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LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
2900 E   image1884 (8 Jan) FL sent by the district police inspector in "Kondinsk" to the police administration in Tobolsk, with clear departure postmark on front and arrival Tobolsk 14 Jan 1884 on back. The Tobolsk police are asked to search for the "Jew Rozenshtrakh who was released to travel to his home in Kondinsk but failed to appear there." Annotations indicate that searches in several Tobolsk precincts were unsuccessful. This letter traveled by horse and probably reindeer on the frozen Ob and Irtysh Rivers (Tobolsk is a town in Tyumen Oblast, Russia, located at the confluence of the Tobol and Irtysh rivers. Founded in 1590, Tobolsk is the second-oldest Russian settlement east of the Ural Mountains in Asian Russia, and is a historic capital of the Siberia region) (Image)



Current Opening Price...$230.00
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2901 E   image1885 (4 Jan) registered cover (reduced at both sides) from Blagoveshchensk to Riga, franked with 14k carmine & blue, tied by Blagoveshchensk cds, repeated at bottom and on back, with Riga 26 February arrival (Image) (image 2901a)

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Current Opening Price...$140.00
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2902 E   image1885 (5 Feb) 3k black, stationery card sent from the Kara gold fields (Transbaikal Territory) to St. Petersburg by a political prisoner N. N. Dzvonkevich, canceled "Kariisk", with 23 Apr arrival St. Petersburg cds alongside. Dzvonkevich (1842-1909), a member of the People's Will "terrorist" group, was sentenced to death for his part in the 1882 assassination of Gen. Strelnikov, the military prosecutor for southern Russia. His sentence was commuted to life of hard labor and he was imprisoned at Lower Kara from 1884 to 1890. Prisoners could send one card every two weeks. These had to be written in the third person, as if from the prison commandant, Superintendent of State Criminals, Staff Captain I. F. Burley, who then censored and signed it. Since spelling reform was part of the revolutionaries' agenda, Dzvonkevich omitted hard signs from his message, but the commandant put them back. In his message, Dzvonkevich asks his daughter to prevent her mother from coming to Kara. He also asks for boots and tobacco, instructing that all parcels should be addressed to Eastern Siberia, Transbaikal oblast, Lower Kara, in care of His Excellency, the Superintendent of State Criminals. Parcels sent by ship via Odessa should be addressed to Ust Kara on the Shilka River. The daughter, Ekaterina Dzvonkevich-Vagner, was later involved in the 1905 assassination attempt against Alexander Spiridovich, chief of the Kiev Okhrana, minor staining, fine and rare card (Image)

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2903 E   image1886 (11 July) FL from Tobolsk to the Arkhangelsk provincial administration, departure postmarks on both sides, with Moscow (20.7), Vologda (23.7 and 24.7), and Arkhangelsk (27.7) arrival, also with the paper seal (torn on opening) of the Tobolsk provincial administration. Apparently a part of an ongoing correspondence about a court case, fine and interesting item (Image)



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2904 E   image1887 (21 Aug) 3k stationery card sent from Vladivostok to St. Raphael, France, with Vladivostok departure cds, sent via Nagasaki (13.9), Yokohama (18.9), New York (9.10), on the Calais to Paris train (20.10), with St. Raphael arrival, fine (Image) (image 2904a)

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2905 E   image1887 (18 Aug) 3k stationery card postmarked in Middle Kara, also Postal Wagon 61 (1.10.87) (Ryazhsk-Vyazma rail line), sent to Simferopol (3.10.87), by a political prisoner N. N. Dzvonkevich (1842-1909), a member of the People's Will "terrorist" group, originally sentenced to death for his part in the 1882 assassination of Gen. Strelnikov, the military prosecutor for southern Russia. His sentence was commuted to life of hard labor and he was imprisoned at Lower Kara from 1884 to 1890. Prisoners could send one card every two weeks. These had to be written in the third person, as if from the prison commandant. The card was then censored and signed by the acting commandant, Cavalry Captain V. M. Yakovlev of the Independent Corps of Gendarmes. The message reads "In the latest post your father received your letter of 6 June from Yalta. He fully approves of your intention to get out of there as soon as possible. Your father does not want to hear any news about his relatives, and he asks you and your mother not to burden yourselves with their welfare since they are unworthy of your efforts. Use your moral strength for the service of all mankind." The daughter, Ekaterina Dzvonkevich-Vagner, was later involved in the 1905 assassination attempt against Alexander Spiridovich, chief of the Kiev Okhrana, card folded in half, with clear markings and text (Image)

