Catalogue of the Postage Stamps of the PMR - Pridnestrovie - Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublica - Transnistria - ПМР Приднестровье марки Каталог

Catalogue of the Postage Stamps of the PMR

Pridnestrovie - Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublica. Also Known as Transnistria
ПМР Приднестровье марки Каталог

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New Director of the PMR State Stamp Enterprise

August 6, 2012

Vsevolod Lavrentiev Has Been Appointed as the New Director of the PMR State Stamp Enterprise.

The State Unitary Enterprise "Stamps of Pridnestrovie" is the organization responsible for the publications of all postage stamps in PMR. I am delighted to announce that a great supporter of PMRstamps.org, Mr Vsevolod Lavrentiev, has been appointed as its Director.

Mr Lavrentiev, himself a keen philatelist, has exciting and ambitious plans for the future. New stamps will have standard perforations, will be produced in larger quantities and will be much more affordable to the average collector. In 2012, the plan is to issue stamps with themes including: football, dogs, mushrooms and memorials.

Mr Lavrentiev has kindly agreed to co-operate fully with PMRstamps.org in the supply of detailed information about all new issues. Finally, PMRstamps.org has its long-awaited co-operation from the PMR postal authorities.

Further information (in Russian) can be found at the following links:

http://www.tv-pmr.com/news.php?id=15770

http://www.olvia.idknet.com/ol294-07-12.htm

We wish Mr Lavrentiev the best success in his new position.

Vsevolod Lavrentiev

Vsevolod Lavrentiev

PMR Europa 2012 "Issue" Added to Catalogue

June 10, 2012

The Privately-Made PMR "Issues" for Europa 2012 Have Been Added to the Catalogue.

Each year, an unidentified outfit from Germany produces a bogus Europa issue for PMR. These consist of single stamps, booklets and separate booklet panes and/or minisheets.

The quality of this material is usually quite excellent and naturally Europa collectors are keen to get their hands on this stuff. Often the collectors are unaware of the bogus nature of the material. After all, PMR is not a member of the Europa CEPT organisation and therefore cannot issue Europa stamps. Because the material is in such high demand, I list it in its own section as an information service to collectors. Click here for the Europa Catalogue Index.

PMR - Europa 2012 "Visit PMR"

PMR - Europa 2012 "Visit PMR"

Overprints Catalogue Completed

April 1,  2011

Extra Google Translation Languages Added to All Site Pages.

Thanks to those kind people at Google, I have now added: Simplified Chinese, Belarusian, Hungarian, Polish and Ukrainian to the drop-down

 

More Languages Added

April 1,  2011

Extra Google Translation Languages Added to All Site Pages.

Thanks to those kind people at Google, I have now added: Simplified Chinese, Belarusian, Hungarian, Polish and Ukrainian to the drop-down lists of available languages for automatic site translation. These were chosen based on my site visitor statistics.

I have great fun looking at my site in Chinese. I have absolutely no idea if the translations are even 80% correct, but hopefully my non-English-language readers will be able to navigate around the site and be able to understand the basic information.

2011 Listings Now Completed

March 31,  2011

2011 Official Issues Listings Are Now Online.

At last, I am up-to-date with my official listings catalogue. The (complex) February 2011 issue for the 150th Birth Anniversary of Nikolai Dmitrievich Zelinski has been completed, including those strange colour variants.

Next project... field stamps for the Russian and Ukrainian peacekeeping forces. This should be interesting.

2010 Listings Now Completed

March 28,  2011

2010 Official Issues Listings Are Now Online.

This was complex because I turned up many extremely rare, limited-edition varieties with special silver overprints to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Independence. Hopefully I've got everything correct.

Now on to 2011.

Choose Your Language

March 25,  2011

Google Translation Added to All Site Pages.

This is something I have been meaning to do for a very long time. Today I re-published all the site pages to include the Google Translation service. You can select from a list containing Russian, German, French, Italian, Romanian, Japanese, Korean or Spanish. If you would like me to add another language to this list, please send me an email.

Please remember that Google Translation is a completely automated service and that the translations they provide can sometimes be quite incorrect. Non-English speaking readers may find some to the results to be very amusing, however, they will still be able to understand the basic message.

For my Brazilian visitors, I just want to tell you that the book is on the table.

Have fun !

Very Busy Times - Many Catalogue Updates

March 25,  2011

Listings for 2006 to 2009 Completed.

A huge amount of work has been done on the site in the past few weeks and I am please to announce that the listings for official issues have now all been completed from 2006 to 2009. I am also working hard on the 2010 to 2011 issued.

PMR Europa 2007-2011 "Issues" Added to Catalogue

February 27, 2011

The Privately-Made PMR "Issues" for Europa 2007-2011 Have Been Added to the Catalogue.

