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1899 Double headed eagle

  1 m green
  1 m blue
  1 m blue (slightly different design)
  1 m violet
  2 m black
  2 m red
  2 m grey
  2 m blue
  2 m violet
  2 m brown

These stamps have a blue or violet circular control overprint (at the corners of four stamps, see above for examples).

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 m greenRRR 
1 m blueRRRRRR 
1 m blue******Slightly different design
1 m violetRRRRRR 
2 m black****** 
2 m redRRRR 
2 m greyRRRR 
2 m blueRRRRRR 
2 m violetRRRRRR 
2 m brownRRRRRR  

I've been told that the next stamp is a forgery (by the way, I'm not sure if the above stamps are genuine):


(Reduced size)

 

1899 New design


(Genuine stamp)


(Without stars, reduced sizes)


(With stars, reduced size)


(With stars, reduced size)

Without stars between inscriptions in the ellipse
  1 m red
  1 m blue
  1 m green
  1 m orange
  1 m lilac
  1 m yellow
  1 m black
  2 m red
  2 m blue
  2 m green
  2 m orange
  2 m lilac
  2 m yellow
  2 m black
  1 g red
  1 g blue
  1 g green
  1 g orange
  1 g lilac
  1 g yellow
  1 g black

With stars between inscriptions:
  1 m blue
  1 m green
  1 m red
  1 m lilac
  2 m blue
  2 m green
  2 m red
  2 m lilac
  1 g blue
  1 g green
  1 g red
  1 g lilac

These stamps have perforation 11 1/2. They have a small control overprint in blue or violet.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Without stars
All values except the following RR 
1 m blackRRRR 
1 g blackRRRR 
With stars
All values ****** 

Forgeries exist, examples:


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