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[19798]  KOREA - JAPAN….JAPANESE MILITARY OCCCUPATION..  1905 (Nov 23)
[19798]  KOREA - JAPAN….JAPANESE MILITARY OCCCUPATION..  1905 (Nov 23)
[19798] KOREA - JAPAN….JAPANESE MILITARY OCCCUPATION.. 1905 (Nov 23) [38.11.23] Red on Buff Japanese Post Card to Japan from Occupation Force soldier cancelled vernacular Tegu /Chosen date stamp. ............................................................................................... During the Russo - Japanese War (Feb 1904 - August 1905) with the Russians withdrawing towards Harbin in early March 1905 that marked the end of the land fighting. The Japanese then apparently on 1 April withdrew the Field Post Offices in Korea in favour of using the conventional Japanese Postal System in Korea.
US$50
[19797]  KOREA - JAPAN….JAPANESE MILITARY OCCCUPATION..  1905 (Dec 21)
[19797]  KOREA - JAPAN….JAPANESE MILITARY OCCCUPATION..  1905 (Dec 21)
[19797] KOREA - JAPAN….JAPANESE MILITARY OCCCUPATION.. 1905 (Dec 21) [38.12.21] Plain stampless envelope to Japan from Japanese soldier cancelled vernacular Hoeryeong /Chosen date stamp & with orange unframed Military Mail handstamp. ................................................................................................ During the Russo - Japanese War (Feb 1904 - August 1905) with the Russians withdrawing towards Harbin in early March 1905 that marked the end of the land fighting. The Japanese then apparently on 1 April withdrew the Field Post Offices in Korea in favour of using the conventional Japanese Postal System in Korea.
US$100
[18888]  KOREA - JAPAN…RUSSO JAPANESE WAR HOSPITAL SHIP KOUUN-MARU..  1905 (Oct 26)
[18888]  KOREA - JAPAN…RUSSO JAPANESE WAR HOSPITAL SHIP KOUUN-MARU..  1905 (Oct 26)
[18888] KOREA - JAPAN…RUSSO JAPANESE WAR HOSPITAL SHIP KOUUN-MARU.. 1905 (Oct 26) Coloured picture postcard entitled "The Swaroff as seen from the Mikasa wrapped in Smoke" to Hiroshima datelined from "Hospital Ship Kouun-Maru anchored at Yongampo, Korea" & cancelled vernacular Liaotung Commissariat FPO 12 (10 Oct) cds located Antungnsien, Manchuria & with red unframed Military Mail hand stamp plus Hiroshima (31 Oct) arrival cds .......................... On the 7 February 1905 a party of 2 Doctors & 22 Nurses from the 38th RRelief Squad transferred from the H.S. Dairen-Maru to H.S. Kouun-Maru which then made a total of 23 trips Dairen-Yokahama-Tadotsu-Unjina carrying a total of 6653 sick or injured soldiers with the last day of there voyages being 24 January 1906
US$450
[18819]  JAPAN - RUSSIA..RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR RUSSIAN POW HELD in OSAKA…  1905 (Apr 8)
[18819]  JAPAN - RUSSIA..RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR RUSSIAN POW HELD in OSAKA…  1905 (Apr 8)
[18819] JAPAN - RUSSIA..RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR RUSSIAN POW HELD in OSAKA… 1905 (Apr 8) Plain stampless envelope with vertical crease & soils to Odessa from Russian POW held in Osaka camp with violet unframed Service /des /prisonniers d Guerre with alongside orange vernacular Japanese Camp censor & on reverse cancelled vernacular Osaka cds together with western Osaka (8 Apr) cds plus partial violet oval vernacular Camp hand stamp & Odessa (7 May) arrival cds ....... A scarce item
US$400
[18687]  KOREA - JAPAN…RUSSO JAPANESE WAR HOSPITAL SHIP KOUUN-MARU..  1905 (Oct)
[18687]  KOREA - JAPAN…RUSSO JAPANESE WAR HOSPITAL SHIP KOUUN-MARU..  1905 (Oct)
[18687] KOREA - JAPAN…RUSSO JAPANESE WAR HOSPITAL SHIP KOUUN-MARU.. 1905 (Oct) Coloured picture postcard entitled "Our men charging enemy of the East Keekwanshan" to Hiroshima from Hospital Ship Kouun-Maru datelined "At Yongampo, Chosen, Hospital Ship Kouun-Maru" & cancelled on arrival vernacular Liaotung Commissariat FPO 12 (10 Oct) cds & with red unframed Military Mail plus over inked Hiroshima (31 Oct) arrival cds .......On the 7 February 1905 a party of 2 Doctors & 22 Nurses from the 38th RRelief Squad transferred from the H.S. Dairen-Maru to H.S. Kouun-Maru which then made a total of 23 trips Dairen-Yokahama-Tadotsu-Unjina carrying a total of 6653 sick or injured soldiers with the last day of there voyages being 24 January 1906
