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Hong Kong Study Circle Journal

Members receive, four times a year, the Journal, consisting of articles of lasting interest about the stamps and postal history of Hong Kong and the Treaty Ports, as well as the Newsletter, a series of loose-leaf pages concerning meetings, members' correspondence and queries.

For the Author Index, Bulletin/Journal Nos. 1-351, click here.

For a Subject Matter Index for Journal Nos. 335-346, click here.

Shown below are the contents pages of recent Journals.

--- April 2017 ---

An Early View of the Peak


Journal
No. 381
April 2017


 . Hong Kong QV 1891 Jubilee Unreported Error
by Winson Ng and Charles Chan
 . Early Postal Facilities at the Peak (up to 1915)
by Richard A. Whittington
 . Security Markings on Hong Kong Stamps: Sander & Co. [1865-1898], Wieler & Co. [1873-1898] and Sander, Wieler & Co. [1898-1939]
by Michel Houde
 . Mail Sent by Sea to the USA and Onward by US Air Mail Service
by John Tang and Richard Whittington
 . Unusual Hong Kong Arrival Cancellations
by William Lack
 . Branch Office Cancels: Extending Periods of Usage
by Susan Crewe


--- January 2017 ---

French Sudan to Hong Kong 'BUY BOMBERS'


Journal
No. 380
January 2017


 . HONG KONG CIVIL CENSORSHIP DEVICES: WORLD WAR II
by Michael Mead
 . HONG KONG 1938-1952 DEFINITIVES: CONSIGNMENT "C" – THE THREE MISSING PRINTINGS
by Nick Halewood
 . SECURITY MARKINGS ON HONG KONG STAMPS: NIPPON YUSEN KAISHA (1885 – STILL ACTIVE)
by Michel Houde
 . HONG KONG MAIL SENT BY AIR VIA KARACHI DURING AND AFTER 1929
by John Tang and Richard Whittington
 . "VALUE OF STAMPS X TO BE COLLECTED Y" HANDSTAMP ON COVER
by Peter Hilling


--- October 2016 ---

Perforation Pinning Point Dot in Right Margin
(see article on Hong Kong 1938-52 Definitives: Perforation Pinning Point Dots)


Journal
No. 379
October 2016


 . HONG KONG 1938-52 DEFINITIVES: PERFORATION PINNING POINT DOTS
by Nick Halewood
 . PRE-WAR MAIL TO USA WITH "BY AIR TO LONDON ONLY" CACHET
by Richard A. Whittington
 . SECURITY MARKINGS ON HONG KONG STAMPS: LANE, CRAWFORD & CO.
by Michel Houde
 . AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG:
DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES – MARIENWERDER

by Ingo Nessel
 . SECURITY MARKINGS ON HONG KONG STAMPS: WEISMANN, LIMITED (1903-1914)
by Michel Houde
 . CONSIGNEE’S COVER FROM THE TAIPING REBELLION PERIOD
by John Wilson
 . 1914 – LATE EXAMPLE OF MAIL BY THE DAIREN (DALNY) STEAMER AND SIBERIA
by Richard A. Whittington


--- July 2016 ---

1 September 1941 Registered Cover to U.S.A
(see article on Trans-Pacific Air Mail Route)


Journal
No. 378
July 2016


 . 2016 WILDE CUP ENTRIES
  1. "RECEIVED / SENT TO" REDIRECTION CACHETS USED BY THE HONG KONG GPO SORTING OFFICE DURING THE KGV AND KGVI PERIODS
  2. EARLIEST KNOWN USE OF A HONG KONG OFFICIAL SEAL
  3. UNRECORDED AND UNISSUED WEI HAI WEI $50 FISCAL ESSAY
  4. EARLIEST RECORDED DATE FOR TIENTSIN PROUD TYPE D1 HANDSTAMP
 . FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. LATE FEES DURING THE QUEEN VICTORIA ADHESIVE PERIOD: PART 5 – MAIL BY THE UNITED STATES MAIL PACKETS: Jn. 377/6 by Andrew Cheung
  2. AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG: DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES – ICELAND: Jn. 377/15 by Andrew Cheung
 . INSURANCE OF LETTERS 1899 TO 1941
by Richard A. Whittington
 . HONG KONG 1938-52 DEFINITIVES: CONSIGNMENT LETTER "B" 4c AND 8c VALUES
by Nick Halewood
 . 1941 COVERS SENT BY SEA TO MANILA TO CONNECT WITH THE PAN AM TRANS-PACIFIC (SINGAPORE TO SAN FRANCISCO) AIR MAIL ROUTE
by Richard A. Whittington
 . SECURITY MARKINGS ON HONG KONG STAMPS: MUTUAL STORES (1898-ca1920)
by Michel Houde
 . AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG:
DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES – JERUSALEM: ONE CITY, THREE COUNTRIES

by Ingo Nessel


--- April 2016 ---

Happy New Year of the Monkey


Journal
No. 377
April 2016


 . PRE-WORLD WAR II MAIL TO THE U.S.A. BY AIR TO LONDON AND ONWARD BY SEA
by Richard A. Whittington
 . LATE FEES DURING THE QUEEN VICTORIA ADHESIVE PERIOD :
PART 5 - MAIL BY THE UNITED STATES MAIL PACKETS

by Richard A. Whittington
 . SECURITY MARKINGS ON HONG KONG STAMPS: JEBSEN & CO. (1895-1969)
by Michel Houde
 . FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. "UNCLAIMED / RETURN TO SENDER" HANDSTAMP : Jn. 339/12 by Brian Newland
  2. 1938-52 AND 1954-62 DEFINITIVES: SERIAL SHEET NUMBERING VARIATIONS: Jn. 375/2
    by Nick Halewood
  3. 1938-52 AND 1954-62 DEFINITIVES: STOCK 'CARRIED ACROSS' : Jn. 376/2
    by Nick Halewood
 . AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG:
DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES – ICELAND

by Ingo Nessel
 . POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. 7 MAY 1951 AIRMAIL COVER  TO INDIA BEARING BOXED "X / BY SURFACE ROUTE" MARKING by Peter Pugh
 . PHOTO ROUNDUP


--- January 2016 ---

Queen Elizabeth II size 'G' registered envelope dated 19 MY 65
(see second article)


Journal
No. 376
January 2016


 . 1938-52 AND 1954-62 DEFINITIVES: STOCK 'CARRIED ACROSS'
by Nick Halewood
 . AN UPDATE OF THE REGISTERED ENVELOPES LISTING COMPILED BY LEE C. SCAMP
by Susan Crewe
 . SECURITY MARKINGS ON HONG KONG STAMPS: FUHRMEISTER, KLOSE & CO. (1903-1950)
by Michel Houde
 . MAILS BY THE HONG KONG CLIPPER IN 1937
by Richard A. Whittington
 . WESTERN BRANCH POST OFFICE (1898 TO 1914)
by Richard A. Whittington
 . CIRCULAR DATESTAMPS USED BY THE MONEY ORDER OFFICE, 1892 - 1933
by Chris Norton
 . AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG:
DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES – NORWAY

by Ingo Nessel
 . FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG :
    DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES - MACAU: Jn. 375/24 by Richard A. Whittington
  2. 1938-52 AND 1954-62 DEFINITIVES: SERIAL SHEET NUMBERING VARIATIONS: Jn. 375/2
    by Nick Halewood


--- October 2015 ---

Unusual position of serial sheet number for Req. 7212/3
(see first article)


Journal
No. 375
October 2015


 . 1938-52 AND 1954-62 DEFINITIVES: SERIAL SHEET NUMBERING VARIATIONS
by Nick Halewood
 . MAILS BY THE IMPERIAL AIRWAYS (QEA) AIR MAIL SERVICE TO AUSTRALIA VIA SINGAPORE (1934 to 1936)
by Duncan G. Crewe  and Richard A. Whittington
 . SERVICE-SUSPENDED COVERS ADDRESSED TO FORCE ‘C’
by Gray Scrimgeour
 . KOWLOON BRANCH CANCELLING PROCEDURE 1898 TO 1909
by Chris Norton  and Richard A. Whittington
 . SECURITY MARKINGS ON HONG KONG STAMPS: VAUCHER & CO. (1863-1867)
by Michel Houde
 . 1940 – CHANGE OF AIR MAIL RATES FOR TRANS-PACIFIC MAIL
by Richard A. Whittington
 . FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. “RECEIVED IN FORWARD BAG”: Jn. 367/27 by John Tang
  2. AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG :
    DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES - LIECHTENSTEIN, MONACO, SAN MARINO AND VATICAN CITY: Jn. 365/31 by Ingo Nessel
 . AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG:
DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES – MACAU

by Ingo Nessel
 . POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. WWII MISSION COVER WITH AN UNUSUAL COMBINATION OF MARKINGS by Ingo Nessel


--- July 2015 ---
2015 July

. 2015 WILDE CUP ENTRIES
  1. Earliest Known Queen Victoria 1c Postal Stationery Envelope Used in Hong Kong
  2. November 1945 Registered Cover from Hong Kong to Iwo Jima
. MAILS BY SEA TO MANILA CONNECTING WITH THE PAN AM AIRWAYS AIR MAIL SERVICE TO THE U.S.A. by Duncan G. Crewe and Richard A. Whittington

. THE JAMES BARNETT FORCE ‘C’ CORRESPONDENCE by Gray Scrimgeour

. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG

  1. Mysterious $1.50 Air Mail Rate by Richard A. Whittington
  2. Unrecorded Boxed “RETURNED/NOT TRANSMISSIBLE” Marking by John Tang
  3. Unrecorded “WAR RISKS NOT COVERED.” Marking by John Tang
  4. “HONG-KONG” cds in Purple Ink on KEVII 4c Adhesive by Lesley Auld
. AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG: DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES – RÉUNION by Ingo Nessel

