Azerbaijan International

Spring 2000 (8.1)

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Above left: Stamp to raise money for charity, not a governmental stamp. Azeri in the Arabic and Cyrillic scripts. Early 1920s. Courtesy: Yagub Karimov.

Above right:
Commemoration of chess, a favorite pastime in Azerbaijan. Vivid illustration of the use of English with Azeri Latin on a stamp. 1998.

Bottom left: Commemorating the independence of Azerbaijan. Azeri Latin script adopted in 1991. Note the use of umlaut (dotted) "a" which reverted to the "upside-down e" in late 1992 just as it had been written in Azeri Cyrillic during Soviet times. 1992. The monetary unit "q" means kopek, a currency which no longer exists in Azerbaijan.

Bottom right: Another celebration of Azerbaijan's statehood. Note that the "upside-down e" is in place, the umlaut "a" is gone. 1993.

Azerbaijan, Now Separate and Independent - Akira Motoyama - Tokyo, Japan
Chargé d'Affaires at the Japanese Embassy that has just opened in Baku

Armenia Not the Only Victim - John Ferguson - Gouda, Netherlands

Seeing from a New Angle - Sevda Aliyeva - Carlisle, Pennsylvania
FSA foreign exchange student

Japan Takes Notice - Akira Matsunaga - Tokyo, Japan
Research Associate, Sasakawa Peace Foundation (Tokyo), Visiting Professor of Tafakkur University (Baku)

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