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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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

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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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Attractive Raphael Kirchner Postcard Girl in a Heart

Attractive Raphael Kirchner Postcard

Decorative Art Nouveau postcard by Raphael Kirchner. It is a scarcer one.

It depicts the portrait of a pretty young lady in a heart.

Artist signed: Raphael Kirchner Paris. B.K. W.I. 539. III

Good condition. A few lines at reverse but you used as postcard.

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Raphael Kirchner

Ca. 1910: Attractive, scarce, unusual Carnival Postcard – col7731

Ca. 1910: Attractive, scarce, unusual Carnival Postcard. Most decorative lithographed postcard with a strange content: A Harlequin with sabre dominates the left side of the postcard. The right upper part shows a crowd in the street watching a burning house.

The inscription reads: “ 10,000 Gun Licenses. Prince Carnival is a humdinger this year „.

So what’s the story? Thieves stole 10.000 gun licenses from the magistrate in old Prague and set the house on fire afterwards.

unusual Carnival Postcard

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Tribunal in Mukden. Chinese Vintage Postcard

Tribunal in Mukden. Old Chinese Postcard

Chinese vintage postcard with tribunal scene, executioners, torture devices with sword. “Un tribunal a Moukden”.

Russian and French imprints. Unused, very fine condition.

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