Philatelic Study Group:
Hong Kong Security Markings and Perfins

Miscellaneous Markings

a-Symbols :

1  16mm circular frame with symbol "Seven pointed star".  Black markings, HK B62 cancel

Image from Philippe Orsetti                                  Image from Rod Sell

Image from Philippe Orsetti  

1a   16mm circular frame with symbol "Seven pointed star".  Black markings  Shanghai cancel

Image from Frank Drake

2  O 8  symbol Cornabe & Co.  violet WeiHaiWei 1910 1912 11 rays off 3mm circle
   
Image from Frank Drake.               Image from Philippe Orsetti

2a  O 8  symbol Cornabe & Co.  violet WeiHaiWei 1910 1912 15 rays

Image from Frank Drake

3  28x24  symbol Douglas Lapraik & Co.  blue HK QV  Coat of Arms, fiscal ?

Images from Rod Sell

3A   F.F. Ferris  16x16mm   Rhomboid of dots  black  used in Ningpo  between 1895 & 1896

Image from Frank Drake                   Image from Philippe Orsetti

4   8x8  symbol   )(  violet Yokohama Y1  joined C & inverted C

Image from Philippe Orsetti

5  20x20  symbol H. Price & Co. / HK  black HK QV envel.  8 petal floral emblem

Image from Philippe Orsetti
 
5A  \\ pen marking symbol.  China Merchant  Steam Navigation Company  Cover  CoverBack CoverSeal

Image from Nick Burrell 

b-Miscellaneous :

6   circle Full name The Bon Marche 3  Shanghai 1905  Intaglio

7 various crosed lines

Image from Philippe Orsetti

Image from Frank Drake

7a  crosed vertical lines, Hong Kong
Harry Wicking & Co. HK  black HK 1904 1910 vertical line in centre


Image from Philippe Orsetti

Image from Philippe Orsetti

Image from Philippe Orsetti  

Image from Philippe Orsetti

Image from Philippe Orsetti

7b  crosed vertical lines Shanghai

Image from Philippe Orsetti

8  5x52 unframed Full name Hydrangea 5 purple  KGV  serif  - HMS Hydrangea  

Images from Philippe Orsetti and Frank Drake.

8a  AGAMEMNON. 50x 5mm Violet letters   
 

Images from Philippe Orsetti

c-Stamped :
9   ? STAMPED C.N.S.P. (Chung Ngoi San Po)   HK B62

10  32x17 oval STAMPED BY KER & CO. / MANILA 2 black Manila QV

Image from Philippe Orsetti                  Image from Lau Kwok Wah.                                               Image from Lee Scamp

10a  unframed STAMPED BY / KER & CO. 22 X 8,  2mm red letters,  B62 cancel

Image from Rod Sell.                           Imagr from Frank Drake.   Image from Lee Scamp     

10b 22x8  STAMPED BY KER & CO.  2 black Manila QV  diagonal

11   unframed STAMPED L & Co.  red  1885

12  18x11 unframed STAMPED L.C. & Co. (Lane Crawford & Co.) 4 purple HK 1902

12a 31x10 unframed STAMPED L.C. & Co. (Lane Crawford & Co.) 4 red HK 1894 1901

Image from Philippe Orsetti.                                                       Image from Adam Williamson

13  18x5 unframed Stamped   5 violet  1903  script
 
Images from Philippe Orsetti   

13a  39x3 unframed Stamped   3mm black   script

Images from Philippe Orsetti

13b  STAMPED in block letter 4mm, 28x4 Canton., without serifs.
 
Images from Philippe Orsetti

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

Image from Philippe Orsetti 

13c2 STAMPED in block serif voilet letter 7.5mm

Image from Harmon Fine

13d STAMPED in thick block letter no frame 50x5mm, 5mm black letters.  no serifs.

Image from Rod Sell

13e  STAMPED various manuscript.  Cover

Images from Philippe Orsetti

Images from Frank Drake

13f  STAMPED various manuscript cancelled in Shanghai.

Image from Philippe Orsetti               Image from Rod Sell

13g  STAMPED various manuscript cancelled in Canton.

Image from John Robertson

13g1  STAMPED various manuscript cancelled in Ampy.

