The First Russian/Soviet Airmail Issue

Image or picture of the first Russian/Soviet airmail stamp: a simple design with a red overprint of a mono-wing plane, C1

This stamp was issued 1922, four years after the first U.S. airmail issue.

The airmail design is a simple red overprint, which shows the outline of a mono-plane.

The stamp without the red overprint is a regular postal issue commemorating the 5th anniversary of the revolution. The airmail issue itself was only sold in the Moscow Post Office. There are counterfeits of this airmail issue, and we are interested in any images that might help our web readers understand how to determine if a specimine is genuine or not.

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