Thursday, 17 August 2017

Stamps with an error - Space and Astronomy. Europe 2009.

Stamps with an error - Space and Astronomy. Europe 2009. Nasreddin Tusi (1201-1274). Observatory in Shamakhi. Azerbaijan.


Monday, 7 August 2017

1140 postage stamps on various topics have been issued in Azerbaijan over 25 years

1140 postage stamps on various topics have been issued in Azerbaijan over 25 years


25 years have elapsed since the establishment of Azermarka LLC of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies, which issues and distributes postage stamps in our country. Azermarka was established on July 14, 1992.  Yet, the history of creation of postage stamps in Azerbaijan is much older. The first postage stamp was issued in our country in 1919.  It was devoted to the Azerbaijani soldier.
 

From 1992, the philatelic sphere has been developing more successfully in our country. Thus, 1140 postage stamps on various topics, 14 types of stamped envelopes and hundreds of various types of unstamped envelopes have been released and put on sale in Azerbaijan in this period.    
 
Postage stamps dedicated to the independence, state attributes, economic development,  fauna and flora, national holidays, architectural monuments,  prominent political and public figures of the Republic of Azerbaijan, as well as Garabagh and important events held in the country have been issued and put into circulation. The same postage stamps have been issued abroad as well.
 
Besides, 17 postage stamps have been issued jointly with international organizations and 12 countries of the world.
 
Despite the fact that our young state started issuing postage stamps relatively recently, during the years of its independence, Azerbaijan's postage stamps arouse much interest among philatelists across the world. Today, the postage stamps of Azerbaijan are successfully demonstrated in many international philatelic exhibitions held worldwide, including  in Russia, France, Germany, England, China, Israel, Spain and Belgium.  
 

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

2017.Kyrgyzstan, IVth Islamic Solidarity Sport Games, Azerbaijan, Baku 2017

Kyrgyz Express Post - the official postal operator of Kyrgyzstan Newsletter no. 23. The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games 

On May 26th 2017 the State Committee for Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a series of Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamps: “The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games”. 

The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games were held in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, from 12 to 22 May 2017. Athletes from 57 countries took part in these games which were held under the auspices of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF). The competitive program included 21 different sports; about 3,500 athletes from the Islamic world competed for 262 award sets. 

The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games were held under the motto: "Solidarity is our strength!". 

Kyrgyzstan was represented at the Islamic Games by about 70 athletes who participated in 11 sports and showed excellent results. The athletes of our country won 17 medals, of which 4 gold, 5 silver and 8 bronze. 

According to the final results of these games Kyrgyzstan took the 10th place out of 57 participating countries. 

A new series of KEP postage stamps includes 4 miniatures depicting the following sports: wrestling, weightlifting, table tennis and football (soccer).


 No. 59. 50 KGS. Wrestling. 
No. 60. 50 KGS. Weightlifting.  
   
 No. 61. 75 KGS. Table tennis.  No. 62. 100 KGS. Football (soccer). 
   

Technical specifications.

Paper: coated, gummed, 105 g/m2 . 
Printing method: full-colour offset lithography. 
Stamps perforation: comb 14:14½. 
Stamps size: 46.00 х 27.50 mm. 
Sheets size: 113.00 x 108.00 mm. 
Collective sheet size: 113.00 x 108.00 mm. 
Stamps are issued in sheetlets of 6 stamps and in a collective sheet of 4 stamps (1 complete set). 
Quantity issued: 9 500 pieces each stamp, including the quantity of the collective minisheet — 3 500 pieces. 
Designer: Vitaliu Pogolșa. 
Printer House: “Nova Imprim”. 



Thursday, 15 June 2017

First 2018 Scott Standard catalog out: What has changed?

From the Scott Editors — By Donna Houseman

Excerpt of the article on the postage stamps of Azerbaijan

2018 Scott Standard Vol. 1B

The majority of the more than 800 value changes in Azerbaijan point downward and are concentrated in the issues of 1996-2014. A good deal of the market uncertainty surrounding modern Azerbaijan issues has dissipated. As a result, values for these stamps are no longer italicized.

Vol. 1B Editorial Enhancements

In addition to the many updated notes of clarification throughout the listings in this volume, new varieties and other editorial enhancements have been made.

