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WillLack
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15 Dec 2018
01:27:50pm
Anyone seen these before - were they designs that were not taken up by the HKGPO? Or is there another explanation?

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WillLack
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15 Dec 2018
01:29:55pm
re: Anyone able to shed any light on these supposed HK stamps

and these

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smauggie
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15 Dec 2018
05:35:14pm
re: Anyone able to shed any light on these supposed HK stamps

I have no idea but my guess would be postal forgeries.

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16 Dec 2018
09:38:54am
re: Anyone able to shed any light on these supposed HK stamps

I have never seen them, can you tell us where you got them?

They are not listed in the Barefoot & Hall Revenue Catalogue.

The second design appears to be the same one used for the KGV issues with the image of Edward VIII who later abdicated. I would have to conclude that they are either trials that were created and not used, or a fantasy stamp that someone created. But they seem more like trials only because they appear to have been perforated which would be a lot of trouble for a photoshop creation.

Do they have gum and does the paper appear to be from the 1930's time period?

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WillLack
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16 Dec 2018
11:59:09am
re: Anyone able to shed any light on these supposed HK stamps

they are not mine I found them on an auction site..was not sure whether to bid - it might be as you say a trial set of designs that were not taken up....

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ikeyPikey
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16 Dec 2018
02:59:57pm
re: Anyone able to shed any light on these supposed HK stamps

Q/ Dare we ask how the auctioneer described them?

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WillLack
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21 Dec 2018
01:32:55pm
re: Anyone able to shed any light on these supposed HK stamps

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/China-stamps-hongkong/392193358090?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

they went for £641 and
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/China-stamps-hongkong/392193356846?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

£347!!!!


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sheepshanks
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21 Dec 2018
02:35:13pm
re: Anyone able to shed any light on these supposed HK stamps

Ikey, they were hardly described at all, the blurb says "China stamps.The object is identical to the photograph, perfect.Please read it carefully and then proceed with the bidding. Thanks"
From the images the gum looks typical of the toning for the period but no clue as to whether they were trials or perhaps wartime propaganda or just plain fantasy.

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ikeyPikey
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21 Dec 2018
04:07:28pm
re: Anyone able to shed any light on these supposed HK stamps

Well, that 'description' finesses any question of Significantly Not As Described!

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/s/ ikeyPikey

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