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BULGARIA 1896-1915

Return To Catalogue - Bulgaria 1879-1895 - Bulgaria 1916-1920 and miscellaneous

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1896 Arms of Bulgaria

1 s green

  1 s green
  5 s blue
  15 s violet
  25 s red

These stamps have perforation 13. Two types exist of the 15 s, differing in the value inscription.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 scc 
5 s*c 
15 s** 
25 s**** 

 

1901 Canon, symbolising the battle against the Turks

15 s green

  5 s red
  15 s green

These stamps have perforation 13.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 s**** 
15 s**** 

 

1901 King Ferdinand

25 s blue and black 3 L grey and brown

  1 s lilac and black
  2 s green and blue
  3 s orange and black
  5 s green and brown
  10 s red and brown
  15 s red and black
  25 s blue and black
  30 s brown and black
  50 s blue and brown
  1 L red and green
  2 L red and black
  3 L grey and brown

Surcharged
  '5' on 15 s red and black (1909)
  '10' (black or blue) on 15 s red and black (1903)
  '25' on 30 s brown and black

Overprinted '1910' and surcharged 
  '1' on 3 s orange and black
  '5' on 15 s red and black

These stamps have perforation 12 1/2.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 s*c 
2 s*c 
3 s*c 
5 s*c 
10 s*c 
15 s**c 
25 s**c 
30 s**** 
50 s**** 
1 L****Two types, value in upper corners small or large
2 L****** 
3 LR*** 
Surcharged
5 on 15 s**Inverted surcharge: RR
10 on 15 c**cInverted surcharge: RR
Blue surcharge: c
25 on 30 c**** 
Overprinted '1910' and surcharged
1 on 3 s** 
5 on 15 s*** 

 

1902 Battle at Shipka, inscription '1877 - 1902'

10 s green, forgery!
(Forgery!)

  5 s red
  10 s green
  15 s blue

The above stamps have perforation 11 1/2.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 s** 
10 s** 
15 s**** 

These stamps have been forged massively. The easiest test to determine if a stamp is a forgery or not, is the hanging down hand of the dead soldier. In the forgeries this hand clearly shows 3 fingers, in the originals the fingers are indistinguishable (from the Forged stamps of all countries by J.Dorn).

 

1907 20 years reign of Prince Ferdinand

(Sorry, no picture available yet, if anybody posesses a picture, please contact me!)

  5 s green
  10 s red
  25 s blue

These stamps have perforation 11 1/2.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 s***** 
10 s***** 
25 s****** 

 

1911 Various designs

1 s black 3 s red and black 3 s red and black 5 s green and black 10 s red and black 50 c orange and black 3 L violet and  black

  1 s black (ruine)
  2 s red and black (King Ferdinand)
  3 s red and black (town of Tirnowa)
  5 s green and black (King Ferdinand in uniform)
  5 s green and brown (King Ferdinand in uniform, 1915)
  10 s red and black (King Ferdinand)
  10 s red and brown (King Ferdinand, 1915)
  15 s brown (landscape)
  15 s olive (landscape, 1915)
  25 s blue and black (King Ferdinand)
  30 s blue and black (convent of Rilo)
  30 s olive and brown (convent of Rilo, 1915)
  50 s orange and black (King Ferdinand on a horse)
  1 L brown 
  2 L violet and black (convent of Troiza)
  3 L violet and black (Varna)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 sccTwo shades of colour were issued
greenish black (perforation 12) or
bluish black (perforation 11 1/2, 1915)
2 sccperforation 12
3 s*cperforation 12
5 s green and black *cperforation 12
5 s green and brown   perforation 14
10 s red and black*cperforation 12
10 s red and brownccperforation 14
15 s brown***perforation 12
15 s olive ccperforation 11 1/2
25 s*cperforation 12 or perforation 11 1/2 (1915)
30 s blue and black ****perforation 12
30 s olive and brown **perforation 14
50 s***perforation 12; With inverted center: RRR
1 L**perforation 12
2 L***perforation 12
3 L******perforation 12
Surcharged
  '10CT' on 25 s blue and black (1915)
  50 s on 1 L brown (1920)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
10 CT on 25 s *cperforation 12
50 s on 1 L** 
Overprinted '1912-1913' and Bulgarian text (1915)

2 s red and black

  1 s black (ruine, overprint red)
  2 s red and black (King Ferdinand, overprint blue)
  3 s red and black (town of Tirnowa)
  5 s green and black (King Ferdinand in uniform, overprint red)
  10 s red and black (King Ferdiand)
  15 s brown (landscape, overprint green)
  25 s blue and black (King Ferdinand, overprint red)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Perforation 12
1 scc 
2 s**Overprint in blue: ***
3 scc 
5 s**Missing 'OCB': ***
10 s*c 
15 s** 
25 s** 
Overprinted '1916-1917' and Bulgarian text

1 s black 25 s blue and black

  1 s black (overprint red)
  5 s green and brown (overprint red)
  10 s red and brown (overprint blue)
  25 s blue and black (overprint blue)

These stamps were issued for the Bulgarian occupation of Rumania.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 scc
5 s** 
10 scc 
25 scc 

These stamps with overprint 'ELLHNIKH DIOIKHSIS' or 'ELLHNIKH DIOIKHSISDEDEGATS' were issued for Cavalle and Dedeagh (Greec occupation). Example:

These stamps with an Arabic overprint were issued for Thrace, example:

 

1912 25 years reign of Ferdinand

  5 s olive
  10 s red
  25 s blue

These stamps have perforation 12 1/2.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 s******
10 s****** 
25 s****** 

For stamps of Bulgaria issued from 1916 to 1920 and miscellaneous click here.


Founier forgeries

In the Fournier Album of Philatelic Forgeries, the above cancel can be found. I do not know on which stamp Fournier used this cancel, but I've included it here for completeness.


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