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Lot 10064
Russia » Ship Mail » Ship Mail in the Arctic and Northern Russia- River Mail
Price realised
Unsold
Estimate
600 EUR
Auction date
Sat 3 Dec 2016 at 10:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description:
RIVER LENA: 1912 Viewcard to Switzerland franked 3k cancelled on River Lena ship service YAKUTSK-USTKUTA STEAMSHIP No. 1 10 5 12. Underpaid 1k, encircled ‘T’ applied and Swiss 5c postage due applied and cancelled on arrival in Clarens The card was sent by the political dissident Ekaterina Breshkovskaya. ” The Little Grandmother of the Revolution” who spent most of her life in Siberian exile. After her last arrest she was sent to Kerensk, on the river Lena (1910-13). then moved around various Siberian prisons until released by the Bolsheviks in 1917. The card was to George Lazareff, a Russian political exile who sent her money.