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Lot 2303

China, 1923 (15 July) Junk 4c. red reply card with additional 2c. on 3c. from Vierni to Harbin (17.8) bearing Russia Worker imperf. 100r. block of six from the left of the sheet (only partially affixed so that the address could be read underneath), cancelled by double-ring d.s., the indicia and Chinese stamp have manuscript crosses indicating non-acceptance for postage. Even though no fee should have been collected since it was an international reply card, the Russian Post Office at Vierni nevertheless collected 6,000,000 rubles, with the 100 ruble stamps having been revalued by 10,000 times. Illustrated in Michel Bedin and Jacques Gautherin, Route de Siberie (2008), p. 231.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000


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