. PHOTO ROUNDUP


--- April 2015 ---
Journal 373

. SECURITY MARKINGS ON HONG KONG STAMPS: THE ROBINSON PIANO COMPANY LIMITED (1900-ca1940) by Michel Houde

. MAILS BY THE IMPERIAL AIRWAYS AIR MAIL SERVICE TO EUROPE VIA SINGAPORE (1933 to 1936) by Duncan G. Crewe and Richard A. Whittington

. AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG: DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES – BULGARIA by Ingo Nessel

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. Earliest Kowloon Type B: Jn. 371/26 by Richard A. Whittington
  2. Parcel Post Label: Jn. 367/28, 368/26 and 372/23 by Chris Norton
. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG“J. S. Hook” Forwarding Agent Chop by Lee C. Scamp
  1. “CITY OF NEW YORK” Sea Post Cancel by Harmon Fine and Lee C. Scamp
  2. Two New “CHINA” Overprint Varieties by Ian C. Gibson-Smith
  3. Hong Kong 30¢ Yellow-Olive Perf. 14½ x 14 – Diagonal Watermark by Nick Halewood
  4. Earliest Kowloon Type I by Richard A. Whittington
  5. A Tatty 1903 Cover by Richard A. Whittington
. A SUMMARY OF PRINCIPAL POSTAGE RATES AND REGISTRATION FEES FOR SURFACE MAIL FROM HONG KONG – January 1901 to DECEMBER 1941 by Richard A. Whittington

. PHOTO ROUNDUP


--- January 2015 ---
Journal January 2015

. MAILS BY THE BANDOENG-AMSTERDAM AIR MAIL SERVICE by Duncan G. Crewe and Richard A. Whittington

. HONG KONG SECURITY MARKINGS: CORNABÉ & CO. (1876-1899) by Michel Houde

. AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG: DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES – CANARY ISLANDS by Ingo Nessel

. LATE USAGE OF THE KOWLOON TYPE Ei CDS by Richard A. Whittington
 

. 1941 – NEW AIR MAIL ROUTE TO MALAYA VIA MANILA by Richard A. Whittington

. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. 1877 16c/18c Varieties by John Neild
. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. Tidbits from the Catalogs: c. Too Late: Jn. 365/18 by John Tang
  2. Encircled “R”: Jn. 367/15 by Chris Norton
  3. Covers from the Shoebox #18: O. H. M. S. and OFFICIALLY PAID: Jn. 362/9 by John Tang
  4. Parcel Post Label: Jn. 367/28 by Axel Olsson and Lee C. Scamp
. PHOTO ROUND UP


--- October 2014 ---
  Journal 371 Oct 2014

. FIRST AIR MAILS FROM HONG KONG BY THE IMPERIAL AIRWAYS SERVICE by Duncan G. Crewe and Richard A. Whittington

. 1911 – PLAGUE CAUSES DELAYS ON TRANS-SIBERIAN MAIL ROUTE by Richard A. Whittington

. AN EARLY USE OF KOWLOON TYPE B TO CANCEL ADHESIVES by Richard A. Whittington

. POSTAL CENSORSHIP DURING THE 1925-26 STRIKE by Chris Norton

. INSURANCE FIRMS THAT USED SECURITY MARKINGS by Michel Houde

. AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG: DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES – MEXICO by Ingo Nessel

. A NEW “62B” COVER FROM HANKOW? by Mick Goldsmith

. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. 1997 Definitive Issue: All-over Fluorescent Paper by Hugh Jefferies
  2. Two 1953 Air Letters by Malcolm Hammersley

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. 1907 4c Carmine-red (SG 93) with Only Known Reversed Watermark: Jn. 370/2 by Paul Campion
  2. Earliest Kowloon Type B?: Jn. 368/27 by John Tang
  3. “Money Order Office” sans-Side Bars: Jn. 365/21 by John Tang
. PHOTO ROUND UP


--- July 2014 ---
  Journal 370

. 2014 WILDE CUP ENTRIES
  1. Earliest Known Kowloon Branch Post Office Type B Datestamp: 16 January 1902
  2. 1907 4c Carmine-red (SG 93) with Only Known Reversed Watermark
  3. Only Known Example of a 40mm x 7mm “SHOP CLOSED” Instructional Marking
  4. Medium Crowned “PAID AT HONG-KONG” handstamp, with “PAID” deleted – The Only Recorded Example
  5. 1907-11 KEVII 2c used with Tai Po "TP" s/r cds dated 23 MR 12 with “TP” inverted
  6. The Earliest Known (1863) Incoming Cover to Hainan Island and the Only Known Early Incoming Mail from Italy to China/Hong Kong via Malta

. LATE FEES DURING THE QUEEN VICTORIA ADHESIVE PERIOD: PART 4 – MAIL BY THE FRENCH MAIL PACKETS (1875 to 1901) by Richard A. Whittington

. SURFACE MAIL FROM HONG KONG DETAINED IN FRANCE DURING THE GERMAN OCCUPATION IN WWII by Nick Halewood

. LATE KOWLOON BRANCH WEBB TYPE C DATESTAMP by Richard A. Whittington

. DATESTAMP UPDATES FROM THE CATALOGS by Lee C. Scamp

. HONG KONG SECURITY MARKINGS: KELLY & WALSH, LIMITED [1876-present] by Michel Houde

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
1. It’s Worth Another Look #3: An Unusual 1910 Cover to Bangkok: Jn. 367/16 by John Wilson
2. Kowloon Cancels Types I-O: Jn. 274/2 by Lee C. Scamp
3. Covers carried by Italian Ships to and from Hong Kong – Previously Unrecorded: Jn. 366/5
and 367/29 by John Wilson
4. 1907 Postal Rates and Certificates of Posting Regulations: Jn. 368/31 by Nick Burrell
5. 2013 Wilde Cup Entries: 2. Earliest Known Security Marking and Earliest Known “Stamped” Security Marking: Jn. 366/3 by Harmon Fine
6a. Earliest use of “CHINA” overprint stamp at Tientsin: Jn. 337/14 and 360/25 by Lee C. Scamp
6b. Early Treaty Port cds on “CHINA” overprints: Jn. 337/14 and 360/25 by Lee C. Scamp
7. A problem handstamp: Jn. 271/11 by Peter Richardson
8. Framed San Francisco “PAQUEBOT” mark not recorded by Hosking: Jn. 367/31 by John Wilson

. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. Stamp Shade Distinctions by Lee C. Scamp
  2. 2c Book Rate by Nick Burrell
  3. 20c and 10c Airmails? – Not in this Lifetime by Lee C. Scamp
  4. Red French Ship Cancel on HK $2 Postal Fiscal Adhesive by Lee C. Scamp & Axel Olsson

--- April 2014 ---
  Journal 369

. MAILS BY THE BANDOENG – AMSTERDAM AIR MAIL SERVICE (1933 to 1936) by Duncan G. Crewe and Richard A. Whittington

. TWO INTERESTING 1907 KOWLOON BRANCH POST OFFICE POSTCARDS by Richard A. Whittington

. NEWSPAPERS THAT USED SECURITY MARKINGS by Michel Houde

. AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG: DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES – JAMAICA by Ingo Nessel

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. Mails for Connection with the Saigon-Marseilles Air Mail Service: Jn. 368/2 by Richard A. Whittington
  2. August 1914 – Non-availability of the Trans-Siberian Mail Route: Jn. 368/10 by Lee C. Scamp
  3. Around the World from Hong Kong: Destination Covers and Their Stories – Ceylon / Sri Lanka: Jn. 368/16 by Lee C. Scamp
  4. 1941 ‘Centenary’ Issue: Why 26 February?: Jn. 368/27 by Nick Burrell
  5. 1941 ‘Centenary’ Issue: Why 26 February?: Jn. 368/27 by Ron Rakusen
  6. Mails for Connection with the Saigon-Marseilles Air Mail Service: Jn. 368/2 by Nick Halewood
. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. King George VI 1938-52 Definitives: Post-War New Values and Colour Changes by Nick Halewood
  2. Surface Cover to Shanghai dated 6 December 1941 by Susan Crewe
  3. Kowloon Branch Proud Type D3 by Richard A. Whittington


--- January 2014 ---
  Journal 368

. MAILS FOR CONNECTION WITH THE SAIGON-MARSEILLES AIR MAIL SERVICE by Richard A. Whittington

. AUGUST 1914 – NON-AVAILABILITY OF THE TRANS-SIBERIAN MAIL ROUTE by Richard A. Whittington

. HONG KONG SECURITY MARKINGS: DOUGLAS LAPRAIK AND COMPANY (1860-1976) by Michel Houde

. AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG: DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES – CEYLON / SRI LANKA by Ingo Nessel

. HONG KONG INSTRUCTION MARKING UPDATES FROM THE AUCTION CATALOGS – PART 3 by Lee C. Scamp

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. LATE FEES during the Queen Victoria adhesive period: Parts 1, 2 and 3: Jn. 365/2, 366/13 and 367/2 by Richard A. Whittington
  2. Gas and Oil Firms that used Security Markings: Jn. 366/7 by Nick Burrell
  3. Script “Paquebot” update: Jn. 251-26 by Lee C. Scamp
  4. Unknown “PASSAR?” on KGV $10: Jn. 331/18 by Lee C. Scamp
  5. “POSTE RESTANTE”: Jn. 367/30 by Lee C. Scamp
  6. “RECEIVED IN SUCH CONDITION”: Jn. 367/28 by John Auld
  7. Direction Markings: Re-Direction Markings Reconsidered: Website/Papers/P001 by Mick Goldsmith
. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. Earliest Kowloon Type B? by Richard A. Whittington
  2. 1941 ‘Centenary’ Issue: Why 26 February? by Nick Halewood
  3. “T” in Triangle, ERD or Unrecorded? by Lee C. Scamp
  4. Registration Envelope Cutout Usage by Lee C. Scamp
  5. 1954-62 50¢ Forgery by Nick Halewood
  6. 1907 Postal Rates and Certificates of Posting Regulations by Lee C. Scamp
. PHOTO ROUNDUP

