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Lot #924
Georgia
1848 (29 May) outer FL sent from Tiflis to the Erivan district court with oval "from Tiflis" departure datestamp (29.5.48). With intact wax seal of the Tiflis provincial government. In addition, there is another stampless letter used in 1860 from Tiflis to Valreas, France, postmarked in Tiflis (20.5.60), Tauroggen (4.6), Tilsit (16.6), Prusse/Valenciennes (19.6), Paris (19.6), and Paris a Marseille (19.6). With handstamps AUS RUSSLAND FRANCO-TOUT and P.D. verifying all charges prepaid (postage included 10k for Russia, 10k for Prussia, 16.25k for France, and 2k for the receipt). This cover, like all mail going abroad, was carried by the extra post
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$140.00

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Lot #925
Georgia
1904 (17 Apr) stampless cover (slightly reduced at right), sent by the Imperial Yuryev University (two-line handstamp on front and circular handstamp on back) to Tiflis, then returned to Yuryev. Postmarked in Yuryev and the Tiflis third postal branch office (28.4.04), addressed to Dr. K. F. Robitov, without mention of an institution or street address. An extensive search was carried out as evidenced by several signatures and manuscript notations, including "Not at the Caucasian Military-Medical Administration" and "Not at the Mikhailovskoye (City) Hospital." The search also included the military hospital in the Navtlug suburb, which was served by the third city postal branch office. Finally, the handstamp "Not found due to insufficient address" was applied along with "Return to Yuryev." Dr. Robitov was the director of the medical observation post in Olty on the Turkish border in Kars Territory
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$90.00

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Lot #926
Georgia
1905 (22 July) picture postcard franked with 2x2k green, sent from Tiflis to Lyon. Postmarked at the 3rd city postal branch office in Tiflis (22.7.05). The sender writes, "For the past 10 days I have been in the Tiflis military hospital due to nerves, malaria, and liver disease." This hospital was in the Navtlug suburb, which was served by the third city postal branch office. The photograph shows the ruined fortress of the Dudarov princes near Lars at the northern end of the Georgian Military Road
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$90.00

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Lot #927
Georgia
1910 (21 Aug) picture postcard franked with 2x2k green, sent from Tiflis to Prag (Austria), postmarked at the 3rd city postal branch office in the Navtlug suburb of Tiflis. The photo on the back shows the funicular railway and the convent of St. David on Mt. Ploskaya in Tiflis, little toning, otherwise fine
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$90.00

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Lot #928
Georgia
1913 (22 Aug) picture postcard franked with 3k red, sent from Abas-Tuman to Tiflis. Postmarked in Abas-Tuman (22.8.13) and at the 3rd city postal branch office in the Navtlug suburb of Tiflis (24.8). Sent to Staff Captain V. V. Babenchikov, regimental adjutant of the 202nd Gori infantry regiment in camp at Vake, a plain on the western edge of Tiflis (In 1909 Babenchikov was a lieutenant in the Kerch fortress infantry battalion, and during the Civil War he was a colonel in the Volunteer Army on the Caucasian front)
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$90.00

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Lot #929
Georgia
1917 (8 Mar) 3k stationery card sent from Tiflis to Helsinki, postmarked at the 3rd city postal branch office in the Navtlug suburb of Tiflis, with Helsinki (31.3) arrival, censored Helsinki 1 April 1917 in red. The sender was a patient at the military hospital in Navtlug
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$90.00

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