Lot 20001 – QUASI OFFICIAL MERCHANTS’ POST: Incoming 1871 Russ
3’000 – 4’000 EUR
Fri 20 Apr 2012 at 13:00 (Europe/Zurich)
QUASI OFFICIAL MERCHANTS’ POST: Incoming 1871 Russian 10k postal stationery envelope from a convent in Orel to a member of the Ecclestiastical Mission at Peking, taken by rail to Nizhnii-Novgrod via Moscow, thence by road to the Mongolian border via Irkutsk (Siberia), transferred to the Merchants’ Post at Kyakhta for conveyance by camel and donkey to Peking, with several transit bs, oval tax hs from Kyakhta for 30k Merchants’ Post rate plus 50% surcharge for underpaid (rated RRR by Hellrigl, possibly unique)
Note: Described and illustrated in BJRP 94/95 (2006) p.45-46
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