Vladivostok Station and its Postmarks
by Philip Robinson
Figure 1 - Vladivostok/Vokz postmark with a pattern of dots above and below the date.
Figure 2 - Vladivostok/Vokz postmark without the pattern of dots.
Figure 3 - Vladivostok terminus of the Trans-Siberian Railway circa 1901.
Although quite large, the station soon became too small for the growing amount of traffic, and by 1911 a new station had been built on the same site. The design of this building was evidently inspired by Russian architecture of an earlier age, with arches, turrets and pinnacles.
Figure 4 - This 1914 view of the main entrance shows the rather striking design. This station survives today, and in fact has recently been renovated. Notice the French "Le Gare" apparently handwritten in the bottom right corner.
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