Can anyone identify this? Possibly Soviet?

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Can anyone identify this? Possibly Soviet?

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Hi all,

I have this rather badly-printed curiosity - I assume it's not a postage stamp as little or no writing is discernible.

There is a hammer-and-sickle, so it's presumably from the (early?) Soviet era, possibly central Asian from the general style.

Any suggestions as to what it is, are welcome.

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Jason



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Re: Can anyone identify this? Possibly Soviet?

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Most likely Caucasian. Possibly Armenian.

Edit: Armenia 1921.

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Thanks for the prompt and accurate response Kuikka !

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You are most welcome.

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Although this is an Armenia (Soviet Republic) stamp (1922) these were not issued without currency surcharge. S.G. states "The unsurcharged sets found on the market are from part of the original printing left as payment to the printers, or from unauthorised reprints.All denominations have also been forged".

Murky times, indeed!

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OldDuffer1 wrote:Although this is an Armenia (Soviet Republic) stamp (1922) these were not issued without currency surcharge. S.G. states "The unsurcharged sets found on the market are from part of the original printing left as payment to the printers, or from unauthorised reprints.All denominations have also been forged".
Thanks - that's very interesting. I'd guess mine falls into the first category - if I was forging a stamp, I'd probably make a better job of it!
Anyway, I'm not selling it, I was just curious as to what it was.
Jason

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