lot # 1021 - RUSSIA Ship Mail
1910 (8 May) picture postcard franked with 4k red, written in Vladivostok and sent to the US Naval Station in Cavite, Philippines. It was posted on a ship of the Russian East-Asiatic Steamship Company which delivered the card to Tsuruga, Japan, from where it was transported by rail to Kobe and then placed on a ship of the Nippon Yusen Kaisha Co. for transmission to Manila. Postmarked "PAROKHOD OBSHCH. R. V. A. P." (8.5.10) and Tsuruga and Kobe. The message reads, "I should love to take snapshots of the queer sights I see, but this is a fortress with a soldier on every street corner to arrest cameras and such, and as jails never attracted me much, I refrain"