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Sale 27: The Autumn Sale

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British Commonwealth - Hong Kong: Registered Covers

Lot 679    

Hong Kong, 1946-48 KGVI Registered Letters. 4 covers; 1) Legal-size FDC to New York bearing block of four 30c and pair of $1 victory issue stamps cancelled 29 AU 46. Registration label "R Hong Kong 25" used earlier than recorded (Tsang type HKH25: only Sep 46). 2) KGVI 2c postal card to Ottawa, Canada, with additional 5c, 8c, 50c, and $1 stamps cancelled 28 AP 47, paying $1.40 post card airmail rate (only in use July 46 - June 47), plus 25c registration fee. Registration label "R Hong Kong C" with A overprint only recorded Apr - May 47 (Tsang type HKGA4). Pan American Airways trial flight to Montreal, where arrived 12 May. "Not Called For", "Non Reclame", "Unclaimed", & "Retour" Canadian instruction marks, and with Dead Letter Office back-stamps. 3) Envelope to Chicago bearing 25c and $2 pair cancelled 29 JA 48, "R Hong Kong A" registration label (Tsang type HKIA), and unrecorded oval AR marking. 4) Envelope to Canton bearing 8c block of four and single cancelled 1 AP 48, paying 10c per ounce surface letter rate to China plus the 30c registration fee, both of which went into effect that day. Tsang type HKIA registration label, Very Fine.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

Realized: $260

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