Airmail Collector Reference Database - Hong Kong

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(Hong Kong) Hong Kong to England, no arrival ds, The East Lancashire Regiment cover with blue embossed "Spectamur Agendo" coat of arms on flap, franked 136c, blue/pale blue airmail etiquette, ms 'By Air Mail'.

Hong Kong, 1934, Aug 25
Hong Kong to England, no arrival ds, The East Lancashire Regiment cover with blue embossed "Spectamur Agendo" coat of arms on flap, franked 136c, blue/pale blue airmail etiquette, ms 'By Air Mail'.

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(Hong Kong) Imperial Airways, first acceptance of mail for Singapore, for carriage on the 1st dispatch of the Hong Kong-Penang Feeder service, airmail etiquette cover franked 20c, framed violet "First through flight/Hong Kong-Penang-London/27th March 1936" cachet, flown to Penang to connect with IAW flight #IE429 to Singapore, see Wingent p166. Few rust marks verso.

Hong Kong, 1936, Mar 26
Imperial Airways, first acceptance of mail for Singapore, for carriage on the 1st dispatch of the Hong Kong-Penang Feeder service, airmail etiquette cover franked 20c, framed violet "First through flight/Hong Kong-Penang-London/27th March 1936" cachet, flown to Penang to connect with IAW flight #IE429 to Singapore, see Wingent p166. Few rust marks verso.

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(Hong Kong) Hong Kong to London, no arrival ds, carried on F/F HK-Penang, framed violet "First through flight/Hong Kong-Penang-London/27th March 1936" cachet, imprint airmail etiquette cover, Imperial AW. Ironed vertical crease, otherwise fine.

Hong Kong, 1936, Mar 26
Hong Kong to London, no arrival ds, carried on F/F HK-Penang, framed violet "First through flight/Hong Kong-Penang-London/27th March 1936" cachet, imprint airmail etiquette cover, Imperial AW. Ironed vertical crease, otherwise fine.

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(Hong Kong) First through flight, Hong Kong-Penang-London, large violet cachet, no b/s, illustrated souvenir cover franked 50c with inset corner picture of HK,  Imperial Airways.

Hong Kong, 1936, Mar 27
First through flight, Hong Kong-Penang-London, large violet cachet, no b/s, illustrated souvenir cover franked 50c with inset corner picture of HK, Imperial Airways.

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(Hong Kong) First through flight, Hong Kong-Penang-London, no arrival ds, via Penang 28/3, registered (label) brown/cream souvenir cover franked 40c canc Hong Kong Air Mail 26 Mar 26 cds, violet boxed first flight, cachet, original 'Certificate of Posting', Imperial Airways.

Hong Kong, 1936, Mar 27
First through flight, Hong Kong-Penang-London, no arrival ds, via Penang 28/3, registered (label) brown/cream souvenir cover franked 40c canc Hong Kong Air Mail 26 Mar 26 cds, violet boxed first flight, cachet, original 'Certificate of Posting', Imperial Airways.

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Hong Kong, 1936, Mar 27
First through flight, Hong Kong-Penang-London, large violet cachet, no b/s, Imperial Airways.

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Hong Kong, 1936, Mar 27
Hong Kong to Switzerland, no arrival ds, carried on the first through flight, Hong Kong-Penang-London, uncommon and attractive illustrated souvenir cover with inset 'First', 'Flight', 'Hong Kong', &' Penang' inset in each corner, franked $1, 20c, large violet cachet, Imperial Airways.

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Hong Kong, 1936, Mar 27
Hong Kong to Penang, bs28/3, carried on the first through flight, Hong Kong-Penang-London, uncommon and attractive registered (label) illustrated souvenir cover with inset 'First', 'Flight', 'Hong Kong', &' Penang' inset in each corner, addressed to American Consulate, franked 50c, large violet cachet, Imperial Airways.

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(Hong Kong) Imperial Airways, first acceptance of mail for Australia, bs Brisbane 2/4, for carriage on the 1st dispatch of the Hong Kong-Penang Feeder service, plain cover correctly rated 80c, framed violet "First through flight/Hong Kong-Penang-London/27th March 1936" cachet, ms "First Flight Hong Kong/Australia, flown to Penang to connect with IAW flight #IE429 to Australia, see Wingent p166. Nice item.

Hong Kong, 1936, Mar 27
Imperial Airways, first acceptance of mail for Australia, bs Brisbane 2/4, for carriage on the 1st dispatch of the Hong Kong-Penang Feeder service, plain cover correctly rated 80c, framed violet "First through flight/Hong Kong-Penang-London/27th March 1936" cachet, ms "First Flight Hong Kong/Australia, flown to Penang to connect with IAW flight #IE429 to Australia, see Wingent p166. Nice item.

