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Lot 293

Russian Offices in China, 1903 (May 2), picture postcard sent from Port Arthur to Beek, Netherlands, franked by a horizontal pair of Russian 2k green Coats-of-Arms, tied by one of two Field Post #13 c.d.s.'s; sent during the Russian occupation of Port Arthur, the reverse of the card—produced by Port Arthur's New District newspaper—shows two reduced photos, one captioned "Idols", the other "Chinese Kumirnya" ["Chinese Idols", showing what appears to be a temple]; front with routing instructions in violet pencil "Hollande par Moscou" (with Holland repeated in Cyrillic below) at top left with Beek 4 JUN 03 receiver; slight edge wear and a diagonal crease at lower left, Fine to Very Fine, a neat "Greetings from Port Arthur" card.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,000.

Realized HK$ 2,200


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