Start of the sale:
Monday, October 21, 2019 at 5:38 PM
Monday, August 24, 2020 at 1:00 AM
Created by Delcampe Lister
This is a beautiful Censored cover from a German prisoner of war, POW named Paul Werdecker, in the Fukuoka camp Japan To Gera Germany. In excellent condition. Excellent stamp, cancels and markings. Postmarked 1916. Covers to and from German POWs held by Japan in World War 1 are exceptionally rare . Japan participated in World War I as one of the Allied Powers, but its effective involvement was largely limited to the campaign against forces defending Germanyâ€™s concession at Qingdao (Tsingtao) in China. This 1914 campaign ended with the Germansâ€™ surrender after a month and a half, at which point Japan found itself with 4,700 prisoners of war. They were dispersed to camps in 16 locations around Japan where they would be held for more than five years.