Lot# 9005

The 2023 Summer Auction - Sale 340   24th to 28th June 2023, Hong Kong

Lot# 9005
Starting Price: 3,000 HK$
1895 (Nov 7) German 10pf stationery card from SMS Kaiser anchored in Quemoy to Germany,

tied by Kais. Deutsch Marine Schiff post No. 1 1st day cds., along with Hamburg arrival. SMS Kaiser was the flagship of the German East Asia Squadron and Nov 7 was the earliest known date of this cds. By that time, three ships of German Navy were anchoring at Quemoy and prepared for occupation. Tension between China and Germany was triggered.