Bulgaria

The Republic of Bulgaria is situated in Europe, north east of Greece.  Sofia is the capital.  In 1946 it became a one-party socialist state.  In 1989, the Communist party allowed multi party elections which led to Bulgaria becoming a democracy and moving away from communism.

From 1879, stamps were issued in Bulgarian Cyrillic script.

1889

Lion of Bulgaria Series

Bulgaria-34-AL76

SG # 34

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Lion of Bulgaria Series

Bulgaria-54-AQ56

SG # 54

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1901

Bulgaria Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral Sofia
Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia
Prince Ferdinand Series

Bulgaria 106 G173

SG # 106

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-107-AL80

SG # 107

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria 109 G173

SG # 109

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria 110 G173

SG # 110

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-114-AL80

SG # 114

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1911

Various Scenes and Portraits Series

Bulgaria-162-AL80

SG # 162

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria 163 G174

SG # 163

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1917

Liberation of Macedonia Series

Bulgaria 195 G175

SG # 195

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1919

Parliament Building Series

Bulgaria 201 G175

SG # 201

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

First Anniversary of Enthronement of King Boris III Series

Bulgaria 204 G177

SG # 204

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1921

Various Scenes and Portraits Series

Bulgaria 227 G176

SG # 227

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

Bulgaria 228 G176

 

SG # 228

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Bulgaria 229 G176

SG # 229

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Portraits and Scenes Series

Bulgaria 239 G176

SG # 239

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1925

Motivational 34

Various Frames Series

Bulgaria 261 G178

SG # 261

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1928

King Boris III Series

Bulgaria 285 G178

SG # 285

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria 286 G178

SG # 286

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1929

50th Anniversary of Liberation of Bulgaria and Mellemium of Tsar Simeon Series

Bulgaria-294-AL85

SG # 294

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1931

King Boris III Series

Bulgaria 304 G179

SG # 304

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria 305 G179

SG # 305

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

d22-4

SG # 307

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Air Series

d22-3

SG # 320

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

FilthyFragrance.com1935

5th Balkan Football Tournament Series

d22-2

SG # 353

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1938

Trade Propaganda Series

SG # 388

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1940

King Boris III Series

Bulgaria-445a-AK51

SG # 445a

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Farming Series

SG # 453

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 454

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1942

Historical Series

SG # 514

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1945

Lion Rampant Series

Bulgaria-557-AL81

SG # 557

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

1946

Millenium of St Ivan Rilski Series

Bulgaria-624-AL82

SG # 624

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1948

Bulgarian Health Resorts Series

Bulgaria-712-AL85.1

SG # 712

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

Bulgaria-713-AL81

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-713-J77

SG # 713

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1950

Various Scenes Series

Bulgaria-779-AL86

SG # 779

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1951

National Occupations Series

SG # 820

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

Bulgaria-No-Ref-830-surcharge-AL82

No Ref in SG

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

Bulgaria-821-AL85

SG # 821

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

SG # 822

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

1952

Republica Power Station Series

d24-18

SG # 860

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1953

Wood Carvings depicting National Products

d25-2

SG # 884

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Medicinal Flowers Series

Bulgaria-924-J77

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-924.1-J77

SG # 924

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1955

Various Scenes Series

Bulgaria-970-AL80

SG # 970

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1956

Various Scenes Series

Bulgaria-1024-AL84

SG # 1024

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Olympic Games Series

Bulgaria-1028-AL87.1

SG # 1028

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1029-AL87.1

SG # 1029

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1030-AL86

SG # 1030

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1957

Re-afforestation Campaign Series

Bulgaria-1064-AL83

SG # 1064

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1066-AL81

SG # 1066

Used (NH)

 

 

 

1958

Agricultural Propaganda Series

d24-4

SG # 1107

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1959

No. 1110 surcharged

Bulgaria-1133-AL83

SG # 1133

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Birds Series

d24-3

SG # 1141

Used (Hinged)

 

