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ZEMSTVOS (Local) ISSUES,

Akhtyrka - Berdiansk

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Akhtyrka, arms 'cross', 1872

5 k green

  5 k green
  5 k blue

Alatyr

Forgery!
(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.

Alexandria

Circular design

1870 issue 1870 issue 1869 issue, image obtained thanks to Bill Claghorn
(Reduced sizes)


(1874 issue)

  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

Image obtained with the help of Bill Claghorn

Image obtained thanks to Bill Claghorn
(Reduced size)

  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.

1883 Arms

  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.

Ananiev

Circle (several types)

The inscription reads: "For private correspondence within the district." Image obtained with the help of Bill Claghorn

  5 k blue (5 types, 1875-1881)
  5 k red (2 types, 1875-1880)

Arms

  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).

Ardatov

1878 Arms

Image obtained thanks to Bill Claghorn
(Reduced sizes)

'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

Image obtained thanks to Bill Claghorn

  5 k blue (1883)

Smaller type, perforated

3 k blue

  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

1914 issue 5 k red

  3 k green (1902)
  3 k blue (1914)
  5 k red (1902)

1909 Text

Image obtained thanks to Bill Claghorn Image obtained thanks to Bill Claghorn

  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)

Arzamas

Arms

'5 k' in the corners

Image obtained thanks to Bill Claghorn Image obtained thanks to Bill Claghorn

  3 k red (extremely rare)
  5 k red (2 types, different text, 1874 and 1876)

'5' in the corners, imperforated

Image obtained thanks to Bill Claghorn

  5 k red (1880, many types)
  5 k lilac

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

1890 Arms, new type, perforated

  5 k lilac (1890)
  5 k green (1902)
  5 k orange (1908)

Atkarsk

1872 Arms with crown on top, no text and no value, imperforated, large sized stamp

Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com
Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com

  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

Bakhmut

1901 Arms

  1 k brown
  3 k green

Balashov

Arms

  4 k black (imperforated, 1876)
  4 k blue and red (perforated, 1880)

Belebei

1890 Value, imperforated

  2 k red

Wulf in an ellipse (1893 onwards)


(Reduced size)

  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)

Registered mail
(Reduced size)

  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)

Berdiansk

Arms, anchor, imperforated

  10 k black, green and blue (1870)
  10 k green, blue and black (1882)

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