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Displaying 14 Lots in Category - Hong Kong
CACHETS - UNNUMBERED: diamond ' 3 /RETURN/TO/SENDER' in red with initials "MM" #H3-12 on stampless Red Cross POW Envelope to Singapore, trimmed at top; also boxed 'UNDELIVERABLE/RETURN TO SENDER' on Nov & Dec 1941 covers to Hong Kong. (Qty 3)
LABELS: 'G [Coat of Arms] R/OPENED BY CENSOR/HONG KONG' KM#L2 on cover to Japan, Victoria cds of 4NO/39. Rated 7.
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LABELS: ditto, with thicker lettering KM#L3 tied to the face by boxed '41' KM#C6 (rated 4) in green, on Oct 1940 cover from Thailand to Washington DC. Rated 6.
LABELS: ditto, with sans serif lettering KM#L4A on Mar 1943 airmail cover from 'KUNMING' to Shanghai. Rated 7.
LABELS: ditto, red/white with sans serif lettering KM#L4B & small boxed '15' in green & '112' both KM#C6 (rated 4), on Jan 1941 cover to Shanghai. Rated 7.
LABELS: ditto, blue/white with sans serif lettering KM#L4C & small boxed '23' KM#C6 (rated 4), on mid-1941 cover from Bangkok to the United States. Rated 8.
CACHETS: circular 'PASSED BY/CENSOR/HONG KONG/No. 6' KM#C2 (rated 8) on Dec 1940 registered air cover to the USA; triangular 'PASSED - CENSOR/ 9 /HONG KONG' KM#C4 (rated 6) on Apr 1940 air cover from Shanghai to London; & boxed 'NOT OPENED/BY/CENSOR' KM#C7 (rated 5) on Jun 1941 cover to Grenada (!). (Qty 3)
MILITARY: inverted-triangle 'PASSED/BY/CENSOR/113' & '.../120' on Mar & May 1940 airmail covers at $1.15c rate to GB. (Qty 2)
NAVAL: double-oval 'PASSED BY CENSOR/218' & 3-line 'PASSED BY/NAVAL/CENSOR' both in blue on Mar & Oct 1940 airmail covers at $1.15c rate to GB. (Qty 2)
1940 surface cover to Norway with 'RETURNED BY ORDER/OF GPO LONDON' h/s, 1941 (Dec 5) cover to NSW with boxed 'DETAINED IN HONGKONG/BY JAPANESE/...' h/s (opened a bit roughly), & four 1945 stampless air covers from a released officer to Ceylon (one with octagonal 'HONG KONG/1945/POSTAGE PAID' h/s). (Qty 6)
1941 (Jun 17) registered air cover to Michigan with KGVI 30c pair & $2 + Centenary 15c & $1, red/blue airmail label tied by boxed 'NOT OPENED/BY/CENSOR' h/s.
1941 (Nov 25 to Dec 12) censored airmail covers from Prahran (Vic) to Hong Kong with 9d x3 or 1/6d frankings, 'NOT TRANSMISSIBLE/SERVICE SUSPENDED' (2) or 'UNDELIVERABLE/RETURN TO SENDER' h/s in violet, all with 'Fickle Finger' h/s plus Sydney or Melbourne DLO cds in red on reverse, some peripheral blemishes. [The Japanese invaded Hong Kong on 8/12/1941] (Qty 4)
1941 (Dec 3) unsealed printed matter rate cover to Fiji with Centenary 5c & 'NOT OPENED/BY/CENSOR' b/s, largely superb 'DETAINED IN HONGKONG/BY JAPANESE/...' h/s. With the enclosed Christmas card. (Qty 2 items)
1943 & 1944 inwards Prisoners of War mail 1) cover from Macau to Camp "N" with 20a orange; & 2) stampless POW cover from GB to Stanley Camp; a few characteristic faults. (Qty 2)