Bulgaria stamps

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Flag of Bulgaria

Bulgaria, officially the Republic of Bulgaria is a country in south-eastern Europe. Bulgaria borders five other countries: Romania to the north (mostly along the Danube), Serbia and the Republic of Macedonia to the west, and Greece and Turkey to the south. The Black Sea defines the extent of the country to the east.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgaria

Location of  Bulgaria  (green)– on the European continent  (light green & grey)– in the European Union  (light green)  —  [Legend]


 #358-9

Scott: #358-9P

Issued: 19.5.1940

Centenary, Penny Black

#1 Inside #358-9: Bulgaria #1O


Scott: #500-3O

Issued: 12.4.1946

50th Anniversary, Bulgarian Postal Savings

Inside #501: First Bulgarian Postal Savings Stamp


#B18

Scott: #B18O

Issued: 6.6.1947

Communication Methods

Inside #B18: Stamp on Envelope


#CB1

Scott: #CB1O

Issued: 24.5.1947

5th Philatelic Congress, CIPEX

Inside #CB1: Pseudo Stamp


#1044#1045#1046

#1047#1048#1049

Scott: #1044-9P

Issued: 4.5.1959

80th Anniversary, Bulgarian Post

#1 Inside #1046: Bulgaria #1O

#1046a#1048a

MI BL #5-6O

Issued: 16.5.1959


#1424

Scott: #1424O

Issued: 23.7.1965

Balkanphila 1965 Philatelic Exhibition

Inside #1424: Stamp on Envelope

#1429

Scott:#1429O


#1570

Scott: #1570P

Issued: 4.2.1967

Bulgarian Philatelic Union, 10th Congress

#1 Inside #1570: Bulgaria #1O

STAMPS UNDER GLASS - http://www.stampsonstamps.org/sugrv.htm


#1659-1662

#1663

Scott: #1659-63P

Issued: 20.3.1968

9th Youth Festival for Peace and Friendship

#1 Inside #1663: Bulgaria #1O


#1755#1756#1757

Scott: #1755-57P

Issued: 15.4.1969

90th Anniversary, Postal Administration

#1 Inside #1756: Bulgaria #1O

#534 Inside #1756: Bulgaria #534O


Scott: #1782O

Issued: 25.5.1969

Int'l. Philatelic Exhibition, Sofia

#9 Inside #1782 (In margin): Netherlands #9O

#3_1 Inside #1782 (In margin): Austria #3O

Inside #1782 (In margin): Pseudo Stamp

 (Thanks to Lou)


#B39

Scott: #B39O

Issued: 10.7.1971

11th Congress of Bulgarian Philatelists

Inside #B39: Pseudo Stamp


 

Scott: #????, Mi BL #40-1O

Issued: 04.05.1973

IBRA ’73 Exhibition

Bulgaria #1782 overprint with green (#40) and grey (#41)

(Thanks to Lou)


#2207

Scott: #2207O

Issued: 20.11.1974

Introduction of Postal Zone Numbers

Inside #2207: Stamp on Envelope


#2228

Scott: #2228O

Issued: 4.4.1975

Espana '75

#1 Inside #2228: Spain #1P


#2349

Scott: #2349O

Issued: 5.6.1976

50th Anniversary, F.I.P.

Inside #2349: Pseudo Stamp


#2430

Scott: #2430O

Issued: 12.8.1977

SOZPHILEX "77

Inside #2430: Pseudo Stamp


#2525

Scott: #2525O

Issued: 1.9.1978

PRAGA '78, PHILASERDICA '79

Inside #2525: Pseudo Stamp


#2548#2549#2550

#2551#2552

Scott: #2548-52P

Issued: 30.12.1978

Bulgarian Stamp Centenary, Philaserdica '79

#53 Inside #2548: Bulgaria #53O

#534 Inside #2549: Bulgaria #534O

#968 Inside #2550: Bulgaria #968O

#1176 Inside #2551: Bulgaria #1176O

#1223 Inside #2552: Bulgaria #1223O

#2553

Scott: #2553P

#1 Inside #2553: Bulgaria #1O


#2560#2561#2562

#2563#2564

Scott: #2560-4P

Issued: 30.1.1979

Philaserdica '79

Inside #2560-4: As Bulgaria #2548-52


SG #2743

SG #2743O

Issued: 18.5.1979

Philaserdica '79

#1 Inside SG #2743: Bulgaria #1O

#2266 Inside SG #2743: Bulgaria #2266O


SG #2755

SG #2755O

Issued: 23.5.1979

Bulgarian Stamp Centenary

Inside SG #2755:

#1

#149

Spain #1

Brazil #1

Russia #149

#1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#1

Bulgaria #1

#1

Germany #1

France #1

#1 LJ

Naples #19

(Thanks to Lou)

