Philatelic Study Group:
Hong Kong Security Markings and Perfins

Group I - Company Markings Images.



Images of Company Marks A-B

1 Alex Ross & Co. HK double oval frame 34x23,  2mm violet letters.

Image from Rod Sell  

Images from Frank Drake.  

1A Adamson Bell & Co.? no frame,  violet letters.

Image from John Robertson  

1B ARRATOON APCAR & Co. / ........  Triple oval frame 42 x 28, 2.5mm violet letters.
 

Image from Adam Williamson            Image from Frank Drake                 Image from John Robertson

1C ARNDT & Co. / 38 Queen's Road Central, Hongkong 
Triple oval frame 40 x 31, 2mm violet letters.
 cover

Image from Philippe Orsetti 

1D L. M. ALVARES & Co. no frame  x 2.5, 2.5mm red letters.
 
Image from Adam Williamson

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

Image from Peter Pugh.  

2A  ARTACHO & Co.   * HONGKONG *  30x18mm Triple oval, 3 mm violet letters   

Image from Philippe Orsetti                Image from Chris Norton

3 Arnhold Karberg Co. double oval frame 30x20,  1mm violet letters.

Image from Frank Drake               

3b Arnhold Karberg Co. no frame ?x3,  3mm violet letters.

Image from ebay "roecy"  

3c Arnhold Karberg Co. no frame 3.5x2mm,  2mm Black script letters.

Image from Philippe Orsetti

3d Arnhold Karberg Co. double oval frame 35x20,  2mm violet letters.

Image from Frank Drake       Image from Rod Sell

3e ARNHOLD KARBERG & Co. * HONGKONG double oval frame 34x24,  2mm violet serifed letters.

Image from Chris Norton

3f ARNHOLD KARBERG & Co. * HONGKONG double oval frame 34x24,  2mm violet non serifed letters.

Image from Frank Drake

3A ARTHUR LISFRANC / Rue du Consulat 29 / SHANGHAI  30x13mm, 5 violet letters.

Image from Philippe Orsetti

3B      THE ASIATIC PETROLEUM   3mm violet letters

Image from Philippe Orsetti

3C   ASIATIC BANKING CORPORATION /  * HONG KONG *
Double oval frame 32mm x 18mm,  2mm black letters.

Image from Adam Williamson

5 Augustine Heard & Co / HK double circle frame 22mm,  2mm blue letters. covers

Image from Philippe Orsetti

5a Augustine Heard & Co * / Hong Kong,  oval frame 28 x 16mm,  3-2mm red script letters.

Image from Mr Wong Bing-man

6 The Bank of China & Japan Ltd. / HK triple oval frame 46x29,  2mm violet letters.

Image from Philippe Orsetti  

Image from Frank Drake.   

6c The Bank of China & Japan, Limited./ (date) / HONG KONG,  with Limited entirely spelled and a large J in Japan.  49x28mm  Triple oval frame.  1.5mm  violet letters.  HK  1897   

Image from Philippe Orsetti             Image from Frank Drake

6e BANK OF CHINA AND JAPAN /  * HONG KONG *.
38mm x 25 mm double oval, empty in the centre, 3 mm violet letters. 


Image from Frank Drake. 

6A BANK OF COMMERCE,  3mm black letters

Image from Philippe Orsetti. 

8a THE BANK OF TAIWAN, LTD. * HONG KONG * / Date
42mm x 24 mm triple oval frame, 3 mm violet letters.  

Image from Frank Drake. 


Image from Rod Sell. 

9 Banque de l'Indo-Chine, Agence de HK double oval frame 40x20,  3mm blue letters.
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Image from Rod Sell

9a Banque de l'Indo-Chine, Agence de HK double oval frame 40x20,  3mm violet letters.

Image from Philippe Orsetti

9b Banque de l'Indo-Chine.  no frame 53x40,  4mm violet letters.

Image rom Wong Bing-man  

Image from Philippe Orsetti   

10 BARLOW TRACTORS.  no frame 10x10,  2.5mm blue letters.

Image from Frank Drake.  

