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Cambodia

1912 | Cambodia (DR17618)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1912. Picture post card of 'Domestic women helpers at the Palace, Pnom-Penh' addressed to France bearing French Indo-China SG 54, 5c green and black tied by Sisophone/ Cambodge double ring '12th Mars 12' with Ardennes receiver '15/4' on face. Lovely item.
Before 1907 Sisophone was part of Siam under the French Occupation.

£275.00
Cambodia

1906 | Cambodia (DR17617)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1906. Petit Lady's envelope addressed to 'Baron and Baroness, Pierre de Guy, Administrator (Pnom-Penh)' bearing French Indo-China Yvert 33, 5c green tied by Pnompenh/ Cambodge double ring '31st Dec 06' with 'Messageries Fluviales de Cochinchine' (Cochinchine River Courier Services' menu.
A delightful item paying the un-opened printed matter rate.

£225.00
Cambodia

1903 | Cambodia (DR17616)

Cambodia. (Thailand). 1903. Siam picture post card of 'Wat Poh, Bangkok' addressed to France bearing French Indo-China SG 23, 5c pale green (pair) tied by Pnompenh/ Cambodge double ring '26th Oct 03', routed via Saigon with Provins arrival '27/11' on face. Lovely quality.

£50.00
Cambodia

1915 | Cambodia (DR17615)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1915. Picture post card of 'Pagoda Royals, Gallery de l' enceinte, Phnom-Penh' addressed to Cherbourg, France bearing French Indo-China SG 54, 5c green and black tied by Veune Sai/ Cambodge double ring in violet '26th Nov 15', routed via Stungtreng '29/11'. Very rare postmark from this small village in the Northern Stung-Treng Province. Only the second recorded only used in 1915 according to Desrousseaux.
Ex Dickie Dowler

£1050.00
Cambodia

1905 | Cambodia (DR17614)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1905. Picture post card of 'Cambodian Musicians' addressed to Hankow, China bearing French Indo-China SG, 33, 5c green tied by Pursat/ Cambodge double ring '9th Mars 05' with Pnompenh transit '13/3', endorsed 'Imprimes' and sent at the postcard 'no message' rate of five cents. Superb item from Pursat Province.

£195.00
Cambodia

1892 | Cambodia (DR17613)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1892. Envelope headed 'Residence de Sambor' addressed to France bearing French General Colonies Yvert 54, 25c black/ rose tied by Sambor/ Cambodge double ring '20th Juin 92', routed via Phom-Penh '22/6' and Saigon/ Cochinchine '23/6' with French entry cachet 'Modane a Paris' in red on face with Guitres arrival '27/7' and forwarded to Royan. Very early item of mail from this small town in Kompong Thom Province.
Superb. Exhibition item.

£1050.00
Cambodia

1905 | Cambodia (DR17612)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1905. Picture post card of 'Encampment of Telegraph Operators in the bush, Upper Laos' addressed to Tlemean, Oran, Algeria bearing French Indo-China SG 34, 10c rose-red tied by Kratie/ Cambodge date stamp '4th Sept 05' with Pnompenh transit '5/9'. Lovely card

£195.00
Cambodia

1897 | Cambodia (DR17611)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1897. Registered envelope addressed to France bearing French Indo-China SG 8, 5c green and SG 11, 15c blue (3) tied by Kampot/ Cambodge double ring '28th Nov 97' with framed hand-struck 'R' in red, routed via Hatien/ Cochinchine '29/11' with French entry cachet 'Modane a Paris' in red '2nd Jan 98' and Blois arrival '3rd Jan' and forwarded to Paris with circular '2/4' 'Postman's chop' and reverse and endorsed 'Post a Blois'.
Registered mail from Kampot in 1897 is extremely rare as the notation '210' on the envelope indicates, this the number of registered letters sent up to November 28. Exhibition item.

£650.00
Cambodia

1906 | Cambodia (DR17610)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1906. Picture post card of 'A corner of the garden after the Typhoon, Tourane, Annam' addressed to Haiphong, Tonkin bearing French Indo-China SG 33, 5c green (2) tied by Preyveng/ Cambodge double ring '2nd Janv 06' with Saigon Central transit '4th Jan adjacent.
Very fine item from Preyveng Province.

