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usage of mute cancels in the Ukrainian area
According to the listings of arrival dates and cancel dates in Levin, general use of mute cancels di ...
10/14/2017 at 12:36
by: David Jay
single usage on covers
Thank you Howard. All I could say is that there is no evidence that anything is amiss.
10/14/2017 at 01:07
by: David Jay
Single frankings
It is hard to find such single-frank items for high values, in either the imperial or Soviet period. ...
10/1/2017 at 20:57
by: David Jay
Why postage due?
I don't see a good reason for the due, and there is no indication that the Russian side thought ther ...
8/30/2017 at 03:01
by: David Jay
Classification of the Poezd and Pochta marks
Below is a pdf with a revised version of Ian Baillie's 1991 table from BSRP,
repeated in the B& ...
8/24/2017 at 01:32
by: David Jay
The elusive 6 Poezd
Ian Baillie provided (in his 1991 BSRP article) a definitive list of the St Petersburg Local RR post ...
8/24/2017 at 00:34
by: David Jay
Zabaikalsk. RR
1900 was when the other known examples were posted, so I wondered about that. 1900 is plausible for ...
7/28/2017 at 00:33
by: David Jay
4k rose with curious background
Yes, Greg is correct. The background is shifted, but pretty severely. At the bottom left and bottom
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7/24/2017 at 11:39
by: David Jay
Zabaikalsk. RR
This is a postcard sent 2/6/1906(05??) on "Pocht. Vagon 4 Zabaikal. Zhel Dor." K&R mention a sim ...
7/20/2017 at 23:58
by: David Jay
yes
I think we are missing a certain incendiary, non-complaisant element. The philatelic trade needs som ...
7/20/2017 at 23:39
by: David Jay
4k rose with curious background
The very most lower left part is symmetric with the lower right. It is not inverted background -- th ...
5/6/2017 at 01:06
by: David Jay
1904 20k vertical laid paper RED OVPT
Well, have you seen the lots that are trimmed arms issue stamps from the 1870s and 1880s? The seller ...
5/6/2017 at 00:41
by: David Jay
Three dots, twice
Dave-
Appreciate the comments and more enlightened view of the submarine aspects of this card. One ...
4/26/2017 at 00:25
by: David Jay
1904 20k vertical laid paper RED OVPT
If it is not in Gibbon or Michel, its a fake. As Ray Ceresa said, any "Abroad" overprinted or surcha ...
4/15/2017 at 11:53
by: David Jay
Three dots, twice
Since I received the excellent book on Soviet perlustration of the mail by our President Dave Skipto ...
4/12/2017 at 00:40
by: David Jay
1866 5kop shifted background...not listed?
Its like obscenity -- I know it when I see it! Seriously though, one measure will likely not due for ...
3/30/2017 at 18:42
by: David Jay
A ratty postcard
Good, thank you. Interesting that it is not in the 1916 Spisok or Anatoly K's PO list. How does one ...
3/17/2017 at 00:05
by: David Jay
OK, right side up this time
3/15/2017 at 23:47
by: David Jay
Oops, sorry
It was late last night...
3/15/2017 at 23:45
by: David Jay
A ratty postcard
This one interested me, not because my dog took a piece out of it, but because I couldn't make it ou ...
3/15/2017 at 01:20
by: David Jay
E Bay forgery
Ah, very good
3/12/2017 at 00:55
by: David Jay
E Bay forgery
As I understand it, there was one 70k in the pane of 25, third row, 2nd stamp. This fake slaps a cru ...
3/11/2017 at 00:35
by: David Jay
A Zemstvo money letter
Thanks to both of you for posting. I seem to be better at finding mysteries than solving them.
3/9/2017 at 01:18
by: David Jay
The St Petersburg Local RR Post rides again?
Thanks for this. It seems that Suburban RR continued on into 1927-1928 without numbers. So in some s ...
3/8/2017 at 22:06
by: David Jay
The St Petersburg Local RR Post rides again?
Postally, the TPO cancel on this 4/9/1927 postcard to Detskoe Selo seems to be a successor to Bailli ...
3/6/2017 at 01:08
by: David Jay
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