AJ's Encyclopedia of Stamps & Philatelic Links
- Azerbaijan was proclaimed a Soviet Socialist Republic in 1920 and a constituent republic of the USSR in 1936. It declared independence in 1991. Postage stamps have been issued from 1919 until 1924 and again since 1992.
(not to be confused with the Iranian Azerbaijan which only existed and issued overprinted Iranian stamps from 1945-1946.)
Bureau de Poste
CIA data on Azerbaijan
- Current issues: Azerbaijan continues to be plagued by an unresolved 10-year-old conflict with Armenian separatists over its Nagorno-Karabakh region (which have issued stamps - aj.). The Karabakh Armenians have declared independence and seized almost 20% of the country's territory ...
Location: Southwestern Asia, bordering the Caspian Sea, between Iran and Russia
Independence: 30 August 1991 (from Soviet Union)
National holiday: Independence Day, 28 May
Azerbaijan catalog to 1996
- First Listing:
1 Independence (Flag & Map), 1v: 35q 26.03.92
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