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February 23-24, 2016

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Lot #1187
RUSSIA - ZEMSTVO BOGORODSK
1895 (2 Feb) legal size cover from Greenwich in England, paying 5d with two each 1d and 1 1/2d Victoria, addressed to Kupavka volost in Bogorodsk district, sent via Zemstvo Head Post Office (2 Feb), where local 8k rose ("dolgovaya" - indebted) stamp was added to pay the required fee for local delivery, cover folded at left, well away from the stamp, fine and remarkable item, probably the only known example of double rate from England to Bogorodsk, ex-Gevirts and Nikitin collections
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