Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Լեռնային Ղարաբաղի Հանրապետություն Lernayin Gharabaghi Hanrapetut'yun

The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic  is a republic in the South Caucasus recognised only by three non-United Nations (UN) states. Recognised by the UN as part of Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh controls most of the territory of the former Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast and some of the surrounding area, giving it a border with Armenia to the west and Iran to the south.
(NKR; Armenian: Լեռնային Ղարաբաղի Հանրապետություն 
Lernayin Gharabaghi Hanrapetut'yun), 
Artsakh Republic or Republic of Artsakh 
(Armenian:Արցախի Հանրապետություն Arts'akhi Hanrapetut'yun),
The predominantly Armenian-populated region of Nagorno-Karabakh was claimed by both the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and the First Republic of Armenia when both countries became independent in 1918. After the Soviet Union established control over the area, it created the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast (NKAO) within the Azerbaijan SSR in 1923. In the final years of the Soviet Union, the region re-emerged as a source of dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan. In 1991, a referendum held in the NKAO and the neighbouring Shahumian region resulted in a declaration of independence. Large-scale ethnic conflict led to the 1991–1994 Nagorno-Karabakh War, which ended with a ceasefire that left the current borders.

 These two covers are my latest addition from the partially recognized country called Nagorno karabakh Republic. The covers sent by my good friend Sergey, who was the stamp designer of Nagorno Karabakh in 2000. 

This is a rare country for philatelists because of its limited reongnition and relationship with foreign countries. But my good friend Serg, who is the first designer of NKR stamps helps philatelists by sending mint stamps, envelopes etc. I designed an airmail label for NKR, now which is being used as legal in NKR. Serg promoted the labels a lot and I am very happy in that. These envelopes sent by Serg with perfect postmarks. All letters are traveled via Armenia, The registered letters will have and extra Armenian barcode when they reach in Yerevan sorting center. Every year NKR issues beautiful thematic stamps. Eventhough this is not a UPU member country, there is no restriction for using own stamps for international letters. Thank You Serg for the beautiful covers into my collection.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Jinesh,

    First of all I'd like to congratulate you for your collection of wonderful covers from all the world.

    My name is Emilio and I'm a Spanish collector of covers and postcards.

    I'd like to invite you to visit my blogs: there you can see the pictures of covers that I have received from whole world. there you can see the pictures of all the postcards that I have received from a lot of countries.

    I'd like to know how are you able of getting all these nice covers from Nagorno Kharabakh, I have tried for many years to get a letter from this territory but it's impossible for me to know somebody there ready for sending me a letter from Kharabakh.

    Well, I have to tell you goodbye I'd like to visit your blog again in the future. I take advantage of this message for sending my sincere wishes of health and happiness to you and your loved ones.

    A hug from Spain

    Emilio Fernandez


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