Postage stamps and postal history of Uzbekistan

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The first stamp of independent Uzbekistan in 1992.

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

Uzbekistan, officially the Republic of Uzbekistan (Uzbek: O‘zbekiston Respublikasi or Ўзбекистон Республикаси), is a doubly landlocked country in Central Asia, formerly part of the Soviet Union. It has been an independent republic since December 1991.

First stamps[edit]

The first stamps of Uzbekistan were issued on 7 May 1992.[1] Before then, Uzbekistan used stamps of the Soviet Union.

Overprints[edit]

In 1993 and 1995 the Uzbekistan Post Office resorted to overprinting stamps of the Soviet Union as supplies of the new Uzbeki stamps ran low.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue Part 10 Russia. 6th edition. London: Stanley Gibbons, 2008, p.618. ISBN 0-85259-652-9
  2. ^ http://www.linns.com/howto/refresher/overprsoviet_20020812/refreshercourse.aspx Retrieved 2 April 2010.