My friend purchased this item on delcampe.

Can anyone translate the card. I know it commemorates the Ukrainian nationalist Stepan Bandera, and I know this can be quite sensitive at the moment, but it would be interesting to know what the rest of the card represents.

Thank You
Alan Mann

Postcard showing workmen on the Transbaikal Railway (1912) – Terry Tompkins

Russia 1912, postcard showing workmen on the Transbaikal Railway
The 4 kop. stamp is cancelled with a double oval Irkutsk Vokzal railway station postmark and is dated 8.10.12. The postcard is addressed to Theophile Piry, in Paris. He was the first Director General of the Imperial Chinese Post & Customs, circa 1900-1910, and later became Postmaster General of the Imperial Chinese Post Office.

GEORGIA 1917-1923 – POSTAL HISTORY by Hans Grigoleit and Edward Klempka CALLING ALL MEMBERS

35 hard copies of complimentary book ‘Georgia 1917-1923 – Postal History by Hans Grigoleit and Edward Klempka available to members on a first-come-first-served basis.

Due for publication on 15 April 2021, all members of the BSRP will receive a PDF copy of the book. If you would like a hard copy, please get in touch as soon as possible via messenger or email to

Robin Calvert

Robin Calvert

We are saddened to announce the passing of Robin Calvert who died on Monday 27th January.  Robin, who was in his nineties, had been a member of the Society for many years and was a regular participant at our annual London meetings. A gentleman of the “old school”, he was always extremely modest about his philatelic knowledge and each year had to be pressed to display some of his interesting (usually Zemstvo related) items. Nevertheless he invariably surprised us all with a meticulous and proactive approach to his subject.

We will miss him!

Terry Page