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The Russian Field Post, 1914-1918 HANDBOOK/CATALOG

Ardalion Vinokurov and Alexander Epstein
Definitive major work by Ardalion Vinokurov and Alexander Epstein - in English - on the World War I Russian field posts. Originally published some years ago in a short print run in Russian, this English version contains all of the covers and postmarks contained in the first edition plus numerous updates. The depth of research in this handbook/catalog is such that it must be the first source consulted for anyone wishing to collect this field, and is indispensable for exhibitors; we can assure you without exaggeration that this is the WWI Russian FPO Bible.
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The Russian Post in the Empire, Turkey, China and the Post in The Kingdom of Poland

S.V. Prigara,
translated by David M. Skipton
Sergej Vasil'evich Prigara's masterwork on Imperial Russian period philately is undoubtedly the greatest compilation of such information contained in one book, but for many years much of the knowledge it held remained largely unavailable to non-Russian-speaking collectors until this translation provided a better understanding and grasp of the depth and richness of the Russian field. Since the handbook's publication, much information which was unavailable or unknown to Mr. Prigara has come to light. As a result, there are a few errors and omissions in the original that have been retained - it must be kept in mind that this is a translation and not an update or rewrite. In some instances, clarifications have been made and a few holes plugged, but the translation has adhered as closely to the original as possible. The reader is invited to refer to the "bibliography" in the back for more recent information; some of them are definitive and almost all acknowledge some debt to Mr. Prigara's monumental work. There are over 350 pages of text and illustrations presented in this work.
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The Russian Posts in the XIX Century

K.V. Bazilevich,
translated by David M. Skipton
Bazilevich's work, considered by many to be a companion piece to Prigara's The Russian Post in the Empire, provides a detailed overview that Prigara could only touch upon. Bazilevich provides pure postal history in this extrememly rare work, providing both the novice and the expert alike a look at the Imperial postal system. The expert translation by David Skipton adheres as closely as possible to the original text. There are 159 pages of text and illustrations presented in two parts describing the Post in the first half of the XIX centruy and then the Post in the second half of the XIX century.
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Imperial Russian Postal Placename List, Reverse Sort (1858 - 1915)

David M. Skipton
This comprehensive work will allow the collector to identify cancellations where the first few letters of the placename are missing. This working aid a must for cancellation collectors. It contains 110,1107 postal placenames gleaned from ten sources, ranging from Prigara's The Russian Post in the Empire to the official 1916 Postal List. The Reverse Sort is 379 pages and includes an introduction, an explanation of how to use the Reverse Sort, the compiler's notes, a list of cancellation abbreviations, format explanations, a list of sources, province and oblast' trigraph listings, a cyrillic-latin alphabet conversion chart, and 361 pages of cross-referenced placenames.
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Cumulative Alphabetical List 1858 - 1916

Gary Combs
In 1984 David Skipton introduced the Reverse Sort. Nearly a decade later, Gary Combs rendered a forward sort of the same work of over 18,600 entries and corrected a few minor discrepancies. This work first appeared in English, and was subsequently reworked to produce a Cyrillic version. Both the Cumulative Alphabetical List and its partner publication the Reverse Sort offer the postal historian and cancellation collector the most comprehensive listing of locations available, albeit not a complete listing of all possible locations. An effort to produce a document of that magnitude would clearly exceed the size of this work. This work represents the largest single cumulative listing of Russian locations in existence in the Western world.
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The Philatelist's Guide to Maps, Atlases, and Gazetteers of Russia

Peter Michalove
This original work from Peter Michalove was initially written to provide the Russian collector and postal historian with a cartographic resource of maps and listings of placenames of postal routes. Peter attempts to tell the story of Russian maps in three parts: Part One provides a history of the classic cartography of Russia; Part Two deals with the cartographic resources available for the study of Imperial Russian postal history from the mid-18th century through 1917. Part Three provides details of the Soviet period until its collapse in 1991. This work consist of over 130 pages of cartographic details.
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A Study of the Postmarks of Moscow, 1765-1917, Part One