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(Hong Kong) Hong Kong to Canton, bs 5/11, carried the inaugural flight incorporating HK into the Shanghai-Canton service, registered (label) printed souvenir cover, CNAC. Small mail, see Crewe, p71

Hong Kong, 1936, Nov 5
Hong Kong to Canton, bs 5/11, carried the inaugural flight incorporating HK into the Shanghai-Canton service, registered (label) printed souvenir cover, CNAC. Small mail, see Crewe, p71

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(Hong Kong) F/F Clipper Mail FAM 14, Hong Kong to Honolulu, bs 2/5, attractive and uncommon red/white/blue souvenir cover, franked $1 and 50,25,2,3 ct's, fine strike purple 'Hong Kong to
Honolulu/Received First Flight FAM 14' cachet

Hong Kong, 1937, Apr 19
F/F Clipper Mail FAM 14, Hong Kong to Honolulu, bs 2/5, attractive and uncommon red/white/blue souvenir cover, franked $1 and 50,25,2,3 ct's, fine strike purple 'Hong Kong to Honolulu/Received First Flight FAM 14' cachet

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(Hong Kong) Trans Pacific F/F FAM 14 China Clipper, San Francisco to Hong Kong, cachet, b/s, airmail cover, Pan Am

Hong Kong, 1937, Apr 21
Trans Pacific F/F FAM 14 China Clipper, San Francisco to Hong Kong, cachet, b/s, airmail cover, Pan Am

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(Hong Kong) Trans Pacific F/F FAM 14, China Clipper, Hong Kong to Honolulu, officia flying boat cachet  b/s May 2, airmail cover, Pan Am

Hong Kong, 1937, Apr 29
Trans Pacific F/F FAM 14, China Clipper, Hong Kong to Honolulu, officia flying boat cachet b/s May 2, airmail cover, Pan Am

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(Hong Kong) Trans Pacific F/F FAM 14 by 'Hong Kong' then 'China' Clipper to San Francisco, bs 4/5, attractive souvenir cover with embossed 'Rising Sun' logo, franked $2, 50c & 30c canc Hong Kong Airmail cds, fine strike official blue flight cachet, Pan Am.

Hong Kong, 1937, Apr 29
Trans Pacific F/F FAM 14 by 'Hong Kong' then 'China' Clipper to San Francisco, bs 4/5, attractive souvenir cover with embossed 'Rising Sun' logo, franked $2, 50c & 30c canc Hong Kong Airmail cds, fine strike official blue flight cachet, Pan Am.

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(Hong Kong) Trans Pacific F/F FAM 14 by 'Hong Kong' then 'China' Clipper to San Francisco, bs 4/5, plain cover franked $2, 50c & 30c canc Hong Kong Airmail cds, fine strike official blue flight cachet, Pan Am.

Hong Kong, 1937, Apr 29
Trans Pacific F/F FAM 14 by 'Hong Kong' then 'China' Clipper to San Francisco, bs 4/5, plain cover franked $2, 50c & 30c canc Hong Kong Airmail cds, fine strike official blue flight cachet, Pan Am.

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(Hong Kong) Pan Am pioneer Trans-Pacific service FAM 14 F/F Hong Kong to Honolulu, bs 2/5, official violet flight cachet..

Hong Kong, 1937, Apr 29
Pan Am pioneer Trans-Pacific service FAM 14 F/F Hong Kong to Honolulu, bs 2/5, official violet flight cachet..

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(Hong Kong) Pan Am pioneer Trans-Pacific service FAM 14 F/F Hong Kong to Guam, bs 30/4, official black flight cachet.

Hong Kong, 1937, Apr 29
Pan Am pioneer Trans-Pacific service FAM 14 F/F Hong Kong to Guam, bs 30/4, official black flight cachet.

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(Hong Kong) Pan Am pioneer Trans-Pacific service FAM 14 F/F Hong Kong to San Francisco, bs 4/5, official blue flight cachet.

Hong Kong, 1937, Apr 29
Pan Am pioneer Trans-Pacific service FAM 14 F/F Hong Kong to San Francisco, bs 4/5, official blue flight cachet.

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(Hong Kong) Pan Am pioneer Trans-Pacific service FAM 14 F/F Hong Kong to Manila, bs 29/4, official violet flight cachet.

Hong Kong, 1937, Apr 29
Pan Am pioneer Trans-Pacific service FAM 14 F/F Hong Kong to Manila, bs 29/4, official violet flight cachet.

