(Maritime) 1908 3k postal stationery card, uprated with 1k. to Japan tied by oval Vladivostok – Tsuruga date stamp, to left framed PAQUEBOT handstamp overstruck with Tsuruga Japan date stamp and native cds at left, with short message.
(Military) 1917 (21 Oct) French patriotic propaganda card to France, unfranked and bearing violet cachet ‘Mission Militaire Francaise En Russie’ then at Petrograd, Russia. Shortly after Bolshevik revolution when town name was changed from St Petersburg.
(Occupation of Odessa) 1943 (10 Apr) registered express cover to Munich, franked with pair of 12L and strip of three 24L Transnistria issue all tied by ODESA1*RECOMANDATA cds, provisional Odessa boxed registration handstamp below. Munich arrival and censor mark & label applied on arrival.
(Poland) 1914 (22.2.) insured cover, for 5,000 roubles from Warsaw to St Petersburg, between Electrification Departments, franked 7 roubles 74 kopecs, the franking including 2r. Romanov, reverse with remains of five wax seals and Postal Wagon 2 transit; two vertical filing creases clear of stamps.
(Post Offices in China) 1898 (11.4.) 4k. ‘Kitai’ overprinted postal stationery card to Cassel, Germany cancelled by three fine strikes in blue of Russian Post Offices in Shanghai, French maritime cds Ligne N Paq. Fr. No.2, arrival at bottom left, a fine card.
(Post Offices in China) 1902 (7 VIII) picture postcard of home of Grafen Waldersee in Peking, to Paris franked Russian unoverprinted 4k. tied rare Shanghaikwang 26½ mm single-circle cds repeated below, at left arrival cancel of 13.9. Tchilinghirian only records two recorded examples of this cancel, used as transits, this is an outward cancel and shows an arrival.
(Post Offices in China) 1904 (15.12.) 7k. ‘Kitai’ overprinted postal stationery letter card to Hamburg, Germany, uprated with similarly overprinted 5k. and 10k. tied by cyrillic Shanghai cds with another strike at left, reverse with Victoria Hong Kong transit and Hamburg arrival.Selvedge stuck together at left and right with some perf separtions, tone spotting at right, without message.
(Post Offices in China) 1908 (15.5.) 4k. ‘Kitai’ overprinted postal stationery card to Burgstadt, Germany cancelled by cyrillic Peking, index a cds with another strike to left, arrival cancel of 15.6. at bottom left; good condition with full message.
(Post Offices in China) 1918 (21.3.) 4k. stationery card to Shanghai uprated with 3k vertical pair tied by Chita index ‘b’ cds, centre of card with fine example of rare Shanghai censor in red, reverse of card datelined Pelschanka (bei Tschita)on origin; some heavy folding creases at left not affecting the stamps.
(Priamur and Maritime Provinces) 1922 (1.11) registered cover to Troy, N.Y., USA franked Sept 1922 1k on 2k., 2k., 3k on 4k., 4k. and 10k. (2) plus two 15k. without frame, Vladivostok despatch cancels and both Cyrillic and English registration labels, reverse with Seattle transit and arrival cancel.
(Priamur and Maritime Provinces) 1922 (13.5.) registered cover to Troy, N.Y., USA franked 1921 unoverprinted 2k. (2), 4k. (2) and 10k. (2) plus Far Eastern Republics 1920-21 perf 7k. on 15k. (4), Vladivostok despatch cancels and both Cyrillic and English registration labels, reverse with Seattle transit and arrival cancel. Ex Dick Scheper.
(Russian Post Offices) 1909 (AU 9) incoming postcard to French troops at Peking from Edmonton, Canada ,franking on front, both front and back with violet oval Shanghaikwan I.J.T.O. date stamps of Imperial Japanese Telegraph Office. Fine and most unusual.
(Ship Mail to Korea) 1895 (1 MAY) cover to Berwick, Maine, USA endorsed “Via Nagasaki & Vancouver” franked pairs of 3k. and 7k.., posted on board ship and landed at Korean port of Gensan, cancelled with two red Gensan I.J.P.O. cds with framed PAQUEBOT in same ink. On reverse transits of Nagasaki (8 May), Yokohama (17 May) and San Francisco (Jun 1) plus arrival cds. The earliest usage at Gensan of Paquebot covers with Russian stamps; Ex Dr. Casey.