£225.00
Cambodia

1900 | Cambodia (DR17609)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1900. Envelope addressed to Albi, France bearing French Indo-China SG 11, 15c blue (gutter pair) tied by Banam/ Cambodge double ring '4th Dec 00', routed via Saigon/ Cochinchine '6/12' and Albi receiver on reverse. Very fine item from this small Mekong town.
Written by Monsieur Humbert of the French Customs in Banam.

£275.00
Cambodia

1905 | Cambodia (DR17608)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1905. Picture post card of 'Administrative Building, Upper Laos' addressed to France bearing French Indo-China SG 34, 10c rose-red tied by Kompong Tiam/ Cambodge double ring '26th Dec 05', routed via Pnompenh '27/12', sent on the French paquebot "Arm. Behic" with octagonal 'Ligne N Paq. Fr. No 4' (Salles 1924) date stamp '29th Dec' and Moulins S. Allier' arrival '23rd Jan 06' on face. Lovely item with transit cachets from Kompong Cham Province.

£175.00
Cambodia

1932 | Cambodia (DR17607)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1932. Registered Air Mail envelope addressed to Saint-Etienne, France bearing French Indo-China SG 168, 1c sepia and SG 181, 10c blue (8) tied by Kampot/ Cambodge date stamp '26th Juil 32' with matching registration label and large 'Par Avion' in red, endorsed 'via Saigon - Marseille', routed via Pnompenh '27/7' with Loire arrival on reverse '9/8'. Very attractive franking.

£95.00
Cambodia

1906 | Cambodia (DR17606)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1906. Picture post card of 'Entrance to the Dragon Pagoda with Monk, Laos' addressed to France bearing French Indo-China SG 33, 5c green tied by Sambor/ Cambodge date stamp '14th Oct 06.'
Mail from this small town in Kompong Thom Province is difficult to find.

£225.00
Cambodia

1892 | Cambodia (DR17605)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China - Laos - Siam). 1892. French General Colonies postal stationery letter card 15c blue cancelled by Saigon-Port/ Cochinchine double ring '14th Juin 92', addressed to Stung-Treng par Pnompenh with Saigon Central and Pnompenh/ Cambodge transits.
Interesting letter on Kratie and going to Japan.
In 1892 Stung-Treng was still part of the Lao Kingdom of Champasak.
The French Indo-Chinese Post Office in Stung Treng opened in 1893.

£175.00
Cambodia

1906 | Cambodia (DR17604)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1906. Picture post card of 'Khas Tribe, Warriors' addressed to France bearing French Indo-China SG 33, 5c green tied by Chlong/ Cambodge date stamp '9th Sept 06', routed via Pnompenh '12/9' with octagonal French paquebot 'Yokohama a Marseille' dated 'Sept 22' transit. Very scarce postmark from this small village on the Mekong River in Kratie Province. The Post Office opened in 1904.

£350.00
Cambodia

1906 | Cambodia (DR17603)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1906. Picture post card of 'Cambodian village with dwellings on stilts around a lake' addressed to Saigon Central, Indo-China bearing French Indo-China SG 33, 5c green tied by Stungtreng/ Cambodge date stamp '17th Nov 06' with Saigon-Central arrival '22nd Nov.'
Lovely card, ex John Marc Sitirak.

£175.00
Cambodia

1903 | Cambodia (DR17602)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China - Thailand). 1903. Thailand picture post card of 'Elephant hunt in Ayuthai' addressed to Hanoi, Indo-China bearing French Indo-China SG 10, 10c black/ lilac tied by Kompong Thom/ Cambodge date stamp '27th Sept 03', routed via Pnumpenh '29/9' and Saigon Central '1st Oct' with Hanoi/ Tonkin receiver '7th Oct adjacent. Very nice item, card published by "J. Antonio, Bangkok.

