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Armenian stamps 2021

Written by catpaw

June 16, 2021

I have to say, I enjoyed doing the research for Armenian stamps 2021.  My first introduction to Armenian stamps was this little 1922 issue.

Armenian stamp 1922

I found it while rooting through a box of stamps I picked up at an auction. The design intrigued me and kept it, despite the fact I didn’t really collect outside my narrow area back then. My collection can best be described as airmail, Canadian and occasionally whatever strikes my fancy. I’m a bit of a philately butterfly at times. Since exploring new issues for 2021, I’ve begun to regret my narrow view of collecting. So many missed opportunities to explore. 

But back to the above stamp.  It shows Mount Ararat and the Soviet star. It’s an interesting bit of history packed into the tiny piece of paper. If you are interested in the stamp, I’d recommend checking out Big Blue’s page on overprints and variations Big Blue 1840-1940: Stamps of 1919-22 Armenia – what the collector needs to know.  Blue notes there are many forged overprints, so if you go searching for it, buyer beware. 

2021 offers up an interesting mix of stamps. I’ve included a few links, when possible about the theme. I have a bit of info on one of the designers, but I’m a bit unsure as to whether it’s the correct person. The problem of language comes into play and I’d rather not post incorrect information because of a translation misunderstanding. 

And, my big hobby horse rears up again – no mention of cancels by HayPost. I’m unsure whether HayPost doesn’t issue them, or, like other countries, they are not promoted.  Regardless, I hope you enjoy the offerings as much as I do. Drop a note and let me know if I’ve made an error, or you simply would like to tell us about which is your favourite.  * Update: Yes, HayPost does issue special cancels, however, they are not promoted. I’ve included copies below, but they are very small. 

Olympic stamps

Olympic stamps are rolling out and I think Armenia has the best one to date. It combines beautiful Japanese imagery with a nod to ancient Greek style figure. Designer Rem Saakyan did an outstanding job on over all design. 

32nd Summer Olympic Games “Tokyo-2020”

As I explore other countries, I’ll let you know if my opinion changes. 

Note on layout

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Armenian stamps 2021 April

250th Anniversary of the Printing House of Holy Etchmiadzin

  250th Anniversary of the Printing House of Holy Etchmiadzin Armenian stamps 2021

1 stamp, souvenir sheet

Designer: David Dovlatyan

Release date: April 16, 2021

 


 

Combat Corona Campaign – Thank You to Medical Workers

Thank You to Medical WorkersThank You to Medical Workers Armenian stamps 2021

Thank You to Medical Workers  Thank You to Medical Workers Armenian stamps 2021

Thank You to Medical WorkersThank You to Medical Workers Armenian stamps 2021 Thank You to Medical WorkersThank You to Medical Workers Armenian stamps 2021 Thank You to Medical Workers

4 stamps, 4 sheets of 8, 1 sheet of all stamps

Designer: Rem Saakyan

Release date: April 16, 2021

 


 

Steam Locomotive
Means of Transport

Steam Locomotive Armenian stamps 2021

Steam Locomotive Armenian stamps 2021

1 stamp, sheet of 10

Designer: Rem Saakyan

Release date: April 19, 2021


 

Children’s philately – Armenian cartoons 1

 Armenian cartoon "Kikos" Armenian stamps 2021 Armenian stamps 2021

 Armenian cartoon "Kikos"

1 stamp, sheet of 10

Armenian cartoon “Kikos” 
I found a clip from it on YouTube. Animation fans might appreciate watching it.

Designer: David Dovlatyan

Release date: April 21, 2021


 

200th anniversary of the Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy of Kolkata 
Armenian cultural heritage in the Asian region  

Armenian stamps 2021 200th anniversary of the Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy of Kolkata

200th anniversary of the Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy of Kolkata

1 stamp, sheet of 10

Designer: David Dovlatyan

Release date: April 26, 2021

 


 

Armenian stamps 2021 May 

150th anniversary of Bodil Biorn

150th anniversary of Bodil Biorn

150th anniversary of Bodil Biorn

150th anniversary of Bodil Biorn Armenian stamps 2021

150th anniversary of Bodil Biorn FDC Armenian stamps 2021

1 stamp, sheets of 10, FDC, cancel

Genocide Museum | The Armenian Genocide Museum-institute (genocide-museum.am)

Designer: Rem Saakyan

Date of issue: May 05, 2021


 

