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.


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]


  1. ^ Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue Part 10 Russia. 6th edition. London: Stanley Gibbons, 2008, p.618. ISBN 0-85259-652-9
  2. ^ Retrieved 2 April 2010.