The G.H. Kaestlin Specialized Collection

Shatsk and Malmyzh

(Ukrainian: Шацьк, Russian: Шацк)

3k Shatsk rural post single
A small Ukrainian town in the Volhynia region, Shatsk issued stamps from 1871-1916. The first issue was lithographed, with a flat-headed number “3” and no ornamental line underneath the “3”. There are less than thirteen known copies.

(Russian: Малмы́ж)

2k Malmyzh rural post single
Malmyzh issued stamps from 1869-1897. The first, 2k brick-red issue with the side inscriptions almost reaching the bottom inner frame line, is extremely rare.