Monthly Archives: May 2012

Raritan Auction #53 online

The current auction at Raritan again features several Armenia lots. My impression while scanning: interesting items, some quite nice and not often to see, but also at least two lots where I consider the overprints/cancels as fake (the dangerous forgery … Continue reading

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I did some research regarding the Vartashen cancel. This is what I found in the Ashford “Russian stamps used in Transcaucasia”: VARTASHEN (Village) (Post Telegraph sub-office) North of the railway line, Vartashen was an isolated village in the foothills of … Continue reading

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