Affenpinschers are finally getting enough stamps to make a great collection.
Buriatia is one of the former states of the Soviet Union.
Buriatia is in southern Siberia near Lake Baykal on the Mongolian border and such
the Buryat people are Buddhists as well.
The collapse of the Soviet Union has created a gold mine for stamp collectors. The local
governments have issued some wonderful stamps in an effort to sell them to the world market
and not even have to provide the associated service of mailing letters with them. This is
a real boon when you see such lovely examples as this stamp put out
by Buriatia in 1999.
Affenpinscher Buriatia Stamp ... $1.95 each
This is a privately issued stamp from the Golden State Humane Society in 1999. They
issued two different sets with real breed representatives, but this is the only
Affenpinscher among them.
Affenpinscher Golden State Humane Society Stamp ... $1.95 each
This stamp was issued by North Korea in 1990. It is difficult to obtain because we
have an embargo against North Korea, so the stamps have to come in from a different
country like Canada. I realize that this is not a top breed representative, although
in Korea, maybe it is? But it is important for those who love to collect everything
with Affenpinschers on it.
Affenpinscher North Korea Stamp ... $1.95 each
The economy in Russia has such high inflation that the stamps that were previously
not of enough value to mail a letter any more, so to remedy the situation, the Post
Office has taken blocks of four previously printed stamps and overprinted them with
images of different dog breeds. The Affenpinscher shown is two
headstudies. These stamps come in a
sets of five, each done in five different colors. Last time that I got in
some overprints, I assumed that they would remain available. I was wrong and I never
saw more copies of those. I expect these to be equally as rare and collectable. There
is no telling how many of the overprints they produced, since they will have to be
changed as the inflation continues unchecked. To the right is a sample of Cairn
Affenpinscher Udmurtia Overprint ... $19.95 each
Udmurtia also issued a nice Affenpinscher stamp on the left, in 1999.
This Udmurtia image was used for The Russian Overprint from
Dagestan on the right.
Affenpinscher Udmurtia #2 (left) ... $6.95 each
Affenpinscher Dagestan Overprint (right) ... $19.95 each
* We can take visa/mc/disc or paypal, but they are first come first served,
so let me know if you are interested.
* Truly one of the cheapest unique treats for yourself or a friend (great for
club trophies as well!)
* It is absolutely true that you will often find some of these stamps at very
reasonable prices -- some can be had for under a dollar. On the other hand, if
you add in the gas, hours, and hassles that it has taken to find them, you may
find it easier to just get them from us while we have them :*) I don't always
count on getting more in the near future. I get them when I can find them and
the stock is not always constant.