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Before the independance of Latvia, the stamps of Russia were used, example:

'Riga' cancel on Russian stamp


1918 Arms of Latvia, imperforated or perforated

With provisional handcancel 50 k violet

  3 k lilac
  5 k red
  10 k blue
  15 k green
  20 k orange
  25 k grey
  35 k brown
  40 k lilac (1921)
  50 k violet
  75 k green
  3 r blue and red (1920)
  5 r brown and red (1920)

Surcharged

  '2 DIWI RUBLI' on 10 k blue (1920)
  '15 SANTIMU' on 50 k violet (1927)

Some stamps of the 5 k value were printed on the back of maps. Example:

"Frontside" "Backside"
(Front and backside)

Frontside backside

 

A nice site on the forgeries of this issue can be found at http://www.apsit.com/forgery.htm

Later issues were also printed on the back of unfinished banknotes.

 

1919 Commemoration of the liberation of Riga


(Reduced sizes)

  5 k red
  15 k green
  35 k brown

Surcharged

  '2 DIWI RUBLI' on 35 k brown (1920?)

 

1919 Rising sun? Imperforate or perforated


(Reduced sizes)

  10 k blue

 

1919 Commemoration of the liberation of Curland, man fighting with dragon

  10 k brown and red
  25 k blue and green
  35 k black and blue
  1 R green and brown

Surcharged

  'WEENS 1 RUBLIS' (red) on 35 k black and blue (1920)
  'DIVI 2 RUBLI' (red) on 25 k blue and green (1920)
  'DIVI 2 RUBLI' (blue) on 35 k black and blue (1920?) 

 

1919 Commemoration of the independance inscription '1918 18 nov 1919'


(Smaller and larger sized stamp)


(Front and backside of a 1 R stamp, reduced size)

  10 k brown and red (2 sizes)
  35 k blue and green
  1 R green and red

Due to lack of paper the 1 R stamp was printed on the backside of banknote paper (see picture above).

Surcharged
  '10 ruble' on 1 R green and red (1920)
  '10 ruble' and 'Desmit rubli.' on 1 R green and red (1921)
  '20 ruble' (brown) on 1 R green and red (1920)
  '30 ruble' (blue) on 1 R green and red (1920)
  'DIWI RUBLI 2' (red) on 35 k blue and green (1920)

 

1920 Independence commemoration

  50 k green and red
  1 R green and brown

Surcharged (1921)
  '10 DESMIT RBL' on 50 k green and red
  20 R on 50 k green and red
  30 R on 50 k green and red
  50 R on 50 k green and red
  100 R (blue) on 50 k green and red

 

1920

  50 k red
  1 R blue
  3 R lilac and green
  5 R grey and brown

Surcharged
  'DIVI 2 RUB.2' (blue) on 50 k red

 

1920 Red Cross issue

  20 k + 30 k brown and red
  40 k + 55 k blue and red
  50 k + 70 k green and red
  1 R + 1.30 R black and red

Surcharged (1921)
  'Rub 2 RUB' on 20 k + 30 k brown and red
  'Rub 2 RUB' on 40 k + 55 k blue and red
  'Rub 2 RUB' on 50 k + 70 k green and red
  'Rub 2 RUB' on 1 R + 1.30 R black and red

 

The next permanent series was issued in 1921 (arms of Latvia), example:

The first airmail stamps were issued in 1921 (triangular stamps with an earoplane in the center; 10 R green and 20 R blue).


Miscellaneous

Overprint 'LP' and cross on Russian stamps:

North-West Army?
(Reduced size)

More stamps exist with this overprint, they were issued for the North West army of general Awalow - Bermondt, I don't know if these stamps were ever actually used.

I do not know if the next overprint is genuine or a bogus issue, I have seen the 50 k with the same overprint:


(Bogus overprint?)

Another overprint (I've been told that this was made for the Western Army?):

I have seen this overprint on the arms issue (3 k, 5 k, 10 k, 20 k, 25 k, 35 k, 50 k and 75 k) and the Riga 1919 issue (values 5 k, 15 k and 35 k).


Bogus Issue

Local bogus issue for Rauna - Walmeera (Wolmar - Ronnenberg), supposedly issued on 12th December 1918:


(Four different values on a letter with 'Rauna' cancel)

The designs are fairly similar, I've seen the values 5 k, 10 k, 25 k and 50 k. The inscription is 'LATWIJA'. I've seen them with a straight 'Rauna' cancel or a straight 'Walmeera' cancel.


Fiscal stamps, examples, inscription 'STEMPEL MARKA'


(Reduced sizes)

Inscription 'ZIMOGMARKA' picture of a woman:

In this design I have seen: 20 s brown and green, 40 s green and brown.

 

Inscription 'ZIMOGMARKA', arms of Latvia:

In this design I have seen 2 s orange, 3 s green, 5 s blue and 10 s olive.


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