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Iraq Railway Stamps Pages
Postal History and background
The Iraq Directory, a general and commercial Directory of Iraq with a supplement for the neighboring countries, issue of 1936, gives following reference to the Railway Post letters:
Ordinary letters or postcards may be handed in at most railway stations in Iraq to be forwarded by the first available passenger train to other railway stations or to other Post Offices in Iraq for delivery or onward transmission by post to any foreign country.
This service affords a convenient means of dispatching letters from places situated at some distance from a Post Office or for forwarding letters at time when local Post Offices are closed.
The charges on railway Post letters are as follows:
The limit of weight for a railway post letter is 80 grams.
Full particulars of this service may be obtained at any Post Office or Railway Station.
In 1930, 55 Railway stations and the GPO in Baghdad were authorised to accept such mail. Most cancelled by the 31 mm octagonal dark blue or violet station handstamp.
For details, please visit the "Post Office / Stations / Halts Page".