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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Scarce Art Deco Xmas Postcard 1929. Lady with green Hat and Shawl.

Scarce Art Deco Xmas Postcard 1929

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Scarce, attractive Christmas postcard. Head of a young lady with green hat and long shawl against black background.

The surface of the background feels like velvet.

Used in Austria in 1929, some minor scratching at surface otherwise good condition.

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Japanese Zeppelin Postcard from 1910 Embossed and Lithographed

Embossed Japanese Zeppelin Postcard from 1910

old Japanese Zeppelin Postcard

 

Japan 1910: Lithographed, embossed vintage postcard with portraits of 3 highly decorated officers. Image of a Zeppelin airship beyond.

The postcard has been distributed in China, published in 43th year of Meiji era.

Unused, good condition.

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collect.at Antiques and unique Collectibles Postcard to Military Attaché in Tokyo, 1903

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Postcard to Military Attaché in Tokyo, 1903: “Vintage postcard sent to the Imperial & Royal Dragoon, Mr. Erwin Franz, at the Imperial Austrian-Hungarian Embassy in Tokyo.

In Japan a label has been attached “ Military Legate Austrian Hungarian Military Office “. 2 different Tokyo arrival marks. Fine condition, scarce.”

Postcard to Military Attaché in Tokyo
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Scarce, attractive Art Nouveau postcard with 3 Female Heads

Scarce, attractive Art Nouveau Postcard from 1906

Very attractive Art Nouveau postcard with 3 heads at the upper part of the postcard against golden background. Designed in best Art Nouveau style.

Very delicately executed, interesting golden background.

Used in Austria in 1906. Fine condition.

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Riots in Tianjin: Chinese Vintage Postcard 1912

China Vintage Postcard: Riots Tianjin. Revolution-Period

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Chinese vintage postcard, depicting a Tianjin street scene: „ Tientsin, Riot March 1912”.

Unused postcard with Lutai-cancellations at front and reverse. 1 cent coiling dragon stamp. Fine condition.

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1929: Switzerland. Scarce Courvoisier Postcard as Air Mail Entire – col7687

This is a postcard has been designed by Jules Courvoisier ( artist signed ) and has been issued for fundraising ( Schweizer Nationalspende ).

Courvoisier was famous as designer for posters. At the front side we see 2 boy scouts with the Swiss flag.

Courvoisier Postcard
Courvoisier Postcard

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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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