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[*] posted on 12/23/2006 at 08:50
Nice mixed franking across issues


This lovely example is a registered letter from Moscow to Germany from 1903. The letter was posted on 28 May and dispatched the same day by the 4th Dispatch Office. The letter arrived/dispatched at its destination on 14 June 1903. The 4th Dispatch Office mark was in use between 1902-1904 and is noted with serials 1 and 2.

On the back, a very nice mixed franking is presented totaling 30 kop. However, what cannot easily be seen from a scan is that the 3-kop. stamps are horizontally laid and the 1-kop. and 10-kop. stamps are vertically laid. Th item is a mixed franking of stamps across two issues.

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[*] posted on 12/23/2006 at 08:50
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[*] posted on 12/23/2006 at 11:42


Nice franking. In my opinion the imperial issue is one of the most beautiful at all. The stamps should be: 1k Mi41y, 3k Mi43x and 10k Mi52y (correct?)
How did you do to identify the type of paper for stamps on letter? Is there a trick? I've tried with a backlight scan, like if it was a diapositive. For some stamps, it's not difficult to put the watermark in evidence, for others i can't see nothing (nor horizontal, nor vertical...)
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