G.B. #1

#1

#1

U.S. #1

Sweden #1

#1

Japan #1

Canada #1

Netherlands #1

First Issues collection

http://www.numones.com/

http://www.firstissues.org/ficc/main/index.shtml

http://www.snap-dragon.com/first_issues.htm


Mi BL #97O

Issued: 28.11.1979

Espana 82 World Cup

 Inside Mi BL #97: Bulgaria #1847

  Inside Mi BL #97: Bulgaria #2168

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert and Lou Guadagno


#2678a

Scott: #2678O

Issued: 24.4.1980

London '80

#1 LJ Inside #2678: G.B. #1 [S-G]

Visit: The Penny Black Plate project http://www.arcieriminerva.it/SOS/homeSOS.htm


#2748

Scott: #2748O

Issued: 15.5.1981

WIPA 1981

#40 Inside #2748: Austria #40


#2839

Scott: #2839O

Issued: 28.5.1982

PHILEXFRANCE '82

#1 Inside #2839: France #1O

#1 Inside #2839: Bulgaria #1O


MK #3138MK #3139

MK #3140#3141

MK #3138-41O

Issued: 31.8.1982

10th Anniversary, European Security Conference

#2266 Inside MK #3138-41: Bulgaria #2266O

#2206a#2206b#2206c#2206d

Inside MK #3138-41: Bulgaria #2206a-dO

#MK3142

MK #3142O

MI #2971A Inside MK #3142: Bulgaria MI #2971AO

#2266 Inside MK #3142: Bulgaria #2266O


1984

Scott: #????P (MI #3133)

Issued: ??.??.1982

UPU Congress 1984

Scott: #2678 overprint in black "XIX CONGRES UPU HUMBURG 1984"


MI #3193

MI #3193O

Issued: 31.8.1982

World communication year

Inside MI #3193: Stamps on envelope


Scott: #2905O

Issued: 24.6.1983

BRASILIANA '83

 Inside #2905: Brazil #1787O

 Inside #2905: Bulgaria MI #3100O

(Thanks to Lou for the scans)


#2963A

Scott: #2963AP

Issued: 18.4.1984

ESPANA '84

MI #3131

 Inside #2963A: Bulgaria MI #3131O

#2281 Inside #2963A: Spain #2281O


#2980

Scott: #2980O

Issued: 22.5.1984

Essen '84

MI #3049 Inside #2980: Bulgaria MI #3049O

Scan not available Inside #2980: Bulgaria MI #2869O

Scan not available Scan not available

Scott: #2980a-bO


Scott: #3203-4O

Issued: 5.12.1986

Union of Bulgarian Philatelists, 14th Congress

Inside #3204: Pseudo Stamp on Tab


#3272

Scott: #3272P

Issued: 3.9.1987

BULGARIA '89

#1 Inside #3272: Bulgaria #1O


#3273

Scott: #3273P

Issued: 8.9.1987

HAFNIA '87

Inside #3273: Pseudo Stamp and Emblems

#3273a


Scott: #3335P

Issued: 7.6.1988

FINLANDIA '88

#1 Inside #3335: Finland #1O

B0C3A172

Thanks to Jan Van Lin for the scan


#3362

Scott: #3362P

Issued: 22.8.1988

PRAGA '88

Scan not available Inside #3362: Czechoslovakia #2P (in Vermillion)

http://www.manresa-sj.org/stamps/2_CzechRep_2.htm

#3362a


#3363

Scott: #3363P

Issued: 1.9.1988

OLYMPHILEX '88

#1 Inside #3363: Korea #1O

#3363


#3379

Scott: #3379P

Issued: 22.11.1988

BULGARIA '89

#1 Inside #3379: Bulgaria #1O


#3388

Scott: #3388P

Issued: 23.2.1989

BULGARIA '89

#1 Inside #3388: France #1O

#3388a

#3388a1


#3389

Scott: #3389P

Issued: 14.1.1989

BULGARIA '89

#200 Inside #3389: India #200O

#3389a


#3532a

Scott: #3532P

Issued: 6.4.1990

ESSEN '90

#1 Inside #3532: Bavaria #1O

#3532


#3533a

Scott: #3533P

Issued: 10.4.1990

150th Anniversary, Penny Black

#1 LJ Inside #3533: G.B. #1 [B-G]

Scan not available Scan not available

Scott: #3533a-bO

Visit: The Penny Black Plate project http://www.arcieriminerva.it/SOS/homeSOS.htm


#3538

Scott: #3538O

Issued: 23.5.1990

BELGICA '90

#1 a Inside #3538: Belgium #1P


#3643

Scott: #3643O

Issued: 11.11.1991

PHILA NIPPON '91

#1 Inside #3643: Japan #1O


#3794

Scott: #3794O

Issued: 16.11.1993

Centenary of Organized Philately in Bulgaria

Inside #3794: Pseudo Stamps


#3936

Scott: #3936O

Issued: 4.7.1996

Olymphilex '96

Inside #3936: Pseudo Stamp in Margin


1999a

Scott: #4074P

Issued: 15.4.1999

IBRA 1999

#1 Inside #4074: Bavaria #1O


1999

Scott: #4088O

Issued: 5.10.1999

European philatelic exhibition Bulgaria 1999
120th anniversary of Bulgarian Post
120th anniversary of the first Bulgarian stamp
125th anniversary of Universal Postal Union (UPU)

