The Samovar
Not logged in [Login ]
Go To Bottom

Printable Version  
Author: Subject: Torgsin markings
cec71
Major Philatelist
***




Posts: 199
Registered: 1/26/2005
Member Is Offline

Mood: No Mood

[*] posted on 3/5/2011 at 22:17
Torgsin markings


Any information on torgsin markings? Used to mark Russian stamps sold overseas in the 1930's.
View user's profile View All Posts By User
cec71
Major Philatelist
***




Posts: 199
Registered: 1/26/2005
Member Is Offline

Mood: No Mood

[*] posted on 3/8/2011 at 08:42
Torgsin markings


Nothing like intellectual curosity and answering your own question.
Noted on E Bay recently were some Gold Standard small imperforate heads with purple markings. The seller said the markings were torgsin markings.
Torgsin stores were begun in the 1920's and extended into the 1930's. There express purpose was to sell goods to foreigners for hard currency.
During this same period the Soviets released many of the small heads for sale that had been in the archives. The stamps sold in these stores were so noted with torgsin markings.
View user's profile View All Posts By User
Duck
Czarist
**




Posts: 20
Registered: 12/7/2007
Location: Moscow
Member Is Offline

Mood: No Mood

[*] posted on 3/20/2011 at 06:20


Quote: Originally posted by cec71  
Any information on torgsin markings? Used to mark Russian stamps sold overseas in the 1930's.
:lecture:lecture:lecture

скан0005.jpg - 164kB
View user's profile View All Posts By User
stamplover
Administrator
********




Posts: 62
Registered: 2/6/2009
Member Is Offline

Mood: Curious

[*] posted on 4/16/2011 at 12:36


I can't help it to add some clarification regarding the Torgsin. It was created July 5, 1931, and closed February 1, 1936. Its true goal was to confiscate valuables remaining in the possession of Soviet citizens. The name "Torgsin" ("Trade with foreigners") was highly deceptive. Torgsin stores were created all over the country, where no foreigners ever visited, and more than 60% of gold, gems and other assets acquired by Torgsin were exchanged for staple food - primarily flour, also butter, vegetable oil, grains, meats, sugar, etc.



View user's profile View All Posts By User

  Go To Top

Powered by the Rossica Society
XMB Forum Software © 2001-2017 The XMB Group
[Queries: 17]