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    • #98766
      oldteddy
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      Soloviebv catalog lists TWO plate varieties for Scott #436 (with WM “carpet”) – he calls them “Moon” and “Staircase”, but he doesn’t show them. Standard-Collection doesn’t list them and I do not have Lyapin. Could anybody show them here?

    • #103532
      GregMirsky
      Participant

      I was looking for them for number of years, but never sow actual stamps. “Moon” variety looks like large circle in the sky on the right side of the telegraph building.

    • #103697
      davpot
      Participant

      Wouldnt you know Id see this very topic in the “flyspecker” blog! Ive posted what I believe to be a “moon” variety on the general forum! If anyone knows how to move the post please feel free, otherwise I will repost.
      Dave
      PS. This was sitting in an old album when I visited the Oregon stamp Society on collectors day. I have to say, I was certainly surprised and pleased.

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    • #103698
      jlechtanski
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      Congratulations – a nice find.

      Liapin does not list it. The Soloviev has a cryptic /94-я м.ч.т./ — which I assume is the position on the sheet.

      If I am not mistake, you can delete your original posting yourself. As part of the EDIT button you can check “Delete This Message.”

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    • #103699
      GregMirsky
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      I hate to spoil celebration, but….
      I digged through my archives and found original (and probably the only one to the best of my knowledge) reference. There was an article in Filatelia SSSR , #1, 1971, page 9-11. A. Skrilev, “Rastri and Raznovidnosti Marok” (Screens and Stamp Varieties). See illustration below and corresponding text from the article. Broken step (stamp on the left) looks like a line (45 deg.) from the main entrance,

      “Moon variety” (stamp on the right) has a large light circle under “CC” of “CCCP” touching the building.

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    • #103700
      GregMirsky
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      Here is related text from the article.

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    • #103712
      davpot
      Participant

      Hey greg: So what does that make my stamp? Is it a consistent error? or just a flaw? I call it a “planet” stamp!
      Dave

    • #103714
      GregMirsky
      Participant

      Dave,

      It may be EFO or some other variety we don’t know about, but it is definitely not what is described in literature and mentioned in several catalogs as a “Moon” variety.

      Let’s try to find another one like yours and may be we will all learn something new. You never know…

    • #103748
      GregMirsky
      Participant

      I just received from fellow Rossica member (THANK YOU, YURY!) a scan of a very nice copy of the “broken step” variety of this stamp. See attached stamp and zoom.

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    • #103749
      GregMirsky
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      Here is the zoom picture of the variety

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