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Asia/China : China RPPC From 1930

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Linus
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03 Apr 2018
02:02:25pm
Scanned below is another postcard from my collection showing a real photograph of the Hongkew Market in Shanghai, China. This RPPC was mailed from Shanghai to Marysville, Washington, USA in 1930. I acquired this in a trade deal with a stamp dealer named "Rusty" at a stamp show in Chicago years ago. I gave him about a dozen various postcards from Russia and he gave me $75 cash and this postcard in the deal.

Linus

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pigdoc
04 Apr 2018
07:51:01am
re: China RPPC From 1930

Not a single automobile in the photo!
Of course, the photo could have been taken much earlier than 1930...

Any idea what the large "RI" indicates? Looks like it was added by the writer of the card.

I have also been accumulating "Picture Postcards" at a rapid pace recently, mostly French, mostly from the period 1908-1912. A selling point for me is whether the sender's message relates to the image on the card. Such cards seem to be less common than ones with "How are you?" -type messages.

Nice! Keep 'em coming!
-Paul

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Linus
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04 Apr 2018
03:00:38pm
re: China RPPC From 1930

Paul, I wondered the same thing for years now: what does the "RI" mean? My best guess is that it was some sort of secret code between the sender and receiver, and only they knew what it meant. I got postcards from all over I could dig out and show. I will post a couple more soon.

Linus

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04 Apr 2018
03:19:30pm
re: China RPPC From 1930

Quote:

"Not a single automobile in the photo!"



But not a single horse, either!

Roy
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Sally
04 Apr 2018
06:41:15pm
re: China RPPC From 1930

Could the RI actually be an R 1 (one)? As in Route One? Rural delivery or something like that?

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04 Apr 2018
07:15:43pm
re: China RPPC From 1930

I would suggest that the "R1" is a lazy man's "RFD 1", but that's me ... and Sally Big Grin

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

http://www.virtualshanghai.net/Data/Buildings?ID=1659 ... more photos of the market

https://www.hpcbristol.net/visual/jc-s021 ... including a valuable, copyright-reserved photograph that rings a bell

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05 Apr 2018
07:30:08am
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Honkyu Market - Built in 1915 as an indoor vegetable market and later evolved into commercial stores.
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05 Apr 2018
03:27:14pm
re: China RPPC From 1930

Ah yes...R1 is Route One, makes sense to me. Thanks for adding to this thread everyone.

Linus

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