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2906 E   image1888 (4 Jan) large registered cover from Blagoveshchensk to Revel, paying 98 kopecks (13x7k for weight and 7k registry fee), tied by Blagoveshchensk cds, with arrival pmks, sent by A. F. Petersen, a Danish citizen and local merchant (his wax seal displays his name and a large Star of David on back), cover faults, still very impressive (Image)



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2907 E   image1888 (5 Feb) registered cover from Vyatka to Verkholensk (Irkutsk Province), franked on back with 2x7k dark blue, tied by Vyatka cds, with Verkholensk (7.3) arrival postmark alongside. The cover was sent to Alexander Ivanovich Bychkov (1862-1925), a member of the People's Will "terrorist" group from 1879. Bychkov was arrested in 1881 and exiled to Verkholensk in 1884. He escaped on Christmas Eve 1887 and made his way to Moscow where he was apprehended the following September and later sent back to Siberia (Image) (image 2907a)

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2908 E   image1889 (21 Mar) 3k stationery card sent from the Kara gold fields (Transbaikal Territory) to St. Petersburg by a political prisoner N. N. Dzvonkevich, canceled "Kariisk", with 9 May arrival St. Petersburg cds below. Dzvonkevich (1842-1909), a member of the People's Will "terrorist" group, was sentenced to death for his part in the 1882 assassination of Gen. Strelnikov, the military prosecutor for southern Russia. His sentence was commuted to life of hard labor and he was imprisoned at Lower Kara from 1884 to 1890. Prisoners could send one card every two weeks. These had to be written in the third person, as if from the prison commandant. The card was then censored and signed by the commandant, Lt. Col. V. P. Masyukov of the Independent Corps of Gendarmes. In his message Dzvonkevich tells his daughter that state prisoners are forbidden to receive the magazines "Russian Thought" and "Northern Herald." The daughter, Ekaterina Dzvonkevich-Vagner, was later involved in the 1905 assassination attempt against Alexander Spiridovich, chief of the Kiev Okhrana (Image)

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2909 E   image1890 (7 Mar) 3k stationery card sent from the Kara gold fields (Transbaikal Territory) to St. Petersburg by a political prisoner N. N. Dzvonkevich, canceled "Kariisk", with 23 Apr arrival St. Petersburg cds alongside. Dzvonkevich (1842-1909), a member of the people's Will "terrorist" group, was sentenced to death for his part in the 1882 assassination of Gen. Strelnikov, the military prosecutor for southern Russia. His sentence was commuted to life of hard labor and he was imprisoned at Lower Kara from 1884 to 1890. Prisoners could send one card every two weeks. These had to be written in the third person, as if from the prison commandant. The card was then censored and signed by the commandant, Lt. Col. V. P. Masyukov of the Independent Corps of Gendarmes. In his message Dzvonkevich asks his daughter if she received the postcard he sent a long time ago. He also requests her photograph. The daughter, Ekaterina Dzvonkevich-Vagner, was later involved in the 1905 assassination attempt against Alexander Spiridovich, chief of the Kiev Okhrana, fine (Image)

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2910 E   image1895 (13 Oct) Money letter (opened for display) sent from Kolyvan (Tomsk Province) to the Holy Synod in St. Petersburg, postmarked in Kolyvan (13.10.95 and 16.10) and St. Petersburg (31.10) on arrival. The postage was 47 kopecks (40 kopecks for the 1/2% insurance fee, and 7 kopecks for registration). The weight fee was waived for church mail. With intact corner seals of parish group No. 8 of the Tomsk diocese partially showing through, fine and appealing cover (Image) (image 2910a)

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2911 E   image1898 (16 Oct) 3k postal card uprated with 1k orange, sent from Blagoveshchensk to Sydney, Australia. Postmarked in Stretensk (16.10.98), via Moscow (9.11), Singapore (19.12) and Hong Kong, with Sydney arrival (18.1.99). This card was posted on board an Amur River steamship at Blagoveshchensk and postmarked on arrival in Stretensk. The message reads, "Am now out in Siberia 1100 miles from Vladivostok, 500 miles by rail and 600 by steamer on the Amoor River. It is getting very cold here now and everyone is preparing for the long winter. Met an English MP here today. He has come across from St. Petersburg. Am leaving here in a day or two and shall then be on my way back to Sydney, and I expect to get back around Christmas. I suppose it will take you six weeks to get this. Am going back to Japan first for my wife." (Image) (image 2911a)

