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Sale 27: The Autumn Sale

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British Commonwealth - Hong Kong: Registered Covers

Lot 676    

Hong Kong, 1940-41 KGVI Issue Registered Letters. 8 covers; including earlier and later than recorded "LR" hand-stamps. "LR" markings, denoting UPU Lettres Recommandee class of mail, are believed to have been applied to top cover in bundle of registered letters when censorship was completed. All with registration labels, and cancelled "Registered GPO Hong Kong"; to New York City unless otherwise noted. 1) $2.80 airmail rate plus 25c registration fee, 29 July 1940, with "Opened By Censor Hong Kong" resealing label (CCSG type 3A). Small violet LR on the back, almost 1 year earlier than previously recorded (HKSCJ 303/3: only Apr - May 1941). 2) To Marion, Virginia, $3.50 airmail rate plus 25c registration fee, 7 June 41, with later than recorded "Opened By Censor Hong Kong" resealing label (CCSG type 4C (blue): only 26 Apr - 16 June 41). Small, very blurred, LR on back in red, this color not previously recorded, and later than small LR recorded used (only May - June 41). Six examples of large LR: Two with "Opened By Censor" (without Hong Kong) resealing labels (CCSG type 5A: July - Oct 41), four with rectangular "Not Opened By Censor", two type 7A and two type 7C. Cover to Fort Wayne, Indiana, 10 Nov 41, with large LR, later than recorded (HKSCJ 303/3: June - Oct 1941), Very Fine overall.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $1,400

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