Postcards of Old Hong Kong

Postcards of Old Hong Kong

This book contains postcards of Hong Kong between 1890 to 1920, all from a private collection of my father, a dedicated philatelists and historian.  Old postcards take us back to scenes of Hong Kong over a hundred year ago. Unlike letters, postcards can be read by anyone, and therefore most likely they do not carry personal secrets. People send good wishes to their families and friends overseas, as well as sharing the excitement of them being somewhere abroad. Stories of a person or even a family can be told via the written words, the stamp and even the postmarks.

The Silver Age Cover

The Silver Age

This exhibition catalogue produced by the Hong Kong Maritime Museum was created to accompany The Silver Age exhibition held between 19 December 2017 and 25 February 2018.

The publication features over 200 individual export silver exhibits drawn from the Guang-dong Museum, the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, the HSBC Archives, the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Museum of History and a number of leading local collectors. 
In addition to over 100 illustrations, the catalogue features seven interdisciplinary essays which contextualise the exhibits and provides a record of this ground breaking exhibit suitable for both the general reader and the specialist.

Gift Shop

Our gift shop and antique gallery are better than ever, brimming with new inventory and one-of-a-kind items. The shop has something for everyone with an interest in Hong Kong, its history, and of course, maritime. 

Proceeds from store sales go directly to support the mission of the Museum by providing resources to the public that help enhance the knowledge of the maritime history and culture of Hong Kong.

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