MÕISAKÜLA 1941

Various Russian stamps and the 3 s. Estonian Carrier Pigeon stamps were surcharged or overprinted with the permission of the local Estonian Home Guard commander.
The issue was mainly sold in Mõsaküla and Abja. A small number of stamps were placed on sale at the Sub Post Office in UueKariste. Cancellations are known from Mõisaküla, Uue-Kariste and Pärnu. The issue used German tariffs.

The following linoleum handstamps were used:
1) Unframed single line "VABA EESTI" was overprinted diagonally on the 10, 20 and 60 kop. values.
2) Framed double line (10 x 18 mm) "VABA EESTI 1.20" surcharge for the 1 and 5 kop. and the 3 s. values.
3) Framed double line (18x32 mm) "VABA EESTI 2.40" surcharge for the 50 kop. value.
The framed OPT for the 3 s. was applied horizontally and for the 1, 5 and 50 kop. vertically.
The color of the OPT is black.

Proofs: Prints of the three handstamps on the same yellowish paper are known.

Price: 40 USD (please note that all prices are estimates in USD, based on the average retail market of 1985, when the original catalogue/handbook was written. The prices are considerably higher today).

Forgeries: of excellent quality are known. Expertization is mandatory. The genuine canceller of Abja has been used on some forgeries after the war.

Valid: August 4-16, 1941.

Literature:
Votele Org: Eesti Post ja Postmargid 1941-42, (Estonian Post and stamps 1940-42), Stockholm (in Estonian).

  Issued

1.

30 kop. 500 300:- 350:- --
2. 20 kop. 1.000 125:- 190:- --
3. 60 kop. 200 800:- 900:- --
4.

1.20 kop.

400 350:- 400:- --
  E:l Inverted OPT +-- +--  
  E:2 Pair, one stamp with inverted OPT +-- +--  
5. 1.20 / 3 s. 80 2.000:- 2.500:- --
  E:l Pair, one stamp with inverted OPT +-- +--  
6. 1.20 / 5 kop. 500 300:- 350:- --
7. 2.40 50 kop. 25 6.000:- 6.000  --

Please note that all prices are estimates in USD, based on the average retail market of 1985, when the original catalogue/handbook was written. The prices are considerably higher today.