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Lot 3185 Hong Kong, 1859 (20 Dec.) incoming entire letter from Akyab, Burma to Hong Kong (30.1.60) "p Nemesis & Galle" bearing India 8a. carmine, tied by "B/1" octagon and "Gisborne & Co" forwarder's framed h.s., with large part "G.P.O./Calcutta" (23.12) c.d.s. in red on reverse, showing crossed out "India Paid" red framed h.s., replaced by "India Unpaid" framed h.s. in black, manuscript rating, very scarce early letter from Burma privately carried to Calcutta, where posted by the forwarder. The recipient Alvarez & Co. was a Chilean company with offices in Hong Kong.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 3186 Hong Kong, 1865 (26 Mar.) entire (top back panel and tucked-under side panels removed) to Boston, U.S.A. (19.5) "Via Marseilles Per Messageries Imperiales Packet… Donnai" and London (4.5) bearing no watermark 48c. and CC watermark 6c., tied "B62" in blue, with "Hong Kong/C" blue despatch c.d.s. and "Forwarded by/Augustine Heard & Co./Hong Kong" oval red h.s. on reverse, manuscript rated, while the bottom panel on the back had been removed, this seems of lesser import as all markings appear to be present, fine early usage by French packet. S.G. 6, 0.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 3187 Hong Kong, 1865 (12 May) envelope to Long Island, New York State "Via Southampton" and London (11.7) bearing CC watermark 2c., 8c., 12c. wing margin and 24c., cancelled "B62" in blue, with "N.Y. Am. Pkt./Paid" c.d.s. (25.7) and "21/cents" h.s. (credit U.K. to U.S.A.) adjacent and blue "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s. on reverse, rated "1/9½" and "1 [d.]" (colonial credit), 2c. and 8c. corner faults, fine and attractive four-colour franking to U.S.A. and very early usage of the watermarked 12c. blue (45c. half-ounce rate to U.S.A. via Southampton). S.G. 8, 11, 12, 14.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 3188 Hong Kong, 1866 (15 Jan.) entire letter from G. Heard, Hong Kong to Augustine Heard, Boston, U.S.A. (12.5) "Via Marseilles" and London (27.2) bearing no watermark 18c. (2) and CC watermark 8c. tied "B62" showing crossed-out "Insufficiently Prepaid " h.s. (Proud I214) adjacent and "Hong Kong/C" despatch c.d.s. and "Forwarded by/Augustine Heard & Co./Hong Kong" oval red sender's h.s. on reverse, rated "1/10" with "1[d]" (Colonial credit), couple trivial light folds cross adhesives, very fine usage. Notwithstanding the routing via the more expensive Marseilles (requiring 53c. postage) and in fact the 1c. deficiency even for the slower Southampton routing (45c. per half ounce), the letter was incorrectly rated, with the deficiency never apparently recovered and the letter in fact sent via the Marseille route: P&O Jedda Hong Kong (15.1) to Galle (27.1), Bengal Galle to Suez (14.2), Poonah Alexandria (18.2) to Marseille (25.2). S.G. 4, 11.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 3189 Hong Kong, 1866 mourning envelope to Bathgate, Scotland (16.11) "Via Marseilles" bearing CC watermark 8c. (variety watermark inverted) and 24c., with additional 6c. and 12c. placed at lower left paying the late fee, all cancelled "B62", with light "Hong Kong/C" despatch c.d.s. on reverse, rated "1/3", few trivial short wrinkles in couple adhesives mentioned for accuracy, very fine and very scarce late fee cover, enhanced by the inverted watermark on the 8c. (32c. U.K. half-ounce rate via Marseille + 18c. late fee). Ex Richard C.K. Chan. S.G. 10, 11w, 12, 14.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000


The third earliest 18c. late fee cover recorded by Air Commodore Gurevitch.
