Rainer's Zemstvo Pages

A "Online Guide" to classify and identify Russian Zemstvo Stamps.

This Online guide to classify the Russian Zemstvo stamps is aimed to help other collectors to identify the stamps as per the Government who issued them. I am a relative novice to Zemstvos and still have many problems to identify and classify them so it will help my self in getting knowledge and also will help you as you can benefit from my knowledge...
This brief guide is not foreseen (at the moment) to classify the stamps up to the respective catalogue numbers since many issues differ only in the color shade. perforations and type of paper.
Any suggestions for additional categories will be greatly appreciated.

1: Identification based on the shape of the stamp or basic design of the stamps

Please choose the shape or basic design of the stamp in question based on following samples

alexandria-1.jpg (3044 bytes) luga-5.jpg (4296 bytes) diamond2.jpg (3982 bytes) oblate.jpg (4727 bytes) sample image
Round Oval diamond-shaped Oblate still free

or

2: Identification based on the picture / topic of the stamp

Please choose the picture / topic of the stamp in question based on following samples

melitopol5.jpg (8381 bytes) sample image sample image krasny25.jpg (7113 bytes) sample image
Horserider Lighthouse Coat of Arms Picture/Painting Postman

 

animal1.jpg (3285 bytes) sample image sample image sample image sample image
Animal still free still free still free still free

Testimonials about this "Online Guide" can be found here...Please read them.

Updated on 10.05.07


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