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Lot# 478 - Auction 284 - 290

  • Lot# : 478 Iraq

    1925/30: Baghdad - Haifa Overland Mail Service, Group of eleven covers to England, all bearing diff. markings, imprints or diff. labels of this special Desert Mail service, as 'Overland Mail via Haifa, bilingual labels in red and 'Overland Mail' imprints on envelope, further one unfranked usage charged on arrival with postage dues 7 1/2d. in England as well as on 'Incomin'- envelope from London (Dec. 17 -29) to Baghdad". Some commercial wear as usual, but a scarce group. 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.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF