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QUASI OFFICIAL MERCHANTS POST: 1871 Envelope to Ra

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QUASI OFFICIAL MERCHANTS POST: 1871 Envelope to Ratibor (Prussia) from the North German Consulate in Tientsin, taken to Peking for conveyance by Russian Merchants’ Post to Russian border at Kyakhta, the fee of 30k paid in cash with ms note on reverse, Russian 1k, 3k and 10k pen cancelled by sender for pre-payment of UPU rate from Russia to Prussia, some peripheral wear, still unique and the earliest known cover bearing Russian stamps in China. Note: Described and illustrated in BJRP 94/95 (2006) p.45-46
半官方商人邮政:1871年由北德天津领事馆寄普鲁士封,到达北京后,由俄国招商邮政运送至恰克图俄国边界,背面手写支付现金30戈比,另贴俄国1,3及10戈比由发件方划销预付万国邮联资费,封外围微损,十分罕有及最早期的俄国票在中国使用纪录 备注:被记载于英国杂志俄国邮刊2006年第94/95期,第45-46页
Estimate 30’000 – 40’000 EUR
Auction date Wed 12 Dec 2012 at 10:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Sold for EUR 24’000