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Updated: 29 Sept 2014
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The Webb Cup for 2014 has been awarded to Philippe Orsetti for his excellent Hong Kong Fiscal Seals & Adhesives monograph on the Circle’s website.

The Wilde Cup for 2014 has been jointly awarded to Richard Whittington and Robert Schneider.  Their entries were, respectively, the earliest known Kowloon Branch Post Office type B datestamp (Jn. 370/2), and the earliest known incoming cover to Hainan Island and the only known early incoming mail from Italy to China/Hong Kong via Malta (Jn. 370/4).

Free Hong Kong Philatelic Society Journal Offer

I am moving office in mid-July. Unfortunately, the new office is smaller than the current one and therefore, I have to get rid of most HKPS journals stored in my office since 1998. I have all numbers from #1 (reprint) to #18 (2014) except #3 (a flood in the previous storage place damaged over 200 copies). Total 17 journals. HKPS would like to give them away for FREE but overseas members need to pay postage which amounts to USD50 (GBP30) for surface mail and USD80 (GBP50) for airmail. US members can pay me by paypal and UK members can pay me by sterling cheque.
NOTE: Journal #1 (reprint), Journal #2 to #18 except #3. Total of 17 books. The books will be sent by surface or air parcel post. Total weight 5.2kg.

See here:

Hong Kong members can collect them at Andrew Cheung's office, please contact him for pick up arrangement.

Overseas members need to pay postage:    Surface mail: USD50 / GBP30    Airmail: USD80 / GBP50
Payment can be made by Paypal to:
Or by a sterling cheque payable to 'Andrew Cheung'

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Our History

The Hong Kong Study Circle was founded in 1951 to record and circulate information on the philatelic and postal history of Hong Kong and the Treaty Ports. It is UK-based and regular meetings are held in London. Provincial meetings are also held from time to time. Overseas meetings are a feature as well and are arranged as opportunities arise.

Membership is world-wide and is linked by the Journal plus the Newsletter, which are the medium for reporting, exchanging and recording information, normally submitted by members. The Journal has been published continuously since 1951 and is issued quarterly free to members.

From time to time specialized handbooks are published by the HKSC, the most recent being two volumes, Hong Kong Airmails 1924-41 (by Duncan Crewe), and Hong Kong Airmails 1945-95 (by Nick Halewood). Click here for more information.


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