Philatelic Study Group:
Hong Kong Security Markings and Perfins

Covers, Postcards etc. with Security Markings.

Group III

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

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Frank Drake


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

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

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LAU Kwok-wah 

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

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Spencer Coaker

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

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

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Frank Drake
 


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

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14  BEA  The Bank of East Asia, Ltd.,  5mm letters, 33holes,  HK cancel
 
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Image from Philippe Orsetti                                Image from Dick Scheper

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

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Image from Eddie Lawrence

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

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

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

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

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25 E.S. & Co.  - Edward Schellass & Co

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

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Frank Drake


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Frank Drake


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Philippe Orsetti

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

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Image from Philippe Orsetti


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Image from Chris Norton


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

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

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

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

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

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

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35 I B C  -  International Banking Corporation HK

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

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Frank Drake
 

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

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Frank Drake
 


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43a M & C - Melchers (50 holes)

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

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Frank Drake


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Image from Argyll Elkin


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44 M B K  - Mitsui  Busan Kaisha

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

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Philippe Orsetti
 

49 O.C.B.C. - Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation, Limited.

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Dick Scheper
 

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

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Philippe Orsetii

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

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Garry Francis

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

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

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Frank Drake


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Philippe Orsetii

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

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Frank Drake


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Frank Drake
 


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Frank Drake


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Philippe Orsetti


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Philippe Orsetti

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

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Philippe Orsetti

64 W. & Co - W. A. Hannibal & Co., 8mm letters,  62holes, Hong Kong cancel.

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Frank Drake

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

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Philippe Orsetti

Group IV

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5A  \\ pen marking symbol.  China Merchant  Steam Navigation Company

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

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Philippe Orsetti. 

13e  STAMPED in manuscript
 
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Nick Burrell


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

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Philippe Orsetti. 

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

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Image from
Ed Lawrence

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

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Philippe Orsetti. 

IV-18Bf  CUSTOMS  *  TIENTSIN * in red

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Image from Ed. Lawrence collection.

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

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Image from
Philippe Orsetti. 


Image from Lee Scamp

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

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Ricky Yee.  

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


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Philippe Orsetti.
 

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

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Frank Drake.



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Philippe Orsetti.
 

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

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Frank Drake.
 

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

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

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Frank Drake.


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Winson Ng

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

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Philippe Orsetti

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

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Image with thanks from Christoph Gartner auction

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

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Image from
Philippe Orsetti.


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

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Philippe Orsetti.
 

Group V

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


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

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Image from
Chris Norton


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

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Philippe Orsetti.


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

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Philippe Orsetti.
 

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

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Frank Drake.
 

FORWARDED Markings not yet seen as Security markings.

"FORWARDED BY  * BELILIOS & CO * with HONGKONG in the centre.  triple oval chop in red inking

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Frank Drake.
 

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