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Another dodgy seller on ebay
All those "color varieties" look like simple bleaching to me (sunlight or chemical). I also see the ...
5/13/2018 at 20:02
by: IvoSteijn
Semi-Postal Income?
Well, the income can be estimated from the print runs (see e.g. the Standard Collection catalog 1923 ...
5/13/2018 at 12:06
by: IvoSteijn
1932 Moscow Philatelic Exhibition
I presume (theory only) that it was to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the October Revolution. And ...
4/14/2018 at 12:14
by: IvoSteijn
Registered letter with St Pet Geometric Mark 14
Dobin is also a good source for SPb. He states the "sub-offices of the city post" delivered mail and ...
4/6/2018 at 10:05
by: IvoSteijn
General Miller issue
Sorry, I formulated that poorly. Sure, for some fantasy issues we know quite a bit about how they ca ...
4/4/2018 at 01:37
by: IvoSteijn
General Miller issue
I don't remember any article like that and couldn't find one in the literature database either. What ...
4/2/2018 at 19:57
by: IvoSteijn
1932 Moscow Philatelic Exhibition
Hah! With all respect to Google, I think it's banknote emissions.
3/24/2018 at 15:29
by: IvoSteijn
1932 Moscow Philatelic Exhibition
Here's a cover bearing both values of the set, postmarked in red on the day of issue:

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3/21/2018 at 23:10
by: IvoSteijn
1932 Moscow Philatelic Exhibition
If you read Russian I have a good document for you...
3/21/2018 at 03:27
by: IvoSteijn
British censor in Omsk 1919
I also wonder why someone put on that purple "T". 30k was the correct rate at the time.
3/11/2018 at 17:59
by: IvoSteijn
TPO without Number
Must have been a bumpy train!
3/4/2018 at 23:29
by: IvoSteijn
TPO without Number
It's "Livensk". The postmark is listed in the K&R book on Railway postmarks on page 143.
3/4/2018 at 18:28
by: IvoSteijn
TPO without Number
If I'm not mistaken, the "Uzkokol.Zh.D." translates as "narrow gauge railway".
3/1/2018 at 20:26
by: IvoSteijn
Rossica Certificates for forgeries
According to a 1996 issue of the Rossica Journal, the Expertization Committee's contact persons were ...
2/11/2018 at 01:49
by: IvoSteijn
Interesting items from the FER. Are they genuine?
A simple explanation for the "imperf" 70 ruble stamp is that it's a perforated stamp with the perfor ...
11/29/2017 at 02:48
by: IvoSteijn
Second scan the 10 K overprint
It's not easy to tell from a scan (ideally need a 600dpi scan), but it looks like a forgery to me. A ...
11/29/2017 at 02:46
by: IvoSteijn
issue date for 1917 imperf Arms stamps
Tiflis, a postmark known for being backdated in imperf Arms types, see Ashford.
11/19/2017 at 02:59
by: IvoSteijn
Russian Postmark help needed
They're both in the Julian calendar. Petrograd didn't switch to the Gregorian calendar until 1918.
11/17/2017 at 17:14
by: IvoSteijn
Russian Postmark help needed
I think World War 1 put a lot of strain on the postal system, and Petrograd was an important censors ...
11/6/2017 at 21:53
by: IvoSteijn
Russian Postmark help needed
Also Petrograd, just a different office.
11/6/2017 at 05:09
by: IvoSteijn
single usage on covers
Nice! Thanks, Howard.
10/4/2017 at 19:46
by: IvoSteijn
single usage on covers
David,
Can you explain the rate on that money order? I may have a suspicious nature but I'm wonderi ...
10/3/2017 at 23:48
by: IvoSteijn
Forgeries at raritan
[rquote=15411&tid=3096&author=Jeff]
p.s. Gee, are we missing Gary C.?[/rquote]

Nothing ...
7/12/2017 at 19:16
by: IvoSteijn
Forgeries at raritan
[rquote=15414&tid=3096&author=stamplover]
4. It is notoriously difficult to expertize some ...
7/12/2017 at 19:14
by: IvoSteijn
Forgeries at raritan
Stefan, I'd suggest formally bringing the matter to the attention of the Rossica officers. I don't k ...
7/4/2017 at 11:07
by: IvoSteijn
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