BULGARIA

Stamps inscribed 'Българска Пощта', 'Царство България', 'Пощта България', 'НР България', 'NR Bulgaria', or 'България', in newer times alongside 'Bulgaria'.

1879 ->

From 1879: 1 Franc = 100 Centimes
From 1881: 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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HERALDIC CATS

See footnote about postal stationary.

Shortcuts: 1879-891890-99 1900-191920-391940-491950-591960-691970-791980-891990-99 2000-09

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1879 - 1889Back to top

Item

Code

Item type Face value Remarks SC
May 1879 - Definitives I (valid until 1896)
BG18790500 ST 0_05 Stamp 0.05 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
MI 1
BG18790500 ST 0_10 Stamp 0.10 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
MI 2
BG18790500 ST 0_25 Stamp 0.25 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
MI 3
BG18790500 ST 1_00 Stamp 1.00 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
MI 5
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18790500 IMP 0_25 Imperforate stamp 0.25 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
MI 3U
1879 - Postal Stationary
BG18790000 PC 0_10 1 Pre-stamped postcard * 0.10 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium and in service CoA)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA 1891-1927
Carmine
MI P1a
IP
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18790000 PC 0_10 2 Pre-stamped postcard * 0.10 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium and in service CoA)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA 1891-1927
Pale pink
MI P1b
July 1879 - Definitives II (valid until 1896)
BG18790700 ST 0_50 Stamp 0.50 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
MI 4
1881 - Postal Stationary
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18810000 PC 0_05 Pre-stamped postcard 0.05 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium and in service CoA)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA 1891-1927
Green
MI P2
4 October 1881 - Definitives (valid until october 1882)
BG18810410 ST 0_03 Stamp 0.03 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
MI 6
BG18810410 ST 0_05 1 Stamp 0.05 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
MI 7
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18810410 ST 0_05 2 Stamp 0.05 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Yellow ccolour printed upside down
MI 7K
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18810410 ST 0_10 Stamp 0.10 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
MI 8
BG18810410 ST 0_15 Stamp 0.15 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
MI 9
BG18810410 ST 0_25 Stamp 0.25 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
MI 10
 
BG18810410 ST 0_30 Stamp 0.30 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
MI 11
 
4 December 1882 - Definitives (valid until May 1891)
BG18821204 ST 0_01 Stamp 0.01 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
MI 12
 
BG18821204 ST 0_02 Stamp 0.02 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
MI 13
 
BG18821204 ST 0_03 1 Stamp 0.03 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
MI 14
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18821204 ST 0_03 2 Stamp 0.03 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Yellow colour printed upside-down
Beware of forgeries of this stamp
MI 14K
 
BG18821204 ST 0_05 1 Stamp 0.05 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Green/greyish green
MI 15
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18821204 ST 0_05 2 Stamp 0.05 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Pink/pale reddish orange
Beware of forgeries of this stamp
MI 15F
 
BG18821204 ST 0_10 Stamp 0.10 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
MI 16
 
BG18821204 ST 0_15 Stamp 0.15 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
MI 17
 
BG18821204 ST 0_25 Stamp 0.25 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
MI 18
 
BG18821204 ST 0_30 Stamp 0.30 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
MI 19
 
BG18821204 ST 0_50 Stamp 0.50 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
MI 20
 
1884 - Postal Stationary
BG18810000 PC 0_10 Pre-stamped postcard 0.10 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium and in service CoA)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA 1891-1927
Carmine
Mint cards sold se-tenantly with
BG18810000 RPC 0_10
MI P3F
 
BG18810000 RPC 0_10 Pre-stamped reply postcard 0.10 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium and in service CoA)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA 1891-1927
Carmine
Mint cards sold se-tenantly with
BG18810000 PC 0_10
MI P3A
 

1 May 1884 - Definitives (letterpress/typo overprints)

Letterpress/typo will leave contours of the overprint on back of stamps.

BG18840501 ST 0_03 Stamp 0.03 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
BG18821204 ST 0_10
overprinted with new value in black
MI 21I
 
BG18840501 ST 0_05 Stamp 0.05 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
BG18810410 ST 0_30
overprinted with new value in red
MI 22I
 
BG18840501 ST 0_15 Stamp 0.15 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
BG18821204 ST 0_25
overprinted with new value in red
MI 23I
 
1885 - Postal Stationary
BG18850000 PC 0_05 Pre-stamped postcard 0.05 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium and in service CoA)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA 1891-1927
Title: 'ПОЩЕНСКА КАРТА'
Green
Mint cards sold se-tenantly with
BG18850000 RPC 0_05
MI P4F
 
BG18850000 RPC 0_05 Pre-stamped reply postcard 0.05 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium and in service CoA)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA 1891-1927
Title: 'ПОЩЕНСКА КАРТА'
Green
Mint cards sold se-tenantly with
BG18850000 PC 0_05
MI P4A
 

5 April 1885 - Definitives (litho. overprints)

Litho. print will NOT leave contours of the overprint on back of stamps.