Image from Adam Williamson

13h  STAMPED 30 x 5mm, 3-5mm red letters

Image from Adam Williamson

13A 30x9mm unframed WOO TEK SENG / STAMPED  2.5mm violet letters HK 1902

Image from Harmon Fine                  Image from Frank Drake

d-Manuscript :

14   unframed a.c.r   3 red HK 1901  manuscript initials

Image from Philippe Orsetti

15   unframed a s y   4 black HK QV  manuscript initials

Image from Philippe Orsetti

15A   unframed AMOY / B & S  black Amoy 1900 QV  manuscript initials

Image from Chris Norton

16   unframed B & K   7 black Canton QV  manuscript initials

16A 10x6 unframed FS.   6 black  1881  manuscript initials

Image from Philippe Orsetti

17   unframed Full name Reuter 9 black HK 1885  manuscript name

17a "Unidentified manuscript names used as security"  Hong Kong

Image from Frank Drake

17b "Unidentified manuscript names used as security"  Canton

Image from Philippe Orsetti

17c "Unidentified manuscript names used as security"  Amoy

Image from Frank Drake

17A  "instructional" (used as security marking)  Sea Post Office

Image from Frank Drake

17Aa  "instructional marking" used as security marking " Hong Kong Franco"

Image from Ebay

e-Goverment Agencies :

18   unfram. oval Full name British Consulate / Bangkok 2 black Bangkok 1880 1881 Coat of arm in centre

Image from Philippe Orsetti                                                                Image from Frank Drake

Images from Michel Houde

Image from Michel Houde

18a   unfram. oval Full name British Consulate / Bangkok.  2mm red letters. Bangkok 1880 1881 Coat of arm in centre

Image from Philippe Orsetti

18A 35mm double circle Full name CONSULAT DE BELGIQUE A HK (with Royal Arms) 2.5 blue HK 1898  on Post Card cover

Image from Philippe Orsetti 

18A1 35mm double  Consulat Général / de France / à Shanghai    40x16mm    blue script letters 4mm

Image from Philippe Orsetti 

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

Image from Philippe Orsetti                                                                        Image from Ed Lawrence  

Image from Frank Drake.    

18B1      double circle  28mm Frame   CUSTOMS  *  KOWLOON *  2.5 red letters

Image from Dr. Wong Ka-ho  

18B2 KOWLOON CUSTOMS/ MAIL MATTER 4mm violet letters

Image from PhilaChina Auctions

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

Image from Philippe Orsetti  

Image from Frank Drake.  

18Bb    double circle  27mm Frame   CUSTOMS  *  SHANGHAI *   2.5 black letters  

Image from Philippe Orsetti 

double circle  27mm Frame   CUSTOMS  *  SHANGHAI *   2.5 red letters 
This is a forged cancel.  Be careful.
 
Image from Philippe Orsetti 

<>18Bc    double circle  26mm Frame   CUSTOMS  *  CHEFOO *   2.5 black letters 

Images from PhilaChina Auctions

18Bd    double circle 30mm Frame   CUSTOMS  *  KIUNGCHOW *   2.5 black letters  

Images from Philippe Orsetti

18Be   29mm double circle   CUSTOMS  *  LAPPA *    with 3.5mm black letters  used in Macao 1898

 Image from Peter Padget                            Image from Interasia Auctions

IV-18Bf  CUSTOMS  *  TIENTSIN * in red covers

Image from Ed. Lawrence collection.

18C  HARBOUR DEPARTMENT / HONG KONG  unframed 39x9 letter 2mm, black

Image from Philippe Orsetti

19  15x2.5 unframed H.B.M.C. Her Britannic Majesties Consulate 2.5 purple Shanghai 1899 1900

Image from Philippe Orsetti                        Image from Frank Drake

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

Image from Rod Sell                             Image from Frank Drake           Image from Lee Scamp

20a 12x8 dotted lines I.M.C. Imperial Maritime Customs 4 black HK KE  script covers

Image from Rod Sell                          Image from Frank Drake

20A   24x24 Shield Full frame, PROVINCIA / MARITIMA / DE FILIPINAS / Y ESPANA / _______  / HONGKONG 1.5 purple

Image from Philippe Orsetti

21  42x25 double oval Full name U.S. CONSULATE GENERAL * HK * 2 blue HK QV 1905 covers

