Charles Gesner van der Voort had started his career in Rotterdam, at Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC). In 1938, he went to Shanghai for the firm. The Japanese interned him, and most other Dutch nationals, from 1943-45. In camp, he met his wife Nancy and they married after the war. After a leave in The Netherlands, they returned to the Orient, where Charles continued to work for HCHC in Hong Kong.
One of the first products Holland-China Trading Company traded from its start in 1903, was clothing, or manufactures, made in the Netherlands, from the Twente area. Trade registrations were made in the Netherlands, as well as Hong Kong. This is an example of such a trade mark.
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