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[*] posted on 1/18/2004 at 13:46
Why so much???


I have the same question from 2 Ebayers- why I paid so much for this sheet?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=298009372...

The answer is stamp variety at 3rd position.
It has semicolon (correction - colon) after rub

Here is the sheet image:

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[*] posted on 1/18/2004 at 13:46


Here is details:

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[*] posted on 1/18/2004 at 15:12


Sorry, but that isn't a semicolon. It is not even a colon. Looks like a spot of ink to me.;)

There are other "extra?" blobs as well.
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[*] posted on 1/18/2004 at 17:16


Zagorsky lists it as a "colon" ;)
Although It's better described as "extra dot" plate flaw :D:D:D
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[*] posted on 1/18/2004 at 17:42


And the term used is "dvoetochie" right?

How many of our members know that?
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[*] posted on 1/18/2004 at 17:58


Yep. Quote:
"243Ka S dvoetochiem posle slova 'rub.' (3-ya marka v liste)"

The corresponding picture looks exactly like the scan Andrey provided.
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[*] posted on 1/18/2004 at 21:07


Ok.

There were 4 different stamps issued with that "Telegraph" image.

1st is a stamp with perf. 10.5 and both modern Russian specialized catalogues (Zagorskiy & Liapine) listed this ":" variety.

2nd is stamp with "squares" raster perf. 12.5 and it is what illustrated on the sheet image.
Both catalogues (Zagorskiy & Liapine) does not list this ":" variety for this stamp.

3rd is stamp with a "vertical rombus" raster perf. 12.5 and it is what isustrated in the detail image.
Both catalogues (Zagorskiy & Liapine) does not list this ":" variety for this stamp.
I'll add a full image of this stamps later.

4th is a imperforated stamp and again both catalogues does not list this ":" variety for this stamp.
One of similar varieties of that stamp was sold on the last Raritan auction.

Hey Greg, here is another small article for FlySpecker 142

Here is a promissed image:
(the part of the sheet image showing block of 6 from left top corner is available aslo)

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[*] posted on 1/19/2004 at 07:42


What does Soloviev say about this stamp?
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[*] posted on 1/19/2004 at 08:32


Soloviev is also listed this variety only on stamps with perf. 10.5
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[*] posted on 1/19/2004 at 11:59


Gary! Answering your question - this is a published variety (in specialized catalogs)and well known to people specializing in this stuff. Several catalogs list it, each of them with minor errors, regarding perforation and screen it is exist in. The bottom line is - it is a constant variety for all "Moscow telegraph" stamps.
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[*] posted on 1/19/2004 at 12:07


And here is this variety in imperf. condition

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