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  • Edward Chu

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    Dear Andre:

    Images sent. Please kindly check.

    Edward
  • Andre

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    Dear Edward,

    The size of the images is that low, that I can't enlarge it. Maybe you can send me photographs with better resolution to traumsand@googlemail.com

    Best regards,
    André
  • Edward Chu

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    Dear Andre:

    Sorry to bother you again. I would like to post the following two covers in the British Society of Russian Philately’s forum but without success. Maybe, you understand some Russian language and give me some helps. Both covers are from the…
  • Edward Chu

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    Dear Andre:

    Definitely you will see me again. I am in the process of writing two articles, titled
    "The Winter Surcharges of Chinese Imperial Post" and
    "Via Siberia, Russia of Chinese Imperial Post", respectively.
    I will forward them to you before having them…
  • Andre

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    Dear Edward,

    You are welcome! I hope to see you again.

    Yours sincerely,
    André
  • Edward Chu

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    Dear Andre:

    Once again, I am grateful for your supports.

    Best regards,

    Edward
  • Andre

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    Dear Edward,

    I regret that I can not give better information, but the Russian postal history is not my field of expertise and in my library were unfortunately no answers to your questions.

    The book "Disinfected Mail" of Dr. Meyer was published in Kansas in…
  • Edward Chu

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    Dear Andre:

    Just cannot say enough thanks for your helps!

    Edward
  • Edward Chu

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    Dear Andre:

    Many thanks for Denis' comments on the cover, which pretty much clarify its status regarding the disinfection. However, I am still looking forward to seeing your opinions on
    1 the mail route to western Europe after Moscow in early 1900's, and…
  • Andre

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    On the website of Rossica is an displayed an interesting exhibition collection "The Evolution of 'via Siberia' Mail - 1897-1945". Maybe you find answers of your question regarding the postal route here.

  • Andre

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    Dear Edward,

    I got a message from Denis Vandervelde in London concerning your letter: "... I am fairly sure the 'label' on his envelope has nothing to do with disinfection of mail, (which was discontinued in the UK in the 1840s.) I think someone has…
  • Edward Chu

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    Dear Andre:

    Regardless, I am indebted to your favor. Thank you!

    Ed
  • Andre

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    Dear Edward,

    I have to apologize if you got the impression that the article "RUSSIAN DISINFECTION of mail, 1897 - 1914" comes from me. The article was published on the website of the Rossica Society www.rossica.org . There is a similar publication in the…
  • Edward Chu

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    Dear Andre:

    After reading your article, titled "RUSSIAN DISINFECTION of mail, 1897 – 1914”, I would like to salute you with my highest admiration. Before I inserted my name in the Study Circle website, I had little knowledge on mail disinfection. I…
  • Andre

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    Dear Edward,

    I forgot to mention that Dr. Meyer wrote in the chapter of the British Isles of his book about disinfected mail: "Mail disinfection seems to have ceased more or less spontaneously between 1850 and 1860."

    Denis Vandervelde told me once: "By…
  • Edward Chu

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    Dear Andre:

    Thanks again for the valuable information provided.

    Best regards,

    Edward
  • Andre

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    Dear Edward,
    Disinfected mail of Russia of this time is usually marked with the cachet "OБEЗЗAPAЖЕНO". Here you will find an interesting article as PDF ("RUSSIAN DISINFECTION of mail, 1897 – 1914"). As I wrote earlier, it was not common for Russia…
  • Edward Chu

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    disinfectedmail.org/index.php?attachment/465/

    Dear Andre:
    I am very grateful for your very kind attention and reply. The piece of
    paper attached underneath the label with the printed text should be
    the margin of some stamps, as indicated by the…
  • Andre

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    Dear Edward,
    Thank you very much for showing this cover. The item shows no signs of disinfection (discolouration because of vinegar or slitting). Unfortunately I haven't seen a label like this before and so we will not know the complete text of the label…
  • Edward Chu

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    The cover was sent in 1902 from Chefoo, China, via Siberia, to UK. I have noticed a label printed in English attached at the upper right corner of the cover reverse. Was this cover disinfected? I would appreciate very much if someone could inform me of…