Lot 10064

Russia » Ship Mail » Ship Mail in the Arctic and Northern Russia- River Mail
Estimation: 600 EUR
Date de vente: Sat 3 Dec 2016 at 10:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Vente: November 2016 Auction Series (EUR)
Catalogue: Russian Ship Mail in Europe, Levant and the F
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.