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1899 Stamps of Russia, overprinted with 'KNTAN' (in russian characters)

3 k red 7 k blue 10 k blue 15 k lilac and blue "Overprint black" 20 k blue and red

  1 k yellow (overprint blue)
  2 k green (overprint red)
  3 k red (overprint blue)
  4 k red (overprint blue)
  5 k lilac (overprint blue)
  7 k blue (overprint red)
  10 k blue (overprint red)
  14 k blue and red (overprint red or black)
  15 k lilac and blue (overprint blue or black)
  20 k blue and red (overprint blue or black)
  25 k green and violet (overprint red or black)
  35 k lilac and green (overprint red or black)
  50 k lilac and green (overprint blue)
  70 k brown and orange (overprint blue)
  1 R brown and orange (overprint blue)
  3 1/2 R black and grey (overprint red)
  5 R blue and green (overprint red)
  7 R black and yellow (overprint blue)
  10 R red, yellow and grey (overprint blue)

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 kcc 
2 kcc 
3 kcc 
4 kcc 
5 kcc 
7 kccOn vertically laid paper: ***
10 kccOn vertically laid paper: RR
14 kccError: with blue overprint: ***
15 k**1908
20 k** 
25 k**1908, error: with blue overprint: **
35 k** 
50 k**On vertically laid paper: R
Error: with black overprint: ***
70 k** 
1 R**On vertically laid paper: ***
3 1/2 R**** 
5 R****1907
7 R****** 
10 RR***1907

Forged overprints exist; among them those made by Fournier. He offers 14 values for 8 Swiss Francs in his 1914 pricelist. I presume he used genuine stamps for his forged 'KNTAN' overprints. The cancels given in 'The Fournier Album of Philatelic Forgeries' are: a double circle with 'PORT3-ARTYPb 27 5 04 * * a' or a double circle with 'LIAY-RHGb 30 8 04 * * a'. I haven't seen these forgeries personally, if anybody posesses a picture, please contact me.


(The two forged Fournier cancels as found in 'The Fournier Album', reduced sizes)

Some bogus overprints seem to exist. If anybody has a picture, please contact me!

 

1910 Stamps of Russia, overprinted with 'KNTAN' (in russian characters)

1 k yellow 3 k red

  1 k yellow (overprint blue)
  2 k green 
  3 k red (overprint blue)
  4 k red (overprint blue)
  7 k blue 
  10 k blue 

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 kcc 
2 kccError: with blue overprint: **
3 kccError: with black overprint: ***
4 kccError: with black overprint: ***
7 kcc 
10 kcc 

 

1917 Stamps of Russia, overprinted with value in 'CENT' or 'DOLLAR' from the left lower corner to the right upper corner



(Reduced sizes)

  1 c on 1 k yellow
  2 c on 2 k green
  3 c on 3 k red
  4 c on 4 k red
  5 c on 5 k lilac
  10 c on 10 k blue
  14 c on 14 k blue and red
  15 c on 15 k brown and blue
  20 c on 20 k blue and red
  25 c on 25 k green and violet
  35 c on 35 k lilac and green
  50 c on 50 k brown and green
  70 c on 70 k brown and orange
  1 D on 1 R brown and orange
  3 D 50 c on 3 1/2 R black and grey
  5 D on 5 R blue and green
  7 D on 7 R black and yellow
  10 D on 10 R red, yellow and grey

The 14 c on 14 k exists imperforated:

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 c on 1 kcc 
2 c on 2 kcc 
3 c on 3 kcc 
4 c on 4 kcc 
5 c on 5 k ** 
10 c on 10 k ** 
14 c on 14 k**Imperforate: ***
15 c on 15 k** 
20 c on 20 k** 
25 c on 25 k** 
35 c on 35 k ** 
50 c on 50 k** 
70 c on 70 k** 
1 D on 1 R** 
3 D 50 c on 3 1/2 R **** 
5 D on 5 R**** 
7 D on 7 R**** 
10 D on 10 RRR 

 

1920 Charbin issue, stamps of Russia, overprinted with value in 'Cent.' in 2 lines

'2 Cent.' on 2 k green '3 Cent.' on 3 k red
(Reduced sizes)

  '1 Cent.' on 1 k yellow (perforated)
  '1 Cent.' on 1 k yellow (imperforated)
  '2 Cent.' on 2 k green (overprint in red or black)
  '3 Cent.' on 3 k red
  '4 Cent.' on 4 k red
  '5 Cent.' on 5 k lilac (perforated)
  '5 Cent.' on 5 k lilac (imperforated)
  '10 Cent.' (red) on 10 k blue
  '10 Cent.' (red) on 10 on 7 k blue

Charbin was cut off from Russia in 1920 and therefore these provisional stamps were issued.

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 c on 1 k******Perforated
1 c on 1 k****Imperforate
2 c on 2 kccWith black overprint: ***
3 c on 3 kcc 
4 c on 4 k**** 
5 c on 5 k ****Perforated
5 c on 5 k******Imperforate
10 c on 10 kRR 
10 c on 10 on 7 k ****** 

 

All Russian postoffices in China were officially closed towards the end of 1920.

 


Postal Stationery

Envelope of Russia, used in China, example:


(Reduced size)


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