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Overland Mail Baghdad Haifa Pages
 

The Route Instruction Handstamps, cont. HS-N26 - HSN50

   

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

 

Notes:

  • If a link in the colum "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-N26

Front
Reverse

51,00 x 15,00 mm 

On letter from Basrah to England, dated 14.08.1926. Similar to HS 12 - HS 14 above but different size.

HS-N27

Front

From the late Zvi Alexander collection
On a cover dated 18 February 1927 from London to Basra/Iraq 

HS-N28

Front

From the late Zvi Alexander collection 

HS-N29

Front

From the late Zvi Alexander collection 

HS-N30

Front

From the late Zvi Alexander collection 

HS-N31

Front

From the late Zvi Alexander collection 

HS-N32

Front
Reverse

58,90 x 6,10 mm 

On cover from Basrah dated 28 February 1931 to Connecticut, USA. Same size as HS-68 but slightly different letters. 

HS-N33

Front
Reverse 

29,90 x 8,30 mm 

On Cover from Baghdad to Australia, dated 28 February 1931

HS-N34

Front
Reverse

On cover from Imperial Ottoman Bank, Basrah to London dated 26 August 1926. Cover not in my collection and image is from the image i have...

HS-N35

Front
Reverse 

56,40 x 5,50 mm

On cover from Baghdad to Switzerland, dated 24.12.1938. Similar to HS-44, Sender is also Püttmann as with HS-44, but lettering different. Cover not in my collection and scanned on scanner from owner without reference scan.

HS-N36

Front

Reverse

Arabic marking which says "Overland, through Baghdad, Dameshgh (Damascus) Al-Shaam (Syria)" on cover dated 19.12.1930, together with HS-11.

HS-N37

Front

Reverse

On Cover from Recht / Iran to Beirut / Syria, dated 16.01.1928. Text of Handstamp reads "Poste ..... de Terre / BAGHDAD HAIFA"

Cover from the collection of Bjorn Sohrne. Scanned on scanner from owner without reference scan. Image shown with the permission of owner

HS-N38 (1)

Front

Reverse

Coming Soon

On a picture postcard dated 28.2.1931 from Iran to Belgium

HS-N38 (2)

Front

44 x 3 mm (unverified)

On a picture postcard dated 09. 04.1931 from Iran to Belgium. Scanned by owner without reference scan, therefore size not possible to verify. Image shown with the permission of owner

HS-N39

Front

53,60 x 16,90 mm

Sent from Baghdad-England on 13 January 1927. On Front only, therefore sender can not be verified

Similar to HS-N11 but with full stop after "MAIL"

HS-N40

Front

Reverse

60,90 x 16,50 mm

On registered cover from Imperial Ottoman Bank Baghdad-Plawen/Germany, dated 17 September 1925.

 

It seems the Imperial Ottoman Bank Baghdad had several similar Handstamps in use. See also HS-51 and HS-N20

HS-N41

Front

Reverse

50,10 x 12,10 mm

On registered cover from Meir M. Sawdayee from Baghdad to Bordeaux, France, dated 13 June 1924

HS-N41 (2)

Front

 

Ex Norman Collins Archive. Cover not in my collection. On cover from Meir M. Sawdayee from Baghdad to Bordeaux, France, dated 12 June 1924

HS-N42

Front

46,70 x 5,30 mm

From the Norman Collins Archive, submitted by Heddergott, only scan from B/W copy on cover to USA dated 2 August 1934

HS-N43

Front

56,40 x 7,70 mm

From the Norman Collins Archive, submitted by Heddergott, only scan from B/W copy on cover to USA

HS-N44

Front

From the late Zvi Alexander collection.

Similar to HS-04 but slightly different appearance, therefore listed as new listed handstamp.

HS-N45

Front

Reverse

From the Norman Collins Archive, submitted by Tony Zoonefeld, only scan from color photo. On cover from UK to Iraq.

HS-N46

Front

Reverse

56,9 x 6,80 mm

On cover from Bahrain dated December 1936 to USA

HS-N47

Front

I run across an image from an old collection page with the shown cover that carries an unusual "By Overland Route Or Air Mail" handstamp. Unfortunately the image i have is of low resolution but i can recognize the year 1927 as year of use. Any information on the whereabouts of that cover is highly appreciated.

HS-N48

Front

Reverse

64,70 x 12,80 mm

On cover from Nicolas Kfoury of Baghdad, Agent of Baidaphon, to Germany, dated 21 August 1929.

HS-N49 Front   55,50 x 6,40 mm  

HS-N50

Front

Reverse

65,70 x 4,40 mm

On  cover sent by H. Kouyoumdijan on 19 March 1925 from Feluja (Fallujia) to London.