Lot Number: 7819
Closing: 11 October 2016
- Guide price (GBP): 2500 - 2800
- Currency guide (USD): 3225 - 3612
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TURKEY - USED IN IRAQ 1870's-1910's WONDERFUL POSTMARKS COLLECTION. An important collection of fine used stamps showing various postmarks of the Ottoman Post Offices from the area of present-day Iraq, all expertly identified by Coles & Walker handbook (photocopies of relevant pages enclosed), inc many complete strikes on pairs & blocks, stamps on pieces, many very rare types and coloured strikes. We see cancellations from the BAGHDAD VILAYET inc Ana, Abou Sikhair, Baghdad, Bedre, Bakouba, Chehriban, Filoudje, Hit, Hanekin (inc blue & violet pmk's), Kerye Bachi (Bagdad), Kiazimie, Kut-ul-Amara, Mendeli, Remadie (inc blue pmk), Samira (inc blue pmk's), Divanie, Chamye (Divanie), Hille, Semava (inc CW 106 rated RRR & brown pmk), Kerbela (inc violet pmk's), Museyyip, Hindie (blue pmk), Nedjef Echref (inc blue pmk), from the BASRA VILAYET inc Bassora (inc two circular negative seals CW 43 rated RRR), Amara (inc red pmk's), Aechar (rated RRR), Nasriye and from the MOSUL VILAYET inc Zagho, Revandiz, Erbil, Mosul (inc three manuscript CW 65), Selahiye, Altoun Keupru, plus two from the British Occupation period - Amadis (Mosul) & Abul Khasib and two unused postcards with maps of Baghdad & Basra vilayets. Fine & fresh condition, very attractive, a unique opportunity to own a range of impossible to replace items and true Iraqi forerunner issues. (approx 275 stamps & 2 cards)