Baltic states stamps

Discussion in 'What's it Worth?' started by Makanudo, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. Makanudo

    Makanudo Well-Known Member

    I have just started sorting and classifying my stamps from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, that I have accumulated over time. Independent stamps start with independence of these countries in 1918 or 1919.
    It would be interesting if Werner or someone else here who focuses on these countries could form a thread on their stamps between two world wars(first independence).

    Thanks & Regards
     
  2. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Sorry,can´t help.I don´t collect the baltic three.
     
  3. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Well-Known Member

    Makanudo, I only collect the stamps of Memel which were a part of Germany prior to WWI. I collect all those issues which the Michel catalog attributes to Memel following the treaty. I collect none of the regular Baltic countries.
     
  4. Makanudo

    Makanudo Well-Known Member

    Thanks just the same Werner & Hochstrasse.
    In case no one else comes up with complete collection, I shall start posting country by country, my humble examples
     
  5. DonSellos

    DonSellos Well-Known Member

    Hi Makanudo:

    It sounds like you are the leader for the Baltic countries. I'll look forward to seeing your collection as you get it in order. My only foray into this geographic area is a partial collection of the Latvia 1927-1933 definitive series (Sc. 135-154). I have long wanted Latvia Sc. CB 9-13 and CB 21-24 for my Aircraft on Stamps collection, but they are quite pricey for my budget. I especially covet CB 21 which depicts a Gee-Bee Super Sportster manufactured by Granville Aircraft Corporation in 1932.

    Don
     
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  6. Makanudo

    Makanudo Well-Known Member

    I'll show what I've got Don.
    I am afraid I do not have thos beautiful latvian air mail sttamps you want either.
     
  7. Makanudo

    Makanudo Well-Known Member

    First regular issue of estonian stamps consisted of four denominations and was issued November 24th 1918.

    Floral patterned design had been borrowed from german fiscal stamps, designed by Rudolf Zero.

    Paper used for printing was made in Finland and it was white and smooth.

    Many colour shades exist.

    All stamps were imperforate.

    I have only these postaly used stamps.

    a.jpg b.jpg c.jpg d.jpg
     
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  8. RuStamps

    RuStamps Member

    Airmails - Scott#
    1921.C1.jpg
    C1
    1921.C1a.jpg
    C1a
    1921.C2.jpg
    C2
    1921.C2a.jpg
    C2a
    1928.C3.gen.jpg
    C3
    1928.C4.gen.jpg
    C4
    1928.C5.jpg
    C5
    1931.C6.jpg
    C6
    1931.C7.jpg
    C7
    1932.C8.jpg
    C8
     
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  9. Molokai

    Molokai Well-Known Member

    Very attractive stamps! Here is my favorite Latvia stamp, featuring World Chess Champion Mikhail Tal (Russian pronunciation). Tal was a very aggressive player who could seemingly conjure brilliant combinations out of thin air. Had his health been better, I suspect he would have held the title longer -he beat Botvinnik, then lost the rematch. Still, he had a long career and produced many beautiful chess games.

    TALstamp.jpg
     
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  10. DonSellos

    DonSellos Well-Known Member

    RuStamps:

    Nice first Latvian airmails! Do you have Sc. CB71-CB-24?

    Don
     
  11. RuStamps

    RuStamps Member

    How about scarce CB23a & CB24a
    CB 23a.jpg

    CB 24a.jpg

    1933.C12.jpg
    C12

    1933.C12.forg.NEW.jpg
    C12 Forgery

    1933.C13.jpg
    C13

    1933.C13.forg.NEW.jpg C13 Forgery

    1933.CB20.jpg CB20

    1933.CB20.forg.NEW.jpg
    CB 20 Forgery
     
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  12. DonSellos

    DonSellos Well-Known Member

    Very nice, indeed!

    Don
     
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