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[*] posted on 9/22/2004 at 09:02
bisect ??


Is this a legal use of stamp in Russia?? Thanks JW

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[*] posted on 9/22/2004 at 10:03


Yes, sort of. There were cases when because of the shortage of specific denomination, local postal authorities used bisects. Text in Russian on the top of the cover says" Postal fee of 50 kop. paid. Postmaster "signature" ". Typically it means that it was written to have additinal prove of validity of this bisect.
The latest example I have is from 1931. It is even listed in Liapin, vol 1, page 182.

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[*] posted on 10/2/2004 at 15:00
Can you still use bisects?


Greg, any idea when the use of bisected stamps was no longer accepted, or is this still an accepted practice today?

On e could assume from your "latest example" that maybe the 1930's and only through local posts?




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[*] posted on 10/4/2004 at 22:49


I never saw anything later than this example, but I can guess that may be somebody somewhere after 1991 used them. Wierd times sometimes create wierd solutions... (even in postal system). May be somebody has a bisect dated after 1991?
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[*] posted on 10/18/2006 at 00:43


The 1931 bi-section is a prepared forgery. I can provide a scan of an identical bi-section.
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[*] posted on 10/18/2006 at 16:01


Bisects were accpeted by post offices and even applied by post office clerks if there wasn't other stamps of the equivalent value. But was this a commonly accepted praxis (a not written rule) or the use of bisects was explicitly stated in postal regulaments? As far as i know (but i'm not sure of the source), the use of bisects is not included in any postal regulament. It was accpeted by the postal administrations because in the end it didn't affect the whole income (two stamps by 10k worth exactly like one of 20 cutted in two pieces). Am i correct?
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[*] posted on 10/18/2006 at 16:30


In other words, any postal regulament says it is forbidden, and any postal regulament says it can be done.
Bisects were finally no more accepted because it could be a way to reuse cancelled stamps where the cancel didn't cover all the stamp, but just a part of it.
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[*] posted on 10/18/2006 at 16:41


Here is a latter example used on WW2:

http://www.cherrystoneauctions.com/%5Fauction/_enlarge.asp?f...
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[*] posted on 10/21/2006 at 08:51


I am referring to this particular bisect.
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