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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Smyrna Postcard from 1899. Scarce Franking.

Smyrna, Turkey, Austria: Decorative Litho postcard with view at the horse drawn tram at the harbor in Smyrna.

Attached are 2 different surcharged stamps ( Cinq Paras on Dix Paras ), tied by green, bilingual Smyrne – Depart cancellations. One overprint is red, one black.

The postcard was sent Smyrna to Wien.

Smyrna (Greek: Σμύρνη) is an ancient city (today İzmir in Turkey) that was founded at a very early period at a central and strategic point on the Aegean coast of Anatolia. Aided by its advantageous port conditions, its ease of defense and its good inland connections, Smyrna rose to prominence before the Classical Era.

Scarce, fine condition.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

PR China Stamp Set 1963. Chinkang Mountains. MNH

Peoples Republic of China 1963: Chinkang Mountains. Cradle of the Chinese Revolution.

Unused, never hinged, original gum.

Some stamps with slight creases. No bends, no short teeth, clean gum, fresh colours, well centered.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Postcard Hong Kong to Italy: 1907. K.B - Cancellation

Japanese postcard with Geisha in Kimono. The 4 Cents stamp is tied by a „Victoria 10. AU. 1907 Hong Kong“ – cancellation. Scarcer „Hong Kong K. B“ – cancellation, Prcanj Perzagno – Arrival-Strike.

Sent to Perzegno, Bocche di Cattaro in Italy.

Fine condition.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

China 1912: Short Stamp Set. First President, mint

China Republic,1912: Short Stamp Set. First President, mint

Republic of China 1912: Honouring the 1st president of the republic, Yuan Shi-kai. Short stamp set 1 Cent up to 1 Dollar. Scott# 190 – 199 ( less 198, 200, 201 ).

Fine lot – some stamps have original gum ( also the 1 $ val. )

Saturday, November 03, 2007

China 1900. Chinkiang Post. Local Post Stamps on Postcard

Imperial China 1900: Chinkiang Post. Peking vintage postcard (railway station and coal hill ) with 3 Jinjiang ( Chinkiang ) stamps.

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!

More Imperial Chinese Postal History: HERE