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Censorship of Field Post
The FPO # 26 belonged to the XXIVth Army Corps. In 1917, it fought in Romania as a part of the Russi ...
8/16/2017 at 14:16
by: Alep
Unknown Cancel Of Military Censorship WWI (3)
The censor's name looks to be Raal' (Рааль;). The p ...
6/3/2017 at 10:39
by: Alep
Why Passed Censorship?
It is true, such mail was looked through by the military censorship but selective.
2/3/2017 at 08:58
by: Alep
OMSK 1923 - OTDEL JIVOY SVYAZI - BRANCH of LIVE CONNECTION
It is not amazing: at that time, one calculated the postage due as deficiency to the regiatered item ...
2/3/2017 at 08:41
by: Alep
Why Passed Censorship?
It is the police rather than military censorship. Probably, the sender was an exiled person under ob ...
1/20/2017 at 09:07
by: Alep
Chuchin
It is genitive case of the male surname Chuchin. If female, then "ot Chuchinoy".
12/2/2016 at 03:08
by: Alep
Stamp dealers in Russia & Latvia 1914 - 30
The same I posted about the Russian philatelists concerns also the dealers. There were some private ...
12/1/2016 at 15:06
by: Alep
Russian stamp collectors 1917 -30
Sorry, I have not seen the work "Facts of Russian Philately", so I can repeat nothing from there. Ho ...
12/1/2016 at 14:56
by: Alep
Chuchin
F(yodor)G. Chuchin had a brother Ivan (Vanya), i.e. I.G. Chuchin and a sister Faina (Faya), i.e. F.G ...
12/1/2016 at 14:46
by: Alep
Why no postage?
1. It is impossible to answer this question definitely without seeing the covers. If no stamps avail ...
1/31/2016 at 14:54
by: Alep
Latvia "Service Suspended" 1919
The 20 kop stamp is from the April 1919 rather than 1920 issue; thus, there is no problem.
The lett ...
6/20/2015 at 02:50
by: Alep
Kolchak and Kuban Issues?
The five stamps on the right are well-known bogus formerly listed in some old catalogs as the Novoch ...
5/18/2015 at 12:52
by: Alep
When were mute cancels first used?
The pencil note Lvov on the bottom is the addressee's surname rather than Lemberg. The cork, if genu ...
5/9/2015 at 11:37
by: Alep
Were the early numeral values of RSFSR ever CTOd?
There were certainly these stamps CTO. At least, I had such with a Kharkov cancel and gum on the rev ...
4/24/2014 at 11:49
by: Alep
Postage Rates for R.O.P.I.T. Mail
The foreign rate of Imperial Russia were used: 10 kop. = 1 piaster per each lot or a part of it for ...
4/2/2014 at 04:57
by: Alep
Another mute cancel puzzle
The "Iz Yashchika" cachet is not necessarily connected with registered mail. It was applied also whe ...
2/28/2013 at 07:29
by: Alep
Moscow post office
More precisely - otdelenie
10/6/2012 at 01:28
by: Alep
Declared value rates to France 1917
I got this information from the official Postal/Telegraphic Journal. The new rate to France was intr ...
8/14/2012 at 12:08
by: Alep
Unidentified oval postmark
Beloostrov, Petrograd gub. A railway station near the former border with Finland.
5/28/2012 at 13:44
by: Alep
Belgian armoured car unit in Russia WW1
See also the lot 596 at the forthcoming (March 2-3) Raritanstamps auction.
2/26/2012 at 08:24
by: Alep
Gary Combs (1947-2012)
My deep condolences!
2/23/2012 at 05:02
by: Alep
1913 Romanov Dynasty Issue
But the 70-k value?
2/23/2012 at 04:58
by: Alep
Volostnoe Pravlenie to Pocht Otdelenie
A drastic rise of the volume of mail at the expense of soldiers mobilized to the Active Army during ...
2/13/2012 at 09:22
by: Alep
A different TPO: 1916 Rostov'-Baku Otd 65
The railroad route from Rostov to Baku was divided into two at Prokhladnyui: 1) the main TPO route v ...
11/7/2011 at 10:59
by: Alep
An unusual "Due" mark
Actually, the inland letter rate was changed on 15/8/17 to 15 k and the foreign rate on 1/9/17 to 20 ...
9/21/2011 at 01:25
by: Alep
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