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New Azerbaijan Postage Stamps 2017. 4th Islamic Games

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New Azerbaijan Postage Stamps 2017. 4th Islamic GamesThe booklet of these gorgeous stamps featuring different sports was issued to commemorate the 4th Islamic Games held in Baku in May 2017.

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 bl…

Fake Azerbaijan Postage Stamps 2017

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Fake postage stamps 2017New 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.




Justice for Khojaly. Azerbaijan Republic New Postage Stamps 2017

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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…

Azerbaijan Republic New Postage Stamps 2017 Novruz

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Azerbaijan Republic New Postage Stamps 2017 NovruzFour 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

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Azerbaijan Republic New Postage Stamps 2017Year of the RoosterSheetlet includes 4 stamps with nominal price 0.3 AZN each

Also Appropriate First Day Cover Issued