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1921 Control Stamp, these stamps were used postally in 1920 occasionally


Postal savings stamps (in 1918 used as postage stamp):

Postal savings stamps

10 k brown

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Postally Used (on letter) Remarks
1 k c c  
5 k c c  
10 k c c  

Fiscal overprints? (I've been told that these overprints were used in Kiev, I have no other information):

(Reduced sizes)


1875 General fiscal stamps (in 1917 used as postage stamps) with inscription 'GEPbOBAR MAPKA':

The following values were issued (all slightly different designs): 
  5 k red, black and blue
  10 k dark brown and light brown (1879)
  15 k green and yellowish green
  40 k red and black 
  60 k light blue and dark blue (1879)
  80 k red (1888)
  1 R brown (1901)


1907 New type with crown in the center

(5 k brown fiscal stamp with crown)

The following stamps exist in the above design: 5 k brown, 10 k green, 15 k blue, 20 k brown, 50 k red, 75 k green, 1.25 R black, 3 R blue and 5 R green. These stamps have an underprint in a different colour.

Fiscal stamp of Armenia; fiscal stamp of Russia with circular overprint.

Court fees

Passport tax

Tobacco stamps

Tobacco tax stamp issued in 1871. It exists in the following values: 1 1/2 R brown and black, 2 1/2 R orange and black, 3 R green and black, 5 R blue and black, 10 R red and black and 20 R violet and black. In 1902 the values 5 R and 10 R were re-issued with a smaller eagle and shorter inscription.

Moscow, police stamps

These stamps exist in the values 2 k black, 3 k blue, 5 k green, 10 k brown and 20 k red and were issued in 1861. They are all imperforate, but the 5 k also exists perforated. A misprint 5 k blue exists.


Russia Fiscal stamps, part 2

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