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Lot #4516
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA - NORTH RUSSIA British forces in North Russia
1918 (30 Sept) "O.A.S." endorsed cover to England, with "Army Post Office P.B.1" (Murmansk) cds, bearing "I Certify that there is no information contained in this letter that can be of service to the enemy" censor handstamp, roughly opened, with some backflap tears, fine, possibly the first day of use of this cancel (The first Army Post Office cancels appeared when the British arrived in Murmansk on September 27, 1918)
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$230.00

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Lot #4517
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA - NORTH RUSSIA British forces in North Russia
1918 (23 Dec) picture postcard (Kem) from Archangel to England, with "On Active Service with A.E.F. Siberia/No Stamps Available" handstamp, endorsed "C/o Allied YMCA" and censored by both U.S. and British, the latter with oval handstamp, fine and apparently rare usage (this cachet was for YMCA personnel only)
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$140.00

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Lot #4518
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA - NORTH RUSSIA British forces in North Russia
1918 25 September and 23 December picture postcards (Murmansk and Archangel) to England, first one endorsed "On Active Service", with "X15" censor cachet (written before the Army cancels arrived) and red London Paid arrival markings, the second canceled Field Post Office P.B.66 (Kandallaksha) with "X20" censor handstamp
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$180.00

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Lot #4519
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA - NORTH RUSSIA British forces in North Russia
1919 Great Britain 5sh Carmine (Seahorses), tied on piece by "Field Post Office P.B. 66" (Obozerskaya) postmark, dated 3 Apr 1919, fine and rare usage of a 5sh stamp to pay postage from North Russia
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$230.00

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Lot #4520
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA - NORTH RUSSIA British forces in North Russia
1919 (28 May) picture postcard specially produced for the North Russia Expeditionary Force, with Army Post Office departure cds and "X52" censor handstamp, addressed to England, fine. Only a few of these postcards are known postally used
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$230.00

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Lot #4521
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA - NORTH RUSSIA British forces in North Russia
1919 (30 Apr) postcard to England, with "Field Post Office P.B. 66" (Obozerskaya) postmark, oval "PE/C/28" censor handstamp, minor toning, otherwise fine
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$140.00

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Lot #4522
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA - NORTH RUSSIA British forces in North Russia
1919 (30 Apr) picture postcard ("Royal British Aviation Squadron in France") to England, endorsed "O.A.S" and franked with 20k Russian adhesive (unnecessary, as postage was not required when on active service), tied by "Field Post Office P.B. 77" (Emetskoye) postmark, "Passed by Censor" handstamp below, fine
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$150.00

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Lot #4523
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA - NORTH RUSSIA British forces in North Russia
1919 (7 Aug) registered "Banque de Commerce et de l'Industrie du Nord / Archangel" cover franked with 2x1r Arms, tied by Archangel departure cds and addressed to Brussels, with four line "Intelligence/G.H.Q. Northern Russia Exp. Force/Passed by Censor" cachet, also Russian "Received and entered in private log book" marking on back (Russian Post Office devised a way that firms recorded their registered mail in their own log books), London Registered transit pmks on back, fine
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$230.00

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Lot #4524
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA - NORTH RUSSIA British forces in North Russia
1919 (Sep) picture postcard and cover from England to Archangel, each with appropriate franking, the former with four line "Intelligence/G.H.Q. Northern Russia Exp. Force/Passed by Censor" cachet, the latter "Opened by Censor" label applied on arrival. Late incoming mail from England
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$230.00

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Lot #4525
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA - NORTH RUSSIA British forces in North Russia
1919 (1 Jan) bilingual "The North Collectors' and Correspondents' Journal Russia-Archangel-Solombala" registered cover to England, franked on back with imperf. block of 4x15k Imperial Arms, tied by Solombala cds, violet Russian "Authorized Military Censor", with Opened by Censor label applied on arrival (apparently not censored by the Allied Intelligence Censorship Division A.I.C.D.), fine and rare Authorized Military Censor strike on Civilian Mail from North Russia
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$230.00

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Lot #4526
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA - NORTH RUSSIA British forces in North Russia
1919 (15 Sep) registered cover from Archangel to England, with 1r Russian franking, tied by departure cds and registered handstamp, round "C.I.A. Censure Military Archangel 6" cachet (used by A.I.C.D., Censored Inter Allied (CIA), backstamped on arrival, fine (illustrated in Rossica (Journal 116, 1991)
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$130.00

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Lot #4527
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA - NORTH RUSSIA British forces in North Russia
1919 (11 Jan) cover with 35k franking, used from Kozhskaya to Archangel, with additional departure and arrival pmks on back, also round "C.I.A. Censure Military Archangel 6" cachet (used by A.I.C.D., Censored Inter Allied (CIA), filing fold away from the stamps, fine and unusual censored internally used Civilian mail (illustrated in Rossica (Journal 116, 1991)
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$130.00

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Lot #4528
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA - NORTH RUSSIA British forces in North Russia
1919 (23 Sep) On His Majesty's Service cover to "Syren" Force in Murmansk, with Field Post Office P.B.88 (Medvedya Gora) cancel, fine and scarce internal usage All Allied units stationed south of Murmansk began withdrawing on 25th September, 1919 ("Syren" was the code name for the component of the British North Russia Expeditionary Force sent for service at Murmansk)
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$140.00

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Lot #4529
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA - NORTH RUSSIA British forces in North Russia
1919 (3 Jan), Feb 6 and Feb 24, three free frank covers to England, Field Post Office P.B.33, Field Post P.B.86 and Fieldpost P.B.22, with "X21", "X12" and "X20" censor handstamps, one with pre-printed "On His Majesty's Service" and addressed to Command Paymaster, Eastern Command, backflap missing, otherwise fine group of covers sent in the middle of Russian winter
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$180.00

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Lot #4530
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA - NORTH RUSSIA British forces in North Russia
1919 (12 Sep) On Active Service cover to Leeds, with Army Post Office P.B.2 (Archangel) cancel, also "Passed by Censor" handstamp below, with accompanying letter ("will be home in three to four weeks"), v.f. Archangel was evacuated on 27th September, 1919
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Lot #4531
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA - NORTH RUSSIA British forces in North Russia
1918 balance of the collection, 26 covers or cards, written-up on 21 pages, Army Post Office markings include "P.B.1", "P.B.2", "P.B.55" (Beresniki), Field Post Office "P.B.66" (Obozerskaya), "P.B.44" (Bakaritza), "P.B.13" (Troitsa/Grogan's Brigade), "P.B.14" (Yakovlevskoye/Sadler Jackson's Brigade), "P.B.12" (Onega), Bisley Camp, personal censor mark of Maj. J.Haig-Smith (assistant director of Army Postal Services), "Received from H.M.Ship No Charge to Be Raised", "Field Post Office 200" (British Russian Relief Troops), "P.B.99" (Kola), "Field Post Office P.B.88" (Medvedya Gora/Slavo British Regiment), two incoming letters from England and Hong Kong to Vladivostok, various censor markings, many with letters, mixed condition, excellent, well researched group
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$900.00

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Lot #4532
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA - NORTH RUSSIA British forces in North Russia
1918-19 group of 15 covers and cards, mostly to England, variety of APO and FPO markings, censor cachets, etc., mixed condition, few cover faults noted, mostly fine-v.f.
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$900.00

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