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Lot 10409 – 1864 Wrapper to St. Petersburg endorsed “By Steams

1864 Wrapper to St. Petersburg endorsed "By Steams
1864 Wrapper to St. Petersburg endorsed "By Steams
1864 Wrapper to St. Petersburg endorsed "By Steams
1864 Wrapper to St. Petersburg endorsed "By Steams
Lot 10409 – 1864 Wrapper to St. Petersburg endorsed “By Steams
Russia » Ship Mail » Ship Mail on the River Volga and tributaries
Price realised
220 EUR
Estimate
150 EUR
Auction date
Sat 3 Dec 2016 at 10:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description
1864 Wrapper to St. Petersburg endorsed “By Steamship” with two 1858 10k perf. tied by Rybinsk 2 Jul 1864 cds, arrival bs, fine Letterboxes were placed on some ships and piers of the River Volga postal services as early as 1856, though special ships’ cancellers were not introduced until 1868-73. Prior to that period the boxes were emptied at convenient ports of call and the contents cancelled at post offices on shore

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