 

d24-13

SG # 1142

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Five Year Plan Series

Bulgaria-1148-AL83

SG # 1148

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1150-AL87.2

SG # 1150

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1151-AL77

SG # 1151

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1154-AL77

SG # 1154

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1156-AL86

SG # 1156

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1158-AL83

SG # 1158

Unsed (NH)

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1159-AL84

SG # 1159

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1160-AL84

SG # 1160

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1161-AL81

SG # 1161

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Spartacist Games Series (Inscribed 1958-1959)

Bulgaria-1169-AL79

SG # 1169

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria Krushunskiye Waterfalls
Krushunskiye Waterfalls

1961

Provincial Costumes Series

Bulgaria-1220-AL78

SG # 1220

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1221-AL78

SG # 1221

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1222-AL77

SG # 1222

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1223-AL78

SG # 1223

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1224-AL78

SG # 1224

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1225-AL78

SG # 1225

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Birds Series

Bulgaria-1236-AL78

SG # 1236

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1238-AL78

SG # 1238

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1241-AL78

SG # 1241

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

World Students Games

Bulgaria-1245-AL76

SG # 1245

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1246-AL76

SG # 1246

Unused (NH)

 

 

Bulgaria-1247-AL76

SG # 1247

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1250-AL76

SG # 1250

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

Space Exploration Series (Air)

Bulgaria-1257-AL79

SG # 1257

Used (NH)

 

 

 

70th Anniversary of First Bulgarian Social Democratic Party Congress Series (Buzludzha)

Bulgaria-1260-AL87

SG#1260

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Bulgarian Fables Series

d22-1

SG # 1266

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1268-AL83

SG # 1268

Used (NH)

 

 

 

2nd Russian Manned Space Flight Series (Air)

Bulgaria-1273-AL85

SG # 1273

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Mushrooms Series

Bulgaria-1274-AL86

SG # 1274

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1962

Five Year Plan Series (Surcharged)

Bulgaria-1283-AL81

SG # 1283

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1284-AL77

SG # 1284

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1290-AL77

SG # 1290

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1293-AL77

SG # 1293

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1294-AL84

SG # 1294

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1295-AL84

SG # 1295

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Air Series

Bulgaria-1297-AL84

SG # 1297

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1298-AL86

SG # 1298

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1299-AL81

SG # 1299

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1300-AL82

SG # 1300

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Bulgarian Merchant Navy Series

Bulgaria-1303-AL79.1

SG # 1303

Used (NH)

 

 

Bulgaria-1304-AL79

SG # 1304

Used (NH)

 

 

Views Series

Bulgaria-1305-AL75

SG # 1305

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1306-AL75

SG # 1306

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1307-AL75

SG # 1307

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1308-AL75

SG # 1308

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1309-AL75

SG # 1309

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Bulgarian Roses Series

Bulgaria-1314-AL77

SG # 1314

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1315-AL77

SG # 1315

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

d24-12

SG # 1316

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1317-AL77

SG # 1317

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1318-AL77

SG # 1318

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1320-AL77

SG # 1320

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 
World Football Championships Series (Chile)

Bulgaria-1325-AL85

SG # 1325

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Butterflies and Moths Series

Bulgaria-1339-AL83

SG # 1339

Used (NH)

 

 

 

1963

Various Scenes Series

d24-21

SG # 1356

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Launching of Soviet Space Station “Mars 1” Series (Air)

Bulgaria-1363-AL83

SG # 1363

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Black Sea Coast Resorts

Bulgaria-1364-AL75

SG # 1364

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1365a-AL81

SG # 1365a

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1366-AL75

SG # 1366

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1367-AL82

SG # 1367

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Woodland Animals Series

Bulgaria 1373 i107

SG # 1373

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria 1374 i107

SG # 1374

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1375-AL76

SG # 1375

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1377-AL76

SG # 1377

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1378-AL76

SG # 1378

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

48th World Esperato Congress Series

Bulgaria-1382-AL85

SG # 1382

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-No-Ref.-1-AL84

No Ref

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

Launching of Soviet Moon Rocket “Luna 4” Series (Inscribed 2.IV.1963)

Bulgaria-1385-AL82

SG # 1385

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Balkan Games Series (Flags in red, yellow, blue, green and black)