#J2 Inside #4088: Bulgaria #J2O

#18 Inside #4088 (In margin – upper right): Bulgaria #4O


Scott: #4195O

Issued: 9.10.2001

Dialogue among Civilizations

Inside #4195: Pseudo Stamp on Envelope

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert


#4220#4221

Scott: #4220-1O

Issued: 26.4.2002

Bulgarian Stamp Disigners

Stefan Kanchev (1915-2001) & prof. Alexander Poplilov (1916-2001)

Scan not available Inside #4220: TBI

#1909 Inside #4221: Bulgaria #1909O (modified)


#4313

Scott: #4313O

Issued: 16.7.2004

125th Anniversary, Stamps of Bulgaria

#6 Inside #4313: Bulgaria #6O

Inside #4313 more stamps in tab / margin - TBI


2006

Scott: #4375-8O

Issued: 31.1.2006

115th Anniversary of Bulgarian Philately Press
Famous Bulgarians - stamp collectors

0.35 Leva - Elin Pelin (Writer, 1877-1949),
0.55 Leva - Lazar Dobrich (Circus figure, 1881-1970),
0.60 Leva - Boris Christov (Opera singer, 1914-1993),
1.00 Leva - Bogomil Nonev (Writer, 1920-2002)

Scan not available Inside #4375: Bulgaria #97aO

#54 Inside #4376: Bulgaria #54O

#238 Inside #4377: Bulgaria #238O

 Inside #4378: Bulgaria #2804AO


Scott: #4467-70O

Issued: 22.4.2008

Europa 2008 - The Letter

 

#28  Inside #4467-8: Russia #28O

Lou Guadagno wrote: Bulgaria # 4467 is Russia #28, 8k, grey and rose.  If you see the inverted cancel next to the stamp, the year date is (18)78, the year before the same color 7k stamp was issued. Only the Scott Type A4 stamps like #28 have the value written in Cyrillic in a horizontal line below the arms of the Russian Empire--I can make out the first letter as a B which would make it восемь (eighrt).  The stamp is not rectangular as it should be, but no square Russian stamps were issued before or during this period.

Bulgaria was a province in the Ottoman Empire that revolted in 1876, and after a year of harsh reprisals resulting in great losses of life, Russia declared war on the Ottomans and by the beginning of 1878 had driven them from most of Bulgaria.  As a result of the 1878 peace treaty, Bulgaria became an autonomous principality. During this period, the Russian Empire took over the Ottoman post offices and Russian stamps were used until Bulgaria issued its first stamps in May 1879.

#C20 Inside #4469-70: Bulgaria #C20P

Scott: #4470aO


2008A

Scott: #4480O

Issued: 16.6.2008

70th anniversary of the Union of Bulgarian Philatelists

#336 Inside #4480 (In Margin): Bulgaria #336O


2008

Scott: #4493O

Issued: 23.1.2009

European Philatelic Exhibition Bulgaria 2009

Inside #4493: Pseudo Stamp


bulgaria     ss  8 6 15

Scott: #????O

Issued: 06.08.2015

100th Anniversary, Birth of Stefan Kanchev, Stamp Designer

Inside #???? - 7 Bulgaria stamps created by Kanchev:

sos bulgaria 2985  1984 Inside #????: Bulgaria #2985

 sos bulgaria C113  1969 Inside #????: Bulgaria #C113

 sos bulgaria C115  1969 Inside #????: Bulgaria #C115

 sos bulgaria 3197  1986 Inside #????: Bulgaria #3197

sos bulgaria 3111  1985 Inside #????: Bulgaria #3111

sos bulgaria C120  1969

Inside #????: Bulgaria #C120

sos bulgaria 580  1947 Inside #????: Bulgaria #580

 

Lou wrote: The other illustrations are various icons and logos he created. In 2002, Bulgaria issued a sos stamp to note his death anniversary.

Thanks to Lou Guadagno and Prof. Plinio Richelmi


bulgaria     12 23 15

Scott: #????O

Issued: 23.12.2015

Postcrossing

Stamp design is taken from Europa, the Letter stamp of 2008

note that first day cancel is upside down

sos bulgaria 4656b  2013 Inside #????: Bulgaria #4656b

bulgaria impr card 2013bulgaria impr card indicia

Inside #????: 2013 imprinted postal card

Lou wrote: On taking a closer look, I saw the reproduced stamp is not  #4656b. The value is 0.65 s, not 1.00 L and it is actually a portion of a 2013 imprinted postal card which has been modified by removing all the address inscriptions and two address lines.

With a little search on line, I was able to find and buy a card to display with my SOS, but sadly, not with the inverted first day commemorative cancel!

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Best website related:

STAMPS OF BULGARIA

http://stamps.dir.bg/index.htm

http://www.stampsofbulgaria.com/stbg.jpg

http://www.stampsofbulgaria.com/index.html

BULGARIAN STAMP SMALL LION 1889-1901

http://www.japhila.cz/hof/0089/index0089_01.htm

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