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Hong Kong & Treaty Ports


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Lot 1244 Hong Kong, 1866 (15 Mar.) entire letter to Apenrade, Schleswig, German States (28.4) "via Trieste" and Berlin (27.4) bearing 24c. green tied "B62", with "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s. on reverse, manuscript markings, fine and scarce cover to German States. S.G. 14.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 1245 Hong Kong, 1867 (14 Dec.) envelope to Bombay (4.1.68) "pr Delhi" bearing 8c. orange tied "B62" with "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s. on reverse, rated "4", fine. S.G. 11.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$920
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Lot 1246 Hong Kong, 1872 (11 July) linen-lined envelope to Saigon (arrival c.d.s.) "Per Provence" bearing 8c. orange strip of four cancelled "B62" with "Hong Kong/Paid All/C" c.d.s. in red adjacent and "Ligne N/Paq. Fr. No. 9" c.d.s. (13.7) on reverse, rated "1/9", reduced at right on opening and somewhat battered with two stamps missing, a very rare instance of the red "Hong Kong/Paid All" c.d.s. used on other than its intended U.S. mail usage (and struck in error). Referenced and illustrated in Hong Kong Philatelic Society Journal No. 10 (2006), which recorded only three covers to Japan and this cover as the only known usages of the c.d.s. on other than U.S.-bound mail.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 1247 Hong Kong, 1872 (26 Aug.) envelope to Onondaga County, Upstate New York via San Francisco (3.10) bearing 8c. orange tied "B62" with "Hong Kong/Paid All" c.d.s. in red adjacent, rated "4", some faint age spots, very good usage. S.G. 11.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 1248 Hong Kong, 1874 (13 May) "United States Consulate at Hong Kong" envelope (with enclosed letter on Consulate stationery) to Wilmington, Ohio "Per Great Republic" via San Francisco (16.6) bearing 8c. orange cancelled "B62" with "Hong Kong/Paid All" c.d.s. in red adjacent, light peripheral water staining, fine usage. S.G. 11.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 1249 Hong Kong, 1876 (20 May) envelope to Rockhampton, Queensland (Australia) "'Per Brisbane'" bearing 24c. green tied "B62" showing "Hong Kong/A" despatch, Rockhampton (16.6) and Marlborough, Queensland (22.6) c.d.s. on reverse, rated "1/-". S.G. 14.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500


See lot 1591 in "Macau" for a 1907 Macau postcard showing a "Missent to/Hong Kong" handstamp.
  Realized HK$1,610
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Lot 1250 Hong Kong, 1878 (10 Aug.) to London (19.9) "via Brindisi" bearing 16c. yellow tied "B62" with "Hong Kong/A" c.d.s. adjacent, trivial edge ageing at upper right and couple hinge marks on reverse, fine and scarce 16c. yellow usage from the Davis correspondence (16c. premium rate via Brindisi effective from 1.4.77 to 1.4.79). Ex Milo Rowell. S.G. 22.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 1251 Hong Kong, 1884 (25 Apr.) "Chiaopi" envelope to Greymouth, New Zealand (6.3) bearing 10c. green tied "B62" with matching "Hong Kong/B" origin c.d.s. adjacent, bit roughly opened at top on reverse and right, fine usage to a very scarce destination enhanced by the Chiaopi usage. S.G. 37a.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 1252 Hong Kong, 1894 (18 Jan.) flimsy printed-matter envelope (unsealed per regulations) to Leipzig, Germany (18.2) "Per Ganges" bearing 2c. carmine cancelled by "Hong Kong/B" c.d.s. and tied by oval security h.s., fine usage. S.G. 33.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$2,070
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Lot 1253 Hong Kong, 1900 (20 Jan.) registered envelope to San Francisco (16.2) bearing 50c. on 48c. dull purple tied by "Hong Kong/B" c.d.s., with "R/Hong Kong/China/No. 8" registration label (35 x 18mm.), reduced at left on opening, fine and very scarce early registration label on Chiaopi cover. Ex Milo Rowell. S.G. 49.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 1254 Hong Kong, 1901 (12 Apr.) envelope ("Hong Kong Daily Press" imprint on flap) to Philadelphia, U.S.A. (15.5) bearing 10c. ultramarine with "D P" (Daily Press) security h.s. tied by "Hong Kong/D" c.d.s., very scarce usage on this value. S.G. 59.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 1255 Hong Kong, 1940 (Aug.) "Postage Free/Internees' Mail" envelope from La Salle Internment Camp to Shanghai (2.9) showing "Passed/Censor/Hong Kong/18" blue-green triangular h.s. (subsequently inked over) with examiner's circular h.s. on reverse, folded horizontally at foot, fine and scarce.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500