If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18850405 ST 0_03 Stamp 0.03 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
BG18821204 ST 0_10
overprinted with new value in black
MI 21II
 
BG18850405 ST 0_05 1 Stamp 0.05 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
BG18810410 ST 0_30
overprinted with new value in red
MI 22IIR
 
BG18850405 ST 0_05 2 Stamp 0.05 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
BG18810410 ST 0_30
overprinted with new value in black
MI 22IIS
 
BG18850405 ST 0_15 Stamp 0.15 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
BG18821204 ST 0_25
overprinted with new value in red
MI 23II
 
BG18850405 ST 0_50 Stamp 0.50 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
BG18790500 ST 1_00
overprinted with new value in black
MI 24II
 
1886 - Postal Stationary
BG18860000 PC 0_05 1 Pre-stamped postcard 0.05

Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium and in service CoA)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA 1891-1927
Title: 'ОТВОРЕНО ПИСМО'
Grayish green
MI P5a

 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18860000 PC 0_05 2 Pre-stamped postcard 0.05 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium and in service CoA)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA 1891-1927
Title: 'ОТВОРЕНО ПИСМО'
Dark green
MI P5b
 
BG18860000 MO 0_05 1 Pre-stamped money order 0.05 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Money order valued at 1 Lev
MI G1
 

Our scan is of a specimen.

BG18860000 MO 0_05 2 Pre-stamped money order 0.05 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Money order valued at 2 Leva
MI G2
 

Our scan is of a specimen.

BG18860000 MO 0_05 3 Pre-stamped money order 0.05 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Money order valued at 5 Leva
MI G3
 

Our scan is of a specimen.

BG18860000 MO 0_10 Pre-stamped money order 0.10 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Money order valued at 10 Leva
MI G4
 

Our scan is of a specimen.

BG18860000 MO 0_20 Pre-stamped money order 0.20 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Money order valued at 20 Leva
MI G5
 
26 August 1886 - Definitives (valid until 1 October 1901)
BG18860826 ST 0_01 Stamp 0.01 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
MI 25
 
BG18860826 ST 0_02 Stamp 0.02 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
MI 26
 
1887 - Postal Stationary
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18870000 PC 0_05 Pre-stamped postcard 0.05 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium and in service CoA)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA 1891-1927
Title: 'ПОЩЕНСКА КАРТА'
Green on pale cream-coloured paper
MI P6
 
1 January 1887 - Definitives (valid until 1 October 1901)
BG18870101 ST 1_00 Stamp 1.00 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
MI 27
 
1889 - Definitives
BG18890000 ST 0_01 Stamp 0.01 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Perf. 13¼:13½
MI 28A
 
BG18890000 ST 0_02 Stamp 0.02 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Perf. 13¼:13½
MI 29A
 
BG18890000 ST 0_03 Stamp 0.03 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Perf. 13¼:13½
MI 30A
 
BG18890000 ST 0_05 1 Stamp 0.03 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Perf. 13¼:13½
Green
MI 31Aa
 
BG18890000 ST 0_05 2 Stamp 0.03 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Yellowish green
Perf. 13¼:13½
MI 31Ab
 
BG18890000 ST 0_10 Stamp 0.10 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Perf. 13¼:13½
MI 32A
 
BG18890000 ST 0_15 Stamp 0.15 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
MI 33A
 
BG18890000 ST 0_50 Stamp 0.50 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Perf. 13¼:13½
MI 36A
 

1889 - Postal Stationary

This issue was printed in large prin-runs, and there's a large variety of colour-shades in both print and paper. Mint cards printed on one side only, and also with the same card on both sides exists.

If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18890000 PC 0_05 1 Pre-stamped postcard 0.05 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium and in service CoA)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA 1891-1927
Title: 'ПОЩЕНСКА КАРТА'
Dark green on white paper
Mint cards sold se-tenantly with
BG18890000 RPC 0_05 1
MI P7aF
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18890000 RPC 0_05 1 Pre-stamped reply postcard 0.05 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium and in service CoA)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA 1891-1927
Title: 'ПОЩЕНСКА КАРТА'
Dark green on white paper
Mint cards sold se-tenantly with
BG18890000 PC 0_05 1
MI P7aA
 
BG18890000 PC 0_05 2 Pre-stamped postcard 0.05 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium and in service CoA)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA 1891-1927
Title: 'ПОЩЕНСКА КАРТА'
Light green on cream-coloured paper
Mint cards sold se-tenantly with
BG18890000 RPC 0_05 2
MI P7bF
 
BG18890000 RPC 0_05 2 Pre-stamped reply postcard 0.05 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium and in service CoA)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA 1891-1927
Title: 'ПОЩЕНСКА КАРТА'
Light green on cream-coloured paper
Mint cards sold se-tenantly with
BG18890000 PC 0_05 2
MI P7bA
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18890000 PC 0_10 1 Pre-stamped postcard 0.10 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium and in service CoA)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA 1891-1927
Title: 'ОТВОРЕНО ПИСМО'
Carmine on white paper
Sold as single postcard
MI P8a
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18890000 PC 0_10 2 Pre-stamped postcard 0.10 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium and in service CoA)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA 1891-1927
Title: 'ОТВОРЕНО ПИСМО'
Brick red on cream-coloured paper
Sold as single postcard
MI P8b
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18890000 PC 0_10 3 Pre-stamped postcard 0.10 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium and in service CoA)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA 1891-1927
Title: 'ОТВОРЕНО ПИСМО'
Carmine on white paper
Mint cards sold se-tenantly with
BG18890000 RPC 0_10 1
MI P9aF
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18890000 RPC 0_10 1 Pre-stamped reply postcard 0.10 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium and in service CoA)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA 1891-1927
Title: 'ОТВОРЕНО ПИСМО'
Carmine on white paper
Mint cards sold se-tenantly with
BG18890000 PC 0_10 3
MI P9aA
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18890000 PC 0_10 4 Pre-stamped postcard 0.10 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium and in service CoA)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA 1891-1927
Title: 'ОТВОРЕНО ПИСМО'
Brick red on cream-coloured paper
Mint cards sold se-tenantly with
BG18890000 RPC 0_10 2
MI P9bIF
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18890000 RPC 0_10 2 Pre-stamped reply postcard 0.10 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium and in service CoA)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA 1891-1927
Title: 'ОТВОРЕНО ПИСМО'
Brick red on cream-coloured paper
Mint cards sold se-tenantly with
BG18890000 PC 0_10 4
MI P9bIA
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18890000 PC 0_10 5 Pre-stamped postcard 0.10 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium and in service CoA)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA 1891-1927
Title: 'ОТВОРЕНО ПИСМО'
Brick red on cream-coloured paper
Variety of
BG18890000 PC 0_10 4
with top part of reply card printed at bottom of messge card
Mint cards sold se-tenantly with
BG18890000 RPC 0_10 2
MI P9bIIF
 

