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First

Country

Commemorative

Airmail

Post Due

Official

Charity

Other

1985

None

 

 

 

 

 

 


1986
Sc1 SG5
5 cents black and yellow
10p / 10p

Aruba

 

1986
Sc18 SG1
25 c multi
Independence
70p / 35p

 

see note 66.1

 

 

 

 

1986
Sc-B1 SG25
10c + 10c multi
Social and cultural projects
85p / 55p

 


1986
Sc? SG153
10 p multi
Queen's 60th birthday
35p / 50p

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

 

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, previously Falklands Dependencies

 

see first

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1987-89

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1990
[Burmah Sc301] SG312
1 kyat multi
State Law and Order Restoration Council
1 / 65p

Myanmar

formerly Burmah

 

see #1

-

-

-

-

 


1990
Sc659 SG538
18 c multi
Independence from South Africa
20p / 15p

Namibia

 

formerly South West Africa

 

see #1

 

 

 

 

 


1990 [Yemen
Sc512] SG1
300 fils multi
60th anniv of the Arab Scout movement
1 / 50p

Yemen Republic (combined)

 

see note 61.1
on earlier page

 

see #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1991
Sc1 SG134
5 dinar multi

Declaration of Independence
75p / 60p

see note 66.3

Slovenia

 

see also Italian and German Occupation

 

see #1

 

 

 

 1992
Sc-RA1 SG159
3 tolar black, red and blue
Obligatory tax, red Cross
50p / 40p

 


1991
Sc200 SG161
5 kopeks red and orange
coat of arms
20p / 25p

Estonia, independence

 

see also 1918

 

 

 

 

 1992
Sc-B1 SG176
1 k + 50 senti
Olympic Games
20p / 20p

 

1991
Sc100 SG150
4 dinars on 1.20 d
Yugoslavia surch?
40p / 40p

Croatia

 
1991
Sc101 SG166
30 d multi
Declaration of Independence
1.10 / 1.10

 1991
Sc-C1 SG154
1 d multi
30p / 30p

-

-

  1992
Sc-B100 SG171
4 d  + 2d multi
Ban Josip Jelacic (1801-59)
35p / 35p

 


1991
Sc300 SG320
5 kopeks silver and brown
coat of arms
15p / 15p

Latvia

 

see also 1919

 

and

 

German Occupation, 1941

           


1990
SG456
5 kopeks green
Angel
10p / 10p

 

see note 66.5

 


1991
Sc400 SG495
30k brown ochre and green
650th anniv. of the death of Duke Gediminas.
60p / 60p

Lithuania

see also 1918

and

Russian Occupation, 1940

           


1991
Sc? SG1
7 kopeks multicoloured
10p / 10p


see note 66.4

 


1992
Sc25 SG4
25 k multicoloured
45p / 45p
 

Moldova

 1992
Sc37 SG25
1.50 roubles multi
Centenary (1991) of St. Panteleimon's Church
15p / 10p

 1992
Sc-C1 SG15
1,75 r red
10p / 10p

1994
Sc-J1 SG-D150
30 bani brown and green (pair)
10p / 10p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1992
Sc430 SG246
20 kopeks multicoloured
15p / 15p

Armenia

see also 1919

           


1992
Sc350 SG83
35 qiapiks multi
2 / 2

 

Azerbaijan

see also 1919

-

1995
Sc-C1 SG273
2200 manat multi
1.50 / 1.50

 

- - -  


1992
Sc1 SG1
1 rouble multicoloured
15p / 15p

Belarus

 1995
Sc2
SG2
20 kopeks blue and black
Birth centenary of R R Shyrma, composer
15p / 15p

 

 

 

 

 

1992
Sc1 SG-S1
5 dinar on 10 paras violet and green
Yugoslav surch
10p / 10p

 

1993
Sc12 SG-S12
10 d black and yellow
10p / 10p

Bosnia and Herzegovina,

 

(Serbian Administration in Banja Luca)

 1994
Sc30 SG-S30
1.20 d multi
500th anniv City of Banja Luka
2 / 2.59

 

 

 

 

 


1992
Sc1 SG1
50 kopeks multicoloured
"Golden Warrior" from 5th-century BC tomb
1 / 50p

Kazakhstan

 

 

 

 

  1994
ScB1 SG57
1 tenge + 30 tijn multi
block of 3 plus label
10p / 10p

 


1992
Sc1 SG1
15 kopeks multicoloured
Sary-Chelek Nature Reserve
50p / 50p

Kyrgystan

 

