The G.H. Kaestlin Specialized Collection

Lebedin and Gdof

Lebedin / Lebedyn
(Ukrainian: Лебеди́н, Russian: Лебедин)

5k Lebedin rural post single
Lebedin issued ten stamps between 1884-1916. In 1899, they altered on the 5k blue stamp of 1898 with a black surcharge “2” on a provisional issue. This is one of nine known used copies.

Gdof / Gdov
(Russian: Гдов)

2k Gdof rural post tete-beche
Gdof issued stamps from 1874-1912. This 2k, ultramarine, tête-bêche stamp has four small six-rayed stars in the inscriptions and no separating lines between the stamps.