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Florence Farmborough went to Russia at the age of 21. Originally as a Governess to a family in Kiev ...
10/28/2004 at 00:37
by: Rusalka
Where is stamp collecting moving?
Michael, I was refering to the standard e-bay page which opens up when clicking onto the general Rus ...
10/18/2004 at 00:52
by: Rusalka
changing names of titles
Greg, are you not providing the O. S. dates?

According to my source (Soviet Encyclopeadic Dictio ...
9/29/2004 at 02:48
by: Rusalka
Correspondence between Heads of State
Thanks oldteddy for clearing this up for me. ;)
9/22/2004 at 01:33
by: Rusalka
Correspondence between Heads of State
Thanks Anatoly for pointing this out.

Why would the country АНГ&am ...
9/21/2004 at 01:34
by: Rusalka
Correspondence between Heads of State
A couple of things bother me about this cover:

1. The destination is written as [i]Windsor Castle ...
9/18/2004 at 00:34
by: Rusalka
Correspondence between Heads of State
Perhaps I am showing my ignorance in this matter, however I was surprised to find this particular co ...
9/17/2004 at 00:59
by: Rusalka
Where is stamp collecting moving?
I think much of the fun of acquiring all those 'special' items would be gone if we all had ...
9/16/2004 at 01:19
by: Rusalka
A sticky situation
Yes I agree with Dangstampr, even if the original gum appears yellow-brown and streaky in appearance ...
7/6/2004 at 23:20
by: Rusalka
Certificates: Bottom line...
At least we all agree that a third neutral (independent) party is the ideal person to issue an Exper ...
6/26/2004 at 02:50
by: Rusalka
What is that?
Can anyone please tell me more about [i]mercerization[/i] I have not come across this term before.
6/16/2004 at 21:35
by: Rusalka
Where is stamp collecting moving?
Has anyone else noticed that the number of Russian items on e-bay seems to have diminished significa ...
6/8/2004 at 22:08
by: Rusalka
There was a copy available on e-bay yesterday in the Stamp publications section. It may still be ava ...
4/27/2004 at 22:50
by: Rusalka
Need a good image of "COCEM" variety (Scott 28c)
Andrey could you please blow up your first image of the stamp? I can't see the detail properly. ...
3/14/2004 at 23:07
by: Rusalka
Cut out but from where?
The term "cut-out" is very broad. From what has the item been cut out is one question whic ...
1/6/2004 at 00:05
by: Rusalka
Plate flaw?
[b]Lobachevsky[/b] does not mention this particular flaw at all.

The stamp appears entire and not ...
1/1/2004 at 22:16
by: Rusalka
Can't trust pieces of paper!
There was a definite crossed pen cancel which transects at the Crown.

So much for Expertizing and ...
12/28/2003 at 21:16
by: Rusalka
Too far away
If we had a CD-ROM of back issues then it would be very easy to access those articles which not all ...
12/4/2003 at 00:22
by: Rusalka
I'm still mystified
Greg could you please reply to my previous query. Thanks!
11/21/2003 at 20:20
by: Rusalka
Mostly all clear
Most of my copies have clear frames. There are no corner spots.

However, a few stamps have a tiny ...
8/29/2003 at 23:45
by: Rusalka
I want more!
Greg the 1905 issues have been driving me crazy.

Could you please provide a scan of the 2k, 3k, 5 ...
8/24/2003 at 22:44
by: Rusalka
# 1 and # 2 pen and ink cancels
Kiryushkin and Robinson in "Russian Postmarks" at p 16 state the following:

"With ...
8/24/2003 at 02:33
by: Rusalka
B7 or B12 or What?
Please look at the perfs of the cenrtal stamp. They are NOT the same as the p 11.5 stamp on the righ ...
6/22/2003 at 19:54
by: Rusalka
B7 or B12 or What?
I have taken a closer look at the central "mystery" stamp. I find that I am unable to matc ...
6/22/2003 at 03:10
by: Rusalka
B7 or B12 or What?
All my references claim that only ONE 7-Kopek on white paper was ever printed in this series. That w ...
6/22/2003 at 02:33
by: Rusalka

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