RUSSIAN OFFICES IN CHINA
1908 native red band cover franked with Russian 3k and 7k (Sc.48,50), tied by double oval "Steamship Co. R.V.A.P. 4.6.1908" (The Russian East-Asiatic Steamship Company) in blue (Tchil. Type 1, fig. 528), with additional strike alongside,sent from Vladivostok on the Far East Line to Shanghai, where it was delivered by the Russian post office and cancelled "Shanghai Poste Russe, 21.6.1908" (Tchil. type 7), v.f., no covers recorded by Tchilingirian, with Holcombe cert.