BULGARIA

Stamps inscribed 'Bulgaria' and/or 'България'

1879 ->

From 1879: 1 Lev = 100 Stotinki
From 1952: 1 (New) Lev = 100 Stotinki (= 100 old Leva)
From 1962: 1 Lev (BGL) = 100 Stotinki (= 10 new Leva)
From 1999: 1 Lev (BGN) = 100 Stotinki (= 1000 BGL)
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WILD CATS

Issue Item code Item type
Face value
Remarks SC
1934 Shipka Pass Monument (I) BG19340826 ST 2 Stamp 2 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Shipka Pass Monument (1929-1934)
Sculptor Aleksandar Andreev, architect Atanas Donkov
Pale red
Same design as
BG19340921 ST 2
This item also shows a Heraldic Lion
MI 261
BG19340826 ST 4 Stamp 4 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Shipka Pass Monument (1929-1934)
Sculptor Aleksandar Andreev, architect Atanas Donkov
Dark Carmine
Same design as
BG19340921 ST 4
MI 263
BG19340826 ST 16 Stamp 16 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Shipka Pass Monument (1929-1934)
Sculptor Aleksandar Andreev, architect Atanas Donkov
Purple
Same design as
BG19340921 ST 16
MI 265
1934 Shipka Pass Monument (II) BG19340921 ST 2 Stamp 2 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Shipka Pass Monument (1929-1934)
Sculptor Aleksandar Andreev, architect Atanas Donkov
Dull orange
Same design as
BG19340826 ST 2
This item also shows a Heraldic Lion
MI 267
BG19340921 ST 4 Stamp 4 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Shipka Pass Monument (1929-1934)
Sculptor Aleksandar Andreev, architect Atanas Donkov
Rose
Same design as
BG19340826 ST 4
MI 269
BG19340921 ST 16 Stamp 16 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Shipka Pass Monument (1929-1934)
Sculptor Aleksandar Andreev, architect Atanas Donkov
Yellowish brown
Same design as
BG19340826 ST 16
MI 271
1955 Pre-stamped Envelopes: Sights and Monuments BG19550000 PSE 0_20 12 Pre-stamped envelope 0.20 Lion (in cachet)
Wild Cat Art
Lion Statue
Levsky Monument in Levskigrad (currently Kàrlovo)
MI U9c
1964 2500 Years of Bulgarian Art BG1964314 ST 0_10 Stamp 0.10 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Bas-relief.
'Horseman Spearing a Lion', Madara. 8th c.
MI 1438
BG1964314 IMP 0_10 Imperforate stamp 0.10 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Bas-relief.
'Horseman Spearing a Lion', Madara. 8th c.
MI 1438U
1966 Sofia Zoo BG19660523 ST 0_02 Stamp 0.02 Tiger
MI 1619
  BG19660523 ST 0_08 Stamp 0.08 Lion
MI 1623
1978 Centenary of the Liberation from the Turks BG19780303 ST 0_50 Stamp 0.50 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Shipka Pass Monument (1929-1934)
Sculptor Aleksandar Andreev, architect Atanas Donkov
Stamp from
BG19780303 MS 0_50
MI 2666
  BG19780303 MS 0_50 Miniature sheet 0.50 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Shipka Pass Monument (1929-1934)
Sculptor Aleksandar Andreev, architect Atanas Donkov
Single-stamp MS with
BG19780303 ST 0_50
MI B75
1981 1300th Anniversary of the First Bulgarian State BG19810810 ST 0_05 1 Stamp 0.05 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Bas-relief.
'Horseman Spearing a Lion', Madara. 8th c.
MI 3022
  BG19810810 ST 0_50 Stamp 0.50 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Lion bas-relief at Stara Zagora, 10th c.
Stamp from
BG19810810 MS 0_50
MI 3036
 
