Sunday, October 10, 2010

20100726 - Azerbaijan

Release Date: July 26, 2010
Philately Authority: Azermarka Company
Title: Icheri Sheher (Old City) (*)
Format: 3 blocks with 13 stamps in total
Dimensions (mm): 136 x 136
Designer: Kh. Mirzoyev
Printing Process: Offset
Quantity: 10000 of each block

Stamp: First of the second block
Facial: 10 qəp (100 qəpik=1 Manat  - AZN)
Dimensions (mm): 37 x 52
Perf: 14

Lighthouse: Qiz Qalasi (Maiden Tower). Historic tower that served as lighthouse at the end of the 19th century. Inactive since 1907.

(*) Icheri Sheher (or Inner City) is a walled section of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. This issue shows buildings, towers, mosques that belong to this part of the city. In december of 2000 it was classified as World Heritage Site by Unesco.

Thanks to Jaap for this alert.

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