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Hong Kong & Treaty Ports


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Lot 3313 Hong Kong, 1865 (12 May) envelope to Long Island, New York State "Via Southampton" and London (11.7) bearing CC watermark 2c., 8c., 12c. wing margin and 24c., cancelled "B62" in blue, with "N.Y. Am. Pkt./Paid" c.d.s. (25.7) and "21/cents" h.s. (credit U.K. to U.S.A.) adjacent and blue "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s. on reverse, rated "1/9½" and "1 [d.]" (colonial credit), 2c. and 8c. corner faults, fine and attractive four-colour franking to U.S.A. and very early usage of the watermarked 12c. blue (45c. half-ounce rate to U.S.A. via Southampton). S.G. 8, 11, 12, 14.
Estimate 15,000 - 20,000
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Lot 3314 Hong Kong, 1870 (27 Apr.) envelope to Bombay (22.5) "Per Steamer Tranvancore" bearing 8c. orange, boldly cancelled "B62", with "Hong Kong/C" origin c.d.s. on reverse, rated "4", fine. S.G. 11.
Estimate 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$1,035
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Lot 3315 Hong Kong, 1870 (26 May) envelope to Bombay (18.6) "Per S.S. China" bearing 8c. orange (2), cancelled "B62", with "Hong Kong/C" origin c.d.s. on reverse, rated "8", creased at upper right corner, small part of backflap missing (just barely affecting Hong Kong c.d.s.), attractive double rate usage. S.G. 11.
Estimate 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$978
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Lot 3316 Hong Kong, 1870 (18 Aug.) envelope to Bombay (11.9) "Per Str. Deccan" bearing 8c. orange wing-margin example cancelled "B62", with "Hong Kong/C" origin c.d.s. on reverse, rated "4", horizontal filing fold crosses adhesive, fine usage. S.G. 11.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 3317 Hong Kong, 1871 (29 Nov.) "Carlowitz & Co., China" envelope to Genoa, Italy (4.1.72) "via Brindisi" bearing 18c. lilac, boldly tied "B62" with matching "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s. on reverse, rated "9", small repaired punch hole and couple small tape stains on reverse, attractive and scarce late usage of the short-lived 18c. fully-paid rate to Italy via Brindisi (in effect 9.8.71-2.12.71). Ex Worthington, Rowell.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 3318 Hong Kong, 1872 (21 Mar.) envelope to Bombay (22.4) "Per Str. Ellora" bearing 8c. orange wing-margin example tied "B62", with matching "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s. on reverse, showing on front very fine "Insufficiently-Prepaid 4d." h.s. (Proud I215), with "St. Bo./As. 4" [Steamer Bombay/4 annas] h.s. adjacent, envelope reduced at right on opening and some edge ageing, rare. S.G. 11.
Estimate 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$9,775
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Lot 3319 Hong Kong, 1873 (27 Nov.) envelope to Clarence, Iowa, U.S.A. (22.1.74 per endorsement) via San Francisco (16.1) "p China" bearing 8c. orange, cancelled "B62" with "Hong Kong/Paid All" c.d.s. in red adjacent, fine 8c. transpacific half ounce rate to U.S.A. S.G. 11.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,265
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Lot 3320 Hong Kong, 1881 (9 Apr.) envelope to Acushnet, Massachusetts, U.S.A. (16.5 per endorsement) via San Francisco (8.5) and New Bedford (16.5) "p City of Tokio" bearing CC watermark 10c. mauve tied "B62", with matching "Hong Kong/A" c.d.s. adjacent, fine. S.G. 30.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,265
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Lot 3321 Hong Kong, 1885 (29 Apr.) printed 3-page prices current from A.R. Marty, Hong Kong to Nagasaki, bearing 2c. carmine tied "B62", showing sender's cachet in blue adjacent, fine and scarce printed-matter usage. S.G. 33.
Estimate 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 3322 Hong Kong, 1914 (5 Oct.) "Hamburg-America Linie" envelope to Shanghai (9.10 Br. P.O.) bearing K.G.V 4c. tied by "Hong Kong" c.d.s., with "Officially Sealed" labels (type 2) at top applied to reseal censored envelope (one slightly cut away to show the adhesive before cancellation applied) and "O.F.I." (Opened for Inspection) violet framed h.s. on reverse, couple light scores in adhesive also tying it to envelope.