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Lot 3190 Hong Kong, 1868 envelope to New York (11.3) "Via Marseilles" and London (26.2) bearing CC watermark 48c. (damaged corner) and 6c. tied "B62" showing "Forwarded by/Russell & Co./Hong Kong" h.s. and "New York/Paid All" c.d.s. (with "11" in date inverted) adjacent and "Hong Kong/C" despatch c.d.s. (14.1) on reverse, manuscript rated with "3/cents" exchange office h.s., fine and fresh (53c. half-ounce rate to U.S.A. via Marseille). S.G. 10, 17.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 3191 Hong Kong, 1868 (22 Mar.) envelope to Toulon, France (2.5) via Marseille (1.5) bearing 4c. (small perf. faults) and 6c. (2) boldly tied "B62" with "P.P." and framed "P.D." h.s. adjacent and "Hong Kong/C" despatch c.d.s. on reverse, rated "8", fine and colourful 16c. quarter-ounce rate to France. S.G. 9, 10.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 3192 Hong Kong, 1871 (7 July) envelope to Ploêrmel, Brittany France (24.8) via Marseille (transit c.d.s.) bearing 2c., 8c. and 12c., cancelled "B62" with "P.D." h.s. adjacent, showing "Hong Kong/C" origin, Guer (France; 24.8) and arrival c.d.s. on reverse, rated "11", light overall ageing, fine tri-colour franking usage sent at the scarce, short-lived 22c. rate to France via Brindisi, but actually sent via Marseille. S.G. 8, 11, 12.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000


With the closure of the port of Marseille during the 1870-71 Franco-Prussian War and the required rerouting of mails via Brindisi, a 22c. rate was adopted for this route to France in effect from 16 Feb. 1871 to 30 June 1871, which entailed sending the mails via the Mount Cenis narrow gauge traction railway. With the reopening of the port of Marseille, the 16c. rate to France via Marseille was available again, effective 30 June, and in fact Webb notes that French packets would not carry mail thereafter marked for routes other than via Marseille. Apparently notification of the reduced rate had not reached the Hong Kong postal authorities by the posting of this cover (7 July) and it was charged at the Brindisi rate ("11" rating).
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 3193 Hong Kong, 1871 (18 Oct.) envelope to London (25.11) "Via Brindisi" bearing 30c. mauve pair tied "B62", showing "Hong Kong/C" despatch c.d.s. on reverse, light creasing as to be expected on a flimsy envelope and hinge marks on reverse, very good double-rate usage from the Davis correspondence (2 x 30c. half-ounce rate to U.K. via Brindisi). S.G. 16.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 3194 Hong Kong, 1876 (10 Feb.) printed flimsy envelope to Hamburg, Germany (17.3) "Via Marseilles Per MM Str Anadyr" bearing 6c. and 30c. mauve tied "B62", with "Hong Kong/A" despatch, Ligne N (10.2) and "Marseille à Lyon" (15.3) c.d.s. on reverse, slightly reduced at right on opening, fine double-rate usage of scarce rate (2 x 18c. quarter-ounce rate to Europe, other than France, by French packet, effective 27.1.76 to 1.4.77). S.G. 10, 16.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 3195 Hong Kong, 1877 (22 Mar.) envelope to London (27.4) "Per French Mail" bearing 28c. on 30c. mauve, cancelled "B62", with "Hong Kong/A" origin and arrival c.d.s. on reverse, fine example of the scarce short-lived rate in use only from June 1876 to 1 Apr. 1877, when Hong Kong joined the U.P.U., from the famous Davis correspondence. S.G. 21.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 3196 Hong Kong, 1876 (31 May) mourning envelope to Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. "p Oceanic" via San Francisco (27.6) bearing 8c. orange cancelled "B62" with "Hong Kong/Paid All" despatch c.d.s. adjacent, fine usage (8c. transpacific rate to U.S.A. by U.S. packet). S.G. 11.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,725
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Lot 3197 Hong Kong, 1889 (4 Dec.) registered envelope to Hannover, Germany (6.1.90) bearing 20c. on 30c. orange-red and 10c. green placed at lower left possibly paying late fee, both cancelled "B62" and tied by "Siemssen & Co./Hong Kong" violet dated circular h.s. (company name subsequently erased with few small scuffs on stamps), showing "Hong Kong/A" despatch c.d.s. and "R" in circle h.s. adjacent, fine usage. S.G. 37a, 40.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 3198 Hong Kong, 1890 (26 June) registered envelope to New Jersey, U.S.A. via San Francisco (19.7) bearing 5c. blue tied "B62" showing "Hong Kong/A" despatch c.d.s. and "R" and "T" in circle h.s. adjacent, fractionally reduced at left on opening, couple tiny adhesive flaws, fine underpaid, taxed usage. S.G. 35a.