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The Route Instruction Handstamps, cont. HS-N01 - N25

   

On his page all new discovered handstamps will be listed, waiting for publication in an eventually new publication.

 

Notes:

Due to the large number of new discovered handstamp these pages have been split. The Continuation you may find either on the menu on the left or here ...

  • If a link in the column "Cover Image" is provided, a fully size high resolution image of the cover bearing the respective Handstamp. That image will open in a new layer.

  • If you copy the image that has been scanned from the original cover and open and enlarge it with a graphic program you will see measuring lines around the handstamp imprint. These lines indicate the measuring border from which the actual measurement has been taken.

Handbook Number

Image

Cover Image

Handbook Size

Measured size
(from items in my collection)

Comment

HS-N01a

Front

72,10 x 13,10 mm 

This handstamp and the one below one I have on a cover sent February 1925 from Iraq, Basrah (Busrah) to England. Although the size of the two handstamps is identical (as I can make out based on the poor strikes and my measurement), the appearance of the handstamp and its colour is somehow different. So far, these are the only ones known. 

HS-N01b

Front

72,10 x 13,10 mm 

See comment above 

HS-N01 (2)

Front

71,60 x 12,40 mm

The shown cover dated 5 April 1924 from Basrah to UK

HS-N01 (3)

Front

  Cover Ex Collins Archive, dated 18 September 1924 from Basrah to London.
Sender "Strick, Scott & Company, "BUSRA" Limited.

HS-N02a

Front

53,70 x 6,60 mm 

This handstamp I only have seen on a "sample" post from the "Iraq Automobile Association" Baghdad to USA.  

HS-N02b

Front

53,30 x 6,10 mm 

This handstamp is again on a "sample" post from the "Iraq Automobile Association" Baghdad to USA. The measurements are very slightly different from the one above but this might be due to the nature of the handstamp. 

HS-N03

Front

52,50 x 12,90 mm 

Similar to HS-28. HS-28 is listed with a more or less identical size but the line below "BAGHDAD - HAIFA in my copy is much shorter. 

Used on Postal Cards sent by David Heskel Murad of Baghdad

HS-N03

red

Front

Reverse

52,00 x 11,90 mm

As above but in red color. A slightly weak strike, not accurate to measure.

HS-N04

Front

53,90 x 5,80 mm 

On cover from Bahrain 

HS-N05

Front

51,80 x 6,90 mm 

On cover from Bahrain 

HS-N06

Front

58,20 x 7,20 mm 

On cover from Bahrain 

HS-N07

Front

72,00 x 10,20 mm 

On postcard from Palestine 

HS-N08

Front
 Reverse

48,70 x 19,40 mm 

On (part) cover from England? to Isphahan. No sender address, no franking 

HS-N09

70,70 x 12,80 mm

On a 25.02.1930 cover from Baghdad to Marseilles/France, no senders address. 

HS-N10

Front

55,20 x 16,30 mm

HS-N11

Front
Reverse

50,34 x 13,70 mm

 

On a July 1924 cover from Abdullah Y. Ftaya, Baghdad to Jerusalem. 

HS-N12

Front
Reverse

67,00 x 21,10 mm

On a July 1924 cover from New York to Basrah, handstamp applied in New York

HS-N13

Front

49,50 x 13,12 mm 

On a 1920th cover from Basrah to UK, London, no sender address  

HS-N14

Front

72,70 x 9,90 mm  

Similar to HS-N07 above but slightly different dimensions. Found on a cover from Palestine/Tel-Aviv to Baghdad, dated 14. January 1942. 

HS-N15

Front
Reverse
 

42,70 x 5,70 mm 

On a cover from Egypt/Cairo to Damascus/Syria, dated 7. November 1942, together with HS-N16. 

HS-N16

Front
Reverse

22,40 x 5,30 mm  

On a cover from Egypt/Cairo to Damascus/Syria, dated 7. November 1942, together with HS-N15. 

HS-N17

Front

97,70 x 46,80 mm 

On a 1926 cover from Paris / France to Baghdad. 

HS-N18

Front

70,60  x 13,40 mm

On a cover dated 25. May 1926 from Basrah to England. No sender address. 

HS-N19

Front

54,80 x 7,40 mm 

On a cover dated 25. May 1926 from Bahrain to USA. 

HS-N20

Front

56,00 x 12,60 mm 

On registered cover from Imperial Ottoman Bank Baghdad-Berlin/Germany, dated 12. September 1923 

Since this Handstamp is on a trial cover prior of the official start of the Overland Mail, it could well be that this handstamp has been used by Iraq Post. Still an idea which i will further investigate.

HS-N21

Front
Reverse

64,20 x 12,30 mm 

On registered cover from Basrah to Beirut/Lebanon, dated 31 May 1927. 

HS-N22

Front
Reverse

55,30 x  11,50 mm 

On cover from Iran dated 24.10.1939, together with HS.93, image taken from photocopy only. Size may not be accurate. Cover not in my collection. 

HS-N23

35 mm wide, height not known 

On cover from Iran together with HS-93-1, size not verified by me since the cover is not in my collection. 

HS-N24

Front
Reverse

66,20  x 4,20 mm 

On Cover from Baghdad to Egypt, dated 24.02.1927.

HS-N25

Front
Reverse

66,80 x 12,90 mm 

On cover from Iran, dated 08.10.1926, together with HS 87