Philatelic Study Group:
Hong Kong Security Markings and Perfins

Covers, Postcards etc. with Security Markings.

Group 1 Cover Images click here

1C  ARNDT & Co.  38 Queen's Road Central, Hongkong / x x x x,  40x31mm Triple oval frame,  2mm violet letters, HK cancel

2 ARNEMANN & Co./ * HONGKONG *.  Double oval frame 33 x 13, 2.5mm black letters.

3A  ARTHUR LISFRANC / Rue du Consulat 29 / SHANGHAI  30x13mm unframed,  5mm violet letters, Shanghai cancel 

5  AUGUSTINE HEARD & CO. / (Date) / Hong Kong, 22mm double circle frame, 2mm blue letters, HK cancel

11  Basel Mission / HongKong  triple oval frame 47x24,  3mm & 2mm red letters.   

11c BASEL MISSION …  no frame 42x3,  3mm violet letters.

12A  BERBLINGER & Co.  * HONGKONG *,  44X24mm double oval frame, 2mm violet letters,  HK cancel

13  F. BLACKHEAD & Co. * HONG KONG *,  28x18mm double oval frame, 2.5mm violet letters, HK cancel

13A  Ea. BOECK, / Hongkong., 26x7mm unframed, 2mm violet letters, HK cancel  

17b  BUTTERFIELD & SWIRE **X** /  HONGKONG, 25mm double circle  frame,  3mm violet letters, HK cancel

18Aa C.  MITTELL *TIENTSIN * double circle frame 24mm,  2mm violet  letters.

19e1 Carlowitz & Co * Hong Kong triple frame x,  3mm violet letters. Used in Canton.


19f Carlowitz & Co  Hong Kong, double oval frame 27x17,  2.5mm blue serif letters, HK cancel.

21  CENTRAL HOTEL / SHANGHAI.,  24x18mm belt & buckle frame, 2mm voilet letters, Shanghai cancel

23g2 Chartered Bank of India, Aust & China / Hong Kong

semi circular letter frame 40x20,  2.5mm black letters.

26C  CHINA INLAND MISSION / date /  *  CHEFOO  * 40x26 triple oval, violet 2mm letters.

27A  THE CHINA MAIL  * HONG KONG *  40x23mm triple oval frame,  2mm violet letter,  HK cancel

31Aa Connaught Hotel no frame 56.5x4mm,  4mm violet letters

33B Dalmann & Co

49  ERICH GEORG & Co. * HONGKONG *,  34x24mm double oval frame, 3mm violet letters, HK cancel

49a  ERICH GEORG & Co. * HONGKONG *,  34x24mm double oval frame, 3mm Black letters, HK cancel

53  Oscar Falke / Fulda. / (ornament), 23x18mm unframed,  4mm violet letters, Shanghai cancel

60A R.G.W. Herbert. no frame.

61  HERBERT DENT & Co. * CANTON *, 38x23mm double oval frame, 2mm red letters, Canton cancel

62a HOLLIDAY, WISE & Co. * HONGKONG *, double oval frame 36x24,  2mm violet letters. Hong Kong cancel

62c  HOLLIDAY, WISE & Co. * HONGKONG. *, 38x24mm double oval frame, 2mm violet letters, HK cancel

63a  HONGKONG HOTEL Co. Ltd. /  * HONGKONG *, 45x26mm triple oval frame, 3mm violet letters, HK cancel

78B   JOHANNES QUAAS / * SHANGHAI *  triple oval frame 41 x 25mm   2mm  violet letters  Shanghai        1897  

79Aa Joseph S. Adamson / Hanyang  no frame 42x9, 3mm violet letters. Hangkow cancel.

88a Lutgens. Einstmann no frame 65x4,  4mm violet  letters.

