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Roger and Sue Castle
April 7 2014 (17:12)
Peter, I am also sorry but I did not expect a reply, I had failed to check for sometime. I will send what I have.
August 24 2013 (15:28)
Thank you very much. I am sorry it has taken so long to reply. Today is the very first time I have been able to access the web site! Caroline kindly posted the original enquiry! Yes please, I would like to see your six cachets. Thank you. I am Peter Chadwick, [email protected] If you give me your e-address, I will e-mail you with scans of my material. Thanks and regards Peter chadwick
Roger and Sue Castle
March 5 2013 (17:51)
I have no info. on the overprints only that the ‘overprinted stamps were not produced by the Reich Postal Administration – Post Office Memel’. but I have a list of the 6 cachets used during this period. Let me know if you would be interested I will e-mail.
March 5 2013 (17:22)
The handstamp reads: ‘Opened by the Military Censor. [space for date] Helsingfors Military Censor No.141.’
April 3 2013 (13:28)
Sounds like a wonderful idea. Any members living near Peter (Yarm, Cleveland) wanting to get in touch to arrange an informal meeting?
March 11 2013 (07:31)
Maxime I have been on holiday. Will search out details of high value franked Zemstvo covers. KR Edward Klempka
March 15 2013 (22:18)
Thanks Alan for sharing this. I have in my stock a 1 ruble Romanov used on a parcel card from Moscow to Liège (Belgium) on the 4th January 1913. I have seen another card from the same correspondance with the same date and franking as well in another collection. This is the earliest use of any Romanov ruble value that I have ever seen. Earlier dates are known (going back as far as the 31th december 1912) for the kopecks adhesives, discussed previously for example by the late Rev. Tann. Maxime Citerne
March 29 2013 (12:49)
Thank you for that Maxime. Now I can get that page written up and into the collection.
March 27 2013 (23:22)
From your description your stamps could well be the RSFSR Local Issues from Kiev, 1922. There were several overprints made to fit both the increase of the postal rates and the lack of standard stamps. Those issues are known with overprints reading upward and downward (as well as diagonal). They were used as postal stamps (rare on cover). Beside 7500r, values of 8000 and 15000 have been overprinted and used.
P E Robinson
August 15 2013 (12:16)
Hi Karen – firstly I should mention that Harbin lay on the original route of the Trans-Siberian Railway to Vladivostok. It was only in 1916 that the Amur Railway was completed, allowing trains to run to Vladivostok entirely on Russian territory. The route from Chita to Vladivostok via Harbin was a convenient “short cut” across Manchuria and this line, the Chinese Eastern Railway, was built, operated and policed by Russia by arrangement with the Chinese government. By 1901 trains were running via Harbin to Vladivostok, and by mid-1902 the southern branch of the C.E.R. from Harbin to Dalny/Port Arthur via Shenyang (i.e. Mukden) had been completed. I may be able to help further, and will email you accordingly.