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China, Hong Kong, Japan and Other Asia Stamps and Postal History

Japanese Mandated Territories After World War I
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Lot 1229

Japanese Occupation of Marshall Islands, 1914, Group of 9 German Yacht Issues overprinted with Japanese chops, with 4 different chops represented, o.g., overall Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000

Created when Japan seized the islands during World War I
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Lot 1230

Japanese Occupation of Ponape, 1919, IJO Ponape 2 sen overprint on Caroline Islands 50 pf Kaiser Yacht, used on Ponape native postcard used locally. This is a controversial subject on the legitimacy of this overprint.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 1231

Japanese Occupation of Ponape, 1922, local Truk cover, franked with Taisho 25s definitive overprinted "I.J.O. / Ponape", tied by Japanese language Ponape cds; vertical file fold, Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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