U.S. and Worldwide Stamps & Postal History; July 15, 2015: The Confino Collection of United States
July 8-9, 2015

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Lot #1000
JAPAN Japanese Occupation of Marshall Islands
1919 registered cover from Jaluit, Marshall Islands, sent via Yokohama to Switzerland, 20sen franking made-up with two each 1/2s, 1s, 1 1/2s and additional 2s, 3s, 4s and 5s, minor perf. flaws, endorsed "Imperial Navy P.O. Jaluit", with boxed chop in red and Basel (10.9.19) arrival pmk on back, also bearing signature of postmaster (Tozawa), fine (under the terms of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance, Japan declared war on Germany on 23 August 1914. The Imperial Japanese Navy was tasked with pursuing and destroying the German East Asiatic Squadron and protection of the shipping lanes for Allied commerce in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. During the course of this operation, the Japanese Navy seized the German possessions in the Marianas, Carolinas, Marshall Islands and Palau groups, mostly without resistance, by October 1914. After the end of World War I, as determined in the Treaty of Versailles, Japanese occupation of former German colonies in Micronesia north of the equator was formally recognized)
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$1,000.00

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