--- October 2013 ---
  Journal 367

. LATE FEES DURING THE QUEEN VICTORIA ADHESIVE PERIOD: PART 3 – MAIL BY THE ENGLISH MAIL PACKETS (1878 to 1901) by Richard A. Whittington

. HONG KONG INSTRUCTION MARKING UPDATES FROM THE AUCTION CATALOGS – PART 2 by Lee C. Scamp

. IT’S WORTH ANOTHER LOOK #3: AN UNUSUAL 1910 COVER TO BANGKOK by Mick Goldsmith

. AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG: DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES – MAURITIUS by Ingo Nessel

. HONG KONG SECURITY MARKINGS: BOWER, HANBURY & CO. (1859-1874) by Michel Houde

. POSTAL USE OF THE 5 CENTS FISCAL by Richard A. Whittington

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. The First Kowloon and Sheungwan Registration Labels: Jn. 365/26 by Lee C. Scamp
  2. Kiung-Chow cds: Jn. 365/29 by Lee C. Scamp
  3. “RECEIVED IN FORWARD BAG”: Jn. 278/12a & 301/20-4 by Lee C. Scamp
  4. “Charge Not collected/in Hongkong X”: Jn. 363/13 by Lee C. Scamp
  5. “RECEIVED IN SUCH CONDITION”: Jn. 365/19-c by Lee C. Scamp
  6. Foochow IPO on King Edward VII 10¢: Jn. 366/27 by Mick Goldsmith
  7. Covers carried by Italian Ships to and from Hong Kong – Previously Unrecorded: Jn. 366/5 by Lee C. Scamp

. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. “POSTE RESTANTE” marking not recorded by Proud by Charles Chan
  2. Framed San Francisco “PAQUEBOT” mark not recorded by Hosking by Lee C. Scamp
  3. Forgery of $1 on 96 cents purple/red by Richard A. Whittington

--- July 2013 ---
  Journal 366 July 2013

. 2013 WILDE CUP ENTRIES

. GAS AND OIL FIRMS THAT USED SECURITY MARKINGS by Michel Houde

. LATE FEES DURING THE QUEEN VICTORIA ADHESIVE PERIOD: PART 2 – MAIL BY THE ENGLISH MAIL PACKETS (1865 to 1878) by Richard A. Whittington

. THE HIOGO (BRITISH P.O.) CIRCULAR DATESTAMP by Dr. Andrew Cheung FRPSL

. DEATH OF A TALISMAN by Mick Goldsmith

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. Rarity or “Almost Was”?: Jn. 365/9 by Richard A. Whittington
. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. The First Postage Due Issue – 1923 by Richard A. Whittington
  2. King Edward VII Postage Envelopes and Newspaper Wrappers by Richard A. Whittington
  3. 18c Rate 1876/77 by Nick Burrell
  4. Foochow IPO on King Edward VII 10¢ by Harold Melzack
. AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG: DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES – BURMA by Ingo Nessel

. THE ITALIAN LINE CONNECTION by Harmon Fine

. HONG KONG INSTRUCTION MARKING UPDATES FROM THE AUCTION CATALOGS – PART 1 by Lee C. Scamp

--- April 2013 ---
  Bulliten

. LATE FEES DURING THE QUEEN VICTORIA ADHESIVE PERIOD: PART 1- MAIL BY THE ENGLISH MAIL PACKETS (1862 to 1865) by Richard A. Whittington

. HONG KONG SECURITY MARKINGS: THE BORNEO COMPANY LIMITED (1856-1890) by Michel Houde

. RARITY OR "ALMOST WAS"? by Lee C. Scamp

. A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE AUCTION #1 by Mick Goldsmith

. THE DEMISE OF THE CHINESE MARITIME CUSTOMS by John Wilson

. TIDBITS FROM THE CATALOGS by Lee C. Scamp

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. Postal Stationery Monograph Published on Website: In. 348/4 by Lee C. Scamp
  2. "POSTAGE" forged over "PAID ALL": Bul. 185/21 (1) by Lee C. Scamp
. POT -POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. Why Overpaid by 1 Cent by Malcolm Hammersley
  2. An Unexpected Find: DC 2 Kievit Crash Cover by Duncan Crewe
  3. G.P.O./Kowloon Combination Rate by Chris Norton
  4. The First Kowloon and Sheungwan Registration Labels by Chris Norton
  5. Received from HM Ships, Mail from Hankow by Spence Coaker
  6. Kiung-Chow cds by Lee C. Scamp
  7. Postal History to the Rescue - It's a Forgery by Lee C. Scamp
  8. Strange Machine Cancel by Lee C. Scamp
. AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG: DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES - LIECHTENSTEIN, MONACO, SAN MARINO AND VATICAN CITY by Ingo Nessel

. TWO LETTER AND NUMBER FOUNTS FOR KING GEORGE VI REQUISITIONS K, M AND Q by Chris Norton and Nick Halewood

--- January 2013 ---
 Jan 2013

. 150 YEARS AGO – THE ISSUE OF THE FIRST POSTAGE STAMPS FOR HONG KONG by Richard A. Whittington

. “R/HONGKONG G.P.O.” USE AT BRANCH POs REVISITED by Lee C. Scamp

. HONG KONG SECURITY MARKINGS USED BY HOTELS by Michel Houde

. AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG: DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES – CHAD by Ingo Nessel

. MORE “GOODIES” FROM THE AUCTION CATALOGS by Lee C. Scamp

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. “Dollar Daters” and “Cash Covers” – A brief survey: Jn. 362/7 by Mick Goldsmith
  2. From the Shoebox #17: A few parcel post ERDs and other such ‘goodies’: Jn. 361/15 by Andrew Cheung
  3. Covers from the Shoebox #19: More Branch Post Office Cancel Extensions: Jn. 363/6/Table 4 by Chris Norton
  4. From the Shoebox #17: A few parcel post ERDs and other such ‘goodies’: Jn. 361/15 by Lee C. Scamp
  5. Covers from the Shoebox #19: More Branch Post Office Cancel Extensions: Jn. 363/6/Table 4 by Susan Crewe and Lee C. Scamp
. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. ‘75th Anniversary of Universal Postal Union’ 80¢ “Crack in Rock” flaw by Ron Winter and Nick Halewood
  2. Harrison and Sons Unadopted (?) Essay by Mick Goldsmith
  3. Unusual Destination for QV Cover – Argentina by Nick Burrell
  4. Fake “CHINA” Overprint on “ONE CENT” on 3 Cents Postcard by Lee C. Scamp
  5. Mistaken Use of Hong Kong Webb Type 13 cds by Harmon Fine
  6. Cover from Wei-Hai-Wei to Malta by Peter Pugh
. PHOTO ROUNDUP

--- October 2012 ---
 Oct 2012

. HONG KONG SECURITY MARKINGS: HONG KONG OBSERVATORY (1883-1912, 1997-present), ROYAL HONG KONG OBSERVATORY (1912-1997) by Michel Houde

. AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG: DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES – THE KOREAS by Ingo Nessel

. COVERS FROM THE SHOEBOX #19: MORE BRANCH POST OFFICE CANCEL EXTENSIONS by Lee C. Scamp

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS    
  1. Pre-invasion of Hong Kong Cover with an Unnecessary US Marking: Jn. 362/16 by Tom Massa and Dennis Collins    
  2. President’s ‘Gems’ – Rare Use of Queen Victoria Newspaper Wrapper from Hankow to Tsingtao: Jn. 362/12 by Charles T. M. Chan, FRPSL    
  3. “Charge not Collected/in Hongkong X”: Jn. 310/13 and 362/13 by Lee C. Scamp    
  4. Around the World from Hong Kong: Destination Covers and Their Stories – United Arab Rebublic: Jn. 361/9 by Lee C. Scamp    
  5. “CUSTOMS/KOWLOON” – An early non-philatelic use: Jn. 361/20/1 by Lee C. Scamp    
  6. Covers from the Shoebox #18: O. H. M. S. and OFFICIAL PAID: Jn. 362/9 by Lee C. Scamp    
  7. “MACAU” arrival mark – Earliest known: Jn. 361/21/2 by Lee C, Scamp  
  8. Only known used 5c/18c example of “ENTS” displaced from “C” in “CENTS”: Jn. 362/14/3 by Lee C. Scamp    
. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG 
  1. Air All the Way for Just 15¢ by Duncan Crewe    
  2. Mystery Double-lined Boxed “PAR AVION/de HONG KONG à ………………………… Seulement” Marking by Duncan Crewe    

--- July 2012 ---
 July 2012

. AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN

. 2012 WILDE CUP ENTRIES

. “DOLLAR DATERS” AND “CASH COVERS” – A BRIEF SURVEY by Dr. Jeffrey Schneider

. AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG: DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES – KIAUCHOW (KIAUTSCHOU) by Ingo Nessel

