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Hong Kong

8th December 1862

British Colony 19


HK1
  Hong Kong #1  

perf 14, wmk, typographed
Printed by De La Rue, London

Description   Scott# SG# Mi# Y&T# Notes
BREAKER
2 cents pale brown   1 1   1  
2c deep brown   1a 1a     1863
8c buff   2 2   2  
12c blue   3 3   3  
18c lilac   4 4   4  
24c green   5 5   5  
48c rose   6 6   6  
96c grey   7 7   7  

 

The simple design of Queen Victoria in profile, with English and Chinese in the horizontal and vertical panels respectively, continued (with watermark and colour changes) through to 1903 and then with subsequent British royalty for 100 years when the definitive design was 'modernised'. De La Rue printed the stamps throughout the 100 years, with a few exceptions during WW2.

hk62
hk100
hk140
hk189
hk197
Edward VII
George V
George VI
Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
1903 Sc71 SG62 1912 Sc109 SG100 1938 Sc154 SG140 1954 Sc185 SG178 1962 Sc185 SG197

Hong Kong

1st July 1997

Asia 22  
HK900
Chinese Administration
1997 Sc793 SG900

Control of Hong Kong reverted to China in 1997.