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biggrin.gif posted on 10/23/2004 at 13:58
The lowly 1 kop doing its job


The illustrations here show the lowest denomination of the 1909-12+ issue doing what it was created to do - pay postage.

Here is a single 1-kop. on a local (internal city) postcard.

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[*] posted on 10/23/2004 at 13:59


Here is a pair of 1-kop. stamps on an internal Russia postcard with no significant text.

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[*] posted on 10/23/2004 at 14:00


Here are 3 x 1-kop. stamps on an Internal Russia postcard with significant text to warrant an increase in postage.

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[*] posted on 10/23/2004 at 14:02


And a block of 4 1-kop. stamps on a postcard going to a destination outside of Russia proper.

Can someone do this with the other lower value stamps?
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[*] posted on 10/24/2004 at 06:45


I forgot to mention that all the stmps are NHOG, unless stated otherwise.
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[*] posted on 10/27/2004 at 00:33


Actually there is another interesting thing here... Look at postcard with 3 stamps. It sent to place (village) called "Volkovishki" to a person with last name "Volkovishsky". It was typical in Imperial Russia and started in middle ages, that person ("barin") who own some village (with all people living there) would have the same last name as the place (or rename the place after his last name). Forgot which one came first, may be somebody remembers...
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[*] posted on 10/27/2004 at 18:38


Re: The 3 kop. cover

Interesting that the bottom stamp has only half the cancellation. Somebody was really careful with the cancel device.
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[*] posted on 10/28/2004 at 17:23


Michael, what do you think this means?
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[*] posted on 10/28/2004 at 21:33


I think a stamp was taken off.
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[*] posted on 10/29/2004 at 02:57


All things are possible.

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[*] posted on 10/29/2004 at 05:57


Maybe not?
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[*] posted on 10/29/2004 at 07:21


Looks like a weak postmark, or maybe these are really, really tall stamps..... :D

Notice that there is a strike on the envelope where the "missing" stamp should be. Was looking at this the other day, because from a 30,000 foot view, it did appear that there was a stamp missing. But on closer look, it did not appear to be missing, but rather 3 stamps with a fairly even strike that did not touch the envelope.

You've really got to ask yourself what the value of removing a stamp would really be if someone did this.




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[*] posted on 10/29/2004 at 17:38


Did someone mention the postal rate for an item like this at the time it was posted?
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Removing stamps has been a passion of the anti-history culture for years. Any stamp, varieties or error or etc., has always been worth a tad bit more on "cover," but some people insist on removing it and lowering the value. Heck. even overprints are easier to identify IF on cover.:hoho

Oh oh. I think I have been bad.:devil
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