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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Russian 2015 Stamp Issue
150 years of County Mail





:: RUSSIA
 :: THEME: 150 years of County Mail 
  :: NOMINAL VALUE: 20 RUB 
   :: ISSUE DATE: 26 March 2015
    :: STAMP DESIGN: A. Moskovets
     
    



Zemskaya Pocta (County Mail) - a special service created for correspondence in areas that did not have government-mails. The first post office was established in the Zemstvo Vetluga County Kostroma province in the spring of 1865

Each zemskoe post office operated only within its administrative district. To pay costs the county mails were allowed to have their own brand, but with a prerequisite neither a drawing or color they should not be like the official brand, as well as in their design could not be used emblem of the state postal service. The most active correspondence is sent to the eastern provinces zemstvo - Perm, Samara, Vyatka, Kazan, Ufa, and Kharkov, Poltava, Kursk, Tambov and Ekaterinoslavskoy. 




:: ZEMSTVO 
The Zemstvo (Russian: Земство) was a form of local government that was instituted during the great liberal reforms performed in Imperial Russia by Alexander II of Russia. The idea of the zemstvo was elaborated by Nikolay Milyutin, and the first zemstvo laws were put into effect in 1864. After the October Revolution of 1917, the zemstvo system was shut down and replaced by a system of workers' councils.




:: ZEMSTVO STAMP 
A Zemstvo stamp was a Russian local stamp used widely in rural areas from 1865. It was named after the Zemstvo local administrative districts created in 1864. The stamps ceased at about the time of the 1917 Russian revolution.






150 years of the County-Mail
150 лет земской почте

SINGLE MINT STAMP
PRICE: 20 RUB






FIRST DAY COVER(FDC)



STAMP SHEET







SOUVENIR SHEET






POSTMARK











ISSUE DATE: 26 March 2015
NOMINAL VALUE: 20 RUB
CIRCULATION: 480 000
STAMP DESIGN: A. Moskovets
STAMP SIZE: 42 mm х 30 mm
SHEET SIZE: 152 mm × 152 mm
PERFORATIONS: 12 ½ x 12
PRINTING PROCESS: offset 
RUSSIAN POST PRODUCT NUMBER: 1927