1890 - 1899Back to top

1890 - Postal Stationary
BG18900000 PC 0_05 1 Pre-stamped postcard 0.05 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
'ПОЩЕНСКА КАРТА' in serifed font/Roman type
MI P10
 
1890 - Plovdiv International Trade Fair
BG18900000 PC 0_05 2 Pre-stamped postcard 0.05 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Postcard with the Plovdiv Exhibition Buildings pictured in greyish blue behind the heading
MI P11
 
1891 - Definitives
BG18910000 ST 0_25 1 Stamp 0.25 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Light blue
Greyish-white medium thick paper, brownish gum
Perf. 13¼:13½
MI 34Aa
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18910000 ST 0_25 2 Stamp 0.25 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Dark blue
Greyish-white medium thick paper, brownish gum
Perf. 13¼:13½
MI 34Ab
 
BG18910000 ST 0_30 Stamp 0.30 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Greyish-white medium thick paper, brownish gum
Perf. 13¼:13½
MI 35A
 
BG18910000 ST 1_00 Stamp 1.00 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Greyish-white medium thick paper, brownish gum
Perf. 13¼:13½
MI 37A
 
1892 - Definitives I (reprints)
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18920000 ST 0_15 1 Stamp 0.15 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, hard paper
Perf. 10½
MI 33B
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18920000 ST 0_15 2 Stamp 0.15 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, hard paper
Perf. 11
MI 33C
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18920000 ST 0_15 3 Stamp 0.15 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, hard paper
Perf. 11½
MI 33D
 
BG18920000 ST 0_25 1 Stamp 0.25 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, hard paper
Perf. 10½
MI 34B
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18920000 ST 0_25 2 Stamp 0.25 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, hard paper
Perf. 11
MI 34C
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18920000 ST 0_25 3 Stamp 0.25 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, hard paper
Perf. 11½
MI 34D
 

26 January 1892 - Definitives II (overprint) (valid until 31 May 1892)

BG18920126 ST 0_15 Stamp 0.15 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
BG18910000 ST 0_30
overprinted with new value
MI 38
 
1893 - Definitives (reprints)
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18930000 ST 0_05 1 Stamp 0.05 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Green
Thin, hard paper
Perf. 10½
MI 31B
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18930000 ST 0_05 2 Stamp 0.05 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Green
Thin, hard paper
Perf. 11½
MI 31Da
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18930000 ST 0_05 3 Stamp 0.05 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Yellowish green
Thin, hard paper
Perf. 11½
MI 31Db
 
BG18930000 ST 0_10 Stamp 0.05 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, hard paper
Perf. 11½
MI 32D
 

1893 - Postal Stationary

BG18930000 PC 0_05 Pre-stamped postcard 0.05 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
'ПОЩЕНСКА КАРТА' in un-serifed font/grotesque type
Two address lines
MI P13
 
The letter cards exist with numerous combinations of title-lengths between 35.5 and 37.5 mm, perforations ranging from 9¼ to 12, heights from 92 to 93.5 mm, and widths from 106 to 117 mm. There are also numerous typos and mis-spellings on the backs of the letter cards. Listing all possible combinations would not be possible.
BG18930000 LC 0_05 Pre-stamped letter card 0.05 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Light green on gray paper
See remarks about varieties above
MI K1
M

Back

BG18930000 LC 0_15 Pre-stamped letter card 0.15 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Orange on light yellow paper
See remarks about varieties above
MI K2
 
1 January 1895 - Definitives (overprints) (valid until 1 February 1897)
BG18950101 ST 0_01 1 Stamp 0.01 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
BG18860826 ST 0_02
overprinted with new value ('01') in red
Beware of false overprints in black
MI 39
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18950101 ST 0_01 2 Stamp 0.01 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
BG18821204 ST 0_02
overprinted with new value ('01') in red
Beware of false overprints in black
MI 39I
 
1896 (- 1901) - Definitives (reprints)
BG18960000 ST 0_01 1 Stamp 0.01 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, yellowish paper
Perf. 12¾
MI 28E
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18960000 ST 0_01 2 Stamp 0.01 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, yellowish paper
Perf. 10¾
MI 28E
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18960000 ST 0_01 3 Stamp 0.01 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, yellowish paper
Perf. 11
MI 28E
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18960000 ST 0_01 4 Stamp 0.01 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, yellowish paper
Perf. 11½
MI 28E
 
BG18960000 ST 0_02 1 Stamp 0.02 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, yellowish paper
Perf. 12¾
MI 29E
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18960000 ST 0_02 2 Stamp 0.02 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, yellowish paper
Perf. 10¾
MI 29E
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18960000 ST 0_02 3 Stamp 0.02 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, yellowish paper
Perf. 11
MI 29E
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18960000 ST 0_02 4 Stamp 0.02 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, yellowish paper
Perf. 11½
MI 29E
 
