(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.
(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.
(Treaty Ports) 1917 incoming mourning cover to HongKong Shanghai Bank branch at Foochow, China, underfranked 1d. KGV from North Finchley with hexagonal framed T/30 handstamp, no charge apparently being collected, reverse with very clear Shanghai Br. P.O transit and on front British Post Office Foochow arrival.
1868 entire to London, endorsed “Via Marseilles” franked 1863 8c orange and 24c green each cancelled by blue ‘B62’, manuscript rating on front, reverse with Hong Kong index C cds overstriking Augustine Heard & Co circular dated company handstamp. Light horizontal filing crease.
1880 cover from Arundel, England, franked pair 2½d addressed to Shanghai. Reverse 'Hong Kong' transit (JA 20) and 'SHANGHAE' index A cds of British Post Offices, re-directed back to England with Hong Kong transit, London transit and final arrival cds; some toning, a well travelled cover.
1881 (DE 10) ‘ONE CENT’ on 4c. grey postal stationery card, ‘Via Brindisi & London’ crossed-out used within Hong Kong with index ‘C’ cds to left of stamp image, this image though shows a large ‘5c’ handstamp at an angle over the stamp image; most unusual.
1886 (MR 5) 1d. pink stationery envelope uprated 1883-84 5d. green to British Legation, Pekin, China cancelled London S.W. ‘22’ duplex, reverse with Singapore/ B/ Hong Kong marine sorter. Without further cancels indicating carriage by diplomatic bag from Hong Kong; good condition.
1895 (NO 2) red surcharge 4 cents on 3c stationery card used to St Michaels, Barbados, West Indian Islands with index A cds, at left oval BARBADOS SHIP LETTER of 23 DE; with short message; heavy horizontal crease that runs through base of design.