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RUSSIAN EMBASSY IN CHINA POST: 1875 (Jan 29) Cover to England incl. contents datelined „Hong Kong, 29 January 1875“, conveyed by Russian courier to Peking for transmission through Embassy post, taken across Mongolia to Kyakhta, through Siberia to St. Petersburg and on to Vienna, where it was franked with Austrian 3k and 10k and put into the normal post. Note: This incredible routing is confirmed by another letter from the same correspondence (see the following lot) which says: „Do not be surprised to see on this letter Viennese postage stamps. I am sending in the winter all my packets by the Russian Courier free to St. Petersburg and from there they are sent on to Vienna“ Illustrated in „The London Philatelist“ 1151-52 (1988) p.186 fig.2
俄国驻华大使馆邮政:1875年1月29日,寄英国封,内容写明日期,由香港发出,由俄国快递至北京,再透过大使馆传送,横跨蒙古至恰克图,再经西伯利亚至圣彼得堡,到达维也纳,再贴奥利亚3克朗及10克朗,随后投入正常的邮政系统 备注:这个邮路虽令人难以置信,但确实存在(请查看下一个项目),写着“请不要对看到这封信的维也纳邮票感到惊讶,我在冬季经由俄国快递免费寄出所有信件,至圣彼得堡,它们再被送至维也纳 记录于1988年1151-52期,第186页,图2