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Overland Mail Baghdad Haifa Pages



The Overland Mail Baghdad-Haifa is a relatively little known part of the middle east postal history, formed after the 1st world war by two young New Zealanders (Captain Norman Nairn and Driver-Mechanic Mr. Gerald Nairn) who had served with the Royal Army Corps

These Pages try to explain primarily the postal history aspect of this company, however, for a good measure also historical facts and background information's like company pamphlets are shown.

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HELP REQUIRED / REQUESTED (Updated 6 July 2014), Whereabouts of known items (NEW, Updated 12 December 2014),

Whats new!

  • 27 February 2017. Copy of cover with Handstamp HS-48 added. The third cover with this handstamp reported and the earliest known.

  • 27 January 2017. Cover with Route Instruction handstamp HS-74,

  • 23 January 2017, Cover with new discovered Route Instruction handstamp HS-N49 added.

  • January 22, 2017. Copy of cover with Route Instruction handstamp HS-21 added.

  • January 10, 2017. Another Advertising Pamphlet has been added, including scans in pdf format for free non-commercial download.

For older updates, please view the "Revision History" Page!