Lot# 177 - Auction 284 - 290
1905 (Aug 21): Korean stationery postcard 4 chon (H&G 8), from Chemulpo via Tsingtau to Celle, Germany, the indicium cancelled by light Japanese "CHEMULPO I.J.P.O." handstamp in violet, the card was franked with a additional Kiautschou Hohenzollern 5 pf. green adhesive tied by "TSINGTAU KIAUTSCHOU 2 / 10 05", CELLE arrival (Nov 8) cds at base. The sender was a member of the German battleship 'SMS Fürst Bismarck', noted 'Chemulpo (Korea)' in the text and posted it in the PO of the German colony Kiautschou. A fine and fresh card which made its way through the postal system to Germany, a rare usage of this last Korean card after the Korean postal service was merged with the Japanese one.
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