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Starting with several covers “Overland Mail Baghdad Haifa” including registered mail, several types of cachets and labels, also very attractive early period frankings, uprated used early postal stationeries. Extremely scarce Turkey 1914 letter card reponse part from Bagdad to Basra with postage due and “Overland Mail” cds. Provisional registration labels with scarce types, early Specimen, revenues and British Occupation issues, documents with revenues, Children’s Welfare Ass. covers and imperf blocks, extremely scarce 1933 Zeppelin cover mixed with German Reich to Brazil, commercial imprint covers with Armenian and Judaica thematic, many different red crescent issues. 1934 issue King Ghasi I. unissued set of 15 values and same set with red overprint "SPECIMEN", 1941 unissued value Lion of Babylon of 10 F. in 15 die proofs in different colors, 1941 unissued value Star of 75 F. in 14 die proofs in different colors, 1941 unissued value Mosque of 30 F. and 200 F. in 15 die proofs in different colors, 1941 unissued value Samara Great Mosque of 30 F. black die proofs, later issues with unique artist scetches. 1919 "Iraq in British Occupation" on Turkey set of 14 values in mint blocks of four. Scarce early revenue stamps in complete sheets.
An excellent exhibition collection “OTTOMAN POSTAL HISTORY IN IRAQ 1840-1918” including registered letter with all Arabic “TELGRAF VE POSTAHANE-I AMARA 301” to Istanbul, all Arabic cancellation “POSTAHANE-I BAGDAD” on two registered covers with 2 pia. rate 1883 and 4 pia. rate 1890, boxed type “BAGDAD 81” on Duloz cover with ten postage due 1 pia. stamps, “BAGDAD TURQUIE” cds. on registered cover, “BAGDAD” oval type bilingual on registered cover to Istanbul 1901, “BAKOUBA” cds. on registered cover 1905 4 pia. rate, “BASSORA” cds. on registered bank cover 1912 3 pia. rate, “ERBIL” cds. on registered cover and official mail with Government seal, “KERBELA” blue negative seal cancellation on 1 pia. rate cover to Teheran, “KERBELA” cds. on 3 pia. avec response rate cover to Teheran 1892 issue, “KERKUK” cds. on 40 pa. rate cover to Üsküdar, , “KIAZIMIE” cds. on registered censor cover 1905, “NECEF” negative seal cancellation on 1 pia. rate cover to Istanbul, “KERKUK 81” all Arabic on official mail with Government seal, “MOSUL 81” all Arabic on Duloz covers to Diyarbakir, “SÜLEYMANIE” cds. on registered cover 1901.
Scarce cancellations on pairs, block and on piece from ANA, AMARA, AZIZIE, BAKOUBA, HANEKIN, HILLE, HINDIE, HIT, IRAK KARARGAHI, KERKUK, KEUY SANDJAK, KIZLAR BAD, KIOUT UL AMARA, KURNA, MANSUREI HAMIDIE, MENDELI, NECEF ECHREF, RAYAT, REMADIE, REVANDIZ, SEMAVA, SELAHIE, SÜLEYMANIE, TOUZ HURMATO, ZAKHO.
Tatar Postal documents with cancellations of Mosul and Bagdad, pre-philatelic envelopes with cancellations “AN CANIB POSTAHANE-I BAGDAD”, “POSTAHANE-I BAGDAD” (with crescent), “AN CANIB POSTAHANE-I MOSUL”. Many cancellations are unseen on cover for many years, an excellent opportunity with very high retail value.
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