Frank Allard’s Legacy

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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.

Figure 1: Picture and Address Sides of the Pusan, 1906, Official Russo-Japan War Commemorative Postcard, postally used on July 8, 1906.

 

Figure 2a: Picture Side of Military Free Frank, Seoul, March 14, 1906

 

Figure 2b: Address Side of Military Free Frank, Seoul, March 14, 1906

 

Figure 3a: Picture Side of Postcard with Official Cancel Commemorating Completion of Railway bridge over the Yalu River, March 29, 1913, Pusan

 

Figure 3b: Address Side of Postcard with Official Cancel Commemorating Completion of Railway bridge over the Yalu River, March 29, 1913, Pusan

 

Figure 4a: Picture Side of Second Postcard with Official Cancel Commemorating Completion of Railway bridge over the Yalu River, March 29, 1913, Pusan

 

Figure 4b: Address Side of Second Postcard with Official Cancel Commemorating Completion of Railway bridge over the Yalu River, March 29, 1913, Pusan

 

Figure 5a: Picture Side of Postcard cancelled Chemulpo, Korea. No additional information provided.

 

Figure 5b: Address Side of Postcard cancelled Chemulpo, Korea. No additional information provided.

(Originally from KP February 2007, Vol. 52, No. 1)

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