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Tannu Touva (Tuva)

Mountain Goat on 1927 Definitive

Definitive depicting a mountain goat
Definitive issued in 1927 using both Mongolian and a Latin-based alphabet.

Until 1926, control of Tuva was disputed between Russia and China. After a mixed claims commission awarded control to Russia, this Autonomous Region of the Soviet Union issued its first stamps. On October 11, 1944 the region was integrated into the Soviet Union and ceased to use its own stamps. Tuva is now part of the Russian Federation and uses Russian stamps. At the time of the breakup of the Soviet Union numerous offical and unofficial issues appeared but none of them were released for postal use.


Rossiter, Stuart and John Flower. The Stamp Atlas. London: Macdonald and Co., 1986.

"Tannu Tuva." Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue.

"Tuva." Stanley Gibbons Stamps of the World 2002. 2001.

Young, Ian. "Whatever Happened to Tannu Touva?" American Philatelist. Jan. 2003: 48-50.

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