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Stamp box

Stamp box

Nice collection of stamp boxes for sale in Drouot.It is visible on Drouot Online, at this address : AuctionThe collection includes more than 500 items organized in 72 lots (numbered from #72 to #161, as the sale is combined with a collection of knives). Certain lots...

RUSSIAN POST OFFICES IN THE LEVANT

RUSSIAN POST OFFICES IN THE LEVANT

Illustrated above is one of the largest mixed frankings of Russia and Russian Levant stamps on a sixfold-weight cover from Constantinople to Paris/France. A star item in our next Le Timbre Classique auction in Geneva/Switzerland scheduled for December 9-11, 2020....

Les timbres non émis

Les timbres non émis

Les timbres non émis ont toujours passionné les collectionneurs à cause de leur rareté. Certains timbres, préparés pour être émis, ont vu leur émission annulée au dernier moment, victimes d’un changement de valeur faciale, d’un changement politique, d’un dessin...

Afghanistan Collection for Auction in December 2020

Afghanistan Collection for Auction in December 2020

Le “Lion Head” issues of 1871-78 have always fascinated stamp collectors from the early days of philately. They are famous for having a corner torn off to indicate cancellation. Created during the reign of emir Sher Ali Khan who had initiated the postal service a few...

The 1 franc vermilion : extremely rare as a multiple.

The 1 franc vermilion : extremely rare as a multiple.

The first two stamps of France were issued on January 1, 1849 : the 20c black (for covers weighing up to 7,5 gr.) and the 1 franc vermilion for covers weighing between 15 gr. and 100 gr. Why are multiples of the 1 franc vermilion so elusive ? The rate of 2 francs was...

Zemstvo Triple Combination Cover

Zemstvo Triple Combination Cover

Russian local post, also called Zemstvo, was introduced in 1864 to fill the gap left by the Russian Imperial post in rural areas and at first it operated without official approval. In 1870 a law was passed formalising the arrangements and which stated that "The Rural...

Alessandro Arseni

Alessandro Arseni

Cari Amici di Le Timbre Classique, Siamo lieti di annunciare che un nuovo esperto filatélico, Alessandro Arseni, si è unito al nostro team e rappresenterà la nostra Società in Italia Di base a Milano, Alessandro è stato molto attivo nel mercato filatelico sin dal...

The stamps of Imperial Russia

The stamps of Imperial Russia

In 1613, with the help of the minor nobility, Mikhail Feodorovic Romanov became Tsar and founded a dynasty which ruled Russia for three centuries. A Russian resurgence – one of many over the centuries, but one which gave a remarkable impetus to the growth of the...