Before his death, Frank Allard was an ongoing source of interesting postcards reflecting Korean history. Here are the remaining items provided by Frank. I hope you enjoy them. Frank was not always clear about what fronts and backs go together; we hope we have them matched correctly!
Figure 1 shows the front and the back of an official Russo-Japan War commemorative picture postcard, postally used from Pusan, July 8, 1906. In the center is a large purple cachet commemorating the Japan-Korea Products Exhibition, Pusan, 1906. Unfortunately, this description is embedded (I assume by a post-it) in the center of the card.
Figure 2 shows both sides of a Military Post Free Frank with Maruichi cds, Korea Seoul Mar.14, 1906. To Aichi-Ken, From Superior First Class Soldier, Ohtsuka Garrison, Headquarters. Infantry Army Receiving datestamp March 19, 1906.
Figures 3 and 4 have a very scarce Large Commemorative Cancel (official) Shinada CS32 commemorating completion of the R/R bridge (ILON?) over the Yalu River, March 29, 1913, Pusan. There are also three official cards and envelope that go with this LCU, but Allard did not have them.
(Originally from KP February 2007, Vol. 52, No. 1)