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Asia/China : Hong Kong: 'killer cancel'; in use in the 1960's.

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Ningpo
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06 Jul 2014
03:37:32pm
Perhaps some of you have seen this before. Maybe you've seen this on individual stamps but didn't know what it was. It's a favourite of mine:

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It was used at Kai Tak in the 1960's, seemingly on international mail and in this shade of blue. Why was it done at all? After all, a standard CDS was always applied on the back anyway:

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I have my own theory, which I'll post it when I can find my notes.



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cocollectibles
07 Jul 2014
06:15:57am
re: Hong Kong: 'killer cancel'; in use in the 1960's.

Interesting cancel. Not sure why they would use that killer so late, when these were primarily used in the QV era in HK. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this.

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"TO ERR IS HUMAN; TO FORGIVE, CANINE."
Ningpo
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07 Jul 2014
12:34:34pm
re: Hong Kong: 'killer cancel'; in use in the 1960's.

I'm a bit surprised you haven't seen it yourself. Here's another:



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cocollectibles
07 Jul 2014
03:35:02pm
re: Hong Kong: 'killer cancel'; in use in the 1960's.

My HK collection, as is my British Empire collection, is almost entirely focused on QV, with HK going up to KGV. I have a scattering of QE2 but not covers.

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"TO ERR IS HUMAN; TO FORGIVE, CANINE."
Ningpo
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07 Jul 2014
04:05:41pm
re: Hong Kong: 'killer cancel'; in use in the 1960's.

That's probably a sensible cut off point, something that I may have benefited from myself. Even with a primarily one country collection there is far too much to collect to a high standard.

The expression 'less is more' is very appropriate in more ways than one. If I had spent less on the more common stuff, I could have spent more on the scarcer material. But that's what happens when the bug bites sometimes.

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