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 3199 Hong Kong, 1895 (13 Aug.) envelope to Yokohama (26.8) via Hakodate (24.8) bearing 5c. pale blue, tied by "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s., with Japan Koban 5s. on reverse applied as postage due and cancelled by framed native cancellation, with "T" in circle, native framed postage due and circular "Due" (with "5" inserted in manuscript) h.s. alongside, central vertical fold crosses the Japan adhesive, fine usage.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 3200 Hong Kong, 1896 (16 Jan.) envelope ("Green Island Cement Co." imprint on flap) to Copenhagen, Denmark (16.2) bearing 20c. on 30c. grey-green tied by "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s. with violet "(per) Kaiser-I-Hind" h.s. adjacent, small edge faults at left, fine and fresh usage. S.G. 48a.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 3201 Hong Kong, 1898 (22 Oct.) home-made, printer-matter wrapper made from "Lauts, Wenger & Co., Hong Kong" envelope to Hamburg, Germany, bearing 2c. carmine block of four cancelled by "Hong Kong/B" c.d.s., few generally light folds (including one crossing upper pair) and reduced at foot on opening, fine quadruple printed-matter rate usage. S.G. 33.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 3202 Hong Kong, 1904 (23 Dec.) printed-matter wrapper from Carnstatt, Germany bearing Germania 2pf., 3pf., 5pf., 10pf. and 20pf., showing "Came to hand without/contents, inform the P.M.G./of what was expected" label at left, fine and unusual, the first we have seen nor are we aware of it in the literature (or its origin).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,495
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Lot 3203 Hong Kong, 1910 (22 Jan.) colour picture postcard to Sofia, Bulgaria (10.2) bearing K.E.VII 4c. carmine-red with "K & Co." (Kruse & Co.) perfin, tied by "Hong Kong" c.d.s., a very scarce perfin not shown on cover on the Rod Sell website, to an unusual destination. S.G. 93; Sell III-37.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 3204 Hong Kong, 1916 censored envelope from a World War I vessel sinking, originally sent from Isle of Man to an Engineer aboard the S.S. Helenus at Shanghai, via Hong Kong (1.9) redirected to Vladivostok, Hong Kong (2.11), Liverpool (5.12) and New York (26.12), showing "Damaged by Immersion/in Sea Water" framed h.s. in violet, with "Deficient Postage__/Fine__" h.s. (Proud I220, recorded by Proud used in 1874 and again in 1920) with "6" charge and censor tape at top, envelope opened out for display, adhesive floated off (partial Isle of Man c.d.s. alongside mainly covered by censor tape), edge and other faults, the earliest recorded date of reuse of the rare postage due handstamp, a very unusual combination of wreck mail and postage due.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$13,800
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Lot 3205 Hong Kong, 1926 (10 Nov.) part ledger page showing payment for bulk mailings, bearing K.G.V 20c., 25c., $2, $5 and $10 for 349 circulars for the Hong Kong Automobile Assoc. at 5c. each, and K.G.V 50c. and $5 for 550 circulars at 1c. each from Dollar Director, adhesives tied by "Hong Kong" c.d.s., folded horizontally at centre (away from adhesives), fine and unusual.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 3206 Hong Kong, 1927 (27 Aug.) envelope to Shanghai (31.8) bearing K.G.V 4c., redirected from Shanghai (7.9) to London with Junk 6c. and in turn redirected again (12.10) to Paris with Great Britain 1d., some wear consistent with the envelope's travels, fine and unusual three-country franking.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 3207 Hong Kong, 1937 (2 Mar.) O.H.M.S. envelope to the War Office, London bearing K.E.VII 1c. and K.G.V 1c. to 5c. and 10c. tied by "Hong-Kong/Un Long" double-ring c.d.s. (Webb type A), vertical fold at left (away from adhesives) and a little roughly opened at top, fine usage.
Estimate HK$ 600 - 800
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 3208 Hong Kong, 1945 local envelope to Kowloon showing "Hong Kong/Postage Paid/1945" framed octagonal h.s.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$920
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Lot 3209 Hong Kong, 1949 (7 Oct.) envelope (New York return address) from Hong Kong to Peking (19.10) via Tientsin (18.10) bearing K.G.VI 10c., returned to Hong Kong (24.1.50 Returned Letter Office c.d.s.) with Chinese instructional slip showing "Return to Writer/Unclaimed" h.s. (also on envelope) and Peking c.d.s. (27.12) with "Retour" h.s. adjacent.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 3210 Hong Kong, Airmail : 1928 (15 Nov.) Manila-Hong Kong first flight envelope, bearing Air overprint "L.O.F." 10c. vertical pair (straight edge) and Postage 20c., 30c. pair (straight edge) and 1p., tied by "Manila/P.I." duplex, showing "Manila-Hong Kong/via British Far East Flight/First Air Mail" cachet in violet adjacent, with "Hong Kong" arrival c.d.s. (18.11) on reverse. Envelope contains "L.O.F." 2c. to 8c., 12c., 20c. to 1p. unused, affixed to backing paper sheet. Webb No. 1.
