Lot 10011 – PORT ARTHUR: 1901 Unsealed envelope from firm of G
Fri 13 Dec 2013 at 10:00 (Europe/Zurich)
PORT ARTHUR: 1901 Unsealed envelope from firm of Grunberg and Reilly, Port Arthur to St Petersburg franked vertical pair of 1889-92 1k to pay 2k rate for printed matter, cancelled PORT ARTHUR Type 2 (serial ‘4’) 7 III 1901, St Petersburg arrival backstamp, lightly soiled, scarce franking
Note: The junior partner in this firm was Sidney (“Ace of Spies”) Reilly, a British agent implicated in the attempted assassination of Lenin in 1918. He fled Russia with a price on his head and was sentenced to death in his absence by a Soviet military tribunal. Executed on his return to Russia during the Stalin regime.
旅大：1901年没有封條封由Grunberg及Reilly寄聖彼得堡，貼1889-92年1戈比直連印刷郵資，銷旅大2型序號「4」7 III 1901戳，聖彼得堡到達戳，微損。
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