I originally posted the following on the general forum but thought perhaps this one might be more appropriate:
I picked up a 'novelty' item in an antique shop today. It's a metal typeset of a 1961 Russian stamp that was used in the printing a newspaper philately column.
I've attached a photo (sorry for the quality). At top is the typeset metal template and the bottom shows an imprint that was included with the typeset piece. I am wondering if anyone on this forum can tell anything about this item.
The shop had a few more but I got the one. Of course, if someone here tells me they are valuable, I'll be returning to pick up some more.