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02 Jul 2018
10:05:16am
A recent Stamporama discussion about Japan being "dead" has led me to dig out some Japan items from my postal history collection. I collect Japan, and I do not think it is dead. I will start with an old registered cover. If anyone else would like to add their items, I would love to see them.

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02 Jul 2018
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This cover appears to be hand painted.

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02 Jul 2018
10:40:56am
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A nice Yokohama cancel...

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02 Jul 2018
11:08:18am

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lovely... all. keep them coming

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02 Jul 2018
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04 Jul 2018
12:16:14am
re: Japan Covers and Postcards

Phil, that Japan postcard was strange to me, so I had to read up on the Ainu people:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ainu_people

Here are a few more covers from my collection:

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04 Jul 2018
12:49:37am
re: Japan Covers and Postcards

I just acquired my 3rd Japanese handpainted-highlights-on-brown-collotype postcard. (Yes, that's a thing ... by ikeyDecree.)

Sadly, the other two are buried in The Pile(s).

More sadly still, my scan does not begin to do justice to these very pretty cards:

- The brown collotype background is soft & mellow.

- The black highlights (eg, the trees, shrubs, etc) are thickly hand-inked, and very glossy.

- The gold highlights (eg, the nearer birds, the sail accents, the hut's roof, etc) are very pretty, very precise, and just about invisible in the scan. Ouch.

About the only thing I dare guess is that the cards are privately produced, as they are without indicia, etc.

But I am reliably informed that the vertical text reads "POST CARD" in a stylistically funky mix of Katakana and Hiragana.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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04 Jul 2018
01:07:04am
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IkeyPikey, Thanks for adding to this thread. Your postcard is truly a thing of beauty. I do not have one in that style, but I have seen similar ones listed on eBay. I happened to be in an antiques store in Brookings, South Dakota, USA where I found the hand-painted watercolor postcard scanned below, which is another style from around 1905. The flag on the largest ship told me where this one originated.

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04 Jul 2018
01:26:36am
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Now that is a pretty postcard!

Back in the early 60s, the French were mass-producing postcards that looked very much like original watercolors ... they were even printed on a very coarse white stock, adding to the effect.

Postcards bearing really pretty art are a treat-and-a-half.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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04 Jul 2018
01:45:55am
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I love the artwork on old postcards myself. Here is a scan of the flip side, posted from Boston to Flushing, Long Island, New York, back in 1905. No 60s reprint here. (BenFranklin1902 will love this side, I am sure.) This is also on the rough artist's paper used for watercolors. This was sent as a Christmas greeting card here in the USA, but it has Japanese characters on both sides, if you look carefully.

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04 Jul 2018
08:03:17am

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04 Jul 2018
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04 Jul 2018
09:41:43am
re: Japan Covers and Postcards

I am not a foreign/WW collector, even though I do have a smattering of non-US interests;

I have a couple boxes of foreign covers that I keep for potential trades or giveaways.

Here are a couple I dug out from one box, from Japan.



The CRJM cover was given to me by the addressee's son, who is a good friend of mine;
his father has long-passed; his mom recently passed, and being that my friend knows I am a stamp collector,
he gave me a bunch of correspondence that his mom had saved of her husband's.
He was a Reverend and also a stamp collector who received mail from many countries.
Apparently, he did not organize any of what he had, so I had great fun going thru it all and discovering a lot of fun and interesting items!

Anyway, here are 2 covers that were in the hoard (his mom never threw anything away!);



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This is the reverse of the second cover with a nice receiving mark;


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04 Jul 2018
11:10:13am
re: Japan Covers and Postcards

Thanks for adding to this thread. Here are a couple more of my covers from Japan.

Linus

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malcolm197

26 Aug 2018
07:10:40am
re: Japan Covers and Postcards

Putting a different slant on this thread and the philately is dead thread it might be interesting to know how many Japanese "postcrossers" there are. Perhaps that is more their thing than conventional stamp collecting.

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23 Sep 2019
09:27:28am
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Bumping an old one from the last time "the dead thread reared its ugly head."

Stamp collecting is alive and doing quite well, at my house, too many stamps, not enough time!

Here are a couple more postcards from Japan. Anybody else collect Japan postal history? I would love to see them posted here.

Linus

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23 Sep 2019
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04 Nov 2019
07:17:10pm
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I recently acquired this postcard for my postal history collection. It was mailed from Yokohama, Japan to a doctor in Providence, Rhode Island, USA in December of 1896 promoting Colchi-Sal capsules by E. Fougera & Co. of New York. Clever advertising method!

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04 Nov 2019
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Have always like these postcards - the Railways wrap has 5 or 6 mint cards in it.

