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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

Friday, September 28, 2007

Imperial China: Short Stamp Set 1898. Mint

Chinese stamps from1898: 10 stamps from the London prints, Scott 98 – 109 in generally fine condition, with 2 colour varieties of the 5 vents val.

½ cent to 5 cents MNG, 10 cents to 5 Dollars with original gum, hinged. One of the 5 cents stamps has slight faults at upper margin. The 5 Dollar stamp has a slightly short tooth at the lower right corner.

Clean and fresh lot, no thins.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Old Shanghai, China: 4 Cents Block. 15 Stamps

Imperial Shanghai, China: 4 Cents Block. 15 Stamps

1893: Imperial China, Shanghai Local post. 4 Cents val as Block of 15 stamps with margins at upper and lower part.

MNH, fine condition.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

1907. Peking Temple. Military Post to Qingdao.

We recently added quite a few postcards like this one:

Imperial China 1907: Peking. b/w vintage postcard with view at a temple.

Sent as postcard to Qingdao. Surcharged Germania stamp „Peking Deutsche Post“ – cancellation. The sender was a German soldier of the 1. Company in Beijing.

Scarce, violet „ Stab der Gesandtschaftsschutzwache Peking „ – cancellation.

Fine condition.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Italian Post in China, Letter Part 1917.

Italian Post in China. Stamp 10 Centesimi with overprint PECHINO 4 CENTS.

Cover part with clear cancellation „ R. R. Poste Italiane Pechino-Cina „.

Fine condition. Scarce!

Imperial China 1897: Half Cent up to 1 Dollar. Used Stamps.

Imperial China Stamps ( Imperial Chinese Post ). Scott# 86 – 95, used, all with Dollar Daters.

No thins. All in all good perforation of the stamps ( looks like the 30 cents is shorter – mis- perforated. The 1 $ stamp has a short tooth ( might be a perforation reason since it doesn’t look like a torn tooth ). The lower right corner has a repair or just a paper remnant with a proof-mark “L”. Slight creasing.

The right lower corner of the 50 cents stamp has a slight rose toning ( probably has been pasted on a Red-Band-Cover ). The 4 cents val comes in a colour variety, brown and olive.

Friday, July 06, 2007

China 1897 issues overprint set

Imperial China. Small Dragons, overprinted set. Perf. 11 ½, 11 ¾, 12

Fine Dollar Dater and Customs cancellations.

No thins, clean and fresh, fine condition.

Friday, May 18, 2007

PR China: First Stamp Set in Blocks of 4. First Print.

Peoples Republic of China 1949: 1st Session of Chinese People’s Consultative Political Conference.

Original Print.

MNH in units of 4.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Old Tientsin. Postcard Medows Road. As Mail to Tsingtao.

We got some interesting Chinese postcards in. It is a correspondence of some German Marines ( 3rd Corps ) stationed in Tsingtau ( Qingdao ). We already listed a few and will add some more shortly. Some have scarce cancellations or other strikes ( Lazarett, Embassy Guard...). Antiques and unique Collectibles Old Tientsin. Postcard Medows Road. As Mail to Tsingtao.: "Imperial China, Tianjin: b/w vintage postcard with view of the Medows Road.

Sent by a marine of the German 3. Corps, to a Hoboist of the 4. Corps in Tsingtau (Qingdao ).

Clear cancellations. Slight aging. No creases or tears."

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 Antiques and unique Collectibles Imperial China: USA Postal Card POW Mail to Germany Antiques and unique Collectibles Imperial China: USA Postal Card POW Mail to Germany: "US 2 Cents postal card tied by a “ Military Post No. 4 Tientsin China 1900 “ – cancellation.

Sent from the Prison Camp Tianjin ( Tientsin ) 1899, December 13th to Halberstadt in Germany.

Scarce early Prisoner of War mail from China.

Fine condition."

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Imperial China: 10 Cents as Block of Four, Perfins. Antiques and unique Collectibles Imperial China: 10 Cents as Block of Four, Perfins.: "Old China: Scott# 103 as perfins, block of four, company-perforation „ K W „

Clean and fresh, fine condition."

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Japan, China, 1936: Postcard Hsinking to Wien. Antiques and unique Collectibles Japan, China, 1936: Postcard Hsinking to Wien.: "b/w vintage postcard with town view of Xinjing ( Hsinking, today Changchung ).

Changchun is the capital and largest city of Jilin province, located at the northeast of the People's Republic of China. It is a sub-provincial city. The name originated from Jurchen language.

Franked with a pair of 2 x 3 Sen stamps, tied by a wonderful Hsinking 13. 5. 36 I. N. P. O – Cancellation.

Very fine condition."