Flora and Fauna of the Ancient World

Flora and Fauna of the Ancient World cancel

Flora and Fauna of the Ancient World Armenian stamps 2021 Flora and Fauna of the Ancient World 

Flora and Fauna of the Ancient World Armenian stamps 2021 Flora and Fauna of the Ancient World Armenian stamps 2021

Flora and Fauna of the Ancient World FDC Armenian stamps 2021

2 stamps, 2 sheets of 10, FDC, cancel

Designer: David Dovlatyan

Release date: May 6, 2021


 

Europa – Endangered species

Europa cancel

Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) Armenian stamps 2021

Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) Armenian stamps 2021

Europa 2021 FDC Armenian stamps 2021

Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)

1 stamp, sheet of 10, FDC, cancel

Listed in the Red Book of the Republic of Armenia
Golden Eagle – A Field Guide to Birds of Armenia ::Acopian Center for the Environment

Designer: Rem Saakyan

Release date: May 7, 2021

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Ghapama – Armenian Traditional Cuisine

Ghapama - Armenian Traditional Cuisine cancel

Ghapama Armenian stamps 2021

Ghapama Armenian stamps 2021

Ghapama - Armenian Traditional Cuisine FDC Armenian stamps 2021 

Armenian Traditional Cuisine. Ghapama info folder

1 stamp, sheet of 9, FDC, cancel, folder

Traditional Armenian “Ghapama” Recipe | EU Neighbours

Designer: David Dovlatyan

Release date: May 17, 2021


 

30th anniversary of the foundation of the RCC

 Armenian stamps 2021 30th anniversary of the foundation of the RCC Armenian stamps 2021

30th anniversary of the foundation of the RCC

1 stamp, sheet of 10 

Regional Commonwealth in the Field of Communications / Events (rcc.org.ru)

Designer: David Dovlatyan

Belarus  released an issue as well.

Release date: May 31, 2021


 

June 

Children’s philately Armenian cartoons 2

 Armenian stamps 2021 HUri

Lazy Hun

Children’s philately. Armenian cartoons(Anban Huri) fdc

1 stamp, sheet of 10, FDC, cancel

Armenian cartoon “Lazy Huri” (director and screenwriter Arthur Mikhailyan) based on the 2016 story of Armenian writer John Tumany
Haypost press release 01.06.2021

You can watch a snippet from this 2016 animation

Designer: David Dovlatyan 

 Release date: June 1, 2021 


 
European Football Championship “Euro-2020”
 
Euro-2020
European Football Championship “Euro-2020 FDC
 
1 stamp, sheet of 10, FDC, cancel
 

Designer: David Dovlatyan

Release date: June 3, 2021


 

32nd Summer Olympic Games “Tokyo-2020”
 
32nd Summer Olympic Games “Tokyo-2020 FDC
 
1 stamp, sheet of 10, souvenir sheet, FDC, cancel
 

Designer: Rem Saakyan

Release date: June 4, 2021


 

Van Kingdom – 15th definitive issue 

Van Kingdom

Van KingdomVan KingdomVan KingdomVan Kingdom Van KingdomVan KingdomVan KingdomVan KingdomVan Kingdom

9 stamps, sheets of 20

Bronze figurine from the Van Kingdom. The figurine is dated 8th-7th century B.C. and kept in the State Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg.
The Kingdom of Urartu – Van – Kingdom of Urartu- Armenian-History.com

Designer: David Dovlatyan
Photographer: Vladimir Terebenin

Release date: June 7, 2021


 

World famous Armenians. 150th anniversary of Alexander Spendiaryan

 World famous Armenians. 150th anniversary of Alexander Spendiaryan 

50th anniversary of Alexander Spendiaryan FDC

150th anniversary of Alexander Spendiaryan

150th anniversary of Alexander Spendiaryan postcard

1 stamp, souvenir sheet, FDC, cancel, maxi card (not sure, Haypost doesn’t offer any information), postcard 

 

ALEXANDER SPENDIARYAN – Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra (apo.am)
Conductor and composer

Designer: Rem Saakyan

Release date: June 14, 2021


 

Akhtala fortress
Armenian history series

Akhtala fortress Armenian stamps 2021

Akhtala fortress 

Fortresses of Armenia. Akhtala fortress FDC

1 stamp, sheets of 10, FDC, cancel 

Designer: David Dovlatyan 
Photographer: Rafael Tvauri

Release date: June 16, 2021


 

100th Anniversary of Edward Mirzoyan 
Prominent Armenians Series

Armenian stamps 2021 Prominent Armenians. 100th Anniversary of Edward Mirzoyan against a piano background

