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Krag postmark St Petersbourg

lgl38France - 9/3/2009 at 13:43

Good evening,
I'm a french collector of machine postmarks.
I recently found this postmark, on a postcard sent from France to St Petersbourg.
It seems to be a krag postmark :
- the interval between two similar points of the postmark is exactly 78 mm,
- The "5" in the first date-stamp is 3mm high, 3.2 in the second,
- both date-stamps are 1.3 cm from the edge of the postcard,
- The diameter of each date stamp is 2.5 as on Krag postmarks.
Would someone please give me more information about it ?
Best regards,


KragPetersbourg.jpg - 66kB

Alep - 9/3/2009 at 14:09

Such and other SBb postmarks are described and illustrated in the book "FROM THE HISTORY OF THE SAINT-PETERSBURG POST by M. DOBIN (Standart-Kollektsiya, SPb 2004). In particular similar Kraig pmks are listed and illustrated in pages 170 and 171 under Nos. 18a and 18б. However, this particular pmk having the last letter "B" after the date (meaning in Russian VECHER = evening) is not listed there contrary to those with letters "У" (UTRO = morning) and "Д" (DEN' = day), i.e. this postmark supplements the Dobin's listing.

lgl38France - 9/3/2009 at 15:13

Thank you very much.
Was this postmark (dated 1906) a trial ?
Sorry for my english...

jlechtanski - 9/3/2009 at 17:39

Have you seen the web page on Russian Krag Postmarks?

Alep - 9/4/2009 at 01:41

This is no trial but a normal postmark.

lgl38France - 9/4/2009 at 15:01

Good evening,
So, it's not a trial.
I previously visited J.Kaptein's Web site and asked him informations about this postmark. He told me to post a message about it on "Samovar".
He was right !
Many thanks.