Ottoman stamp paper from Aleppo 1905

Since the 11th century, the Middle East and Syria was increasingly populated by Turkish tribes. Previously, Turks served as military soldiers to the Arab caliphs and were stationed in garrisons in Syria. In the 12th century, Iraq and Syria came under the rule of the Turkish Zengiden, which emerged after the collapse of the Seljuk […]

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Persia/Iran exhibit sheet with information

The battle of Bazeilles takes place from August 31, 1870 to September 1, 1870, during the Franco-Prussian War. This heroic episode inspired Alphonse de Neuville’s most famous patriotic painting, entitled Les Dernière Cartouches. For the French naval infantry, the defense of the last house on the road to Sedan to the last cartridge is an […]

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The post-independence general revenue stamps of Swaziland

Having been a member of the South African Philatelist magazine for many years I was really surprised to find this article of the author in the February 2005 issue filling four pages with these revenue stamps. Since their Independence in 1968, stamps were printed for postage and revenue but perhaps for it’s simplicity they decided […]

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“From the cradle to the grave, only forms, forms”

Saarland stamped papers, so-called state stamp sheets, to be used for whole high and only handwritten stamp duty values. These documents that had very high stamp amounts in the Saar area, and businesses that had also been put under control, were made on specially made for this purpose security stamp paper, similar to the then […]

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The transport of the post and persons in Persia

In “The Persian Post and Postage Stamps of Persia and Bukhara” Friedrich Schüller wrote in 1893: Prior to the establishment of the present postal system, the provincial governors sent their respective reports by their own mounted messengers, who were authorized wherever they needed horses, without further ado requisition. The embassies sent their own couriers, as […]

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