Estimate HK$ 500 - 600
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Lot 3211 Hong Kong, Airmail : 1935 (8 July) airmail envelope "via Marseille-Saigon (Air France)" from Berne, Switzerland to Tsingtao (bilingual arrival c.d.s) redirected to Peiping (8.8) bearing Switzerland 1f. (2), 2f. and 10c. on 15c., showing "Received Damaged/at Hong Kong" framed h.s. (Proud I93), with Haiphong (15.7) and Hong Kong (23.7) backstamps, interesting incoming airmail usage with the Hong Kong damaged mail handstamp.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 3212 Hong Kong, Airmail : 1935 (22 Nov.) airmail envelope to England bearing K.G.V 50c. and Silver Jubilee 10c. and 20c., all with "P&O/BC" (Peninsular & Orient Banking Corp.) perfins (Sell III-51), tied by "HKAir mail" c.d.s.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 3213 Hong Kong, Airmail : 1940 (29 Feb.) "Société des Nations - League of Nations" airmail envelope to Scotland, bearing K.G.VI 30c. yellow-olive and 50c. purple (4) tied by "Hong-Kong/Sai Ying Pun" double-ring c.d.s., edge wear and other small cover faults due to the envelope's flimsy nature, a remarkable usage from the League of Nations representative in Hong Kong, Dr. Robert C. Robertson. S.G. 151, 153.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000


After World War I service, Dr. Robertson (1890-1942) served in the Shanghai public health system and the Henry Lister Institute of Medical Research. He was instrumental in organising relief efforts after the disastrous 1932 Yangtse floods, served briefly in the Shanghai Defence Force during the 1937 Japanese invasion, and in 1938 was appointed Commissioner of the British Anti-Epidemic Unit by the League of Nations, traveling extensively in Central China and Burma principally investigating malaria and other tropical diseases. Appointed Professor of Pathology by Hong Kong University in 1940, he continued his work for the League. Interned by the Japanese after the fall of Hong Kong, he committed suicide in August 1942.
  Realized HK$2,875
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Lot 3214 Hong Kong, Airmail : 1941 (28 Aug.) registered airmail envelope to San Francisco (6.9) via Honolulu (4.9) bearing K.G.VI prewar $10 and Centenary 25c. + $1 (4) tied by "Registered/G.P.O. Hong Kong" c.d.s., with "Not Opened/by/Censor" violet framed h.s. adjacent and large "L.R." violet h.s. on reverse, small cover faults, fine usage of the prewar $10 on quadruple-rate cover. S.G. 161, 167, 168.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 3215 Hong Kong, Airmail : 1941 (7 Sept.) airmail envelope from Hamilton, Bermuda to Chaotung, Yunnan (13.10) via Hong Kong (3.10) and Kunming (7.10) bearing 1s.6d pair, showing Hong Kong "AV2" and "Not Opened/by/Censor" h.s. (both in violet), with Nationalist Chinese framed propaganda h.s. adjacent, some wear, fine and very rare usage of the AV2 mark on mail from North America/Europe.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 3216 Hong Kong, Airmail : 1941 (7 Oct.) airmail envelope from Shatanshi, Kwangtung to New York via Wuchow, Kweilin (18.10) and Hong Kong (22.10) bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen 50c. and $2 (2), showing "A.V.2" circular h.s., with "Not Opened/by/Censor" violet framed h.s. adjacent, reduced on opening at left.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 3217 Hong Kong, Airmail : 1941 (4 & 12 Dec.) airmail envelopes from New York to Hong Kong showing two different types of U.S. "Return to Sender/Service Suspended" h.s., as well as two different censor tapes.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 3218 Hong Kong, Airmail : 1947 (22 Dec.) airmail envelope from Koyiu, Kwangtung to Suva, Fiji via Hong Kong (25.12) bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen $5,000 block of six, showing "By Air to Sydney Only" violet h.s. (Proud AM8, almost two years after his latest recorded usage), folded centrally away from adhesives, fine usage to scarce destination. Chan 1035.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 3219 Hong Kong, Picture Postcards : 1900-07 selection of franked black-and-white picture postcards with Hong Kong scenes (13), including series of four 1900 cards from the same date and correspondence to Germany and 1903 card to France bearing France Sower 10c. cancelled by "Marseille à Yokohama/L.N No. 10" octagonal d.s.; together with unused picture postcards (3), including Bird's-eye View of Chinatown, and two-panel colour Hong Kong panorama card used from Shanghai (halves rejoined and two of the Chinese adhesives removed) (17).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 3220 Hong Kong, Picture Postcards : 1905-71 selection of Hong Kong colour picture postcards (10 used and 3 unused) showing a variety of scenes, together with 1940 censored real photo black-and-white card to Philippines (14).