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[*] posted on 8/19/2003 at 09:12
Mystery of Corrected Cliche (Scott 237b)


A lot of people familiar with an error of "70 rub. in 100 rub pane of 25". (pos 12). - Scott 237a. There are quite a few of them around and it does not represent a big problem to find one. Of cause it costs money, but still - it is readily available from specialized dealers if you happen to have extra $30-40.
It is completely different story with it 'half brother" - 100 rub stamp with "corrected cliche" (Scott 237b). Scott lists it for $125, but try to find or buy one!!!
For the beginning - it listed only in Scott and Stanley Gibbons. Dr. Ceresa also writes about it. This is it! None of the specialized Russian catalogs (Liapin, Soloviev, Standard Collection) mention about it. Does it really exist? Yes it does. See image below. If you find stamp with double right border that looks like this one - you are lucky!

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[*] posted on 8/19/2003 at 16:47
Question...


Does this "corrected cliche" variety also exist imperforate? I know the "wrong cliche" variety exists imperforate in a tiny print run, so it's at least a possibility.
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[*] posted on 8/19/2003 at 17:25


Now to get RUSSPHIL to post complete sheets of each? Or maybe DILATANT2xxx?

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[*] posted on 8/19/2003 at 23:56


I know - it's out of the theme, but look this example.
The post mark is dated before the stamps were issued (according to Michel)!
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[*] posted on 8/20/2003 at 00:27


Answering Ivo question. Techically speaking - it can exist, but none of us will live long enough to prove it.
Dr. Ceresa talks about only perf. version of 237b, but it means only that if 237b imperf exists - it would be even greater rarity then imperf 237a, which probably exist only in several copies (or may be it is unique too).

The only copy known to me of imperf pane of Scott 237a (70 rub. in the pane of 100 rub. ) exists in Popov Museum in St. Petersburg. All literature sources publish picture of THE SAME copy of the pane: Standard Collection catalog, Standard Collection "Postal Rarities of Russia and the USSR" and Dr. Ceresa, Section E2. I have a strong suspision that this is the only copy. If anybody knows other ones - please speak up - we would like to know. This copy has the same plate varieties as perf one - "sigarette' variety under 70 rub. stamp, etc. So - the same plate was used for perf and imperf version of 237a.
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[*] posted on 8/20/2003 at 13:30
Actually....


It's been suggested that this whole variety was manufactured for philatelic purposes (in a Yamshchik article). In which case the question is why the repaired plate was put back into service at all. If it was put into service at a time when GoZnak was already producing perforated stamps exclusively, the imperforate "corrected plate" variety would not exist.

That leads me to another question: were the imperforate and perforated versions of these stamps issued simultaneously (i.e. the perforation machines could not handle the load of perforating ALL the stamps) or successively? I know some of the perforated values are extremely difficult to find used on cover, which may or may not be significant...

An interesting little issue: only 4 stamps, but a lot to collect!
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[*] posted on 10/7/2003 at 18:22
Number of imperf sheetlets


I happened to see the Popov's example of the imperf sheetlet during my last visit and discussed it's rarity with the curator who told me there are 3 in existence of which she knows. It is however the Popov sheetlet that is always illustrated.
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[*] posted on 10/10/2003 at 00:23


This is interesting. Did they tell you where they are? Are they all in Popov Museum or somewhere else?
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[*] posted on 1/13/2004 at 09:47
Buy it Here!


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=297955469...
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[*] posted on 1/13/2004 at 15:39


I did not see a Corrected Cliche there !!!!
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[*] posted on 1/13/2004 at 16:33


L:o:oK closer!:D
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[*] posted on 1/13/2004 at 17:32


S:o:orry, still did not see.
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[*] posted on 1/13/2004 at 17:47


Seller changed the picture?;)
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