US$550
[18533]  CYPRUS…1900 RETURNED LETTER OFFICE…  1900 (May 22)
[18533]  CYPRUS…1900 RETURNED LETTER OFFICE…  1900 (May 22)
[18533] CYPRUS…1900 RETURNED LETTER OFFICE… 1900 (May 22) Cyprus QV ˝ piastre wrapper addressed in Greek & cancelled Larnaca /Cyprus square circle with pencil manuscript Retour /Inconnu & alongside Returned Letter Office /Cyprus (21 Sep) cds
US$230
[17809]  NORTH KOREA - JAPAN...POST RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR MILITARY STATIONARY...  1906 (Aug 5)
[17809]  NORTH KOREA - JAPAN...POST RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR MILITARY STATIONARY...  1906 (Aug 5)
[17809] NORTH KOREA - JAPAN...POST RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR MILITARY STATIONARY... 1906 (Aug 5)[5.8.39] Japanese red on pink Military postal card to Ota Tax Office, Gifu Prefecture from soldier with 52 -3 Infantry, Genson Guard Force cancelled vernacular Genson (now Wonsan) cds & with smudged unreadable Japanese arrival cds ......................Late use of this scarce card after end of Russo-Japanese war from Genson (Wonsan) North Korea.
US$450
[19491]  RUSSIA…RAILWAY POST OFFICE RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR PERIOD…  1905 (Aug 30)
[19491]  RUSSIA…RAILWAY POST OFFICE RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR PERIOD…  1905 (Aug 30)
[19491] RUSSIA…RAILWAY POST OFFICE RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR PERIOD… 1905 (Aug 30) Stampless postcard dipicting "Sitting lady" to Smolensk cancelled Krasnoyrsk /Railway Post Office (31 Aug) from soldier with 2nd Battalion Infantry King of Saxony Regiment with violet circular Unit cachet & with partial Smolensk (9 Sep) arrival cds from the Russo-Japanese war period
US$150
[15103]  CHINA-JAPAN [SINO-JAPANESE WAR/LIAOTUNG PENINSULA]  1894(Dec 7)
[15103]  CHINA-JAPAN [SINO-JAPANESE WAR/LIAOTUNG PENINSULA]  1894(Dec 7)
[15103]  CHINA-JAPAN [SINO-JAPANESE WAR/LIAOTUNG PENINSULA]  1894(Dec 7)
[15103] CHINA-JAPAN [SINO-JAPANESE WAR/LIAOTUNG PENINSULA] 1894(Dec 7)[07.12.27] Stampless env c/w letter to Naba-gun, Gunma Pref from Private Ishihara, 2nd Company, 1st Battalion, 15th Inf. Regt., China canc FPO No 1, 2nd Army d/s in red & w/vernacular Naba umi/Kozuke [18 Dec](18.12.27] arrival d/s [FPO 1 opened on 6 Dec at Chin Chou this item cancelled following day]
US$600
[18363]  MANCHURIA - JAPAN...RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR..  1904(Oct)
[18363]  MANCHURIA - JAPAN...RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR..  1904(Oct)
[18363] MANCHURIA - JAPAN...RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR.. 1904(Oct)[37.10.25.] Pictorial Military Lettersheet showing "Crossed Flags" written shortly after "Battle of Sha-ho" to Japan from Japanese 1st Army soldier in Manchuria cancelled vernacular 1st Army FPO No 8 with unframed red Military Mail & boxed brown Japanese hand stamps with on reverse vernacular cds with year & month removed....At the battle of Sha-ho that took place 7 -20 October which was won by the Japanese with losses on both sides with the Japanese sustaining 1608 killed & 6405 wounded out of 16394 & the Russians losing a huge 5084 killed, 30392 wounded & 5875 missing or taken POW
US$130
[18362]  MANCHURIA - JAPAN...RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR..  1905 (Feb)
[18362]  MANCHURIA - JAPAN...RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR..  1905 (Feb)
[18362] MANCHURIA - JAPAN...RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR.. 1905 (Feb)[38.2.3.] Pictorial Military lettersheet showing "Crossed Flags" to Japan sent during preparations for "Battle of Mukden" from Japanese 2nd Army soldier in Manchuria cancelled vernacular 2nd Army FPO No 3 cds & with on reverse two + another partial vernacular transit cds………..In preparatiion for the "Battle of Mukden" the Japanese established a military line from Tu-tai-tse eastwards to Benia-pu-tse with the 3rd Army HQ at Yen-tai just behind this line
US$130
[18361]  MANCHURIA - JAPAN...RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR SIEGE of PORT ARTHUR...  1904 (Sep)
