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Lot 20033 – 1903 Long registered cover from U.S. Consulate in

1903 Long registered cover from U.S. Consulate in
Lot 20033 – 1903 Long registered cover from U.S. Consulate in
Russia » Russia Post in China – Russian Occupation of Manchuria
Price realised
2’000 EUR
Estimate
1’200 EUR
Auction date
Tue 2 Dec 2014 at 10:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description
1903 Long registered cover from U.S. Consulate in DALNY to San Francisco franked on reverse 7k strip of 3 tied by DALNY FIELD TELEGRAPH BRANCH 1 cds’s, transferred next day to No. 17 FIELD POST OFFICE (DALNY); thence by three Trans-Siberian Railway Postal wagons (Lines 260, 242, 198), received Moscow 12 V 03, DEUTSCHE-AMERIKA SEEPOST HAMBURG-NEW YORK 28 6 03, San Francisco 11 June 1903. The long route across Siberia , Europe and the Atlantic, rather than the normal Pacific Ocean routing by way of Japan, may reflect the mounting tension between Russia and Japan prior to he Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05. Cover described “Rossica Journal” No. 68 (1965), pp.20-24, as first recorded example of the Dalny Field Telegraph canceller.

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