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Knowledge / Classification of Postage Stamp / Emergency Issues

Emergency issues are provisional postage stamps issued to prevent (imminent) stamp shortages.

shortterm new printed provisional stamps

emergency paper money with back inscription: "same value as silver subsidiary coins". This are no postage stamps but they were tolerated for postage purposes

definitive stamps converted with an overprint into official stamps

fiscal stamp converted with an overprint and additonal perforation into 2 definitive stamps

definitive stamps surcharged during a time with high inflation

definitive stamps overprinted for use in new currency after currency reform

bisected stamps caused by missing needed values

fiscal stamp (left) used as postage stamp

in Persia caused by stamp shortage registeration labels were used in 1917 as 1 Chais-stamps

stamped card with additional green stamp impression

emergency stamped cards

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