The Samovar

Postmark with the letter "E" in a form not often seen

Gary - 11/25/2004 at 10:26

The attached postcard is from Oreshki to Ostashkov - both in Tver' province. Note the letter "E" in OrEshki. The use of this old orthography letter is not very common in postmarks, but not rare by any means.

Can someone show us more examples?

letter_e.jpg - 196kB

Gary - 11/25/2004 at 10:52

The letter "E" as seen in this postmark from KEl'tsy is noted much more frequently.

keltsy_new.jpg - 244kB

howard - 11/25/2004 at 10:54

Blagoveshchensk also used this letter on some cancels - see Robinson's Siberia book.

Gary - 11/25/2004 at 12:02

Excellent example. Moscow's Central Postal Section also used it briefly.

moscowe.jpg - 155kB

tbeberger - 12/4/2004 at 13:03

Here is another example from a 1899 registration mark (instead of a label)

coverwirnij220199.JPG - 58kB

Gary - 12/4/2004 at 14:08

Thomas,

Did you mean to post this one in another thread?

Gary - 12/4/2004 at 17:51

The letter of interest in this thread is shown in a cropped image from the original entry. It is the letter after OP and before the sh.

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tberger's cover is very nice and an excellent example of the commonly seen letter.

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Gary - 12/12/2004 at 12:30

Another example from Strelets, Moscow province - a bit earlier.

eagain.jpg - 41kB