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Lot 3342 o Hong Kong, Branch Offices - Cheung Chau : K.E.VII 10c. bright ultramarine cancelled by very fine, nearly complete "Hong-Kong/CC" c.d.s. (6.12.11; RR), fine and sound.
Estimate 1,800 - 2,200
  Realized HK$1,955
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Lot 3343 Hong Kong, Branch Offices - Cheung Chau :1938 (11 Mar.) envelope (American Baptist Mission, Canton return address) to Toronto, Canada bearing K.G.V 5c. and 10c. tied by "Cheung Chau/X" type B c.d.s.
Estimate 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 3344 Hong Kong, Branch Offices - Sai Ying Pun : 1920 (22 Dec.) K.G.V 10c. registered stationery envelope, size G to London, bearing K.G.V 4c. cancelled by "Hong-Kong/Sai Ying Pun" type B double-ring d.s., with index E, showing "R/Hong-Kong/Sai Ying Pun/No. 1033" framed registration h.s., very fine. Yang 19.
Estimate 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 3345 o Hong Kong, Branch Offices - Tai O : 1882-96 Q.V. 4c. grey, cancelled by fair to fine large part "Hong-Kong/T" c.d.s. (9.12.99), small pre-print paper fold at top and small faults of little consequence on this great rarity; also included is K.E.VII 10c. bright ultramarine cancelled by "plain" Hong Kong" c.d.s. (without index or date), fine and unusual.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000


The earliest listed Tai O cancellation in Webb and Proud is the "Tai O/X" double-ring c.d.s., with the earliest recorded use in 1909. This cancellation with a single-ring c.d.s. with a "T" inserted in the index space is similar to the first cancellations of Tai Po ("TP") and "Cheung Chau" ("CC") and possibly may be attributed to the Police Post at Po Chue Tan that existed between 1899 and 1903.
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 3346 Hong Kong, Branch Offices - Tai Po : 1934 (5 May) local envelope bearing K.G.V 1c. and 2c. green, tied by "Hong-Kong/V/TP" type B double-ring c.d.s. (RR), with Victoria (6.5) c.d.s. on reverse, ink annotations, fine and scarce usage.
Estimate 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 3347 Hong Kong, Branch Offices - Western Branch : 1903 (7 Apr.) Q.V. 4c. stationery card written from Hoksuha posted in Hong Kong ("Basel Mission" red sender's h.s.) to Morges, Switzerland (22.5) cancelled by "Victoria/Hong Kong" c.d.s. (21.4), showing "Hong-Kong/W.B" type B origin c.d.s. with index F (20.4; RRR, Proud D3) adjacent, few trivial light creases, fine and fresh usage later than recorded by Proud. From the Philippe Orsetti collection.
Estimate 4,000 - 5,000


The Basel Mission handstamp is corroborative of the Western Branch origin, with other cards from this origin extant showing this rare branch usage.
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 3348 Hong Kong, Maritime Mail : 1867 (14 Oct.) envelope to Long Island, New York State "per San Francisco [20.11] p. 'Great Republic'" bearing 8c. pale dull orange tied "B62" with matching "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s. (on reverse) showing "China and Japan/Steam Service" red oval h.s. and U.S.A. "10" due h.s., rated "4", adhesive with pre-application damaged corner at lower right, envelope with vertical filing fold at extreme right (not affecting adhesive) and some minor peripheral ageing not overly detracting from this very rare usage, with less than ten Hong Kong covers with the China-Japan Steam Service handstamp believed known (8c. Hong Kong ship letter rate + U.S.A. 10c. "blanket" rate before the November 1867 8c. rate under the 1867 U.S.-Hong Kong Treaty). S.G. 11.
Estimate 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$36,800
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Lot 3349 o Hong Kong, 1882-96 4c. purple on red, cancelled by nearly complete "Cor. D. Arm./Lig. N Paq. Fr. No. 1" c.d.s. (8.1.91), very fine and very rare. B.P.A. certificate (2017). S.G. 38.
Estimate 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 3350 Hong Kong, 1900-01 10c. ultramarine on piece, cancelled by complete "Deutsche Seepost/Sydney-/Hong Kong/a" c.d.s. (12.7.02; 28mm.), very fine and extremely rare (the Webb Supplement recorded only one example on a Hong Kong stamp - 9.3.01 with purported 27mm. c.d.s.). B.P.A. certificate (2017). S.G. 59.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 3351 Hong Kong, 1889 (1 Feb.) Q.V. 3c stationery card to Switzerland (9.3) cancelled by "Shanghae/C" c.d.s., showing rare "Poss. An./Paq. Fr. N No 10" octagonal d.s. in red (6.2) adjacent, very fine. From the Philippe Orsetti collection. Yang P5.
Estimate 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 3352 Hong Kong, 1891-1909 cards (9, four stationery) to Turkey, France, Belgium and Switzerland, showing "Ligne N" c.d.s. and octagonal d.s. transit cancellations, generally fine.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$2,185
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Lot 3353 Hong Kong, Military Mail : 1869 (9 June) registered soldier's concessionary rate envelope from "Staff Sgt. J.F. Pegg, Royal Artillery Hong Kong" to his wife in England (2.8), countersigned by his commanding officer, bearing 2c. brown and 8c. orange cancelled "B62", with "Registered/Hong Kong" red oval d.s. and "Crown/Registered" h.s. adjacent, and "Hong Kong/C" despatch and U.K. transit c.d.s. on reverse, rated "5", some repaired tears on reverse, otherwise fine and attractive, extremely rare registered Hong Kong soldier's concessionary rate letter, with only three recorded (all from this correspondence), as well as very early registered letter from Hong Kong (2c. soldier's concessionary rate + 8c. registration).
Estimate 30,000 - 40,000
  Realized HK$55,200
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Lot 3354 Hong Kong, 1946 (13 Aug.) "O.A.S." airmail envelope to the Commandant of the Jodhpur State Forces, Jodhpur, India (23.8) showing intaglio "F.P.O. 127" d.s., very fine.
Estimate 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 3355 Hong Kong, 1955 (14 Nov.) "Forces Letter" unfranked aerogram addressed to Kent, England, showing "Post Office/14 Nov 1955/R.A.F. Kai Tak" h.s. in violet, very fine, unrecorded in Proud.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 3356 Hong Kong, Shanghai Postal Strike : 1932 (May) registered envelope to Manila, Philippines (6.2) bearing Hong Kong 20c. vertical pair, tied by "Registered/G.P.O. Hong Kong" c.d.s. (31.5), showing "R/39G" registration label with "Shanghai/E.P.S." violet framed h.s., fine and rare registered mail from the postal strike.
Estimate 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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