Shanghai (Webb No. 56), 1937 First Trans-Pacific service from Honolulu and Manila (Webb No. 59) and return service to Manila and U.S.A. and from Macau to U.S.A. (addressed to Scotland) (Webb No. 60), 1937 first direct flight to U.K. via Bangkok (Webb No. 73), 1938 "all up" service first flight from England to Hong Kong (Webb No. 83) and 1941 censored commercial envelope to U.S.A. curiously endorsed by "Pan American Airways and Trans-Atlantic Services", an interesting collection with commercial usages supplementing the enumerated first flights, generally fine to very fine (33).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$8,625
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Lot 2004 Hong Kong, 1900-59 envelopes (6) and card, including 1900 registered envelope to Italy with Q.V. 10c. purple on red (2) and 1924 incoming registered envelope from Switzerland to Hong Kong with Switzerland U.P.U. Anniv. 20c. and 30c. (4), generally fine.
Estimate HK$ 750 - 1,000
  Realized HK$1,495
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Lot 2005 o Hong Kong, 1863(c.)-1935 extensive cancellation collection in stockbook and on additional pages, principally Treaty Ports, but also including maritime usages, Daily Press overprints (49), "62B" (9, including 1874 Postal Fiscal $3) and security chops and perfins, with Amoy "A1" in black (8) including 1880 5c. on 18c. and "D27" (4) with 1876-77 28c. on 30c., Canton with "C1" in blue (1) and black (10) and "A/Canton" straight-line c.d.s. (15), Foochow with "F1" in blue (1) and black (8) including 1880 10c. on 12c., Hankow with "D29" (3) with 1880 10c. (2), Hoihow small c.d.s. on 1882-96 5c., Ningpo with 1863-71 4c. cancelled "N1" in blue overstruck "S1", Shanghai with "S1" in blue (21) and black (32) including 1880 10c. on 16c., Swatow with "S2" in black on 1882-96 10c. green and "A/Swatow" c.d.s. on 1882-96 5c., and Yokohama "Y1" in blue (8) and black (6), some faults as to be expected, generally fine with good strikes, some duplication, a very interesting collection with many desirable cancellations worth careful inspection (many hundreds).
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$32,200
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