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Chinese postcard datelined Tsingtau, Kiautschou used from sailor aboard the SMS Kaiser Franz Josef I on the Austrian Imperial Navy East Asia Station while traveling to China, Japan, and Korea. With Kaiser Franz Josef I CDS tying Austrian stamp, and posted through FUSAR, KOREA, with cancel of that town on Japanese 2 Sen stamp. Sent back to Vienna. A bit worn, in very good, genuinely used condition. Rare -- find another Austrian Marinepost sent through Korea with dual-country frakking.
US$1099
Feldpost cover from Russian volunteer with Ost-Ausbildungs-Regiment Mitte sent to a nurse in Krakau. This Faltbrief contains contents in broken German and Russian; a rare 'Ostvolker' feldpost.
US$939
Original Feldpost / sailor's mail from WWII Unterseeboot (U-Boot) / submarine U-2329, one of the advanced Type XXIII coastal 'Elektroboote', of which only 61(!) entered service and only 6 became operational and conducted actual sorties (sinking over 14000 GRT). No contents. Sent by the Commander, Oberleutnant zur See Schlott, with Dienstsiegel / service cachet of 8th UBoot HQ. [Notes courtesy Wikipedia and UBootarchiv] A very rare Feldpost.
US$819
Peking postcard used in Shanghai by a sailor aboard the SMS Kaiser Franz Josef I on the Austrian Imperial Navy East Asia Station. A bit worn, but very scarce and in good, genuinely used condition. Very rare -- an Austrian Hungary-franked cover from China.
US$699
Pagodas in KASHING postcard used in Shanghai by a sailor aboard the SMS Kaiser Franz Josef I on the Austrian Imperial Navy East Asia Station. A bit worn, but very scarce and in good, genuinely used condition. Very rare -- an Austrian Hungary-franked cover from China.
US$699
Postcard used in Hong Kong, China from sailor aboard the SMS Kaiser Franz Josef I on the Austrian Imperial Navy East Asia Station, which watched over the Empire's interests in restless China. A bit worn, but very scarce and in good, genuinely used condition.
US$579
Japanese Russian War postcard dateline CHINWAN[G]TAU, China, used from sailor aboard the SMS Kaiser Franz Josef I on the Austrian Imperial Navy East Asia Station. The text states 'This is a captured canon that the Japanese took from Port Arthur. I saw all of them in Tokyo'. A bit worn, but very scarce and in good, genuinely used condition.
US$579
Chinese postcard used from Hong Kong by sailor aboard the SMS Kaiser Franz Josef I on the Austrian Imperial Navy East Asia Station. A bit worn, but very scarce and in good, genuinely used condition.
US$579
Hing Kong garden postcard used from sailor aboard the SMS Kaiser Franz Josef I on the Austrian Imperial Navy East Asia Station, sent home to Vienna. A bit worn, but very scarce and in good, genuinely used condition.
US$579
Japanese beauties postcard used in Yokohama from sailor aboard the SMS Kaiser Franz Josef I on the Austrian Imperial Navy East Asia Station, watching over Austria's interests in restless China. A bit worn, but very scarce and in good, genuinely used condition.
US$579
Japanese postcard datelined Japan, used from sailor aboard the SMS Kaiser Franz Josef I on the Austrian Imperial Navy East Asia Station, watching over the 'Allies' occupation of China after the Boxe Rebellion. A bit worn, but very scarce and in good, genuinely used condition.
US$579
Kobe Jaoan postcard used in Hong Kong from sailor aboard the SMS Kaiser Franz Josef I on the Austrian Imperial Navy East Asia Station, which watched over the Empire's interests in restless China. A bit worn, but very scarce and in good, genuinely used condition.
US$579
Canton China Wall postcard used from sailor aboard the SMS Kaiser Franz Josef I on the Austrian Imperial Navy East Asia Station while in Singapore, after visiting China to watch over Allied interests. A bit worn, but very scarce and in good, genuinely used condition. "We are staying 3 days in Singapore and then go to Colombo [Ceylon]. A very bad trip that takes six days."
US$579
Chinese postcard (dragon imprint reverse) used from sailor aboard the SMS Kaiser Franz Josef I on the Austrian Imperial Navy East Asia Station, which watched over the Empire's interests in restless China. A bit worn, but very scarce and in good, genuinely used condition.
US$579
CHEFOO China postcard used from sailor aboard the SMS Kaiser Franz Josef I on the Austrian Imperial Navy East Asia Station, while in Kiautschou. A bit worn, but very scarce and in good, genuinely used condition.
US$579
Mandarins from TSIMO, China postcard used in Kiautschou from sailor aboard the SMS Kaiser Franz Josef I on the Austrian Imperial Navy East Asia Station, which watched over the Empire's interests in restless China. A bit worn, but very scarce and in good, genuinely used condition.
US$579
Chinese postcard used in TIENTSIN from sailor aboard the SMS Kaiser Franz Josef I on the Austrian Imperial Navy East Asia Station, which watched over the Empire's interests in restless China. A bit worn, but very scarce and in good, genuinely used condition.
