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
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
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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
23 January 2017, Cover with new discovered Route Instruction handstamp
January 22, 2017. Copy of cover with Route
January 10, 2017. Another
has been added, including scans in pdf format for free non-commercial
For older updates, please view the "Revision History" Page!