£175.00
Cambodia

1899 | Cambodia (DR17601)

Cambodia. (FRENCH OCCUPATION OF CAMBODIA). 1899. Stamp-less envelope endorsed 'Corps d' Occupation du Cambodge' addressed to France cancelled by Pursat/ Cambodge date stamp '31st Janv 99' with 'Corps Exped/ Cambodge' adjacent and circular 'Postes de Pursat/ Cambodge/ Le Commandant d' Armes' in red and signed by the Commander, routed via Saigon '5th Feb' with St. Donat arrival on reverse '11th Mars'. Extremely rare item of French Occupation mail from this small village in Pursat Province.

£775.00
Cambodia

1903 | Cambodia (DR17600)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1903. Photographic post card of 'Native Cambodian workers' addressed to 'The French Residence, Kampot' bearing French Indo-China SG 23, 5c pale green (2) tied by Kampot/ Cambodge double ring '15th Feb 03'. Nice item of local mail from Kampot Province.

£195.00
Cambodia

1903 | Cambodia (DR17599)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1903. Envelope headed 'Residence Superieure du Cambodge' addressed to France bearing French Indo-China SDG 25, 15c grey tied by Pnumpenh/ Cambodge double ring '15th Juil 03', sent on the French paquebot "Ern. Simons" with octagonal 'Yokohama a Marseille L.N. No 8' (Salles 1926) dated '18th Juil' with Paris arrival '17/8' and re-directed to Switzerland bearing French 'Type Sower' Yvert 129, 10c rose tied by Paris R. de Vaugirard departure with Vevey receiver. Attractive re-directed cover from Cambodia.

£245.00
Cambodia

1906 | Cambodia (DR17598)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China - Postage Due). 1906. Mourning envelope written from Pnom-Penh addressed to 'Monsieur Gros, Captain d' Artillerie a Mission Geometrique, Saigon' bearing French Indo-China SG 34, 10c rose tied by Pnumpenh/ Cambodge double ring '30th Juil 06', underpaid with 'T' hand-stamp and bearing French General Colonies postage due Yvert 19, 10c brown (imperf) tied by Saigon receiver '2nd Aout' on face. Nice item of underpaid mail from Cambodia with letter.

£195.00
Cambodia

1905 | Cambodia (DR17597)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1905. French Indo-China postal stationery card 10c rose-red cancelled by Pnompenh/ Cambodge double ring '7th Aout 05' addressed to Boston, United States with Boston, Mass arrival 'Sept 15' on face. High quality postal stationery card to an unusual destination from Cambodia.

£125.00
Cambodia

1905 | Cambodia (DR17596)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1905. Picture post card of 'An Annamites Funeral, Cochinchine' addressed to Caen, France bearing French Indo-China SG 23, 5c pale green tied by Kompong Thom/ Cambodge date stamp '18th Aout 05' with second strike adjacent. Lovely item from Kompong Thom Province paying the 'Imprime' postcard rate.

£175.00
Cambodia

1906 | Cambodia (DR17595)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1906. Picture post card of 'Asian Beauty' addressed to Hanoi, Tonkin bearing French Indo-China SG 34, 10c rose tied by Soairieng/ Cambodge double ring '29th Dec 06', routed via Tanan/ Cochinchine '30/12' and Saigon Central '31st Dec' on face. Lovely item from Soairieng Province bordering Indo-China.

£195.00
Cambodia

1903 | Cambodia (DR17593)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1903. Picture post card of 'Cambodian beauties' addressed to France written from Preyveng dated '10th Mars 1903', bearing French Indo-China SG 23, 5c pale green (2) tied by Banam/ Cambodge date stamp '10th Mars 03' with Navarrenx receiver on face '7th Avril'. Very nice item from this small Mekong village.

£225.00
Cambodia

1902 | Cambodia (DR17592)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1902. Picture post card of 'Soda and Lemonade shop in Kratie' addressed to France bearing French Indo-China SG 23, 5c pale green tied by Kratie/ Cambodge date stamp '10th Mai 02' with framed triangular T' (erased), with blue crayon, routed via Pnom-Penh '11/5' and Saigon with Caudebec les Elbeuf arrival '11th Juin.' Taxed in Kratie as only five cents postage applied but sent at Printed Matter rate as no message and tax hand-stamp erased.