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05 Nov 2019
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02 Jul 2018
10:05:16am

A recent Stamporama discussion about Japan being "dead" has led me to dig out some Japan items from my postal history collection. I collect Japan, and I do not think it is dead. I will start with an old registered cover. If anyone else would like to add their items, I would love to see them.

Linus

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02 Jul 2018
10:40:56am

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A nice Yokohama cancel...

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02 Jul 2018
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02 Jul 2018
01:36:39pm

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Linus

04 Jul 2018
12:16:14am

re: Japan Covers and Postcards

Phil, that Japan postcard was strange to me, so I had to read up on the Ainu people:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ainu_people

Here are a few more covers from my collection:

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ikeyPikey

04 Jul 2018
12:49:37am

re: Japan Covers and Postcards

I just acquired my 3rd Japanese handpainted-highlights-on-brown-collotype postcard. (Yes, that's a thing ... by ikeyDecree.)

Sadly, the other two are buried in The Pile(s).

More sadly still, my scan does not begin to do justice to these very pretty cards:

- The brown collotype background is soft & mellow.

- The black highlights (eg, the trees, shrubs, etc) are thickly hand-inked, and very glossy.

- The gold highlights (eg, the nearer birds, the sail accents, the hut's roof, etc) are very pretty, very precise, and just about invisible in the scan. Ouch.

About the only thing I dare guess is that the cards are privately produced, as they are without indicia, etc.

But I am reliably informed that the vertical text reads "POST CARD" in a stylistically funky mix of Katakana and Hiragana.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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Linus

04 Jul 2018
01:07:04am

re: Japan Covers and Postcards

IkeyPikey, Thanks for adding to this thread. Your postcard is truly a thing of beauty. I do not have one in that style, but I have seen similar ones listed on eBay. I happened to be in an antiques store in Brookings, South Dakota, USA where I found the hand-painted watercolor postcard scanned below, which is another style from around 1905. The flag on the largest ship told me where this one originated.

Linus

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ikeyPikey

04 Jul 2018
01:26:36am

re: Japan Covers and Postcards

Now that is a pretty postcard!

Back in the early 60s, the French were mass-producing postcards that looked very much like original watercolors ... they were even printed on a very coarse white stock, adding to the effect.

Postcards bearing really pretty art are a treat-and-a-half.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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04 Jul 2018
01:45:55am

re: Japan Covers and Postcards

I love the artwork on old postcards myself. Here is a scan of the flip side, posted from Boston to Flushing, Long Island, New York, back in 1905. No 60s reprint here. (BenFranklin1902 will love this side, I am sure.) This is also on the rough artist's paper used for watercolors. This was sent as a Christmas greeting card here in the USA, but it has Japanese characters on both sides, if you look carefully.

Linus

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04 Jul 2018
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04 Jul 2018
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04 Jul 2018
09:41:43am

re: Japan Covers and Postcards

I am not a foreign/WW collector, even though I do have a smattering of non-US interests;

I have a couple boxes of foreign covers that I keep for potential trades or giveaways.

Here are a couple I dug out from one box, from Japan.



The CRJM cover was given to me by the addressee's son, who is a good friend of mine;
his father has long-passed; his mom recently passed, and being that my friend knows I am a stamp collector,
he gave me a bunch of correspondence that his mom had saved of her husband's.
He was a Reverend and also a stamp collector who received mail from many countries.
Apparently, he did not organize any of what he had, so I had great fun going thru it all and discovering a lot of fun and interesting items!

Anyway, here are 2 covers that were in the hoard (his mom never threw anything away!);



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04 Jul 2018
11:10:13am

re: Japan Covers and Postcards

Thanks for adding to this thread. Here are a couple more of my covers from Japan.

Linus

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26 Aug 2018
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Putting a different slant on this thread and the philately is dead thread it might be interesting to know how many Japanese "postcrossers" there are. Perhaps that is more their thing than conventional stamp collecting.

Malcolm

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23 Sep 2019
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re: Japan Covers and Postcards

Bumping an old one from the last time "the dead thread reared its ugly head."

Stamp collecting is alive and doing quite well, at my house, too many stamps, not enough time!

Here are a couple more postcards from Japan. Anybody else collect Japan postal history? I would love to see them posted here.

Linus

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23 Sep 2019
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04 Nov 2019
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re: Japan Covers and Postcards

I recently acquired this postcard for my postal history collection. It was mailed from Yokohama, Japan to a doctor in Providence, Rhode Island, USA in December of 1896 promoting Colchi-Sal capsules by E. Fougera & Co. of New York. Clever advertising method!

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Have always like these postcards - the Railways wrap has 5 or 6 mint cards in it.

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