Postage stamps and postal history of Tajikistan

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First stamp, 1992.
A Tajikistan miniature sheet from 2001.

This is a survey of the postage stamps and postal history of Tajikistan.

Tajikistan, officially the Republic of Tajikistan, is a mountainous landlocked country in Central Asia. Once part of the Samanid Empire, Tajikistan became a constituent republic of the Soviet Union in the 20th century, known as the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic (Tajik SSR). It became independent in 1991.

First stamps[edit]

The first stamps of Tajikistan were issued on 20 May 1992.[1] Before then, Tajikistan used stamps of the Soviet Union.

Overprints[edit]

In 1992 and 1993 the Tajikistan Post Office resorted to overprinting stamps of the Soviet Union as supplies of the new Tajik stamps ran low.[2]

Bogus stamps[edit]

Tajikistan is a member of the Universal Postal Union and has issued notices through the U.P.U. warning of bogus stamps on popular thematic subjects issued in their name.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue Part 10 Russia. 6th edition. London: Stanley Gibbons, 2008, p.555. ISBN 0-85259-652-9
  2. ^ http://www.linns.com/howto/refresher/overprsoviet_20020812/refreshercourse.aspx Retrieved 2 April 2010.
  3. ^ http://pwmo.org/illegals/illegals-tajikistan.htm Retrieved 2 April 2010.

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