No longer unknown stampsHere are some stamps that have been identified thanks to some people who mailed me. Some stamps are still unidentified though, they are on the first page
Description: nr. 1 - no value to be seen, at least not in roman script|
Answers: Several answers were given, all saying that: this is just the first Japanese Newyear stamp.
Description: nr. 2, the characters that resemble EP are also visible on the 4th stamp|
Answers: (by Yrjö Klinge): this is a common revenue stamp
Description: nr. 3, 5 sen, but is it a normal stamp?|
Answers: (by Yrjö Klinge): No, this is a medical tax revenue stamp
Description: nr. 4, 10 sen, again the EP characters.|
Answers: (by Yrjö Klinge): this is also a common revenue stamp
Description: No value indication, the inscription says "el parlamento a Cervantes" and "1616-1916". The man is probably Cervantes, but what was the stamp used for?|
Answers: (by Antonio Gimeno): Stamps #1-2-3 Printed in Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co., London. Issued 4/2/1916 (450.000 sets of 8 stamps each); Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. They commemorate his death's 3rd centennial. Issued as franking stamps for national senators and deputies, they were not in use, as both the Spanish Assemblies had currently the benifit of no charge mailing.
Description: Probably from the same series, no value indication. This time inscribed "el parlamento Española Cervantes" and some Latin below the statue of Cervantes.|
Answers: see above, the latin legend in the statue: Michaelli de Cervantes Saavedra. Hispanie Scriptorum Princeps. Meaning: "Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Prince of the Spanish Writers"
Description: "El Parlamento Española Cervantes 1616-1916". The building is the house of representatives "Congreso de los diputados"|
Answers: see above
Description: This stamp is from a later date, according to the inscription July 14, 1931. We see a lion holding a ball (or a globe). Above it says "Republica Española - Cortes Constituyentes". Below "14 Julio 1931 / Correos / Franquicia postal"|
Answers: (by Antonio Gimeno): Stamp commemorating the Opening of the Constituent Congress. The lion leaning on a ball, supposedly the Earth globe, is one of a set of two, which lay at both sides of the Congress main doors. The stamp belongs to a
set of four. You can see these lions in your third stamp, at both sides of the stairs.
Description: Value 15 Centavos, inscription "Especial para facturas y recibos". The stamps depicts the national Spanish arms. This is probably a revenue stamp|
Answers: (by Antonio Gimeno): It is indeed a revenue stamp
Description: This stamp seems to come form the Spanish Civil War, since it says "Arriba España" on top. It's value is 10 centavos. In the upper left corner we see a bundle of arrows. Which side issued this stamp and who is this man?|
Answers: (by Antonio Gimeno): The man is Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera, founder of the political party "Falange Española". The stamp depicts the symbols of this party: a yoke and five arrows. The stamps were issued by the revolutionary side in the civil spanish war, leaded by General Franco. The stamp is part of a set of five, issued in 1937, overprinted the next year.
Description: Probably Civil War. The same arrows can be seen, this time upper right. The inscription says "Cocinas economicas / Fuente de piedra". Same questions: which side, and who is this?|
Answers: (by Antonio Gimeno): This is a bad drawing of General Franco. That's all Antonio could tell. Emilio Corral adds: this is a Spanish Civil War local issue, depicting a bad drawing of General Franco. The arrows are the symbol of the fascist party "Falange" Three stamps and three singlesheets are listed
Description: This stamp has a value of 1 Peseta, but it is no postal value "sin valor postal". The picture is poorly drawn, but we can see a wounded or dead man being held by someone else. Another person watches. The text below is "Colegio de Huerfanos de correos de ntra sra del Pilar". Is there some religious connection? is this for an orphans fund?|
Answers: Emilio Corral says: It is a charity label issued by the Post Orphans College to raise funds. It is listed in Galvez Specialized catalogue (1960). 5 values are listed (5c dark pink, 10c orange and 1pta violet and two with surcharge blue 5c. on 10c and 5c(surcharge red) on 1pta
Description: Probably Russian, it says Posta in Cyrillic writing. That's all.|
Answers: Several readers informed me that these stamps are socalled Russion Legion postal issues.
These are 2 out of 5 German propaganda stamps issued in July 1943 and somehow connected to the rump Russian Liberation Army formed by Vlassov's committee.
There seems to be a link with the semi-autonomous Ukrainian government as well.
The five stamps show the following:
50 Kop (Green) Log house being built.
1 Rub (Red) Farmer plowing.
2 Rub (Blue) Village scene in winter.
4 Rub (Mauve) Kremlin & cathedral on top of a hill at Pskov.
10 Rub (Brown) Aerial view of a village.
The stamps have the inscription Post in Cyrillic writing. There were 16,300 sets of five printed.