My latest research project I will share with the club is this postcard I recently found in a stamp shop in Branson, Missouri, USA. The two Chinese junk three-cent stamps were cancelled at Hankow, China on March 8, 1928. The card is addressed to Mrs. J M Wright, in care of the American Consulate General, Hong Kong.
The picture side shows a real photo of a primitive ferry boat crossing a river heading towards a village of mostly huts. Scribbled beside the photo are the words, "The ferry at Bontoc (October, 1926)." After a little research, I discovered this is Bontoc Village on Luzon Island in the Philippines, and not in China at all.
There are two words in the message I cannot figure out, but it says:
Hankow, March 7th, 1928
Thanks for your kind word <????> about my Shanghai <????>. We are off for the Rapids by the U.S.S. Guam tomorrow morning, several days behind schedule because of low water. Due in Shanghai again about March 28th.
Can anybody figure out these 2 words so it makes sense? Perhaps the second word is lola?