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Lot #2658
IRAN Soviet Republic of Persia
1945 Azerbaijan Soviet Puppet Government Issue, two complete sets of 16, including 3 Rials green (key value), mostly in pairs, all handstamped in Persian characters ("Azerbaijan National Government Dec. 12, 1945") ("Azerbaijan Melli Hokoomati 21 Azar 1324") by Communist group supported by the Soviet Army, with or without gum, couple of minor creases, signed M.Sadri, with certificate for pair of 3r (key value). A rare set, see note in Scott following No.909 (also called "The Azerbaijanis People's Government", it lasted only one year and was overthrown when the central army, with the Soviet Union and other great powers' blessing, invaded in December 1946)

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