[18361]  MANCHURIA - JAPAN...RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR SIEGE of PORT ARTHUR...  1904 (Sep)
[18361]  MANCHURIA - JAPAN...RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR SIEGE of PORT ARTHUR...  1904 (Sep)
[18361] MANCHURIA - JAPAN...RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR SIEGE of PORT ARTHUR... 1904 (Sep) [37.9.28.] Lettersheet to Gumma-ken, Japan from Japanese 3rd Army soldier cancelled vernacular 3rd Army FPO No 2, Branch FPO 1 cds …….Japanese General Nogi Maresuke & the 3rd Army were assigned the taking of the Russian Naval Port of Port Arthur. Nogi began shelling on 7 August 1904 & then planned to assault 174 meter Hill defended by 5th & 13th East Siberian Regiments. This cost Nogi 16,000 + casualties & he settled for siege being uunable to penetrate the Russian defences. 203 Meter Hill became the next focal point of Nogi & on 26th November he made a frontal assault & after 9 days of bitter fighting the Japanese finally overran the Russian positions. This was critical as Nogi was now able to move his 11 inch guns to the hill and shell the Russian warships in the harbour. Russia surrendered Port Arthur on 2 January 1905 after costing the Japanese 57780 killed, wounded or missing..... Scarce use of FPO 2 Branch Office 1 during this historic period
US$450
[18360]  MANCHURIA - JAPAN...RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR..  1905 (Feb)
[18360]  MANCHURIA - JAPAN...RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR..  1905 (Feb)
[18360]  MANCHURIA - JAPAN...RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR..  1905 (Feb)
[18360] MANCHURIA - JAPAN...RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR.. 1905 (Feb)[38.2.4.] Japanese lettersheet marked Military Mail to Japan from Japanese 3rd Army soldier in Manchuria cancelled vernacular 3rd Army FPO No 3 which opened on this day………..In preparatiion for the "Battle of Mukden" the Japanese established a military line from Tu-tai-tse eastwards to Benia-pu-tse with the 3rd Army HQ at Yen-tai just behind this line
US$170
[18358]  MANCHURIA - JAPAN...RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR..  1904 (Sep)
[18358]  MANCHURIA - JAPAN...RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR..  1904 (Sep)
[18358] MANCHURIA - JAPAN...RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR.. 1904 (Sep)[37.9.11.] Plain envelope together with letter to Japan from Japanese 4th Army in Manchuria cancelled. 4th Army FPO No 2 cds which opened at this location on 3 September alongside small orange circular Censors chop ...Scarce early use of this FPO No 2 by the 4th Army only 8 days after opening. At the battle of Liao-yang on 23rd August the Japanese 1st, 2nd & 4th Armies were deployed on the Pei-kou, the valley of Tang-ho, Wang -pao-tai, Chang-Chai-pu-tzu, Sha-ho & Tun-tai. The Russians began to retreat of the 3rd September & by the 5th the battle was won however from the 26th August to 55th September the Japanese 4th Army sustained 5537 killed & 5300 wounded from a force of 18063, Russian sources claim only 2474 killed & 14301 wounded with 1137 taken POW or unaccounted for. Tremendous item of early FPO use written shortly after the Russian retreat
US$130
[14922]  TAIWAN - JAPAN….SINO-JAPANESE WAR 1894-5 to HOSPITAL & REDIRECTED]  1895 (Dec 31)
[14922]  TAIWAN - JAPAN….SINO-JAPANESE WAR 1894-5 to HOSPITAL & REDIRECTED]  1895 (Dec 31)
[14922] TAIWAN - JAPAN….SINO-JAPANESE WAR 1894-5 to HOSPITAL & REDIRECTED] 1895 (Dec 31)[31.12.28] Stampless envelope with letter to Sgt., Army Artillery, c/o Sendai Army Hospital & redirected twice with Sendai 12.1.96 [12.1.29] cds & Aomori 14.1.96 [14.1.29] cds to Tomomine 16.1.96 [16.1.29] arrival cds from soldier, 2nd Battery Field Artillery, Mixed 4th Brigade cancelled Taiwan P.O. No 8 cds located at Jiayi 10.10.95-19.06.96 & with interesting content "On the 28th we the Tunpyi Guard Force held our late year festival..............It seems that we wil return in January...............The enclosed letter is complete and a scanned image of the content can be supplied upon request.
