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Tannu Tuva

October 1926

Russian Entity 4

  Sc1 xxx

stars and damonds wmk, lithographed
Printed in Moscow

Description   Scott# SG# Mi# Y&T#  
perf 13½
1 kopek red   1 1      
2k light blue   2 2      
5k orange   3 3      
8k green   4 4      
10k violet   5 5      
30k chocolate brown   6 6      
50k black   7 7      
perf 10½
1 rouble blue-green   8 8      
3r claret   9 9      
5r deep blue   10 10      

Wikipedia [1] states “ Tuva was a region in central Asia between Russia and Mongolia, which in 1921, under Russian instigation, became the Tuvan People's Republic. A treaty between the Soviet Union and the Mongolian People's Republic in 1926 affirmed the country’s independence, although no other countries formally recognized it. In 1944, it was annexed to the Soviet Union as part of theTuvan Autonomous Oblast and in 1961 became the Tuva Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. Its successor since 1992, the Tuvan Republic, is a member of the Russian Federation.

The People's Republic of Tannu Tuva issued postage stamps between 1926 and 1936. They were popular with young stamp collectors in the Western world in the mid-twentieth century because of the obscurity and exoticism of Tannu Tuva and the stamps' quirky, colorful designs. The validity of many stamps purportedly issued by Tannu Tuva has been questioned by philatelists. ” [accessed 19th June 2016]

Tuva was annexed by the Soviet Union in October 1944 and made an autonomous district of the RSFSR. Since 1961 it has been an autonomous republic.

Sources: ScS, SGP10, Wikipedia [1].

Image from David Olson.

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