Gary Combs and Noel Warr
This study is the first of its kind published in English. Part One of this study (will there be a Part Two?) is separated into three basic areas: 1) History of the Russian Post; 2) Moscow City Post; and 3) Postmarks. Profusely illustrated with maps, tables, and postal history and (of course) postmarks this remarkable work is a vital edition to any collector of Moscow postmarks. This study includes over 280 pages of detailed information.
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The Mute Cancels of Russia 1914-1917

Arnold Levin
This book represents the definitive guide on the mute cancel field of World War I which is based upon the world's greatest collection of such cancels amassed over a period of over 30 years of collecting. Russia's mute cancels of World War I are one of the great mysteries of philately. The book consists of two parts: 1) a review of literature and research in the mute-cancel field and the administrative areas where mutes were used are listed. Special attention is given to the various kinds of handstamps used. Part 2 is a catalog with over 750 illustrations. Combined, Parts 1 and 2 represent over 370 pages of in-depth information and illustrations.
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A Short History of the Rossika Society
(1929 - 1968)

David M. Skipton
This work is part history project, part archival inventory recording, part dusty old membership list and part family scrap album documenting the history of the Rossica Society from inception until 1968. The reader is able to follow the high and low points of the Society from the beginning years in Yugoslavia, a brief World War II "break" and multitudes of branches including New York and Shanghai. This well-researched amazing work comprises over 200 pages of text and illustrations, membership lists, erinophilia, postal history, etc. focused specifically on the Rossica Society.
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Postal Stationery of Russia and its Dependencies (1845 - 1922)

Alexander Epstein
This is a modern English language release of the stationery catalog in two volumes. Volume I is sub-titled Issues of the Central Postal Administration for the Russian Empire. Volume II is sub-titled Issues of For Specific Areas. In his introduction, the author states that "The postal history of Imperial Russia, as well as that of the early post-revolutionary period, is in many respects the 'poor kinfolk' of Russian philately." This catalog is a specialized publication for both the postal stationery and postal history collector.
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Via the Red Skies - The Russian Air Network 1922 - 1941

Dr. G. Adolph Ackerman
Via the Red Skies is designed to provide a comprehensive study of the development of the Soviet civil air network and air mail service from its beginning in 1922 to World War II. Flown covers will illustrate routes and stages in the air network expansion from a regional standpoint with accompanying maps of the operative air routes. International air mail covers passing through Moscow (or Leningrad) to western Europe are the most common items found in the hands of collectors in the western world. While an attempt has been made to provide balance, the scarcity of postal material available from regions of the country east of the Ural Mountains, e.g., Siberia, the Far East, Central Asia and Far North, will be apparent. Postal rates, air cachets and etiquettes are discussed and illustrated but assume a secondary position in this historic philatelic presentation.
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Soviet Air Fleet/Osoaviakhim Stamps/Labels

Dr. G. Adolph Ackerman
Soviet Air Fleet/Osoaviakhim Stamps/Labels is designed to provide a historical prospective of the formation, development and activities of the civil and military defense societies and to describe and illustrate the special stamps/labels issued by these organizations to collect public funds for the building of airplanes, strengthening defense and various air projects.
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Rossica Journals 1 - 43 (in Russian)

The Rossica Society
This is a single CD ROM with all Rossica Society journals from the initial issue through issue 43 - all in Russian.
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Rossica Journals 44 - 152 (in English)

The Rossica Society
This is a single DVD with all Rossica Society journals from issue 44 through 152 - all in English.
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Canadian Society of Russian Philately - Issues 1 - 60

The Canadian Society of Russian Philately (CSRP)
This is the complete run of the Canadian Society of Russian Philately (CSRP) journals. 60 issues in English.
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Stamps of the Russian Empire Used Abroad

S.D. Tchilinghirian and W.S.E. Stephen
Complete 6 volume work in pdf format to include additional amplifying data from articles published in most major Russian philatelic journals.
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