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Graca & Co. [????-????]

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Graca & Co.
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An advert in the 1911 guide "Picturesque Hong Kong" shows they were located in the Hong Kong Hotel Building on Pedder Street. And to make any eBay buyers / sellers weep, they offered "Illustrated Post Cards, 36 for $1"!

The advert is displayed in the Early Hong Kong Travel exhibition.

Regards, David

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Ron Rakusen notes a postcard shows a hoarding on Wyndham Street advertising this company:

I bought it because (as a stamp collector) it shows a hoarding on the right that says:

Graca & Co
27 Des Voeux Road
Dealers in
POSTAGE STAMPS
And
All philatelic goods
Pictorial Postcards
Manila Cigars
Birthday Cards
Albums, Novels, Lenses
Flower Seeds
Etc. Etc. Etc.

Quite a cosmopolitan shop!  Graca & Co were well known stamp dealers for many years in Hong Kong.  I certainly have their envelopes with stamps from 1930’s to the war and I believe they were also operating for a few years after the war.

No date on the back (unused) but published by the Turco-Egyptian Tobacco Store, Hong Kong, Queens Road, Old Post Office Building.

A 1909 advert, courtesy of IDJ:

Postcard Vendor-GRACA & Co-1909