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Asia/China : Hong Kong Paquebot hand stamp & type set sells on eBay.

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Ningpo
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17 Feb 2015
03:07:30pm
This post may be of equal interest to US based collectors......

Sold yesterday (16th February) by eBay seller:railway_mail_service_library, of Boyce, Virginia:

This British Post Office Hong Kong Paquebot datestamp and boxed partial type set.


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"This steel-head with wooden handle, bayonette-socket postmarking handstamp is pre-1997. Please examine the views of the box, type, and datestamp. This style was withdrawn from use in 1997. The steel type set is incomplete; please see two photos for what is included."



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The RMS Library is refocusing the collection to only Railway Post Office/Traveling Post Office/Bahnpost artifacts, so this item is being deaccessioned. Proceeds benefit restoration of the Boyce, Virginia, railway station as well as monthly utility expenses.


Sold for US$570 (£370). International postage was US$50 alone.

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Ningpo
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18 Feb 2015
05:08:15pm
re: Hong Kong Paquebot hand stamp & type set sells on eBay.

That was my initial thought. However, any forger would have to work full time for a long time to recoup his money with this hand stamp. It is the most often seen paquebot type. I'm pretty sure I have a couple of covers from the 1960's with this marking.

Now if it had been a treaty port hand stamp, well that would be a worry!

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Ningpo
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24 Feb 2015
05:40:57pm
re: Hong Kong Paquebot hand stamp & type set sells on eBay.

Here's an example of that paquebot handstamp type on cover:


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