Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Hong Kong became a British colony after the First Opium War in 1841.

The postal system in Hong Kong began in 1841 when the Royal Mail established an office in the region. Merchants were trading in Hong Kong at the two sides of Victoria Harbour for some years before the establishment of the British possession in 1842. They had complained about the absence of proper postal services and therefore the Postal Department was established.

On 8 December 1862, the Office issued the first set of Hong Kong postal stamps. Before that, only British soldiers in Hong Kong could use British stamps while other local residents did not have any.

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Hong Kong 1937 Coronation Set of 3 SG137-139 Fine LMM (3)
£8.00
Hong Kong 1938 4c Orange SG142 Fine MM
£5.00
Hong Kong 1938 5s Green SGF12 Fine LMM
£42.00
Hong Kong 1938 25c Bright Blue SG149 Fine LMM
£12.00
Hong Kong 1938-46 Postage Due Set of 6 to 20c SGD6-D11 Fine LMM
£12.00
Hong Kong 1938-52 Extended Set of 42 SG140-162b All Perfs, Shades & Papers Ex-SG160a V.F & Fresh LMM CV £2370
£995.00
Hong Kong 1946 $1 Brown & Red SG170a 'Extra Stroke' V.F MNH
£100.00
Hong Kong 1946 $2 Reddish Violet & Scarlet SG158 Fine VLMM
£24.00
Hong Kong 1946 $5 Green & Violet SG160 V.F MNH
£50.00
Hong Kong 1946 $5 Yellowish Green & Violet SG160a V.F VLMM
£250.00
Hong Kong 1946 30c Blue & Red SG169a 'Extra Stroke' Good MM
£40.00
Hong Kong 1946 30c Blue SG152 Fine MM
£3.00
Hong Kong 1948 RSW Set of 2 SG171-172 Fine LMM
£135.00
Hong Kong 1931 3c Grey SG119 V.F VLMM
£9.00
Hong Kong 1931 5c Violet SG121 V.F MNH
£22.00
Hong Kong 1938 50c Purple SG153 Fine MM
£22.00
Hong Kong 1945 50c Deep Magenta SG153a P.14 x 14 Fine LMM
£12.00
Hong Kong 1946 30c Blue SG152 Fine LMM
£3.00
Hong Kong 1947 $10 Reddish Violet & Blue SG162b Chalk Fine LMM
£85.00
Hong Kong 1948 20c Scarlet-Vermilion SG148 Fine LMM
£6.00
Hong Kong 1906 50c Green & Magenta SG85a Fine MM
£48.00
Hong Kong 1906 50c Green & Magenta SG85a Fine Used Strip of 3
£33.00
Hong Kong 1912 50c Black-Blue Green SG111 Fine LMM
£16.00
Hong Kong 1882 2c Rose-Pink SG32a Good Used
£14.00