(62B cancel) 1884 (NO 11) red band cover to Batavia franked 1882-96 10c green tied by the very rare 62B obliterator in black, Hong Kong index B cds below. Webb recorded less than twelve covers with the 62B cancellation; slight faults to envelope.
(Air Transits) 1941 (9.4.) cover to New York franked S.Y.S. 5c., 50c., $2 (2) and $5 (3) tied by Shanghai cds, fine blue-green AIR-TRANSIT 6 double ring handstamp, ‘OPENED BY CENSOR/ HONG KONG’ tape applied at left tied on reverse with small framed ‘26’, a blue-green ‘70’ appears at right; a fine example.
(Air Transits) 1941 (9.9.) cover to Dallas, Texas franked New York S.Y.S. $1, $2 and $5 tied by Shanghai cds, fine blue-violet AIR TRANSIT 6 double ring handstamp, ‘OPENED BY CENSOR’ tape applied at left, tied on reverse with small framed ‘31’, whilst at right there is a ‘64’ both in ink of Air Transit h/s; some glue staining around stamps.
(British Post Offices in China) 1918 (MR 25) company envelope to London franked strip of five 2c. tied Shanghai Br. P.O. /1 cds; light horizontal filing crease
(Chefoo Local Post) 1896 (7 SEP) 1c. postal stationery letter card to Germany cancelled by light Local Post Chefoo cds, with a finer strike on reverse, used in combination with Hong Kong vertical pair of 5c blue tied by index C Hong Kong cds of SP 10, reverse with date company chop and red Shanghai Local Post index D cds plus Strassburg arrival. Without message, a fine and fresh combination example.
(China Combination I.P.O.) 1900 (19 Feb) card to Salzburg, Austria, written in Volapuk International Language, franked China Coiling Dragons 1c. and 2c. with single Amoy cds paying domestic postage, overseas postage paid by 1c. stationery card and 4c. both bearing I.P.O. handstamps of Amoy and Hong Kong cds, arrival cds top left; fine and scarce use of stationery.
(China Combination I.P.O.) 1901 (17 Apr) card to Leipzig, from Swatow where domestic postage was paid in cash and bilingual cds applied, the 4c on 3c black surcharge stationery card bearing red framed I.P.O. handstamp and image tied Hong Kong cds, arrival cancels at left. The card with ‘Reply’ erased, a very rare usage of this stationery card.
(China I.P.O.) 1901 2c. postal stationery envelope to Leipzig, bearing bilingual Amoy cds where cash was paid for the internal postage, very unusually a 2c. stationery envelope has been used together with pair 4c. to make 10c. overseas rate all cancelled with two fine framed I.P.O. handstamps of Amoy and three cds, arrival backstamp. The backflap is missing but a very rare example of cash paid on a stationery envelope.
(Crash Mail) 1937 (20 NO) airmail cover from Kowloon to Glasgow carried on “Cygnus” that crashed with framed DAMAGED BY SEA-WATER handstamp, reverse with Victoria transit; stamp soaked off and some blue staining from water.
(Crash Mail) 1936 (13 AU) airmail cover to Brighton franked 50v. tied Air Mail cancel, carried by R.M.S. Dorado to Malaya to connect with Imperial Airways liner Scipio that crashed in the sea off Crete during a storm, bearing framed vioet DAMAGED BY SEA/ WATER handstamp; some water staining as to be expected.
(French Post Offices) 1879 cover from Toulon-S-Mer addressed to the “Champlain” at Hong Kong, “Division navale des mers de Chine”, endorsed “Voie Francaise par Marseille”, franked at 15c. rate, reverse with Marseille transit; fine condition with long letter contents.
(International Reply Coupon) 1930s 40c in imperforate block of four very fine unused
(Interrupted Mail) 1970s folded envelope to Kansas University franked ‘Annigoni’ 5c. and 10c. tied Kowloon cds, at centre three-line handstamp Mail delayed in/ delivery due to/ West Coast dock strike. Some wrinkling to envelope, unusual.
(Mail Matter) 1896 (Ju 18) ‘Hong Kong Parcel Post Customs Declaration’ form from Chefoo to Devon, England, for a box of uncut garnets, showing Chefoo Customs/Mail Matter framed handstamp in red, with Customs Chefoo double ring origin datestamp and Shanghae index C cds of the British Post Office, the form neatly reduced all round, nevertheless Fine to Very Fine and unusual usage.
(Picture Postal Stationery) 1897 1c. green stationery card with printed black image on reverse of Harbour scene, cto with cds. Some slight overall ageing.
(Post Offices in China) 1918 cover to Los Angeles, USA, bearing single franking 10c. tied by Canton cds, reverse with Hong Kong V cancel; good condition.
(Post Offices in China) 1928 (JU 21) envelope registered to San Francisco franked 1c., 4c. and two 10c. tied somewhat unclear cds, fine red framed Tientsin B.P.O. handstamp, violet framed REGISTERED probably originating from the Bank, reverse with arrival cds.
(Post Offices in China) 1928 (JU 22) envelope registered to San Francisco franked 1c., 4c. and two 20c. tied somewhat unclear cds, fine red framed Tientsin B.P.O. handstamp, violet framed REGISTERED probably originating from the Bank, reverse with Seattle transit and arrival cds.
(Post Offices in China) 1928 (SP 1) envelope to Reading, England endorsed “Via Siberia” franked 1922-27 Wmk Multiple Script CA horizontal strip of four with gutter margin at left tied by two Wei Hai Wei Port Edward cds; no backstamp and a little roughly opened, still a fine looking cover.
(Postal Stationery) Queen Victoria band for 10 One-Cent International Post Cards; slight faults as usual but complete; unusual