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 3221 Hong Kong, Cover Selections : 1873-1907 selection, comprising 1873 2c. printed circular to Calcutta, 1902 20c. on 30c. + 10c. chiaopi envelope to San Francisco (both stamps uncancelled), 1905 U.S. Post Office notice of held mail card redirected to Yokohama and then Hong Kong, along with black-and-white picture postcards franked with K.E.VII 4c. (2 cards plus one card with adhesive removed) and unused (7, although one with written inscription), fine to very fine (13 items).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 3222 Hong Kong, 1889-1949 selection of envelopes and cards showing a range of frankings and usages, including 1902 2c. printed-matter envelope to U.S.A., fine (12).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 3223 Hong Kong, 1891-1903 selection of stationery cards (3) to Osaka (Japan), Switzerland (from Amoy) and Germany (4c. on 3c. reply card with "Reply" crossed out, showing ship before a fort colour design in corner of message portion) and picture postcards (2) to Bangkok and Constantinople (stained), a very interesting selection.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
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Lot 3224 Hong Kong, 1896-1948 selection of envelopes, including 1912 "Hong Kong University" experimental post office local envelope, 1930 Victoria, British Columbia paquebot envelope to Brazil with K.G.V 4c. + 10c., 1932 Hong Kong-Manila special flight by Rein (Webb 12) and postwar K.G.VI airmail envelopes to Surabaya, Netherlands East Indies (4, four showing "By Air to Office of Exchange Only" violet h.s.), a few envelopes a little suffused from the climate and some other faults, overall very good selection (12).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 3225 Hong Kong, 1896-1961 selection of envelopes, cards and aerograms, with stationery, airmail and Treaty Port usages, including 1896 1c. and 4c. stationery cards from Shanghai, 1906-12 incoming cards (3) to China via Shanghai Br. PO, 1909 K.E.VII registered stationery envelope, 1941 envelope with red "V" h.s., 1946 Peace first day cover, an interesting and varied group, fine to very fine (approx. 30).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 3226 Hong Kong, Small selection (8 items) comprising 1901 postcard from Peking to Italy bearing C.I.P. ½c. (2), 1c. and 2c. in combination with Q.V. 2c. pair cancelled in Shanghai, 1905 U.S. Consulate 10c. envelope from Amoy to San Francisco, and 1919 "China" 10c. envelope from Hankow to England, together with mixed condition unused and cancelled-by-favour Q.V. stationery cards (5).
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 3227 Hong Kong, 1901-82 selection of envelopes comprising 1901 10c. "Siemssen" security h.s. envelope to Munich, 1933 and 1939 paquebot envelopes cancelled at Vancouver and Victoria, B.C. respectively, and Hong Kong-origin envelopes (4) to the U.K. (2), U.S.A. and France with postage due adhesives applied at the destination, some faults, overall very good to fine selection (7).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 3228 Hong Kong, 1931-41 selection of envelopes to American Express, San Francisco, mainly registered airmail and airmail, bearing K.G.V and K.G.VI frankings, but also a few meter frankings (5, two registered airmail), nice range of frankings, faults (as to be expected on a commercial correspondence with flimsy, airmail envelopes) and some duplication, an interesting assembly (approx. 40).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$74,750
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Lot 3229 Hong Kong, 1941-52 envelopes franked with K.G.VI issues, mainly to U.S.A., showing a range of frankings and rates, including many censored with 1941 envelope to New York with red "V" h.s., another interesting selection (approx. 30).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 3230 o Hong Kong, Cancellations : K.G.V 4c. red cancelled by part "Sai Kung/X" branch office double-ring c.d.s., fine and extremely rare (RRR).
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 3231 o Hong Kong, Cancellations : 1890-97 selection of Q.V. values (8, with two pairs) showing "Customs/Pakhoi" double-ring d.s., most also with "Hong Kong" c.d.s., very good to fine strikes, scarce. From the Mick Goldsmith collection.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 3232 o Hong Kong, Cancellations : 1899-1904 collection of I.P.O. tie-prints, nearly all on Hong Kong adhesives, including Chefoo, Hangchow (with France "Chine" 5c. + 20c.), Hankow, Newchwang, Ningpo, Samshui, Shasi, Wuhu, with a number on piece or in multiples showing complete strikes, together with a selection of "I.M.C." h.s. (9, with two pairs) on Q.V. and K.E.VII adhesives, a fine group assembled over many years (approx. 100 items). From the Mick Goldsmith collection.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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