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Diamond Hill hangar-China Mail-16-07-1949

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949

Wartime letter from Hong Kong to Wales

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1941

One can only speculate how much the war must have disrupted all mail services, this just prior to the Japanese Occupation.

First Day Covers

Top: Silver Wedding of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

Middle: Commerorative stamps to mark Hong Kong's resurgence following the end of the Japanese Occupation

Bottom: Anniversary of the founding of the Universal Postal Union

Letter of May 28 1942 from PoW Camp

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1942

A letter from my father, a prisoner of war, to my mother. He mentions his mother, Grace Smith, who was blind and cared for devotedly by Chan, a young Chinese woman with a husband and children. The letter suggests that Chan chose to be interned along with Mrs Smith at Stanley Camp so she could continue to care for her. We have found no record of Chan at Stanley, so assume that she was thrown out of the camp as just one more mouth to feed. Despite attempts by Raymond Smith after the war to trace Chan, her fate remains a mystery.

1949, Sha Tau Kok control point

From the Harrison Forman Collection - Hong Kong

Original title: Hong Kong, public notice of smuggling ordinance at Sha Tau Kok border crossing

Caption:    Print 1109 c3: Hong Kong, Frontier to Red China. Sign erected in the village of Sha Tau Kok. The border between the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong and Red China runs down the middle of the single street in this village.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949

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Anna Tanner and son Barry

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1943

Half of birthday card made in camp for Anna Tanner

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1943

Other half

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Rare postwar receipt issued to Mr. Lo Chung Wan on 10-1-1946

1949 Argonaut - BOAC News Letter

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949

At Kai Tak. Note the BOAC bus in the background which can be seen here and here

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