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The Zemstvo Post [Эемская Почта] There are 7 products.

The zemstvo [Земство] was a local government. The system of them was established in 1864 by Tsar Alexander II in the huge, rural areas of the Russian Empire. These included most of the country outside the major cities, main roads and railway lines, on which was operated mail state (Imperial Post). The zemstvo post [Земская почта] was supplementing for the Imperial Post. Each zemstvo (province) was responsible for postal circulation at home and between the remaining posts. Until 1918 (October Revolution), 163 of ziemstvo's issued a total of about 2,400 Ziemstvo stamps (excluding varieties). The then collectors have a difficult task due to the vast area and the then shortage of paper (eg. one stamp often was divided into four, post offices denied shipping philatelic items for the purposes of collectors - therefore Philatelic Clubs were even sending a representative to travel around the country). Limited availability found expression in the valuation of these philatelic items, as well as in difficulties in the elaboration of catalogs. Moreover, the October Revolution as well as two World Wars also significantly reduced the number of those postage stamps, which have become so rare (R), that already in 1927 (in a Russian catalog) were sometimes marked with even a few symbols of the R's, instead of a price.

(based on a press article of Aleksander Roszkowski "Post Stamps of the zemstvo" in the monthly magazine of Polish Union of Philatelists - "The philatelist", No. 2, pp. 6-8, November 1954, Warsaw, Poland)

In short

Postage stamp names specify:
  • - country of issue
  • - number by the Michel Cataloge (in case of Polish stamps - by Fischer Cataloge)
  • - and a condition of a stamp:

** - Mint stamp with no sign of a stamp hinge: Unmounted Mint or Mint Never Hinged

* - Mint stamp with a sign of a stamp hinge: (Lightly) Mounted mint

[] - cancelled stamp - ʘ

() - stamp with no gum (glue)

L - one stamp out of a serie

Scans were made at dark background of stamp album to expose perforations of postage stamp. And therefore at a part of an image a foil may be visible.

Morawino Stamps

Philately and Numismatic Shop - Morawino Stamps

Stationary shop

ul. Górczewska 200a lok.usł.4

01-460 Warsaw


tel.: +48 602-55-66-55

Opening hours:

Shippment / pick-ups:

- All orders can be pick-uped in the stationary shop, currently at Fridays only.

- Currently online/email/phone orders above 100 PLN/ 22 Euro / 26 $ can be shipped.

- Shipment might be delayed. Apologies!

the offer

I lead purchase, sale, valuation and commission sale.


Shop for collectors exists since 2007. Postage stamps and accessories, letters, postcards and greeting cards, banknotes and coins.

On this website I present a small part of the stock. For questions about specific products and its delivery - please call or write. I will answer during opening hours of the shop.

  • - Each product presented on the website is the single and unique.
  • - One can collect an/and order in a shop, with no shipping costs.

I invite you to direct visit. For the youngest sets of post stamps at a promotional price.

Grzegorz Morawski