BG18960000 ST 0_03 1 Stamp 0.03 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, yellowish paper
Perf. 12¾
MI 30E
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18960000 ST 0_03 2 Stamp 0.03 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, yellowish paper
Perf. 10¾
MI 30E
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18960000 ST 0_03 3 Stamp 0.03 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, yellowish paper
Perf. 11
MI 30E
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18960000 ST 0_03 4 Stamp 0.03 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, yellowish paper
Perf. 11½
MI 30E
 
BG18960000 ST 0_05 1 Stamp 0.05 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Green
Thin, yellowish paper
Perf. 12¾
MI 31E
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18960000 ST 0_05 2 Stamp 0.05 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, yellowish paper
Perf. 10¾
MI 31E
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18960000 ST 0_05 3 Stamp 0.05 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, yellowish paper
Perf. 11
MI 31E
 
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Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, yellowish paper
Perf. 11½
MI 31E
 
BG18960000 ST 0_10 1 Stamp 0.10 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Pink
Thin, yellowish paper
Perf. 12¾
MI 32E
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18960000 ST 0_10 2 Stamp 0.10 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Pink
Thin, yellowish paper
Perf. 10¾
MI 32E
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18960000 ST 0_10 3 Stamp 0.10 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Pink
Thin, yellowish paper
Perf. 11
MI 32E
 
BG18960000 ST 0_10 4 Stamp 0.10 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Pink
Thin, yellowish paper
Perf. 11½
MI 32E
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18960000 ST 0_10 5 Stamp 0.10 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Ochre
Thin, yellowish paper
Perf. 12¾
MI 32F
 
BG18960000 ST 0_15 1 Stamp 0.15 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, yellowish paper
Perf. 12¾
MI 33E
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18960000 ST 0_15 2 Stamp 0.15 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, yellowish paper
Perf. 10¾
MI 33E
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18960000 ST 0_15 3 Stamp 0.15 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, yellowish paper
Perf. 11
MI 33E
 
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Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, yellowish paper
Perf. 11½
MI 33E
 
BG18960000 ST 0_25 1 Stamp 0.25 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, yellowish paper
Perf. 12¾
MI 34E
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18960000 ST 0_25 2 Stamp 0.25 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, yellowish paper
Perf. 10¾
MI 34E
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18960000 ST 0_25 3 Stamp 0.25 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, yellowish paper
Perf. 11
MI 34E
 
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Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, yellowish paper
Perf. 11½
MI 34E
 
BG18960000 IMP 0_01 Imperforate stamp 0.01 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, yellowish paper
Imperforate
MI 28U
 
BG18960000 IMP 0_02 Imperforate stamp 0.02 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, yellowish paper
Imperforate
MI 29U
 
BG18960000 IMP 0_03 Imperforate stamp 0.03 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, yellowish paper
Imperforate
MI 30U
 
BG18960000 IMP 0_05 Imperforate stamp 0.05 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, yellowish paper
Imperforate
MI 31U
 
BG18960000 IMP 0_10 Imperforate stamp 0.10 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Pink
Thin, yellowish paper
Imperforate
MI 32U
 
BG18960000 IMP 0_15 Imperforate stamp 0.15 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, yellowish paper
Imperforate
MI 33U
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18960000 IMP 0_25 Imperforate stamp 0.25 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Thin, yellowish paper
Imperforate
MI 34U
 

2 February 1896 - Baptism (Canversion) of Prince Boris

BG18960202 ST 0_01 Stamp 0.01 Heraldic Lion
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA 1891-1927
MI 40
 
BG18960202 ST 0_05 Stamp 0.05 Heraldic Lion
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA 1891-1927
MI 41
 
BG18960202 ST 0_15 1 Stamp 0.15 Heraldic Lion
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA 1891-1927
Straight top on number 5
MI 42I
 
BG18960202 ST 0_15 2 Stamp 0.15 Heraldic Lion
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA 1891-1927
Curled top on number 5
MI 42II
 
BG18960202 ST 0_25 Stamp 0.25 Heraldic Lion
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA 1891-1927
MI 43
 

Notes on the pre-stamped postcards:

Two types exists of the prince's pivture.
Type I: End of the left hand shoulder bow is narrow and placed 2-2½ mm's distance away from the face.
Type II:
End of the left hand shoulder bow is broader and placed 1 mm's distance away from the face.

5 stotinki cards with black or brown picture, as well as 10-stotinki cards without picture are proofs that were never issued by the post office, and were not valid for postage.

BG18960202 PC 0_05 1 Pre-stamped postcard 0.05 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Blue picture on deep yellow paper
Length of third header line: 48.5 mm
MI P13aA
 
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Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Blue picture on deep yellow paper
Length of third header line: 51.5 mm
MI P13aB
 
BG18960202 PC 0_05 3 Pre-stamped postcard 0.05 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Red/pink picture on deep yellow paper
Length of third header line: 48.5 mm
MI P13bA
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18960202 PC 0_05 4 Pre-stamped postcard 0.05 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Red/pink picture on deep yellow paper
Length of third header line: 51.5 mm
MI P13bB
 
BG18960202 PC 0_05 5 Pre-stamped postcard 0.05 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Blue picture - Type I - on cream-coloured paper
Length of third header line: 48.5 mm
MI P15aAI
 
BG18960202 PC 0_05 6 Pre-stamped postcard 0.05 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Blue picture - Type II - on cream-coloured paper
Length of third header line: 48.5 mm
MI P15aAII
 
