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[*] posted on 7/14/2006 at 09:21
Scott 350 Variety?


Here is a copy of the perf. 12 x 12 watermarked 8k on 7k overprint of June, 1927 (Scott 350).

Note the cut in the О of КОП. in the overprint.

Zagorsky shows a variety (Zagorsky 181Ka) with a complete cut in the O at a different position on the unwatermarked perf 14 x 14 version.

This attached example is quite different and on Zagorsky 182.

Unknown variety?

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[*] posted on 7/14/2006 at 22:42


We probably should consider it as "freak" at least until somebody will find another copy with exactly the same "broken "O". Ideally you also want to identify position of this variety on the sheet.
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[*] posted on 7/15/2006 at 07:41
"Freak" or ... ?


Are you all, folks, ABSOLUTELY sure that it's not just a clumsy fake? It would be nice to hear arguments supporting its authenticity...
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[*] posted on 7/15/2006 at 11:43


Of cause not. In order to verify if it is fake or not you really need to look at stamp (from both sides), measure overprint, etc. Can not do it from the image. As you know there is quite a number of fakes of this issue...
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[*] posted on 7/16/2006 at 01:53


Such kind of variety appears sometimes when some foreign object or particle gets occasionally on the printing press or paper. This might be the case. It may be unique if the particle was blown off before the next stroke of the press.
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[*] posted on 7/18/2006 at 10:27


Looking at the size of the piece missing from the broken "o" a piece of punched out perforation laying on the paper before overprinting could have caused it.

This would imply that overprinting and perforating were being done close to each other.
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[*] posted on 7/18/2006 at 19:01


EFO at best.
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[*] posted on 7/18/2006 at 21:00


I can recommend a very good article by George Shalimoff on the "8 kop" overprints (both on postage stamps and on postage due stamps) which was published in Rossica 106/07 (1985), pp.35-46. He illustrates several examples very similar to this one, all with bits of the overprint missing as the result of pieces of punched-out paper covering the stamp during overprinting.
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[*] posted on 7/19/2006 at 12:15


Thanks Ivo. Great article. All the answers to varieties, freaks and counterfeits on the "8 KOP" overprints.
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[*] posted on 7/19/2006 at 14:04


Which is available online here: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/UFDC/UFDC.aspx?g=ros&c=rosj&m=d&i=1...

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[*] posted on 7/19/2006 at 14:35


Yes. And let me thank all those at Rossica who made this possible.

I'm sure it will increase interest in collecting Russia throughout the world.

Well done.
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[*] posted on 7/19/2006 at 18:12


To complete the series, there is a followup in #108-109 by Alex Sadovnikov at:

http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/UFDC/UFDC.aspx?g=ros&c=rosj&m=d&i=1...

Using the journal index search in the Samovar for "8 kop," see what you may find as well (click on file name).:cool:

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