. COVERS FROM THE SHOEBOX #18: O. H. M. S. AND OFFICIAL PAID by Lee C. Scamp

. PRESIDENT’S ‘GEMS’ – RARE USE OF QUEEN VICTORIA NEWSPAPER WRAPPER FROM HANKOW TO TSINGTAO by Eddie Lawrence

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. From the Shoebox #17: A few parcel post ERDS and other such ‘goodies’: Jn. 361/15
  2. “CUSTOMS/KOWLOON” – An early non-philatelic use: Jn. 361/20
  3. Only known used 5c/18c example of “ENTS” displaced from “C” in “CENTS”: Jn. 355/22
  4. “Charge not Collected/in Hong Kong X”: Jn. 310/13
  5. Pre-invasion of Hong Kong Cover with an Unnecessary US Marking: Jn. 357/29
  6. From the Shoebox #17: A few parcel post ERDS and other such ‘goodies’: Jn. 361/15
  7. “SHA TAU KOK/X” – And then there were two: Jn. 351/26
. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. Unrecorded “EXPRESS FEE PAID” Cachet by Susan Crewe
  2. King George V Definitive Plate 1 Plug with Cut in Outer Ring by Nick Halewood
  3. Boxed “NOT OPENED/BY/CENSOR” Marking by Chris Norton
  4. Unrecorded Upright “4” on HK Stamp and Cover by Lee C. Scamp
  5. Latest Usage of the KLM Service for Outbound Hong Kong Mail by Duncan Crewe
. HONG KONG SECURITY MARKINGS: BRADLEY & CO., LTD. (1860-1957) by Michel Houde

. HK QV POST CARD EARLIEST USAGES AT HK AND THE TREATY PORTS – INTRODUCTION by Chan Chi Ho
  

--- April 2012 ---
 April 2012

. HONG KONG SECURITY MARKINGS USED BY BANKS – PART 2 by Michel Houde

. AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG: DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR  STORIES – UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC by Ingo Nessel

. HONG KONG’S FIRST STAMP VENDING MACHINE by Nick Halewood

. THREE WEI-HAI-WEI/PORT EDWARD CIRCULAR CANCELLATIONS by Jean-Paul Beck

. FROM THE SHOEBOX #17: A FEW PARCEL POST ERDS AND OTHER SUCH ‘GOODIES’ by Lee C. Scamp

. POSTAL STATIONERY UPDATES – NEWSPAPER WRAPPERS by Lee C. Scamp

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. “CUSTOMS/KOWLOON” – An early non-philatelic use: Jn. 328/11 by Lee C. Scamp    
  2. “MACAU” arrival mark – Earliest known: Jn. 315/13 by Lee C. Scamp
  3. Subject to Examination as Required by Executive Order 281: Jn. 332/12-2 by Lee C.  Scamp
  4. “POSTMASTER/BRITISH POST OFFICE SHANGHAI” cachet: Jn. 325/18-2 by Lee C. Scamp
  5. Covers from the Shoebox #15: Three “Oddball” Covers: Jn. 358/18 by Brian Newland    
  6. Early Kowloon Pillar Box Mail: Jn. 360/11 by Lee C. Scamp

. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. A Pre-War Consignee Cover bearing Hong Kong and Portugal Adhesives by Nick Halewood    
  2. Unrecorded Instructional Marking – “Advertised” by Chris Norton    
  3. Hong Kong G.P.O. Seals by Chris Norton    
. FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO HONG KONG: ORIGINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES – KENYA by Nick Halewood

. 2011 WILDE CUP PRESENTATION    

--- January 2012 ---
 January 2012 number 360

. HONG KONG SECURITY MARKINGS USED BY BANKS – PART 1 by Michel Houde

. EARLY KOWLOON PILLAR BOX MAIL by Chris Norton and Richard A. Whittington

. EARLIEST LETTER FROM AMOY AFTER ITS ESTABLISHMENT AS A TREATY PORT by Richard A. Whittington

. FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO HONG KONG: ORIGINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES – GREAT BRITAIN by Nick Halewood

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. Missing Key Plate Jubilee Lines on George V $2 & $3, Requisition 3850 (V)
  2. W. E. Jones Correspondence
  3. The ‘2H62’ cancellation – Genuine or a ‘fantasy’ (not a forgery!); and “H62” Cancellation on 16¢ Yellow
  4. The Hong Kong “4” Pence and “1/-” Rate Marks of 1856
  5. Covers from the Shoebox #15 – Three “Oddball” Covers
  6. a & b. It’s Worth Another Look #2: Proud Type D69 First Day Cover
. AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG: DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES – COLUMBIA by Ingo Nessel

. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. Early Use of the “CHINA” Overprint Adhesives by Ian Gibson-Smith
  2. Boxed “NO INDEMNITY PAYABLE-POSTED OUT OF COURSE” Handstamp ERD by Andrew Cheung
  3. Pre-WWII Consignee Cover from Swatow to Hong Kong bearing Hong Kong Adhesives Canceled with a Civilian Censor Marking by Charles A. Jones
. POSTAL STATIONERY UPDATES – 1917 ISSUE “CHINA” POST CARDS by Lee C. Scamp

. THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG – SOMETHING NEW AFTER 100 YEARS? by Richard A. Whittington

. NEW ISSUES
  1. ‘Centenary of The University of Hong Kong’ Special Stamps: 15 September 2011
  2. ‘Centenary of the Xinhai Revolution’ Special Stamps: 10 October 2011
  3. ‘Hong Kong, China - Romania Joint Issue on Handicraft’ Special Stamps: 24 November 2011

--- October 2011 ---
October 2011

. MEDITERRANEAN MAIL OFFICER CANCELS ON BRITISH NAVAL MAIL, 1859-70 by Mick Goldsmith

. HONG KONG SECURITY MARKINGS: CARLOWITZ & CO., LTD. (1857-1914) by Michel Houde

. FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO HONG KONG: ORIGIANTION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES - ZANZIBAR by Nick Halewood

. COVERS FROM THE SHOEBOX #16: Acquisitions FROM THE APS STAMP SHOW by Lee C. Scamp

.  AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG: DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES - GOLD COAST by Ingo Nessel

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNAL
  1. Bangkok - New Four Bar Cancellation and B-Overprint
  2. From Around the World to Hong Kong: Origination Covers and Their Stories - Ruanda-Urundi
  3. Covers from the Shoebox #15 – Three “Oddball” Covers
  4. Pre-invasion of Hong Kong Cover with an Unnecessary US Marking
  5. President’s ‘Gems’ – 'A1' Barred Obliterator on Postal Stationery Card
  6. 1867 Cover to Switzerland Rated at 48¢

. PRESIDENT’S ‘GEMs’ - '3 CENTS ON 16 CENTS'  POSTAL STATIONERY CARD FROM HANKOW TO ENGLAND by Eddie Lawrence

. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. “H62" Cancellation on 16¢ Yellow by Spence Coaker
  2. Parcel Post Datestamps - The 'Missing Link' by Chris Norton

. IT’S WORTH ANOTHER LOOK #2 - PROUD TYPE D69 FIRST DAY COVER by Mick Goldsmith

. 1954-62 ‘WILDLNG' DEFINITIVE PRODUCTION ERRORS #1- PRE-PRINTING PAPER FOLD by Nick Halewood

. POSTAL Stationery UPDATES – QV POST CARDS by Lee C. Scamp

. NEW ISSUES
  1. Mainland Scenery Series No. 10: Dunhuang Grottoes: 2 August 2011
  2. 'The Complete Mainland Series' Stamp Sheetlet: 2 August 2011
  3. ‘170th Anniversary of Hong Kong Postal Service' Stamp Sheetlet: 25 August 2011


--- July 2011 ---
Journal April 2011

. WILDE CUP ENTRIES 2011

. THE HONG KONG "4" PENCE AND "1/-" RATE MARKS OF 1856 - PART 2: THE "1/-" HANDSTAMP (CONTINUED FROM Jn. 357/2) by Lee C. Scamp, in collaboration with Dr. Andrew Cheung, Charles Chan and Michael Goldsmith

. CENTENARY OF THE 'FIRST U.K. AERIAL POST' - TWO 'CORONATION AERIAL POST' POSTCARDS TO HONG KONG by Nick Halewood

. HONG KONG SECURITY MARKINGS: A. S. WATSON & CO., LTD. (1871-PRESENT) AND OTHER CHEMISTS by Michel Houde

. COVERS FROM THE SHOEBOX #15: THREE "ODDBALL" COVERS by Lee C. Scamp

. PRESIDENT'S 'GEMS' - "A1" BARRED OBLITERATOR ON POSTAL STATIONERY CARD by Eddie Lawrence

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. "S" and "T" Index Letters in Hong Kong Circular Datestamps
  2. Express Mail Service - Brown Label
  3. Unidentified Security Marking
  4. Pre-invasion of Hong Kong Cover with an Unnecessary US Marking

. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. King George V 6¢ "CHINA" Overprint Flaw
  2. King George V 1¢ and 2¢ Grey: NE Panes without Serial Sheet Numbers
  3. 1867 Cover to Switzerland Rated at 48¢
  4. "YOKOHAMA A MARSEILLE" Mail Boat Cancellation in Blue
  5. Unrecorded Parcel Post Label
  6. King George V Requisition 'F' (Wmk. MSCA, 1932)

. AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG: DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES - NORFOLK ISLAND by Ingo Nessel

. NEW ISSUES
  1. 'Volunteerism' Special Stamps
  2. 'Green Living' Special Stamps
  3. '150th Anniversary of Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce' Special Stamps
  4. 'Children Stamps - Chinese Idioms and Their Stories' Special Stamps 

--- April 2011 ---
Journal 257 - April 2011

. THE HONG KONG “4” PENCE AND “1/-” RATE MARKS OF 1856 by Lee C. Scamp, in collaboration with Dr. Andrew Cheung, Mr. Charles Chan and Mr. Michael Goldsmith

