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| GIBRALTAR...1911 ROYAL VISIT by H.I.J.M.S. "KURAMA" for CORONATION of KING GEORGE V.. 1911 (Jun 1) Envelope together with long letter to girlfriend at Fukushima from Japanese seaman Okazaki Naozo aboard H.I. J.M.S. "Kurama" headed "In Gibraltar Harbour 4th June" sent in Warship closed bag with red ink manuscript "From the Imperial Japanese Ship Kurama for the Post Office Tsuruga, Japan" & bearing 3 sen tied Tsuruga (24 Jun) transit cds & Fukushima
(26 Jun) arrival cds.......................................................................
The voyage commenced on 1 April 1911 & travelled via various ports carrying Prince & Princess Higashi Fushima (Horihito), Admiral Togo & General Nogi amongst others for the occassion of the Coronation of King George V that took place on 22 June. H.I.J.M.S. "Kurama" arrived Gibraltar 1 June & left for Dover on 5 June a short stay of 5 days only. After the celebrations "Kurama" left Southampton on 30 June for the return journey finally arriving Japan 19 November......Japanese warship mail from this prestigious event is important & very rare.
The enclosed letter is complete and scans of the all the letter can be supplied if wanted
| MALTA...1911 ROYAL VISIT by H.I.J.M.S. "KURAMA" for CORONATION of KING GEORGE V.. 1911 (Sep 16) coloured picture post card of Valletta to girlfriend at Fukushima from Japanese seaman Okazaki Naozo aboard H.I. J.M.S. "Kurama" endorsed "In Squadron to England - On Voyage, Valletta 16th September" sent in Warship closed bag & bearing 1˝ sen tied Tsuruga (5 Oct) cds & with red crayon manuscript "Warship Mail" & with Fukushima (7 Oct) arrival cds.................
The voyage commenced on 1 April 1911 & travelled via various ports carrying Prince & Princess Higashi Fushima (Horihito), Admiral Togo & General Nogi amongst others for the occassion of the Coronation of King George V that took place on 22 June. H.I.J.M.S. "Kurama" left Southampton on 30 June for the return journey finally arriving Japan 19 November. The vessel arrived Malta 10 Sep & left for Egypt on 19 Sep.....Japanese warship mail from this prestigious event is important & very rare.
| HOLLAND - CEYLON ... BOER WAR POW in CEYLON.. 1901 (Sep 20) Picture postcard entitled "Het Koninklijke Paar te Rotterdam op 16 September 1901" (The Royal couple in Rotterdam) with small nick top left to Boer POW held at Ragama Camp bearing Dutch 2˝c tied Rotterdam cds & with Colombo (13 Oct) transit cds & violet double oval Ragama Camp /Passed /Censor hand stamp
| JAPAN….SINO-JAPANESE WAR 1894-95 with MAP & FULL DESCRIPTION of SITUATION… 1895 (Apr 15)[15.4.28] Plain envelope together with letter & hand drawn sketch map of Darien Bay + Lyuishung (Port Arthur) + Canon enplacements at Fort together with description of canons between Dairen & Lyuishung(Port Arthur) plus content in letter "The rumours of signing the Treaty plus todays visit to Darien of Major General Yamazawa" item addressed to Kyoto Prefecture from Umegoro Tani, 2nd Company 4th Artillery Batt., 4th Division aboard Totomi Maru Chartered Ship at Lyuishung (Port Arthur) carried by hand to Japanese Port of Acamagasek (Shimonoseki) with 25th Anniv of Royal marraige 2 sen affixed & cancelled vernacular Acamagasek [31 Apr] cds with alongside vernacular arrival cds.....A fine descriptive & illustrated first hand account of military fortifications etc from this war with mail carried outside of the Field Post system
| TIBET - NEPAL...INDIAN POSTAL ADMINISTRATION & TAXED... 1911 (Jan 24) Stampless cloth longer 220 x 113mm stampless envelope written in native script & registered to His Highness Maharadscha Chonidic Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rama (1901-1929) at Kalhmandur Royal Palace & stiched closed then sealed with 7 wax seals & cancelled on back through the Indian Postal Administration with single circle Gyantse with alongside weak Gyantse Tibet /Siliguri Base cds overlaid by single circle Tibet (25 Jan) cds & with on face half circle Nepal/Due hand stamp in black with manuscript 2a6p below in red ink ............despite weak cancellations due to being applied on cloth a scarce & desirable item
| GB.... ROYALTY KING GV1 ADDESSING EX SERVICEMEN at HYDE PARK in CORONATION YEAR... 1937 (Jun 27) Plain longer envelope without cancellation or adhesives containing typed letter on crested Buckingham Palace paper signed with facsimile signature of George R.I. giving his thank you and appreciation to the gathering of Ex Servicemen at Hyde Park. The King express's the great calamity of war and welcomes the inter-change of visits between the Ex-Servicemen of other countries in this the Coronation Year
| KENYA - GB....ROYALTY EXPRESS MAIL to H.R.H PRINCE OF WALES... Undated but circa 1981 Airmail envelope by Express Mail to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, Buckingham Palace, London bearing Kenya Rhodolite Garnet 5/- uncancelled but with unframed Examined /By / L. Sgt E. Bewshear /Duty Orderly + unframed 25 + another unreadable hand stamps all in violet & on back circular undated rubber London /C /S.W.1. arrival cancel ....Scarce censored mail possibly around the time of his engagement to Lady Diana which was 24 Feb 1981