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(Hong Kong) Pan Am pioneer Trans-Pacific service FAM 14 F/F Hong Kong to Honolulu, bs 2/5, official violet flight cachet.. Image.

Hong Kong, 1937, Apr 29
Pan Am pioneer Trans-Pacific service FAM 14 F/F Hong Kong to Honolulu, bs 2/5, official violet flight cachet.. Image.

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(Hong Kong) Trans Pacific F/F FAM 14 by 'Hong Kong' then 'China' Clipper to San Francisco, bs 4/5, plain cover franked $2, 50c & 30c canc Hong Kong Airmail cds, fine strike official blue flight cachet, Pan Am.

Hong Kong, 1937, Apr 29
Trans Pacific F/F FAM 14 by 'Hong Kong' then 'China' Clipper to San Francisco, bs 4/5, plain cover franked $2, 50c & 30c canc Hong Kong Airmail cds, fine strike official blue flight cachet, Pan Am.

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Hong Kong, 1937, Apr 29
Trans Pacific F/F FAM 14, by 'Hong Kong' then 'China Clipper', Hong Kong to Guam, cachet, b/s, printed souvenir cover with map of route, Pan Am

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Hong Kong, 1937, Apr 29
Trans Pacific F/F FAM 14, Hong Kong to Guam, air cover franked 35c, cachet, b/s, Pan Am

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(Hong Kong) Inauguration of EAC service, Hong Kong to Kumming, bs 16/6, Eurasia Aircraft Corp. The service was not approved by the British authorities so it was stopped after a few flights.  See details and illustration of a similar cover, D Crewe, p74.

Hong Kong, 1938, Jun 14
Inauguration of EAC service, Hong Kong to Kumming, bs 16/6, Eurasia Aircraft Corp. The service was not approved by the British authorities so it was stopped after a few flights. See details and illustration of a similar cover, D Crewe, p74.

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(Hong Kong) Empire Airmail Scheme extended to Hong Kong, F/F at "All Up" rate, HK to England, private 9 Sep 1938 receiver on front, franked 15c, typed "Hong Kong First/All Up", Imperial Airways.

Hong Kong, 1938, Sep 1
Empire Airmail Scheme extended to Hong Kong, F/F at "All Up" rate, HK to England, private 9 Sep 1938 receiver on front, franked 15c, typed "Hong Kong First/All Up", Imperial Airways.

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(Hong Kong) Empire Airmail Scheme: Stage 3, first dispatch at rate reduced from 50c to the EAMS unsurcharged 15c rate, Hong Kong to New Zealand, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 15c, typed "First All Up Flight - Hong Kong to New Zealand - Sept 3". The first all-up mail left Hong Kong on 2 Sep 1938 for Bangkok  on feeder service HB 62 to connect with flight SE 18 on England-Australia service (see Aircraft Movements on Imperial Airways' Eastern Route, Vol 2 Wingent P). From Sydney the New Zealand mail was dispatched to its destination by Trans Tasman steamer.

Hong Kong, 1938, Sep 2
Empire Airmail Scheme: Stage 3, first dispatch at rate reduced from 50c to the EAMS unsurcharged 15c rate, Hong Kong to New Zealand, no arrival ds, plain cover franked 15c, typed "First All Up Flight - Hong Kong to New Zealand - Sept 3". The first all-up mail left Hong Kong on 2 Sep 1938 for Bangkok on feeder service HB 62 to connect with flight SE 18 on England-Australia service (see Aircraft Movements on Imperial Airways' Eastern Route, Vol 2 Wingent P). From Sydney the New Zealand mail was dispatched to its destination by Trans Tasman steamer.

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(Hong Kong) Empire Airmail Scheme extended to Hong Kong, F/F at "All Up" rate, HK to England, n o arrival ds, franked 15c, typed "First ALL UP Flight - Hong KOng to England - Sept. 2, 1938", Imperial Airways.

Hong Kong, 1938, Sep 2
Empire Airmail Scheme extended to Hong Kong, F/F at "All Up" rate, HK to England, n o arrival ds, franked 15c, typed "First ALL UP Flight - Hong KOng to England - Sept. 2, 1938", Imperial Airways.

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(Hong Kong) First acceptance of mail from Hong Kong for carriage to New York on the Pan Am FAM 18 Northern  Route  Southampton to New York service. Graca and Stanley Gibbons four page souvenir red/white/blue "Trans Three Continents" & "First Jules Verne" flying boat cover franked Hong Kong 3d canc 8 Ju 1939 and verso GB 1/3d canc 18 Jly 1939. Scarce item in fine condition.

