Friday, September 18, 2015

20150910 - AZERBAIJAN

 
Cod: AZE-2015-01
Release Date: September 10, 2015
Postal Authority: Azermarka LLC
Title: Chess World Cup - Bakú 2015
Format: Block with 1 stamp
Dimensions (mm): 110 x 96
Design: Kh. Mirzoyev
Printing Process: Offset
Quantity: 5000 and 200 imperforated
 
 
Stamp 1 of 1
 
 
 
Currency: Manat - AZN
Facial: 1 (AZN)
Dimensions (mm): 28 x 40
Perf: 14
Lighthouse:  Chess... Towers...  Baku... yes,  you guessed.  Is Qiz Qalasi / Maiden Tower.


We're used to the stamps with the tower seen from the Caspian sea. For example this one ...

 
 
 
... but in this chess stamp, the designer, shows us the other side of the complex,  the view from the old city of Baku.

Photo courtesy:
 http://www.globe-hoppers.com/maiden-tower.HTML



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