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[*] posted on 2/9/2009 at 13:14
1949 Andizhan postal forgery


In Rossica Journal #70, page 13, Ya.M.Vorin describes 2 forgeries of Soviet definitives (Scott 843 and 1260) locally produced and used in Andizhan in 1949 to defraud postal authorities.

I recently made an interesting addition to my collection and I would appreciate any opinions. It is presumably the Andizhan forgery of Scott 1260, used on a cut-out of a bank envelope. It bears the following characteristics of the forgery described by Vorin:

1. Cloud formations and design details much coarser than in original stamp.
2. Perforation 15 (hor.) by 16 (vert.)
3. Cancelled by circular cancel "ANDIZHAN OBLASTNOI" on 3.9.49 (presumably 2 days of use have been recorded).

The use on a postal envelope / document might provide some explanation on the intended use of the forgery and the rate covered, a question that had been posed in the original article by the editor of Rossica. There is a receiver cancel of a location in Andizhan oblast of 7.9.49.

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[*] posted on 2/9/2009 at 13:15


And a close-up of the stamp for further detail:
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[*] posted on 2/9/2009 at 17:40


That would be the 1R registered rate for both postcards and letters, 16 Sep 1948.

The 1R Spassky Tower (Scott 1260) was issued 13 Sep 1948 -- presumably to meet the demand for that new rate.

Nice find!
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