Korean War. Photo with Chinese Female Soldiers

Korean War. Photo with Chinese Female Soldiers

Chinese Female Soldiers marching with Korean Flag and Korean banners.
The photo is from app. 1951.

13,5 x 10,8 cm. Press photo with violet stamp in Russian and English: Hsinhua News Agency Peking, China No. 36996.

Bend at left side otherwise good condition.
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Scarce Korea Postcard of Destroyed South Gate.

b/w vintage postcard from South Korea depicting a tram and workers in front of the South gate.

vintage postcard from South Korea

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Unused, very fine condition.

The Southgate, Namdaemun, made of wood and stone with a two-tiered, pagoda-shaped tiled roof, was completed in 1398 and served as the main southern entrance to Seoul, which was then a walled city. It was the oldest wooden structure in Seoul, an iconic reminder of old Korea in this modern Asian city, the capital of South Korea, and a major tourist attraction. The site is surrounded by a bustling commercial district. Lately, homeless people had sought shelter there.

The gate survived the Chinese and Japanese invasions that devastated the city. It was repaired several times, most recently after the Korean War of 1950 to 1953. When the South Korean government cataloged its national treasures in 1962, it gave the gate the No. 1 ranking.

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Korean Emperor Gwangmu 고종. Vintage Postcard. Scarce. 光武帝

The Emperor of Korea. Vintage Postcard

Emperor Korea Postcard

 

Korean b/w vintage postcard depicting the Emperor of Korea ( Empaier (!) of Korea).

Published in Japan. Fine condition.

Gojong proclaimed the Korean Empire in 1897 to justify its independence from tributary status of China. He tried to promote the ultimately unsuccessful Gwangmu Reform.

The Japanese military consistently attained victory in the Russo-Japanese War (1904–1905). Following the Protectorate Treaty of 1905 between Korea and Japan, which stripped Korea of its rights as an independent nation, he sent representatives to the Hague Peace Convention of 1907 in order to try to re-assert his sovereignty over Korea. Although the Korean representatives were blocked by the Japanese delegates, they did not give up, and later held interviews with newspapers.

One representative warned forebodingly of Japanese ambitions in Asia: “The United States does not realize what Japan’s policy in the Far East is and what it portends for the American people. The Japanese adopted a policy that in the end will give her complete control over commerce and industry in the Far East. Japan is bitter against the United States and against Great Britain. If the United States does not watch Japan closely she will force the Americans and the English out of the Far East.”

As a result, Gojong was forced to abdicate by the Japanese and Gojong’s son, Sunjong succeed to the throne.

Gojong (Hangul: 고종; Hanja: 高宗; RR: Gojong; MR: Kojong), the Emperor Gwangmu (Hangul: 광무제; Hanja: 光武帝; RR: Gwangmuje; MR: Kwangmuje)

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Korea: 1 Won Stamp, Certified. Key Value, MNH Scott 32.

Imperial Korea: 1 Won Stamp, Certified. MNH

Imperial Korea 1 Won Stamp

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Imperial Korea: MNH 1 Won stamp, Scott#  32. Versifier signature as small pencil mark at reverse.

MNH, pristine condition. A gem. Clean, fresh colors, good perforation.

Scarce stamp though with a high catalog value!

We started a new catalogue with stamps from Imperial Korea, North- and South-Korea: HERE

Chinese Homecomers from Korea War. Authentic Photo

Chinese Home-comer from Korea War Photo

Authentic photo from the early 1950s. The photograph depicts a railway station with Chinese soldiers returning from Korea war, presenting their decorations.

14,5 x 10,6 cm, good condition. Blue stamp in Russian and English by Xinhua News Agency at reverse, Nr. 36836.

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Korean vintage. Postcard with Ninsen Cancellation. Peddlar.

Korean Water Pots Sellers. Postcard with Ninsen Cancellation.

Korean Water Post Sellers. Postcard with Ninsen Cancellation.

Old Korean postcard, depicting a seller of water pots. A huge wooden frame with huge water bowls on his back.
b/w postcard, bilingual text.

½ Sen stamp, tied by Ninsen (Chemulpo) Chosen 18. 7. 18 – cancellation.
Unused, fine condition.

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