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Some kind of Bank Transfer? Help?
The stamp on the back is a revenue -- a tax on the money transfer. The revenue depicts a sailor and ...
12/2/2009 at 20:23
by: jlechtanski
2 K, Scott 19. Single dot after KOP
Looks to me that most of the bottom dot is there -- attached to the bottom right serif of the "P" in ...
12/1/2009 at 21:00
by: jlechtanski
Stamps of the Russian Empire Used Abroad by S. D. Tchilinghirian and W. S. E. Stephen
Nice clear searchable PDFs. All the update articles include or referenced. Great job. Thanks.
12/1/2009 at 20:58
by: jlechtanski
Levant imperf - fake?
Doesn't it look like the flaking you see on the earlier stamps of Russia proper due to the effects o ...
10/16/2009 at 15:50
by: jlechtanski
sc#192 fold,#426 dot variety?
Isn't the Scott 426 showing the characteristic doughnut shape caused by an ink bubble bursting? Tha ...
10/2/2009 at 14:34
by: jlechtanski
Moscow - late use of old postmark devices
РЖИЩЕВЪ КІ ...
9/23/2009 at 17:05
by: jlechtanski
An early franked letter sent abroad
I assumed it was "cherez" -- via.

The old spelling was чре&#107 ...
9/17/2009 at 13:36
by: jlechtanski
1937 Pushkin perforation varieties

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I count 22 perfs vertically on both stamps. I would say they are both the same perf gauge ...
9/12/2009 at 07:20
by: jlechtanski
1937 Pushkin perforation varieties
I count 22 perfs vertically on both stamps. I would say they are both the same perf gauge.
9/11/2009 at 18:10
by: jlechtanski
Petrograd receive postmark identification
Baillie & Peel has a note that "the Address Search Bureau was at 6 Eksped in 1916." Whether it ...
9/7/2009 at 16:33
by: jlechtanski
As the sun sets
A great 25 years. Thank you.
9/6/2009 at 12:31
by: jlechtanski
Krag postmark St Petersbourg
Have you seen the web page on Russian Krag Postmarks?

[url]http://www.jkaptein.nl/krag01.htm[/url ...
9/3/2009 at 17:39
by: jlechtanski
When letters are sent to Stamp dealers
1k+2k+3k+4k -- what an excellent way to make up the 10k international rate. I'm surprised I haven't ...
8/28/2009 at 19:07
by: jlechtanski
Literature online to download and/or to read online
A great resource on the Russian railroads of the period. Thanks. I see there are four volumes in t ...
8/24/2009 at 14:34
by: jlechtanski
Polish post station postmarks
The Dobin Book is:

"Postmarks - The Russian Empire Pre-Adhesive Period"

Unfortunately it does ...
8/24/2009 at 14:29
by: jlechtanski
Polish post station postmarks
Postal stations were small establishments with low volume. Imperial post office budgets were minesc ...
8/14/2009 at 17:53
by: jlechtanski
Austro-Hungarian Occupation of Russia?
I noticed this nice Polish town cancel on an Austrian Military Stamp. I turns out that Dzialoszyc&a ...
8/11/2009 at 17:39
by: jlechtanski
Our beloved USPS
Use a credit card with PayPal -- best advice I've heard in weeks. Thanks.
8/9/2009 at 17:23
by: jlechtanski
Mexico Destination overfranked?
The notation is "via Southhampton" in the same handwriting as the address. The sender wanted it to ...
7/25/2009 at 09:35
by: jlechtanski
Mexico Destination overfranked?
So Mexico via England 62k according to Hans Kupec in "Postgeschichte Kaiserreich Russland” and 70k a ...
7/24/2009 at 16:44
by: jlechtanski
Interesting poste restante postcard
The Vienna post office would be collecting postage due from itself in this case. There are some man ...
6/23/2009 at 11:15
by: jlechtanski
pre-printed wrapper for a group of singers
I notice the label is addressed to the Vacuum Oil Company, which was an American oil company.
6/23/2009 at 11:03
by: jlechtanski
Brender Cover with Insert
This time a Brender cover on eBay with a hand-written insert. I can make out "Bessarabia" in the in ...
6/21/2009 at 14:49
by: jlechtanski
Brender Cover with Insert
I read the text as saying the letter was sent 31 March 1922 and arrived in Berlin 16 April 1922.

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6/19/2009 at 22:08
by: jlechtanski
Brender Cover with Insert
Note that one insert indicates the enclosed letter was addressed to Ак&#1082 ...
6/19/2009 at 21:45
by: jlechtanski
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