The Hong Kong 'China' Overprints
British Offices In China 1917 - 1930

WEI HAI WEI - PORT EDWARD

Wei Hai Wei - Port Edward was leased from China and so was different from the other Treaty Ports. The territory leased consisted of an area of 285 square miles including the island of Liu Kung Tau and a wide strip of sea around it.


A British Mailbox at Port Edward


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EKU on Adhesive
LKU on Adhesive
EKU on Cover
LKU on Cover
Cover Census
  Unknown        
1926    
Dec 11 1918 (Index A)    
1920 Jul 9    

G 26mm Single Circle 5mm Spacing, 3.2mm letters Index A

 

12 Nov 20 W

3 Aug 17

 

Aug 3 1917
Aug 3 1917    
 

G 26mm Single Circle 5mm Spacing, 3.2mm letters Index B

Mar 6 1917
HKSC Jean Paul Beck

12 Nov 20 W

 

 

Jul 28 1919 $0.02 China

G 26mm Single Circle 5mm Spacing, 3.2mm letters Index C

Aug 23 1917
HKSC Jean Paul Beck

12 Nov 20 W

Jul 20 1918

 

Jul 20 1918 $0.02 Shanghai
 

G 26mm Single Circle 5mm Spacing, 3.2mm letters Index D

 

12 Nov 20 W

 

 

 
 

G 26mm Single Circle 5mm Spacing, 3.2mm letters E

 

Jan 8 1920
HKSC Jean Paul Beck

Feb 16 1919

 

Feb 16 1919    
 

G 26mm Single Circle 5mm Spacing, 3.2mm letters Index F

Dec 10 1917
HKSC Jean Paul Beck

Apr 8 1918
HKSC Jean Paul Beck

 

 

Jul 22 1918    
Aug 20 1918?    

H 24mm Single Circle Index A (8mm vert)

NEVER EXISTED

NEVER EXISTED

 

 

 

I 24mm Single Circle 3mm spacing, 2.8mm letters Index A

Cover

Sep 30 1930
HKSC Jean Paul Beck

Aug 7 1922

Sep 22 1930

Unknown    
Aug 7 1922    
Oct 30 1924    
Jul 15 1925    
Oct 30 1925 $0.10 USA
Nov 23 1925    
Dec 10 1925 $0.04 India
Feb 1 1926 $0.20 Holland
May 9 1926 $0.04 Germany
Jun 16 1926    
Jun 30 1926 $0.04 Canada
Aug 15 1926    
Nov 8 1926 $0.07 forward US, China, GB
Nov 8 1926 $0.07 forward US, China, GB
Aug 25 1927 $0.04 Malta
Oct 24 1927    
Jan 30 1928    
Aug 3 1928    
Aug 18 1928 $0.02 Shanghai
Dec 4 1928 $0.20 USA
May 25 1929 $0.10 USA
Jun 21 1929    
Jul 19 1929    
Aug 12 1929    
Nov 9 1929    
Feb 22 1930 $0.14 China
Apr 4 1930 $0.30 GB
May 10 1930    
Jun 27 1930 $0.50 China
Jun 27 1930    
Sep 21 1930 $0.50 China
Sep 22 1930    
 

I 24mm Single Circle 3mm spacing, 2.8mm letters Index B


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Sep 27 1918

Sep 3 1929

Sep 27 1918    
Jun 23 1922    
Sep 3 1929 $0.04 USA
Sep 3 1929    

I 24mm Single Circle 3mm spacing, 2.8mm letters Index C

 

Aug 25, 1925 S

Jun 17, 1922

 

Jun 17 1922    
Aug 11 1928    
 

I 24mm Single Circle 3mm spacing, 2.8mm letters Index D

Jun 5 1918
HKSC Jean Paul Beck

Cover

 

 

Sep 19 1918 $0.22 GB
Jul 24 1922    
Apr 08 1923    
Jun 27 1928    
Aug 3 1928    
 

I 24mm Single Circle 3mm spacing, 2.8mm letters Index E

Cover

 

Apr 23 1920

Nov 8 1922

Apr 23 1920    
Jul 14 1922 $0.10 Denmark
Jul 17 1922    
Aug 23 1922    
Sep 17 1922    
Nov 8 1922    
11 Jul 1923    

 

I 24mm Single Circle 3mm spacing, 2.8mm letters Index F

Cover

Sep 2 1929
Mr. Mick Goldsmith

Jan 5 1919

Jun 13 1927

Jul 21 1918    
Jan 5 1919    
Oct 22 1919 $0.14 GB
Jun 7 1920    
Jun 7 1920    
Sep 14 1921    
Sep 19 1921 $0.04 Italy
Sep 23 1921    
Jul 17 1922    
Sep ?? 1922    
Sep 4 1922    
Dec 22 1922    
Nov 10 1925    
Jun 13 1927 $0.18 Shanghai
Apr 27 1930 $0.10 China
  I 24mm Single Circle 3mm spacing, 2.8mm letters Index 1 (Reported by Mr. Mick Goldsmith)     Aug 3 1928    

J 25mm Single Circle 5 ¾ mm spacing, 3mm letters, Index A

?? 28 1926
HKSC Jean Paul Beck

Oct 23 1928
HKSC Jean Paul Beck

 

 

Aug 7 1922    
J 25mm Single Circle 5 ¾ mm spacing, 3mm letters, Index B        
Jul 28 1921
(backstamp on cover from Shanghai Jul 26 1921)
   
Sep 14 1927?    
  J 25mm Single Circle 5 ¾ mm spacing, 3mm letters, Index F Sep 5 1923
HKSC Jean Paul Beck
Sep 4 1927
HKSC Jean Paul Beck
     
 

D4 Boxed Black R PORT EDWARD/NO…..

 

 

Jun 7 1920

Sep 22 1930

Sep 19 1918
Sep 27 1918
Oct 22 1919
Jun 7 1920
Oct 30 1924
May 21 1925
Feb 1 1926
Jun 16 1926
Jun 13 1927
Jan 30 1928
Jun 27 1928
Aug 3 1928
Dec 4 1928
Feb 27 1929
Apr 24 1929
Jun 21 1929
Jun 27 1930
Jun 27 1930
Jul 19 1929
Apr 4 1930
May 10 1930
Sep 21 1930
Sep 22 1930

  AR Handstamp         Nov 26 1918
  Large Circular T         Oct 24 1927
Aug 12 1929

Notes

The existence of the AR handstamp on a size K postal stationary envelope is recorded in the HKPSJ #7 and confirmed by Goldsmith in June 2002.

The research on the G, H and J cancels, along with the transparencies and images was done by Jean Paul Beck and appeared in an article in the Hong Kong Study Circle Journal June 2012. The following image is the Type J overlaid on the Type G and a download of a .pdf to print as a transparency to help in identification of these cancels is here (All courtesy of Mr. Beck)