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1918 Inscription 'EESTI POST', imperforated

  5 k brown
  15 k blue
  35 k brown
  70 k yellow


(Perforated stamp)

Normally, these stamps are imperforated, but large amount of perforated stamps ended up in collectors hands.

I have seen forgeries of the 35 k value made by Jaan Lubi in 1930. I have no further information on the distinghuishing characteristics of these forgeries.

1919 Different designs, inscription 'EESTI POST'

10 p green

  5 p orange (as 10 p)
  10 p green (value)
  15 p red (sun)
  35 p blue (seagulls)
  70 p violet (seagulls)
  1 M blue and black (viking ship)
  5 M yellow and black (viking ship)
  15 M green and violet (viking ship)
  25 M blue and brown (viking ship)

I have seen forgeries of the 70 p value made by Jaan Lubi in 1930. I have no further information on the distinghuishing characteristics of these forgeries.

 

1919 Landscape

  25 p green
  25 p yellow
  35 p red
  50 p green
  1 M red
  2 M blue
  2.50 M blue

 

1919 Airmail stamp, triangle with aeroplane

  5 m black, yellow and grey

 

Later issues, example:


(1928 issue, three lions)

1924 issue
(Airmail stamp of 1924)


Stamps issued during the german occupation during world war II


Local issues?

I have no idea what the following stamps are, the inscription is 'Eesti Post Virumaa':


(Reduced sizes)

I have seen stamps of the 1919 issue of Estonia overprinted with 'BALTISKI' in various colours and styles. I have no further information on these stamps.


Non issued stamps

Stamps of Russia, overprinted 'Eesti Post' in violet or black, example:

I've been told that this stamp is genuine

The origin of these stamps is 'dubious'. The values 1 k orange, 2 k green, 3 k red, 5 k lilac, 10 k blue, 10 k on 7 k blue, 15 k brown and blue, 25 k green and violet, 35 k brown and green, 50 k violet and green, 1 R brown and orange and 10 R red, yellow and grey exist perforated. The values 1 k orange, 2 k green, 3 k red, . The values 1 k orange, 2 k green, 3 k red, 1 R brown and orange, 3 1/2 R brown and green and 5 R blue and green exist imperforated. These overprints are rare to extremely rare. Forged overprints exist.

 


Fiscal Stamps

I have seen many fiscal stamps 'EESTI TEMPELMARK' in many different designs, example:


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