Tajikistan

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Tajikistan, officially the Republic of Tajikistan is a mountainous, landlocked country in Central Asia with an estimated 8 million people in 2013, and an area of 143,100 km2.  Traditional homelands of Tajik people included present-day Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.  The territory that now constitutes Tajikistan was previously home to several ancient cultures, including the city of Sarazm of the Neolithic and the Bronze Age, and was later home to kingdoms ruled by people of different faiths and cultures, including the Oxus civilisation, Andronovo culture, Buddhism, Nestorian Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism and Islam.
The area has been ruled by numerous empires and dynasties, including  Russian Empire and Soviet Union. As a result of the break-up of the Soviet Union, Tajikistan became an independent nation in 1991. A civil war was fought almost immediately after independence, lasting from 1992 to 1997. Since the end of the war, newly established political stability and foreign aid have allowed the country's economy to grow.  Tajikistan is a presidential republic consisting of four provinces. Most of Tajikistan's 8 million people belong to the Tajik ethnic group, who speak Tajik (a dialect of Persian). Many Tajiks also speak Russian as their second language. Mountains cover more than 90% of the country. It has a transition economy that is highly dependent on remittances, aluminium and cotton production.
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The first stamps of Tajikistan were issued on 20 May 1992. Before then, Tajikistan used stamps of the Soviet Union. In 1992 and 1993 the Tajikistan Post Office resorted to overprinting stamps of the Soviet Union as supplies of the new Tajik stamps ran low.
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08.09.1994  Prehistoric animals." [1] [2]
Dinosaurs on stamps of Tajikistan 1994


Notes:

[1] Initially these stamps are designed by a  German company for Turkmenistan, but  the order was canceled on the last minute.  See some proofs on the right side. T├╝rkmenistan (German name of the country) is on the bottom- left side of  the proof.
After these stamps accepted by Tajikistan,  country name and all text on the stamps are adjusted by the design company. Design of at least one stamp is slightly changed
Anatosaurus (thord stamp on the first row) is rotated.

Three stamps of the set have design error:
Tyrannosaurus  (first stamp on the first row) has four  fingers, instead of  two.
The second "Tyrannosaurus" (the second stamp on the last row) is actually Polacanthus: plant-eating ankylosaurian dinosaur from the early Cretaceous period of England.
The Triceratops is Anchiceratops  
(Reference: StampedOut)

 [2]  Issued in common sheet of 8 stamps a 1 label of Pinacosaurus (genus of medium-sized ankylosaur dinosaurs) in the middle  and separate 8 sheets.


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