Two New Czech Postage Stamps Commemorate Caucasian Carpets

by Charles Recknagel

PRAGUE, June 5, 2010 — It’s a rare event when a European country issues a postage stamp commemorating oriental carpets.

But this year the Czech Republic has issued two.

The pair of stamps depicts 19th century Karabakhs, from the Caucasus area of the same name.

Chelaberd stamp

One stamp (above) shows a Chelaberd.

Kasim Usak stamp

The second stamp shows a Kasim Usak.

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