Return To Catalogue - 1870-1893 issues
The following values seem to exist: 1 c red and green, 2 c green and red, 5 c blue and orange and 10 c lilac and blue. They were supposed to have been issued in 1881.
Poste Locale Teheran', local issues for Teheran (1897):
2 ch brown and orange 2 ch brown and green 2 ch brown and red 2 ch brown and blue
There also exists a stamp with inscription 'Poste Locale Tabriz' and arabic text issued in 1896 (sorry, no picture available yet).
(Mystery item, lion in a star, surrounded by ornaments)
(Cut from a postcard of 1877, inscription 'UNION POSTAL UNIVERSELLE CARTE POSTALE DE PERSE')
(Cut from an envelope of 1892)
Besides the 5 ch yellow, I have also seen the value 10 ch red.
By the way, I have seen stamps of India, used in Bushire from about 1880 to 1913 (Queen Victoria and King Edward VII).
1 ch black 2 ch grey 3 ch grey 5 ch black 5 ch violet 12 ch blue 1 K red
The stamps are in general in a bad condition; the stamps were issued by the Belgian postmaster of Meshed, Victor Castaigne (that's where the initials V.C come from), during a lack of ordinary stamps.
Value of the stamps
vc = very common c = common * = not so common ** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon R = rare RR = very rare RRR = extremely rare
|1 ch||RR||RR||Exists with inverted center: RRR|
|5 ch black||RR||R||Exists with inverted center: RRR|
|5 ch violet||RR||R|
|12 ch||RR||RR||Exists with inverted center: RRR|
Postal stationery in the same design also seems to exist.
Reprints exist, the so-called 'European printing'.
Forgery made by photo lithography, possibly made by Mirza Hadi in Paris (according to the certificate of Mehrdad Sadri)
More information on forgeries of these stamps can be found on: http://www.persi.com/fakes/fakes/f222.htm.
G. Karman, Meched Stamps According to Karman (1997), 154 pages, (only 100 copies issued however....). See http://gerard.karman.nl/ for more information.
The following stamp is an unissued stamp, it has the inscription 'POSTES PERSANES POSTE LOCALE', I've also seen it imperforate.
(Probably genuine, recently sold on E-bay)
Forgeries also exist, example: