15) POSTAGE DUE
pd1: : Cover with a pair of 10 Sen new and a single 5 Sen UPU Koban stamp sent from 
 London to Japan and onward to Shanghai. This letter was sent without any postage stamps 
 to Japan, where double the normal rate was collected in the form of the pair of 10 Sen 
 stamps. The DUE stamp with the 20 added by hand confirms this. The addressee had 
 already left for Shanghai and a 5 Sen stamp was added to cover the postage to China. 

 British markings: 34, Earls Court, London  OCT 11 89 and the London postage due mark. Japanese marks: 

  • Due in circle  This kind of due marking is not mentioned in the ISJP Monograph 7 by John G. Bishop. 
  • Yokohama Medium Circle with 4 figure year: 20 NOV 1889 - arrival 
  • Yokohama Medium Circle with 4 figure year: 26 NOV 1889 - dispatch 
  • Shanghai Small Single Circle with I.J.P.A at top: 3 DEC 1889 
  • Japanese Fusoku cancellation on the 10 Sen stamps. 
Due in circle

 
pd2: Foreign Mail Postcard 2 Sen, FC8, from Tokyo to Berlin, Germany 
  • Tokio Medium Single Circle: 7 FEB 96 
  • TO on T - Tokyo Due Mark 
TO on T

 
pd3: Foreign Mail Postcard 3 Sen, FC9, from Kyoto to Halle, Germany.
On October 1st 1897 the postage for postcards to Europe was raised to 4 Sen. 
 
  • Maruichi Kyoto in brown 
  • Kioto Medium Single Circle: 18 NOV 97 
  • Sa on T - Saikyo (Kyoto) Due Mark. 
Sa on T

 
pd4: Cover with 10 Sen new Koban from Nagasaki to Shanghai. The
 stamp was badly damaged and this is the most likely reason for the postage due
 request. It is interesting, that both the Nagasaki Mino (local mail due mark) and
 the postage due sign for foreign mail - the NA on T - are applied. There is no
 foreign mail cancellation on the cover, but it did reach Shanghai. 
  • Maruichi Nagasaki in brown 
  • NA on T - Nagasaki Due Mark 
  • Nagasaki Mino Handstamp 
  • Shanghai I.J.P.O Single Medium Circle: 18 MAR 
  • TOO LATE 

 
pd5: 2 Sen Foreign Mail Postcard from Otaru in Hokkaido to Germany. The proper postage would have been 3 Sen.
  • Otaru, Shiribeshi domestic Maruichi in brown
  • Hakodate Medium Single Circle: 3 NOV 94 (early usage)
  • HA on T,  Hakodate Postage Due Mark in red
  • Yokohama Medium Single Circle: 5 NOV 94
The HA on T in red! These handstamps are normally in black. Even Mr. F. Eichhorn (German expert on Japan)  mentioned, that he never has seen or heard of such a stamp in red. Maybe it is unique!
HA on T

 
pd9: 2 Sen Foreign Mail Postcard from Hachiya to Berlin in Germany.
  • Yawata, Buzen domestic Maruichi in brown: 24. 12. 20
  • Kobe Medium Circle: 30 DEC 1891
  • KO on T,  Kobe Postage Due Mark
  • Berlin delivery marking: 16/2.92
The card was addressed to "a" book dealer in Berlin, capital of Germany. The Berlin post office did indeed select a book dealer - name and address in green.
KO on T

 
pd6: Foreign Mail Postcard 2 Sen (FC8) from Soochow to Milano, Italy with Italian 10 c postage due stamp
 added. 

      Soochow I.J.P.O. Medium Single Circle: 22 Mar 97 
      SO on T - Soochow Postage Due Mark
      Shanghai I.J.P.O.: 23 Mar 97 
      Yokohama Medium Single Circle: 30 Mar 97 
      Arrival mark Milano 

 Remark: The SO on T could be a new discovery. At least I have never heard of it before making this find.

SO on T

 
pd7: Postcard with 4 Sen new Koban from Yokohama to Darmstadt, Germany. Cards without postage imprints were not permitted before Sept. 30, 1900. 
  • Maruichi in brown
  • Yokohama Medium Single Circle: 23 OCT 98
  • CTMS on T in violet
    Arrival mark Darmstadt: 1. 12. 98
CTMS on T

 
pd8:  Domestic Mail Reply Postcard 1 Sen with 2 Sen UPU Koban added, from Kobe to Braunschweig, Germany. A picture was attached on the back, which required the same postage as a letter, that is 10 Sen. 
  • CTMC on T in black
  • Kobe Medium Single Circle: 15 MAY 97
  • Yokohama Medium Single Circle: 16 MAY 97
  • Braunschweig arrival mark: 24. 6. 97
    German stamp Porto (postage)
CTMC on T

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