(Arctic Ship Mail) 1911 picture postcard to Karlsbad via Assern, Lifland, franked 3k Arms cancelled with oval 1st White Sea Steamship ‘a’. Ex Dr. Casey The message “I send greetings from the White Sea, D. Mikhail Kazi”. The ‘Michael Kasi’ is listed in Lloyd’s Register of Shipping as having belonged to Archangel-Murman Steam Navigation Company.
(Azerbaijan) 1923 (11.VI.) registered cover to Baden, Switzerland with Baku registration label on the front, franked on reverse 1921-22 5000r green pair in combination with Transcaucasian Federation Russia 35k. and two pairs of 1r. with star overprint, tied by Baku cds, arrival cancel to side; some slight creasing.
(Azerbaijan) 1923 (18.7.) money transfer form to Kuba, Baku bearing Star Overprint 50k. in vertical pair and strip of four (one tamp folded over onto other side) cancelled double-ring Agdash Elisav date stamps; vertical crease not affecting stamps, a fine and unusual item.
(Azerbaijan) 1923 (24.5.) money transfer form to Baku bearing Star Overprint perf 50k. and imperf 1r. (3) plus on reverse two vertical strips of two 10k., cancelled double-ring Agdash Bakin date stamps; a couple of small punch holes at left, a fine and unusual item.
(Ballon Monte) 1870 (14 Nov) entire to Moscow, Russia franked 1863-71 Laureated Napoleon 80c. tied ‘24’ Paris Star with cds in association, red framed PD and blue manuscript ratings applied in transit; without backstamps, fine and fresh. Brun Certificate.
(Ballon Monte) 1870 (26 Oct) small entire to St Petersbourg, Russia franked 1863-71 Laureated Napoleon 80c. tied ‘18’ Paris Star with Paris, A. D’Amsterdam cds in association, framed PD and red manuscript rates in transit. Small tear at back, fine and fresh to rare destination. The letter was sent to Councellor of State Mr Alexandre de Schulz denying any involvement of Prince Napoleon in scandal with forger of Russia’s banknotes made by Mr. Dombrowsky.
(British North Russian Expeditionary Forces) 1918 (9 DE) ON HIS MAJESTY’s SERVICE envelope addressed to “Officer i/c Base Records/ Syren” bearing very fine strike of FIELD POST OFFICE P.B.99 datestamp, in use at Kola at this time. Central vertical fold, a scarce item
(China) 1920 commercial cover to Vladivostok with 1r. imperf strip of five and single paying the triple 2r. foreign rate current in Siberia from October 1919 to June 1920, tied by Vladivostok – Shanghai/ Steamship zh 22.2.20 date stamp in violet of the Russian Volunteer Fleet, with censor cachet on arrival; fine and attractive. The steamship cancel was the same in both directions, arrival backstamp of 28.2., six days later, consistent with posting at Shanghai.
(Disinfected Mail) 1852 entire addressed locally to the Sardinian Consul at Odessa where disinfected by slitting and rastel punching at quarantine station, oval dated handstamp on reverse ‘Cleaned in the Odessa/..../....’ , a good strike for this.
(Far Eastern Republic) 1921 (8.3.) registered cover to St Gallen, Switzerland franked ‘DVR’ overprints 1k. on 5k. Postal savings Stamp block of four, 3k. on 35k. pair and two single 10k. on 3r.50 cancelled with Vladivostok cds, both registration labels bottom right, reverse with London transit and arrival cancel; a fine cover with franking on front.
(Far Eastern Republic) 1922 (17.11.) registered cover to Harbin, China franked on reverse with 1920-21 7k. 15k perforated vertical pair, ‘Chita’ 3k vertical pair in combination with Anti Bolshevist Government 5k in horizontal and vertical pairs cancelled Vladivostok cds, obverse with further despatch plus arrival cds and registration label at left; fine condition.
(Far Eastern Republic) 1923 (11.1.) registered cover to Nurnberg, Germany franked on reverse with 1921 ‘Chita’ 1k. orange horizontal strip of four, 3k. dull red pair, single 10k. and 15k. in combination with Anti Bolshevist 5k tied Vladivostok cds, registered London transit and arrival cds, front with further despatch and registration labels.
(Far Eastern Republic) 1923 (13.6.) registered cover to New York franked on reverse with 1921 ‘Chita’ 3k. dull red vertical right-hand marginal pair, 15k. carmine left-hand marginal in combination with 1923 Soviet issues 1k on 100r vertical strip of four and vertical strip of 5k on 10r marginal, all tied by Vladivostok cds and by arrival cancels, front bearing further despatch together with registration labels.