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Lot 20046 – 1903 Viewcard (depicting the main street of Kirin)

1903 Viewcard (depicting the main street of Kirin)
Lot 20046 – 1903 Viewcard (depicting the main street of Kirin)
Russia » Russia Post in China – Russian Occupation of Manchuria
Price realised
1’200 EUR
Estimate
400 EUR
Auction date
Tue 2 Dec 2014 at 10:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description
1903 Viewcard (depicting the main street of Kirin) from IRKUTSK (Siberia) to Monsieur Guerin at CHEFOO, China. Russian postal clerk misread French and misdirected item to GIRIN (Russian spelling of KIRIN, Manchuria), the card thus receiving the rare arrival mark GIRIN/2/ARMY CORPS POST AND TELEGRAPH OFFICE 30 XI 1903 circular datestamp, readdressed to Chefoo in cyrillic arriving 4 Jan 1904, ex Casey

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