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The Stamps Of Russia.

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Posted 12/02/2021   8:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add classic_paper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Second row from the bottom, on the left (above Hitler). This is a Bulgarian revenue stamp, not Russian.
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Posted 12/02/2021   8:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yikes.
Thanks CP,
mounted especially so I can lift these off, and place elsewhere without inconvenience.
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Posted 12/03/2021   02:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kuikka to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Two cues to recognize the country of the Bulgarian revenue are the coat of arms and currency lev.
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Posted 12/03/2021   03:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vicaf60 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The description for the Ostland overprint (the stamp with Hitler) is somewhat wrong.
It's not Russia under German occupation as the Ostland stamps were never used in the teritory of Russia proper, only in the Baltic states, mostly Latvia, and some part of Belarus.
I know that the USSR was commonly named Russia, yet, the correct description should indicate either the USSR, or the Baltic states - see here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reich...riat_Ostland


The cinderella with general Alekseev is from a propaganda set that gives a rise to many disputes among Russian collectors as to its origin. The prevailing opinion (as far as I can judge) is that it had nothing to do with Osvag (the stamps contain too many misprints typical of a foreigner who does not know Russian) and, in fact, it is a bogus issue prepared and printed in Italy after the end of the Civil war in Russia
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Posted 12/03/2021   03:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vicaf60 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And here is the 1967 stamp with the label shown, an original issue and the overprinted one:






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Posted 12/03/2021   04:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
the correct description should indicate either the USSR, or the Baltic states -


Correction noted and addressed and corrected. Thank you.

This is how incorrect information gets passed on.
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Edited by rod222 - 12/03/2021 05:04 am
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Posted 12/03/2021   06:22 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Some interesting Russian material fir your files on the first four pages of Yvert's Delcampe offering -

https://www.delcampe.net/fr/prestig...Phila&page=4
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Posted 12/30/2021   6:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Russia's First Stamp
Gummed both sides
First Instance I have come across "Printed not by the Congreve Process"
(Presuming the embossing portion)
Image: Wiki
Author Dr, V Bochmann
Philatelic Journal of Great Britain
November 1st 1919

Page 129 to follow.


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Edited by rod222 - 12/30/2021 6:29 pm
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Posted 12/31/2021   5:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hornet785 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Rod,

To add to your thread a set of airmail from the 30's that I received as a gift. C69-C75 MNH.

I am the second owner and it was bought in those time buy the fellow collector. Paid 1.05$ CA (Dealer in New York).

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Russia, Scott 1, is an extremely rare bird in mint condition. One of the great Russian rarities with a cv of $65,000. The example below was recently offered by Cherrystone:


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Posted 12/31/2021   9:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the contributions, gentlemen.
Nice stamps Hornet!
Page 129 of previous post.
Chalkiness of paper.
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Posted 12/31/2021   10:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
C75a to go with Hornet's set:

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Posted 01/01/2022   08:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hornet785 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi rogdcam,

Indeed! A nice bloc! I received it also.

Here 1931 set paid 1.05$ CA in 1931 via postal order in New York. C26-C29.

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Posted 01/01/2022   08:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hornet - Russian airmails are some of my very favorite stamps and your Polar Bear set is just great. It is also a lot of fun to see how available and inexpensive these were back in the day. $1.05 is now equal to around $20. Still a great bargain. I recently bid on, and lost, a set of these in MNH corner margin blocks. The hammer price was 1,000 Euro's!

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Posted 01/01/2022   09:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In a similar vein here is a Mystic approval set from the 1940's that I recently posted in another thread. The Spartacist set now has a cv of around $560.

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