German Steamer S. M. Gefion Trading Card Coffee. Boxer Rebellion
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Decorative vintage postcard depicting the German WWI steamer Gefion. Portrait of Prince Heinrich.
Used as advertising postcard: “Thüringer Kaffee-Würze, feinste Kaffeeverbesserungsmittel”.
Unused postcard in very good condition.
Gefion initially served with the main German fleet and frequently escorted Kaiser Wilhelm II’s yacht Hohenzollern on trips to other European countries, including a state visit to Russia in 1897. In late 1897, Gefion was reassigned to the East Asia Squadron; she arrived there in May 1898.
The ship took part in the Battle of Taku Forts in June 1900 during the Boxer Rebellion in China.
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Tsar Nicholas II, Artist signed Mocking Card from WW1
1914, Lithographed, artist signed ( Lenhard ). The Tsar in uniform, flags of the Allied Countries all over his body. Scarce postcard in fine condition.
Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia (18951917), born near St Petersburg, Russia, the son of Alexander III.
His reign was marked by the alliance with France, an entente with Britain, a disastrous war with Japan (19045), and the establishment of the national assembly, or Duma (1906). He took command of the Russian armies against the Central Powers in 1915. Forced to abdicate at the Revolution, he was shot with his family at Yekaterinburg by the Red Guards.