USA Czech Siberian Legion USS Grant Vladivostok Russia Hong Kong Feldpost
Item #:90167
Franking :FP
Condition :see scan
Price :US$409
Postcard of Supreme Court in Hong Kong ussd by member of the Czech Legion in Siberia, Russia, returning home courtesy of the USA. In 1919 the US assigned the USS President Grant to the Army and it was used in 1920 to pick up the Czech Legions in Vladivostok and return them home, stopping in various ports along the way (hence the Chinese postcard). With Czech cancel of the PRESIDENT GRANT. Worn, wrinkled, etc but very rare -- obviously used only for this special case of transporting the Czechoslovakians.
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