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From 1923 on the stamps of the Transcaucasian federation were used.

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Azerbaidjan Republic (1919-1920)

1919 Inscription 'REPUBLIQUE D'AZERBAIDJAN', various designs

20 k blue, green and red "Soldier with flag" 1 R blue, yellow and green, Harvester with sun

  10 k green, blue and red (soldier with flag)
  20 k blue, green and red (soldier with flag)
  40 k green and yellow (harvester)
  60 k red and yellow (harvester)
  1 R blue, yellow and green (harvester)
  2 R red and yellow (Baku city walls)
  5 R blue and yellow (Baku city walls)
  10 R green and yellow (Baku city walls)
  25 R blue and red (temple)
  50 R green and red (temple)

Surcharged


(Reduced size)

  25000 on 10 k
  50000 on 20 k
  75000 on 40 k
  100000 on 60 k
  200000 on 1 R
  300000 on 2 R
  500000 on 5 R 
  750000 on 40 k

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
10 k** 
20 k** 
40 k** 
60 k** 
1 Rc* 
2 R** 
5 R** 
10 R** 
25 R** 
50 R** 
Surcharged
25000 on 10 k ****** 
50000 on 20 k****** 
75000 on 40 k****** 
100000 on 60 k****** 
200000 on 1 R****** 
300000 on 2 RRR 
500000 on 5 RRR 
750000 on 40 k RRRR 

The 20 k stamp (man with flag) has been forged according to 'Focus on forgeries': The star in the crescent has almost no points (for a picture of the genuine stamp see picture above). Moreover, the 'A' and 'Z' of 'AZERBAIDJAN' and the 'D' and 'J' don't touch each other in the genuine stamps (they do in the forgeries).

The 40 k, 60 k and 1 R (harvester) have also been forged. In the genuine stamps (according to 'Focus on forgeries), there is a ray of sunlight just in front of the nose of the farmer (this ray is absent in the forgeries). For a picture of a genuine stamp, see above.

For forgeries of the 2 R, 5 R and 10 R (city) see 'Focus on forgeries'.

For forgeries of the 25 R and 50 R (temple with flames) see 'Focus on forgeries'.


Azerbaidjan as a Sowjet republic

1921 Wolga hunger fund, imperforate, two different designs

  500 r blue and grey
  1000 R brown and yellow

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
500 R** 
1000 R** 

 

1921 Various designs, imperforate

50 R violet 1000 R blue and red

  1 R green
  2 R brown
  5 R brown
  10 R grey
  25 R orange
  50 R violet
  100 R red
  150 R blue
  250 R violet and brown
  400 R blue
  500 R black and violet
  1000 R blue and red
  2000 R black and blue
  3000 R blue and brown
  5000 R black on green

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 R** 
2 R** 
10 R** 
25 R**** 
50 R**** 
100 R**** 
150 R** 
250 R**** 
400 R** 
500 R**** 
1000 R**** 
2000 R**** 
3000 R****I've seen tete-beche stamps of this value
5000 R****** 


(I've been told that these stamps are forgeries)

 

1922 Stamps of 1921 surcharged

50000 on 3000 R blue and brown

  1000 on 2 R brown
  2000 on 10 R grey
  5000 on 2000 R black and blue
  10000 on 1 R green
  15000 on 5 R brown
  15000 on 5000 R black on green
  20000 on 1 R green
  33000 on 250 R violet and brown
  50000 on 3000 R blue and brown
  50000 on 5 R brown
  66000 on 2000 R black and blue
  70000 on 5000 R black on green
  100000 on 2 R brown
  200000 on 10 R grey
  200000 on 25 R brown
  300000 on 3000 R blue and brown
  500000 on 2000 R black and blue
  1500000 on 5000 R black on green

Double surcharged
  15000 on 70000 on 5000 R black on green
  300000 on 50000 on 3000 R blue and brown
  500000 on 66000 on 2000 R black and blue

Triple surcharged
  50000 on 500000 on 66000 on 2000 R black and blue

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5000 on 2000 R ****** 
All other valuesR to RR R to RR 

Inverted overprints exist.


Dubious items

1918 Non issued stamps, views, bear, persons, bridge (1000 R blue), shepherd (5000 R yellow); inscription 'REPUBLIQUE D'AZERBAIDJAN', perforated or imperforate

10000 R blue "House in the forest"
(Sorry for the bad quality of the image)

1000 R green "Bridge", perforated

It seems that this bogus issue was prepared in Udine (Italy) and that even forgeries exist(?). If anybody has more information, please contact me!

Stamps of Russia, overprinted 'OCCUPATION AZERBAIDJAN', I don't know if these stamps were ever actually used.


(Reduced sizes)

The following values exist: 1 k orange (imperforated only), 2 k green (perforated or imperforate), 3 k red (perforated or imperforate), 4 k red (blue overprint), 5 k lilac (blue overprint, perforated or imperforate), 7 k blue (red overprint), 10 k blue (red overprint), 10 k on 7 k blue (red overprint), 15 k lilac and blue, 20 k blue and red, 25 k green and violet, 35 k lilac and green, 50 k lilac and green, 70 k brown and orange. For some reason these stamps have disappeared from the catalogues (are they bogus?). If anybody has any information concerning these stamps, please contact me.


Fiscal stamps, example:

10 R orange


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