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1918 Various designs, imperforated


(Reduced sizes)

  10 sh brown (arms)
  20 sh brown (farmer)
  30 sh blue (mythical woman)
  40 sh green (arms)
  50 sh red (value)

These stamps were also printed on very thick paper, to be used as money, on the back there is an explanation in russian language, example:

40 g "on thick paper" "Backside"

The 10 sh stamps was overprinted '35 k.' to be used in South Russia.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Imperforate, all 'sh' values vcc 
Perforated, all 'sh' values****Paper money


(A bogus Western Army overprint, note the French(!) 5129 numeral cancel)

For other forgeries with the same overprint click here.

 

1919 Arms, imperforated

    20 G orange

Mostly this stamp has an underprint (wavy lines).

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
20 G** 

 

1920 Non issued stamps, Various designs


(Reduced sizes)

  1 g black (arms)
  2 g lilac (ukrain girl)
  3 g orange (farm)
  5 g green (cows with carriage)
  10 g red
  15 g brown
  20 g blue
  30 g brown
  40 g red (kosak making music)
  50 g green
  60 g lilac and brown (parlament)
  80 g brown and blue (ship)
  100 g green and grey (momument of Vladimir the Great)
  200 g brown and grey (windmill)

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 values vc- 

 

Non issued stamps?


(Overprint 'Kyp'epcbko-PoLboBa PowTa.' and surcharged)

I've been told that these stamps are courier stamps(?). If anybody has more information please contact me. I have seen the values: 10 g on 40 sh, 10 g on 10 sh, 10 g on 20 sh, 10 g on 50 sh, 20 g on 10 sh, 20 g on 20 sh, 20 g on 30 sh, 20 g on 40 sh, 20 g on 50 sh, 40 g on 10 sh and 40 g on 40 sh. I have also seen an inverted overprint (see image above).


(Overprinted 'Poczta Polska' and value, issued for Kowel?)

 

Petlyura issue

I've been told that the above label was issued in Petlyura (or Petlura) in 1919, this stamp is of private origin (source: 'Les timbres de phantaisie' of Georges Chapier, in french).

 

In 1923 some other stamps were issued, (large size with inscription 'POWTA' examples:

  10 + 10 k blue and black
  20 + 20 k brown and yellow
  90 + 30 k brown and black 
  150 + 50 k red and black

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
10 + 10 k *** 
20 + 20 k*** 
90 + 30 k***** 
150 + 50 k***** 

 

In 1923 some stamps of Russia (issue 1921) were overprinted 'Y C C P' and value

The following values were issued: 7500 on 100 R orange, 7500 on 250 R lilac and 22500 on 1000 R red (value: all ***).

 

1923 Non issued stamps, Stamps of Ukraine, overprinted 'Y.P.P.'

These stamps were prepared by the Ukrainian government in exile (in Warsaw), but they never came into use.

10000 on 40 g red

Other values exists, for example: 1000 on 10 g red, 1500 on 10 g red, 2000 on 10 g red, 2500 on 20 g blue, 4000 on 20 g blue, 5000 on 20 g blue, 8000 on 40 g red, 10000 on 40 g red, 15000 on 40 g red, 20000 on 40 g red and 25000 on 40 g red.

Other non-issued stamps for Western Ukrain:


(Reduced size)

I have seen the values 10s blue and green, 20 s red and blue, 50 s violet and red and 1 K brown and violet (all imperforate).


Region 'ZAKARPATSKA UKRAINA'

1945 Breaking chains

  60 f red
  100 f blue
  200 f blue and red

1945 Sowjet arms in a star

  10 f yellow
  20 f grey
  40 f green
  60 f red
  100 f blue and red
  200 f brown and red

With inscription '1945'

  10 f yellow
  20 f grey

Non of these stamps are common.


Zemstvos in Ukraine

In the 19th century many local issues (so-called Zemstvo stamps) exist for Russia, including Ukraine. A complete listing of these stamps can be found by clicking here.

Examples of Zemstvo stamps (issued in Ukrainian towns):

Most zemstvo stamps are relatively rare.


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