ASG Grading Stamps On-Site in Hong Kong in December

Posted on 9/29/2023

ASG will conduct its second on-site grading event in Hong Kong, China from December 13-27. Submissions can be made to the ASG Hong Kong office or at the Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair in December.

Authenticated Stamp Guaranty® (ASG®) will conduct on-site grading of stamps at the office of NGC Hong Kong Ltd. (NGC Hong Kong) from December 13-27, 2023. This is ASG’s second on-site grading event in Hong Kong, during which ASG’s full expert and impartial authentication, grading and encapsulation services will be offered on location with an extremely fast turnaround time.

Submissions for on-site grading must be received by ASG's Hong Kong office by 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13, 2023. Submissions can be made in person (by appointment only) or by mail to ASG’s Hong Kong office. Please write "HK OS" on the shipping label or the outside of the shipping box to ensure that the submission is graded during the on-site event. Submissions can also be made at NGC Hong Kong’s booth (A5-A8) at the Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair (HKINF) from December 11 until 12:00 p.m. on December 13, 2023.

NGC Hong Kong will endeavor to have all stamps submitted for this event completed and ready for pick-up or return shipment starting Wednesday, December 27, 2023.

A China 1987 8 Fen Year of the Rabbit graded ASG Superb 99 Mint OG; a China 1987 $5 Surchg in Black on 3C Red Rev Stamp graded ASG VF 80 Mint, and a Macau 2022 1 Pataca Electrical Vending Stamp Year of the Tiger graded ASG XF Superb 95 Mint OG.
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About ASG

Authenticated Stamp Guaranty (ASG) was established in 2017 to provide an accurate, consistent and impartial assessment of a stamp’s authenticity and grade. Every stamp that ASG certifies is backed by the comprehensive ASG Guarantee, which helps to protect consumers. ASG employs a team of expert stamp graders who are prohibited from buying and selling stamps commercially to ensure impartiality. The combined experience and expertise of the ASG grading team results in superior accuracy and consistency.

About the Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair

The Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair is one of the world's leading numismatic showcases, featuring a wide variety of coins and currency for sale. The event features dozens of exhibitors and draws collectors and dealers from around the world. The December 11-13, 2023 event is being held at the Holiday Inn Golden Mile.

Preparing your Submission

The ASG On-site Grading Event will be held at the office of NGC Hong Kong, ASG’s affiliate in Hong Kong, China.

The following stamps will be accepted at this event:

  • all vintage and modern stamps from Mainland China
  • all stamps from Hong Kong and Macau issued from 1970 to present
  • all stamps from the rest of Asia issued from 2000 to present

Stamps must fit into the regular ASG holder or the ASG Oversize Holder. Sheets, postcards and covers will NOT be accepted. For a list of ASG holder sizes, click here.

Submissions will be accepted from paid Collector members and Authorized Dealers with ASG, NGC or PMG. Submissions must be made using the ASG Hong Kong Submission Form. To download and fill out the form, click here.

Not a member? For just $25 (USD) per year, you can gain direct submission privileges to ASG, NGC and PMG. To join, visit

Fees for on-site grading

For faster processing, collectors and dealers must pay at the time of submission. If payment is not made at the time of submission, stamps can be returned at the time of completion IF the customer provides proof that they have paid.

Grading tiers, services and fees:

A complete list of ASG’s services and fees for the Hong Kong on-site grading event is below. All fees and maximum values are in USD. The ASG Grading Tiers and ReHolder fees listed below include an additional $3 fee per stamp for on-site grading. To view ASG’s services and fees as a PDF, click here.

Unlimited Value WalkThrough Unlimited $303 + 2% FMV
WalkThrough $25,000 $303
Express $10,000 $128
Standard $3,000 $58
Value $1,000 $40
Economy $300 $25
Modern Bulk (Mixed Types) 50-stamp minimum $300 $21
Modern Bulk (Same Types) 50-stamp minimum $300 $20
Early Releases / First Releases N/A Tier fee + $8
Special Label N/A Tier fee + $8
Variety N/A Tier fee + $10
Error N/A Tier fee + $10
ASG Oversize Holder N/A Tier fee + $20
Pedigree N/A Tier fee + $5
ReGrade N/A According to tier
ReHolder $10,000 $18
High Value ReHolder Unlimited $33
Oversize ReHolder $10,000 $23
High Value Oversize ReHolder Unlimited $53
Appearance Review N/A $0
Return Packaging N/A $5 per form
Handling Fee N/A $15 per form

For more information and to submit, contact NGC Hong Kong:

Suites 1208-10, 12/F, Tower 1,
The Gateway, Harbour City
25 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui,
Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Phone: +852 2115-3639
By Appointment Only

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®), ASG's affiliate for grading stamps, will also be conducting an on-site grading event in conjunction with the HKINF in December 2023. To learn more, click here.

Interested in becoming a stamp expert with ASG?

ASG is actively seeking stamp experts to join its team in Hong Kong and contribute their knowledge to identify, authenticate and grade postage stamps. If you are interested in applying for a job with ASG in Hong Kong, please visit our careers page to apply!

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