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Japan (Bando Prison Camp) 1917 registered money letter to Shanghai bearing three label tied with usual unclear violet Prisoner of War handstamps, Shanghai I.J.P.O. arrival backstamp; vertical filing crease affecting one label, rare.

Japan

Covers and stamps / Japan / Prisoner of War

(Bando Prison Camp) 1917 registered money letter to Shanghai bearing three label tied with usual unclear violet Prisoner of War handstamps, Shanghai I.J.P.O. arrival backstamp; vertical filing crease affecting one label, rare.

£525

China (French  Post Offices) 1880 cover from Toulon-S-Mer addressed to the “Champlain”, “Division navale des mers de Chine et du Japon”, endorsed “Voie Anglaise par Brindisi”, franked at 35c. rate, reverse with Paris A Modane  transit; fine condition with thick letter contents.

China

Covers and stamps / Japan / China / France / Brindisi tranit mail

(French Post Offices) 1880 cover from Toulon-S-Mer addressed to the “Champlain”, “Division navale des mers de Chine et du Japon”, endorsed “Voie Anglaise par Brindisi”, franked at 35c. rate, reverse with Paris A Modane transit; fine condition with thick letter contents.

£175

Korea (Japanese Occupation) 1923 Korean picture postcard to France  franked on picture side with 1914-35 1s., 2s. (2) and 3s. tied by two violet Fusan Chosen cds; good condition.

Korea

Covers and stamps / Japan / Korea

(Japanese Occupation) 1923 Korean picture postcard to France franked on picture side with 1914-35 1s., 2s. (2) and 3s. tied by two violet Fusan Chosen cds; good condition.

£60

Korea (Japanese Occupation) 1928 (30.10.) part thick parcel front to England franked 1914-25 3s., 5s. and two 30s tied by fine Keijo Chosen cds, handstamped registration label top left, Changchun I.J.P.O. cds of following day; vertical crease clear of stamps, scarce usage of higher values.

Korea

Covers and stamps / Japan / Korea

(Japanese Occupation) 1928 (30.10.) part thick parcel front to England franked 1914-25 3s., 5s. and two 30s tied by fine Keijo Chosen cds, handstamped registration label top left, Changchun I.J.P.O. cds of following day; vertical crease clear of stamps, scarce usage of higher values.

£125

Korea (Japanese Occupation) Circa 1930 cover to Switzerland franked 1926 Nagoya Castle 10s. deep blue tied by Keijo Chosen cds, endorsed “Via Siberien”; good clean condition.

Korea

Covers and stamps / Japan / Korea

(Japanese Occupation) Circa 1930 cover to Switzerland franked 1926 Nagoya Castle 10s. deep blue tied by Keijo Chosen cds, endorsed “Via Siberien”; good clean condition.

£55

China (Japanese Post Offices) 1878 (Sep 11) cover to Conn., USA franked 1876-86 Koban 5 sen  brown top marginal cancelled by crossroads cork,  I.J. Postal Agency Shanghai cds alongside, good strike of rare double-ring violet Yokohama Japan of Sep 21, redirected upon arrival with Greenwich cds top left, reverse with San Francisco transit (Oct 11). A fine cover.China (Japanese Post Offices) 1878 (Sep 11) cover to Conn., USA franked 1876-86 Koban 5 sen  brown top marginal cancelled by crossroads cork,  I.J. Postal Agency Shanghai cds alongside, good strike of rare double-ring violet Yokohama Japan of Sep 21, redirected upon arrival with Greenwich cds top left, reverse with San Francisco transit (Oct 11). A fine cover.

China

Covers and stamps / Japan / China

(Japanese Post Offices) 1878 (Sep 11) cover to Conn., USA franked 1876-86 Koban 5 sen brown top marginal cancelled by crossroads cork, I.J. Postal Agency Shanghai cds alongside, good strike of rare double-ring violet Yokohama Japan of Sep 21, redirected upon arrival with Greenwich cds top left, reverse with San Francisco transit (Oct 11). A fine cover.

£1450

Korea (Japanese Post Offices) 1896 (25 Dec) 4k Russian postal stationery card bearing good strike of the rare framed PAQUEBOT handstamp (Hosking type 3089), cancelled Gensan I.J.P.O.; some overall ageing to card, rare, especially with such clear cancels.

Korea

Covers and stamps / Japan / Korea / Russia / Maritime / Postal Stationery / Paquebot

(Japanese Post Offices) 1896 (25 Dec) 4k Russian postal stationery card bearing good strike of the rare framed PAQUEBOT handstamp (Hosking type 3089), cancelled Gensan I.J.P.O.; some overall ageing to card, rare, especially with such clear cancels.

