Philatelic Study Group:
Hong Kong Security Markings and Perfins

Covers, Postcards etc. with Security Markings.

Group I

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

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Image from Philippe Orsetti


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

Image from Peter Pugh

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

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

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

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Image from Rod Sell



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"Next to the cover, this PC evidences that security markings were used to protect stamps as well as printed PC which had a commercial value"  Philippe Orsetti

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

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

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

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Image from Philippe Orsetti


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

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

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"This cover exemplifies that security markings were also used as stand alone cancel by Postal Authorities under special circumstances, such as voluminous quantity or late mail".Philippe Orsetti

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

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

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Image from Corinphila Auction.


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

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

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Image from Philippe Orsetti

23g2 Chartered Bank of India, Aust & China / Hong Kong
semi circular letter frame 40x20,  2.5mm black letters.

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Image from Philippe Orsetti


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

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

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

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33B Dalmann & Co

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45Aa  EDOUARD  SCHELLHASS & Co./ * HONG-KONG *

Image from Michel Houde


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

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Image from Philippe Orsetti


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

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

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Image from Philippe Orsetti


Gergusson & Co. violet letters, Shanghai cancel.  Not yet seen as a Security marking

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

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Image from Philippe Orsetti


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

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Image from Philippe Orsetti

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

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

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"This cover shows that the security markings were sometimes applied on mint sheets of stamps, before they were stuck, in order to protect them from being stolen and resold"  Philippe Orsetti

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

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Image from Lau Kwok Wah



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

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Image from Philippe Orsetti


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

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Image from ebay

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

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Image from Philippe Orsetti


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


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Image from Philippe Orsetti

88Ad  THE MEDICAL HALL, HONGKONG. * GERMAN DISPENSARY. * 
43x25mm double oval frame with 2.5mm letters, red marking.

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Image from Michel Houde


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

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Image from Zurich Auctions


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

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Image from Philippe Orsetti


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

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Image from Philippe Orsetti


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

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

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Image from Chris Norton

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

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Image from Philippe Orsetti

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

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

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

Image from Michel Houde

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

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Image from Philippe Orsetti


105d Pasedag & Co. no frame 38x4,  4mm violet letters.  HK cancel   
This marking may appear as PASEDAG & CO, or PASEDAG & CO / AMOY, or AMOY alone.

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Image from Rod Sell



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Image from Charles Jones


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

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Image from Philippe Orsetti   


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

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

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

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

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Image from Philippe Orsetti    

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

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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. 

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


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Image from Philippe Orsetti

112D RICHFORD'S ….. MEDAL  /  JACK......... 16 /   * RUBBER STAMP *

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

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


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Image from Philippe Orsetti   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Image from Charles Jones


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

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

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

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Image from Frank Drake

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

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Image from Timothy Webb

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

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Image from Stephan Adelt

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

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Image from Rod Sell


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

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129a  Standard Oil Company of New York # / HONGKONG
double circular frame 22mm,  2mm violet letters Hong Kong.
H on Hong next to R in Standard

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Image from Philippe Orsetti   

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

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

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

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Image from Rod Sell

131a Straits Insurance Co. Double oval frame 38x23,  2mm violet letters.

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

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

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

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

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

Image from Michel Houde

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


Image from Michel Houde

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