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[*] posted on 10/12/2006 at 06:29
WHAT IS IT?


It seems to be a formula card, but it isn't. Formula card is printed in light brown, and this card is in black.
On the reverse side there is hand painted watercoloured picture and a text. I thought, that I am clever enough to distinguish between slavic languages, but I was wrong.

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[*] posted on 10/12/2006 at 06:31
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[*] posted on 10/13/2006 at 13:52


The formula cards exist not only in light brown but also in other colors, inc. black, although the first did prevail in the early 1900s. Also the double (Russian and French) heading is unusual for the formula cards. Nevertheless, I am inclined to regard it as a formula card. It is a pity that neither the TPO No. nor the year are not visible on the postmark. As to the message, I am helpless too.
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[*] posted on 10/20/2006 at 06:01


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It seems to be a formula card, but it isn't. Formula card is printed in light brown, and this card is in black.


Another example of such formular you can find in

http://forum.uuu.ru/viewtopic.php?t=18773
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[*] posted on 10/20/2006 at 11:44


The examples also show numbers in circles that I believe someone calls "translator marks."

Roberto was asking about a cover in our "eBay" forum with a red "4" in circle. Is this also a "tranlator mark"?
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[*] posted on 10/20/2006 at 13:21


Such numbers could be postal sorters marks as well.
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[*] posted on 10/21/2006 at 03:03


Thank you, Venets
I am not sure, that this example is real stationary card. The fact, that it was sent from Port Artur gives me a base to think, that this card was issued in the Far East. It is known, that there were issued several cards with the Imperial Coat of Arms (even it vas the prerogative of Post-Telegraph Department and was forbidden for other publishers) - some of them are very similar to official stationeries and others with pictures, printed on the reverse side.
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