 

 

 

  1995
Sc-B1 SG62
10 tyin + 5t blue and bistre
Children's Fund
10p / 10p

 


1992
Sc1 SG18
30 deni multicoloured
First Anniversary of Independence
35p / 35p

see note 66.2

Macedonia

 

see also 1944

 

see #1

 

 

 

1991
Sc-RA1 SG1
2.50 d black and orange
35p / 35p

 


1992
Sc6056 SG6311
14 kopeks multicoloured
Winter Olympics
10p / 15p

Russian Republic

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

-

 


1992
Sc1 SG1
50 kopeks multicoloured
Hunter (gold relief)
35p / 35p

Tadjikistan

 1994
Sc38 SG42
1000 roubles multi
60th birth anniv. of Ali Hamadony (Persian mystic)
Inscribed in
50p / 35p

 

see note 66.9

 

 1994
Sc39 SG43
50p / 35p

 

 

 

 

 


1992
Sc1 SG1
50 kopeks multicoloured
C19 Gold and Jewelled Bib
1.25 / 1.25

Turkmenistan

 1992
Sc? SG12
25 roubles multi
First anniv of independence
1 / 65p

-

 

-

 

-

-

 


1992
Sc100 SG20
15 kopeks multicoloured
Cossacks
40p / 40p

Ukraine

 

see also 1918

1992
Sc102 SG22
1 rouble multi
Mykola V. Lysenko, composer
10p / 10p

-

 

-

-

1994
Sc-B9 SG82
150 karbovanets + 20kb multi
Mercy and Health Fund
10p / 10p

 


1992
Sc1 SG1
20 kopeks multicoloured
Birth bicentenary of Princess Nadira, poetess
10p / 10p

Uzbekistan

 

see #1

 

 

 

 

 

1992
Sc SG
Mi 2534
1
/

Yugoslavia, Federated Republic

 further research needed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1993
Sc1 SGC1
2000 dinar multi
50p / 50p

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croation Administration in Mostar

   1993
Sc5 SG-C5
100 d  multi
250th anniv of census
10p / 10p

 

 

 

 

 

1993
Sc200 SG450
100 dinar blue and yellow
10p / 10p

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Muslim Government in Sarajevo

 1994
Sc207 SG457
50,000 d orange and black
10th anniv Sarajevo Winter Olympics
5 / 5

 

 

 

 

 


1993
Sc2877 SG1
3 koruna multicoloured
15p / 10p

Czech Republic

1993
Sc2878 SG2
2 koruna multi
Ice skating championships, Prague
20p / 15p

 

 -

-

-

 -

 


1993

Sc SG
1
/

Dniestr (Moldovan) Republic

see note 66.10

 further research needed

         


1993
Sc73 SG58
25 roubles multicoloured
Map and flag
1st anniv of admission to the UN
75p / 75p

Georgia

 

see #1

- - - 1994
Sc-B10 SG73
100 coupon + 50c multi
Olympic Committee
25p / 25p
 

1993
Sc SG
Mi 1
1
/

Republic of Serbian Krajina

  further research needed

 

 

 

 

 


1993
Sc150 SG145
3 koruna multicoloured
20p / 20p

see note 66.6


1993 Sc151 SG146
8 koruna multicoloured
3.75 / 3.75

Slovakia

see also 1939

1993
 
Sc158 SG158
8 k multi
600th death anniv. of St. John of Nepomuk
65p / 35p

- -

-

 

1993
 
Sc-B26 SG171
3k + 1k red and blue
Red Cross
30p / 30p

 

 
               


1994
Sc8 [Israel SG-PA8]
125 mils multi
10p / 10p

 

see note 66.8

Palestinian Authority

1996
Sc44 SG-PA73
20 fils multi
International Philatelic Exhibitions
10p / 10p

- -

1994
 
Sc-O1 SG?
50 m yellow
  /

1994
Sc-B1 SG?
750m + 250m multi
Gaza-Jericho Peace Agreement
/

 
               
1998
Sc SG1494
5000z multi
1.25 / 80p

Congo Democratic Republic

previously Zaire

           
               
2000
Sc350 SG1
21 cents multi
25p / 25p

East Timor (UNTAET)

  further research needed

         
2000
Switzerland
Sc-12O1 SG-LW1
20c multi
30p / 30p

International Olympic Committee

  - - - - -
2000
Sc350 SG-K1
20 pf multii
10p / 10p

Kosovo (UNMIK / UN)

see also 2008

         
               