£175.00
Cambodia

1902 | Cambodia (DR17591)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1902. Registered picture post card of 'Hotel des Postes, Saigon' addressed to France bearing French Indo-China SG 10, 10c black/ lilac and SG 13, 25c black/ rose tied by Pnompenh/ Cambodge date stamp '8th Avril 02' with framed hand-struck 'R', routed via Saigon/ Cochinchine with Paris arrival '5/5' and forwarded to Seine with same day receiver. Scarce item of the use of a Registered postcard paying the ten cent postcard rate and twenty five cents registration fee.

£280.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1905 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17590)

Netherlands East Indies. (Cambodia). 1905. Lady's envelope addressed to 'Monsieur P. de Guy (Baron Pierre), Residence de France, Prey Veng (Cambodia) bearing Netherlands East Indies SG 123, 2 1/2c green tied by Weltrevreden squared circle '18th Dec 05' with Banam transit on reverse '17th Feb 06'. Very beautiful 'Lady's' envelope from the Dutch Indies to Prey-Veng Province, Cambodia paying the un-opened printed matter rate.

£225.00
Cambodia

1924 | Cambodia (DR17589)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China - Tunisia). 1924. French Indo-China postal stationery envelope 4c orange upgraded with SG 116, 1/5c blue and SG 118, 4/5c cerise tied by Phnompenh/ Cambodge double ring in blue '24th Juin 24' addressed to Carthage, Tunisia. Very attractive item of stationery sent to North Africa.

£125.00
Cambodia

1908 | Cambodia (DR17588)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1908. Picture post card of 'The Emperor of Annam in his traditional court costume' addressed to France bearing French Indo-China SG 34, 10c rose-red tied by Kompong Tiam/ Cambodge date stamp '29th Mai 06', routed via Pnom-Penh '30/5'. Very colourful card from Kompong Cham Province.

£195.00
Cambodia

1912 | Cambodia (DR17587)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1912. Picture post card of 'Cambodian houses on stilts, Phnom-Penh' addressed to France bearing French Indo-China SG 54, 5c green tied by Battambang/ Cambodge date stamp '24th Juin 12'
Battambang Province was part of Siam until 1907.

£150.00
Cambodia

1906 | Cambodia (DR17586)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1906. Picture post card of 'Young Annamite girl' addressed to Paris bearing French Indo-China SG 33, 5c green tied by Kompong Chnang/ Cambodge date stamp '17th Sept 06', routed via Pnompenh '18/9'. Nice item from Kompong Chnang Province.

£175.00
Cambodia

1904 | Cambodia (DR17584)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1904. Picture post card of 'Coolies Prisoners working on the renovation of the Quai, Pnom-Penh' written from 'Residence de Pursat, frontier du Siam' addressed to Hankow, China' bearing French Indo-China SG 24, 10c rose-red tied by Pursat/ Cambodge date stamp '28th Aout 04', routed via Pnumpenh '30/8'. Very nice card published locally in Pnom-Penh by "S. Leblanc".

£195.00
Cambodia

1906 | Cambodia (DR17583)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1906. Red Band envelope addressed to Dongan via Binhtay bearing French Indo-China SG 33, 5c green (pair) tied by Banam/ Cambodge double ring with second strike adjacent '10thn Oct 06', routed via Mytho and Cholon with Cholon - Binhtay/ Cochinchine double ring '14/10', framed Chinese instructional and hand-stamp in red.
Lovely item opened out for display.

£350.00
Cambodia

1903 | Cambodia (DR17582)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1903. Picture post card of 'Le Phnom actuel (Phnom-Penh) addressed to France bearing French Indo-China SG 10, 10c black/ lilac tied by Krauchmar/ Cambodge date stamp '19th Oct 03' with boxed Chinese characters in red and circular hand-stamp on face, routed via Pnompenh and Saigon/ Cochinchine '23/10'. Very attractive card.