BG18960202 PC 0_05 7 Pre-stamped postcard 0.05 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Blue picture - Type I - on cream-coloured paper
Length of third header line: 51.5 mm
MI P15aBI
M
BG18960202 PC 0_05 8 Pre-stamped postcard 0.05 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Blue picture - Type II - on cream-coloured paper
Length of third header line: 51.5 mm
MI P15aBII
 
BG18960202 PC 0_05 9 Pre-stamped postcard 0.05 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Red/pink picture - Type I - on cream-coloured paper
Length of third header line: 48.5 mm
MI P15bAI
 
BG18960202 PC 0_05 10 Pre-stamped postcard 0.05 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Red/pink picture - Type II - on cream-coloured paper
Length of third header line: 48.5 mm
MI P15bAII
M
BG18960202 PC 0_05 11 Pre-stamped postcard 0.05 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Red/pink picture - Type I - on cream-coloured paper
Length of third header line: 51.5 mm
MI P15bBI
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18960202 PC 0_05 12 Pre-stamped postcard 0.05 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Red/pink picture - Type II - on cream-coloured paper
Length of third header line: 51.5 mm
MI P15bBII
 
BG18960202 PC 0_10 1 Pre-stamped postcard 0.10 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Brown picture on deep yellow paper
MI P14
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18960202 PC 0_10 2 Pre-stamped postcard 0.10 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Lilac picture - Type I - on cream-coloured paper
MI P16I
 
BG18960202 PC 0_10 3 Pre-stamped postcard 0.10 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Lilac picture - Type II - on cream-coloured paper
MI P16II
 

30 April 1896 - Definitives

Valid until 1 October 1901

BG18960430 ST 2_00 1 Stamp 2.00 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Perf. 12¾
MI 44A
 
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Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Perf. 11½
MI 44B
 
BG18960430 ST 3_00 1 Stamp 3.00 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Perf. 12¾
MI 44A
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18960430 ST 3_00 2 Stamp 3.00 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Perf. 11½
MI 44B
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18960430 IMP 2_00 1 Impeforate stamp 2.00 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
MI 44U
 
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Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
MI 45U
 

1898 - Postal Stationary

If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18980000 PC 0_05 Pre-stamped postcard 0.05 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
'ПОЩЕНСКА КАРТА' in un-serifed font/grotesque type
Four address lines
MI P17
 
The letter cards exist with numerous combinations of width between 139 and 145 mm, and heights between 83 and
90 mm.
Listing all possible combinations would not be possible.
BG18980000 LC 0_05 Pre-stamped letter card 0.05 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Light green
See remarks about varieties above
MI K3
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG18980000 LC 0_15 Pre-stamped letter card 0.15 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
orange
See remarks about varieties above
MI K4
 

1900 - 1919Back to top

24 March 1901 - Definitives (overprints) (valid until 1 October 1901)
BG19010324 ST 0_05 1 Stamp 0.05
(on 0.03)
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
BG18960000 ST 0_03 3
Perf. 11
MI 46
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG19010324 ST 0_05 2 Stamp 0.05
(on 0.03)
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
BG18890000 ST 0_03
Perf. 13¼:13½
MI 46F
 
BG19010324 ST 0_10 Stamp 0.10
(on 0.50)
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
BG18890000 ST 0_50
Perf. 13¼:13½
MI 47
 
3 July 1909 - Definitives (overprints) I (valid until 31 December 1911)
BG19090703 ST 0_01 Stamp 0.01 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
BG18890000 ST 0_01
overprinted '1909' in black
MI 71
M
BG19090703 ST 0_05 Stamp 0.05
(on 0.30)
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
BG18910000 ST 0_30
overprinted '1909' and new value in black
MI 73
M
BG19090703 ST 0_10 Stamp 0.10
(on 0.15)
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
BG18890000 ST 0_15
overprinted '1909' and new value in black
MI 74
M
30 August 1909 - Definitives (overprints) II (valid until 31 December 1911)
BG19090830 ST 0_05 Stamp 0.05 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
BG18890000 ST 0_05 1
overprinted '1909' in black
MI 72
M
25 September 1909 - Definitives (overprints) II (valid until 31 December 1911)
BG19090925 ST 0_10 Stamp 0.10
(on 0.50)
Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
BG18890000 ST 0_50
overprinted '1909' and new value in red
MI 75
M
14 February 1911 - Definitives (valid until 31 December 1918)
BG19110214 ST 0_01 Stamp 0.01 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
CoA of the Assen Dynasty
MI 78
 
BG19110214 ST 0_15 Stamp 0.15 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
MI 83
 
BG19110214 ST 0_25 Stamp 0.25 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
Bulgarian CoA
With engraver's mark
MI 84
 
BG19110214 ST 0_30 Stamp 0.30 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
Bulgarian CoA
MI 85
 
BG19110214 ST 0_50 1 Stamp 0.50 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
Bulgarian CoA
MI 86
 
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Crowned Lion Rampant
Bulgarian CoA
Central picture upside-down
MI 86K
 
BG19110214 ST 1_00 Stamp 1.00 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
Bulgarian CoA
Two Lions Passant
Perf. 12, picture width 19 mm
MI 87I
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG19110214 IMP 0_01 Imperforate stamp 0.01 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
CoA of the Assen Dynasty
MI 78U
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. BG19110214 IMP 0_15 Imperforate stamp 0.15 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
MI 83U
 
BG19110214 IMP 1_00 Imperforate stamp 1.00 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
Bulgarian CoA
Two Lions Passant
picture width 19 mm
MI 87U
 

2 August 1912 - Silver Jubilee of Zar Ferdinand I (valid until 31 August 1912)

The pre-stamped postcards of this issue are also listed under Wild Cats.