2001
 Sc? SG-EN1
(2nd) slate-green and silver
30p / 35p

England

           

2001

Putrajaya

Wilayah Persekutuan

Malaysian Federal Territory Issue

see note 66.7

           

2002
Sc352 SG
25 cents multicoloured
/

East Timor

  further research needed

 

         


200
3 Sc SG
16 dinar multicoloured
/

 

Serbia and Montenegro

  further research needed

 

         

200
5 Sc SG
25 cents multicoloured
/
Montenegro            

200
6 Sc SG
$2 sepia
/
Myreau            

image source 3
2008
Sc SG
70c multi
Teachers' Day
/

Republic of Kosovo

independence declared 17th February 2008

see #1

and 2000

         

2004
unlisted

Ankh-Morpork

see note 66.11

and here

           

First

Country

Commemorative

Airmail

Post Due

Official

Charity

Other

Table 66

Notes:
66.1
 Aruba #1 - Gibbons 1-4 are described as 1986, New Constitution. These are 18-21 in Scott (thanks, Tim).
66.2 For Macedonia, Independent Republic, Gibbons starts with a 1991 Obligatory Tax Independence stamp. In fact the first 17 Macedonian stamps involve obligatory tax and I suspect these are categorised separately by Scott, making Sc#1 = SG18. Help from Tim again - for Macedonia, Scott lists #RA1 issued on 30Dec91, RA2-RA9 issued on 01Mar92, RA10-RA13 issued on 08May92, and RA14-17 issued on 01June92 -- all preceding the Sc#1 stamp issued on 08Sep92.
66.3  Gibbons identifies three periods for Slovenia, Italian Occupation from 1941 (SG1 to SG61); German Occupation from 1944 (SG65 to SG133); Independent State from 1991 (SG134 onwards).
66.4 Gibbons starts Moldova in 1991 with three very unimpressive stamps. Scott (according to my colleagues in FICC - I do not have a recent copy of the catalogue) begins with a rather nicer 1992 issue, Sc1 / SG4. See below.
66.5 Similarly for Lithuania, Gibbons starts before Scott, listing 39 stamps before Scott begins in 1991, including the Angels David refers to below.
66.6 Slovakia'a 8 koruna stamp was issued on 1st January 1993, the 3 koruna on 2nd Jan.
66.7 Under Malaysia, Gibbons has a section called Federal Territory Issues and states that the stamps were "For use in the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur [1979], Labuan (from 1984) and Putrajaya (from 2001)." Scott takes a less compartmentalised approach, listing twelve Malaysian sectors starting in the 1960s and subsequently just Wilayah Persekutuan in 1986 (see Alternative Views, Malaysia). It is by no means clear how to approach this and so I will leave it until I reach this page for a detailed write-up.
66.8 Thanks to the members of FICC for details on the Palestinian Authority issue, "Scott lists #1-13 as the first issue. In reality, the Sc#8-12 were issued first (on 15 Aug) and #1-7 + 13 were issued later (on 1 Sep)."
66.9 For the first Tajikistan commemorative, two stamps were issued, one using the Western alphabet (Sc38, SG42), the other Cyrillic (Sc39, SG43)
66.10 Describrd on eBay as "a set of five stamps issued by Transdniestria, a breakaway region of Moldova. This set includes 20, 30, 60, 100 and 200 ruble denominations, with all five stamps being imperforate and having no gum as issued."
66.11 My feint apologies to anyone who considers this too frivolous, but it  gives me the chance to recommend Going Postal by Terry Pratchett in which the invention of stamps in Discworld is described with his usual wit and virtuosity. To any stamp collectors who enjoy a good read, may I also commend Hit Man and Hit List from Lawrence Block, featuring Keller, the assassin who always carries a copy of Scott Classic. Click the first half of the titles for Amazon UK, the second half for Amazon.com.

 

One of the most significant and confusing events in recent times for First Issues collectors was the break-up of the Soviet Union. There was an excellent article in the First Issues Newsletter in 1996 (vol. 5 no. 4) by the founder of FICC, David Olson. The article and supporting table (amended to include Gibbons numbers) are repeated here with David's permission.