£225.00
Cambodia

1911 | Cambodia (DR17581)

Cambodia. (French Indio-China). 1911. French Indo-China postal stationery envelope 10c red cancelled by Sambor/ Cambodge double ring '31st Dec 11' addressed to France with Pnompenh transit and Nancy arrival on reverse. Scarce use of Indo-China postal stationery from this small Cambodian Office. Very fine.

£375.00
Cambodia

1906 | Cambodia (DR17580)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1906. Picture post card of 'The Lancat Buddha Statue' addressed to France bearing French Indo-China SG 33, 5c green tied by Chlong/ Cambodge date stamp '9th Sept 06', routed via Pnompenh '12/9' with octagonal French paquebot 'Yokohama a Marseille' transit '22/9'. Very scarce postmark from this small village on the Mekong river in Kratie Province. The Post Office opened in 1904.

£350.00
Cambodia

1934 | Cambodia (DR17579)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1934. Illustrated Advertising "La Mondiale" registered envelope addressed to France bearing French Indo-China SG 166, 1c brown and SG 181, 10c blue (pair) tied by Kompongtrach/ Cambodge date stamp '11th Oct 34' with matching registration label, routed via Pnompenh '12/10' with Elbeuf arrival. Very fine.

£150.00
Cambodia

1904 | Cambodia (DR17578)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1904. Picture post card of 'Le petit Lac du Jardin Botanique, Saigon' addressed to Paris bearing French Indo-China SG 33, 5c green (pair) tied by Soairieng/ Cambodge double ring '23rd Dec 04', routed via Tanan/ Cochinchine '24/12' and Saigon Central.

£150.00
Cambodia

1898 | Cambodia (DR17577)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1898. French Indo-China postal stationery envelope 5c green cancelled by Kratie/ Cambodge double ring '20th Dec 98' addressed to Saigon. Lovely item from Kratie Province paying the un-opened Printed Matter rate.

£225.00
Cambodia

1890 | Cambodia (DR17576)

Cambodia. (French General Colonies). 1890. French General Colonies postal stationery envelope 15c blue cancelled by Krauchmar/ Cambodge double ring '2nd Juin 90' addressed to Saigon, French Indo-China with Pnom-Penh transit '9th Juin' and Saigon-Central/ Cochinchine arrival '10th Juin' on reverse.
In 1889-91 Auguste Pavie on his third mission in Laos and Cambodia surveyed the area along the Mekong from Saigon to Laos.
A Post & Telegraph Office was implemented in the small village of Krauchmar in 1884 by a small group of French "Tirailleurs" (fighting soldiers).
Early mail from the French General Colonies period is very rare.
Ex Desrousseaux.

£1250.00
Cambodia

1927 | Cambodia (DR17575)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1927. Registered envelope addressed to France bearing French Indo-China SG 100, 1c brown and black (3) and SG 105, 6c red and black (3) tied by Kompongtiam/ Cambodge date stamp '20th Oct 27' with framed hand-struck 'R', routed via Phnom-Penh '24/10'. Very fine item of registered mail from Kompong-Cham Province.

£175.00
Cambodia

1909 | Cambodia (DR17573)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1909. Picture post card of 'The terrace, Angkor Wat' addressed to Marseille bearing French Indo-China SG 55, 10c scarlet tied by K. Speu/ Cambodge double ring '6th Dec 09'. Lovely item from Kompong-Speu Province.

£175.00
Cambodia

1912 | Cambodia (DR17572)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1912. Picture post card of 'Petites Filles de Mandarins a Phom-Penh' addressed to France bearing French Indo-China SG 54, 5c green and black tied by Sisophone/ Cambodge date stamp '20th Janv 12', routed via Battambang '22/1' with Nouzon arrival '27th Feb 12' on reverse. Lovely item.
Before 1907 Sisophone was part of Siam under the French Occupation.

£275.00
Cambodia

1910 | Cambodia (DR17571)

Cambodia. (French Military Mail). 1910. French Military envelope addressed to Paris bearing France 'Type Sower' overprinted 'F.M.' Yvert 5, 10c red tied by Krakor/ Cambodge date stamp '18th Juil 30' with Phnom-Penh transit on reverse in blue. Very rare use of the French Military stamp from this small village near Tonle Sap Lake in Pursat Province.

