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Russian stamp collectors 1917 -30

verny - 11/14/2016 at 17:38

I am currently studying the early history of philately in Russia and whilst I can find a good deal of information on the known collectors in Russia prior to 1917 from both early philatelic publications and the various societies i am finding it hard to trace what became of many of the collectors and their collections after the February 1917 Revolution. (I am not talking about Schmidt, Faberge or the Tsars collection as there is plenty of information on these).
Any information on the fate of pre-revolution collectors or their collections would be welcome. (Please note I have the excellent work 'Facts of Russian Philately' so no need to repeat anything that is contained therein.)

Alep - 12/1/2016 at 14:56

Sorry, I have not seen the work "Facts of Russian Philately", so I can repeat nothing from there. However, I recommend you the site http://www.rusacademfilately.ru/spage/no/archive/ where you can look through the pre-Soviet and Soviet philatelic journals and find there the necessary names.

Re Russian Academy of Philately

verny - 1/10/2017 at 11:00

A most useful resource, thanks very much for the information.