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Worldwide/(All) : Cover of the Day: Saturday Feb. 11, 2023 - Hong Kong (double header)

 

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11 Feb 2023
11:14:06am

"These "Covers of the Day" are selected from my database of 150,000 covers that I have sold on ebay going back 22 years. Prices realized range from $3 to $2,000. (Prices realized will not be posted publicly. Interested Stamporama members may request them via private message.)

Covers are selected like an Improv show ... audience shouts out a topic / country / theme and I'll see what I can show. I may provide a short description, but philatelic "write-up" contributions to the post will be welcome and will hopefully stir conversation and participation.

You are the audience ... shout away. Send a PM or post here."



Linus wrote: "I would like to see any Hong Kong Queen Victoria covers or Hong Kong registered covers"

Ok Linus, here is a double header for you. Not "the oldest" in each category, but the "most interesting" (and nearly the oldest in each case)

Hong Kong 1897 AMOY cancel local cover
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Hong Kong 1930 registered meter cover to USA
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11 Feb 2023
07:20:55pm
re: Cover of the Day: Saturday Feb. 11, 2023 - Hong Kong (double header)

Thanks Roy, nice cover to a ship captain staying at the Hong Kong Hotel just before Christmas in 1897. A quick Google search led me to "The Chronicle & Directory for China, Japan, and the Philippines" where I found this entry:

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Then I looked up the steamer Kwangtung: built in 1877 in Scotland. flying the British flag, carrying passengers and freight up the China coast and back from Hong Kong, but on 05/12/1884, wrecked on Salamis Island in the River Min, on passage from Foochow to Hong Kong. Obviously, Captain Goddard was now sailing on another ship, but probably running the same routes as before.

This letter was mailed from the Hong Kong treaty port of Amoy, China using a Hong Kong stamp, to send it to Hong Kong. I wonder who sent it? Covers are more interesting when they have a return address.

I have two Hong Kong Queen Victoria covers in my own collection, and by chance, one of mine is mailed from the Hong Kong Hotel, shown below:

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We talked about my cover above, years ago, on this thread:

https://stamporama.com/discboard/disc_ma ...


I would have been happy to add both of your covers to my Hong Kong collection, Roy, thanks for sharing them.


Linus

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BuckaCover.com - 80,000 covers priced 60c to $1.50 - Easy browsing 500 categories
11 Feb 2023
11:14:06am

"These "Covers of the Day" are selected from my database of 150,000 covers that I have sold on ebay going back 22 years. Prices realized range from $3 to $2,000. (Prices realized will not be posted publicly. Interested Stamporama members may request them via private message.)

Covers are selected like an Improv show ... audience shouts out a topic / country / theme and I'll see what I can show. I may provide a short description, but philatelic "write-up" contributions to the post will be welcome and will hopefully stir conversation and participation.

You are the audience ... shout away. Send a PM or post here."



Linus wrote: "I would like to see any Hong Kong Queen Victoria covers or Hong Kong registered covers"

Ok Linus, here is a double header for you. Not "the oldest" in each category, but the "most interesting" (and nearly the oldest in each case)

Hong Kong 1897 AMOY cancel local cover
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Hong Kong 1930 registered meter cover to USA
Image Not Found
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Roy
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"Over 7,000 new covers coming Thursday Jan. 18. See my homepage for details."

www.Buckacover.com
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Linus

11 Feb 2023
07:20:55pm

re: Cover of the Day: Saturday Feb. 11, 2023 - Hong Kong (double header)

Thanks Roy, nice cover to a ship captain staying at the Hong Kong Hotel just before Christmas in 1897. A quick Google search led me to "The Chronicle & Directory for China, Japan, and the Philippines" where I found this entry:

Image Not Found


Then I looked up the steamer Kwangtung: built in 1877 in Scotland. flying the British flag, carrying passengers and freight up the China coast and back from Hong Kong, but on 05/12/1884, wrecked on Salamis Island in the River Min, on passage from Foochow to Hong Kong. Obviously, Captain Goddard was now sailing on another ship, but probably running the same routes as before.

This letter was mailed from the Hong Kong treaty port of Amoy, China using a Hong Kong stamp, to send it to Hong Kong. I wonder who sent it? Covers are more interesting when they have a return address.

I have two Hong Kong Queen Victoria covers in my own collection, and by chance, one of mine is mailed from the Hong Kong Hotel, shown below:

Image Not Found

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We talked about my cover above, years ago, on this thread:

https://stamporama.com/discboard/disc_ma ...


I would have been happy to add both of your covers to my Hong Kong collection, Roy, thanks for sharing them.


Linus

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