10A  F. de P. BARROs * HONGKONG * triple oval frame 50x24,  2mm & 3mm violet letters.

Image from Ebay Gail Singer.

10Aa F. de P. BARROs * HONGKONG *  triple oval frame 50x24,  2mm & 3mm blue letters.

Image from Rod Sell.

11 Basel Mission / HongKong  triple oval frame 47x24,  3mm & 2mm red letters. cover  
cover2

Image from Philippe Orsetti  

Image from Frank Drake.

11a Basel Mission / HongKong  triple oval frame 50x25,  3mm violet letters.

Image from Philippe Orsetti  

11b Basel-Mission-House * HongKong *  double oval frame 43.5x23,  3mm violet letters.

Image from Philippe Orsetti  

11c BASEL MISSION / TREASURER  no frame 42x3,  3mm violet letters. cover  cover2

Image from Philippe Orsetti


Image from Frank Drake

12A Berblinger & Co. * HongKong*  double oval with spike frame 44x24,  2mm violet letters. cover

Image from Philippe Orsetti  

12B B.& F. BIBLE SOCIETY / SHANGHAI. / * CHINA AGENCY *.
Triple oval frame 41x25,  2.5mm violet letters,  Shanghai cancel.

Image from Philippe Orsetti

13 F. Blackhead & Co. / HongKong  oval frame 28x18,  2.5mm violet letters. cover

Images from Philippe Orsetti

13A Ea. BOECK./ Hongkong. no frame 26 x 7mm,  2mm violet letters. cover

Image from Philippe Orsetti  

14 THE BORNEO COMPANY no frame 35 x 2mm,  2mm blue letters.

Image from Frank Drake

15   Bower Hanbury & Co  Shanghae.  Double oval frame 30 x 18mm,  2mm black letters.

Image from Frank Drake  

15a   Bower Hanbury & Co / Shanghae.  Double oval frame 35 x 15mm,  2.5mm black letters.

Image from Frank Drake              Image from Philippe Orsetti  

15A   BOYD & CO / AMOY.  Double oval frame 36 x 21mm,  2.5mm violet letters.

Image from Rod Sell.


16 BRADLEY & Co no frame 30 x 3mm,  3mm violet letters.

Image from Frank Drake                     Image from Philippe Orsetti


Image from EBAY.  Current owner not known.

16a BRADLEY & Co no frame ?x2mm,  2mm red letters.

Image from Philippe Orsetti

16b BRADLEY & Co no frame 30 x 3mm,  3mm blue letters.

Image from Adam Williamson

16A BROWN & Co rectangular frame 26x5mm,  3mm red letters AMOY.

Image from Philippe Orsetti

16Aa BROWN & Co. rectangular frame 26x5mm,  3mm red letters Shanghai.

Image from Philippe Orsetti

16B Bristol Myers Co. Ltd. no frame 35x4,  4mm violet letters.

Image from Rod Sell

17a BUTTERFIELD & SWIRE / HONGKONG no frame 38x11,  4mm violet letters.

Image from Rod Sell

17a1 BUTTERFIELD & SWIRE  no frame 38x4,  4mm violet letters.

Image from ebay

17b BUTTERFIELD & SWIRE / HONGKONG double circle frame 25mm,  3mm violet letters. cover

Image from Philippe Orsetti  
"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  
17b1 BUTTERFIELD & SWIRE / HONGKONG double circle frame 25mm,  3mm red letters.
 
Image from Adam Williamson  

17c BUTTERFIELD & SWIRE / AMOY double circle frame 27mm,  3mm violet letters.

Image from Philippe Orsetti                Image from Winson Ng.

17e BUTTERFIELD & SWIRE triple circular frame 44mm diameter,  4mm violet letters.
 
Image from Frank Drake.                          Images from Rod Sell                                

17f BUTTERFIELD & SWIRE * HONGKONG
triple circular frame 35mm diameter,  2mm violet letters.


Image from Frank Drake  

17g BUTTERFIELD & SWIRE / date / * SWATOW *
double oval frame 44 x 27mm,  2mm violet letters.


Image from Ivan Wong  

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Last Modified  27th October 2011