88A  THE MEDICAL HALL, HONGKONG *  E. NIEDHART. *, 39x26mm double oval frame, 2mm violet letters, HK cancel

89c MELCHERS & Co. / HONGKONG.  double oval frame 39 x 15mm,  2.5mm blue  letters

89e  MELCHERS & Co. / HONGKONG, 18mm circle frame, 2mm blue letters, HK cancel

90b  MEYER /  &  /  co., 10x12mm unframed, 3mm violet letters, HK cancel

90f MEYER &  CO. * HONGKONG * double oval frame 30x20,  3mm  violet letters

91 The Mercantile Bank of India Ld. *HongKong* double oval frame 40x28mm, 2mm violet letters

96b  THE NATIONAL BANK OF CHINA LD. * HONGKONG *, 38x22mm triple oval frame, 2mm violet letters,  HK cancel

96e THE NATIONAL BANK OF CHINA.  | LIMITED.,  38mm double circle frame, 4mm purple letters, HK cancel.

96f  NATIONAL BANK OF CHINA LIMITED.  * HONGKONG *, 51x30mm double oval frame, 4mm violet letters, HK cancel

104C  OSTASIATISCHE  HANDELS-GESELLSCHAPT. / * SHANGHAI *
40 x 25 mm triple oval with 2.5 mm violet letter, used in Shanghai in 1899.

105  Pasedag & Co. Amoy oval frame 30x19,  2&1mm violet letters.

105d Pasedag & Co. no frame 38x4,  4mm violet letters.  HK cancel   

107 H.A. Peteresen & Co. * AMOY * triple oval frame 37x15,  2mm blue letters.

107A  C. PIENS / KOWLOON / HONG KONG,  30x12mm  unframed,  3mm violet letters  1908

108 PHARMACIE DE L'UNION, / SHANGHAI./  * A. S. VOELKEL, *  
Double Oval frame 35x21mm, 3mm Violet letters.

110A Wilhelm Pucher  no frame 33x8mm,  4mm violet underlined letters.

111 QUAN KAI & CO / date/ HONGKOMG. triple oval frame 42x30,  4 & 2mm violet letters

112 Quan Yick & Co / Commission Merchants/ HK oval frame 36x22, 2.5mm purple letters.

112A T. RAUCHENSTEIN & Co.  * 12 BEACONSFIELD ARCADE * /  Chinese Characters / HONGKONG    Triple oval frame 42x28,  2.5mm faded violet letters.  The Chinese Characters are 3-4 mm and Hongkong is 2mm. 

112B RÄDECKER & Co.  * HONGKONG *
triple oval frame 32x23mm  2mm letters    Blue   HK cancel

113f REISS & Co. no frame 24x3,  3mm red letters.  Shanghai cancel.

113h   REISS & Co., 21.5x8.5mm rectangle frame, 2.5mm red letters, HK cancel

113Aa Reuter's Telegram Co. Limited  double circular frame 26mm,  3mm red letters. 

113-B           F. J. RIBEIRO / * Telegraph Co.* / HONG  KONG        violet   HK  1895

115a   A.M. da Silva Rosario / SIEMSSEN & Co. / HONGKONG, 41x12mm unframed, 3mm violet letters, HK cancel.

118  SANDER & Co. * HONG KONG *  This markings has not yet been seen on the Stamps

123   SHING TAI & Co. / SHIPPING & COMMISSION / MERCHANTS / HONGKONG, 42x27mm double oval frame, 2mm red letters, Shanghai cancel

124 SIEMSSEN & Co. no frame  22x2mm,   2mm violet letters, HK cancel

124c   SIEMSSEN & Co.  *  HONGKONG  *, 37x23mm triple oval frame, 2.5mm purple letters, HK cancel 

124g SIEMSSEN & Co. o HONGKONG o.  24mm double circle,   2mm violet letters, HK cancel

124i  SIEMSSEN & Co.* HONGKONG *. 36x24mm double oval,   2.5mm purple letters, HK cancel

124j  Siemssen & Co. + HongKong +  double circular frame 23mm,  2mm violet letters.

124l  SIEMSSEN & CO.  SHANGHAI  DATE;   double circular frame,  violet letters.

125  H. SKOTT & Co.*HONGKONG* double oval frame 35x21, 2mm violet letters HK

125a  H. SKOTT & Co.*HONGKONG* double oval frame 29x19, 1/5mm violet letters HK

129a  Standard Oil Company of New York # / HONGKONG
double circular frame 22mm,  2mm violet letters Hong Kong.

