The Samovar

Allied expeditionary forces in siberia

yozhik - 2/25/2005 at 18:29

As some of you may know the civil war and intervention is a pet topic of mine. Most russian philatelists are aware of the major contingents of the AEF and mail items do come up at auction and in dealers stock reasonably often.
What is not so well known is that the Allied Expeditionary Forces not only comprised units from the UK, Czech legion, Japan, Canada, and USA but also China, France, Italy, Poland, Rumania, Australia (australians demobbed and re-enlisted in the British army) and Serbia. (Serbian troops also served in the Murmansk area).
I have one item from a Serbian soldier in my collection and wondered if anyone has seen mail from any of the other minor contingents. (China, Italy, Rumania. Australia and Serbia.

If so I would be very glad to hear of it and any accompanying information.

Other Forces

Joe Taylor - 4/4/2005 at 21:58

Sorry I have been away for to long

Italian forces in Siberia was around 1,500 less in North Russia

I have Italian forces in Siberia and North Russia will send examples later

Chinese I have seen five covers of their forces

Joe

wenshiang - 8/22/2010 at 08:45

Quote: Originally posted by Joe Taylor  
Sorry I have been away for to long

Italian forces in Siberia was around 1,500 less in North Russia

I have Italian forces in Siberia and North Russia will send examples later

Chinese I have seen five covers of their forces

Joe


Do you have scans of any of the five Chinese covers you mentioned. I purchased one Chinese expedition force cover on auction a few years ago and I have seen one in the postal museum in Tokyo, Japan.

any chance of those scans?

verny - 2/5/2012 at 08:59

I would be interested in any scans of either the Italian or Chinese forces. any chance either of you can post them?

wenshiang - 2/27/2012 at 08:57

I got this scan from one of my friends. Any thought?

972e.jpg - 73kB

wenshiang - 2/27/2012 at 09:10

Here is another one which I found on Rossica #128-129 (1997)




Quote: Originally posted by verny  
I would be interested in any scans of either the Italian or Chinese forces. any chance either of you can post them?


Rossica 128-9 1997 p42.jpg - 166kB