RUSSIA Overview

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Return To Catalogue - Eagle issues 1858-1922 (small sizes), part 1 - Eagle issues 1858-1922 (small sizes), part 2 - Eagle issues 1858-1922 (large sizes) - Eagle issues, various overprints - 1905-1913 issues - 1914-1918 issues - Sowjet Union, part 1 - Sowjet Union, part 2 - Sowjet Union, part 3 - Zemstvos (local) issues - Non issued stamps - Cancellations - Fiscal stamps - Postal stationary and telegraph stamps - Russian post offices in Turkey, part 1 - Russian post offices in Turkey, part 2 - Russian postoffices in Turkey, part 3 - Russian post offices in China - Russain post offices in Crete - South Russia

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Double headed eagle issues (the imperial arms of Russia), in this design and many other designs, to simplify this area, I have divided it into 1) small sizes, 2) large sizes and 3) various overprints:

Small sizes, part 1 and part 2

Part 1 Part 2

Large sizes:

Just after World War I many overprints were issued on stamps of Tsarist Russia. Eagle issues, various overprints ,part 1 and part 2

Odessa, type II
Russian stamps overprinted with arms of Ukraine

Issues form 1905 to 1913, (other than eagle issues): Romanov issues etc.

Romanov issue, 7 k brown

Issues form 1914 to 1918, example:

Sowjet Union (CCCP), part 1, Sowjet Union, part 2 and Sowjet Union, part 3

"Typical example of a Sowjet Union stamp"

Russian post offices in Turkey part 1 and part 2

5 para on 1 k orange 7 k blue

Russian post offices in China

3 k red

Russia, fiscal and semi-postal stamps: examples:

semi postal stamp Issued for the Far east?

(Kuban overprint)

Some overprints on these stamps were issued for the Kuban region.

Unissued stamp of the Western Army:

A label with inscription: 'For the use of families of those called up to the war' (World War I? information obtained from Robert Scott, Greece):

Unknown Russian stamp

Siberia, Amur and Chita issues


Chita issue
(Example of a Chita stamp)


South Russia


(South Russia, Rostov issue, inscription 'EPMAKb')

South Russia, example
(Denikin Army stamp, South Russia, inscription 'EDNHAR POCCIR')

White Russia and Northern Army

(White Russia; inscription 'ACObHbI ATPAD)

10 k blue
(Example of the Northern Army stamps: inscription 'OKCA')

Tannu Touva

Russian post offices in Crete

Special cancellations: Number (St. Petersburg and Moscow)

"1" Cancellation

Postal stationary:


Zemstvo (local issues):

(A few examples of the many zemstvo stamps that were issued in Tsarist Russia)

Normally an inscription equivalent or similar to '3EMCKAR' can be found on these local stamps.

Other countries with cyrillic inscriptions

SERBIA: inscriptions 'CPBNJA', 'POWTA' or 'CPPCKA', examples:

MONTENEGRO: inscriptions 'UP. GOPE' or 'PPHA GOPA', examples:

BULGARIA: inscription 'bbLGAPCKA POWA' or similar, the value is in 'CTOT' or 'LEBA'


ObPA3EUb (Obrazets) = Specimen (overprint on stamps)

Websites nice forum about classical Russian stamps.

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