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Unissued Definitive

Unissued Definitive

Most of the stamps of the Western Ukraine were overprinted stamps from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This stamp is from one of two additional stamp sets were printed for Western Ukraine at the Vienna State Printing Office. They only became available after the Polish occupation of Galicia (July 1919) and were never used. This stamp is from the first set consisting of five values and depicting the coats of arms of: United Ukraine (the trident); Kiev (the Archangel Michael) and Lviv (and Galicia) (the lion).


Bibliography

Kuzych, Ingert. "Western Ukraine." Introduction to Ukrainian Philately. 2000. The Ukrainian Philatelic and Numismatic Society. 18 July 2005. http://www.upns.org/intro.htm.

"Western Ukraine." Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. 1997.


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