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RIVER DANUBE: 1909 Viewcard to Germany franked Russia 3k and posted on ship of the Black Sea and Danube Steam Shipping Company. Delivered to the Company’s agency at Galatz, Roumania, on the lower Danube, cancelled by four line datestamp in violet translated as: AGENCY OF THE BLACK SEA & DANUBE STEAM SHIPPING COMPANY AT GALLATZ 11 6 09 Passed to Rumanian office in Galatz for onward transmission. Ships of this Company, based on Odessa, had postboxes for letters mailed on board, though this service was seldom used. No other examples of this Russian Galatz cancellation recorded. Original of illustration in „Russia used Abroad“ (1957, p.72, fig.59).