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 and other miscellaneous items are
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||Cover with Receiving Handstamp
RH-1 (6) has
been scanned, the handstamp measured and the images in high resolution f
600 dpi uploaded.
||Images of an Underpaid Cover /
Postage Due) from
Iran to Beirut added.
||Registered cover from Baghdad to
South Africa with
Route Instruction Handstamp HS-15 (3) and rare postage rate of 18 Annas
Cover sent in 1929 from
India to Palestine through the Syro-Iraq
Desert / Overland Mail was added.
A new chapter for
Underpaid Mail / Postage Due covers has been added which will be filled
in due time.
||Route Instruction Handstamps
HS-N15 and HS-N16 are puzzling me more and more. Three additional covers
with these Route Instruction Handstamp have been discovered and I hope with
the analyze of the transport route i can decipher where the Route
Instruction Handstamps have been added on the covers. Currently it seems
that these handstamps were used on the transit route through Egypt, both on
east- and westwards bound covers. The new covers are here:
and HS-N16 (4).
If any collector is having images of additional covers with these handstamps
i am thankful for any image.
|February 9, 2018
||Completed to add the postal
regulations from the
Czechoslovakian Post pertaining the Overland Mail Baghdad-Haifa in Czech
and English language.
||Started to add the postal
regulations from the
Czechoslovakian Post pertaining the Overland Mail Baghdad-Haifa. The
information will contain the Czech language transcript and the English
translation of the same.
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