129e   STANDARD OIL COMPANY OF NEY YORK. *  CANTON, 29mm triple circle frame, 1.5mm violet letters, Canton cancel

130a  STOLTERFOHT & HIRST. / *HONGKONG* triple oval frame 38x22,  1.5 & 2.5mm violet letters.

130A  STOLTERFOHT & HAGAN * HONGKONG * Triple oval 40x30, 2mm violet letters.

131a STRAITS INSURANCE Co. Double oval frame 38x23,  2mm violet letters.

133A   Tse Tsantai / Hong Kong / China., 20x11.5mm unframed, 3mm red letters, HK cancel

136Aa   VICENTE SOTTO  / ABOGADO, 42x9mm unframed, 3.5mm violet letters, HK cancel

137A   WEISMANN, LIMITED. / PURVEYOR TO HIS EXCELLENCY / THE GOVERNOR OF HONGKONG., 57x54mm unframed, 3mm violet letters, HK cancel  

138a   WENDT & Co.  /  * HONGKONG & CANTON *, 44x25mm double oval frame, 3mm violet letters, HK cancel.

140C  YANG YEN-NUNG / ven-PU / AMOY, CINÄN"  triple oval frame 40x17 mm, with 3 mm violet letters.

143  H. ZIEGLER/Missionar/CHINA  30mm x 20mm double oval, 2mm violet letters

Group 2 Cover Images click here

1  A.B./& Co -. = Adamson Bell & Co. 11x10mm unframed, 4mm black letters, HK cancel    

5 B&Co-.  Barretto & Co. 15x15mm diamond frame,  5mm violet letters, HK cancel

7f  B & Co. no frame 20x2.5, 2.5mm violet letters. Company not yet confirmed.      

12b C & Co oval frame 17x11,  6mm blue letters.  Carlowitz & Co.

13  C. & Co rectangular frame 36x12, 4mm violet letters. Company not yet confirmed.

17i CBIAC in diamond frame 25x15,  3mm violet letters.  Chartered Bank of India Australia & China.  Used in Hong Kong.

17s CBIAC in oblong frame 24x12,  4mm violet letters.  Chartered Bank of India Australia & China.  Used in Hong Kong.

18 C.B.P.So. in rectangulat frame 20x4,  4mm violet letters.  China Baptist Publication Society.

18A C.C.E. in rectangulat frame 44x15,  4mm violet letters.  C.C. Edwards.  Amoy.

24A CR  & So  no frame 20x2, 2mm violet letters. Canton cancel.

26 D & Co./ LTED no frame 12x8,  2.5mm violet letters. Dodwell & Co. Ltd. 

26b D & Co./ LTED no frame 12x8,  2.5mm blue-black letters. Dodwell & Co. Ltd.

26e  D. & Co. Ld. no frame 17x2,  2mm violet letters. Dodwell & Co. Ltd.      

26h  D. & Co./ Ltd. no frame 11x6,  2mm violet letters. Dodwell & Co. Ltd.      

27a   D.A. BANK.   oval frame  33 x 22 mm red letters  Deutsche Asiatische Bank  Obviously applied on sending.

30 D.C. / & Co. no frame 13x12, 4.5mm violet letters.  Dodwell, Carlisle & Co. Hong Kong

32 D P  no frame 17x3,  3mm black letters.  Daily Press

32c D P  no frame 19x3,  3mm black letters.  Daily Press

40a G. & Co.  no frame 20x4,  4mm violet letters.  Gilman & Co.

40b  G & Co.  no frame 16x7,  7mm violet letters.  Gilman & Co.      

49 H A L  no frame 14x3,  3mm violet letters.  Hamburg Amerika Line.

54 H S & Co no frame 17x 3.5mm,  3.5mm violet letters.  H. Skott & Co.

59c J.M.&Co. no frame 17x2.5,  2.5mm blue letters. Jardine, Matheson & Co

59e J.M.&Co. no frame 19.5x3.5,  3.5mm violet letters. Jardine, Matheson & Co.

