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Sale 27: The Autumn Sale

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British Commonwealth - Hong Kong: Registered Covers

Lot 677    

Hong Kong, 1941-52 KGVI Registered Covers. 6 covers; 1) To New York, bearing 25c block of 9 centenary issue, plus two singles and $1 definitive, all on back, paying $3.50 per half ounce airmail rate and 25c registration fee. Stamps cancelled "Hong Kong Sham Shui Po 10 No 41" (Proud type D3), "R Sham Shui Po No." registration label on front, later use than recorded (Tsang type SSG2, only Feb 41), and "Not Opened By Censor" on front. 2) To Chicago with 30c and $2 cancelled by partial "Sheungwan Hong Kong _ De 47", with earlier than recorded "R Sheungwan" registration label (Tsang type SWJ: Oct 49 - Oct 50), and AR hand-stamp 6 years earlier than recorded by Proud (type AR3: 1954-56). 3) To Chicago with 11 stamps overpaying airmail plus registration rates, cancelled "Kowloon Hong Kong 25 Ja 52", date-stamp repaired with large "K" replacing original second "H" ("Hong Hong" error), seldom seen, and "R Kowloon A" earlier than recorded registration label (Tsang type KLKA: only May - July 52). 4) To Cincinnati, OH, stamps cancelled "Sai Ying Pun Hong Kong 10 Sp 52", with "R Sai Ying Pun" registration label, earliest recorded use of Tsang type SYJ2 (only Sep 52 - Apr 53). 5) To Canada, stamps cancelled "Wantsai 25 Sep 46" (Proud type D6), with "R Hong Kong A" registration label bearing manuscript "WT," later use than recorded (Tsang type WCGA: only Aug 46, priced as RR), and earlier than recorded "By Air To London Only" (Proud AM28: 9 Nov 46 - 30 Apr 47). Four different Canadian transit and arrival cds, including "HX.DIG.&YAR. R.P.O. OC 25" 46. 6) To Canada, FDC bearing 30c and $1 victory issue, cancelled "Yaumati 29 Aug 46" (Proud type D8), with "R Hong Kong B" registration label bearing Y hand-stamp (Tsang type YMGB: only Aug 46, priced as RR), Very Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $325

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