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Displaying 3 Lots in Category - Russia
Eastern Europe mostly commercial coverswith Romania WWI mail including German Occupation & censors, Hungary 1860s-90s official mail including registered with postmark interest, Latvia 1938 to Darwin with Cinderella labels plus group of parcel labels with postmark interest, Russia 1937 airmail to London with 50k Zeppelin (rounded corner) solo franking, Czechoslovakia 1938 to Sudetenland returned undeliverable, Yugoslavia, Poland, etc, plenty of postal stationery, a few PPCs, some Flights & FDCs, condition a bit mixed but generally fine.
CHINA - Postal History
MANCHURIA:1922 covers from Russia to Manchuria carried on the Chinese Eastern Railway (North Manchurian Railroad) comprising 1) 10k blue x5 tied Irkutsk (Siberia) oval railway station cancel with Russian Field Post Office transit and 'IMIENPO/17OCT/22' arrival cds; 2) 5k brown x9 (one affixed over edge and torn when opened) on home-made envelope tied Irkutsk oval railway station cancel with 'MANCHOULI' and 'HARBIN' transits; 3) 5k brown block of 9 tied Chita, Siberia oval train '241' Travelling Post Offices d/s with 'MANCHOULI' and 'HARBIN' transits and 'IMIENPO' arrival; plus another with stamp removed; also two 1925 back panels to Australia (!) each with China Junk 10c pair tied 'MA....SHANCHAN' d/s, 'HARBIN' transits and 'WOOLLOONGABBA/QUEENSLAND' arrivals, and 1925 US postal card (hole-punched) to China with two different 'HARBIN' arrivals, minor faults.
1803(Oct 21) lengthy entire in Portuguese headed "Riga 21 de Outoubro 1803" with light but obvious strike of small boxed 'RIGA' h/s, to Vianna do Minho apparently per Dutch ship with 'OLANDA' (= Holland) transit h/s, inwards charge of "330" (reis) + "40" for internal mail, two 26mm disinfection slits. Terrific origin/destination item. [Between 1795 & 1918, Latvia was part of Russia]