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A.E.F. - Siberia

Lots 1194-1203 Lots 1204-1210

Lot 1194    

1918 Ft. Wm. McKinley, Philippines to Vladivostock, Siberia, incoming Philippines 1908, 2¢ Rizal entire uprated with 1914, 4¢ carmine, tied by "Ft. Wm. McKinley, Rizal, P.I." duplex postmark, purple censor handstamp and Manila transit backstamp; small edge opening tear at top right, Very Fine, a rare usage from the Philippine Islands.
Scott No. Phil. 277+U30    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $260

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Lot 1195    

1918 Official A.E.F. Siberia Safe Arrival Card, Soldier's Mail card to Shabbona, Ill. canceled with "San Francisco, Sep 4, 1918" machine postmark, reverse with printed message…"I have arrived safely at a foreign port. My address will by "AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE SIBERIA", Care of Depot Quartermaster, San Francisco, California", Very Fine, a very rare Official Soldier's Mail card, only a handful exist and all known used between September 1-4 of 1918.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $180

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Lot 1196    

1918 Official A.E.F. Siberia Safe Arrival Card, Soldier's Mail card to Berkeley, Cal. canceled with "San Francisco, Sep 4, 1918" machine postmark, reverse with printed message…"I have arrived safely at a foreign port. My address will by "AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE SIBERIA", Care of Depot Quartermaster, San Francisco, California", Very Fine, a very rare Official Soldier's Mail card, only a handful exist and all known used between September 1-4 of 1918.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $350

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Lot 1197    

U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, China, Oct 1, 1918, well struck duplex postmark on "Officer's Mail" endorsed cover to Los Angeles, Cal., purple boxed censor handstamp; central file fold, Very Fine, a rare forerunner postmark which seldom appears clear and more often barely legible, ex-W. Spicer.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

The first American troops of the A.E.F. arrived in Siberia in September of 1918. Since there was no cancelling device available, the Shanghai duplex was provisionally used for three weeks until October 17th when the assigned canceller arrived.

Realized: $525

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Lot 1198    

U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, China, Oct 11, 1918, discernible strike of Siberia provisional duplex on "War Department, Headquarters American Expeditionary Forces, Siberia" corner card soldier's cover to Pacific Grove, Cal., red box "A.E.F. Siberia, Censored" handstamp, Very Fine for this, a rare forerunner postmark which seldom appears clear and more often barely legible.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $725

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Lot 1199    

A.E.F. Field Service Postcard, type II card, addressed to Stockton, Cal. with "U.S. Postal Agency, Siberia, Oct 31, 1918" cds and four bar duplex, reverse datelined "Vladivostok, Oct 20"; name scuffed out on reverse, otherwise Very Fine, a very rare card, with only ten recorded (seven type II).
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $290

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Lot 1200    

U.S. Postal Agency, Siberia, Nov 27, 1918, large cds and four bar duplex on "War Department, Headquarters American Expeditionary Forces, Siberia" corner card soldier's cover to Pacific Grove, Cal., red box "A.E.F. Siberia, Censored" handstamp; cover slightly reduced at right, with original enclosure on matching letterhead, Very Fine.
Estimate    $250 - 350.

Realized: $475

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Lot 1201    

1919 Ft. Wm. McKinley, Philippines to Vladivostock, Siberia, incoming Philippines 1908, 2¢ Rizal entire uprated with 1914, 4¢ carmine (s.e.), tied by "Ft. Wm. McKinley, Rizal, P.I., Jan 19" duplex postmark, purple censor handstamp and Manila transit backstamp, cover forwarded to Cameron Mills, N.Y. with "U.S. Postal Agency, Siberia, Feb 14, 1919" duplex postmark; cover slightly reduced at left, otherwise Very Fine, a very rare usage from the Philippine Island and forwarded from Siberia.
Scott No. Phil. 277+U30    Estimate $400 - 600.

Reverse.

Realized: $675

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Lot 1202    

U.S. Postal Agency, Siberia, Feb 26, 1919, clear duplex postmark canceling on 1918, 2¢ red reply postal card to Hartford, Ct., with large boxed "A.E.F. Siberia, Censored" handstamp, signed and card sent by the U.S. Postal Agent S.A. Cisler, Very Fine, believed to be the only 2¢ postal reply card sent from Siberia.
Scott No. UY8r    Estimate $200 - 300.

Reverse.

Realized: $850

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Lot 1203    

U.S. Postal Agency, Siberia, Jun 7, 1919, duplex postmark on printed P.O.W. "Hungary / Austria" designation card to Budapest, Hungary, without censor handstamp, Very Fine, an extremely rare prisoner card and possibly unique.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Reverse.

Realized: $800

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