Bulgaria-1393-AL84

SG # 1393

Used (NH)

 

 

Bulgaria-1395-AL84

SG # 1395

Used (NH)

 

 

Bulgaria-1397-AL84

SG # 1397

Used (NH)

 

 

 Nature Protection Series

d24-9

SG #1401

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

d24-11

SG # 1402

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1964

Anniversary of Fatherland Series – Front Government

Bulgaria-1468-AL87

SG # 1468

Used (NH)

 

 

Olympic Games in Tokyo Series

Bulgaria-1475-AL87.1

SG # 1475

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1476-AL87.1

SG # 1476

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Landscapes Series

Bulgaria-1481-AL80

SG # 1481

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1482-AL80

SG # 1482

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

d25-3

SG # 1483

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Industrial Buildings Series (Air)

Bulgaria-1487-AL81

SG # 1487

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1489-AK51

SG # 1489

Used (NH)

 

 

 

1965

Flight of Voskhod I Series

Bulgaria 1503 i110

SG # 1503

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Agricultural Products Series

Bulgaria-1513-AL83

SG # 1513

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1514-AL82

SG # 1514

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Songbirds Series

Bulgaria 1517 i95

SG # 1517

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria 1518 i95

SG # 1518

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria 1519 i95

SG # 1519

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1966

Spring National Folklore Series

SG # 1582

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Ancient Monuments Series

Bulgaria-1592-AL84

SG # 1592

Used (NH)

 

 

 

90th Anniversary of Botev’s Ceisure of River Paddle Steamer Padetski Series

Bulgaria-1619-J77

SG # 1619

Used (Hinged)

 

 

World Cup Football Championships Series (London)

Bulgaria-1624-AL87

SG # 1624

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Children’s Day Series

d24-1

SG # 1633

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

d24-15

SG # 1634

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Gold Treasures of Panagyurishte Series

d24-19

SG # 1654

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Motivational 72Flowers Series

d24-5

SG # 1674

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

d24-6

SG # 1675

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

d24-7

SG # 1676

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

d24-8

SG # 1677

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1967

Hunting Series

Bulgaria 1682 i98

SG # 1682

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Bulgaria 1683 i98

SG # 1683

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Ancient Bulgarian Coins Series

d24-20

SG # 1690

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Economic Achievements Series

d24-10

SG # 1715

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Bulgaria 1716 i98

SG # 1716

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Death Centenary of G. Rakovski Series (revolutionary)

Bulgaria-1749-AL85

SG # 1749

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1968

Wild Flowers Series

Bulgaria-1788-AL86

SG # 1788

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Various Scenes Series

Bulgaria-1795-AL75

SG # 1795

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1796-AL75

 

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1796.1-AL75

SG # 1796

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1797-AL75

SG # 1797

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1798-AL75

SG # 1798

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1800-AL75

SG # 1800

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

80th Anniversary of Sofia Zoo Series

Bulgaria 1813 i95

SG # 1813

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria 1814 i95

SG # 1814

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Insects Series

Bulgaria-1821-AL81

SG # 1821

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1824-AL80

SG # 1824

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Srebirna Wildlife Reservation Birds Series

Bulgaria 1832 i95

SG # 1832

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Bulgaria 1833 i95

SG # 1833

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Provincial Costumes Series

Bulgaria-1838-AL83

SG # 1838

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1969

World Gymnastic Competition Series (Varna)

Bulgaria-1929-AL82

SG # 1929

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Sanatoria Series

Bulgaria-1946-AL76

SG # 1946

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1947-AL76

SG # 1947

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1948-AL76

SG # 1948

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Ocean Fisheries Series

Bulgaria 1950 i92

SG # 1950

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Bulgaria 1951 i92

SG # 1951

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Circus Series

Bulgaria-1957-AL82.1

SG # 1957

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1970

The History of Bulgaria

d25-1

SG # 1968

Used (Hinged)

 

 

World Football Cups Series (Mexico)

Bulgaria-1976-AL86

SG # 1976

Used (Hinged)