US$750
[14171]  CHINA - GERMANY...JAPANESE P.O.  1914 (May 3)
[14171]  CHINA - GERMANY...JAPANESE P.O.  1914 (May 3)
[14171] CHINA - GERMANY...JAPANESE P.O. 1914 (May 3) Black & white picture postcard entitled "Russian cannon on Tunkikuanshan, Port Arthur" to Burgdorf & forwarded on arrival bearing on picture side Japan Chryanthemum 4s tied Port Arthur /I.J.P.O.(3 May) & with on address side Changchun/I.J.P.O. (6 May) transit cds
US$250
[11720]  JAPAN...FRENCH MILITARY ATTACHEE..  1903 (Mar)
[11720]  JAPAN...FRENCH MILITARY ATTACHEE..  1903 (Mar)
[11720] JAPAN...FRENCH MILITARY ATTACHEE.. 1903 (Mar)Japan 1˝ sen Stationary being a pre printed invitation bi-lingually addressed in manuscript to Lt. Col. Baron Corvisart who was the French Military Attache to Japan & acted as an Observer during the Russo-Japanese War from the German Admiral to visit aboard S.M.S. Hansa cancelled vernacular Tokyo cds
US$150
[11375]  RUSSIA-JAPAN...RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR...  1905 (Aug 2)
[11375]  RUSSIA-JAPAN...RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR...  1905 (Aug 2)
[11375]  RUSSIA-JAPAN...RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR...  1905 (Aug 2)
[11375]  RUSSIA-JAPAN...RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR...  1905 (Aug 2)
[11375] RUSSIA-JAPAN...RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR... 1905 (Aug 2)[2.8.38] Stampless censored Military letter sheet to Japan cancelled rare FPO 3 located at Sakhalin Island & with boxed cachet of 3rd Company 17th Cavalry Regt Independent 13th Division hand stamp.
US$450
[11721]  JAPAN..FRENCH MILITARY OBSERVER RUSSO-JAP WAR...  1904 (Dec 17)
[11721]  JAPAN..FRENCH MILITARY OBSERVER RUSSO-JAP WAR...  1904 (Dec 17)
[11721] JAPAN..FRENCH MILITARY OBSERVER RUSSO-JAP WAR... 1904 (Dec 17) Yokohama Piano & Organ Warehouse printed illustrated 1˝ sen postcard showing man reading music to Baroness Corvisart cancelled Yokohama cds & with interesting message "My tuner called twice at your residence, but was not admitted. Do you wish to give up the yearly tuning engagement ? If not kindly let me know when it suits best to have the piano tuned.......At this time her husband Lt. Colonel Baron Corvisart was acting as French Military Observer with the Japanese 1st Army HQ at the Sha-Ho river in Manchuria during the Russo-Japanese war so perhaps she had a little more on her mind than having the piano tuned !!.
US$200
[11338]  MANCHURIA-JAPAN [RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR]  1905(Apr)
[11338]  MANCHURIA-JAPAN [RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR]  1905(Apr)
[11338] MANCHURIA-JAPAN [RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR] 1905(Apr)[38.4.25.] Pictorial illustrated envelope c/w letter to Japan from Japanese 1st Army in Manchuria cancelled 1st Army FPO No 4 d/s.................... [This FPO closed end of July 1905]
US$200
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