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Far Eastern Republic


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This breakaway so-called republic was established on 6 April 1920, and was intended to be a buffer zone between the Soviets to the west, and the Japanese to the east.  In theory it ranged as far west as Lake Baikal, and as far east as Vladivostok.

On 26 May, 1921, with Japanese support, the Priamur region and the Maritime Provinces broken away from the Far Eastern Republic, setting up their own government (qv).  This marked the beginning of the end (for both the FER and the breakaway group!) and after 19 Nuovember 1922 when the Japanese evacuated Vladivostok, the Republic was annexed to Soviet Russia.

Scott is believed to cover the stamps - perhaps in their volume covering the letter F, but not in the Russian section.  Stanley Gibbons have fairly thorough coverage in a separate section in their specialised catalog, as does Michel.

See also the section on Amur, which Scott includes in their Far Eastern Republic section, and the Kolchak government.


Catalog Info

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S 4?

Described as S4, MNH.  Opened for $3.25 and two bidders took it up to $6.20.  Seller claims a 97 CV of $7 (Nov 00).

S 8?

Described as S8, MNH.  Opened for $0.75 and sold at that price.  Seller claims a 97 CV of $2 (Nov 00).

S 16?

MNH, opened for $14.25 and closed with no bids.  Seller claims a CV of $60 (Oct 00).

S 21?

Described as S21, MNH.  Opened for $4 and sold at that price.  Seller claims a 97 CV of $8 (Nov 00).

S 22?

Described as S22, MNH.  Opened for $1.35 and three bidders took up to $4.50.  Seller claims a 97 CV of $3 and all bidders offered more than that (Nov 00).

S 23?

 

Described as S 23, MH.  Opened for $4 and two bidders took up to $4.95.  Seller claims a 97 CV of $8 (Nov 00).

S 42-4, 53 twice

eBay described as 42-5 remainders plus 53 MNH and MH.  Opened for $1 and sold at that price (Aug 01).

S 32?  SG38

eBay described as Mint, signed.  Opened for $1 and two people bid up to $1.25.  SG values at 2.25 (June 00).

A second copy was sold at the same time, opening for $1 and with two bids also up to $1.25 (June 00).

S 51? Described as a gutter block of four, MNG, opened for $4 and closed with no bids (Sep 00).
S 53-8? Described as 53-8, MH, opened for $1 and sold at that price (Aug 01).

S 66-9

eBay described as "Far Eastern Republic #66-9" (but actually Soviet issues).  Opened for $1 and closed with no bids (July 00).

 SG 41

 

eBay block of four, M.  Opened for $10 and sold at that price.  SG values at 1.25 each or 5 for the set of four (July 00).

Mixed lot

 

 Incorrectly identified on eBay.  As best I can ascertain, the first two stamps on the left in the top row are SG Siberia 61 and 62 - issued by the Priamur and Maritime Provinces Anti-Bolshevist Government in 1921.  The balance of the stamps in the top row and all but the last stamp on the right in the bottom row are Far Eastern Republic stamps, and the last one is a Soviet Issue for the Far East (SG129).  Opened for $3 and two people bid up to $10.50 (Aug 00).

 SG Priamur 62, Amur 18, 19, FER 49, 51, 53

Described as Scott 39, 45, 46, 51, 53, & 55 and believed to be as numbered on the left.  Opened for $3 and closed with no bids (Oct 00).


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