£795

Korea (Japanese Post Offices) 1904 U.P.U. Jubilee illustrated card used to Copenhagen, Denmark, franked 1900 overprinted 1½s. (2) and 2s. tied violet Chemulpo cds of 25 Jan that shows ‘25’ inverted and the whole slug on its side, endorsed “Via Siberia”, Russian transits including Chinese Eastern Railway Line 262, serial umber 8 cds. Fine and rare.Korea (Japanese Post Offices) 1904 U.P.U. Jubilee illustrated card used to Copenhagen, Denmark, franked 1900 overprinted 1½s. (2) and 2s. tied violet Chemulpo cds of 25 Jan that shows ‘25’ inverted and the whole slug on its side, endorsed “Via Siberia”, Russian transits including Chinese Eastern Railway Line 262, serial umber 8 cds. Fine and rare.

Korea

Covers and stamps / Japan / Korea

(Japanese Post Offices) 1904 U.P.U. Jubilee illustrated card used to Copenhagen, Denmark, franked 1900 overprinted 1½s. (2) and 2s. tied violet Chemulpo cds of 25 Jan that shows ‘25’ inverted and the whole slug on its side, endorsed “Via Siberia”, Russian transits including Chinese Eastern Railway Line 262, serial umber 8 cds. Fine and rare.

£595

Manchuria (Japanese Post Offices) Late 1930s printed matter rate cover to Denmark, endorsed ‘Via Siberia’  franked 1926-31 Small Die 1s. and 1937-40 ½s Ship pair and 2s. Gen. Nogi cancelled with violet Dairen I.N.P.O.; some slight faults at top of envelope.

Manchuria

Covers and stamps / Japan / China / Printed Mattar

(Japanese Post Offices) Late 1930s printed matter rate cover to Denmark, endorsed ‘Via Siberia’ franked 1926-31 Small Die 1s. and 1937-40 ½s Ship pair and 2s. Gen. Nogi cancelled with violet Dairen I.N.P.O.; some slight faults at top of envelope.

£50

Russia (Maritime Mail) 1899 cover to Kurau, Germany franked strip of three 10k. tied two Japanese Nagasaki cds, framed PAQUEBOT handstamp in association, reverse with octagonal French maritime Ligne N Paq. Fr, No.4 date stamp; some slight ageing, scarce coverRussia (Maritime Mail) 1899 cover to Kurau, Germany franked strip of three 10k. tied two Japanese Nagasaki cds, framed PAQUEBOT handstamp in association, reverse with octagonal French maritime Ligne N Paq. Fr, No.4 date stamp; some slight ageing, scarce cover

Russia

Covers and stamps / French Maritime / Japan / Russia / Maritime / Paquebot

(Maritime Mail) 1899 cover to Kurau, Germany franked strip of three 10k. tied two Japanese Nagasaki cds, framed PAQUEBOT handstamp in association, reverse with octagonal French maritime Ligne N Paq. Fr, No.4 date stamp; some slight ageing, scarce cover

£495

Russia (Maritime) 1900 (4 July) printed envelope to Seattle, USA franked vertical laid paper 10k. pair tied Nagasaki Japan cds with further strike below, framed PAQUEBOT (31 x 9.5mm, Hosking 3243). A postage due charge handstamp has been applied and deleted with blue crayon. The sending company address amended from Shanghai to Vladivostok with handstamp, arrival backstamp, reduced at sides.

Russia

Covers and stamps / Japan / Russia / Maritime / Paquebot

(Maritime) 1900 (4 July) printed envelope to Seattle, USA franked vertical laid paper 10k. pair tied Nagasaki Japan cds with further strike below, framed PAQUEBOT (31 x 9.5mm, Hosking 3243). A postage due charge handstamp has been applied and deleted with blue crayon. The sending company address amended from Shanghai to Vladivostok with handstamp, arrival backstamp, reduced at sides.

£195

Russia (Maritime) 1900 (May 4) cover to Berwick, Maine, USA, endorsed “Via Nagasaki”, franked pair 5k. tied Nagasaki Japan cds with framed PAQUEBOT handstamp (29 x 8mm, Hosking 3244), reverse with part Yokohama transit and arrival cds.

Russia

Covers and stamps / Japan / Russia / Maritime / Paquebot

(Maritime) 1900 (May 4) cover to Berwick, Maine, USA, endorsed “Via Nagasaki”, franked pair 5k. tied Nagasaki Japan cds with framed PAQUEBOT handstamp (29 x 8mm, Hosking 3244), reverse with part Yokohama transit and arrival cds.

