Ukraine - Christmas (2014)

Ukraine – Christmas 2014

Christmas in August? Well, it is very hot in Thailand right now. . . plus, this is the only stamp I own from the post-1991 independent republic of Ukraine (Україна — Ukraina), aside from a few on-cover definitives. I happen to like Christmas stamps as a topical, so there you go. Sometimes called the Ukraine, it is a sovereign state in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia … Continue reading Ukraine – Christmas 2014

Democratic Republic of Georgia #17 (1919)

Democratic Republic of Georgia #17 (1919)

The Democratic Republic of Georgia (Sakartvelos Demokratiuli Respublika — საქართველოს დემოკრატიული რესპუბლიკა, or DRG) was created after the collapse of the Russian Empire that began with the Russian Revolution of 1917 and existed from May 1918 to February 1921. It was the first modern establishment of a Republic of Georgia. Its borders were with the Kuban People’s Republic and the Mountainous Republic of the Northern Caucasus in … Continue reading Democratic Republic of Georgia #17 (1919)