Category Archives: Ruble

Raritan #52

The last auction from Raritan had some Armenian stuff. Three items and a collection: together four lots. All of them were sold and fetched prices well above the initial listing. This is good news, because it shows the market for … Continue reading

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Eyecandy: Four Times the 50 Rubly Overprint on Charity Stamps

  This block of four features: – two canceled (to order) stamps – two mint stamps – the more common Erivan “m” cancel that is most of the time found on CTO (canceled to order) stamps – an overprint flaw: … Continue reading

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Overprints on the postal savings stamps

Genuine overprints on these stamps are quite rare. Only very small quantities of those were present in the stocks of the postal agencies – if at all. Genuine overprints exist, most of them are probably counter productions or made by … Continue reading

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Digital Forgery?

I bought some lots on Delcampe that I thought looked promising. One item is this block of four. Here is the image the seller put on Delcampe. What do you think? I was in a hurry and made a bet, … Continue reading

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Overprints on Romanov and charity stamps

Some enthusiasts brought stamps of the Romanov and the charity set to Armenia and had them overprinted. Later forgers discovered that they like these stamps too. They are bigger and just look like more. Nowadays collectors often think likewise. Still, … Continue reading

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Variations of the 10 Ruble Dashnak Overprint

For those who are interested, there is much more to discover than what the catalogs suggest. This is especially true for the 10 ruble HH overprint. Not only is there a second type – which is described by Tchilinghirian and … Continue reading

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A Big Error in Michel

Catalog prices for Armenian stamps generally are a problem. Some stamps are missing, some are overpriced, some underpriced and some stamps listed simply don’t exist. Part of the problem is that each of the publishers of stamp catalogs had another … Continue reading

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