Under Russian occupation, Poland issued one stamp in 1860, in the value
of 10 kopeks. It was only valid for delivery to addresses in Russian
occupied Poland or Russia. After a Polish uprising (in 1863) against
the Russians, this stamp was replaced with Russian postage
1870s-1917. Most stamps issued by Russia during this period had
the double headed Romanov eagle like the ones above. Some later issues
had pictures of Russian royalty.
Russian stamps before 1889 are without "thunderbolts"
above the post horns.
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