La Salle Internment Camp was established by the British for German and Italian internees.
  Realized HK$8,625
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Lot 1256 Hong Kong, 1939 and 1941 local franked envelopes (3) showing "Remember/the British War/Organisation Fund" (2, Proud HS5) and "Buy/Bombers" (Proud HS11) h.s., one "Fund" envelope also bearing 6c. Postage Due.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 1257 P Hong Kong, Proof impressions (4) of the octagonal "Hong Kong/Postage Paid/1945" h.s. in violet on thin wove paper piece showing minor differences, fine to very fine.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 1258 Hong Kong, 1945 local envelope showing octagonal "Hong Kong/Postage Paid/1945" h.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 1259 Hong Kong, Airmails : 1920 (28 Jan.) large registered envelope from Major Charles Glidden, Hong Kong to New York (1/3.3) bearing K.G.VI 10c. ultramarine pair tied by "Registered/G/.P.O. Hong Kong" c.d.s. showing "Armées Alliées en Orient/Poste Aérienne" framed h.s. and "Aerogram/Via Curtiss Seagirl" cachet from the Aero Club of America's around-the-world experimental flight derby adjacent, couple inconsequential small abrasions in address panel and tiny tear at right edge, a very fine and an exceedingly rare cover from Hong Kong from one of the earliest international series of pioneer flights. One of the earliest mail from Hong Kong of mail including air carriage on part of its journey. A key exhibition item for a Hong Kong airmail exhibit.
Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 60,000


The Aero Club of America organised an around-the-world demonstration air flights derby between October 1919 and April 1920, including East Asian experimental flights, under the auspices of American pilots. The "Armées Alliées en Orient" handstamp, applied in Istanbul, was one of the cachets employed on this remarkable early series of airmail demonstration flights.
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Lot 1260 Hong Kong, 1932 (4 Nov.) airmail envelope to Saigon carried on the return experimental flight "La Zelle" bearing K.G.V 10c. ultramarine strip of four, tied by "Hong-Kong/Kowloon" c.d.s. in red, light overall toning, fine usage. Webb No. 20.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 1261 Hong Kong, 1945 airmail envelope to Sydney, redirected to H.M.S. Formidable, showing octagonal "Hong Kong/Postage Paid/1945" h.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$2,185
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Lot 1262 Hong Kong, 1947 (18 June) airmail envelope to Delft, Netherlands bearing K.G.VI 30c. and $1, showing "By Air to Office of Exchange Only" h.s. (Proud AM18) predating Proud's earliest recorded date by five days.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 1263 Hong Kong, 1936-39 airmail envelopes (7, one registered) including a couple bearing requisition and plate number adhesive combinations, with 1936 CNAC registered first flight envelope to Canton bearing K.G.V 1c., 2c., 3c. and 50c. (all in requisition number corner singles), 1937 envelope to San Francisco with K.G.V script watermark 50c. and $5 (both on olive-yellow back paper) and 1939 Hong Kong-Hanoi Air France first flight.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 1264 Hong Kong, 1926 (13 Apr.) K.G.V 10c. registered stationery envelope, size G, to Chicago (10.5) bearing K.G.V 10c., cancelled by "Hong-Kong/Sheung Wan" type H double-ring c.d.s., with index C, showing "R/Hong Kong W.B./No. 1356" framed registration h.s. (RRR) adjacent, fine. Yang 35.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
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Lot 1265 Hong Kong, 1895-1948 selection of envelopes (13), parcel piece and front showing a range of usages and frankings, including 1895 H.M.S. Edgar 10c. envelope showing large "Hong Kong" c.d.s. (21.5mm; not recorded at that date by Webb although subsequently recorded by Proud), K.G.VI 1938 definitive low-values first day covers and 1948 Typhoon chop envelope, fine selection.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 1266 Hong Kong, 1905-56 varied selection of envelopes (11) showing a range of interesting usages, including 1937 Coronation registered first day cover with requisition number singles, 1948 typhoon envelope and slogan cancellations.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 1267 Hong Kong, 1937-47 K.G.V and K.G.VI envelopes including 1937 K.G.V 2c. and 3c. grey first day covers (latter with requisition number), 1946 F.P.O. No. 222 stampless envelope to England and 1947 20c. HSBC perfin envelope (7).
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,185
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Lot 1268 Hong Kong, 1937-95 envelopes, cards and aerograms showing a range of K.G.VI and Q.E.II frankings and usages, with registered, airmail and printed-matter usages, including 1937 Coronation requisition number blocks of four cacheted first day cover, 1962 registered airmail envelope to U.S.A. bearing 1954-62 $5 and $10, and couple K.G.VI registered stationery envelopes (approx. 80).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 1269 Hong Kong, 1938-41 envelopes (27) to American Express, San Francisco bearing meter frankings (10, all registered with one "mixed" meter and adhesive franking) as well as mainly K.G.VI-adhesive frankings (17) on mainly registered airmail and airmail envelopes, faults, but an interesting assembly.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$69,000
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Lot 1270 /o/ Hong Kong, 1986-2002 collection of frama labels with unused and used labels, envelopes and cards; also included are a few Parcel Post labels (over 130 covers and 240 stamps). Not illustrated.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,530
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