The National Republic first issue of Azerbaijan has been expanded to include varieties printed on grayish paper. These new listings are Scott 1A-10A. The heading above Nos. 1-10 now indicates that these stamps were printed on white paper.

source: http://www.linns.com/news/world-stamps-postal-history/2017/april/2018-scott-standard-stamp-catalog-season-begins.html#

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Cancellation 1997

Special Cancellation of Azerbaijan Stamps 1997

 
Gobustan. Date of issue. 30/11/1997The 125th Anniversary of Azerbaijani Oil Drilling. Date of issue.18/08/1997 Azerbaijan mosques. Date of issue. 04/02/1997

Cancellation 1996

Special Cancellation of Azerbaijan Stamps 1996.

Azerbaijan people's artist H. Aliyev - 85.


Friday, 9 June 2017

Old Azerbaijan Postage Stamps 1922. 5000 ruble

1922 Soviet issue, three-color instead of two-color printing of 5000r in olive green, dark green (added color) and black.



Thursday, 8 June 2017

Old Azerbaijan Postage Stamps 1922

1922  Soviet issue, 500 ruble  gray violet and black, block of 6 (3x2), stamp is in the middle of bottom row with "50" instead of "500" in denomination.


Friday, 2 June 2017

New Azerbaijan Postage Stamps 2017. 4th Islamic Games

New Azerbaijan Postage Stamps 2017. 4th Islamic Games

The booklet of these gorgeous stamps featuring different sports was issued to commemorate the 4th Islamic Games held in Baku in May 2017.

Cover of the gift booklet

The graphic design of stamps consists of different geometrical elements and has references to one of the traditional Islamic art – rug weaving. The icons of 4 sport disciplines stand for Tennis, Karate, Boxing and Football. 


The icons repeat cave painting style originating from Gobustan cave, Azerbaijan (See Gobustan National Park article).
The 2017 Islamic Games in Azerbaijan hosted 56 countries and 20 sports were presented during the Games featuring 2 non-Olympics sport such as: Zurkhaneh and Wushu. The hosting country - Azerbaijan won the first place with 75 golden medals leaving Turkey at the second place (71 golden medals) and Iran at the third place (39 golden medals).

The stamps are available as gift booklets and blocks of 4 stamps. The number of printed booklets was limited to 1000. Stamp blocks were issued with the total circulation of 5000 pcs.

Also Appropriate First Day Cover Issued 

First Day Cover

Fake Azerbaijan Postage Stamps 2017

Fake postage stamps 2017

New batch of fake Azerbaijan postage stamps found in the philatelic markets. No official information is available on the issue of these stamps by the relevant organizations.





Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Justice for Khojaly. Azerbaijan Republic New Postage Stamps 2017

Postage stamp dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the tragedy in Khojaly

 

Also Appropriate First Day Cover Issued 




Khojaly MassacreFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
The Khojaly Massacre, also known as the Khojaly tragedy, was the killing of at least 161 ethnic Azerbaijani civilians from the town of Khojaly on 25–26 February 1992 by the Armenian and, partially, by CIS armed forces during the Nagorno-Karabakh War. According to the Azerbaijani side, as well as Memorial Human Rights Center, Human Rights Watch and other international observers, the massacre was committed by the ethnic Armenian armed forces, reportedly with help of some military personnel of the 366th CIS regiment, apparently not acting on orders from the command. The death toll claimed by Azerbaijani authorities is 613 civilians, including 106 women and 63 children. The event became the largest massacre in the course of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Western governments and the western media refer to it as the "Khojaly massacre", "Khojaly tragedy" or the "Battle for Khojaly".Azerbaijani sources occasionally refer to the massacre as "Khojaly genocide" (Azerbaijani: Xocalı soyqırımı) and the "Khojaly tragedy" (Azerbaijani: Xocalı faciəsi).

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Azerbaijan Republic New Postage Stamps 2017 Novruz

Azerbaijan Republic New Postage Stamps 2017 Novruz

Four stamps symbolize four natural elements such as water, fire, wind and earth.
Nominal price of each stamps 0.3 AZN


Also Appropriate First Day Cover Issued  



Azerbaijan Republic New Postage Stamps 2017

Azerbaijan Republic New Postage Stamps 2017

Year of the Rooster

Sheetlet includes 4 stamps with nominal price 0.3 AZN each


Also Appropriate First Day Cover Issued  



Thursday, 23 March 2017

Old Azerbaijan cover, 1923

Azerbaijan cover from 1923. Six stamps with metal handstamped surcharges, including rubber surcharge 1,500,000 (ruble) on 5000 ruble black and green in vertical strip of 3 and a single used on registered cover from Baku to Berlin via Moscow, arrival and transit markings.


Old Azerbaijan cover, 1922

Azerbaijan cover from 1922.

