Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Hong Kong III

Postcard showing view of Central District on Hong Kong Island in the 1920s. The streetscape looks decidedly different nowadays; I doubt a single building from this photo is still extant, although the tram tracks in the centre of the street do still exist and host the world's largest collection of double-decker trams that ply the streets with frequency all day long.

Stamp commemorating a stamp! The first stamp was issued in Hong Kong in 1862 and features Queen Victoria. Commemorative cancellation mark as well from the territory's central post office.


  1. Hi Daniel, I have been looking all over the Internet for pictures of old Central for a project and yours is my favourite by far. For my project, I'd be blowing up the picture to 4.8m x 2.8m and mounting it as a sticker on a wall for my office in Central. I would really, really appreciate it if you could let me have the higher-resolution source file for that 1920s picture. My email is . Thank you so much!

    1. Hi Julian! Terribly sorry for the late reply; your message fell through the crack somehow. Are you still looking for a scan?