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David Jay
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[*] posted on 7/20/2017 at 23:58
Zabaikalsk. RR

This is a postcard sent 2/6/1906(05??) on "Pocht. Vagon 4 Zabaikal. Zhel Dor." K&R mention a similar cancel with serial "2". The card was sent to Temryuk, Kuban Oblast, where it arrived on 15/6. The other know cancels were used in 1900, and oval cancels generally replaced the X-date RR cancels beginning in 1903. There is no message to provide context. The picture side shows a scene from the Zabaikal RR. The most obvious reason for use of this mark would be a shortage of oval marks, perhaps due to loss or damage. Unfortunately, there is no way to know where the card was posted. Oval marks do seem to have emerged rather late on this route
(TPO 241-242), in the 1905 to 1907 period.

Any thoughts on this item would be appreciated.

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