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 China: Jinan Fu Main Street. Vintage Postcard 1907.

Old China: Jinan Fu Main Street. Vintage Postcard 1907

Impressive old postcard ” Tsinanfu, Hauptstrasse”. The postcard depicts a crowded street, heading to the city-gate.

The postcard was sent Tsingtau ( Qingdao ) to a well known addressee, Mrs. Marie Baron Werner in Wien.

Sent via Siberia, 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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China 1905: German Infantry Vintage Postcard. Army Cachet

German Infantry in China. Vintage Postcard

Germany, China 1905: b/w postcard, depicting German infantry on horses.

Tianjin Postcard with violet „2. (Berittene) Kompanie, 2. Ostas. Inftr. Regts“ – square cachet .
Tientsin to Neu-Ruppin 1905.

Minor wear.

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Catholic Church in Tsingtau: Vintage Postcard.

We have bee listing some nice old postcards related to old Qingdao, like this one: “Old China: Vintage postcard from Qingdao, China. „ Tingtao Catholic Church (!) “.

Catholic Church in Tsingtau

Color postcard with front view of the church building in Qingdao.

Military matter imprint at back. Unused, fine condition.

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Der Taotai of Kashgar. Scarce China-Postcard

Der Taotai of Kashgar. Scarce China-Postcard

Old postcard depicting “The Taotai of Kashger (!)”. ( A Taotai was an official at the head of the civil and military affairs of a circuit, which consists of two or more fu, or territorial departments- in this case Kasghar).

The postcard was published in Japan. Inscription in English, Japanese and Chinese.

Brown toning of the upper margin otherwise fine condition. Unused, scarce.

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China Mocking Postcard. Deutscher Bund, 1899

China Mocking Postcard. Deutscher Bund, 1899

China Mocking Postcard

Scarce early, lithographed color postcard entitled„ Nur immer rein in den deutschen Bund!” (Just come in and join the German League). The postcard depicts Germans and an American black man with a beer mug. A Chinese soldier with pigtail and a German spiked helmet stands in a door.

1899 sent from Muenster to Dortmund. Slight wear, scarce.

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Chinese Vintage Postcard Foot Binding. 缠足

Lily Foot. Foot-binding in China. Vintage Postcard app. 1900

Chinese b/w vintage postcard depicting a bound foot

Published by Denniston & Sullivan, Shanghai. Unused, very fine condition.

Foot binding was a custom practiced on young girls and women for approximately one thousand years in China, beginning in the 10th century and ending in the first half of 20th century.

To enable the size of the feet to be reduced, the toes on each foot were curled under, then pressed with great force downwards and squeezed into the sole of the foot until the toes break.

This was all carried out with no pain relief, causing the girl to experience severe pain. The broken toes were then held tightly against the sole of the foot. The foot was then drawn down straight with the leg and the arch forcibly broken.

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Imperial China Postal Card, 1 Cent. Scarce French Variety.

Imperial China 1 Cent Postcard, Scarce French Variety.

Imperial China: Postal card with 1 Cent imprint„Chinese Imperial Post“. Scarce French variety „Chine. Carte Postale Avec Response Payee“ – imprint at reverse.

The front page shows an old scholar with his pupil.

Unused, moderate aging, no tears or creasing.

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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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