Alexandropol “b” an update

A while ago I posted scans of a stamp with a forged Alexandropol “b” cancellation. A reader sent me scans of a cover with a genuine cancellation. The date reads 11.04.1910. Only some cancels survived the invasion of the Turks and the fire in Alexandropol in 1918. The cancel with the “b” character did not. This proofs the cancel on the stamp showed earlier is definitely a forgery. Also note the crude appearance and the large letters. This is typical for cancels of this time and place.

alexandropol 11.04.1910 - ausschnitt

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