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Thursday, February 09, 2017

Japan International Mail Postcard 3 Sen 1877

Japan International Mail Postcard 3 Sen

Japan International Mail Postcard 3 Sen

Japan 1877: Mint postal card for international mail. Sakura FC1. Unused, very good condition. High cat. val.

More Postal History: HERE

Monday, January 30, 2017

Chinese One Cent Postal Card Invitation 1927


Chinese One Cent Postal Card Invitation 1927



Chinese One Cent Postal Card Invitation 1927




Republic of China, Shanghai 1927: 1 cent postal-card. Imprinted text at reverse by Kaiser Wilhelm-School, an invitation to a lecture on German history.

Light center-bend. Good condition.

Used in Shanghai in 1927.

More Postal History: HERE

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Japanese Prisoner of War Postcard from Fukuoka

Prisoner of War Postcard Japan WW1 Fukuoka

Prisoner of War Postcard Japan WW1 Fukuoka

Japanese vintage postcard (Bridge Nishinashma at Fukuoka) sent from Fukuoka as Prisoner of War mail to Langenhain in Germany. Violet camp cancellation, Servie des Prison E Guerre – strike, a small oval-shaped red strike, a square red strike, 2 hand-written characters in red and black Japanese postal cancellation.

More Japanese Postal History: HERE

Monday, November 07, 2016

Scarce China Boxer Rebellion Postal Card 1901

Scarce China Boxer Rebellion Postal Card 1901

Boxer Rebellion Postal Card 1901

Deutsche Reichspost Feldkarte from the time of the Boxer upraise in China. Franked with a 10 and a 2 Pfennig Bstamp (Dauermarkenserie). Peking 29/5 1901 - cancellations.

Both stamps/cancellations have been verified by 3 German examiners. Right of the 10 Pfennig stamp is a small examiner stamp: Guthe, lower left corner: Kunetz (under a collector stamp Dr. H. C. Stuhlmann). A third mark is at the reverse: Kruschel. 

Scarce stamp combination, good condition.

 More details with postmarks and examiner stamps: HERE

Monday, October 03, 2016

Attractive Zeppelin Airship Condor Cover 1934

Zeppelin Airship Condor Cover multicolor Franking

Zeppelin Airship Condor Cover multicolor Franking

Attractive Condor-Zeppelin letter with multicolour franking, sent Argentine to Germany in 1934. Black triangle board stamp: 1st vuelo directo 30-6-34 Argentina – Europa.

Mit Luftschiff Graf Zeppelin bef├Ârdert, Friedrichshafen Bodensee - mark at reverse.

More Zeppelin Mail: HERE

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Zeppelin Mail Liechtenstein Cover to USA 1936

Zeppelin Airship Hindenburg Scarce Liechtenstein Cover

Zeppelin Airship Liechtenstein Cover 1936

Liechtenstein 1936: Registered mail sent Triesenberg to New York City by Zeppelin Airship Hindenburg L. Z. 129 as 1. North-American flight May 6th.

Attached is a 2 Fr. F├╝rstentum Liechtenstein stamp with clear cancellation. Additional red “Deutsche Luftpost Europa – Nordamerika. New York arrival-mark.

Clean and fresh, good condition.

Only 49.250 stamps have been issued and not many have been used for real mail.

More Zeppelin Mail: HERE

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

China Republic Complete Stamp Sheet Chiang Kai-Shek 1929

China Republic Period Stamp Sheet Chiang Kai-Shek 1929

China Republic Period Stamp Sheet Chiang Kai-Shek 1929 

China Republic Period Stamp Sheet Chiang Kai-Shek 1929 
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China Republic Period 1929: Complete stamp-sheet President Chiang Kai-Shek 1 Cent. Scott# 280, Michel Nr. 215.

Complete inclusive margins. Government printing ( Chinese Bureau of Engraving and Printing). The sheet bears the number 13 443, imprinted at the upper right corner.

Original-gum, the perforation is partly separated after the 8th stamp at the upper right (1 ½ stamp long), ditto 1 stamp long at the right center fold. Horizontal center-fold.

Clean and fresh sheet (also the gum). Good condition.

More Chinese Postal History: HERE