As an addition to the intriguing "Via
Siberia" cover that Alfred A. Gruber wrote about in the August 1998
issue and the follow up article by Hal Vogel (November 1998), which cast
more light on the circumstances, I would like to show my 5 cents worth
of knowledge with a postcard I recently purchased to fit into a
"Denmark At Sea" exhibit I am fiddling with.
The postcard is written in Vladivostock on august 5/1914 by a Danish
sailor (I presume) and franked with a russian 4 kon stamp. For some
reason the card did not make it to a post office in Vladivostock.
Subsequently, the writer added "Via America" to the address
and mailed it in Yokohama, Japan, where it was postmarked on August
18,1914 and rubber stamped PAQUEBOT. From Yokohama it went to the
transit post office in Tsuruga and onwards to Denmark via America.
The message on the card is also interesting in that the writer hopes
that they will smash the German fleet. He also mentions that there are
rumors about the Germans having mined the Great Belt.
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