Armenia
Mt. Ararat 5'137 m

The Mt. Ararat is at 5'137 m a dormant volcanic massif and the highest mountain in Turkey. It is situated in the Eastern Anatolia Region, close to the border to Iran and Armenia. For Christians it is believed to be the final resting place for Noah’s Ark. It is situated about 40 kilometres in the south of Armenians capital city of Yerevan (average height of 990 m). Since ancient times, Mt. Ararat has been revered by the Armenians as their spiritual home and as the home of the gods of the Armenian pantheon. The Mt. Ararat has two summits, known as the Greater Ararat (5'137 m) and the Lesser Ararat (3'896 m).

First Ascent: 1829 by Friedrich Parrot (Baltic German) and Khachatur Abovian (Armenian).

Mt. Ararat stamps, issued by Armenia
(including Soviet Union, of which Armenia was part between 1920-1991)

Mt. Ararat
issued by Türkey

Mt. Ararat
issued by other countries

Armenian Postage Stamps, 1920-1922 Issues
(never issued)

 

Armenia 1920 Ararat Mountain stamp

1920 "Chassepot Pictorials", .
Three stamps of the series of 10 stamps are showing the Mt. Ararat.

It is known, that those stamps were designed and printed in Paris, but due to the occupation of Armenia the stamps were never delivered to Armenia and never used in Armenia, so no genuine uses are known and many forged and reprinted stamps are recorded. In the year 1924 those stamps were sold to stamp-collectors and dealers in Paris and it is known that the Armenian government in exile (Dashnak Party) did that, because they needed money to finance their activities.

 

Ararat stamp Armenia 1921 1st Essayan Set

1921, "1st Yessayan Set", Federated Soviet Republic, .
Two stamps of the series of 17 stamps are showing the Mt. Ararat.
The 2'000R stamp with the General Post Office in Yerevan in the foreground.

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1921, "1st Yessayan Set", Federated Soviet Republic, .
 The 25'000R stamp (existing blue and brown) with a ploughing scene in the foreground.

Genuine overprints on original prints of the 1st Yessayan Set are existing.
The genuine brown perforated 25000R stamp is very rare.
It is known that the genuine stamps of this value (blue and brown) has a dot above the top frame line.
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Reprints, forgeries (bright, brittle paper with shiny gum) and forged overprints of the 1st Yessayan Set are existing.

 

Ararat stamp Armenia 1921 2nd Essayan Set

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. Two stamps of the series of 16 stamps are showing the Mt. Ararat. The 2000R stamp is showing the Yerevan railway station and the 5000R stamp a mounted soldier in the foreground. Reprinted and forged stamps are existing, ... read more 

 

Ararat stamp Armenia 1922 Federated Soviet Republic

1922 Issues "Federated Soviet Republic", .
Three stamps of the series of 10 stamps are showing the Mt. Ararat.

 

 

Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic

Between 1922 and 1936 Armenia was part of the Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic (a constituent republic of the Soviet Union that existed from 1922 to 1936 and consisted of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia). After the Trancaucasian SFSR was dissolved in 1936, Armenia became a constituent republic of the Soviet Union as the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic.

The Trancaucasian SFSR started issuing its own postage stamps. Four values of a view of oil fields and four with a montage of Soviet symbols over mountains and oil derricks. From 1924, upon a decree from the central government of the USSR, only regular Soviet Union issued stamps were in use until November 1991.

 

Turkey Transcaucasian Ararat Mountain stamp

700'000R on 40'000R
700'000R on 75'000R

Transcaucasian 1923, Mt. Ararat, .
(Values in Rubels)

 

Transcaucasian, Mt. Ararat, .
(New Values in Gold Kopecks) 

 

Turkey Transcaucasian Ararat Mountain stamp

Transcaucasian 1923, .
1923, Mt. Ararat (middle) and Mt. Elbrus (right).
(Values in Rubels)

 

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Transcaucasian 1923, Mt. Ararat (middle) and Mt. Elbrus (right), .
(New Values in Gold Kopecks) 

 

Soviet Union (1922-1991)

 

mountainstamp.com Ararat Mountain stamp Russia 1947

Soviet Union 1947, "Coat of Arms".
The Coat of arms of the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic is showing the Mt. Ararat.

 

mountainstamp.com Ararat Mountain stamp Russia 1950

Soviet Union 1950, "30th anniversary of the founding of the Soviet Armenian Republic".
Mt. Ararat in the background.