£275

Russia (Maritime) 1908 (21.6.) 4k. postal stationery card with message in Japanese cancelled Tsurga cds with framed PAQUEBOT handstamp in association (39 x 10mm, Hosking 3442), Osaka arrival cds at left

Russia

Covers and stamps / Japan / Russia / Maritime / Paquebot

(Maritime) 1908 (21.6.) 4k. postal stationery card with message in Japanese cancelled Tsurga cds with framed PAQUEBOT handstamp in association (39 x 10mm, Hosking 3442), Osaka arrival cds at left

£135

Russia (Maritime) 1912 (11.1.) 4k. postal stationery card with message in Japanese cancelled unclear Tsurga cds with framed PAQUEBOT handstamp in association (39 x 10mm, Hosking 3442), Osaka arrival cds at left.

Russia

Covers and stamps / Japan / Russia / Maritime / Paquebot

(Maritime) 1912 (11.1.) 4k. postal stationery card with message in Japanese cancelled unclear Tsurga cds with framed PAQUEBOT handstamp in association (39 x 10mm, Hosking 3442), Osaka arrival cds at left.

£125

Japan (Russia Japanese War) 1904 cover from Swiss Military Observer, Colonel Fritz Goetsch, Japanese 1st Army HQ, Manchuria, to Switzerland franked 10s. , reverse with Yokohama transit and arrival cds.Japan (Russia Japanese War) 1904 cover from Swiss Military Observer, Colonel Fritz Goetsch, Japanese 1st Army HQ, Manchuria, to Switzerland franked 10s. , reverse with Yokohama transit and arrival cds.

Japan

Covers and stamps / Japan / Switzerland Incoming Mail / Russia Japanese War / Military

(Russia Japanese War) 1904 cover from Swiss Military Observer, Colonel Fritz Goetsch, Japanese 1st Army HQ, Manchuria, to Switzerland franked 10s. , reverse with Yokohama transit and arrival cds.

£335

Russia (Ship Mail to Korea) 1895 (1 MAY) cover to Berwick, Maine, USA  endorsed “Via Nagasaki & Vancouver” franked pairs of 3k. and 7k.., posted on board ship and landed at Korean port of Gensan, cancelled with two red Gensan I.J.P.O. cds with framed PAQUEBOT in same ink. On reverse transits of Nagasaki (8 May), Yokohama (17 May) and San Francisco (Jun 1) plus arrival cds. The earliest usage at Gensan of Paquebot covers with Russian stamps; Ex Dr. Casey.Russia (Ship Mail to Korea) 1895 (1 MAY) cover to Berwick, Maine, USA  endorsed “Via Nagasaki & Vancouver” franked pairs of 3k. and 7k.., posted on board ship and landed at Korean port of Gensan, cancelled with two red Gensan I.J.P.O. cds with framed PAQUEBOT in same ink. On reverse transits of Nagasaki (8 May), Yokohama (17 May) and San Francisco (Jun 1) plus arrival cds. The earliest usage at Gensan of Paquebot covers with Russian stamps; Ex Dr. Casey.

Russia

Covers and stamps / Japan / Korea / Russia / Maritime / Paquebot

(Ship Mail to Korea) 1895 (1 MAY) cover to Berwick, Maine, USA endorsed “Via Nagasaki & Vancouver” franked pairs of 3k. and 7k.., posted on board ship and landed at Korean port of Gensan, cancelled with two red Gensan I.J.P.O. cds with framed PAQUEBOT in same ink. On reverse transits of Nagasaki (8 May), Yokohama (17 May) and San Francisco (Jun 1) plus arrival cds. The earliest usage at Gensan of Paquebot covers with Russian stamps; Ex Dr. Casey.

£3275

Russia (Ship Mail to Korea) 1895 (28 Jul) cover to Berwick, Maine, USA  endorsed “Via Nagasaki” franked by pair and single 20k., posted on board ship and landed at Korean port of Gensan, cancelled with two red Gensan I.J.P.O. cds with framed PAQUEBOT in same ink. On reverse transits of Nagasaki (1 Aug), Yokohama (7 Aug) and San Francisco (24 Aug) plus arrival cds. Ex Dr. Casey, on his album page where he notes “Two months earlier than earliest date recorded for Gensan/IJPO cancellation by J. Hyun (Japanese Philately vol. 30, no.2, 1975), who does not report it in red. Some slight faults to envelope.Russia (Ship Mail to Korea) 1895 (28 Jul) cover to Berwick, Maine, USA  endorsed “Via Nagasaki” franked by pair and single 20k., posted on board ship and landed at Korean port of Gensan, cancelled with two red Gensan I.J.P.O. cds with framed PAQUEBOT in same ink. On reverse transits of Nagasaki (1 Aug), Yokohama (7 Aug) and San Francisco (24 Aug) plus arrival cds. Ex Dr. Casey, on his album page where he notes “Two months earlier than earliest date recorded for Gensan/IJPO cancellation by J. Hyun (Japanese Philately vol. 30, no.2, 1975), who does not report it in red. Some slight faults to envelope.