This item is also listed under Heraldic Cats BG19810810 MS 0_50 Miniature sheet 0.50 Lion (on stamp)
Heraldic lion (on selvedge)
Wild Cat Art
Lion bas-relief at Stara Zagora, 10th c.
Single-stamp MS with
BG19810810 ST 0_50
MI B114
 
1992 GRANADA '92 International Philatelic Exhibition BG19920423 SH 1_86 Sheetlet 1.86 Lion (on one label)
Wild Cat Art
Lion Sculptures
Lion Fountain at the Alhambra in Granada
MI KB3981
M
BG19920423 LB 3 Stamp-sized label from sheetlet - Lion
Wild Cat Art
Lion Sculptures
Lion Fountain at the Alhambra in Granada
MI 3981 Zf 3
1992 Exotic Predators BG19921218 ST 0_50 1 Stamp 0.50 Leopard
MI 4020
BG19921218 ST 0_50 2 Stamp 0.50 Cheetah
MI 4021
BG19921218 ST 1_00 Stamp 1.00 Jaguar
MI 4022
BG19921218 ST 2_00 1 Stamp 2.00 Puma
MI 4023
BG19921218 ST 2_00 2 Stamp 2.00 Tiger
MI 4024
BG19921218 ST 3_00 Stamp 3.00 Lion
MI 4025
FDC
MC
BG19921218 PSE 0_05
PSE back
Used as FDC
Pre-stamped envelope 0.05
(sold at 0.06)
Lion (in cachet)
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
WWF logo and text:
"Редки Хищни Бозайници" ("Rare Carnivores")
We are not certain about the official status of this envelope. It might be a private cachet printed on a base envelope issued in 1990. Correct postage for 1992 would have been 1.00.
We have seen several examples of it being used as FDC for this stamp issue.
This item is also listed under Heraldic Cats
MI U1148 (personalized?)
FDC
BG19921218 PSE 1_00 7
PSE back
Pre-stamped envelope 1.00
(0.95
+0.05)
Leopard (in cachet)
Heraldic Lion (in one stamp indicium)
This item is also listed under Heraldic Cats
MI U1282.01
BG19921218 FDP 1000 First Day Postmark - Lion
"Екэотични Хищници"
("Exotic Predators")
1000 София / Sofia
18 December 1992
1993 Centenary of the Vasil Levsky Cultural Society BG19930219 PMK 1000 Commemorative postmark - Lion
Seal of the Bulgarian Revolutionary Central Committee
"Васил Левски 1893-1993 -
Български революционен централенъ комитетъ"
1000 София / Sofia
19 February 1993
CC
1997 Historical Sights BG19970502 ST 500 Stamp 500 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Bas-relief.
'Horseman Spearing a Lion', Madara. 8th c.
MI 4281
1998 FIFA World Cup in France BG19980610 ST 60 Stamp 60 Lion
MI 4343
ILM
BG19980610 ST 80 Stamp 80 Lion
MI 4344
BG19980610 ST 120 1 Stamp 120 Lion (with football players)
Stamp from ordinary sheets
MI 4345
BG19980610 ST 120 2 Stamp 120 Lion (with football)
Stamp from MS
MI 4347
BG19980610 ST 600 Stamp 600 Lion
MI 4346
BG19980610 MS 120 Miniature sheet 120 Lion (on stamp and selvedge)
Single-stamp MS
MI B235
2008 10th Anniversary of Sofia Zoo BG20080514 ST 1_00 Stamp 1.00 Eurasian Lynx
MI 4856A

2016 Trapezitsa Museum

Joint issue with Azerbaijan

BG20160922 MS 1_50 Miniature sheet 1.50 Lion (on selvedge)
Wild Cat Art
Lion Statue at Trapezitsa Museum in Veliko Tarnovo
MI B419

Compiled by Geir Arveng with additional information from Greg Balagian, Nahum Shereshevsky, D.G.Naryshkin, and
Marci Jarvis.
Latest update:
22 January, 2017