Sat 3 Dec 2016 at 10:00 (Europe/Zurich)
1908 Viewcard of shipping laid up on the Amur river at Blagoveshchensk franked 3k tied by oval BLAGOVOSESHCHENSK-STRETENSK STEAMSHIP ‘b’ (large format) 29 8 08. A similar cancel in smaller format 7 9 08 alongside.
The same inscription was used for both directions on cancellers of the River Amur postal services, possibly different sizes of canceller distinguished the outward and homeward runs. Mail posted on board when the ship was going the wrong way for the required rail link may have been recancelled on the turn-round.
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