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The Publicity Handstamps

   

Detailed description will follow shortly

Notes:

  • Black and White (B/W) images are images copied from the handbook and are only shown as reference, neither in actual size, nor are they described.

  • 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

PH-1

Front

64 x 25 mm

From the late Zvi Alexander collection.

PH-2

PH-3

Front

On Cover from Lebanon to Syria with a Publicity handstamp Type PH-3, reading "NAIRN EASTERN TRANSPORT COMPANY LTD - BAGHDAD" and the signature of Gerald Nairn.

PH-3 (2)

Front

Cover included in a very large Auction Lot but not in my collection.

On Cover from Beyrouth to Baghdad with a Publicity handstamp Type PH-3, reading "NAIRN EASTERN TRANSPORT COMPANY LTD - BAGHDAD" and the signature of Gerald Nairn.

PH-NL-1

Front (1)

Front (2)

Front (3)

Bilingual advertising seal with the wording "UTILISEZ le Service rapide Beyrouth Bagdad. Seen on letters from Lebanon so it is assumed this advertising marking was used by Lebanon Post..

Translation of the Arabic Text:

Take advantage of the Fast Transportation Service


So far, only the 3 shown covers plus one additional postcard with this marking are ones known.

PH-NL-2

Pamphlet

Handstamp

On a Nairn Pamphlet dated 1934 with Lebanese Revenue stamp.

The Text of the handstamp reads:

NAIRN TRANSPORT

HAIFA - BEYROUT - BAGHDAD

4 DEC 1934