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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
[19663]  RUSSIA …RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR 1905 RUSSIAN FORCES at PORT ARTHUR . ...   1905 (Feb 21)
[19663]  RUSSIA …RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR 1905 RUSSIAN FORCES at PORT ARTHUR . ...   1905 (Feb 21)
[19663] RUSSIA …RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR 1905 RUSSIAN FORCES at PORT ARTHUR . ... 1905 (Feb 21) Russian stampless stationary card cancelled Port Arthur "Pochtov." Kont. No 8 cds & with violet circular 11 Siberian Command negative seal with Arms in centre & with 14 Mar 05 arrival cds .......... Scarce item cancelled during the decisive battle of Mukden 20 Feb - 10 Mar that resulted in approx. 164,000 combat casualties & put the Russian forces on the retreat see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mukden
US$150
[19662]  RUSSIA - FINAND …RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR 1905 RUSSIAN FORCES . ...   1905 (Jun 5)
[19662]  RUSSIA - FINAND …RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR 1905 RUSSIAN FORCES . ...   1905 (Jun 5)
[19662] RUSSIA - FINAND …RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR 1905 RUSSIAN FORCES . ... 1905 (Jun 5) Russian stampless postcard to Finland Kronstadt cancelled vernacular Russian cds with above violet circular 8th Siberian Battalion hand stamp & with black boxed T hand stamp later deleted in black ink & showing Helsinki (3 Jul) arrival cds .......... Japan declared war against Russia on 10 Feb 1904 with an armistice being concluded 31 Aug 1905 at the time this was written Russia were in retreat & on the defensive see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mukden
US$150
[19661]  RUSSIA …RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR 1905 RUSSIAN FORCES at MUKDEN . ...   1905 (Mar 16)
[19661]  RUSSIA …RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR 1905 RUSSIAN FORCES at MUKDEN . ...   1905 (Mar 16)
[19661] RUSSIA …RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR 1905 RUSSIAN FORCES at MUKDEN . ... 1905 (Mar 16) Russian stampless postcard to Kronstadt cancelled by the Civil office Mukden cds & with violet circular 157th Imperial Infantry Regiment hand stamp & with Kronstadt (7 Apr) arrival cds .......... Scarce item cancelled just 6 days after the decisive battle of Mukden 20 Feb - 10 Mar that resulted in approx. 164,000 combat casualties & put the Russian forces on the retreat see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mukden
US$200
[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
[18359]  MANCHURIA - JAPAN...RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR..  1905 (May)
[18359]  MANCHURIA - JAPAN...RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR..  1905 (May)
[18359]  MANCHURIA - JAPAN...RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR..  1905 (May)
[18359]  MANCHURIA - JAPAN...RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR..  1905 (May)
[18359] MANCHURIA - JAPAN...RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR.. 1905 (May)[38.5.31.] Pictorial Illustrated Military letter sheet entitled "Letter Paper" with on reverse small Angel carrying Flowers & on inside "General's briefing Officers"to Japan from Japanese 3rd Army soldier in Manchuria cancelled vernacular 3rd Army FPO No 3 cds with framed hand stamp + unframed Military Mail hand stamp + oval Censors chop all in orange....During May the Japanese forces continued to advance & on the 19th engaged the Russians at Wei-yuan-pao-men & on 22nd at Nan-ching-tze pushing the Russian forces further backwards with this written 9 days later on the 31st.
US$200
[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
[18357]  MANCHURIA - JAPAN...RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR..  1904 (Aug)
[18357]  MANCHURIA - JAPAN...RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR..  1904 (Aug)
[18357] MANCHURIA - JAPAN...RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR.. 1904 (Aug)[37.8.19.] Pictorial Military card to Japan showing crossed Japanese flags from Japanese 4th Army in Manchuria cancelled vernacular 4th Army FPO No 4 which apparently opened on this day………Lieutenant General Baron Kawamura commanded the Japanese 4th Army, 10th Division. The battle of Fen-Shui-ling was fought on the 26-27th June with the Japanese having losses of 22 killed, 170 wounded, with heavier Russian losses amounting to 384 killed & 500 wounded with 86 unaccounted for. The Japanese started to set up a Field Postal system in Manchuria starting in June 1904 with this being a Scarce first day of usage of FPO 4...
US$170
[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
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