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Posted 06/29/2017   10:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add xavierz27 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi - any help with identifying/confirming this postmark will be appreciated. It looks something like 'PINGSHANXU'?! Or is that second 'N' actually the first of 2 X's?

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Posted 06/29/2017   10:24 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


Split the color channels out, might help a bit.
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Posted 06/29/2017   11:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add xavierz27 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi 51studebaker - thanks for doing that. Examining the pics, it looks like the first two letters may be 'TU' rather than 'PI'.
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Posted 06/29/2017   8:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tonymacg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
First letters are probably 'TI' and the second last would be a 'K' - 'XU' didn't exist in Wade-Giles romanisation.

'Tingshan' would make sense.
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Posted 06/30/2017   12:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with Tonymacg that the last two letters are probably "KU". I was thinking Tingshan at first. But the first 2 letters may still be "TU".

There was a small village called Tungshanku. The village may not exist anymore, but I believe it was in what is now Shandong Province.

It was part of the battle around Taierhchuang (modern Tai'erzhuang) ~March/April of 1938 -- one of the few Japanese military defeats during those years.

Too bad the rest of the cancel is not available...
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Posted 06/30/2017   02:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Amazing knowledge khj.

There was a mention in 1932 newspaper of Puerto Rico
all I could salvage was

"From the village of Tungshanku. The Chinese were abandoning these positions when I left. I meet with the commander of a Chinese unit in you ..."

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Posted 06/30/2017   10:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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There was a mention in 1932 newspaper of Puerto Rico

Rod likes to do his research! But, maybe 1938 (typo)?
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Posted 07/01/2017   08:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add xavierz27 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all for this - extremely helpful and fascinating. I did think the apparent 'x's were odd!
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Posted 07/01/2017   12:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yep 1938 khj.... typo
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