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ZOOM MEETING Sunday 8 May 2022 at 7.30pm BST

ZOOM MEETING Sunday 8 May 2022 at 7.30pm BST

1. Neil Ritchie - Welcome 2. lvo Steijn - Postal forgeries of the first Russian definitives, 1992-1999 Ivo Steijn is a regular contributor to our Zoom meetings and his professional and informative presentations have been very well received. Ivo works as a director for...

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Following the presentation on Ukrainian inflation 1991-1994 (last ZOOM meeting): a way to solve the inflation problem. A letter from Simferopol: pay at the counter and a stamp with the amount. Jan Kaptein

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BSRP ZOOM MEETING, Sunday 13 March 2022

BSRP ZOOM MEETING, Sunday 13 March 2022

BSRP ZOOM MEETING, Sunday 13 March 2022 at 7.30pm GMT Program 1. Neil Ritchie (President, BSRP) - Welcome 2. Hans-Günther Grigoleit - The development of the postal system in Georgia after 1991. The influence of stamp dealers Born June 1942. Studied medicine at...

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Galleries

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VYATKA GUBERNIYA (PROVINCE) NON STAMP ISSUING ZEMSTVO UEZDS (DISTRICTS) by Robin Calvert

27 April 2017 Ex the Vyatka District Court Archive. From the collection of T. Page. Endorsement reads:“Received at Yaroslav Volost Pravlenye for transmission to the Zemstvo Post 11 September 1915 (signed) Volost Assessor”. BJRP 106 pages 57 to 75 download article ... more

Batum Philatelic Postcard

25 August 2015 Philatelic postcard with Batum view and three different frankings: Turkish, Batum stamps and BPP with Baghaturov signature. ... more

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From the archives

Selected articles from the archives of the British Journal of Russian Philately. Classic, new, quirky, or seminal 

Latest from the archives …

THE NORTHERN ROUTE - MAIL FROM AFGHANISTAN THROUGH RUSSIA DURING WORLD WAR II

article by Robert Jack, appeared in BJRP 105, pages 70 - 77 IMAGE “The second example shows the route up and running at full speed. It is endorsed “Via Moskwa Moskau” and leaves Kabul on 30 December 1939, transits Mazar-i-Sharif on 2 January and arrives at Brandenburg (Havel) on 19 January 1940 (transit time 21 days) (Fig. 2). Note that German censorship has now been introduced.” Full article here. 70-77 Robert Jack - THE NORTHERN ROUTE ... more