Estimate 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 3323 Hong Kong, 1928 (15 Nov.) Manila-Hong Kong first flight envelope, bearing Air overprint "L.O.F." 10c. vertical pair (straight edge) and Postage 20c., 30c. pair (straight edge) and 1p., tied by "Manila/P.I." duplex, showing "Manila-Hong Kong/via British Far East Flight/First Air Mail" cachet in violet adjacent, with "Hong Kong" arrival c.d.s. (18.11) on reverse. Envelope contains "L.O.F." 2c. to 8c., 12c., 20c. to 1p. unused, affixed to backing paper sheet. Webb No. 1.
Estimate 800 - 1,000
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Lot 3324 Hong Kong, 1936 (1 Oct.) underpaid envelope to Hong Kong from an American Presidents Line passenger, bearing Japan Tazawa 3s. (scuffed) tied by "Kobe" c.d.s., with Japanese framed postage due h.s. adjacent, and on reverse Hong Kong Postage Due 1c., 4c. and 6c. strip of five cancelled by "Hong Kong" c.d.s. (13.10) and subsequently annulled by "Charge Not/Collected/in Hong Kong" violet framed h.s. (Proud I202, predating his earliest recorded date), with "Returned Letter Office" c.d.s. (15.10) underneath the return slip for the letter's final return to the sender and "U.S.T.P. Sea Post/S.S. Pres. McKinley/East" c.d.s. (9.5.37) from the return adjacent and "Retour" framed h.s. on front.
Estimate 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$13,800
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Lot 3325 Hong Kong, 1937 (15 Feb.) envelope to the Hague, Netherlands (11.3) bearing K.G.V 3c. and 15c., with "T" circular h.s. adjacent and Netherlands 10c. Due applied and cancelled on arrival.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,725
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Lot 3326 Hong Kong, 1938 (15 July) cloth tea sample bag to Hamburg, Germany bearing K.G.V 8c. and 12c. and K.G.VI 5c., fine.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 3327 Hong Kong, 1945 local envelopes (4) showing "Hong Kong/Postage Paid/1945" framed octagonal h.s., with one showing "Retour" framed h.s. and endorsed "Mr de Roux [the addressee] deceased on 19th of February 1944". From the Philippe Orsetti collection.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 3328 Hong Kong, 1945 (20 Nov.) airmail envelope to Pelham Manor, New York, bearing K.G.VI Williams Lea printing $1 pale reddish lilac and blue tied by "Victoria/Hong Kong" c.d.s., showing "By Air to Leyte Only" h.s. in red (Proud AM9), couple small faults, fine usage. S.G. 155b.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,610
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Lot 3329 Hong Kong, 1950 (June) "Sin Hua Bank, Tientsin" registered airmail envelope (opened out for display) to New York (2.7) bearing K.G.VI $10 reddish violet and blue on chalky paper (Req. M) with cut "G" of Kong flaw (flaw HA 162; R.P. R6/2) and 30c. blue, tied by "Registered/Hong Kong" c.d.s. (24.6), envelope opened at top through front panel and slightly reduced at right, apparently privately carried to Hong Kong from China and posted, interesting and unusual. S.G. 149, 162b.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 3330 Hong Kong, U.S. Naval Vessels : 1892 (17 Feb.) envelope (with enclosed letter from the U.S.S. Lancaster) to Philadelphia, U.S.A. (19.3) bearing 10c. purple on red vertical pair, very good double-rate usage. S.G. 38.
Estimate 500 - 700
  Realized HK$1,093
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Lot 3331 Hong Kong, U.S. Naval Vessels : 1901 (27 Apr.) long registered double-rate envelope from "Captain Chas. M. Thomas, U.S. S. Oregon" to the Commandant of the U.S. Naval Station, Cavite, Philippines (4.5) bearing Q.V. 10c. ultramarine pair and single tied by "Shanghai/C" c.d.s. with "R" in circle h.s. adjacent, fine and very scarce, believed the only known U.S.S. Oregon cover franked with Hong Kong stamps.