. HONG KONG ORGANIZATIONS THAT USED SECURITY MARKINGS: OLYPHANT & CO. (1832-1878) by Michel Houde

. FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO HONG KONG: ORIGINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES – RUANDA-URUNDI by Nick Halewood

. KING GEORGE V 50¢ ON EMERALD-SURFACED PAPER WITH A PALE OLIVE BACK by Nick Halewood

. COVERS FROM THE SHOEBOX #14: HONG KONG POSTAL RATES TO THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH by Lee C. Scamp

. HOW THE CHINA MAIL REPORTED THE TREATMENT OF DETAINED MAIL – MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS by Nick Halewood

. AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG: DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES – CROATIA & DALMATIA by Ingo Nessel

. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. “RETURN TO SENDER” Cachet Error by Susan Crewe    
  2. Pre-invasion of Hong Kong Cover with an Unnecessary US Marking by Charles A. Jones 
. PRESIDENT’S ‘GEMS’ – O.H.M.S. OVERPRINT ON U.P.U. POSTAL STATIONERY CARD by Eddie Lawrence

. NEW ISSUES
  1. ‘Lighthouses of Hong Kong’ Special Stamps: 29 December 2010    
  2. a. ‘Year of the Rabbit’ Special Stamps; b. Lunar New Year Gold and Silver Stamp Sheetlet; c. Lunar New Year Animal Flock Stamps; and d. ‘Twelve Animals of the Lunar New Year Cycle’ Stamp Sheetlet: 22 January 2011    
  3. ‘Centenary of Powered Flight in Hong Kong’ Special Stamps: 18 March 2011    

--- January 2011 ---
356

. CANADIAN FRANKED KIP COVERS TO AMOY, CHINA by the late Captain Douglas La Pierre, U.S. Navy, retired

. KOWLOON BRANCH POST OFFICE
by Richard A. Whittington

. WAR, REVOLUTION AND CIVIL WAR – A HONG KONG WORLD WAR I COVER by Peter Pugh

. HONG KONG SECURITY MARKINGS: AUGUSTINE HEARD & CO. (1840-1875) by Michel Houde

. A PREVIEW OF: FRENCH MAIL PAQUEBOT FAR EAST ITINERARIES 1862-1880 by Lee C. Scamp

. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. Unidentified Security Marking by members of the Hong Kong Security Markings Study Group
  2. An Unusual Rate and Destination by Duncan Crewe

. AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG: DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES – ALGERIA by Ingo Nessel

. MARITIME MAIL COLLECTING by John Wilson

. FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO HONG KONG: ORIGINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES – SWEDEN by Nick Halewood

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. Early Post Office Pillar Boxes: Jn. 354/17 by Richard A. Whittington
  2. Queries on Hong Kong Adhesives: Jn. 331/18 by Mark L. Isaac-Williams
  3. ‘5 CENTS on 18 CENTS’ Postal Stationery Card: New Variety: Jn. 355/21 by Malcolm Hammersley
  4. Western Branch Cancellation on 1912 China Commemorative: Jn. 355/21 by Tom Massa

. COVERS FROM THE SHOEBOX #13: AIRMAIL AND OTHER MARKINGS ON TWO AIRMAIL COVERS by Lee C. Scamp

. NEW ISSUES
  1. ‘Children Stamps – Hong Kong in My Eyes’ Special Stamps: 21 October 2010
  2. ‘Redevelopment of Old Areas’ Special Stamps: 16 November 2010

--- October 2010 ---
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. HENRY JOSEPHS OR JOSEPH HENRY? by Richard A. Whittington

. HONG KONG SECURITY MARKINGS: RUSSELL & COMPANY (1824-1891)
by Michel Houde

. AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG: DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES – MOZAMBIQUE by Ingo Nessel

. NEAR CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE GLOBE – A MUCH-TRAVELLED COVER by Nick Halewood

. THE ‘2H62’ CANCELLATION – GENUINE OR A ‘FANTASY’ (NOT A FORGERY!) by Harold Melzack

. COVERS FROM THE SHOEBOX #12: BEACONSFIELD HOUSE REGISTRATION LABELS, CONTINUED by Lee C. Scamp

. PARCEL POST RATES, 1 AUGUST 1930 by Nick Halewood

. HKSC/HKPS JOINT MEETING, SUNDAY, 9 MAY 2010, GROUP PHOTO

. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. King George V 2¢ Newspaper Wrapper by Lee C. Scamp and Susan Crewe
  2. Western  Branch Cancellation on 1912 China Commemorative by Harold Melzack
  3. ‘5 CENTS on 18 CENTS’ Postal Stationery Card: New Variety by Air Commodore R. Gurevitch
. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. Mail Officers’ Cancels: Jn. 342/3 by Lee C. Scamp and Mick Goldsmith
  2. ‘Jubilee’ 2¢ Handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’: Jn. 353/33 by Air Cdre R. Gurevitch
  3. Hong Kong Postcards Sent by Airmail, 1932-1940: Jn. 352/2 by Nick Halewood
. NEW ISSUES
  1. ‘Characteristic Streets in Hong Kong’ Special Stamps: 24 June 2010
  2. ‘Biodiversity’ Special Stamps: 15 July 2010
  3. Definitive Sheetlet No. 1: ‘Congratulations to Professor Charles K. Kao on his Award of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics’: 21 September 2010
  4. ‘Centenary of Railway Service in Hong Kong’ Special Stamps: 28 September 2010

--- July 2010 ---
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. TWO UNIQUE ACCOUNTANCY MARKINGS ON COVERS TO HONG KONG by Lee C. Scamp

. TOO LATE FOR THE HINDENBURG by Dieter Leder and Nick Halewood

. SOURCES OF PHILATELIC INFORMATION #2: THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTES AT THE HONG KONG PUBLIC RECORDS OFFICE by Nick Halewood

. THE HONG KONG SURVEY FLIGHTS BY IMPERIAL AIRWAYS, OCTOBER 1935-MARCH 1936 by Duncan Crewe

. EARLY POST OFFICE PILLAR BOXES by Richard A. Whittington

. A PREVIOUSLY UNRECORDED WARTIME AIRMAIL ROUTING by Duncan Crewe

. AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG: DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES – EGYPT by Ingo Nessel

. HONG KONG SECURITY MARKINGS: ALEX. ROSS & CO. (ca 1902-1962) by Michel Houde

. COVERS FROM THE SHOEBOX #11: LONDON 2010 ‘GOODIES’ by Lee C. Scamp

. FROM A PREVIOUS NEWSLETTER

    Forged “5” on Hong Kong QV 10¢ green by AIR CDRE R. Gurevitch

. NEW ISSUES
  1. Mainland Scenery Series No. 9: Fujian Tulou: 18 March 2010
  2. ‘Hong Kong’s Participation in Expo 2010 Shanghai China’ Special Stamps: 27 April 2010
  3. ‘Hongkong Post’s Participation in London 2010 International Philatelic Exhibition’ Stamp Sheetlet: 8 May 2010


--- April 2010 ---

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. CORRESPONDENCE OF JAMES CRICHTON ESQ., SURGEON AND TRADER by Richard Whittington

. BANGKOK – NEW FOUR BAR CANCELLATION AND B-OVERPRINT by Michel Houde and Rory Morrisey

. HONG KONG SECURITY MARKINGS: BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY by Michel Houde

. AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG: DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES – SOUTH ATLANTIC ISLANDS by Ingo Nessel

. WILDE CUP ENTRIES 2010

. COVERS FROM THE SHOEBOX #10: BEACONSFIELD HOUSE REGISTRATION LABELS by Lee C. Scamp

. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. A Kiung-Chow British Consulate Marking? by Philippe Orsetti
  2. Enhanced Design for Postage Labels for Posting Ordinary, Registered and Recorded Delivery Mail by Andrew Cheung
  3. Hong Kong Government Notices Concerning First and Second Postage Stamp Issues by Lee Scamp
  4. Early Kowloon Postal Arrangements by Richard A. Whittington
  5. “62B” in Red Ink, on QV $3 Postal Fiscal by Charles Chan FRPSL

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS & NEWSLETTERS
  1. Commercial Enterprises in Hong Kong and Their Security Markings: F. Blackhead & Co. (1855-1914) by Richard A. Whittington
  2. W. E. Jones Correspondence by Ron Rakusen
  3. Registration Fee Increases by Lorne Woodrow
  4. Registration Fee Increases by Harmon Fine
  5. Framed Instructional Markings by David Tett
  6. Late Fee Covers shown at 7 November 2009 Meeting in London by Nick Burrell

. IT’S WORTH ANOTHER LOOK #1: 1891 2¢ JUBILEE OVERPRINT HANDSTAMPED “SPECIMEN” by Mick Goldsmith

. NEW ISSUES
  1. ‘Year of the Tiger’ Special Stamps: 6 February 2010
  2. Lunar Year Gold and Silver Stamp Sheetlet – Ox/Tiger: 6 February 2010

--- January 2010 ---

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. HONG KONG POSTCARDS SENT BY AIRMAIL, 1932-1940 by Duncan Crewe

. FIRST AUSTRIAN ACCEPTANCE FOR THE HONG KONG-PENANG FEEDER SERVICE - THE SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION TO A LONG SEARCH by Duncan Crewe

. COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISES IN HONG KONG AND THEIR SECURITY MARKINGS: ARNDT & CO. (ca 1908-1913) by Michel Houde

. AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG: DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES - CHILE by Ingo Nessel

. SOURCES OF PHILATELIC INFORMATION #1: DE LA RUE PRIVATE DAY BOOKS AT THE NATIONAL POSTAL MUSEUM, LONDON by Nick Halewood