 

mountainstamp.com Ararat Mountain stamp Russia 1950

Soviet Union 1958, Yerevan and Mt. Ararat in the background..

 

mountainstamp.com Ararat Mountain stamp Soviet Union 1968

Soviet Union 1968, "Soviet Union 1969, "2750 years city of Yerevan".
Mt. Ararat in the background.

 

mountainstamp.com Ararat Mountain stamp Russia 1950

Soviet Union 1969, "100th birthday of Komitas Vardapet".
(Armenian priest and composer)
Mt. Ararat in the background.

 

mountainstamp.com Ararat Mountain stamp Russia 1970

Soviet Union 1970, Mt. Ararat in the background.

 

 

Armenia

After the breakup of the Soviet Union, Armenia became an independent state on September 21, 1991.  

 

mountainstamp.com Ararat Mountain stamp Armenia 1992

Armenia 1992, Mt. Ararat.

 

Armenia 1992, Mt. Ararat (souvenirsheet).

 

Armania 1992, "Communication System in Armania".
Mt. Ararat.
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Armenia 1993, "Noah’s Descent from Mt. Ararat".
Painting by Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (1817–1900 Russian Painter). Baptized as Hovhannes Aivazian, Aivazovsky was born into an Armenian family in the Black Sea port of Feodosia in Crimea.

 

Armenia 1994, "Christianity in Armenia".
Etschmiadsin monasterey, engraving by Jakob Peeters.

 

Armenia 1995, "Christianity in Armenia".
Mt. Ararat in the background.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Armenia 1995 Mount Ararat stamp

Armenia 1995, Leontios (Ghewond) Alischan (1820-1901)
Mt. Ararat in the background.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Armenia 1997 Mount Ararat stamp

Armenia 1997 (1996), "150th Birthday Jivani (Serob Levonian / 1846-1909)".
Mt. Ararat in the background.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Armenia 2007 Mount Ararat stamp

Armenia 2007, Mt. Ararat in the background.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Armenia 2010 Mount Ararat stamp National Day

Armenia 2010, "National Day".
Mt. Ararat in the background.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Armenia 2010 Mount Ararat stamp World Expo Shanghai

Armenia 2010, "Armenia at the Shanghai World Expo 2010".
Yerevan and Mt. Ararat in the background.

 

Armenia 2011, Coat of Arms.
The Coat of arms of Republic of Armenia is showing the Mt. Ararat.
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www.mountainstamp.com Armenia 2012 Mount Ararat stamp Alexander Miasnikian

Armenia 2012, "125th Birthday of Alexander Mjasnikjan (politician 1886-1925)".
Mt. Ararat in the background.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Armenia 2012 Mount Ararat stamp Alexander Miasnikian

Armenia 2012 (2011), "Ruins of Artaxata".
Mt. Ararat in the background.

 

 

Armenien Belarus Briefmarke Berg Ararat

Armenia Belarus francobolli Ararat 2013

Armenia / Belarus 2013, Joint Issue
"20th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between Armenia and Belarus".

The miniaturesheets consists of a postage stamp, which shows the Coat of Arms of Armenia and Belarus.
On the illustration there are the artworks: "Mount Ararat at Spring" by Martiros Saryan. "Belarusian landscape" by Vitaly Tsvirko.

 

 

Armenia 2013
"The 100th anniv. of the birth of Anton Kochinian".
(Armenian Politician 1913 – 1989)
Mt. Ararat in the background.

 

Armenia 2013
"Wine Pruduction in Armenia"
Mt. Ararat in the background.
The stamp was issued with two different labels in miniaturesheets of 4 stamps and four labels.

 

Armenia 2016. Posteurop Plenary Assembly in Armenia.
Mt. Ararat.

 

Armenia 2016, Visit of Pope Francis in Armenia".
The 170 denomination stamp stamp in the background the Mt. Ararat.

 

 

Armenia 2017, 25th anniversary of the first state postage mark of the Republic of Armenia.

The postage stamp dedicated to the theme “25th anniversary of the issue of the first postage state mark of the Republic of Armenia”. The postage stamp depicts an eagle hovering over Mount Ararat. The eagle is colored by the colors of the Armenian flag. 

 

 

Armenia 2017, Descent from Mount Ararat.
The stamp was issued in the series "200th anniversary of Ivan Aivazovsky (1817–1900)".

Painting by Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (1817–1900 Russian Painter). Baptized as Hovhannes Aivazian, Aivazovsky was born into an Armenian family in the Black Sea port of Feodosia in Crimea.  

 

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