Armenia
Mt. Aragats 4'090 m

The Mt. Aragats is of volcanic origin and situated about 40 km in the northwest of the capital city of Yerevan. It is the highest mountain in Armania. On its slopes is situated the Byurakan Observatory.

The highest mountain of Armenia, Aragats, has four summits (North summit 4'090 m, West summit 4'080 m, East summit 3'916 m and South summit 3'879 m). Between the peaks a 350-meter deep crater stretches for three kilometers in diameter.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Aragats volcano stamp 1921

1921, "1st Essayan Set", Federated Soviet Republic, .
The 50R stamp shows an Armenian soldier and Mt. Aragats in the background.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Aragats volcano stamp 1921

1921, "1st Essayan Set", Federated Soviet Republic, .
The 500R stamp shows harvesters in the foreground and Mt. Aragats in the background.
Original prints of this value are existing in lila-red as well, but not overprinted very rare.

Genuine overprints on original prints of the 1st Yessayan Set are existing.

Reprints, forgeries (bright, brittle paper with shiny gum) and forged overprints of the 1st Yessayan Set are existing.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Aragats volcano stamp 1921

1921, "2nd Yessayan Set", Federated Soviet Republic, .

Lithographed by the Essayan Printing Works in Constantinople (Istanbul).

The series of 16 stamps were printed in grey and red colours. One stamp of the series is showing a stork, a church and the Mt. Aragats. Reprinted and forged stamps are existing, read more ... 

 

www.mountainstamp.com Aragats volcano stamp 1956 Soviet

Soviet Union 1956, Armenian writer Chatschatur Abowian (1805-1848).
Aragats in the background.

 

Armenia 1993, Aragats.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Aragats volcano stamp 2005

Armenia 2005, Aragats.

 

 

 

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