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Monday, August 29, 2011

Republic of Georgia-A 1919 Postage Stamp

Illustrated below is a 1919 issue from Georgia. In the early 19th Century Georgia was annexed by Russia and became part of the Russian Empire. After the collapse of the Empire folowing the Russian Revolution Georgia had a brief period of independence until invaded by Soviet Armies in 1921 and incorporated into the U.S.S.R. During Georgia's brief period of independence stamps were issued with the patron saint of Georgia, St George, as the central motif in their design.









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