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entry Dec 20 2014, 04:58 PM
In nineteenth century imperial Russia, a zemstvo was an administrative district, and many of these rural areas issued their own postage stamps from 1865 until 1917. Collecting zemstvo postage stamps https://russianphilately.com/c/zemstvo is a particularly interesting and busy area of Russian stamps collecting new issues are still unearthed from time to time, and there is a huge variety to choose from.

The designs on zemstvo stamps tend to be fairly simple an uncomplicated design and some text, quite often. A working knowledge of the Cyrillic alphabet is very helpful when shopping for zemstvo stamps. The Cyrillic word for zemstvo, incidentally, was perviously written as зѣмство but is now written земство.

Zemstvo stamps have appealed to collectors for over a century, and a standard catalog of them is the Chuchin catalog, which lists over 150 different areas of Russia that issued these stamps.

 
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