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5 k green 5 k blue
(Forgery of this rare stamp)
In 1867 two stamps (1 k black and 2 k black) were issued, the1 k is extremeley rare and the 2 k is very rare. In 1875 the stamps stopped being used.
10 k blue (1869) 10 k blue (1870) (10) k black on brown (1874) 10 k blue (1874)
Forgeries: I know that the 10 k blue 1874 stamp has been forged by a forger from Hialeah Florida; large numbers (even blocks) of these forgeries are offered on Ebay. General remarks about these forgeries: the forger has probably used a computer scanner and printer, the details are mostly lost in most of his forgeries, the paper is modern and the size does in general not correspond to genuine stamps.
1880 Eagle with crown
10 k blue 10 k green (rare) 10 k orange on lilac, value in blue
The 10 k orange on lilac eixsts in 2 types, the first one with rounded corners and the second one with square corners, the second type exists without the value inscription.
10 k black and green 10 k black and blue 10 k black and red 10 k black and brown
Alexandria stopped issuing stamps in 1906.
Circle (several types)
5 k blue (5 types, 1875-1881) 5 k red (2 types, 1875-1880)
5 k brown, blue, orange and silver (1883) 5 k green (1886) 5 k brown (1896) 5 k red (2 types, 1886-1896)
What are these? Postal stationery?:
(mystery items of Ananiev)
These appear to be District Town council seals. Probably not for postage but maybe to signify official correspondence? (Information obtained thanks to Robert Scott).
'3 k' or '5 k' in the corners, text in white colour, imperforated 3 k blue (1878) 5 k red (1878) '3' or '5' in the corners, imperforated
3 k blue (2 types, 1880) 5 k red (1880) With border ornaments
5 k blue (1883) Smaller type, perforated
3 k green (1884) 3 k blue (1895) 5 k red (1884) 5 k brown (1895)
Several types exist of these stamps (for example, a dot behind 'TPH' in the 3 k values). The 3 k stamps can be found in different shades of green.
Larger type, perforated
3 k green (1902) 3 k blue (1914) 5 k red (1902)
3 k black on red (2 types) 3 k black on green (2 types) 3 k black on yellow (3 types) 3 k black on blue 3 k black on grey (2 types)
'5 k' in the corners
3 k red (extremely rare) 5 k red (2 types, different text, 1874 and 1876) '5' in the corners, imperforated
5 k red (1880, many types) 5 k lilac
I've been told that the next stamp is a forgery:
5 k lilac (1890) 5 k green (1902) 5 k orange (1908)
1872 Arms with crown on top, no text and no value, imperforated, large sized stamp
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black (rare, 2 types; size and design slightly different)
1872 Arms, with text, imperforated
(Shield not pointed, reduced size)
2 k black 3 k black (2 types, pointed shield and not-pointed shield)
1880 Arms, perforated
(Variety with dot behind 'KOP', reduced size)
3 k red and blue (white value at the bottom) 3 k red and blue (blue value at the bottom)
The stamp with the white value at the bottom exists with a stop behind 'KOP'.
1885 Arms in a circle, perforated
3 k black and blue
1 k brown 3 k green
4 k black (imperforated, 1876) 4 k blue and red (perforated, 1880)
1890 Value, imperforated
2 k red
Wulf in an ellipse (1893 onwards)
1 k red and blue (1904, perforated or imperforated) 2 k blue (perforated 1893) 2 k red (1900, perforated or imperforated, 2 sizes exist) 2 k blue and red (1904, perforated or imperforated) 2 k brown and blue (1908, imperforated or perforated) 2 k brown and red (1905, imperforated or perforated)
Wulf in a circle (1893 onwards)
5 k blue and orange (1895, perforated or imperforated, 2 sizes exist) 5 k blue and red (1905, perforated or imperforated, 2 sizes exist) 5 k green and blue (1908, imperforated or perforated)
Arms, anchor, imperforated
10 k black, green and blue (1870) 10 k green, blue and black (1882)