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Lot 20036 – 1903 Quadruple-rate cover to England endorsed “via

1903 Quadruple-rate cover to England endorsed "via
Lot 20036 – 1903 Quadruple-rate cover to England endorsed “via
Russia » Russia Post in China – Russian Occupation of Manchuria
Price realised
700 EUR
Estimate
800 EUR
Auction date
Tue 2 Dec 2014 at 10:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description
1903 Quadruple-rate cover to England endorsed “via Siberia” in English and Russian (blue handstamp) with additional blue directional mark in Russian “Germany”, franked initially 4 China 10c “dragon” stamps, tied by bilingual Chinese TIENTSIN 31 May 1903 and sealed on reverse with 3 wax seals of Tientsin bank, passed to Chinese P.O.NEWCHANG next day (backstamp), thence to Russian Field Post Office at YINGKOW (=NEWCHANG) where vertical strip of 4 10k ‘Kitai’ stamps applied and tied by No.13 FIELD POST OFFICE/1/PRIAMUR DISTRICT 20 V 1903 (Old Style = 2 June 1903 New Style), Surbiton arrival backstamp.

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