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