Each year, an unidentified outfit from Germany produces a bogus Europa issue for PMR. These consist of single stamps, booklets and separate booklet panes and/or minisheets.

The quality of this material is usually quite excellent and naturally Europa collectors are keen to get their hands on this stuff. Often the collectors are unaware of the bogus nature of the material. After all, PMR is not a member of the Europa CEPT organisation and therefore cannot issue Europa stamps. Because the material is in such high demand, I list it in its own section as an information service to collectors. Click here for the Europa Catalogue Index.

PMR Europa stamp 2010 - Catalogue of the Postage Stamps of the PMR - Pridnestrovie - Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublica - Transnistria - ПМР Приднестровье марки Каталог

PMR Europa stamp

I've Been Away.... Now I'm Back

February, 2011

PMRstamps.org web site is up and running again.

The site was taken down in 2007 due to other work commitments on my part My apologies for that. I've now partnered with Mr Vsevolod Lavrentiev of www.stampvilla.com in Moldova who has very kindly agreed to provide with with all the new issues information from 2007 to now.

Unfortunately I let my registration of the original domain name pmrstamps.com lapse and that name is no longer available to me, so I've been forced to change the site name to pmtstamps.org.

Over the coming weeks, you can expect to start seeing all the new official issues information as well as updated details of all the bogus materials pretending to be from PMR. Check back frequently for updates. Enjoy !

"Tariff Stamps" Listings Re-Worked

February 6, 2007

Leading expert provides the information necessary to complete this section.

Mr Vladimir Babich, one of the leading experts in the field of PMR philately, has kindly provided me with masses of information regarding the Moldovan/PMR machine and manual tariff stamps. This whole section has been completely reworked and should now be very accurate and correct. Click here to see the revised listings.

PMR tariff stamp - Catalogue of the Postage Stamps of the PMR - Pridnestrovie - Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublica - Transnistria - ПМР Приднестровье марки Каталог

Mistakes Revealed in the "Tariff Stamps" Listings

January 27, 2007

A leading expert in the field of PMR philately has revealed serious errors in the Tariff Stamps section of this catalogue.

Sincere thanks to Mr Vladimir Babich, one of the leading experts in the field of PMR philately, for pointing out serious errors in my Tariff Stamps listings. The information in that section should be disregarded until further notice.

Mr Babich has kindly agreed to co-operate fully in the re-creation of these lists. We hope to create the best (and the first) detailed study of this complex area. Please check back soon for details.

Fiscal Stamps Study Now Online

January 27, 2007

The precursors of the "Suvorov" definitive stamp were the fiscal stamps of 1992/93.

Although not postage stamps, the fiscal stamps attached to banknotes in the early nineties were the precursors of the "Suvorov" definitive stamps we see today. It's an interesting piece of local history and worthy of a small study which you can see by clicking here.

PMR fiscal stamp - Catalogue of the Postage Stamps of the PMR - Pridnestrovie - Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublica - Transnistria - ПМР Приднестровье марки Каталог

Suvorov Definitives Listings - COMPLETED !

January 22, 2007

This exceptionally complex area of PMR philately presented enormous challenges but is now complete.

The four series of these definitives were issued between the years 2002 and 2006. Who would have guessed that there would be so many different varieties. I had to list all the colour types, all the different types of inscriptions and all the unofficially issued "essay" types.

I still need to write the Fiscal Stamps study, but in the meantime, I am very satisfied that I now have a truly comprehensive list. Check out the index here.

Suvorov Definitives Listings - Work Remains to Be Done

January 18, 2007

The 2001-2006 definitive issues with portraits of Gen. Suvorov are any extremely complex area and further research/scanning needs to be done to complete those lists.

The Suvorov definitives originated as fiscal stamps attached to currency bank notes. From 2001 onwards, they have been surcharged and made available for use as definitive postage stamps. But there are many, many types and varieties and information regarding these issues is difficult to find.

Right now there is a very basic list of these stamps in the PMRstamps catalogue. Over the coming weeks, I plan to expend these listing extensively and provide a fully comprehensive guide to this complex area. Stay tuned !

PMR Tariff Stamps Catalogue Added

January 18, 2007

Another first for PMRstamps - The only catalogue for the PMR tariff stamps is now online.

Have you ever wondered about those strange envelopes and postcards that bear hand-stamped surcharges? Wonder no more. A background history and a full list of all known types is now available by clicking here.

Are There Any FDC's for PMR ?

January 10, 2007

Do PMR issue any First Day Covers and if so, is there a listing ?

The answer is yes, but not for every issue and the First Day covers are not always printed on specially designed envelopes.

All known First Day covers and First Day cancellations details and scans have now been added to each issue listing. Just click on the "FDC" link on any catalogue index or detailed listing page.

