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Mixed Franking China/Russia Cover

 
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Posted 09/12/2021   12:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add johnconn to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Any assistance in identifying what is going on with this cover would be greatly appreciated.



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Edited by johnconn - 09/12/2021 2:48 pm

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Posted 09/12/2021   1:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gettinold to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
johnconn

Any chance you can post a larger scan? Hard to tell anything with a small image.


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Posted 09/12/2021   2:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add johnconn to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Uploaded larger images.
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Posted 09/12/2021   3:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Linus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
johnconn -

Check out this link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_ports

Harbin, China was a Russian treaty port.

I snipped this out of the big chart in the link above:



Sorry, but I cannot decode the handwriting, but I hope this helps.

Linus

(nice cover)
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Edited by Linus - 09/12/2021 3:55 pm
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A key insight. Thanks.
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