Sold for 3 kopecks over face value to aid the orphans and widows of soldiers in the Russo-Japanese war. Some rare perf 13.5 X 11.5 are quite valuable. The 11.5X13.5 may not exist according to some experts. This series is apparently free of forgeries
The initials of the engraver P.Z. or R.Z. can be found somewhere in the designs (except the 3 kopecks)
Apparently, only 50,000 rubles or $25,000 was raised from the sale of these stamps.
Strip of 8 stamps overprinted with the word "O B R A Z E T S" - the 4 values have this variety