. COVERS FROM THE SHOEBOX #9: LETTERS TO AND FROM FAMOUS PEOPLE by Lee C. Scamp

. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG

1. Hong Kong Pillar Boxes by Lee C. Scamp
 
. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS

1.    24¢ Cover from Foochow to Melbourne by Air Commodore Richard Gurevitch
2.    Express Mail Service - Brown Label by Susan Crewe
3.    Registration Fees by Susan Crewe

. "COLONIES/&c. ART 13" HANDSTAMP - 3RD EXAMPLE by Lee C. Scamp

. NEW ISSUES

1.    'Hong Kong, China-Brazil Joint Issue on Football' Special Stamps: 5 November 2009
2.    'Hong Kong 2009 East Asian Games' Special Stamps: 5 December 2009
3.    'Stonecutters Bridge' Special Stamps: 17 December 2009

--- October 2009 ---

Journal 351 Oct 2009

. HONG KONG: 1879 ‘PROVISIONAL’ POSTAL STATIONERY CARDS – RESPONSE TO LEE SCAMP’S ARTICLE IN Jn. 348 by Air Commodore Richard Gurevitch

. 1861 LETTER FROM DEMERARA TO HONG KONG by Dr Andrew Cheung, FRPSL

. COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISES IN HONG KONG AND THEIR SECURITY MARKINGS: ARNEMANN & CO. (ca 1864-1866) by Michel Houde

. 15 CENT SURFACE RATE – RATE CHANGES – 1936 by Peter Richardson

. SILVER JUBILEE ISSUE – 5¢ VARIETY by Susan Crewe

. MINOR INCIDENTS ON THE HONG KONG FEEDER SERVICE, 1936-1940 by Duncan Crewe

. COVERS FROM THE SHOEBOX #8: ADDITIONAL UNRECORDED HONG KONG BRANCH OFFICE DATESTAMP SUBTYPES (continued from #7) by Lee C. Scamp

. WILDE CUP ENTRIES 2009

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS

. NEW ISSUES

--- JULY 2009 ---

350

. REFLECTIONS ON PRIOR & POST ANGLO-CHINESE CONFRONTATIONS by Eddie Lawrence

. A NEW WAGHORN COVER TO MACAO by Lee C. Scamp

. COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISES IN HONG KONG AND THEIR SECURITY MARKINGS: F. BLACKHEAD & CO. (1855-1914) by Michel Houde

. MISSING KEY PLATE JUBILEE LINES ON GEORGE V $2 & $3, REQUISITION 3850 (V) - UPDATE by Nick Halewood & David Antscherl

. THE OTHER DAMAGED CROWNS: DAMAGED CROWN VARIETIES OF KING GEORGE V DEFINITIVES by Susan Crewe

. BRANCH OFFICE CANCELS: EXTENDING PERIODS OF USE by Susan Crewe

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS

. RECENT AUCTION 'GOODIES' #2 by Lee C. Scamp

. COVERS FROM THE SHOEBOX #7: ADDITIONAL UNRECORDED HONG KONG BRANCH OFFICE DATESTAMP SUBTYPES by Lee C. Scamp

. AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG: DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES - BOLIVIA by Ingo Nessel

. SNIPPETS by Michel Houde

. NEW ISSUES

--- SPRING 2009 ---

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. MYSTERY OF THE "BARFLEUR" HANDSTAMP RESOLVED by Michel Houde

. COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISES IN HONG KONG AND THEIR SECURITY MARKINGS: APCAR & CO. (1897-1925) by Michel Houde

. COVERS FROM THE SHOEBOX - #6: UNRECORDED SHAM SHUI PO TYPE F INDEX NUMBERS AND RELATED DATESTAMPS by Lee C. Scamp

. AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG: DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES - CRETE by Ingo Nessel

. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG

1. Canton Webb Type Dv - Index "B" with single digit year: New ERD
2. T 290/230 Postage due cover from Hong Kong

.  NEW ISSUES

1. Year of the Ox: 17 January 2009
2. Lunar Year Gold and Silver Stamp Sheetlet - Rat/Ox: 17 January 2009
3. Mainland Scenery Series No. 8, Mount Tianshan, Xinjiang: 24 February 2009

--- WINTER 2008 ---

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. AN UNRECORDED COVER BY OVERLAND COURIER TO CAPT. BRIMBLECOM by Eddie Lawrence

. HONG KONG PROVISIONAL POSTCARDS by Lee C. Scamp

. ENTERPRISES IN HONG KONG AND THEIR SECURITY MARKINGS: DODWELL and CO. by Michel Houde

. AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG: DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES - CUBA by Ingo Nessel

. COVERS FROM THE SHOEBOX # 5: MISS MARION DUDLEY AND HER YWCA SERVICE by Lee C. Scamp

. WARTIME AIRCRAFT MOVEMENTS ON THE HONG KONG - BANGKOK SERVICE 1939-40 EASTBOUND SERVICES FROM HONG KONG by Duncan Crewe

. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG: RECENT AUCTION "GOODIES" by Lee C. Scamp

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
 
1.    1932 Webb Type M in Black - 2nd Period: Jn. 302/12
2.    (Re) Direction Markings: Jn. 340/3
3.    Instructional Markings "By Air Throughout": Jn. 344/10
4.    Around the World from Hong Kong: Destination Covers and their Stories -- JORDAN Jn. 346/13

. NEW ISSUES

1.    Hong Kong, China - Republic of Korea Joint Issue on Masks: 6 November 2008
2.    Judiciary: 27 November 2008

--- AUGUST 2008 ---

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. 1841 LETTER FROM MACAO TO LIVERPOOL - A REAPPRAISAL by Lee C. Scamp and Antonio Abreu

. COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISES IN HONG KONG AND THEIR SECURITY MARKINGS: ARNHOLD, KARBERG & CO. by Michel Houde

. THE TREATY PORTS - POSTAL CHANGES IN 1916-17 by Robert Newton

. WARTIME AIRCRAFT MOVEMENTS ON THE HONG KONG - BANGKOK SERVICE 1939-40 WESTBOUND SERVICES FROM HONG KONG by Duncan Crewe

. AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG: DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES by Ingo Nessel

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
 
1.    Know Your Subject, or Caveat Emptor: Jn. 344/6
2.    Special Markings: A Tentative Allocation "Posted on Board": Jn. 344/10
3.    Special Markings: A Tentative Allocation "By Air Throughout": Jn. 344/10
4.    58-cent Airmail Rate to China: NL 346/2
5.    Late use of the 14-cent rate to the UK: Jn. 346/8
6.    A New Postman's Beat Chop for Cheung Chau: Jn. 346/9
7.    Navy Censorship: Jn. 346/4

. NEW ISSUES

1.    Giant Pandas: 1 July 2008
2.    Beijing 2008 Olympic Equestrian Events: 9 August 2008
3.    World Stamp Exhibition PRAGA 2008: 12 September 2008

--- JULY 2008 ---
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. HONG KONG WORLD WAR II NAVAL-RELATED COVERS by Lee C. Scamp

. COVERS FROM THE SHOEBOX - #4 - HONG KONG NUMBERED DATESTAMP ERD / LRD EXTENSIONS by Lee C. Scamp

. WILDE CUP ENTRIES
  1. The 1884 $10 grey-green Postal-Fiscal: At last, a genuine postal usage by Philippe Orsetti
  2. Late use of the 14-cent rate to the UK by Peter Richardson
  3. A New Postman's Beat Chop for Cheung Chau by John Wilson
. RED BAND COVER WITH ARRIVAL MARKING AND INTERESTING RATE by Charles A. Jones
 
. AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG: DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES by Ingo Nessel

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS 
  1. Know Your Subject, or Caveat Emptor: Jn. 344/6
. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. Detained on Board 
. NEW ISSUES 
  1. Heart-warming II Stamps (Olympic Torch Relay re-issue): 2 May 2008
  2. Children's Paper-Folding Fun Games: 22 May 2008
  3. Jellyfish: 12 June 2008
  4. Giant Panda: 1 July 2008
  5. New issues preview: August and September 2008


 
--- APRIL 2008 ---
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. A LETTER FROM MACAO TO LIVERPOOL DURING 1st OPIUM WAR by António Abreu

. HONG KONG COVER TO SOUTH CAROLINA, USA by Lee Scamp and Sam Chiu

. AROUND THE WORLD FROM HONG KONG: DESTINATION COVERS AND THEIR STORIES by Ingo Nessel

. COVER TO HONG KONG INVOLVED IN A FORCED LANDING NEAR DELHI JANUARY 1938 by Duncan Crewe

. HONG KONG G.P.O. CANCELS: AN UPDATE OF EARLIEST AND LATEST DATES OF USAGE by Susan Crewe

. HONG KONG EXPRESS MAIL SERVICE FROM 1974 ONWARD by Lee C. Scamp

. COVERS FROM THE SHOEBOX - #3 KOWLOON DATESTAMPS REUSED AT KOWLOON CENTRAL, AND AT THE IMC by Lee C. Scamp with contributions by Mrs. Susan Crewe

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. Pot-Pourri of Hong Kong - Victoria Docks: Jn. 344/18
. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. Unrecorded Marking - POSTED IN DAMAGED CONDITION
. NEW ISSUES
  1. Year of the Rat: 26 January 2008
  2. Gold and Silver Sheetlet, Lunar New Year Animals - Pig/Rat: 26 January 2008
  3. Mainland Scenery Series No.7 - Huanglong: 28 February 2008
  4. Hong Kong Flowers: 14 March 2008
  5. UPU Commemorative International Reply Coupon: 13 September 2007


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. AN EXTRAORDINARY ANGLO-FRENCH ACCOUNTANCY MARKING by Lee C. Scamp and Jeffrey Bohn

