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Lot #4580
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA - SIBERIA French forces in Siberia
1919 (23 Apr) cover from Chelyabinsk Rail Station, franked with 35k Imperial Arms and addressed to General Lelong in Montgeron, France, with the partially covered return address of Capt. Lelong (writing to his father), "Colonial Siberien, Via Shanghai", boxed Cyrillic "Opened by Military Censor No.28" and arrival pmks on back (the sender, Pierre Lelong was the ninth son of General Michel Lelong. He graduated Saint-Cyr and was promoted captain in 1919 and fought in the Urals and in Siberia)
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$230.00

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Lot #4581
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA - SIBERIA French forces in Siberia
1919 (25 Mar) Canadian YMCA cover, endorsed "F.M." and addressed to France, showing the return address of an "Armurier" (gunsmith), "Mission Francaise en Siberie", supported by a violet "Detachment / Mission Militaire Francaise en Siberie/Le Commandant" administrative handstamp, also a four-page letter of contents (discussing travel through Odessa, Omsk, etc.) on National Defenders Club stationery, datelined "Vladivostok", fine
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$230.00

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Lot #4582
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA - SIBERIA French forces in Siberia
1919 (2 Mar) YMCA corner cachet cover to France, with contents, written on board the French steamer "Thomas", between Honolulu and Vladivostok, endorsed "Mission Militaire en Siberie", with corresponding "Mission Militaire Francaise en Siberie/Armee Tcheco-Slovaque/Hydro-Glisseurs/Le Commandant" military cachet, supported by addressee's endorsements, cover routed via Nagasaki, with Japanese adhesive added and canceled by cds, with red censor cachet below, arriving in Mont-Luis on 17th April
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$230.00

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Lot #4583
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA - SIBERIA French forces in Siberia
1919 (Apr) free frank cover to France, with red "Bataillon Colonial Siberien / Le Commandant", showing return address of "3rd Corps Francaise Siberien", sent via Shanghai, with Correspondance Militaire Shanghai transit and Anet Eure et Loir arrival pmk, filing folds, fine usage
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$230.00

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Lot #4584
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA - SIBERIA French forces in Siberia
1919 (24 Apr) and (27 Aug) two covers to San Francisco, with return address of Norbert Ouvier, French Mission in Siberia, posted from Omsk, both sent through the "U.S. Postal Agency in Siberia" (duplex postmarks), bearing "Mission Militaire Francaise en Siberie / Le General" and "Mission Militaire Francaise en Siberie / Base Commandant Vladivostok" handstamps, usual cover wear, fine and rare usage of the French Forces mail through the United States Army Post Office
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$450.00

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Lot #4585
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA - SIBERIA French forces in Siberia
1919 (3 Dec) picture postcard to Belgium, with violet "Bataillon Colonial Siberien / Le Vaguemestre" (army postmaster), written in Harbin, also an unaddressed picture postcard "French Army landing at Vladivostok" (the French sent an infantry contingent to Siberia of about battalion strength. They were mostly Vietnamese and the picture shows them in tropical helmets)
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$230.00

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Lot #4586
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA - SIBERIA French forces in Siberia
1919 (3 Dec) picture postcard to Belgium, with violet Anchor and "Bataillon Colonial Siberien / Le Vaguemestre" (army postmaster), written in Harbin, also a French Indochina picture postcard with red Anchor and "Bataillon Colonial Siberien / Le Commandant" (repeated on picture side), addressed to Paris, with arrival pmk
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$450.00

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