Metal handstamped surcharge 500,000 (ruble) on 2000 ruble in a pair, and violet rubber handstamped surcharge 200,000 (ruble) on 10 ruble in block of 5, block of 4 and a single, the total is 12 stamps used on registered cover from Baku Train Station to NYC, all appropriate markings.


Old Azerbaijan cover, 1922

Cover 1922 with two stamps metal handstamped surcharges used on registered cover from Baku / Azerbaijan to Rostov-on-Don, undelivered and returned to sender including all appropriate markings.


Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Old Azerbaijan cover, violet overprint. 1922

1922, violet overprint (30x3.5mm) "Bakinskoy G.P.T.O.N 1" over black surcharge 66,000 on 2000r blue and black, used on piece, VF and rare.


Old mail cover Azerbaijan 1922, three surcharged stamps.

1922, three surcharged stamps, including horizontal pair, used on reverse of registered cover from Surakhany to Poltava Govt, arrival dates and all appropriate markings.




Old mail cover Azerbaijan 1920.money order

1920, money order for 120,999 ruble from Nukha to Kutkashen, franked with 121 stamps of 50 ruble in strips and large blocks, 15 values (8 - truncated) affixed on money order, all others affixed over added piece of paper, all appropriate markings.


Old cover Azerbaijan 1920 from Baku to Astrakhan.

1920. National issue, 10 ruble multicolored, used on postcard, which was sent by registered mail from Baku to Astrakhan, Baku postal censorship marking.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Philatelic fakes and forgeries of Azerbaijan stamps. Princess Diana and Pope

Another fake Azerbaijan stamps added to the list. 2008 issue. Sheet of used stamps with images of Princess Diana and Pope.


Original list of fantasy / fake stamps of Azerbaijan could be found at the following link


Thursday, 9 February 2017

Special Cancellation of Azerbaijan Stamps starting from 1992

Special Cancellation of Azerbaijan Stamps starting from 1992.

Azerbaijan stamps new issue

Azerbaijan stamps new issue

Ganja – European youth capital 2016.There are pictured the special logo devoted the “Ganja city – European youth capital 2016” on the stamps.
source: Azermarka


Saturday, 28 January 2017

Philatelic fakes and forgeries of Azerbaijan stamps. Updated

2 more fake Azerbaijan postage stamps added to the original list 

Maximum Cards. Joint issue of Belarus and Azerbaijan. Folk Dances. 2013

Maximum Cards Issued by belpost in 2013

Azerbaijan folk dance Terekeme.It is one of the most ancient dances of Azerbaijan. It is mainly performed on weddings and holidays, and with the zurna instrument.

“Kryzhachok” is a Belarusian folk dance. It is performed by any number of pairs at a rapid pace. The complicated pattern of the dance resembles a geometric ornament. The name of the dance comes from the Belarusian word “kryzh” (cross). The dancing couples form an imaginary cross by their construction, by their hands etc.



Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Philatelic fakes and forgeries of Azerbaijan stamps

Philatelic fakes and forgeries of Azerbaijan stamps refers to labels that look like postage stamps but are not. All of them have been produced to deceive or defraud







Thursday, 12 January 2017

Azerbaijan / Baku Old postcards

New article added, containing pictures of the old Azerbaijan / Baku postcards issued during Russian empire before USSR.A selection of postcards created from a private collection and can only be used with non-commercial purpose, and when you specify information about the source file.

Full collection could be found HERE

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Azerbaijan Republic stamps from 2015

New section added with the full list including images of the stamps of Azerbaijan Republic from 2015.Information includes image/description/nominal price and SCOTT number for the reference.

Full article could be found HERE


Tuesday, 3 January 2017

New Azerbaijan postage stamps 2016. The visit of Pope Francis to Azerbaijan.

New Azerbaijan postage stamps 2016. 

The visit of Pope Francis to Azerbaijan.

Face value – 1,5 manat. The stamp is dedicated to the pastoral visit of Pope Francis to Azerbaijan on 2nd of October 2016.

Pope Francis postage stamps

New Azerbaijan postage stamps 2016.National cuisine

New Azerbaijan postage stamps 2016.

National cuisine.

Face value 50 qapik – There are pictured the national dishes “Piti” on the stamps.
Face value - 50 qapik – There are pictured the national dishes “Dolma” on the stamps.

The souvenir sheet issued according RCC ( Regional Commonwealth in the field of Communications) program.

national dishes “Piti” 
national dishes “Dolma”


New Azerbaijan postage stamps 2016.National cuisine


source Azermarka