. KNOW YOUR SUBJECT, OR CAVEAT EMPTOR by George Birch

. REFLECTIONS ON PROUD "ONE-OFF" SPECIAL MARKINGS by Sam Chiu

. PARTI/GONE AWAY: AN UNRECORDED SPECIAL MARKING by Sam Chiu

. SPECIAL MARKINGS: TENTATIVE ALLOCATION by Sam Chiu

. INSTRUCTIONAL MARKINGS: BY AIR THROUGHOUT – REVISITED by Sam Chiu

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. International Reply Coupons: In. 335/17
  2. (Re) Direction Markings: In. 340/3
  3. 1923 De La Rue 10c Postage Due Plate Flaw: Jn. 343/7
. COVERS FROM THE SHOEBOX - #2 HONG KONG SURFACE MAIL RATES by Lee C. Scamp

. POT -POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. Victoria Docks
. NEW ISSUES
  1. Civic Education: 23 August 2007
  2. Declared Monuments in Hong Kong: 20 September 2007
  3. Christmas Stamps II: 11 October 2007
  4. Hong Kong - Finland Joint Issue, Fine Woodwork: 2 November 2007
  5. Heartwarming Stamps (Third Issue): 28 December 2007

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. WILDE CUP WINNER, 2007

. "N-COO _" ARRIVAL MARKING by Lee C. Scamp

. BOXER REBELLION BASE OFFICE CANCEL by Lee C. Scamp

. AN EARLY USE OF CHINESE POSTMAN'S BEAT CHOP by Lee C. Scamp

. MISSING KEY PLATE JUBILEE LINES ON GEORGE V $2 and $3, REQUISITION 3850 (V) by Nick Halewood and David Antscherl

. TWO WORLD WAR II LETTERS WRITTEN AT SEA by Ingo Nessel

. 1923 DE LA RUE 10c POSTAGE DUE PLATE FLAW by Andrew Cheung

. EXTENDING THE PERIOD OF USAGE OF G.P.O. CANCELS WITH NUMBERS by Susan Crewe

. G.P.O. CANCELS TYPE S by Susan Crewe

. U.S. MILITARY POST OFFICES IN HONG KONG by Lee C. Scamp

. COVERS FROM THE SHOE BOX by Lee C. Scamp

. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. Flaws on King Edward VII Four-Cent Values
  2. Defacing Chop on King Edward VII Low Values
. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. Italian Ship Mail: Jn.3343/17 and 310/16
  2. CHINA overprint "errors" Jn. 341/22
. NEW ISSUES
  1. Tenth Anniversary of the Hong Kong S.A.R.: 1 July 2007
  2. Tenth Anniversary of Reunification with China: 1 July 2007
  3. Bangkok 2007 Philatelic Exhibition: 3August 2007
. HONG KONG STUDY CIRCLE NEWS



--- JULY 2007 ---
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. A FOURTH P & 0 Douro WRECK COVER by Lee C. Scamp

. PACKET CANCELLATIONS OF THE P & 0 by Timothy Webb

. THE CULBERTSON CORRESPONDENCE, A RECAP by Capt. Doug LaPierre

. THE ITALIAN SHIPPING CONNECTION: N.G.I. AND HONG KONG by John Wilson

. WILDE CUP ENTRIES, 2007

. WW I GERMAN PRISONER OF WAR INTER-CAMP MAIL - JAPAN TO HONG KONG by Gregory Pos

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. (Re) Direction Markings: Jn.340/3
  2. Single Ring Hong Kong at Bottom in Red Jn.341/17
. NEW ISSUES
  1. Children's Fun: "Bunny Fun and Games": 22 March 2007
  2. Mainland Scenery Series No. 6: Shilin, Kunming: 3 May 2006
  3. Chinese Martial Arts: 22 May 2007
  4. Hong Kong Butterflies II: 14 June 2007



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. INCOMING MAIL TO A GERMAN P.O.W., 1915 by Gregory Pos

. IMPERIAL AIRWAYS CHECKLIST OF FLIGHTS, HONG KONG FEEDER SERVICE March 1936 - August 1939 by Duncan Crewe

. A SCARCE PRE-WAR POSTAGE DUE MARKING by Duncan Crewe

. A PROBLEM AIR RATE OF 1947 by Lee Scamp

. SAl YING PUN POST OFFICE by Susan Crewe

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. Single Ring HONG KONG at bottom: Jn.311/16; Jn. 340/3
  2. (Re) Direction Markings - Incoming Covers from Russia: Jn.340/3
  3. EXPRESS FEE PAID: Jn.340/21
. POT -POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. Chinese Customs Cancels on QV
  2. Doubled Overprints: 28/30 Cents and KG V "CHINA"
. NEW ISSUES
  1. New Definitive Issue: 30 December 2006
  2. Lunar New Year - Year of the Pig: 4 February 2007
  3. Lunar New Year Animals: 4 February 2007
  4. Centenary of World Scouting: 1 March 2007


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. DIRECTION MARKINGS: Redirection Markings Reconsidered by Charles A. Jones

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. P&O HONG KONG - CALCUTTA LINE - ADDITIONAL COVERS "AND THEN THERE WERE ELEVEN" by Lee C. Scamp

. WANCHAI POST OFFICE by Susan Crewe

. TWO UNREPORTED F.P.O. Offices, 1966 by Lee C. Scamp

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. EXPRESS FEE PAID handstamp: Jn.311/16
  2. Hong Kong "P.M.G." c.d.s.: Jn.325/20
  3. POSTMASTER / BRITISH POST OFFICE, SHANGHAI transit mark: Jn.325/18
  4. WAGHORN AGENCY: Jn.339/2
. POT -POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. QV 10c blue-green used in the Treaty Ports
. NEW ISSUES
  1. International Day of Peace: September 21 2006
  2. Government Transport: 19 October 2006
  3. 140th Anniversary of the Birth of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen: 12 November 2006
  4. "Heartwarming II": 28 November 2006


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. ASPECTS OF 1837 - 41 FAR EAST OVERLAND MAILS:  "VIA WAGHORN" ACROSS EGYPT AND VIA PERSIAN GULF by Mick Goldsmith & Michel Houde

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. UNRECORDED MODERN HONG KONG ITEMS by Lee Scamp

. NEW ISSUES
  1. Charming Chinese Lanterns: 12 February 2006
  2. Children Stamps - Bear Dress Up: 30 March 2006
  3. Mainland Scenery Series No.5: "Mount Taishan": 4 May 2006
  4. Hongkong Post's participation in 'Washington 2006': 27 May 2006
  5. Chinese Idioms and their Stories: 15 June 2006
  6. Special Attractions of the 18 Districts in Hong Kong: 18 July 2006
  7. Hong Kong, China - Austria Joint Issue on Fireworks: 22 August 2006
. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. Kowloon Branch datestamps: Webb Types A & B; Jn.331/10
  2. KGVI definitives used in Hong Kong on 28.9.45: Jn.338/12
  3. POSTAGE PAID HONG KONG markings: Jn.338/11
  4. Early Usage of the Webb Type B Western Branch datestamp: Jn.338/16


--- JULY 2006 ---
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. HONG KONG AIRMAILS TO BRITAIN BY BOAC, JUNE 1940 by Duncan Crewe

. A NEW LIBERATION "POSTAGE PAID" MARKING? by Philippe Orsetti

. WILDE CUP ENTRIES 2006

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. POSTAGE PAID HONG KONG c.d.s. on 1937 registered OHM:S cover: Jn.326/17
  2. WWII Army Inverted Triangle Censorship Markings 103 & 109: Jn.323/16
  3. KGVI definitives used in Hong Kong on 28.9.45: Jn.327/5 & Jn.329/13
. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. German Consulates in China
  2. DETAINED IN HONG KONG cover, datestamped 1 DE 41
  3. Early usage of Webb Type B Western Branch datestamp
. EARLY EXAMPLES OF KGV STAMPS ON COVER from Lee Scamp

. THREE EARLY COVERS from Lee Scamp

. THE KING IS DEAD: LONG LIVE THE KING by Michael Goldsmith



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. HONG KONG POST OFFICE MARKINGS APPLIED ON OFFICIAL MAIL by Lee C.Scamp

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. Alphabet Stamps issued 4.1.2005: Jn.333/14
  2. QV Postal Stationery reply card used in Chefoo in 1903: Jn.335/20
  3. P&O Hong Kong - Calcutta Line: Jn.336/9
  4. Censor marks used as cancellations: Jn.314/14
. THE HONG KONG CENTENARY ISSUE 1941 - FOLLOW-UP ARTICLE by R.B. Rakusen OBE

. EARLIEST AND LATEST DATES OF CANCELLATIONS ON KGV 'CHINA' OVERPRINTS by Ian Gibson-Smith

. NEW ISSUES

. 1821 LETTER FROM CANTON TO LONDON from Edward Lawrence

. 1856 COVER FROM HONG KONG TO HENLEY, ENGLAND from Edward Lawrence

. "SENT TO QUARANTINE" HANDSTAMP by Dr. A.M.T.Cheung

. POT-POURRI
  1. MACAU / SERVICES LEAVE HOSTEL / NAAFI/EFI marking
  2. Y1 cover to Hong Kong, September 1874
  3. QV 4c grey Postal Stationery card
  4. KGV 1c 'CHINA' Overprint Requisition 'D'


--- JANUARY 2006 ---
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. HONG KONG 1841-44 MAIL AND THE "TOMBSTONE" HANDSTAMP by Michael Goldsmith

