Samuil Blekhman

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Samuil Markovich Blekhman
Самуи́л Ма́ркович Бле́хман
Born(1918-05-15)May 15, 1918
Moscow, Russia
DiedJuly 26, 1982(1982-07-26) (aged 64)
Moscow, USSR
Resting placeMoscow, Russia
Occupationengineer
LanguageRussian, English
NationalityUSSR
EthnicityJewish
CitizenshipUSSR
EducationDiploma of Higher Education
Alma materMoscow Aviation Institute
Period1961–1982; posthumous publications
Genresphilatelic research
Subjectspostal history, philately, airmail
Notable work(s)The Postal History and Stamps of Tuva
Notable award(s)
  • Gold Medal
    1957 Moscow International Stamp Exhibition – Laureate
  • Gold-Silver, Silver Gilded, and Silver Medals, Silver-plated Plaquette
    1962 World Stamp Exhibition "PRAGA 1962"
  • Gilded Plaquette
    1966 National Stamp Exhibition "Brno-1966" – Honorary Class
  • Gilded Medal
    1966 International Stamp Exhibition "Paris–Moscow–Leningrad"
  • Gilded Medal, Honorary Award
    1967 FISA International Stamp Exhibition "Aerophila"
  • Honorary Diploma
    1969 USSR Ministry of Communications
Spouse(s)
  • Aleksandra Bakkal (1st marriage)
  • Olga Korneyeva (2nd marriage)
ChildrenViktor Bakkal (son)
Relative(s)
  • Mark Blekhman (father)
  • Dina Vymenits (mother)

Samuil Markovich Blekhman (Russian: Самуи́л Ма́ркович Бле́хман; 15 May 1918 – 26 July 1982) was a known philatelist (stamp collector) of the Soviet Union. He wrote many notable philatelic books and articles about stamps and stamp collecting. Blekhman was born and lived much of his life in Moscow. He was trained and worked as an engineer.

Blekhman's works were related to postal history and postage stamps of Tuva, Mongolia, Russia and Soviet Union. He also wrote works about airmail.[1] Blekhman participated in prestigious national and international philatelic exhibitions. He won a number of top awards. One of his main philatelic writings was a detailed study of Tuva stamps and their cataloging. This work won a major award at the World Stamp Exhibition "PRAGA 1962". After Blekhman's death, it was translated and published in English.[2]

Major works in English[change | change source]

In addition to many Russian articles, Samuil Blekhman published philatelic papers in English:

  • Blekhman, S. M. (1970). "The local 1932–1933 surcharges of Tuva". Rossica: Journal of the Rossica Society of Russian Philately 79: 5–10. ISSN 0035-8363. 
  • Blekhman, S. M.; Translated by D. M. Skipton (1979). "Airmail stamps of the Soviet Consulate in Berlin". Rossica: Journal of the Rossica Society of Russian Philately 96–97: 97–101. ISSN 0035-8363. 
  • Blekhman, S. M. (1979). "Rare varieties of USSR miniature sheets". Rossica: Journal of the Rossica Society of Russian Philately 96–97: 113–114. ISSN 0035-8363. 
  • Blekhman, S. M.; Translated by D. Skipton (1980). "The field post in the Caucasus during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878". Rossica: Journal of the Rossica Society of Russian Philately 98–99: 16–20. ISSN 0035-8363. 
  • Blekhman, S. M.; Translated by M. Tihomirov (1980). "Private mail-order forms of the Moscow City Post". Rossica: Journal of the Rossica Society of Russian Philately 98–99: 100. ISSN 0035-8363. 
  • Blekhman, S. M.; Translated by D. Skipton (1983). "Postal history of the Mongolian People’s Republic". Rossica: Journal of the Rossica Society of Russian Philately 104–105: 7–11. ISSN 0035-8363. 
  • Blekhman, S. M.; Translated by G. Shalimoff (1988). "Civil War in Siberia and the Far East in the mirror of philatey (1917–1923)". Rossica: Journal of the Rossica Society of Russian Philately 111: 52–57. ISSN 0035-8363. 

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References[change | change source]

  1. "1.1 Zeitschriften des englischen Sprachraumes Inhaltsverzeichnisse zu Ausgaben älter als zehn Jahre". Periodika-Archiv (in German). Arbeitsgemeinschaft Russland/UdSSR e. V. Archived from the original on 2012-04-24. Retrieved 2010-05-04.
  2. Blekhman, S. M. (1997). Slone, J. E, ed. The Postal History and Stamps of Tuva. Translated by R. Hogg (2nd ed.). Lake Worth: Tannu Tuva Collectors' Society, Scientific Consulting Services International. p. 104. ISBN 1584900172. Archived from the original on 2010-01-28. Retrieved 2010-05-03.