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.