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When is a mute cancel not a mute cancel?
Nice item!
4/11/2012 at 03:43
by: Maxime Citerne
Meaning of this handstamp?
Thanks David for the info!

And the worst (or comical) is that the Soviet censors didn't even both ...
4/1/2012 at 01:45
by: Maxime Citerne
Meaning of this handstamp?
[rquote=14547&tid=2764&author=Jeff]I assume that "valves badly glued" probably refers to the ...
3/31/2012 at 11:36
by: Maxime Citerne
Meaning of this handstamp?
This handstamp reads:

[b]Reçu à Moscou
avec les soupapes mal collées
Employé ________________[/ ...
3/31/2012 at 10:06
by: Maxime Citerne
Our collecting interests
Nice thread!

I find of the utmost interest anything that can enhance the presentation/understandi ...
3/9/2012 at 02:34
by: Maxime Citerne
Russia #1 - Offset Center
Dear Mr Mirsky,

sorry for the late reply, I have been very busy lately.

First of all, a big th ...
3/6/2012 at 04:54
by: Maxime Citerne
Russia #1 - Offset Center
Thank you for your reply :)

The stamp is on relatively thin paper.

I have the Liapin catalogue ...
2/28/2012 at 08:53
by: Maxime Citerne
Gary Combs (1947-2012)
This is indeed a sad news and I join my condoleances to the family of Gary.

All the exchanges I h ...
2/23/2012 at 07:43
by: Maxime Citerne
High Price ?!
Thank you for your clarification! Now I understand better your statement.

I agree of course that ...
2/19/2012 at 07:07
by: Maxime Citerne
Russia #1 - Offset Center
Another thought:

the paper's intrinsic quality seems to have allow the ink from the cancel to pe ...
2/15/2012 at 14:03
by: Maxime Citerne
Russia #1 - Offset Center
Here is the front. Taurrogen dotted cancel.
2/15/2012 at 10:54
by: Maxime Citerne
Russia #1 - Offset Center
Here are the front and back scans of a Russian #1.

Look carefully at the back. The blue center is ...
2/15/2012 at 10:52
by: Maxime Citerne
High Price ?!
This has resulted in the German government being more ...
2/15/2012 at 08:07
by: Maxime Citerne
High Price ?!
Russia #2 are scarce on covers but unless there is a specific feature, they can not fetch such a pri ...
2/9/2012 at 05:27
by: Maxime Citerne
early use of 1858 10k Wide Perf
Thanks David.

I certainly agree with you that the 10kop. perf. 12,5 is more difficult to find use ...
11/13/2011 at 05:51
by: Maxime Citerne
Third Early Recorded Usage
And this is the third early recorded usage:

Cover from St Petersburg to Helsingfors, dated 8 Octo ...
10/12/2011 at 03:21
by: Maxime Citerne
First Recorded Date of Usage
A quite exceptional item indeed.

The first date of usage recorded is a cover from the 19th Septem ...
10/11/2011 at 10:36
by: Maxime Citerne
Request for help
An interesting research which might be of help for Mr Bohn was published by a fellow member of the C ...
1/25/2011 at 13:06
by: Maxime Citerne
Cancellation help
It seems that your stamp has been cancelled by a Russian postmark (faint strike, on the let of the s ...
6/5/2010 at 05:57
by: Maxime Citerne
Azerbaijan. Question.
Thank you Dr Ray Ceresa for pointing out this important subject of philately, Fly-specking.

Regar ...
4/24/2010 at 12:13
by: Maxime Citerne
Help with identification
With cancelled stamps like this one, it seems difficult to prove the authenticity of the 'error' col ...
12/24/2009 at 04:43
by: Maxime Citerne

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