BG19120802 ST 0_05 1 Stamp 0.05 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
Bulgarian CoA
Dark olive
MI 90
 
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Crowned Lion Rampant
Bulgarian CoA
Light green
MI 90F
 
BG19120802 ST 0_10 Stamp 0.10 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
Bulgarian CoA
MI 91
 
BG19120802 ST 0_25 Stamp 0.25 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
Bulgarian CoA
MI 92
 


Address side

This item is also listed under Wild Cats.

BG19120802 PC 0_05 Pre-stamped postcard 0.05 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium and on picture side
Crowned Lion Rampant
Bulgarian CoA
Four Lions Rampant on Picture side
Two lion shaped feet of throne
MI P30
M


Address side

This item is also listed under Wild Cats.

BG19120802 PC 0_10 Pre-stamped postcard 0.10 Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium and on picture side
Crowned Lion Rampant
Bulgarian CoA
Four Lions Rampant on Picture side
Two lion shaped feet of throne
MI P31
 
6 August 1913 - End of the Balkan War (overprints)
BG19130806 ST 0_01 Stamp 0.01 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
CoA of the Assen Dynasty
BG19110214 ST 0_01
overprinted 'ОСВОБ. ВОЙНА 1912-1913' in red
MI 93
 
BG19130806 ST 0_15 Stamp 0.15 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
BG19110214 ST 0_15
overprinted 'ОСВОБ. ВОЙНА 1912-1913' in grey
MI 98
 
BG19130806 ST 0_25 Stamp 0.25 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
Bulgarian CoA
BG19110214 ST 0_25
overprinted 'ОСВОБ. ВОЙНА 1912-1913' in red
MI 99
 
1915 - Definitives
  BG19150000 ST 1_00 Stamp 1.00 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
Bulgarian CoA
Two Lions Passant
Perf. 11½, picture width 20 mm
Same design as
BG19110214 ST 1_00
MI 87II
 
6 July 1915 - Definitive (overprint)
BG19150706 ST 0_10 Stamp 0.10
(on 0.25)
Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
Bulgarian CoA
BG19110214 ST 0_25
overprinted with new value in red
MI 100
 
7 November 1915 - Definitives (new colours) (valid until 31 December 1919)
BG19151107 ST 0_01 Stamp 0.01 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
CoA of the Assen Dynasty
MI 101
 
BG19151107 ST 0_15 Stamp 0.15 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
MI 104
 
BG19151107 ST 0_25 Stamp 0.25 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
Bulgarian CoA
No engraver's mark
MI 105
ILS
BG19151107 ST 0_30 1 Stamp 0.30 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
Bulgarian CoA
MI 106
 
  BG19151107 ST 0_30 2 Stamp 0.30 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
Bulgarian CoA
Imperforate left
MI 106Ul
 
BG19151107 IMP 0_01 Imperforate stamp 0.01 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
CoA of the Assen Dynasty
MI 101U
 
  BG19151107 IMP 0_15 Imperforate stamp 0.15 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
MI 104U
 
BG19151107 IMP 0_25 Imperforate stamp 0.25 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
Bulgarian CoA
MI 105U
 
  BG19151107 IMP 0_30 Imperforate stamp 0.30 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
Bulgarian CoA
MI 106U
 
9 March 1916 - Postcard Charity Stamps for the Red Cross (overprint)
BG19160309 ST 0_03 1 Stamp 0.03
(on 0.01)
Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
BG18890000 ST 0_01 (?)
overprinted with new value in green
MI 107
 
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(on 0.01)
Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
BG18890000 ST 0_01 (?)
overprinted with new value in red
Test-print released in small numbers by error (?)
MI 107F
 
14 July 1917 - Occupation of Macedonia (I) (valid until 31 December 1919)
  BG19170714 ST 0_05 Stamp 0.05 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
MI 112
 
  BG19170714 ST 0_30 Stamp 0.30 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
Bulgarian CoA
MI 115
 
  BG19170714 ST 3_00 Stamp 3.00 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
Bulgarian CoA
MI 118
 
  BG19170714 IMP 0_05 Imperforate stamp 0.05 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
MI 112U
 
  BG19170714 IMP 0_30 Imperforate stamp 0.30 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
Bulgarian CoA
MI 115U
 
  BG19170714 IMP 3_00 Imperforate stamp 3.00 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
Bulgarian CoA
MI 118U
 
1 January 1918 - Occupation of Macedonia (II) (valid until 31 December 1919)
BG19180101 ST 0_01 2 Stamp 0.01 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
Bulgarian CoA
MI 120
 
           
           
           
           
           
           

1920 - 1929Back to top

           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           

1930 - 1939Back to top

26 August 1934 - Shipka Pass Monument (I) This item also shows a Lion
BG19340826 ST 2_00 Stamp 2.00 Heraldic Lion
Wild Cat Art
Shipka Pass Monument (1929-1934)
Sculptor Aleksandar Andreev, architect Atanas Donkov
Pale red
Same design as
BG19340921 ST 2_00
MI 261
21 September 1934 - Shipka Pass Monument (II) This item also shows a Lion
BG19340921 ST 2_00 Stamp 2.00 Heraldic Lion
Wild Cat Art
Shipka Pass Monument (1929-1934)
Sculptor Aleksandar Andreev, architect Atanas Donkov
Dull orange
Same design as
BG19340826 ST 2_00
MI 267

1940 - 1949Back to top

           
           

