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[*] posted on 1/10/2007 at 19:02
1851 Omsk cover

Shown is a 10 kop. postal stationery cover (third issue-1849) sent from Omsk to the lottery office in Warsaw. The double circles Omsk postmark is dated 10 Dec. 1851 with the 51 added by hand. Diameter is 32.5mm. This is the only recorded example of this postmark. Dobin used this cover for his illustration. On back is a Warsaw postmark dated 24 Jan. (new style), giving a transit time of 33 days.

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[*] posted on 1/13/2007 at 03:57

Nice to see these covers.
Funny the address, written in russian and in Polish (at least, i think so...)
"Do Urzedu Loteryi Klasfycznej
pod n° 93, Krolestwo Pol-
(i can make mistakes in the transliteration)
It's like if i should send a letter to i.e. Miss Marple 87, UK...
Ok, the lottery office should be quite recognizable, but addresses in the past where very essentials...
Is the year in the postmark completed by hand? the century "18" in the postmark, the year "51" hand written?
Could you post also the back side?
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[*] posted on 1/14/2007 at 19:52

“for the lottery office” (Do Urzędu Loteryjny) and “Polish Kingdom” (Królestwo Polskiego) seem to repeat in both Russian and Polish.

“Klasycznej pod no. 93” is only in Polish and the translation is a mystery to me. It is something like “classic under no. 93”???
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