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2912 E   image1898 (4 Mar) 4k stationery card sent by the director of the Sevastopol Biological Station of the Imperial Academy of Sciences to Marseille, then forwarded to Grenoble. Postmarked in Sevastopol, Marseille six days later, and Grenoble the following day. The card is imprinted with "Station biologique de L'Academie Imperiale des Sciences, Sebastopol." Addressed to Dr. Louis Leger (1866-1948), director of the zoology laboratory at the University of Grenoble. Prior to 1898, he had been chief of natural history at the University of Marseille. The message (in English), dated 16 March 1898 (4 March old style) reads, "My dear dear friend, I am very glad to congratulate you and your lady Mrs. Leger, and thank you very much for your kind letter and the jolly flower souvenirs of your honeymoon travel on the mountains. I came back just now also from traveling in Germany and Nederland where I was sent by the Academy to see the aquariums and biological stations of these lands, and have much to do with the first arranging of the working places and the great aquariums of our station. I hope that the next traveling of you and Mrs. Leger will be directed to Sebastopol, and that you will come this year in the summer to see Russia, Sebastopol, and your devoted friend. Yours most truly, Guido Schneider. I am not yet married and share my home with a brave doctor from our fleet, my cousin, who is stationed in Sebastopol." (Image)



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2913 E   image1904 (3 Mar) large registered cover from Ignashino (Amur Territory), addressed to the head of the Tsar's office for the acceptance of petitions at the Mariinsky Palace in St. Petersburg, franked with 1k and 20k, tied by Ignashino cds, repeated alongside, with St. Petersburg (25.3) arrival pmk on back, fine (Ignashino is a rural locality in Rabochy Posyolok Erofey Pavlovich of Skovorodinsky District, Amur Oblast, Russia. The population was 179 as of 2018. There are 7 streets) (Image)



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2914 E   image1904 (17 Apr) stampless cover (slightly reduced at right), sent by the Imperial Yuryev University (two-line handstamp on front and circular handstamp on back) to Tiflis, then returned to Yuryev. Postmarked in Yuryev and the Tiflis third postal branch office (28.4.04), addressed to Dr. K. F. Robitov, without mention of an institution or street address. An extensive search was carried out as evidenced by several signatures and manuscript notations, including "Not at the Caucasian Military-Medical Administration" and "Not at the Mikhailovskoye (City) Hospital." The search also included the military hospital in the Navtlug suburb, which was served by the third city postal branch office. Finally, the handstamp "Not found due to insufficient address" was applied along with "Return to Yuryev." Dr. Robitov was the director of the medical observation post in Olty on the Turkish border in Kars Territory (Image) (image 2914a)

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2915 E   image1905 (22 July) picture postcard franked with 2x2k green, sent from Tiflis to Lyon. Postmarked at the 3rd city postal branch office in Tiflis (22.7.05). The sender writes, "For the past 10 days I have been in the Tiflis military hospital due to nerves, malaria, and liver disease." This hospital was in the Navtlug suburb, which was served by the third city postal branch office. The photograph shows the ruined fortress of the Dudarov princes near Lars at the northern end of the Georgian Military Road (Image)



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2916 E   image1906 (28 Sep) picture postcard franked with 4k red, written in Vladivostok and placed in the mailbox of a ship sailing to Nagasaki; from there it was sent overland to Kobe and then by a Japanese ship to Sydney, Australia. Postmarked upon arrival in Nagasaki (3.10.06) along with a PAQUEBOT handstamp, and Kobe (8.10). The card was sent by Arthur Eyre Dabelle who was captain of the cargo ship "SS Maori King" (Image)



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2917 og 71var image1906 5r vertically laid paper, variety imperf. at bottom, h.r., faint perf. toning, still v.f., with handstamped guarantee mark on back (Zverev 79pd. Cat. $2,000) (Cat No. 71var) (Image)

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2918 E   image1907 (29 Nov) cover from Sobolinaya (Transbaikal Territory) to London, franked with 1k, 2k, 3k and 4k Arms, tied by Sobolinaya (29.11.07) cds, with additional 1.12.07 forwarding and London (30.12) arrival pmk on back. The envelope is stationery of the Nerchinsk Gold Mining Co., little toning, fine and attractive usage from a Mining company to England (Image)



Current Opening Price...$130.00
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2919 E   image1910 (21 Aug) picture postcard franked with 2x2k green, sent from Tiflis to Prag (Austria), postmarked at the 3rd city postal branch office in the Navtlug suburb of Tiflis. The photo on the back shows the funicular railway and the convent of St. David on Mt. Ploskaya in Tiflis, little toning, otherwise fine (Image)



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