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lot # 1231 - RUSSIA Russian Offices in China

Tuesday Jun 29, 2021 10:00 to Wednesday Jun 30, 2021 16:00 America/New_York

1897 registered cover showing the Russo-Chinese Bank Vladivostok handstamp in oval, with pair of 14k carmine & blue uncanceled, but with a five line manuscript indicating the cover was received in St. Petersburg "uncanceled from Hankow", Port Arthur transit and St. Petersburg arrival pmks on back, filing fold away from the stamps, fine and interesting usage (a clerk in the Russian Post Office in Hankow was not sure how to handle unoverprinted Russian stamps. He accepted the letter, but left cancelling decisions to higher authorities), ex-Kurt Adler collection
Estimate: $500

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