The Samovar

Air mail 1922?

stamplover - 4/17/2014 at 12:40

What is this? Any idea about the rate? the dealer describes it as early air mail.

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davpot - 4/17/2014 at 13:40

German imprint would indicate airmail useage out of Konigsberg...makes sense to me..hope this helps

jlechtanski - 4/19/2014 at 21:07

The first commercial airmail service was between Moscow and Berlin via Konigsberg.

The first postal rates were 4 Jun 1922 which included a 32r postcard rate.

The postcard seems to be over-paid by 3r.

This postcard would be a very early example Russian airmail.


stamplover - 4/22/2014 at 10:26

The postcard sold for $410 incl. commission.