Russia

Covers and stamps / Japan / Korea / Russia / Maritime / Paquebot

(Ship Mail to Korea) 1895 (28 Jul) cover to Berwick, Maine, USA endorsed “Via Nagasaki” franked by pair and single 20k., posted on board ship and landed at Korean port of Gensan, cancelled with two red Gensan I.J.P.O. cds with framed PAQUEBOT in same ink. On reverse transits of Nagasaki (1 Aug), Yokohama (7 Aug) and San Francisco (24 Aug) plus arrival cds. Ex Dr. Casey, on his album page where he notes “Two months earlier than earliest date recorded for Gensan/IJPO cancellation by J. Hyun (Japanese Philately vol. 30, no.2, 1975), who does not report it in red. Some slight faults to envelope.

£1975

China (Sino – Japanese War) 1897 (7th April) cover franked with eight 2s. cancelled by Wei-Hai-Wei No. 1 P.O. from 2nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Batalion, 7th Company, to Japan. The cover is likely to be a heavy printed matter rate, only a few items are recorded at this rate.China (Sino – Japanese War) 1897 (7th April) cover franked with eight 2s. cancelled by Wei-Hai-Wei No. 1 P.O. from 2nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Batalion, 7th Company, to Japan. The cover is likely to be a heavy printed matter rate, only a few items are recorded at this rate.China (Sino – Japanese War) 1897 (7th April) cover franked with eight 2s. cancelled by Wei-Hai-Wei No. 1 P.O. from 2nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Batalion, 7th Company, to Japan. The cover is likely to be a heavy printed matter rate, only a few items are recorded at this rate.

China

Covers and stamps / Japan / China / Japanese Occupations / Wei Hai Wei / Military

(Sino – Japanese War) 1897 (7th April) cover franked with eight 2s. cancelled by Wei-Hai-Wei No. 1 P.O. from 2nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Batalion, 7th Company, to Japan. The cover is likely to be a heavy printed matter rate, only a few items are recorded at this rate.

£675

China (Sino – Japanese War) 1897 entire from Shosaku Yoshiggoe, Field Artillery Unit, Wei-Hai-Wei to Banemon Yoshigoe, Toyogo-Mura, Shimo-Takai Gun, Nagano-Ken, Japan, bearing postmark of Ikaiei field post office No.1 30-2-25 cds (Wei Hai Wei 25 February 1897). The  first organised overseas mail service from Wei-Hai-Wei was the field post office.China (Sino – Japanese War) 1897 entire from Shosaku Yoshiggoe, Field Artillery Unit, Wei-Hai-Wei to Banemon Yoshigoe, Toyogo-Mura, Shimo-Takai Gun, Nagano-Ken, Japan, bearing postmark of Ikaiei field post office No.1 30-2-25 cds (Wei Hai Wei 25 February 1897). The  first organised overseas mail service from Wei-Hai-Wei was the field post office.

China

Covers and stamps / Japan / China / Japanese Occupations / Wei Hai Wei / Military

(Sino – Japanese War) 1897 entire from Shosaku Yoshiggoe, Field Artillery Unit, Wei-Hai-Wei to Banemon Yoshigoe, Toyogo-Mura, Shimo-Takai Gun, Nagano-Ken, Japan, bearing postmark of Ikaiei field post office No.1 30-2-25 cds (Wei Hai Wei 25 February 1897). The first organised overseas mail service from Wei-Hai-Wei was the field post office.

£235

Spain (Spanish Civil War) 1937 (14.1.) ‘Legacion Del Japon/ Madrid’ envelope to Consulate of Japan, Cape Town, carried outside of the mails to St Jean de Luz because of disruptions caused by the War, there franked with French adhesives tied St Jean de Lux Basses Pyrennie. Reverse with fine wax seal Legation Du Japon Madrid. Without arrival, some toning.Spain (Spanish Civil War) 1937 (14.1.) ‘Legacion Del Japon/ Madrid’ envelope to Consulate of Japan, Cape Town, carried outside of the mails to St Jean de Luz because of disruptions caused by the War, there franked with French adhesives tied St Jean de Lux Basses Pyrennie. Reverse with fine wax seal Legation Du Japon Madrid. Without arrival, some toning.

Spain

Covers and stamps / Japan / Spain / France / Consular Mail / Disrupted Mail

(Spanish Civil War) 1937 (14.1.) ‘Legacion Del Japon/ Madrid’ envelope to Consulate of Japan, Cape Town, carried outside of the mails to St Jean de Luz because of disruptions caused by the War, there franked with French adhesives tied St Jean de Lux Basses Pyrennie. Reverse with fine wax seal Legation Du Japon Madrid. Without arrival, some toning.

£185