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WHITE RUSSIA (BELARUS)

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The stamps of Belarus were printed but not put into use. They were probably just propaganda labels or phantasy stamps.

1920 Man and woman, imperforated or perforated

  5 kop green
  10 kop red
  15 kop violet
  50 kop blue
  1 Rub brown

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
All valuesc- 


(genuine)

In 1920, during the Russian Civil War, a set of 5 stamps were released both perforated and imperforated supposedly as stamps of the Belarus region. I have been told that these phantasy stamps were counterfeited at least three times. In the 5, 10 and 50 kopeck and the 1 ruble genuine stamps the girl has a long thin chin line or dimple that does not touch the jaw line. Forgeries have a dark spot on the chin line or if they have a short chin line, they have colored guidelines between the stamps. The 15 kopeck stamp is from a different original design and a different forgery. Forgeries are detected by looking at the last letter in the upper frame. In the forgeries the flag from the previous letter touches it. In genuine stamps, the flage does not touch the it.

Forgery!
(Forgery)


(forged postmark? reduced size)

Other bogus issues for this country:


(reduced sizes)

I have seen imperforated specimens of all 3 stamps also.



TOUVA

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Touva, a territory between Russia and Mongolia, issued stamps from 1926 on, often with very attractive designs. They were printed in Moscow. Most of them never arrived in Touva, however. They were directly sold to dealers. Examples of these stamps:

1 k black, brown and orange (1927 issue) 4 k blue and brown (1927 issue)

15 k green "Triangle 1936 issue"

 


RUSSIA, Northern Army (OKCA)

1919 Inscription 'OKCA'

5 k lilac 10 k blue 15 k yellow 20 k red 50 k green

  5 k lilac
  10 k blue
  15 k yellow
  20 k red
  50 k green

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
All valuesvcvc 

Even though these stamps are very common, many forgeries exist. They are descirbed in detail in 'Focus on forgeries' by V. Tyler.


Chita issue:

1921 Arms, imperforated

Chita issue

  1 k orange
  3 k red
  4 k red and orange
  5 k orange
  7 k blue (exists perforated)
  10 k blue and red
  15 k red
  20 k blue and red
  30 k green and orange
  50 k brown and orange

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 
3 kcc 
4 kcc 
5 k** 
7 k**Exists rouletted
10 k** 
15 k**** 
20 k** 
30 k****** 
50 k****** 

Amur issue:

1921 Arms and crossed posthorns, imperforated

Amur issue 5 R blue

  2 R red
  3 R green
  5 R blue
  15 R brown
  30 R 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
2 R**** 
3 R**** 
5 R**** 
15 R**** 
30 R**** 

After occupation of the Amur region by sowjet troups, these stamps were sold with a fat blue pen cancel (as in the pictures). Other overprints:


Siberia (Far East Republic)

1920 Non issued stamps, stamps of Russia overprinted 'DBP' in fancy letters


(Overprinted 'DBP' in fancy letters, prepared but not used)

On Siberia issue
(Further surcharges also exist, reduced sizes)

This overprint was applied to the following stamps:
On imperforate stamps of Russia: 1 k yellow, 2 k green, 3 k red, 7 k on 15 k lilac and green, 10 k on 3 R 50 brown and green and 1 R brown and orange.
On perforated stamps of Russia: 2 k green, 3 k red, 3 k on 35 k lilac and green, 4 k red, 4 k on 70 k brown and orange, 7 k on 15 k lilac and blue, 10 k blue, 10 k on 3 R 50 brown and green, 14 k blue and red, 15 k lilac and blue, 20 k blue and red, 20 k on 14 k blue and red, 25 k green and violet, 35 k lilac and green, 50 k lilac and green and 1 R brown and orange.
On stamps of Siberia (already overprinted stamps of Russia, see example above): 35 on 2 k green and 70 k on 1 k yellow.

Furthermore this overprint seems to exist on postal savings stamps of Russia (1 k on 5 k and 2 k on 10 k, though I have never seen them)

 

1921 As russian stamps, but arms changed, double headed eagle without crown

  2 k green
  4 k red
  5 k brown
  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
2 kcc 
4 kcc 
5 kcc 
10 k*c 

Overprinted with russian text and rectangle (Priamur region)(in blue, for 10 k in red)


(Reduced sizes)

  2 k green
  4 k red
  5 k brown
  10 k blue

Surcharged
  1 k on 2 k green
  3 k on 4 k red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 k**** 
4 k**** 
5 k**** 
10 k**** 
1 k on 2 k**** 
3 k on 4 k**** 
Overprinted with '26.V. 1921-1922 P B P'


(Reduced sizes)

  2 k green
  4 k red
  5 k brown
  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
2 k****** 
4 k****** 
5 k****** 
10 k****** 

The first overprint was also applied on stamps of Russia (prepared but not issued):

Genuine
(Overprinted in russian in a rectangle, non issued, 1922)

These overprints are uncommon to very rare.

Fiscal stamps, similar to Russian fiscal stamps, but with arms of Siberia, example:


(Reduced size)


Priamur issues

Stamps of Russia, overprinted 'H HA H B. P. P.' (1921), examples:

Forged overprint


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