The following are former Soviet Republics with legitimate stamp issues.

All the rest are BOGUS ! See below for a list.

STAMP COLLECTORS - you work hard to earn the money you have, so don't waste it on these bogus Russian issues and overprints.

Buy genuine stamps from Postal Administrations or stamps from genuine Local Posts instead.

The following have issued bogus stamps and some have issued bogus postal stationery also.

* A region of the Republic of Georgia in Central Asia. The U.P.U. has declared these issues as "illegal" in the UPU Circular #50.

This list is not complete. I would appreciate input from viewers. Please e-mail me.

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