Monthly Archives: February 2015

A page of the Ashford collection

Recently I was able to get hold on an original page of the Ashford collection. Peter T. Ashford together with S. D. Tchilinghirian created back in 1953 one of the most important works regarding the stamps of Armenia. Page four … Continue reading

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Fantasy prices

In Germany we call prices of goods that are (for our understanding) way above what is reasonably “moon prices” or “prices from the moon”. At Gärtner Auctions you can find this item: The overprint is looking fine. The item is … Continue reading

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Forgeries at Cherrystone

Some of the most common overprint forgeries on the First Essayan Pictorial Issue can (again) be bought at Cherrystone. This forgery of the 35 Gold-kopeck overprint is quite crude and easily spotted. You can check here  for my article with … Continue reading

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New Addition to the collection

The lilac overprints of the HH (ruble) overprints are much rarer then the black ones. In order to get a feeling for the look of the genuine ink you need several items with this overprint, the more the better. This … Continue reading

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A Pain with Painting

Why did someone try to improve this stamp? The basic stamp is from the original printing (genuine!) there is a genuine overprint – most likely a “2” and a nice and clean part of the Karaklis-Erivan a cancel (also genuine). … Continue reading

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