Image from Philippe Orsetti

21a  42x25 double oval Full name U.S. CONSULATE GENERAL * HK * 2 red HK QV

Image from Ebay

Image from Ebay

22  48x27 double oval Full name U.S. Consulate General, HK, China 1.5-3.5mm red letters, HK 1901 1904 script, date in centre   cover  covers

Image from Philippe Orsetti  

Image from Frank Drake

22a 49x27 double oval Full name U.S. CONSULATE GENERAL / HK, CHINA 2 violet HK 1899 1904 date in centre    cover

Image from Rod Sell

Image from Ebay

22A 36x24 double oval Full name U.S. CONSULATE GENERAL / SHANGHAI 2 red Shanghai 1904

22B  UNITED STATES CONSULATE / SINGAPORE in black negative printing

Image from Philippe Orsetti

23  O 21 circle Full name U.S.Legation / Bangkok 3 black Bangkok 1884  serif

Image from Philippe Orsetti  

Image from Philippe Orsetti

23a O 21 circle Full name U.S.Legation / Bangkok 3 blue Bangkok 1884  serif

Image from Philippe Orsetti

24  O 21 circle Full name U.S.Consulate / Bangkok 3 blue Bangkok 1884  serif

Image from Philippe Orsetti.          Image Michel Houde                Current owner not known.

 a O 21 circle Full name U.S.Consulate / Bangkok 3 black Bangkok 1884  serif

f-Naval and Military :

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

Image from Harmon Fine                                           Image from Frank Drake

25  16x6 unframed Full name HMS Aurora, 2 blue HK 1899  Battleship markings
  cover cover
  
Image from Philippe Orsetti              Image from Winson Ng

Image from Winson Ng

26  H.M.S. IMMORTALITE. 22x2mm, 2mm purple HK 1895 1899 Battleship markings

Image from Philippe Orsetti

26a  H.M.S. * IMMORTALITE * double oval frame, date in centre, violet letters. Battleship markings

Image from Winson Ng.

27   unframed Full name HMS Rattler 3 black HK 1899  Battleship markings

Image from Philippe Orsetti 

27a   unframed Full name HMS Rattler 3 violet HK 1899  Battleship markings

Image from Charles Jones,                       

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

Image from Philippe Orsetti                                                    Image from Frank Drake

29 unframed Full name HMS Victorious 4mm black letters HK 1899  Battleship markings

Image from Philippe Orsetti           Image from Winson Ng.

29a  unframed Full name HMS Victorious 2mm black letters HK 1899  Battleship markings

Image from Philippe Orsetti

30  58x29mm oval frame  Chief Ordnance Office / date / *CHINA*   3mm violet letters HK 1903  serif

Image from Peter Pugh                                             

Image from Frank Drake

Image from Frank Drake  

Image from Philippe Orsetti.

30a  58x29mm oval frame  Chief Ordnance Office / date / CHINA  2.5& 3mm black letters HK 1903  serif 

Image from Harmon Fine                Image from Philippe Orsetti

Image from Frank Drake.

30b  58x29mm oval frame  Chief Ordnance Office / date / CHINA  2.5& 3mm blue letters HK 1903  serif 

Image from Ivan Wong

30c  40x28mm double oval frame  SENIOR ORDNANCE STORE OFFICER * CHINA */ date 
2.5& 3mm violet letters


Image from Mr Wong Bing-man

30 A 48x32 triple oval Full name Commanding Royal Engineer-Wei Hai Wei District  black WeiHaiWei 1900  date in centre (2mm)

Image with thanks from Cavendish 1982 Auction.

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

Image with thanks from Christoph Gartner auction

31   unframed 40 X 13mm, 2.5 -1.5 mm violet letters.
Principal Medical Officer / H.M. Forces / China and Hongkong 

Images from Frank Drake                                                                     Image from Winson Ng.

32  45x28mm oval frame. Royal Garrison Artillery Office * HONG KONG  * 2.5-3mm black letters. HK QV 1903 date in centre 4mm letters.  


Images from Frank Drake.  Click on images for larger image.  

32a  45x28mm oval frame. Royal Garrison Artillery Office * HONG KONG  *
2.5-3mm violet letters.


