Spink’s Sinkiang sale to feature Russian covers

Stamps can be fiendishly obscure in their appeal, as Spink’s sale of covers from the Sinkiang region of China aptly demonstrates.

Sianking post Spink

This is the only known cover sent from the Urumchi post office 

The headliner is an envelope from July 5, 1909 bearing a string of Russian "Kitai" stamps across a range of denominations.

It’s the only known cover to have been sent from the Russian post office in the remote city of Urumchi in northern China. It comes with an estimate of $63,955 ahead of the January 21 auction date. 

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