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[*] posted on 1/12/2007 at 20:46
1866 Blagoveshchensk cover

Shown is a cover from Blagoveshchensk to Tammerfors, Finland franked with 10 kop. (1858 issue, perf. 12.5) and postmarked Blagoveshchensk Amursk. on 7 April 1866. This is the earliest recorded postmark from this office which opened in 1859. This cover was carried by packhorse along the shores of the Amur and Shilka Rivers.

Blagoveshchensk 1866.JPG - 62kB
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