Return To Catalogue - Finland - Russia
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A territory between Finland and Russia, in 1922 stamps were used during several days in an attempt to join the territory to Finland.
(left genuine, right forgery, note the different 'J' in 'KARJALA', image obtained from the forgeries idenfication site of Bill Claghorn.)
5 p brown 10 p blue 20 p red 25 p brown 40 p lilac 50 p green 75 p yellow 1 M red and brown 2 m green and black 3 M blue and black 5 M lilac and black 10 M brown and black 15 M green and red 20 M red and green 25 M yellow and blue
Value of the stamps
vc = very common c = common * = not so common ** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon R = rare RR = very rare RRR = extremely rare
|5 p to 3 M||**||**|
|4 M to 20 M||***||***|
Information concerning forgeries: the bottom of the 'J' of 'KARJALA' is pointing towards the left in the genuine stamp, while in the forgeries it points in the direction of the left bottom corner. Furthermore the shading on the sword is much less in the forgery. The eyes are also different (they are clearer in the genuine stamp). The value inscriptions also differ for some values (I haven't seen all values of the forgeries). More information about these forgeries can be found on http://www.firstissues.org/ficc/main/can_you_tell.shtml.