The Samovar

Mongolia cancel?

stamplover - 4/22/2010 at 20:35

Here is a Mongolia cancel currently on Cherrystone auction
As far as I can see, they misread the date on the cancel. And who would use these stamps in Mongolia in November 1917? May be I miss something?

Alep - 4/23/2010 at 12:29

Urga - a Russian post office in Mongolia (see e.g. Tsilingirian&Stephen books).

Lacplesis - 4/23/2010 at 12:39

I think stamplover wanted a comment on the vertically laid paper issue and the "late" date of use.
I know now that it is not that unusual, but had the same question when I first encountered it.

Alep - 4/24/2010 at 13:52

There still remained considerable stocks of vertically laid 3.50, 7 and 10 r at some remote post offices and some regions by the end of 1917 and even later. For instance,I have a pair of such 7 r used in Siberia in 1921(!).

Lacplesis - 4/24/2010 at 15:53

Yes, I own a 7 r used Kharbin-Pristan in 1918.