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.


Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Cancellation 1997

Special Cancellation of Azerbaijan Stamps 1997.

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

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.