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The End of the Overland Mail Baghdad-Haifa - Mail from Iraq


While mail from Baghdad to Palestine by the Overland Mail stopped on 14 May 1948 with the announcement of the State of Israel which triggered riots in Arab Countries and a boycott of Israel by Arab countries. Mail however was still carried through the Syro-Iraqi desert. Currently the latest cover (shown below) sent westwards from Iraq by the Overland Mail to Egypt was sent on 20 October 1948.



If any reader here is aware of a later cover sent westwards, kindly let me know.