US$579
Japanese postcard datelined Yokohama, Japan, used from sailor aboard the SMS Kaiser Franz Josef I on the Austrian Imperial Navy East Asia Station. With Franz Josef I cancels as well as Yokohama CDS' (on 1 1/2 and 2 Sen) front and back. A bit worn, but very scarce and in good, genuinely used condition.
US$579
Japanese postcard datelined Nagasaki, used from sailor aboard the SMS Kaiser Franz Josef I on the Austrian Imperial Navy East Asia Station, watching over Austria's interests in the restless Chinese state. A bit worn, but very scarce and in good, genuinely used condition.
US$579
Ceylon postcard used in route from Ceylon to Shanghai, China by sailor aboard the SMS Aspern (later on the Kaiser Franz Josef I) with the Austrian Imperial Navy's East Asia Station, which watched over the Empire's interests in restless China. A bit worn, but very scarce and in good, genuinely used condition. Card is undated, from the writer's correspondence from their 1906-7 trip.
US$579
DELAG Card for flight of the Viktoria Luise Zeppelin, LZ11, flown from Hamburg to Kiel, with note from the passenger to that effect. '01 CV EUR500. A bit worn on the front. Scarce, especially on DELAG card with passenger note.
US$409
SS Feldpost cover from member of SS Polizei Einsaztkommando Buerger, an anti-partisan unit operating in the Ukraine and then in Italy. Excerpt from "Braunbuch", Otfried Schmack, 1968, regarding the Einsatzkommando: "Die Einheit wurde in der Ukraine Einsatzkommando Buerger fuer die Massen Vernichtung von sowjetischen Buerger sowie zur Zerstoerung von Dorfern und Staedten verwendet. Anfang 1944 wurde das Einsatzkommando nach Oberitalien Mitte verlegt und zur Bekaempfung der italienischen Widerstandsbewegung eingesetzt." - The "Special Operations Command Buerger" was responsible for the mass murder of Soviet citizens and the utter destruction of villages and small towns in the Ukraine. They were moved to Italy in 1944 to engage in anti-partisan activities, [where the continued their atrocities.] Open address reverse(rare!).
US$409
Chinese postcard showing harbor at Weihaiwei, China used in Chefoo, franked with Russian stamps and canceled at Russian Offices in Tsifu / Chefoo sent to Wien / Vienna, Austria. This is from a sailor of the Imperial Austrian Panzerschiff SMS Franz Josef I in China for service in the East Asia station, watching over the Empire's interests in China. Slightly worn, scrapes reverse, Bedarfserhaltung / commercially used condition, as per scans. Cancels on stamps and reverse very clear.
US$349
Chinese postcard used in Chefoo, franked with Russian stamps front and back, overprinted KITAI for use in China, sent to Wien / Vienna, Austria. This is from a sailor of the Imperial Austrian Panzerschiff SMS Franz Josef I in China for service in the East Asia station, watching over the Empire's interests in China. Slightly worn, Bedarfserhaltung / commercially used condition, as per scans. Nice TSIFU (in Russian) cancels. message: "...tomorrow we leave for Japan, 2 months in Nagasaki."
US$349
Original Feldpost / sailor's mail from WWII Unterseeboot (U-Boot) / submarine U-2324, one of the advanced Type XXIII coastal 'Elektroboote', of which only 61(!) entered service. With long contents front and back from the commander of the boat, Oberleutnant zur See Wolf-Harald Schueer, just a month after commissioning. Based out of Kristiansand, Norway.
US$349
Original Feldpost / sailor's mail from WWII Unterseeboot (U-Boot) / submarine U-538. With multiple contents from other letters. Wikipedia: sunk with all hands She was sunk on November 21, 1943 southwest of Ireland by depth charges dropped from British frigate Foley and sloop HMS Crane. Took part in one wolf pack, Eisenhart. Great date -- appears to be sent on the 25th of the 18th month of 1943.
US$289
Private Real Photo RPPC of home in Trier, sent on the Graf Zeppelin LZ127's 1929 first ever round the world flight. Flown the entire way: Friedrichshafen - Tokyo - Los Angeles - Lakehurst - Friedrichshafen with handstamp for the complete trip, Friedrichshafen receiver, and Luftschiff Graf Zeppelin Weltrundfahrt cachet. '17 CV EUR250, '01 CV EUR600
US$289
Feldpost cover from Norwegian Karen Haavaldesen, FP 29308 (A Seammelfeldpost number) to Dr Frank D Schweitz, Oberabteilungsfuehrer der Technische Nothilfe (TeNo) at the TeNo HQ in Berlin. Sent April 1st(!) 1945.
US$259
Original Feldpost / sailor's mail from WWII Unterseeboot (U-Boot) / submarine U-505. Most famous (and sought after in the USA) due to being the boat displayed in the Chicago Museum of Science, her capture was a coup for the USA, since her Enigma machine was still on board.
US$259
Original Feldpost / sailor's mail from WWII Unterseeboot (U-Boot) / submarine U-38. Served in five wolfpacks, most notable the Prien group, headed by RKT-winner Gunther Prien.
US$259