. HONG KONG FIELD POST OFFICE CANCEL No.710

. P&O HONG KONG - CALCUTTA LINE - Additional Covers by Dr A.M. T.Cheung FRPSL

. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. WWI POW cover to Shanghai
  2. "UNAUTHORIZED USER" bilingual marking
  3. Unrecorded UN LONG registration label
  4. Webb Types P4 and P5 Parcel Post markings
  5. Fake 'SI' on Fiscal adhesive
  6. Earliest known cover by P&O via Hong Kong to Manila
. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. DAMAGED BY FIRE AT SEA marking: Jn.335/19
  2. Postwar KGVI colour changes: Hong Kong release dates: Jn.334/2


--- OCTOBER 2005 ---
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. THE HONG KONG CENTENARY ISSUE 1941 - SOME ANSWERS AND QUESTIONS by R.H.Rakusen OBE

. HOIHOW - TO AND FROM, COVER AND CARDS by Lee Scamp

. SURVEY - INVERTED AND REVERSED WATERMARKS ON QV ISSUES by John Robertson

. NEW ISSUES

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. WWII Army Inverted Triangle No. 103 - LRD 12 NO 41: Jn.323/16
  2. Does Hong Kong Index 'S' in c.d.s. still belong to "Stanley?": Jn.334/18
  3. Kongmoon Tieprints: Jn.334/10,21
. WILDE CUP 2005 - RESULT

. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. Latest Recorded Date of Circular "T" marking UP11
  2. International Reply Coupons
  3. Amoy Index "E" Registered Cover
  4. Latest Recorded Date for Cheung Chau Proud Type D1 c.d.s.
  5. DAMAGED BY FIRE AT SEA Marking
  6. QV Postal Stationery Reply Card used in Chefoo in 1903


--- JULY 2005 ---
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. POSTWAR KGVI COLOUR CHANGES: HONG KONG RELEASE DATES by Nick Halewood and Ho Kwok Kit

. WHAMPOA - POSTAL ARRANGEMENTS AND PACKET AGENCIES by R.A. Whittington

. 1860 ANGLO-FRENCH ACCOUNTANCY MARKINGS - ACCOUNTING FOR LOSSES by Mick Goldsmith

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. Covers from Sgt.R.Ito from Hong Kong to Canada: Jn.330/9
  2. I.P.O. Tieprints: Jn.333/15
  3. Experimental Dispatch to U.S.A. by Imperial Airways in 1938: Jn.330/17
  4. Stanley Registration Label: Jn.310/12 & Appendix issued with Jn.321
. TWO EARLY HONG KONG COVERS from Lee Scamp

. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. Earliest known use of alphanumeric type of Postman Beat Chop
  2. Additional example of Proud PB42 Postman Beat Chop
  3. Hong Kong POSTAGE PAID / 1 datestamps
  4. "DETAINED" cover bearing army censorship handstamp No. 137
. NEW ISSUES

. DOES HONG KONG INDEX "S" IN C.D.S. STILL BELONG TO THE EARLY STANLEY BRANCH OFFICE? by Winson Ng Wu Wing

. WILDE CUP ENTRIES 2005

. GERMAN SEA POSTS - A HONG KONG RARITY (DEUTSCHE SEEPOST POST-ASIATISCHE ZWEIGLINIE) by Mick Goldsmith 

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. CANTON POSTAL ARRANGEMENTS AFTER THE ARROW INCIDENT by R.A. Whittington

. DATE STAMPS ON CERTIFICATES OF POSTING by Lee Scamp

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. Kowloon Branch Datestamps - Webb Types A & B: Jn.331/1O
  2. Hong Kong and Shanghai to Sweden: 1n.331/13
  3. Branch Post Offices: Jn.330/18-19
  4. Airmail letter from Hong Kong to Okinawa (21.2.59): Jn.329110
  5. Hong Kong Field Post Office Updates: Jn.332/6
  6. RAFPOST /6 / S.E.ASIA 1945 datestamp on reply post card: Jn.332/13
. PAN AMERICAN AIRWAYS SERVICES TO HONG KONG: SEPTEMBER 1939 TO JANUARY 1940 by Dr. Duncan Crewe

. NEW ISSUES

. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. I.P. O. Tieprint, Swatow type 3
  2. Air Orient Service 1932-34
  3. Another use of a security perfin?


--- JANUARY 2005 ---
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. KING EDWARD - HEAD PLATE FLAWS: by Paul Campion

. HONG KONG FIELD POST OFFICE UPDATES: by Lee C. Scamp

. "SR"-TYPE HANDSTAMPS OF WWII - UPDATE: by Michael Goldsmith

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. Boxed Censor numbers in WWII Hong Kong censorship: Jn.306/3-8
  2. WESTERN BRANCH revisited: Jn.329/14
. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. CENSORED ONBOARD H.M. SHIPS marking
  2. SUBJECT TO EXAMINATION AS REQUESTED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 281 marking
  3. RAFPOST / 6 / S.E.ASIA 1945 datestamp on reply post card
. AN UNUSUAL FAKED CHINESE OVERPRINT ON A RARE 10c /30c DEFINITIVE: by P.C. Shaw

. CHINA LONDON 04 (including the Opium War: from E.J. Lawrence)

. NEW ISSUES


--- OCTOBER 2004 ---
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. THE 'CHINA' HANDSTAMP - ITS USAGE ON FAR EAST MAIL TO GREAT BRITAIN VIA CAPE OF GOOD HOPE IN THE MID-1830s: by Michael Goldsmith

. EARLY DAYS - THE ORIGINAL HONG KONG POST OFFICE LOCATION: by R.A. Whittington

. KOWLOON BRANCH DATESTAMPS: WEBB TYPES A & B by C.E.Norton

. TWO ITEMS OF INTEREST REQUIRING ANSWERS: from E.J. Lawrence

. INSTRUCTIONAL MARKINGS: by Lee Scamp

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. Cornabe & Co. Security Marking: Jn.330/10
  2. Early Hong Kong Registration Label: Jn.330/20
  3. Hong Kong KGV Printings (Update): Jn.320/2
. WILDE CUP 2004 - RESULT

. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. KEVIl $10 with unknown postmark
  2. SHANGHAI / IJPO cancellation on KEVIl 4c stamps 3. Queries on Hong Kong adhesives
. KEVIl AND KGV BOOKLETS - Update: by Paul Campion


--- JULY 2004 ---
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. WILDE CUP ENTRIES 2004

. JAPANESE MAILBOAT CANCELLATIONS ON HONG KONG STAMPS: by John Wilson

. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. Two covers from Sgt. R. Ito from Hong Kong to Canada
  2. KGVI 50c comer marginal block printed on both sides
  3. KGVI $2 top marginal block with missing keyplate designs
  4. Cornabe & Co. Security Marking
  5. A Fantasy Cover
. TO TREATY PORT ITEMS: by Lee Scamp

. NEW ISSUES

. EXPERIMENTAL DISPATCH TO THE U.S.A. BY IMPERIAL AIRWAYS IN 1938: by Dr. Duncan Crewe

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. KEVIl Inverted and Reversed 'Errors': Jn.329/20
  2. 1836 Letters from the Canton River about the Opium Trade: Jn.329/2
  3. Diamond-shaped Markings: NL.329/8, NL.325/3, Jn.321/11
  4. Hong Kong WWII Army Censorship Handstamps: Jn.323/17
  5. Hong Kong and Kowloon Branch Post Offices: Jn.329/14
  6. Arnold Cutner sale - Indian F.P.O. No.222: Jn.325/14
. EARLY HONG KONG REGISTRATION LABEL


--- APRIL 2004 ---
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. 1836 LETTERS FROM THE CANTON RIVER CONCERNING THE OPIUM TRADE: by Edward Lawrence

. THE OPENING OF CHINA IN THE XVIIIth CENTURY: by Fred Stubens

. THREE COVERS THAT TRAVELLED VIA HONG KONG IN THE 1850s: by Lee Scamp

. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. 1936 cover to Canada with 'postage paid' G.P.O. label
  2. KGVI Die Proofs
  3. Airmail letter from Hong Kong to Okinawa (21.2.59)
. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. TOO LATE Handstamp: Jn.326/2
  2. KGVI definitives used in Hong Kong on 28.9.45: NL.327/5
. HONG KONG AND KOWLOON BRANCH POST OFFICES by R.A. Whittington

. COVERS WITH UNUSUAL FEATURES: by Lee Scamp NEW ISSUES

. KEVIl INVERTED AND REVERSED 'ERRORS' by Paul Campion


--- JANUARY 2004 ---
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. THE 'REGISTERED HONG KONG' OVAL DATESTAMP: A NEW DISCOVERY AND REAPPRAISALS: by Michael Goldsmith

. FROM PREVIOUS JOURNALS
  1. Non acceptance of registered mail for Hong Kong: Jns.326/11 & 327/11
  2. Censor Mark used to cancel KGVI adhesive: Jn.314/14
  3. TOO LATE Handstamp: Jn.326/4
  4. EXEMPT SHIP LETTER marking: Jn.327/14
. UNRECORDED MARKINGS: by Lee Scamp

. POT-POURRI OF HONG KONG
  1. QV 2c JUBILEE adhesive cancelled with 'Kowloon Customs' c.d.s.
  2. 'FORWARDED BY / MAITLAND & CO. / SHANGHAI'
  3. Chefoo Registered Cover (February 1904)
  4. Hong Kong Registration Label with 'C' overprint (Tsang Type HKIC)
  5. Reversed date numbers in cancellations
  6. Unrecorded Postman's Beat chop on KGVI FDC (1.11.41)
  7. MONEY ORDER OFFICE HONG KONG c.d.s. (Webb Type EE)
  8. TAl O Webb Type A c.d.s.
. ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS TO HONG KONG AIRMAILS 1924-41 by Duncan Crewe

. SEVEN-POINTED STAR MARKING: Editorial Review 


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