Scarce Postcard by Friedrich Schiff. Chinese Juggler Girl

Scarce Postcard by Friedrich Schiff. Chinese Juggler Girl

 

Chinese vintage postcard after a cartoon by Friedrich Schiff, an Austrian Jew who lived in Shanghai during the 1930s and 40s.
In 1930 Schiff visited Shanghai and ended up living there for 14 years,until 1947 when he moved to Buenos Aires.

His amusing caricatures of the city’s inhabitants, from beggars and expats to sailors and sing-song girls became famous world wide.

The Viennese Friedrich Schiff society (oegcf. Prof. Gerd Kaminski) has a huge collection of his paintings, drawings and cartoons and set up a permanent exhibition of his works.

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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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Imperial China Postcard 1 Cent, Boxer Rebellion Period

Imperial China Postcard Boxer Rebellion

chinese postal card 1 cent
chinese postal card 1 cent
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Imperial China, Boxer Upraise 1901: Imperial Chinese Post 1 Cent postal-card.
Peking Deutsche Post 20/1 01 – cancellation.

Square violet strike: S. B. 1/l Oa. J. R. and Bestellt – strike. Good condition.

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collect.at 1930: 1st Swiss Glider Flight. Litho Postcard by Verneuil

1930: 1st Swiss Glider Flight. Litho Postcard by Verneuil:

Swiss Glider Flight

“Attractive lithographed postcard. Artist signed MP. Verneuil, printed by H. Vontobeln, Feldmeilen. Most decorative design of children at a bonfire with Swiss flags.

Entire with an imprinted 40 cents stamp as Scott# C14.

” 1. Schweiz. Segelluftpost. 30. VIII 30. Bachtel ” – cancellation.

Bubikon, 31. VIII 30, Zurich – arrival strike. Scarce.”

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Japanese Post in Tianjin: Scarce Cancellation on Postcard

Old China, Tientsin: Tinted postcard with nice street view at the Japanese Concession. Tram, Rickshaw, police-man…

Tientsin Tinted postcard Tientsin postcard

Franked with a 1 Sen stamp with China – imprint. Scarce cancellation ( phantasy strike ? ) .

Sent by a soldier of the 16th regiment of the Infanterie Coloniale, Arsenal de l’ Est , sent to Graz in Austria.

Very fine condition.

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Kulangsu Amoy Panorama Postcard threepart, CTO

Kulangsu Amoy Panorama Postcard threepart, CTO

Scarce, tripartite Chinese vintage postcard: Kilangsu-Amoy Full view. Franked with 2 stamps, one cancelled to order, tied by a bilingual Amoy 1922 – cancellation.

Unused, good condition, minor aging at left and right side.

Postcard after a photo by Ying Fong.

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Chinese Vintage Postcard with Prisoners and Western Soldiers

Chinese Prisoners and Western Soldiers. Vintage Postcard

Old Chinese postcard with 2 Chinese prisoners in Kangs and 6 western soldiers.
3 overprinted stamps.

From Shanghai to Tianjin to Poiters in France. Clear cancellations, good condition.

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Decorative, scarce Mela Koehler Postcard

 

Decorative, scarce Mela Koehler Postcard

Most attractive Mela Köhler postcard depicting a lady with big, decorative scarf.

 

The black background highlights the details of the scarf and dress.

Artist signed: Mela Köhler.

B. K. W. I. 384-6

Unused, scarce, very good condition.

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Old Shanghai Postcard Iltis Memorial 1899

Old Shanghai Postcard sent To Germany in 1899

old Shanghai postcard
old Shanghai postcard
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Old Chinese postcard: “Unveiling of the Iltis Monument”. The postcard depicts the monument with 2 German marines.

Franked with a pair of 5 Pfennig overprinted stamps. Shanghai Deutsche Post 17/4 1899 – cancellation.

Sent as postcard to Freising in Bavaria. Lower left corner creased otherwise good condition.

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War with China. Old Mocking Postcard, Boxer Rebellion

War with China. Old Mocking Postcard, Boxer Rebellion

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Vintage postcard “Der Krieg in China” (The War in China). The postcard depicts German ships, marines, a Chinese (Li Hong Zhang) and a satirical poem:

Li Hong Zhang, think twice,
don’t make us Germans angry,
’cause we Germans we can’t
take a joke – you will see!

Unused, light toning from age.

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