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Lot 10405 – 160
Russia » Ship Mail » Ship Mail on the River Amur and tributaries
Price realised
Unsold
Estimate
750 EUR
Auction date
Sat 3 Dec 2016 at 10:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description
SHIP MAIL ON THE RIVER ZEYA: 1916 Envelope to Finland franked 10k cancelled oval BLAGOVESHCHENSK – ZEYA STEAMSHIP ‘b’ 10 9 16, light but legible strike. Red oval censor cachet alongside and Helsingfors arrival backstamps. This cover represents the sole evidence of a postal service on the River Zeya, operating from its confluence with the River Amur at Blagoveshchensk northwards to Zeya, about 400km up river. Original of figure in P.E.Robinson “Siberia, & c” (1990), p.177, fig. S2.3.

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