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The 'B62' cancel was used in Hongkong:
About 30 different types of this 'B62' postmark exist. They exist printed in blue or black. Often this cancel is called 'Killer cancel'. After 1891 the use of this cancel stopped.
Another cancel '62B' also seems to have been used in Hongkong, it seems to have been used in 1864. I have never seen this cancel.
Stamp used in Amoy, Canton, Chowfoo, Foochow, Hankow, Shanghai and Swatow (all in China):
Other cancels that were used are: 'Anping', 'Foochowfoo', 'Ningpo', 'Kiung Chow', 'Hoihow' and 'Liu Kung Tau' (oval cancel).
On King Edward stamp also the following cancels can be found: 'Wei Hai Wei', 'Tientsin' and 'Chefoo'.
Stamp used in Nagasaki, Japan:
Stamp used in Penang (now Malaysia) and Singapore:
Other cancels such as 'Bangkok' (Thailand) or Kudat (North Borneo) exist:
2 c brown Hong Kong Queen Victoria stamp with red 'KUDAT' cancel of North Borneo
Cancels: Some of the stamps of Hongkong were used in China and Japan, with the following numeral cancels: Amoy: 'A1' or 'D27', Canton: 'C1', Kiung Chow (and Hoihow?): 'D28', Hankow: 'D29', Kobe: 'D30', Foochow: 'F1', Ningpo: 'N1', Nagasaki: 'N2', Shanghai: 'S1', Swatow: 'S2', Yokohama and Chefoo? (=Yontai): 'Y1'.
Foochow 'F1' and Canton 'C1' cancel
Shanghai 'S1' cancel
Kiungchow 'D28' cancel and Ningpo 'N1' cancel
Nagasaki 'N2' cancels
(Yokohama 'Y1' cancel)
A so-called 'Sunburst' cancel was used in Shanghai. This cancel is rare.
Genuine blue and black sunburst cancel
(forged red sunburst cancel)
Genuine sunburst cancels are in pale blue colour and don't have a 'B62' cancel (source: http://www.hkpsoc.com/articles/ID_fake_pmk.htm). Does anybody posess a picture of a genuine sunburst cancel? If so, please contact me!
Other interesting cancels (mute cancels):
French mailboat cancel:
'LIGNE N': (french mail service) in a circle
'LIGNE N PAQ FR NO': (french mail service) in an octogonal shape, reduced size
A french 'CCH' cancel (Cochin China) on a 48 c red Hongkong stamp:
Other security chops exist, such as the shown 'CMB' and 'A.B.Co' overprint). Later perfins were also used for this purpose:
(Perfin of Hong Kong)