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  • Lot# : 99 Iraq

    1932 (April 1): Official surcharged in 'Fils', the set of sixteen values used, with two top values ½ d on 10 r. lake and rare 1 d. on 25 r. violet very fine, on or two scuffed perfs. on the low values, but a scarce set Gi = £ 850.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 100 Iraq

    1924/40: Baghdad - Haifa Overland Mail Service, Interesting Collection of 42 covers originating primarily from Baghdad, Mosul & Basrah but also from smaller places such as Hinaidi, primarily to Great Britain, but also to Syria, Lebanon, Germany, France and the USA. All bearing diff. markings, imprints or labels of this special Desert Mail service, as 'Overland Mail via Haifa’, bilingual labels in red and 'Overland Mail' imprints on envelope. Includes also a scarce Publicity Envelope of the Nairn Transport Company, type 7 ‘CO LTD’. A desirable selection, well written up on its original sheets.rnNote: The 'Overland Mail' was a weekly Motor Way Service, established between Haifa (Palestine) and Baghdad as an alternative to the Cairo - Baghdad Air Service for acceleration of mail to Iraq and Persia.rn 
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 101 Iraq

    1926/40: Baghdad - Haifa Overland Mail - Selection of twenty covers / envelopes, bearing diff. types of Overland Mail labels and cachets in magenta or violet, incl. some registered usages, manuscript endorsements, incl. two scarce acceptances from Persia and one from Bahrain (envelope defective) handstamped by violet single-line OVERLAND cachet showing Basra and Hondo transit markings on reverse. After WWI, the Nairn Brothers, two New Zealanders who had served in the E.E.F., decided to re-establish the old caravan route across the desert and to ferry passengers and mail. The service commenced in late 1923 over a distance of 527 miles between Damascus and Baghdad.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF
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