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WENDEN (RUSSIA)

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A territory in Russia, nowadays part of Latvia. The inscriptions are in Russian or in German.

 

1862 Non issued stamp, circle with inscription: Wendensche KREIS BRIEF-POST

  (2 Kopecks) 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***-

 

1863 Rectangle, Inscription 'Briefmarke' or 'Packenmarke'' 'des WENDEN- schen Kreises'


(Reduced size, image obtained from a Sherrystone auction)

  (2 Kopecks) red, inscription black (Briefmarke)
  (4 Kopecks) green, inscription black (Packenmarke)

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 kRRRRReprints exist (***)
4 kRRReprints exist (***)

Forgeries, examples (by the way, I'm not quite sure if the above stamps are genuine):


(forgeries, reduced sizes)

I've been told that the next stamp is a reprint:

 

1863 Green oval

  2 k red and 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
2 kRRType 1: with extra green line around green oval
Reprints: ***
2 k******Type 2: without extra green line (1866)
2 k******Type 3: different elliptic ornaments(?) (1871)
Reprints: **

A forgery exists with wrong inscription 'WENDESCHEN KREISES' instead of 'WENDENSCHEN KREISES'.


(I've been told that this is a reprint)

 

1864 Green oval with dragon

  2 k red and 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
2 kRRReprints: ***
Forgeries:

Forgery!

A forgery exists with wrong inscription 'WENDESCHEN KREISES' instead of 'WENDENSCHEN KREISES' (see picture). The eagle should stand on a ground of wavy lines.


(Another forgery)

 

1872 Harnassed arm with sword

2 k red and green 2 k green and red

  2 k red and green
  2 k green and red
  2 k green and red (other type)
  2 k black, red and 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
2 k red and green******1872
2 k green and red ****1875, reprints exist: *
2 k green and red**Other type, '2' in circles in corners, 1878
Reprints exist: *
2 k black, red and green ***1880

Forgeries, example:

Forgery!

I don't know anything about the above forgery, except that it is a forgery!

 

1901 Ruin of a castle

  2 k grey and 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
2 k** 

 

In 1902 Wenden stopped to issue its own stamps.

A mystery stamp, bogus issue or essay?

Mystery stamp


Cancels

Wenden only cancelled it stamps with a pencancel. However, when used with Russian stamps, sometimes a Russian cancel was applied to the stamps.

Stamp of Russia, used together with a stamp of Wenden:


(Reduced size, pencancel on Wenden stamp, Russian cancel on Russian stamp, also obliterating the Wenden stamp)


Reprints

Some reprints seem to have been made by Von Campenhausen and Hirschheydt. If anybody possesses information on how to distinguish them, please contact me!


(I've been told that this is a reprint)


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