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What a backwardness!
And they should learn the American way of numbering houses. For example - the street number of the p ...
7/22/2008 at 17:11
by: oldteddy
Another one I don't get the attraction...
Location on the card is listed as #9 in Gary's "[b]Вся М& ...
7/22/2008 at 07:40
by: oldteddy
Another one I don't get the attraction...
Unlike the other item I see a number of leads here.

1: It's possible to build a collection of tho ...
7/22/2008 at 04:45
by: oldteddy
Costume jewelry anyone?
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Also, the point about the sender's name in Russian being A. A. I'd like to hear any theorie ...
6/21/2008 at 20:31
by: oldteddy
Russian MNH year sets
Soloviev catalog also identifies reprints. I do not have Liapin catalog and can't say which one is b ...
4/29/2008 at 06:52
by: oldteddy
Mint vs. CTO
I do not know anything about the ink (or inks) but from my experience I know that ALL ( at least all ...
3/23/2008 at 20:56
by: oldteddy
Detail
Greg;
Yes, it's really missing those initials and if to look from the front it's a very crude lit ...
2/21/2008 at 21:51
by: oldteddy
Chainbreaker blue???
Thanks. Now I see.
2/16/2008 at 09:33
by: oldteddy
Chainbreaker blue???
Is the right stamp a blue variety or if not - could anybody show a true one?



2/15/2008 at 23:19
by: oldteddy
Case of "1"
Please note very well-shaped "1" on Greg's and of the right Alep's stamps, while the one I've shown ...
1/1/2008 at 18:22
by: oldteddy
1-rub inverted
Is it possible to tell if it's a fake just looking at the image?

12/28/2007 at 23:20
by: oldteddy
Reprints
Another Soviet era research area that always intrigued me is the topic of reprints of 1950s. It's we ...
9/5/2007 at 10:55
by: oldteddy
My experience
I listed a few forgeries (described as such and priced accordingly) on ebay a couple of times and eb ...
7/12/2007 at 15:30
by: oldteddy
Every specialist...
As Kozma Prutkov used to say: "A specialist is similar to a swollen cheek - his fullness is one-side ...
7/4/2007 at 07:32
by: oldteddy
Any hidden secrets?
1: The message is a Christmas greeting.
2: Handwriting is of a young person, most likely of a schoo ...
6/22/2007 at 19:43
by: oldteddy
A philatelic cover?
There are no signs (or am I missing something?) that it indeed arrived to Kharbin. So may be it didn ...
5/23/2007 at 23:17
by: oldteddy
Jail mail
As I understand the card is written by a convict (KATORZHANIN). He is in that prison for at least fe ...
4/29/2007 at 18:55
by: oldteddy
Jail mail
Another interesting detail: it's from a son to his father and the father is a big shot - HIS EXCELLE ...
4/29/2007 at 14:32
by: oldteddy
Jail mail
It's amazing what this guy is asking to send him: not money, not food, not clothing - but a book on ...
4/29/2007 at 07:27
by: oldteddy
Another far-fetched theory
I'd like to add one more possibility: it was sent to solicit a gift.
4/20/2007 at 07:44
by: oldteddy
Compare fonts
The fonts on the stamp in question and on three reference stamps are different. Compare "2", "o" in ...
4/7/2007 at 23:28
by: oldteddy
A mute or not a mute?
Thank you, Ivo.
3/12/2007 at 22:47
by: oldteddy
A mute or not a mute?
Is it a mute cancel or not and if YES - is it listed in Levin or anywhere?
3/12/2007 at 18:56
by: oldteddy
Grammar
Something might be wrong - or strange - with this postmark: the letter after "V" is grammatically in ...
2/21/2007 at 06:55
by: oldteddy
Mystery Belarus stamps
Anybody knows anything about those stamps?

WARNING: Most likely than not I'm going to sell them a ...
2/3/2007 at 14:53
by: oldteddy
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