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The Frederic Freilicher Collection of Hong Kong


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Lot 2303

Hong Kong, 1863 (April 13), P&O mail boat marking on cover to Surrey, England, 1d Great Britain line engraved issue, tied by "A81" P&O mailboat obliterator to cover to England, written by seaman James Veal, steward to Cmdr Charles Boxer and signed by Lt. William Farquhar. Sent via HMS "Racehorse", with reverse showing clear "Hong Kong / C / AP 13 63" datestamp and "Esher / JU 3 / 63" receiver; rare; flap missing, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, Holcombe's penciled notations adorn.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
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Lot 2304

Hong Kong, 1869, P&O mail boat marking on cover to Southampton, England, franked by Great Britain 1d red (vertical pair), 2d blue line engraved, along with 6d surface print issue, each cancelled by "A83" P&O mailboat marking. Front shows "via Marseilles" and manuscript "Officers letter", with reverse showing partial Southampton OC 18 69 receiver. Rare; flap mostly missing, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
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Lot 2305
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Hong Kong, 1884 (Jan 6), 10¢ Queen Victoria with "Tonquin-Saigon" French maritime marking, slightly faded stamp cancelled by nice strike of "Tonquin-Saigon/6/Janv/84" c.d.s., a lovely example of this desirable and exceptionally rare marking, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2306

Hong Kong, 1893 (Jan 31), German Sea Post cover from Hong Kong to Frankfurt, franked by a pair of 30¢ Queen Victoria, which are tied by superb strike of "Deutsche Seepost / Ost / Assiatische / Hauptlinie / 31 / 1 / 93" c.d.s. (Webb type A),cover notes "per S.S. Bayern", with "Frankfurt 1.93.6" receiver. A lovely and rare exhibition item; flap missing, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 7,000.
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Lot 2307

Hong Kong, 1898 (Aug 17), Singapore Mail Packet cover, clean red band cover, franked by a pair of 10¢ Hong Kong Queen Victoria, tied by bold, clear "Singapore C AU 17 98" 24½mm c.d.s., with reverse showing an identical strike. Fresh, rare, a splendid and attractive Straits Settlement usage, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 2308

Hong Kong, 1899 (Dec 12), German Sea Post picture postcard from Hong Kong to Germany, 5pf German adhesive, along with 5¢ Queen Victoria, tied by nice strike "Kais Deutches / Marine Schiffspost / No 40 / 9 / 12 / 99" c.d.s. Very scarce and unusual usage, Very Fine, signed Engel.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 2309

Hong Kong, 1901 (Mar 5), German Sea Post card used to Königsberg, Germany, 4¢ on 3¢ Provisional Surcharge reply card, cancelled by one of two strikes "Kais.Deutsche Marine Schiffspost No. 46 / 5 / 3 / 01" c.d.s., with front showing Königsberg receiver dated 4.4.01. Unlisted as such in Webb, etc, with this usage most likely occurring when German naval personnel visited Hong Kong, then posted mail when returning to their vessels anchored in the harbor, Very Fine, exceedingly rare, with only one other example believed to exist.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 2310

Hong Kong, 1904 (Mar 27), cover from Hong Kong to Haiphong, with Tonkin arrival cancellation, two 10¢ Hong Kong King George VI stamps on red band cover to Haiphong, each cancelled "Haiphong / 27 MARS 04 / Tonkin" c.d.s.'s, without any further postmarks treated as arrival markings; a wonderful and scarce usage, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2311

Hong Kong, 1905 (Mar), paquebot cover from Hong Kong to San Francisco, 2¢ US "PHILIPPINES" overprint issue, tied by light Victoria MR Hong Kong c.d.s., along with very nice strike of framed "Paquebot" handstamp in sloping italics, Webb type i. Reverse shows SF Apr 21 1905 receiver, a splendid and rare marking and usage, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2312

Hong Kong, 1907 (Jan 24), "Parokhod Obshch R.V.A.P." Russian Mail Line marking, vertical pair of 10¢ King Edward VII issues, tied to small piece by bold, full strike in blue of the ultra-rare, Russian East Asiatic Steamship Co. marking, Webb type F, Very Fine and choice, Webb recorded only a single example of this elusive marking.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2313

Hong Kong, 1909 (Aug 15), German Sea Post picture post card from Hong Kong to Java, franked by 4¢ King Edward VII cancelled by bold, full strike of "Deutsche Seepost / Ost / Asiatische / Hauplinie?15 / 8 / 09" c.d.s., Webb type A, along with "Singapore / Au 16 / 1909" transit; fresh and rare, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
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Lot 2314

Hong Kong, 1910 (Apr 30), German Sea Post cover from Hong Kong to Angaur, Palau, franked by pair of 5¢ King Edward VII issues, tied by unclear Webb type D Neu Guinea-Zweglinie c.d.s.'s. Although the c.d.s. is not clear enough to read the "NEU GUINEA ZWEIGLINIE" portion, the fact the cover was sent to the German South Sea Phosphate Co., Angaur identifies it as such. Angaur is the southwestern-most island, in the Palau group, 600 miles east of Mindanao, Fine to Very Fine, exceedingly rare, with Webb noting only 4 covers recorded, this example predating the November usages noted by Webb.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
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Lot 2315

Hong Kong, c. 1930's, German Sea Post cachet from S.S. Friderun, 3¢ and 12¢ King George V issues tied to small piece by full strike in violet, ""S.S. Friderun / Hong Kong / New Guinea Service"" with ornate, central seal design, of the Nord Deutscher Lloyd. Rare, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 2316

Hong Kong, c. 1930's-40's, Dutch K.L.M. mail ship markings, scarce group of 3 items, each on piece, showing full strikes of K.L.M. oval ship markings Webb type Bi. Group comprised of 25¢ King George V carried on Van Heutsz, 25¢ King George VI carried on Cremer and 10¢ King George VI block of 4 carried on v. Heutsz (different from the earlier type). Fresh, a lovely group, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 2317
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Hong Kong, Arrival Markings on HK Stamps and HK Cancels on Foreign Adhesives. A wonderful and fascinating collection of approximately a couple hundred items, including arrival markings on Hong Kong stamps from Ceylon, Norway, Germany, Burma, Brindisi, Batavia, Aden, Haiphong, Annam, Cochincina, France, Japan, India, Portugal, Poland, Italy, China, Constantinople, Dar-es-Salam, Malaya, Canada, Philippines, extensive Britain, with many town examples, and the US. Additionally we find Hong Kong cancels on stamps from the Philippines, Macao, China, Netherlands, North Borneo, Sarawak, India, Thailand, Rhodesia, Straits Settlements, Indo-China etc. An extraordinary holding, not easily duplicated, specialist's delight, examine, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 8,000.
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Hong Kong, Specialized Maritime Ship Markings. Wonderful, specialized collection of perhaps a couple hundred or so items, including lovely sections of steamer box cancels, U.S. transpacific markings, Bangkok to Saigon markings, Dutch mailboat cancels, extensive German and Austrian mailboat cancels, Tandjong Priok cancels, "SHIP" cancels, plus a lovely section of French packet markings. A superb study group, not easily duplicated, specialists delight! Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 6,000.
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Hong Kong, Australian Ship Markings and Arrival Cancellations. Wonderful specialized group of 29 select items, including 5 Australian States stamps cancelled in Hong Kong, plus Hong Kong adhesives showing "Loose Letter" ovals, "70" handstamp markings, Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, New South Wales, Darwin and Camperdown markings, several lovely Thursday Island markings etc. Splendid specialist group, inspection invited, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
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