Abkhazia stamps

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Abkhazia is a region of 8,600 km on the eastern coast of the Black Sea and the south-western flank of the Caucasus whose status is disputed. It considers itself an independent state (the Republic of Abkhazia), but this is recognised only by Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Nauru, South Ossetia, and Transnistria, the last two of which are themselves in a situation similar to Abkhazia's.

The Georgian government and most of the world consider Abkhazia de jure a part of Georgia's territory. In Georgia's official subdivision it is an autonomous republic, whose government sits in exile in Tblisi. On 28 August 2008, the Parliament of Georgia passed a resolution declaring Abkhazia a "Russian-occupied territory".

The status of Abkhazia is a central issue of the GeorgianAbkhazian conflict. The wider region formed part of the Soviet Union until 1991. As the Soviet Union began to disintegrate towards the end of the 1980s, ethnic tensions grew between Abkhaz and Georgians over Georgia's moves towards independence. This led to the 19921993 War in Abkhazia that resulted in a Georgian military defeat, de facto independence of Abkhazia and the mass exodus and ethnic cleansing of the Georgian population from Abkhazia. In spite of the 1994 ceasefire agreement and years of negotiations the status dispute has not been resolved, and despite the long-term presence of a United Nations monitoring force and a Russian-dominated CIS peacekeeping operation, the conflict has again flared up on several occasions. In August 2008, the sides again fought during the South Ossetia war, which was followed by the formal recognition of Abkhazia by Russia, the annulment of the 1994 cease fire agreement and the termination of the UN and CIS missions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abkhazia

See also: South Ossetia stamps

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see also: http://www.abkhazia.org/


#125-7O

Issued: 1.9.1995

Singapore Expo.

Inside #125, #127 (and on margin of sheet): Abkhazia Mi #1O

Inside #126: Abkhazia Mi #25O

Inside #127 (on margin of sheet): Abkhazia Mi #30O

Inside #127 (on margin of sheet): Abkhazia Mi #31O

Inside #127 (on margin of sheet): Abkhazia Mi #33O

Inside #127 (on margin of sheet): Abkhazia Mi #10O

Inside #127 (on margin of sheet): Abkhazia Mi #3O

Inside #127 (on margin of sheet): Abkhazia Mi #2O

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Mi #213A+B, #214A+BO

Moscow 1997, World Philatelic Exhibition

Issued: 10.11.1997

Inside Mi #213-4: Russia #1143O

Thanks to Attilio Papio

Thanks to Lou Guadagno for the scans


Mi #633-4O, #635-6O, #637-8O, #639-40O

10th Anniversary of First Stamps

Issued: 25.06.2003

Inside Mi #633-40: Abkhazia Mi #1-4O

Mi BL #32O #33O

Inside Mi BL #32-3: Abkhazia Mi #1O

Inside Mi BL #32-3 (On margin of sheet):

Abkhazia Mi #10O

Abkhazia Mi #28O

Abkhazia Mi #21O

Abkhazia Mi #29O

Abkhazia Mi #63O

Abkhazia Mi #65O

Abkhazia Mi #69O

Abkhazia Mi #70O

Abkhazia Mi #88+LabelO

Abkhazia Mi #88-90O

Abkhazia Mi #89+LabelO

Abkhazia Mi #95+LabelO

 

Abkhazia Mi #89O

Abkhazia Mi #91O

Abkhazia Mi #95O

 

 

Abkhazia Mi #94+cyrillic labelO

Abkhazia Mi #94O

 

 

 

Unlisted 500R bird stamp 1994O

 

 

Mi Bl #8 chess championship ss 1995O

Unlisted partial TBI & Russia/USSR imprinted envelope indicia partials TBI 

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


2008 Abkhazia 285 15 y. of Abkhazian stamps 2 s/s

Mi BL #36-7O

Issued: 01.09.2008

15th Anniversary, Abkhazia stamps

Overprint Mi BL #32-3 in gold (English or Russian)


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