59i JM&Co oval frame 18x13,  6mm violet letters. Jardine, Matheson & Co.
The loop of the M far from the loop of the C.  Extra curl on the C.

59j JM&Co oval frame 18x13,  6mm violet letters. Jardine, Matheson & Co.
elaborate script, "&" close to M (later type)

59k J.M.&Co. no frame 15.5x2.5,  2.5mm violet letters. Jardine, Matheson & Co.
Hong Kong cancel.

59p J.M.&Co. no frame 14x2,  2mm black letters. Jardine, Matheson & Co.

65a L.E. & Co. rectangular frame 18x15,  3mm violet serif letters. Lutgens, Einstmann & Co.

65b L.E. & Co. rectangular frame 19x15,  3mm violet no serif letters. Lutgens, Einstmann & Co.

70 L.M.A. & Co no frame 29X3mm,  3mm violet letters. L. M. Alvares & Co. HK  HK cancel

71 L.S. & Co no frame 17X3mm,  3mm violet letters. Leopold Spatz & Co.

84 R & Co. no frame 18x3, 3mm red letters.  Reiss & Co.

84a R & Co. no frame 19x3, 3mm red letters.  Reiss & Co.

84b R & Co. no frame 18x3, 3mm violet letters.  Reiss & Co. Canton

87 R B & Co no frame 11x4.5, 4.5mm violet letters.  Reuter, Brockelmann & Co.

91A SMSD  "Seine Majestat S. Deutschland" 9.5x2.5 with black 2.5 letters.

93 S T & Co. no frame 17x4, 4mm violet letters.  Sherwin Tomes & Co.

93a S. T. & Co. no frame 17x4, 4mm violet letters.  Sherwin Tomes & Co.

94  T.& Co. = Tait & Co. 18x12mm oval frame, 3mm violet letters, Amoy cancel

101a   W & Co. Wendt & Co.  19x11mm oval frame,  2.5mm violet letters, HK cancel

103 W.M./& Co, no frame  16x11,  4mm blue letters.  William Meyrink & Co.

Group 3, 4 & 5 Cover Images click here

1  A K / & Co. = Arnhold Karberg & Co. HK 5mm letters, 46holes, HK cancel.

3 A S W  & Co Ld  - A.S. Watson & Company
 5mm letters, 75 holes, Hong Kong cancel

4 B.A.T. = British American Tobacco 5mm letters, 33holes, Shanghai cancel

5 B & Co.  - Bradley & Co. 4.5mm letters, 40 holes, Hong Kong cancel

7 B & S - Butterfield & Swire 6mm letters, 37 holes, Hong Kong cancel

9 B I  = Banque de l'Indo-Chine, 8mm letters, 18holes, HK cancel

11 B&S/H  Butterfield & Swire Hong Kong, 6mm letters, 51 holes,  HK cancel

14  BEA  The Bank of East Asia, Ltd.,  5mm letters, 33holes,  HK cancel

17 C & C / H  - Carlowitz & Co. Hong Kong

19 D.A./B   Deutsch-Asiatische Bank, 7mm letters, 53 holes,  HK cancel

21a D.O.C. - Det Oversishe Compagnes

22  D.& / Co.Ld  = Dodwell & Co., 6mm letters, 56holes, Foochow cancel

23  D&C0 / Ltd..  =  Dodwell & Co.,  6.5mm letters, 60holes, Foochow cancel

27  G& / Co. = Gilman & Co. Ltd. 6mm letters, 38holes, HK cancel

29  H E / C = HK Electric Co.,  5mm letters, 26 holes, HK cancel

33d H&S/ BC HK & Shanghai Banking Corporation, 5mm letters, 59holes, AMOY cancel

33e  H&S / BC = HK & Shanghai Banking Corporation, 5mm letters, 59holes, HK cancel

33g  H&S / B.C = HK & Shanghai Banking Corporation, 6mm letters, 57holes, HK cancel

33i  HS / B.C = HK & Shanghai Banking Corporation, 6mm letters, 43holes, HK cancel

