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Semi-Postal Income?
There were official figures on the monies collected (e.g. the 'Philately for the Children' one day e ...
5/14/2018 at 11:49
by: verny
7th Annual Popov Museum Seminar on Postal History and Philately - October 10, 2017, St. Petersburg
Downloaded these now onto two different computers to open and take a look......file type unrecognise ...
2/13/2017 at 19:16
by: verny
Special airmail box
There is an example of this box in the A.S.Popov Central Museum of Post and Telecommunications in th ...
1/22/2017 at 19:15
by: verny
A Zemstvo money letter
Interesting that you posted this up, I have a collection of money letters as yet not written up and ...
1/22/2017 at 18:05
by: verny
Re Russian Academy of Philately
A most useful resource, thanks very much for the information.
1/10/2017 at 11:00
by: verny
probable reason for censorship
The most likely reason for it being censored was the 1915 advance of the German army into Latvia. It ...
1/10/2017 at 10:55
by: verny
Arkhangel 1919 - French Allied Intervention
Those were not guesses but official abbreviations that were used by the French military that I copie ...
11/27/2016 at 18:27
by: verny
I don't mean to be rude but are you sure it is A.G. and not F.G., he was after all Head of the Commi ...
11/27/2016 at 17:48
by: verny
More on use of obsolete stationery
Further to this thread I was recently mounting up some items I obtained in Post offices in Russia in ...
11/15/2016 at 11:29
by: verny
Russian stamp collectors 1917 -30
I am currently studying the early history of philately in Russia and whilst I can find a good deal o ...
11/14/2016 at 17:38
by: verny
Russian Consular Post in Kashgar
A potentially important little discovery indeed, and yet another illustration of the importance of c ...
1/31/2014 at 07:15
by: verny
and one for CIO
centre d'information et d'orientation
information and orientation centre (for recruits)
1/31/2014 at 07:09
by: verny
A few French Military possibilities
centre d'instruction de l'air
Air Force training center

centre d'instruction ...
1/31/2014 at 07:06
by: verny
Russian Railways
Whilst the first Public service Railway, the SPB - Tsarskoe Selo line was opened in 1837 no other pu ...
1/31/2014 at 06:31
by: verny
My apologies for the spellings in my last post, my keyboard is dying and I'm afraid I did not pick u ...
5/6/2013 at 16:32
by: verny
Inflation in Russia 1990's
An interesting question. I cannot offer a definitive explanation but can offer some examples of what ...
5/6/2013 at 16:30
by: verny
Arkhangel 1919 - French Allied Intervention
I have to confess to limited knowledge of French WW1 censorship but CIO in miitary circles often ref ...
5/6/2013 at 15:42
by: verny
In search of the Bluebird
The question was actually about the realistic price for such an item at auction. The simple answer i ...
11/26/2012 at 15:41
by: verny
Well Andrey I am very impressed, when I asked the question I was not even dreaming that someone woul ...
11/26/2012 at 15:32
by: verny
Emile Wettler
I have a number of covers of the 1910-20 period addressed to Emile Wettler most of which whist very ...
11/23/2012 at 16:59
by: verny
Russian philatelic advertising covers
So having sinned against philately by posting matchbox labels on the Samovar I now have a similar qu ...
11/23/2012 at 16:53
by: verny
Russian philatelic advertising on matchboxes
OK, so now I have your attention..after all who could resist a title like that? As any regular eader ...
11/23/2012 at 16:48
by: verny
Belgian armoured car unit in Russia WW1
will do
4/10/2012 at 08:19
by: verny
Our collecting interests
I'm glad to see that there are some like minds out there in the ether and most certainly there is a ...
4/10/2012 at 08:18
by: verny
Oh and another thing..
Of course having just posted I then had another thought...not all my Russian collectables are paper ...
3/7/2012 at 11:51
by: verny
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