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[*] posted on 11/10/2018 at 11:13
Real or Not?

Iíve come across some Scott #C95s that I donít quite trust. They are the two on the outsides of the scan. The one in the middle is what I am taking as correct. The position and color of the overprint on the other two is not what I expect. Iím hoping, of course, that this is just a variation not mentioned by Scott. Can anyone help me out here?

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[*] posted on 11/11/2018 at 11:54

The much more detailed 2018 Zagorsky Russian-language catalog (Postage Stamps, Russian Empire, RSFSR, USSR 1857-1965) has good information about this stamp. I don't see where I can place an image of that listing here, so I'm adding it sepately as a new question. Please look there. But basically, the stamp in the middle seems to have the text shifted way up. The one shown in the catalog looks like the two on the sides. I have no knowledge regarding genuineness, but based on what I see in the catalog I'd be more interested in the middle stamp in that regard.
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[*] posted on 12/19/2018 at 12:30

Nik - note you refer to the 2018 "Zagorsky Russian-language catalog (Postage Stamps, Russian Empire, RSFSR, USSR 1857-1965)" - do you think any version of this catalog that includes English wording (if one exists?) would not be so inclusive; not include so much detailed ENGLISH information on the stamp varieties, description, etc?

Based in the UK, I have been using the Stanley Gibbons Russia Specialised catalogue but now looking for other Russia catalogue options that include stamp varieties, print errors, etc. BUT I speak very little Russian and understand almost zero written!!

I would appreciate your thoughts?

Publisher of illustrated stamp album pages - collector of Russian stamps 1858-1991. Based in UK - now retired with more time!
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