The Samovar

Mi167, 168 - interesting color

mvarfolo - 4/23/2007 at 23:36

A couple of semi-postals of an interesting color.
Scanned normal color pair below for comparison. Paper is what I'd characterize as a "thicker pelure".
Haven't seen this variety mentioned anywhere.
I can trace the ownership of these to the late 50s when they were bought through philatelic society in Kiev...
Any thoughts and additional information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!!

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