THE POSTAL HISTORY OF EARLY BOLSHEVIK RUSSIA

THE POSTAL HISTORY OF EARLY BOLSHEVIK RUSSIA

by Trevor Pateman

“On the night of 24 – 25 October 1917 (old style; 6 – 7 November new style), the Bolsheviks seized power in Petrograd and over the next few weeks did the same in Moscow and other major cities. That is what we call the Russian Revolution, though the Bolshevik hold on power was under continuous threat at least until the very end of 1920, when General Wrangel’s armies evacuated from Crimea. Even then, the Bolsheviks had to contend in 1921 with the Kronstadt Mutiny and the Tambov peasants’ revolt.”

link to article: the-postal-history-of-early-bolshevik-russia

Filatelistengroep Het Baltische Gebied

Filatelistengroep Het Baltische Gebied

The Filatelistengroep “Het Baltische Gebied” (Philatelists Group “The Baltic Area”) is a group of collectors of the stamps of the Baltic states. The group’s activities are principally directed at the enlargement and spread of the philatelic knowledge concerning these areas of collecting.

Info for members of BSRP:
Older HBG journals are available free at  www.hetbaltischegebied.nl
or in pdf format from Arge Baltikum at https://argebaltikum.de/

Contact J Kaptein (Editor), Reigerskamp 705, 3607 JP Maarssen, Netherlands
email: jan@jkaptein.nl website: www.hetbaltischegebied.nl

 

Christmas Greetings

Christmas Greetings

The British Society of
Russian Philately
wishes all members and friends a
Merry Christmas
2016
and a peaceful and happy
New Year

 

Dr. Raymond Casey

Dr. Raymond Casey

Dr. Raymond Casey
DSc, PhD, FRS, FGS, FRPSL
1917 – 2016

The Society is saddened to have to report the passing of Dr. Raymond Casey.

Raymond was extremely well-known and respected within philately and beyond. He was a former president and honorary member of the BSRP, as well as having been editor of the Society’s Journal. He was also a fellow of the Royal Philiatelic Society of London, an honorary member of Rossica, a member of the TPO and Seapost Society, a member of the Scandinavia Philatelic Society, and won multiple international awards for his exhibits.

Over his long life, Raymond made an immense contribution to Russian philately, not least through his extensive original research in the sphere of Imperial Russian postal history. He was particularly well-known for his collections of Russian Imperial Ship Mail and the Russian Post in China and Manchuria.

Raymond will be greatly missed within the Society, philately, and beyond.

There will be a fuller obituary in the next issue of the Journal which will try to do justice to the memory of a man who achieved and contributed so much over such a long period.