Barbers in the Streets of Tientsin. Postcard, Russian Post. 1907

Barbers in the Streets of  Tientsin. Postcard, Russian Post. 1907

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Chinese vintage postcard, depicting barbers and their customers in Tianjin (Tientsin).
Franked with an overprinted 5 Kopek stamp, Russian cancellation from 1907.
Neat writing, fine condition.

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Old Tientsin Medows Road Postcard 1905 Military Strike

Old Tianjin Postcard German Military Strike

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Old Chinese b/w postcard: „ Tientsin Medows Road“. Street view in decorative frame. The postcard has been issued by Scholz in Qingdao.

Sent Tianjin to Darmstadt in Germany in 1904. 5 Pfennig Germania stamp tied by TIENTSIN Deutsche Post 22/7 04 – cancellation.

Additional square strike: SB Ostasiatische Besatzungs Brigade II. BAT. 1 Inf. Rgmnts.
Good condition.

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Seal from the Warring States Period 战国印章

Seal from the Warring States Period


Chinese Seal Zhan Guo

Small, square metal seal from the Warring States Period (476-221 b.C.).
Attractive Patina with small spots of cuprite. Seal by an official. 2 characters engraved.

14 x 14 x 10 mm, scarce, good engraving.

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China 1912: Short Stamp Set. First President, mint

China Republic,1912: Short Stamp Set. First President, mint

China Republic stamp set

Republic of China 1912: Honouring the 1st president of the republic, Yuan Shi-kai. Short stamp set 1 Cent up to 1 Dollar. Scott# 190 – 199 ( less 198, 200, 201 ).

Fine lot – some stamps have original gum ( also the 1 $ val. )

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Antrique Chinese Leisure Seal by Zhou Boshan

Chinese Leisure Seal carved by Zhou Boshan

Chinese Leisure Seal carved by Zhou Boshan

Chinese Leisure Seal carved by Zhou Boshan

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Decorative Chinese leisure seal from the end of Qing – beginning of Republic Period, engraved by the seal carver Zhou Boshan (周白山).

Beige stone, pictorial side engraving and signed Si Xue (四雪).

As actual seal 12 characters are engraved (2 lines from a Song-Dynasty poem) ming-yue xian yan ye-yu, luo hua jing yong chun mian (明月闲延夜语,落花静拥春眠) The bright mood is idle, extending the night. Silently the petals of the flowers drop embracing the sleep of the spring.

29 x 27 x 39 mm, good condition.

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China Chinkiang Post. Local Post Stamps on Postcard 1900

Imperial China 1900: Chinkiang Post. Peking vintage postcard (railway station and coal hill ) with 3 Jinjiang ( Chinkiang ) stamps.

Chinkiang Post
Chinkiang Post

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Sent as postcard from Chinkiang to Altenburg in Germany. Forwarded by French Post in China. Altenburg – arrivalmark.

Franked by a 15 Cents and 2 Half-cents local stamps, tied by bilingual Chinkiang Postal Service – cancellations.

Fine condition. Very scarce!

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