Thursday, March 28, 2013


Postcard of Haghartsin Monastery complex (Հաղարծին) in central Armenia. It was built between the tenth and fourteenth centuries under the patronage of the Amenian royal family. Many thanks to Marina for helping add this country to my collection!

Two stamps from the definitive series featuring Tigranes the Great, who ruled Armenia from 95–55 BC and expanded the Armenian Kingdom over huge swaths of modern-day Turkey and the Near East. Of note is the unusually large cancellation stamp that seems to be used in Armenia.