33o  HS / B.C = HK & Shanghai Banking Corporation, 4mm letters, 32holes, HK cancel

34a  H.W / & Co = Holliday Wise & Co.. 5.5mm letters,  61holes, Shanghai cancel

35 I B C  -  International Banking Corporation HK

39  K&W = Kelly & Walsh Limited, 6mm letters, 40holes, Shanghai cancel

41  L / &Co. = W.R. Loxley & Co. 6mm letters 35 holes, HK cancel

43a M & C - Melchers (50 holes)

43b  MC = Melchers & Co. 8mm letters, 23holes, HK cancel

44 M B K  - Mitsui  Busan Kaisha 

46  N.C.H = North-China Herald, 5mm letters, 35hole, Shanghai cancel

55B   S D / & / E Co.   6mm letters, 60 holes,  Shanghai

58 S.W. & Co. - Sander Wieler & Co.

59  T C / & / S = Thomas Cook & Sons  4mm letters, 37holes, HK cancel
59a  T C / & S = Thomas Cook & Sons, 4mm letters, 36holes, HK  

61  UT / Co = Union Trading Co, 5mm letters, 29holes, HK cancel. 

62 V / & Co- Vogel & Co., Canton

64 W. & Co - W. A. Hannibal & Co.

66 Y S / B = Yokohama Specie Bank, 6mm letters,  33holes,  Hong Kong cancel

Group IV

13c  STAMPED in block letter 3mm, 31x3.

18A 
CONSULAT DE BELGIQUE A HONG-KONG,  35mm double circle Royal Arms, 2.5mm blue letters, HK cancel

18B      double circle  28mm Frame   CUSTOMS  *  KOWLOON *  2.5 black letters

18Ba    double circle  26mm Frame   CUSTOMS  *  PAKHOI *      2.5 black letters

IV-18Bf  CUSTOMS  *  TIENTSIN *  red letters

20  16x4.5 unframed I.M.C. Imperial Maritime Customs 4.5 black HK QV/KE 1903 1904 serif

20a  I.M.C. = Imperial Maritime Customs, 12x8mm dotted lines frame, 4mm black letters.

21  U.S. CONSULATE  GENERAL   * HONGKONG. * , 42x25mm double oval frame, 2mm blue letters,  HK cancel

22  U.  S.  Consulate General, /  date / Hongkong,China. 48x27mm double oval frame, 2.5mm red letters, HK cancel

22a  U.  S.  Consulate General, /  date / Hongkong,China. 48x27mm double oval frame, 2.5mm violet letters, HK cancel

24A  BARFLEUR  no frame 30x3.5,  3.5mm violet letters.  Hong Kong cancel.

25  H. M. S. / AURORA, 16x6mm unframed,  2mm blue letters,  HK

28  HMS Tamar. unframed 28x3mm, 3 black HK 1898  Battleship markings

30B. 41x25 mm   triple oval     R.  N.  GALABRIA  / date  /  *      *      2.5mm violet letter

33  Tsao Su Hun,  21x21 square frame, black letters, Shangai cancel

40  Tsao Su Hun,  21x21 square frame, black letters, Shangai cancel

Group V

3  FORWARDED / BY / F. BLACKHEAD & Co. / HONG KONG
Oval frame 46 x 23mm 3mm violet letters,  HK cancel

7  CHINA TRADERS INSURANCE CO. # LIMITED, HONG KONG # / FORWARDED BY 
Triple oval frame 41x26mm ,  2.5mm violet letters  HK cancel 1899 1906

11  Forwarded by / PAUL PETTICK & CO. LD / Foochow China, 49x9mm no frame,  2mm violet letters, Foochow cancel

11a  Forwarded by / PAUL PETTICK & CO. LD /Gener Store Keepers Etc./ Foochow China, 47x11mm no frame,  2mm violet letters, Foochow cancel

13 FORWARDED BY / Reiss & Co-. /  HONGKONG, 28x19mm Double Oval  frame, 3mm red letters, HK cancel.

Return to Company Index  Page

Return to PSG:HKSM&P Home Page


Last Modified 26th October 2016