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Unrecorded items, Ex Norman Collins Archive

   

In the paper archive of the late Norman Collins which he had kindly sent to me I found photocopies of covers with route Instruction markings not yet recorded. Unfortunately, the photocopies which are almost 30 years old are not of a quality to measure and classify the items. I therefore have created this page with the idea that the current owner of any of the shown items come forward and submit a clear 600 dpi scan by Email so these items may be recorded and classified correctly. The page will be updated and extended as per the progress i make in going thru the archive.

The dimensions of the route instruction markings are approximate as per the photocopy in hand and should not be taken as definitive size.

Query Number

Image

Cover Image

Measured size
(from the photocopy in hand)

Comment

U91

Front

Reverse

47,0 x 7,0 mm

Cover sent from Kirmash??? / Iran (14 January 1934) to England. Handstamp is similar to HS-93  but only one text line in Arabic / Farsi script.

U92

Front

48,5 x 12,0 mm

Cover sent from Egypt to Abadan, Iran (14 April 1929). Handstamp is similar to HS-22 (1)  but has a size of 52 x 13 mm.

U93

Front

48,5 x 12,0 mm

Cover sent from Iran (19 March 1937). Handstamp is similar to HS-71 (1)  but does not have Serifs in the lettering.

If the horizontal line underneath "OVERLAND" is part of the handstamp is not certain.

U94

Front

48,5 x 12,0 mm

Cover sent from Basrah late 1923. Sender Jewad Kadem Basra???

Air Mail routing instruction (as per the contributor) cancelled by red ink.

U96

Front

54,0 x 11,0 mm

Cover sent from Baghdad, dated 13 January 1925. No Senders name.

U98

Front

40,0 x 10,0 mm

Cover sent from Baghdad, dated 25 September 1924. No Senders name.

U99

Front

Reverse

52,0 x 9,5 mm

Handstamp used by Abdullah Y. Ftaya of Baghdad. Cover dated April 1924.