Foreign Military Activity in the Russian Civil War 1917-1923

Foreign Military Activity in the Russian Civil War 1917-1923

Edward Klempka is finalizing his book “Foreign Military Activity in the Russian Civil War 1917-1923”  which is to be a joint publication by the British Society of Russian Philately and David Feldman SA.

Over 500 illustrations in full colour. 380 pages of individual chapters, each covering a country and theatres of war in which its armies were engaged, illustrating the postal history of the intervention armies, from the Tsar’s abdication, which marked the start of the Russian Revolution, until the formation of the USSR.

This book is the second in a series to be produced by the publishers, and will be funded, as was Batum under Occupation, by the kind sponsorship of David Feldman SA.  Publication is expected to be towards the end of 2018.

All members of the BSRP will receive a complimentary copy.

“Highlights the important historic events that took place and relates them to the postal history of the Civil War.” – Alfred F. Kugel

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BSRP Annual London Meeting: Saturday 6th October 2018

Meeting Co-ordinator:  Terry Page, 30 Furze Lane, Purley, Surrey CR8 3EG

Telephone   020 8660 3905                    

September 2018

Dear Member,

BSRP Annual London Meeting: Saturday 6th October 2018

As usual our annual meeting will be held in the Disney Room at the Union Jack Club, Waterloo, London SE1 8UJ from 9.30am. I hope you will be able to attend and participate in what will be a whole day of Russian philately. We will be mounting a varied and interesting programme and a great opportunity to socialise with your philatelic colleagues. The proposed programme of displays for the day is as follows:

Russia and Persia: Postal Relations During the Qajar Period (up to 1925) – Bjorn Sohrne

USSR Stamped Postal Stationery Cards Raster Varieties 1932/1950 – Sergey Lukianchikov

Republic of Georgia: Postal History from April 1991 to October 1995 – Hans Grigoleit

Agathon Fabergé as a Collector of Russian Fiscals – Trevor Pateman

The First Petrograd Censor Marks – Ian Ritchie

Batum Stamps and Postal History – Edward Klempka & Hans Grigoleit

Travelling Post Offices – Edward Klempka

Zemstvo Social History Through Correspondence and Ephemera –

Part 1 – Robin Calvert; Part 2 – Terry Page

Zemstvo Mail to and from Abroad – Terry Page

Time will also be made available for individual Members’ Displays and Queries. Please bring some of your own material for display and/or discussion…and do not worry if it is simply a single stamp or cover!  As in previous years, there will also be an ongoing bourse, so you can sell your spare material and hopefully enjoy an opportunity to find something for your collection. A buffet lunch will be served courtesy of the Society and hot drinks will be available throughout the day.

Overnight accommodation on Friday and/or Saturday is available at the Union Jack Club (020 7928 6401 – You are advised to reserve as soon as possible and do not forget to mention that you are attending the meeting in order to qualify for the special Associate Membership discounted rate.

You are also invited to join us for an informal dinner at the Brasserie Blanc located just a short walk from the UJ Club – a fine restaurant with a convivial atmosphere and reasonable prices.

I am greatly looking forward to welcoming you at the meeting. Meanwhile, to help us with the catering, it would be appreciated if you could confirm your intention to attend (preferably by email) and also advise whether you will be joining us for dinner. Of course, spouses and friends will be most welcome!

Sincerely, and with my kind regards,

Terry Page

Czecho-Slovak Society of Russian Philately

17 August 2018


Czecho-Slovak Society of Russian Philately would like to invite you to a meeting of all Russian area collectors during Praga 2018 World Exhibition.

Don’t miss a chance to meet with colleagues from all around world in the beautiful city of Prague.

Location: Directions to venue within the building on Ground Floor,

DOS Building- Winston Churchill Square 1800/2, 130 00 Prague 3- Žižkov



11:00- Official start and Welcome

12:00- Lunch

13:00- Free time

Contact:, +421915767314




BATUM UNDER OCCUPATION the years 1917 – 1921

BATUM UNDER OCCUPATION the years 1917 – 1921

140 pages covering the postal history and stamps of the Occupation period 1917-21, this book is an important update of earlier works on this subject, which were produced in the pre-computer days when text, and in particular, illustrations were difficult to produce.  It contains numerous illustrations, covers the stamps issued during the occupation period, and the postal history of both civilian and military mail.

Copies of the book are on sale by the BSRP at a cost of £35 plus packaging & postage of  £7 –  UK and EU and £11 Zones 1 and 2 payable by PayPal to  For further information please email

Book review by Trevor Pateman

“Despite the earlier handbooks, there is much that is new here drawn from the authors’ own substantial collections and those of other collectors (Taylor, Alshibaya).”