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The 100r HH overprint on an unperforated 5 Ruble stamp – more examples

The discussion about the stamp brought two more scans from blog readers. Here is an example in a rather grayish ink. All characteristics of the genuine overprint are present. I think this overprint is genuine.   Here is the scan of … Continue reading

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The 100r HH overprint on an unperforated 5 Ruble stamp – a rare combination

Recently I did an opinion for a stamp which is now in the Corinphila auction: This is a rare stamp. Other collectors know this too and one wrote me when he saw the stamp listed at the auction. Included within … Continue reading

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Nice Stuff At Raritan

Raritan is one of the auction houses were you can find Armenian items almost every time. The current auction #70 hold some interesting lots. Most prominently three collections to which I will give some remarks. Lot #250 Surcharges on the Soviet … Continue reading

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The Erivan Pictorials

I am working on a sub page presenting the stamps and overprints of the Erivan Pictorial Issue. You can find it on the mene right under Stamp Issues or you follow this link: The Erivan Pictorial Issue This is work in … Continue reading

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Armenian stamps used in Georgia

Armenian stamps, created by applying handstamped overprints on Tsarists stamps, were used as base stamps for issues in Georgia and Transcaucasia. A further overprint was applied to create a new issue. In case of the Transcaucasian issue in April 1923 … Continue reading

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Modern forgeries

Got a mail from a dealer regarding this item, which is clearly fake. A typical example of the modern (around 2000) cancel forgeries apparently origination in Armenia. A first giveaway is the blank cover. The forger did not finish his … Continue reading

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Gallery update

Made a big update on the gallery. A lot of nice Serebrakian covers which are genuine and very useful for comparison. Also some very rare and interesting Near East Relief covers which show usage of the pictorial issue and represent … Continue reading

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New page: Gallery

I added a new page. There I will present scans of postcards and letters I get from collectors. This is very useful for comparison and information about postal rates, cancels etc. Enjoy!

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The 25000 rubles perforated

I blogged about this item and how rare it is. At the end of the post I asked the readers to provide scans if the own one of those. So far I got several mails with scans but no genuine … Continue reading

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When do you trust a seller or an expert?

When buying stamps you can either be your own expert or you have to trust the seller. In the latter case sometimes this means you have to trust a certificate or an opinion of an expert. I do make opinions … Continue reading

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