The Samovar

Russia Scott # 189

RSFSR - 7/13/2008 at 08:19

Just to be clear ... you are referring to scott 189 - the 250R stamp. The 'opening' you mention is at the bottom right of the '2' in the '1921' at the top right of the stamp?

I have many examples of this stamp and a quick review doesn't show these flaws.

If you could provide scans this would be enormously helpful.

RSFSR - 7/20/2008 at 21:21

Very interesting! I have several hundred copies of this stamp and my first review shows none of this variety (the first 2 images).

The second variety (image #3) I believe that I have something similar. I will have to re-check (I was focused on the first variety)).

Thanks for sharing this with us.