The Breakup of the Soviet Union, by David Olson

Prior to December 26, 1991, the Soviet Union (USSR) consisted of 15 Federated Soviet Socialistic Republics. This union came together between 1917 and the end of World War II. After the war, the entire area used stamps inscribed CCCP, all of which are listed in the Scott Catalogue under Russia. After the breakup of the USSR, 11 of the republics formed the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Georgia became the 12th member of the CIS on March 1, 1994. The Baltic states of Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia have not joined so far. Today all 15 republics issue their own stamps and all are listed in Scott under their individual country names. The breakup yielded six new Scott #ls and nine continuations of former country listings.

Stamps were issued for some of the new republics in the early formative stages. For whatever reason, Scott has not recognized some of those issues. Two examples are the two sets of Lithuania "angels" and the coat of arms set of Moldova. In addition, there are a number of locals, Cinderellas, propaganda labels, stamps issued by insurgent forces, and just plain bogus stamps which haven't gained Scott recognition. Included in this group are stamps from Chechnya, Batum, Tuva, Abkhazia, Tatarstan, and the issues of a philatelic club in Alma Ata. Time will tell whether any of these will be recognized by Scott.

The Baltic States, led by Lithuania, were the first to proclaim their independence, which was recognized by the old Soviet Union on September 6, 1991, three months before the official breakup. After the breakup, the new Russian republic was the first to issue stamps. These were inscribed Rossija instead of CCCP. All of the others, except Georgia, issued new stamps between January and May 1992. Georgia was the last country to issue its own stamps, on July 31, 1995.

The first stamp of Moldova was assigned #25 by Scott, possibly in an attempt to avoid confusion with the Moldavia and Moldavia-Walachia "Bulls" of 1885-1864, listed by Scott as Romania #1-21. The present-day Moldova and the Moldavia of old occupy approximately the same territory. Walachia is present-day Romania. The first stamp of Belarus was assigned #1. However, it had been preceded in 1920 by a set of five values issued for White Russia. Scott illustrates but does not number or value those stamps. Belarus and White Russia are about the same area.

Country Former Scott Listings New Scott Listing New Gibbons Listing Description  
Lithuania #1 - 322
1918 - 1940
 

#400 - 402
28th Sep 1991

SG456 - 459

 

 


SG495 - 497
 

Set of 4, Angel and Map design. Gibbons lists 39 stamps before Scott begins.

 

 

Set of three marking the 650th anniversary of the death of the Grand Duke Gediminas.

Estonia #1 - 153
1918 - 1940
#200 - 208
1st Oct 1991
SG161 - 169 Set of nine coats of arms.
Latvia #1 - 229
1918 - 1940
#300 - 307
19th Oct 1991
SG320 - 327 Set of eight coats of arms.
Russia #1 - 6055
1857 - 1991
#6056 - 6058
10th Jan 1992
SG6311-6313 Set of three for the Albertville Olympics. Gibbons does not accord this set any particular significance.
Kyrgzistan - #1
4th Feb 1992
SG1
 
15 kopeks, scene in the Sary-Chelek Nature Reserve
Moldova Possibly Romania #1 - 21 (Moldovia-Walacia) -

 

 

 

#25
8th Feb 1992

SG1-3

 

 

 

SG4

Set of three recognised by Gibbons, but not by Scott. SG1 and 2 are coats of arms and SG3 a flag.

 

 

 

25 kopeks, scene in Codril Nature Reserve

Ukraine #1 - 74
1918 - 1919
#100 - 101 SG20 - 21 Set of two: 15k Cossacks and 15k immigration to Canada.  
Belarus - #1
20th Mar 1992
SG1 1 r jewelled cross.
Kazakhstan - #1
23rd Mar 1992
SG1 50 k "Golden Warrior" from 5th-century BC tomb
Azerbaijan #1 - 333
1919 - 1924
#350
26th Mar 1992
SG83 35k map and flag.  
Turkmenistan - #1
26th Apr 2002
SG1 50k jewelled necklace.
Armenia #1 - 130
1919 - 1922
#430
28th Apr 1992
SG246 - 248 Triptych showing a rainbow over Mount Ararat containing one each 20k, 2r and 5r stamps.
Uzbekistan - #1
7th May 1992
SG1 20k Princess Nadira
Tadjikistan - #1
20th May 2002
SG1 50 k mounted warrior, gold relief
Georgia #12 - 55
1919 - 1923
#75
31st Jul 1995
SG58-60 Souvenir sheet of three, commemorating Georgia's admission to the UN.

 

Image size of sheet reduced by 50%.

This article first appeared in the First Issue Collectors Club Newsletter, December 1996. Reproduced with the permission of the author.

  

 

 

 

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