International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Kazakhstan

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Kazakhstan[edit]

  • The country was a region of the former Soviet Union and became an independent country in 1991.
  • All stamps are inscribed “КАЗАХСТАН” or are without country inscription and have Kazakhstani town mark.
  • The stamps are grouped according to period:
A - Provisional issues without country inscription in the frank or with old Soviet Union identification ("CCCP") but modified in a way that indicates the change in status
B - Inscribed “КАЗАХСТАН”


NOTE: Many former Soviet Union stamps were used without alteration after independence.


GROUP A: Provisional issues without political inscription[edit]


Kazakhstan stamp type A1.jpg


A1. Perm (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Upright octagon with value box in center.
Star containing hammer and sickle at top, “ПОЧТА” stacked at left, blank at right and bottom.
Value figures stacked, and date figures vertical.
TM: SC
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Kazakhstan stamp type A2.jpg


A2. Perm (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type A1 but blank at top.
TM: SC
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Kazakhstan stamp type A3.jpg


A3. Perm (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Upright octagon with double line border.
“ПОЧТА” at bottom and “K” at right side and possibly at left as well.
Date and value figures are horizontal.
No inner box around value figures.
TM: SC
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GROUP B: Inscribed “КАЗАХСТАН”[edit]


Kazakhstan stamp type B1.jpg

B1. Perm (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Upright octagon with star at top, “ПОЧТА” stacked at left and “КАЗАХСТАНА” stacked at right.
Value figures stacked, and date figures vertical.
A.“КОП” at bottom
B.“РУБ” at bottom
TM: SC
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NOTE: Type B1 is an error of sorts. The Soviet star at top (hard to see in this scan) was not removed during the conversion from Soviet to Kazakh administration.




Kazakhstan stamp type B2.jpg

B2. Perm (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Upright octagon with “ПОЧТА” at top, “ “РЕСПУБЛИКА” at left and “КАЗАХСТАН” at right.
Value figures stacked, and date figures vertical.
A. “ТИЫН” at bottom
B. “РУБ” at bottom
TM: SC
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a. Small “ТИЫН” at bottom




Kazakhstan stamp type B3.JPG

B3. Perm (MV).

Upright rectangle with rounded corners.
Post horn at top, “КАЗАХСТАН” stacked at left, “ПОЧТА” stacked at right.
"АЛМАТЫ" (Almaty, the largest city) at bottom.
Value figures stacked, and date figures vertical.
TM: SC
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Kazakhstan stamp type B4.jpeg

B4. Francotyp-Postalia (digital), 2007 or earlier.

Rectangular frank with thick simulated perforation outer border. (The upper border line does not show in the accompanying image.)
Inscribed at top “КАЗАХСТАН” / “ПОЧТАСЫ”.
The meter number with "FP" prefix breaks the bottom frame line.
TM: SC with inner frame around the date.
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