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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PMR Catalogue of USSR Overprints

The "Sun Face" Group

Definitive stamps of the former USSR variously overprinted and surcharged.

Introductory Note:

These Stamps are BOGUS.

These stamps were privately produced for speculative and/or propaganda purposes and without the knowledge or permission of the PMR authorities. They appeared in the post-civil war period in 1992/1993. Seemingly legitimate covers exist bearing these stamps, but these are also bogus.

These stamps are included here as an information services to collectors only.

The most interesting aspect of these stamps is the full sheet composition. There are two sizes of overprint. The smaller measures 20mm wide by 29mm high and is printed horizontally on pairs of stamps. The larger measures 30mm wide by 44mm and is printed vertically but invert on the central block of 4 on each sheet. The smaller overprints contain surcharged values of 0.65 and 1.25 mixed on the sheets and the larger overprint contains a surcharge value of 5.00.

This gives rise to the possibility of truly vast numbers of se-tenant blocks, pairs and strip combinations. I have not listed all these possibilities with individual catalogue numbers.

The catalogue prefix is "B-SF", for "Bogus - Sun Face". I fully accept the possibility that there may be other types and varieties of these stamps that I have failed to include. If you know of any other material of this type, please send me scans and details by eMail to info@pmrstamps.org

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

Rough graphical recreation of the "Sun Face" overprint.

Caution: Under FIP regulations, unofficial issues of this type will not be allowed entry into exhibitions organised under the FIP umbrella. The FIP wishes to discourage the practice of issuing unofficial or bogus stamps for purely speculative purposes. The FIP recommends that collectors do not take any of this material into their collections. Any collection that contains this type of material will be disqualified from receiving FIP exhibition awards.

Production Date: 1992/1993

Image Samples Description Details Format Pst No.
USSR Overprints. 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 - Transnistria - ПМР Приднестровье марки Каталог

1k Definitive issue from 1976 of the USSR overprinted:

ПМР

plus Sun Face icon and surcharged

Click for Details Set of 3v

B-SF1-SF3

USSR Overprints. 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 - Transnistria - ПМР Приднестровье марки Каталог

1k Definitive issue from 1988 of the USSR overprinted:

ПМР

plus Sun Face icon and surcharged

Click for Details Set of 3v

B-SF4-SF6

USSR Overprints. 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 - Transnistria - ПМР Приднестровье марки Каталог

1k Definitive issue from 1988 of the USSR doubly overprinted:

First Overprint:

ТирасполЬ 30-VI-92

and surcharged in RED HORIZONTALLY and/or VERTICALLY 20k and/or 28k

Second Overprint:

ПМР

plus Sun Face icon and surcharged

Click for Details Set of 3v with 3 varieties B-SF4i-SF4iii

B-SF5i-SF5iii

B-SF6i

USSR Overprints. 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 - Transnistria - ПМР Приднестровье марки Каталог

1k Definitive issue from 1976 of the USSR overprinted:

ПМР

plus Sun Face icon and surcharged

Click for Details Set of 3v B-SF7-SF9