During its brief period of independence from 1921 to 1944, Tannu-Tuva produced a variety of exotic postal stamps. Brightly colored, depicting local themes, and often of an unusual shape, they were a favorite of collectors. Memories of the triangular stamps he collected as a child sparked Nobel Laureate physicist Richard Feynman's quest to travel to Tuva. This, in turn, led to his discovery of Tuvan throat singing, and to the introduction of this ancient art to Western audiences.
|1927. Third issue. Ethnographic.|
|Stock breeder||Mountain landscape|
|Map of Tuva||Archery competition||Camel caravan|
|1932. Stamps of third (ethnographic) issue with a typographed overprint of the new value and the name of the country in the new Latinized alphabet.|
|1934. Seventh Issue. Registered Post. Pictorials with folk art motifs.|
|Milkmaid milking a yak||Miller||Reindeer breeder|
|1934. Air mail.|
|1935. March. Eleventh issue. Zoological.|
|1936. Twelfth issue. Jubilee of the 15th Anniversary of the porclamation of the Tuvinian People's Republic.|
|Coat of Arms of the Tuvinian People's Republic||Episode in the struggle against counter-revolutionaries|
|Train outrunning camel|
|1936. Air mail.|
|Horseman and dirigible|
The Postal History and Stamps of Tuva by S. M. Blekhman, translated by Ron Hogg. Published by Scientific Consulting Services International. P.O. Box 515, Port Angeles, WA 98362-0078 USA.
Tannu Tuva Collectors' Society, Inc. website
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