Estimate 8,000 - 10,000


Commissioned in 1896, the Oregon's long and illustrious service included action in Cuba during the Spanish-American War as well as in the 1899 Philippine Insurrection. She served as the U.S. Navy station ship based in Woosung from Sept. 1900 to May 1901 before returning to the U.S. for a major overhaul.
  Unsold
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Lot 3332 Hong Kong, Meter Mail : 1933-36 envelopes (6, two registered) and fronts (2) franked with postage meter imprints to a number of destinations, including two to Macau (toned), generally fine usages (except as noted).
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 3333 Hong Kong, Selections : 1873-1972 selection of envelopes and cards, including stationery, registered, airmail, incoming and official usages and a few Treaty Ports, including 1873 8c. envelope to Bombay, 1881 10c. mauve envelope to U.S.A. and 1902 uprated Q.V. 2c. stationery wrapper front from Ningpo to Germany, few faults, generally very good to fine selection (approx. 40).
Estimate 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 3334 Hong Kong, 1905-56 interesting selection of envelopes, card and wrapper, including U.S. seapost usages and incoming mail to Hong Kong and China, fine (15).
Estimate 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 3335 Hong Kong, 1913-50 selection of envelopes and cards, including branch office and stationery usages, with 1930 4c. + 4c. meter franking to U.S.A. with "T" h.s., 1939 "Remember/the British War/Fund" h.s. local envelope and 1910 2c. (6) envelope from Hankow to the U.K., fine (11).
Estimate 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$10,925
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Lot 3336 Hong Kong, 1930-78 small, diverse selection of envelopes showing a range of usages, including few first flights, paquebot and World War II censor mail, and "R.A.F. Post/Hong Kong", with 1938 airmail envelope bearing K.G.V 50c. with "UT Co" perfin and 1945 Japanese Occupation 3y. on 2s. to Shanghai, some faults, fine group (18).
Estimate 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 3337 Hong Kong, 1936-89 assembly of envelopes and cards, including first flights, first day covers and branch offices, with 1936 Hong Kong-Penang-London flight, 1937 Pan Am flight (7) showing various frankings, 1961 Hong Kong University first day covers (2) and 1962 local envelope ("Secretariat" c.d.s.) to Colonel Webb (the author of the Hong Kong handbook), a diverse selection (approx. 90).
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 3338 Hong Kong, First Day Covers : 1937 Coronation set registered cacheted first day covers (2, different cachets) to Manila and Shanghai, and 1941 Centenary set censored registered plain first day covers (3) to Shanghai (with Hong Kong "Passsed/Censor/10" type 5 h.s. in red, very scarce), Singapore (Malayan censor h.s.) and Alberta, Canada (Canadian censor tape), fine.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 3339 Hong Kong, 1938 K.G.VI 1c. (2) + 5c. (2), 2c. + 5c. + 25c. (2) and 1960 Q.E.II 65c. + $1.30 (to Accra, Ghana) plain first day covers, together with 1946 Peace (2), 1949 U.P.U. (4, including to Canada with "By Air to London" h.s. and Australia) and 1953 Coronation (4, one to Canada with "T/Centimes" framed h.s.) cacheted (nearly all different) first day covers, generally fine.
Estimate 1,800 - 2,200
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 3340 o Hong Kong, Cancellations : 1863-71 6c. lilac, centrally cancelled by fine to very fine "GB/1F 80c" accountancy h.s. in blue, thinned, excellent appearance for this rare handstamp on a Hong Kong adhesive; also included is a second 6c. cancelled "B62" in blue over an unusual blue handstamp.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,610
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Lot 3341 o Hong Kong, 1863-1972 cancellations and security marks and perfins selection showing many types and a range of issues, including maritime markings, foreign cancellations on Hong Kong stamps (with Japanese and Chinese dollar daters and other cancellations on Q.V.), branch offices, "62B" (including on G.B. Q.V. 6d.), a fine broad and varied assembly worth careful examination (approx. 320).
Estimate 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$20,700
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