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Lot 296


Russian Offices in China, 1918 (May 15), money letter cover front from Kashgar, a lovely Russian franking, consisting of a vertical block of ten 25k plus 70k and 3R50 singles from the Coat-of-Arms series, all tied by solid strikes of bridge-type "Kashgar Kit. Vlad." [Kashgar Chinese Possession] c.d.s.'s dated 15.5.18; additional straightline handstamp in violet above the stamps reading Kashgar "Юи юй да", Very Fine, a scarce example.
Estimate HK$ 3,200 - 3,600

Due to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and Civil War from 1918 on, Chinese merchants worried for the safety of their wealth, and sent money to their parent companies in Tientsin in the form of Money Letters. Each contained 500 Rubles, the highest amount permitted.

Realized HK$ 2,600


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