Hong Kong, 1939, Jul 8
First acceptance of mail from Hong Kong for carriage to New York on the Pan Am FAM 18 Northern Route Southampton to New York service. Graca and Stanley Gibbons four page souvenir red/white/blue "Trans Three Continents" & "First Jules Verne" flying boat cover franked Hong Kong 3d canc 8 Ju 1939 and verso GB 1/3d canc 18 Jly 1939. Scarce item in fine condition.

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(Hong Kong) WWII uncensored 'all the way by air', Hong Kong to England, bs Tunbrdge Wells 22/4, imprint cover  franked $5.00 (sg159), canc Victoria 28 Mar 41, ms 'Via Pan American Airways and/North Atlantic Services'. Great routing, correctly franked for carriage by Pan Am FAM 14 to US, internal air services to New York, and Pan Am FAM 18 to London. Image.

Hong Kong, 1941, Mar 28
WWII uncensored 'all the way by air', Hong Kong to England, bs Tunbrdge Wells 22/4, imprint cover franked $5.00 (sg159), canc Victoria 28 Mar 41, ms 'Via Pan American Airways and/North Atlantic Services'. Great routing, correctly franked for carriage by Pan Am FAM 14 to US, internal air services to New York, and Pan Am FAM 18 to London. Image.

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(Hong Kong) WWII censored , all the way by air', Hong Kong to United States, bs Decateur 16/6, via Honolulu 11/6 and San Francisco 13/6, registered (label) cover (10x20cm)  franked $7.25 (KGVI $5, $2 and 25c), red/white/blue Pan Am airmail etiquette, purple 'Registered' hs, sealed OBC/Hong Kong Crown GR censor tape tied by HK censor mark, Great routing, carried by Pan Am via Manila and Hawaii to San Francisco, then internal US airlines to destination. Some rough opening bottom edge verso, see Image.

Hong Kong, 1941, Jun 3
WWII censored , all the way by air', Hong Kong to United States, bs Decateur 16/6, via Honolulu 11/6 and San Francisco 13/6, registered (label) cover (10x20cm) franked $7.25 (KGVI $5, $2 and 25c), red/white/blue Pan Am airmail etiquette, purple 'Registered' hs, sealed OBC/Hong Kong Crown GR censor tape tied by HK censor mark, Great routing, carried by Pan Am via Manila and Hawaii to San Francisco, then internal US airlines to destination. Some rough opening bottom edge verso, see Image.

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(Hong Kong) Qantas Skymaster first regular flight, Hong Kong to Sydney, plain cover franked 20c canc Hong Kong cds, official company cover with embossed winged logo on flap, large blue/grey/white Qantas Hong Kong-Sydney vignette. Signed by the pilot, Capt. J.M.Hampshire.

Hong Kong, 1949, Jun 28
Qantas Skymaster first regular flight, Hong Kong to Sydney, plain cover franked 20c canc Hong Kong cds, official company cover with embossed winged logo on flap, large blue/grey/white Qantas Hong Kong-Sydney vignette. Signed by the pilot, Capt. J.M.Hampshire.

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(Hong Kong) Neat and fine green/cream printed 'Forces Airmail/Par Avion' envelope with embossed green 'Kings Shropshire Light Infantry' logo on flap, franked 2 1/2d canc (army) PO to England, 24/8/51 arrival ds on front, posted from SS Empire Fowey, Kowloon. She served as a troopship until 1960, and also carried servicemen's families to the naval dockyard on Singapore in the early 1950's.

Hong Kong, 1951, Aug 20
Neat and fine green/cream printed 'Forces Airmail/Par Avion' envelope with embossed green 'Kings Shropshire Light Infantry' logo on flap, franked 2 1/2d canc (army) PO to England, 24/8/51 arrival ds on front, posted from SS Empire Fowey, Kowloon. She served as a troopship until 1960, and also carried servicemen's families to the naval dockyard on Singapore in the early 1950's.

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(Hong Kong) SAA B747SP,  F/F Hong Kong-Johannesburg, official souvenir cover, b/s, recent but uncommon.

Hong Kong, 1977, Jul 03
SAA B747SP, F/F Hong Kong-Johannesburg, official souvenir cover, b/s, recent but uncommon.

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(Hong Kong) FDI 'Aviation in Hong Kong' official souvenir cover franked FDI set of 4, canc Hong Kong/7 Mr 84' cds.

Hong Kong, 1984, Mar 7
FDI 'Aviation in Hong Kong' official souvenir cover franked FDI set of 4, canc Hong Kong/7 Mr 84' cds.

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