£400.00
Cambodia

1902 | Cambodia (DR17570)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1902. Envelope addressed to France bearing French Indo-China SG 10, 10c black/ lilac, SG 23, 5c yellow-green and SG 25, 15c grey tied by Kompong Chnang/ Cambodge double ring '22nd Mars 02', routed via Pnompenh and Saigon/ Cochinchine departing Saigon '28/1' on the French paquebot "Oceanien" and transferred to the "Annam" at Colombo, Ceylon with 'Ligne T Paq. Fr. No 4' date stamp '6th Avril' (Salles 2141) with Lyon arrival on reverse. Very attractive three colour franking from Kompong Chnang Province.

£550.00
Cambodia

1910 | Cambodia (DR17569)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1910. Picture post card of 'Mon Habitation et mes Compagnons de Chasse chez les Penons' (my home and hunting companions, the Penon Tribe) addressed to Phom-Penh, Cambodia bearing French Indo-China SG 34, 10c rose tied by Stungtreng/ Cambodge date stamp '7th JuIL 10.' Lovely card.

£175.00
Cambodia

1940 | Cambodia (DR17568)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1940. Air Mail envelope endorsed 'F.M.' written from 'Camp de Sdok-Ach-Romeas, Cambodia' addressed to France bearing French Indo-China SG 177, 6c vermillion (5) tied by Pnompenh a Mongkolborey ambulant (railway) '20th Juil 40' with circular military cachet 'Camp De Sdok-Ach-Romeas/ Cambodge/ Le Commandant D' Armes' in violet (indistinct) on face, endorsed 'via Marseille'. A rare item from Camp de Sdok-Ach-Romeas (Kompomg Chnang Province) with extremely scarce Cambodian Mongkolborey railway cancel.

£750.00
Cambodia

1905 | Cambodia (DR17567)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1905. Picture post card of 'Ethnic village Lao girls' addressed to France bearing French Indo-China SG 34, 10c rose tied by Kompong Tiam/ Cambodge double ring '30th Oct 05', routed via Pnompenh '1st Nov' with Moulins arrival. Very fine item from Kompong-Cham Province.

£175.00
Cambodia

1903 | Cambodia (DR17566)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1903. Picture postcard of 'Cambodian Elephants' addressed to Germany bearing French Indo-China SG 10, 10c black/ lilac tied by Pnompenh/ Cambodge double ring '21st Avril 03' with Stuttgart arrival '24/5' on face. Lovely Elephant card published by "Claude et Cie, Editours, Saigon.'

£60.00

Philatelic News & Information

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French Colonies

6th Apr 2022

Its a real pleasure to add a magnificent selection of French Colonies from Africa, Asia, The Caribbean and Oceania. Very fine pre-stamp, British Post Office, Charged Mail, Advice of Receipt, Printed Matter and postage due mail. A lovely selection of censor mail, some with five or six censor cachets and labels, routed Trans-Africa, two Ocean or over the Atlantic with some unusual destinations.

A few items from the Dr. Edward Grabowski collection, this amazing sale sold in three parts by Spink. Also interesting Tahiti and New Caledonia from Tony Eastgate's life time work.

Over the next few months we hope to add many items to grace the finest collections.

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China, French Indo China and Chinese Labour Force.

6th Apr 2022

A strong area of stock is our China from Imperial to WW2 with many fine censor covers and Air Transits. A good selection of the overseas Post Offices, Austrian, British, French, Japanese and Russian with offices in Manchuria. Many mixed combinations, I.P.O's .

Coming soon the John Marc Sitarek accumulation of China, French Post Office and Indo-China with magnificent French Detachment in the Boxer Campaign covers.

John Marc also had a fine selection of the Chinese Labour Force which are not often seen, he built this selection over thirty years. One of the darker aspects of World War One was the plight of 12,000 Chinese workers who were recruited by the British Army from the North of China in 1916 to serve on the battle front in France as labourers, trench diggers, munitions carriers, mine disarmers and corpse bearers under often inhumane conditions. A large number were also struck down by the devastating Spanish flue of 1918.

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