 Armenian stamps 2021 Prominent Armenians. 100th Anniversary of Edward Mirzoyan sheet of stamps

100th Anniversary of Edward Mirzoyan FDC

1 stamp, sheet of 10, FDC, cancel

Designer: David Dovlatyan

Release date: June 18th, 2021


Armenian stamps 2021 for July

Historical and cultural monuments of Armenia

Aghjots Monastery single stamp with donation stub Armenian stamps 2021

 Amaras Monastery stamp with donation stub Armenian stamps 2021

 Gandzasar Monastery with donation stub Armenian stamps 2021

Aghjots Monastery sheet of stamps Gandzasar Monastery sheet of stamps Gandzasar Monastery sheet of stamps 

Historical and cultural monuments FDC

3 stamps with donation coupons, 3 sheets of 10, FDC, cancel 

Each stamp is issued with a donation coupon. The money will go directly to the preservation of Armenian historical & cultural monuments. 

Designer: David Dovlatyan 
Photographers: Samvel Karapetyan (Aghjots Monastery), Zaven Sargsyan (Gandzasar Monastery), Hrair Hawk Khatcherian (Amaras Monastery)

Release date: July 20, 2021


Prominent Armenians – 100th anniversary of Arno Babajanyan

100th anniversary of Arno Babajanyan postcard
 
1 stamp on souvenir sheet, FDC, cancel, maxicard (not sure, Haypost doesn’t offer any information), postcard
 
Souvenir sheet shows Aram Khachatryan Concert Hall

Designer: Rem Saakyan

Release date: July 30, 2021


August

15th definitive issue. Van Kingdom
 
15th definitive issue. Van Kingdom
15th Definitive Van Kingdom sheet
 
stamp, sheet of 20
 
“The postage stamp depict a bronze figurine (decoration of a throne, 21 x 16 sm) of Van Kingdom. The figurine is dated 8th-7th century B.C. and kept in the State Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg.” Page Title (stamps.am)
 
Designer: David Dovlatyan
 
Release date: August 04, 2021

 
100th Anniversary of the foundation of Gabriel Sundukyan Academic Theatre
 
100th Anniversary of the foundation of Gabriel Sundukyan Academic Theatre
 
stamped postcard 
 
Designer: David Dovlatyan
 
Release date: August 16, 2021

100th Anniversary of Richard (Khachatur) Jeranian
100th Anniversary of Richard (Khachatur) Jeranian
 
stamped postcard 
 
Armenian church in Yalta by  Richard (Khachatur) Jeranian’s
 
Designer: David Dovlatyan
 
Release date: August 16, 2021

Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory
 
Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory postcard
 
stamped postcard 
 
 Designer: David Dovlatyan
 
Release date: August 16, 2021

100th Anniversary of Artashes Abrahamyan
 
100th Anniversary of Artashes Abrahamyan postcard
 
stamped postcard 
 
Designer: David Dovlatyan
 
Release date: August 16, 2021
 

 

 
200th Anniversary of Clara Barton  (1821-1912)
founder of the American Red Cross
 
 
1 stamp, sheet of 10
 
Designer: David Dovlatyan
 
Release date: August 26th, 2021
 

Sights of Armenia 

Armenia stamp 2021 Lake Sevan and Hayravank Monastery prehistoric megalithic complex Zorats Karer 

Armenia 2021 stamp showing Mermaid’s Hair” waterfall Temple of Garni Armenia single stamp 2021 

souvenir sheets & mini sheets

Lake Sevan and Hayravank Monastery sheet prehistoric megalithic complex Zorats Karer sheet Armenia 2021 sheet of stamps showing Mermaid’s Hair” waterfall Temple of Garni sheet of stamps from Armenia 2021 Sight of Armenia mini sheet with all 4 stamps

4 stamps, 4 sheets of 8, mini sheet

  • Lake Sevan and Hayravank Monastery (IX-XI cc. A.D.) located in Gegharkunik Region
  • prehistoric megalithic complex Zorats Karer (II-I mill. B.C.) located in Syunik Region
  • Mermaid’s Hair” waterfall located in Jermuk in Vayots Dzor Region
  • evening view of the Temple of Garni (I c. A.D.) located in Kotayk Region 

Designer: Rem Saakyan
Photographer: Zorats Karer & “Mermaid’s Hair” waterfall by Hayk Melkonyan

Release date: August 26th, 2021


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