Reply To: 1918 Savings Bank Stamps

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Maxime Citerne

March 27 2013 (23:22)

From your description your stamps could well be the RSFSR Local Issues from Kiev, 1922. There were several overprints made to fit both the increase of the postal rates and the lack of standard stamps. Those issues are known with overprints reading upward and downward (as well as diagonal). They were used as postal stamps (rare on cover). Beside 7500r, values of 8000 and 15000 have been overprinted and used.