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General Philatelic/Identify This? : HONG KONG STAMPS

 

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john9913

10 Dec 2018
02:03:42pm

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No clue on what the bars mean. Any help would be welcome.Image Not Found

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11 Dec 2018
09:23:11am

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re: HONG KONG STAMPS

I have never seen anything like this before, but on the other hand: I am not a Hong Kong expert. My guess is that these are either some kind of company precancel (like perfs) or some helping lines for automated cancelling.
On the other hand, I doubt if machines for this had been developed around 1900...

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Linus
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11 Dec 2018
01:12:28pm
re: HONG KONG STAMPS

John -

I also have never seen these type markings before on Hong Kong stamps. I am not an expert, but I do specialize in collecting Hong Kong, and I have a good solid reference book in my philatelic library titled "The Philatelic and Postal History of Hong Kong and the Treaty Ports of China and Japan" by F.W. Webb. Your post caused me much reading through this book, cover to cover, digging for an answer. There were no plates(pictures) in the back of the book that showed these markings. The top of page 176, which I have scanned below, is the best possibility that I could find, but it is only a guess. I think they were marked as such so the stamps could not be stolen and sold back to the post office. Read below, especially the last part from the Postmaster General's "Postal Guide."

Hope this helps,
Linus

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john9913

11 Dec 2018
03:40:22pm

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re: HONG KONG STAMPS

These stamps were included in a large collection of Hong Kong stamps.
The amount are 45 stamps with face value of .01 to .10. Some have the
lines over the cancel and some are under. A couple you can see the red
has run.
I'll pass the info to the buyer.
Thanks
John

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11 Dec 2018
04:30:48pm
re: HONG KONG STAMPS

I posted your image over on the SCF forum and a fellow replied with a similar answer (company cancel) as Linus. He also supplied this link (11th row)
http://rodsell.com/hksmsic/miscellaneous.html
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john9913

10 Dec 2018
02:03:42pm

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No clue on what the bars mean. Any help would be welcome.Image Not Found

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11 Dec 2018
09:23:11am

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re: HONG KONG STAMPS

I have never seen anything like this before, but on the other hand: I am not a Hong Kong expert. My guess is that these are either some kind of company precancel (like perfs) or some helping lines for automated cancelling.
On the other hand, I doubt if machines for this had been developed around 1900...

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Linus

11 Dec 2018
01:12:28pm

re: HONG KONG STAMPS

John -

I also have never seen these type markings before on Hong Kong stamps. I am not an expert, but I do specialize in collecting Hong Kong, and I have a good solid reference book in my philatelic library titled "The Philatelic and Postal History of Hong Kong and the Treaty Ports of China and Japan" by F.W. Webb. Your post caused me much reading through this book, cover to cover, digging for an answer. There were no plates(pictures) in the back of the book that showed these markings. The top of page 176, which I have scanned below, is the best possibility that I could find, but it is only a guess. I think they were marked as such so the stamps could not be stolen and sold back to the post office. Read below, especially the last part from the Postmaster General's "Postal Guide."

Hope this helps,
Linus

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john9913

11 Dec 2018
03:40:22pm

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re: HONG KONG STAMPS

These stamps were included in a large collection of Hong Kong stamps.
The amount are 45 stamps with face value of .01 to .10. Some have the
lines over the cancel and some are under. A couple you can see the red
has run.
I'll pass the info to the buyer.
Thanks
John

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11 Dec 2018
04:30:48pm

re: HONG KONG STAMPS

I posted your image over on the SCF forum and a fellow replied with a similar answer (company cancel) as Linus. He also supplied this link (11th row)
http://rodsell.com/hksmsic/miscellaneous.html
Don

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