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Keith DUFFY20/06/2021 21:46:51
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Hi everyone.

Just another request for help identifying a stamp.

This one is a 1889-92 7k (SG55?) but has an overprint Chine or China in black.

I thought it might be a Russian post office in China, but they all have the word China in Russian, not English.

Can anyone help me to identify it?

Many thanks in advance. Keithimg20210620_21340141.jpg

Alex21/06/2021 05:58:12
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Yes, it is a Russian Post Office in China stamp.

I believe that these Czarist Russian stamps overprinted in Latin script were used right at the end of the imperial Russia era, around 1917 to 1920.

I'm sure that someone else on this forum can give you more information.


Paul Davey 123/06/2021 11:04:14
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If it was the Russian Offices in China stamp it would be overprinted China in Russian: Китай, as Keith says. In French like this (Chine), it is either part of a firm's security marking or a bogus item made for collectors. I suspect the latter but I have not seen it before. I like it though!

Edited By Paul Davey 1 on 23/06/2021 11:06:36

Keith DUFFY04/07/2021 13:15:57
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Thank you Alex and Paul.

Everything points to it NOT being a Russian Office in China.

The overprint is angled in the same way as the normal stamp, and due to its low value, does not seem worth anyone's time as a "bogus"

Never mind


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