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Saturday 10 June 2017

Dr R J Ceresa

Dr Raymond J  Ceresa, who was best known for his encyclopaedic series of Handbooks on 1917 - 23 Russian area stamps and postal history, died on 10 June 2017. Ray Ceresa who was born in 1929 had been ill for some months. He is survived by his wife June and their three children. A fuller notice will appear here in due course, but readers who wish to post Comments can do so here.

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  1. Sad news. Tremendous passion for our philatelic field and monumental work.

  2. Thanks Ray, for the vast philatelic legacy which will live on for years to come.

  3. 2017 marks the year two of the greatest patriarchs of Armenian stamps passed away. First Zakiyan and now Ray. I still remember the time when I visited Ray and enjoyed talking to him and his wife. My heartfelt condolences go out to the family. Rays work is among the most important sources for Armenian philately (and others) and will be remembered for a long time.
    Rest in peace Ray!

  4. I was invited to Ray's house @ 1993, spending a delightful summers afternoon pouring over part of his vast civil war collection. A wonderful, warm-hearted man who encouraged me to venture into new collecting fields which I never regretted. Sleep peacefully, Ray.