 

 

The Flowering Cacti Series

d24-17

SG # 1987

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Bulgarian Roses Series

Bulgaria-1994-AL87

SG # 1994

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-1999-AL87

SG # 1999

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Gold Treasures of Thrace Series

Bulgaria-2006-AK51

SG # 2006

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Health Resorts Series

Bulgaria-2016-AL79

SG # 2016

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Bulgaria-2017-AL79

SG # 2017

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Bulgaria-2018-AL79

SG # 2018

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Bulgaria-2019-AL79

SG # 2019

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Bulgaria-2020-AL86

SG # 2020

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Dogs Series

Bulgaria 2021 i107

SG # 2021

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Bulgaria 2022 i107

SG # 2022

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Opera Singers Series

Bulgaria-2039-AL87.1

SG # 2039

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1971

Prehistoric Animals Series

Bulgaria 2087 i107

SG # 2087

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Industrial Buildings

Bulgaria-2108-AL76

SG # 2108

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Bulgaria-2112-AL86

SG # 2112

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Winter Olympic Games Series in Sapporo, Japan

Bulgaria-2120-AL84

SG # 2120

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Paintings by Kiril Tsonev Series

Bulgaria-2128-AL87

SG # 2128

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

1972

Bulgarian Patriots Birth Centenary Series

Bulgaria-2139-AL83

SG # 2139

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Paintings in Bulgarian National Galley (2nd Series)

Bulgaria-2145-AL87

SG # 2145

Used (Hinged)

 

 

90th Birth Anniversary of Vladimir Dimitrov Series (painter)

Bulgaria-2153-AL82

SG # 2153

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

World Health Month Series

Bulgaria-2158-AL79

SG # 2158

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Father Paissi Series (monastic historian)

Bulgaria-2171-AK51

SG # 2171

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-2172-AL87.2

SG # 2172

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Olympic Games in Munich Series

Bulgaria-2177-AL87.1

SG # 2177

Used (NH)

 

 

Black Sea Resorts Series

Bulgaria-2182-AL82

SG # 2182

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Protected Flowers Series

d24-14

SG # 2200

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1973

Underwater Research in the Black Sea Series

Bulgaria-2214-AL81

SG # 2214

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Tourism Series (Air. Views of Bulgarian Towns and Cities)

Bulgaria-2250-AL81

SG # 2250

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

Fresco Portraits Series – Boyana Church

Bulgaria-2265.1-AK51

SG # 2265

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

25th Anniversary of National Art Gallery (Sofia) and 150th Birth Anniversary of Stanislav Dospevski (painter) Series

Bulgaria-2289-AL83

SG # 2289

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1974

50th Death Anniversary of Lenin Series

Bulgaria-2303-AL87.1

SG # 2303

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

25th Anniversary of Council for Mutual Economic Aid Series

Bulgaria-2312-AL83

SG # 2312

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Amateur Arts and Sports Festival Series

Bulgaria-2325-AL81

SG # 2325

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

“Mladost 74”, Youth Stamp Exhibition Series (Sofia)

Bulgaria-2326-AL86

SG # 2326

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Bulgarian History

Bulgaria-2358-AL82.1

SG # 2358

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria-2360-AL82

SG # 2360

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1975

Womens’ Regional Costumes

Bulgaria-2393-AL87

SG # 2360

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Moths Series

Bulgaria-2415-AL78

SG # 2415

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Bulgaria-2417-AL78

SG # 2417

Used (NH)

 

 

 

30th Anniversary of United Nations Organisation Series

Bulgaria-2421-AL85

SG # 2421

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

1982

Birth Centenary of Valadimir Dimitrov Series (artist)

Bulgaria-3013-AL87

SG # 3013

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

1985

Flowers Series

Bulgaria-3281-AL85

SG # 3281

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

1995

Minerals Series

Bulgaria-Year-1995-No-2-AL78

SG # 4041

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Bulgaria-Year-1995-AL78

SG # 4044

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

I was unable to find a reference to the following stamp in our SG Catalogues

Bulgaria-No-Ref-2-AL85

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

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