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Lot #4561
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA - SIBERIA United States forces in Siberia Naval and Maritime Mail
1919 (5 July) picture postcard Wuespensky Church), endorsed "Sailor's Mail", addressed to Monroe, NY, with U.S. Navy July 5 1920 pmk, from "U.S.S. Albany" datelined at top, the writer notes "150 men from this ship went out after Bolsheviks last Tuesday", fine and rare reference to the landing of U.S. Marines in Siberia (from the deck log of U.S.S. Albany (National Archives - WWI Naval Records) "140 U.S. Marines in on July 1 Tuesday in Shkotava") (U.S.S. Albany was eventually stationed in Vladivostok from 19 December 1919 to 28 April 1920)
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$650.00

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Lot #4562
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA - SIBERIA United States forces in Siberia Naval and Maritime Mail
1920 (27 Apr) "Knights of Columbus War Activities" cover (roughly opened at right), franked with pair of 1c green, tied by "U.S.S. Albany Apr 28 1920" pmk, endorsed "Sailor's Mail", addressed to Syracuse, NY, showing "USS Albany Asiatic Station, Vladivostok, Siberia", with letter "We just found out that we had to pay postage on our mail. Should have let us know before"
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$450.00

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Lot #4563
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA - SIBERIA United States forces in Siberia Naval and Maritime Mail
1920 (5 Feb) picture postcard (compliments of the USS South Dakota) sent from Vladivostok ("I am in Vladivostok Siberia now and I am having a good time") to USA, showing an upside "U.S.S. South Dakota" cancel, fine (U.S.S. South Dakota was stationed in Vladivostok from 27 October 1919 to 7 June, 1920)
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$450.00

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Lot #4564
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA - SIBERIA United States forces in Siberia Naval and Maritime Mail
1920 (Feb) three picture postcards to USA, one with 1c franking, others endorsed "Sailor Mail", sent from Vladivostok and canceled "U.S.S. South Dakota" (one with "U.S.S. South Dakota Parcel Post" postmark), fine (during the winter of 1920, the U.S.S. South Dakota was stationed off Vladivostok to aid in the withdrawal of American troops in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution. The White Russian Army had been defeated at the Volga Front and the Siberian government was collapsing)
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$230.00

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Lot #4565
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA - SIBERIA United States forces in Siberia Naval and Maritime Mail
1920 (17 Mar) cover endorsed "Officer's Mail", addressed to East Orange, N.J., with U.S.S. Albany Mar 17, 1920 and "Vladivostok Siberia" duplex, couple of minor spots, fine and scarce usage (U.S.S. Albany was stationed in Vladivostok from 19 December 1919 to 28 April 1920)
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$450.00

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Lot #4566
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA - SIBERIA United States forces in Siberia Naval and Maritime Mail
1921 (31 Aug), American Consular Service legal size cover franked with 2x2c carmine rose, tied by "U.S.S. New Orleans Aug 31 1921" cds, supported by "Vladivostok Siberia" duplex handstamps, minor cover wrinkles, fine (USS New Orleans, a naval protective cruiser saw action during the Spanish-American War, 1898. It was stationed in Vladivostok from 17 July to 20 December, 1919, supporting the Allied force in Siberia and again from 30 May to 3 October, 1921)
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$450.00

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