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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Ship-Post and old Ship-Postcards Category added

We have added a new category:

Ship-Post  and old Ship-Postcards

We have listed quite a few today, like:

1899: Decorative Litho-postcard with flagship "Deutschland", flags and portrait of prince Henry, the brother of Emperor Wilhelm.

Artist signed Willy Stoewer. Sent 1899 from Dresden to Ruhland. Fine condition.

From 1897 Prince Heinrich commanded several naval task forces; these included, at first, an improvised squadron that took part with the East Asia Squadron in suppressing the unrest in the Chinese region of Kiautschou and then took the port of Qingdao into the possession of the German Empire (1897).

The prince became the first European potentate ever to be received at the Chinese imperial court. In 1899 he became officially the commander of the East Asia Squadron, in 1909, he was promoted to Grand Admiral.

More Postal History: HERE

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

PR China 1964: Peonies Stamp Set, MNH

Peoples Republic of China, Cultural Revolution Period: Peonies.

Mint never hinged stamp set in very fine condition.

Scott# 767 - 768.

More Chinese Stamps: HERE

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Bavaria Deutsches Reich. Dispatch 12 Stamps. Superb.

Unusual Express mail Bavaria from 1911, Stadtamhof, local.

5 Pfennig entire with 12 additional stamps, multicolour franking.

Old Bayern stamps and overprints, Deutsches Reich.

Extremely fine condition, ready for display.

More Postal History: HERE

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Imperial China: 1/2 Cent Stamp, Strip of 4 with Gutter, 1897

1897 Imperial China: Scott Nr. 86. 1/2 Cent stamps as strip of four with gutter.

Black Chinjiang Dollar Dater. Clean and fresh, no thins, a few teeth missing.

More Postal History: HERE