1894 Oct. 31 Registered cover from Stockholm, Sweden to Sven Hedin in Kashgar, Sinkiang, sent from his father Ludwig. Bearing Swedish stamps Oscar II 10öre and 30öre with Stockholm dotted rim cds. Handwritten route instructions in Russian. With Osh Ferghana/Post.Telegr Office transit cds on reverse. Early mail relating to Hedin´s 1st Expedition to Central Asia. The Russian postal service did not extend to Kashgar at that time, the Russian Consul General in Kashgar rendered every possible assistance to Sven Hedin by enlisting Cossack horsemen to carry mail and supplies for Sven Hedin because of his good relationship with the Russian Czar. This cover is one of the earliest. We noticed only few such covers from 1894.
Lot nr.: 672
Starting bid: 9000 SEK
Result: 10500 SEK
Status: Cov ?
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