PMR Europa 2006 "Issue" Added to Catalogue

December 20, 2006

The Privately-Made PMR Issue for Europa 2006 with the Theme of Integration Has Been Added to the Catalogue.

Each year, an unidentified outfit from Germany produces a bogus Europa issue for PMR. These consist of single stamps, booklets and separate booklet panes or minisheets.

The quality of this material is usually quite excellent and naturally Europa collectors are keen to get their hands on this stuff. Often the collectors are unaware of the bogus nature of the material. After all, PMR is not a member of the Europa CEPT organisation and therefore cannot issue Europa stamps. Because the material is in such high demand, I list it in its own section as an information service to collectors. Click here for the Europa Catalogue Index.

PMR Europa stamp 2006 - Catalogue of the Postage Stamps of the PMR - Pridnestrovie - Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublica - Transnistria - ПМР Приднестровье марки Каталог

PMR Bogus Stamps - What to Do ???

December 16, 2006

Vast quantities of PMR bogus material printed in 2006 makes detailed listings extremely difficult.

It is easy to say that any "stamps" inscribed "Gagauzia" are bogus, but this is not that case when it comes to PMR. Some of those stamps are genuine and some are completely bogus.

As with Gagauzia, I have been offered vast quantities of bogus material inscribed "PMR" in 2006. I need to make collectors aware what is genuine and what is not. It is not enough to say, "Whatever is in the official section is genuine and everything else is bogus". The "genuine" sections include lots of grey items and forged imperforates etc.

I will attempt to keep an eye on the web auctions and find images of all this bogus PMR material as it becomes available. But I will no longer be scanning and providing detailed listings for each of these item. A low-resolution picture is all that will be provided and the listings will be arranged by theme only.

Plan of Action for 2007

December 16, 2006

My catalogue update plans for the coming 12 months:

Much work remains to be done on PMR listings, old and new. Here is my plan:

  • PMR - 2005/2006 stamps updates

  • PMR 1991-2006 FDC updates

  • PMR - early overprints

  • PMR - Tariff stamps updates

 

First Look at the new Official PMR Catalogue Reveals Surprises !

October 29, 2005

A new official PMR stamp catalogue has been issued in Tiraspol in September. I have been sent some scanned pages and it shows many previously unknown varieties of the "Suvorov" definitives.

Official information regarding PMR stamp issues is scarce to say the least. To date, I have been forced to use my own collection and advice received from knowledgeable collectors to put together our own catalogue listings.

Now with the release of this new catalogue, it appears that we have underestimated the number of Suvorov definitive stamp varieties that were actually issued. I am are now in the process of translating the new official catalogue from Russian into English and as soon as this is done, we will be amending our current Suvorov listings accordingly.

PMR Europa "Issues" Catalogue Now OnLine

October 5, 2005

We have been seeing Europa "issues" for PMR in circulation since 2000. PMRstamps now presents the first detailed online catalogue for these bogus issues. Click here to view the catalogue index.

PMR is not a member of the Europa/CEPT organisation and therefore is not entitled to issue postage stamps bearing their logo.

However, since the "European Community" series in 2000, we have seen Europa stamps in circulation bearing the name "PMR".

These are, of course, privately produced bogus items and are made in Germany. We can find stamps, booklets, minisheets in the form of booklet panes and even a few souvenir sheets.

The quality, especially of the later material, is very high and unsuspecting collectors could easily be forgiven for mistaking this material for genuine postal issues.

PMR Europa stamp 2005 - Catalogue of the Postage Stamps of the PMR - Pridnestrovie - Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublica - Transnistria - ПМР Приднестровье марки Каталог

An example of the 2005 "Gastronomy" issue.

New Printed PMR Catalogue to be Published

September 30, 2005

A new and detailed stamp catalogue for PMR is to be released in the first week of October 2005.

My contacts in Moldova have informed me about the publication a new and detailed printed stamp catalogue for PMR, due for release in the first week of October 2005.

Naturally, I have reserved an advance copy, but at this time I cannot say what language is used or just how detailed the listing are. Neither can I say who the publisher is. However, this will be the first detailed stamp catalogue I have seen for PMR and will be a valuable source of data for my own listings.

I will provide full details in this news section as soon as I have the catalogue in my possession.

PMR Official Issues Catalogue Now OnLine

September 29, 2005

The PMRstamps catalogue of official issues for PMR is now online. Click here for the index.

The long-awaited PMRstamps catalogue of official issues for PMR is now online. Information about this material was extremely difficult to find, but I am happy that at least 99% of the details have been listed.

I have included scans and information for all known officially issued PMR material from 1993 to date, including all known imperforates, minisheets, varieties and errors.

Only details regarding FDS's remain to be finalised. I expect to have this information my the end of January 2007.