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Starting with an exhibition collection “A PHILATELIC TREATISE OF THE PILGRIMAGE TO MECCA” including Hejaz Railway stamps 1904-21, first Government issues 1916-25, Nejd & Hejaz Sultanate issues 1926-34, Kingdom issues 1943-80. The collection begins with the Hejaz railway tax stamps of ottoman empire and their fiscal usages on documents, several types and colors of this issue are shown specialized and very detailed, rare cancellations are documenting the railway stations from Damascus to Medina, there are Maan, Tabuk, Yanbo, El-Ula (blue on ottoman stationery), Djeddah, Mecca and Medina on piece, important covers with several types of "FEE PAID" cancellations (KHALES AL-UJRAH) in black and red are on the next album pages, European and local governments have used different types of Hejaz railway revenues, these are shown on receipts, British Indian revenues I.E.F. for Mosul in complete sheet of 25 and on local cover to Bagdad, French mandate issues, 1924 2q. olive only recorded sheet ex Thoden, Hejaz railway tax stamps and locks mint and used, different types, “MINISTERY OF FINANCE” cancelled 11 different blocks of four up to 5.000 Pia. violet, 1922 complete sheets with margin, 1925 “EL HEJAZ” violet, red and black handstamped stamps and blocks, Jeddah Provisionals 1925 “KHATT” and “AL-HUKUMA AL HIJAZIA” handstamped, Nejd overprints “AL SULTANAT AL-NAJDIA” in violet and red including only recorded 2 pia. yellow overprinted in black ex Thoden, “MEKKE-I MÜKERREME” cancelled Hejaz railway stamps, 1925 Nejd unused postage and postage due blocks of four showing different types and very scarce stamps, 3q. violet mint block of 12 and used on cover, 1925 Titkar Jeddah overprints for postal use, 1925-26 very scarce usages on cover, 1926 issue for Pan Islamic Congress in Cairo including complete sheet of 5q., 1931 cover Mekke to Kuwait an unusual destination, early registered and “valeur declare” covers with very attractive frankings, scarce early registration labels and marks, 1948 complete sheet of 1q. blue, 1946 map issue complete sheets, 1976-81 Holy Kaaba imperf stamps pairs and blocks including unique items, same issue experimental booklets, early pilgrim issues and pilgrim envelopes, 1942 airmail Mecca to New York. Overall a very desirable collection of this popular field.
Next album showing "FEE PAID" cancellations and postal history, 1916 censor cover Mekke to Egypt, 1916 "DJEDDAH 3" cds. cover, 1917 overprinted issue on cover, rouletted issues on attractive multiple color franking covers, early censor labels and cancellations, 1925 two-line overprints on cover from Djeddah, registered mail 1925 from french post office in Alexandria with triangle "T" and postage due in 4 blocks of four at Djeddah (highest recorded on cover!), 1918 very scarce cancelled blocks of four, many rare cancelations of small towns like El-Wajh, Confodah and Al-Aqaba, 1925 red overprinted 1pia. corner margin block of four on cover, 1924 unique "small three line" overprints red and blue on piece, foreign cancellations of Jerusalem and Amman on Hejaz stamps, three line and four line overprints 1925 on pairs with Djeddah cancel, 1925 Nejd revenues showing Hejaz railway locomotive complete sheet of 2pia. red brown with margins, large blocks of ottoman Hejaz railway revenues, different contracts and documents bearing different ottoman Hejaz railway revenues with all Arabic seals. Ottoman all Arabic and modern type cancellations of EBHA, MEKKE-I MÜKERREME, TAIF, DJEDDA, MEDINE-I MÜNEVVERE, YAMBO, REBOUK, DERAA, MAAN, EL-ULA. 1939 registered air mail cover from DJEDDA via Port-Taufiq to Baghdad / Iraq with arrival mark (opened out for display), scarce franking of 1934/42 issue. Commercial mail with 1934/42 issue to New York and Algerie. The only recorded cover bearing the 1952 10 pia. error inverted center (SG 369a, Michel 41) from DAHRAN to USA. Airmail cover 1938 to Tripoli Libya, a very scarce destination. Registered censor mail 1943 from Mecque via Egypt to USA. 1950 registered air mail cover from Dhahran bearing the complete air mail set of 1949 to Beirut / Lebanon (Mi.29-34). Several early first flight covers including USA to Dhahran 1946. Some rare FDC with stamps and blocks of King Faisal in the 70ies. 1942 200 piaster brown on air mail cover from Dhahran to Beirut Lebanon, a very scarce franking. Good air mail and oil issues of the 70ies, very scarce detailed artist scetches and die proofs, early registered mail.
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