Welcome to Rainer's Iraq Railway Stamps Pages
Welcome to Rainer's
Iraq Railway Stamps Pages
 

Issue 1933-42, RP 5

   

1933-42 Iraq Railways Letter Service, denomination 10 Fils, black roulette, blue color with colored background which is known in three colors. Red, yellow and orange. Other sources mention also a magenta color. The latest colour I came to know is of ochre colour.
The color of the sky is often displaced. It is said they have been produced in booklets containing four blocks of four stamps and rouletted on all four sides.
The stamps can be divided into two types, to be differentiated by the top line of the smoke under the letters "AYS" of "Railways"

 
Type A
Top line of the smoke are half circles
Known colours are: Red, Ochre
  Type B
Top line of the smoke is more or less a strait line.
Known colours are: Red, Yellow, Orange

 

 
Red background   Orange background

 
A complete booklet pane of 4 stamps with ochre background.   A complete booklet pane of 4 stamps with red background, postmarked BAGHDAD EAST.

A booklet cover of a booklet containing the Railway stamps, greenish color of booklet cover. (Not in my collection)  

 

 

Fragment, cancelled Baghdad West, dated 13. July 1933, stamp with yellow background

Fragment, cancelled Baghdad West, dated July 1940, stamp with (what I would call) ochre background

Stamp, partly cancelled with oval ****WAYS cancel. Who can supply me with a complete one?