1950 - 1959Back to top

           
           

1960 - 1969Back to top

           
           

1970 - 1979Back to top

4-12 September 1976 - Tri-City Philatelic Exhibition Veliko-Tarnovo - Kraków - Poltava

On cover

BG19760904_12 PMK 5000 Souvenir postmark/ handstamped cachet - Herladic Lion
Two Lions Passant
Lion Passant Guardant
Veliko-Tarnovo CoA
"Международна Филателна Изложба - В. Търново - Краков - Полтава"
Used alongside exhibition commemorative postmarks and/or ordinary postmarks in
Veliko-Tarnovo / Велико Търново
We are uncertain whether the Bulgarian Post also used the same cachet in Krakow (Poland) and Poltava (Soviettrftyg Union)
4 - 12 September 1976
CC
           
           

1980 - 1989Back to top

9 January 1981 - Medallists from the Moscow Olympics
BG19810109 ST 0_50 Stamp 0.50 Heraldic Lion
Lion rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Stamp from
BG19810109 MS 0_50
MI 2961
 
BG19810109 MS 0_50 Miniature sheet 0.50 Heraldic Lion (in stamp)
Lion rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Single-stamp MS with
BG19810109 ST 0_50
MI B109
 
10 August 1981 - 1300th Anniversary of the First Bulgarian State
BG19810810 MS 0_50 Miniature sheet 0.50 Heraldic lion (on selvedge)
Bulgarian CoA 1971-90
Lion (on stamp)
Wild Cat Art
Lion bas-relief at Stara Zagora, 10th c.
Single-stamp MS with
BG19810810 ST 0_50
MI B114
 

1990 - 1999Back to top

31 July 1991 - 13th International Chess Tournament in Teteven

PSE back
Used as FDC

BG19910731 PSE 0_30 Pre-stamped envelope * 0.30
(0.05
+ 0.25)
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium and cachet)
Lion rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Teteven CoA
MI U1234
FDC

BG19910731_0830 PMK 5700 Commemorative postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion rampant
Teteven CoA
"XIII Международен Шахматен Фестивл"
5700 Тетевен (Teteven)
31 July - 30 August 1991
FDC/
CC

1992 Exotic Predators

This item is also listed under Wild Cats

BG19921218 PSE 0_05
PSE back
Used as FDC
Pre-stamped envelope * 0.05
(sold at 0.06)
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Lion (in cachet)
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.
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 Wild Cats
MI U1282.01

19 February 1993 - Centenary of the Vasil Levsky Cultural Society

BG19930219 PMK 1000 Commemorative postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion Rampant
Seal of the Bulgarian Revolutionary Central Committee
"Васил Левски 1893-1993 -
Български революционен централенъ комитетъ"
1000 София / Sofia
19 February 1993
CC
1999 Pre-stamped postcard BG19991005 PC 0_09 Pre-stamped postcard * 0.09
(sold at 0.12)
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA
No cachet
MI P187

2000 - 2009Back to top

2000 - Bulgarian Olympic Committee Meter Frank This item is also listed under Heraldic Cats

Our scan is of a test print

BG2000 MF BGOC 1000 Meter frank ** - Heraldic Lion
Stylized Lion Head
Bugarian Olympic Commettee Logo
Lion Rampant
Bulgarian Post logo (in franking imprint)
"Sydney 2000 - 15 September - 01 October - Български олимпийски комитет"
1000 София / Sofia, BOC
Earliest use reported:
22 August 2000
Latest use reported:
22 August 2000
If you know more about the dates of use for this item, please let us know.
TP
23 May 2000 - 24th May - Day of Bulgarian Education, Culture, and Slavic Script
BG20000523 PC 0_09 Pre-stamped postcard * 0.09
(sold at 0.17)
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA
"24 Май....." in cachet
MI P188
26 August 2000 - All Bulgarian Meet
  BG20000826 PC 0_09 Pre-stamped postcard * 0.09
(sold at 0.27)
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA
Stylized Christmas tree and 2 birds in cachet
MI P189
15 September 2000 - Children's Drawings - Holy Characters
  BG20000915 PC 0_09 1 Pre-stamped postcard * 0.09
(sold at 0.28)
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA
The Birth of Christ in cachet
MI P190.01
  BG20000915 PC 0_09 2 Pre-stamped postcard * 0.09
(sold at 0.28)
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA
Mary and the Child Jesus in cachet
MI P190.02
  BG20000915 PC 0_09 3 Pre-stamped postcard * 0.09
(sold at 0.28)
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA
St George in cachet
MI P190.03
  BG20000915 PC 0_09 4 Pre-stamped postcard * 0.09
(sold at 0.28)
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA
St Cyril and St Methodius in cachet
MI P190.04
11 May 2001 - Centenary of the Hymn to Slavic Script and Culture
BG20010511 PC 0_11 Pre-stamped postcard * 0.11
(sold at 0.29)
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA
Notes in cachet
MI P191
17 May 2001 - 125th Anniversary of the Death of Hristo Botev
  BG20010517 PC 0_11 Pre-stamped postcard * 0.11
(sold at 0.29)
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA
Portrait of Botev in cachet
MI P192
4 June 2001 - Belgica 2001
BG20010604 PC 0_11 Pre-stamped postcard * 0.11
(sold at 0.29)
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA
European Flags in cachet
MI P193
BG20010604 PMK 1000 Commemorative postmark -

Heraldic Lion
Lion Rampant
"Световна Филателиа Изложба - Belgica 2001"
1000 Софиа (Sofia)
4 June 2001
This postmark is frequently seen as FDP on
BG20010604 PC 0_11,
but could be used with any stamps.

18 October 2001 - SOS Children's Villages I
  BG2001018 PC 0_12 1 Pre-stamped postcard * 0.12
(sold at 0.45)
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA
Greyish blue stamp indicium
Girl between two flowers in cachet
MI P194.01
 
  BG2001018 PC 0_12 2 Pre-stamped postcard * 0.12
(sold at 0.45)
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA
Greyish blue stamp indicium
Dog in cachet
MI P194.02
  BG2001018 PC 0_12 3 Pre-stamped postcard * 0.12
(sold at 0.45)
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA
Greyish blue stamp indicium
Pillows in cachet
MI P194.03
  BG2001018 PC 0_12 4 Pre-stamped postcard * 0.12
(sold at 0.45)
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA
Greyish blue stamp indicium
House and trees in cachet
MI P194.04
21 November 2001 - SOS Children's Villages II
BG20011121 PC 0_12 1 Pre-stamped postcard * 0.12
(sold at 0.18)
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA
Brown stamp indicium
Girl between two flowers in cachet
MI P195.01
IP/
FDC
  BG20011121 PC 0_12 2 Pre-stamped postcard * 0.12
(sold at 0.18)
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA
Brown stamp indicium
Dog in cachet
MI P195.02
  BG20011121 PC 0_12 3 Pre-stamped postcard * 0.12
(sold at 0.18)
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA
Brown stamp indicium
Pillows in cachet
MI P195.03
  BG20011121 PC 0_12 4 Pre-stamped postcard * 0.12
(sold at 0.18)
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Greater Bulgarian CoA
Brown stamp indicium
House and trees in cachet
MI P195.04
9 April 2005 - International Year of Physics
BG20050409 PC 0_30 Pre-stamped postcard * 0.30
(sold at 0.53)
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Crowned Lion Rampant
From Bulgarian CoA
Albert Einstein in cachet
MI P219

2010 - 2019Back to top

8 June 2012 - UEFA European Footbal Championship
BG20120608 MS 1_00 Miniature sheet 1.00 Heraldic Lion (on selvedge)
Flags of Croatia and Spain
MI B358
16 April 2013 - Centenary of the Victory in the Balkan Wars (valid until 28 February 2017)
BG20130416 MS 3_30 Miniature sheet 3.30
(2 x 0.65
+ 2 x 1.00)
Heraldic Lion (on selvedge)
Two Crowned Lion Rampant Supporters
Crowned Lion Rampant
Gretaer Bulgarian CoA
MI B369

2020 ->Back to top

24 June 2020 - Coats of Arms This issue is also listed under Mythic Cats
BG20200624 ST 2_30 1 Stamp 2.30 Heraldic Merlion
Burgas CoA
Stamp from
BG20200624 MS 4_60
MI 5468
BG20200624 MS 4_60 Miniature sheet 4.60
(2 x 2.30)
Heraldic Merlion
Burgas CoA
2-stamp MS with
BG20200624 ST 2_30 1
and another stamp
MI B497
BG20200624 MISC SOUV LB Souvenir label - Heraldic Merlion
Burgas CoA
Imperforate souvenir label from
BG20200624 MISC SOUV MS
with same design as
BG20200624 ST 2_30 1
without franking value
BG20200624 MISC SOUV MS Souvenir miniature sheet - Heraldic Merlion
Burgas CoA
Souvenir miniature sheet with same design as
BG20200624 MS 4_60
without franking value
1 Decemeber 2020 - 140 Years of Bulgarian Lev and 135 Years of Bulgarian Banknotes
BG20201201 ST 1_00 1 Stamp 1.00 Heraldic Lion
Two Crowned Lions Rampant
Gummed stamp from
BG20201201 MS 1_00 1
MI XXX
BG20201201 ST 1_00 2 Stamp 1.00 Heraldic Lion
Two Crowned Lions Rampant
Ungummed stamp with UV fibers from
BG20201201 MS 1_00 2
MI XXX
BG20201201 MS 1_00 1 Miniature sheet 1.00 Heraldic Lion (on stamp)
Two Crowned Lions Rampant
Ordinary gummed paper (numbered from 1801 to 3600)
Single-stamp MS with
BG20201201 ST 1_00 1
MI BXXX
BG20201201 MS 1_00 2 Miniature sheet 1.00 Heraldic Lion (on stamp)
Two Crowned Lions Rampant
Ungummed paper with UV fibers (numbered from 0001 to 1800)
Single-stamp MS with
BG20201201 ST 1_00 2
MI BXXX

Compiled by Geir Arveng with additional information from Greg Balagian, Nahum Shereshevsky, Marci Jarvis, Elisabeth
Hallsjö, and the Stamps of Bulgaria webiste.
Latest update:
28 May, 2021

* Most modern postal stationary from Bulgaria shows the Bulgarian Post Logo with its Lion Rampant. Including all such items would make this a general listing of Bulgarian postal stationary, and we do not see that as within our scope. We thus list only items where the heraldic cat is in the stamp indicium or part of the cachet design.

(Should you, however, wish to make a list of all items showing the logo, we'll gladly publish it or link to it......)

 

** Most modern meter franks from Bulgaria shows the Bulgarian Post Logo with its Lion Rampant in the franking imprint. Including all such items would make this a general listing of Bulgarian meter franks, and we do not see that as within our scope. We thus list only items where the heraldic cat is in the advertising/slogan part of meter frank.

(Should you, however, wish to make a list of all items showing the logo, we'll gladly publish it or link to it......)