Pre 1911 Postcard N.Y.K. Lines Japan S.S. Kumano Maru

Rare original pre 1911 postcard from Nippon Yusen Kaisha N.Y.K. Lines of Japan showing their ocean liner the S.S. Kumano Maru with a View Of Matsushima. Also has Nippon Yusen Kaisha instead of N.Y.K. Line on the front. Mostly in full color with only the liner being a photo in B&W. Measures 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" and is in excellent plus postally used and mailed from Manila and dated 1911 condition. I am listing 9 other spectacular postcards of liners from N.Y.K. and will happily ship them all for the same price as one.The following is an excerpt from Wikipedia the free online encyclopedia. These are very difficult to find.

The following is an excerpt from Wikipedia the free online encyclopedia. History 1870-1900

The company traces its history back to the Tsukumo Shokai Shipping company founded by the Tosa clan in 1870. In 1875, as Mitsubishi Shokai, it inaugurated Japan's first passenger liner service, with a route from Yokohama to Shanghai. The company merged with Kyodo Unyu Kaisha (founded 1882) in 1885, and adopted its present name, Nippon Yusen Kaisha. The merged company had a fleet of 58 steamships and expanded its operations rapidly, first to other ports of the East and then worldwide, with liner service to London inaugurated in 1899.


NYK became a state monopoly. The majority of Japanese

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