Image from James Camak

32A  oval frame Royal Artillery...HK violet HK 1902

Image from Harmon Fine

32B 56x3 unframed Full name Victualling Store Officer. 3 violet HK KE

Image from Philippe Orsetti

Image from Philippe Orsetti

32X  41x20mm oval  …….OFFICER / date  /  *  SOUTH-CHINA  * 3mm violet letters, HK cancel

Image from Philippe Orsetti


g-Chinese Chops :

33  21x21 square Full name Tsao Su Hun  black HK 1898  cover


Image from Philippe Orsetti

34  37x25 oblong Full name Soy On Chong & Co.   HK 1902

35  40x12 oblong Full name Man Yik Co. HK    KE

36  9X22 unframed Full name POSTAGE 10 red  KE  2 vertical chin. char.

Image from Philippe Orsetti

37  10x10 unframed 4 Chin. Char. The Kowloon Dairy, Ltd (Wai Kee Dairy) 4 blue HK 1970'  On 15c stamp duty

Image from Philippe Orsetti   

39  Rice Company, boxed frame.  

Image from Winson Ng.  
40  5 Chin. Char. Jian Xian Hua Book Store  no frame 12 x 53mm,  red letters.   cover

Image from Philippe Orsetti.  

40A  Dai Yeung Hong (meaning "Large Trading Company") 12mm blue letters, Shanghai 1908

Image from Philippe Orsetti.  

40B  24x15mm double oblong frame, 2 Chinese Characters Fook Yuen, 8mm red characters.

Image from Philippe Orsetti.

40D Soy On Chong & Co.

Image from Interasia Auctions.

40W  Unidentified Chinese Chops Revenue use

Images from Philippe Orsetti.

Images from Philippe Orsetti.

Images from Philippe Orsetti.

40X  Unidentified Chinese Chops  Postal  use

Images from Philippe Orsetti.

Images from Philippe Orsetti.

Image from Ebay

40Y  Unidentified Chinese Manuscripts Revenue use

40Z  Unidentified Chinese Manuscripts Postal use

Images from Philippe Orsetti.

h- Date markings 

41    various manuscript   HK 

Image from Philippe Orsetti      

Image from Frank Drake               

41a   various manuscript  Amoy 

Image from Philippe Orsetti                

41 b  various manuscript  Shanghai 

Image from Frank Drake            

41c  various manuscript      Date in Hindi script    HK 

Image from Frank Drake                  

41d  various manuscript      Date in Hindi script    Shanghai     

Image from Frank Drake                 

41e Various Handstamps  WEDNESDAY

Image from Philippe Orsetti

IV-41f    Date markings,  Handstamp in Shanghai
 
Image from Lee Scamp
Click on cover for a bigger image.

i- Payment or Received Payment:
While these markings have only a fiscal purpose, they are recorded for firm names completeness, as long are they are struck on a postage or on a postal-fiscal adhesive.  

41A  Received with thanks / date / BREWER & Co    1-3mm violet or purple letters.

Image from Rod Sell                         Image from Frank Drake
    
42       x1.5 unframed  Payment, / DAKIN  CRUICKSHANK …. 1.5 violet   

Images from Frank Drake          

43   unframed  Received payment /….GIR….. 3.5 violet  QV 

Images from Philippe Orsetti

43A, II-55g H & S B C no frame 24x 2.5mm,  2.5mm violet letters.  H.K. & Shanghai Bank.

Images from Frank Drake.

43B   HK Daily Press

Images from Philippe Orsetti.

43C   RECEIVED / h M ………  f / HONGKONG    4mm black letters

Images from Philippe Orsetti.

Images from Adam Williamson

44   unframed  Received / TUCK 3 violet  QV 

Images from Frank Drake         

45   unframed  PAYMENT / A. S. WATSON & Co. 3 violet  KE 

Images from Rod Sell        

45a  unframed  RECEIVED PAYMENT / …  A. S. WATSON & Co. / ……3 violet KE

Images from Frank Drake                      Image from Philippe Orsetti        

j- Consignee's Cover Markings

Script letters

Images from Lee Scamp



Images from
Philippe Orsetti

Block Letters

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Philippe Orsetti


Image from Philippe Orsetti
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Image from Michel Houde
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