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Overland Mail Baghdad-Haifa Pages
 

The Route Instruction Handstamps, cont. HS-N51 -

   

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-N51

Front
Reverse

NL

Similar to HS-93 but only one line of text on a cover from Kirmanshar, Iran (21 January 1934) to England. Item not in my collection, hence size can not be verified. A color copy is appreciated.

HS-N52

Front

NL

Cover from Beirut, Lebanon, dated 13 April 1926 in the collection of the late Zvi Alexander. Interesting Bi-Lingual Route Instruction Handstamp whereas the English part is misspelled OVRLEAND instead of OVERLAND.

HS-N53

Front
Reverse

 

93,60 x 6,10 mm

Cover from Alexandria / Egypt to Iran dated  8 February 1934.

HS-N54

Front

53,60 x 13,60 mm

Cover front dated 18 April 1931 from Iraq to England

HS-N55

Front

Reverse

72,40 x 9,60 mm  

On postcard from Iraq (8 September 1931) to Cardiff. Similar to Handstamp HS-N07 but lettering and vertical bar and size are different.

HS-N56

Front

Reverse

  55,10 x 4,10 mm

On cover from London/England (16 April 1925)  to Baghdad, Iraq. Only the first Route instruction Handstamp that was positively used from England. Sender are the Gulbenkian Brothers & Co. London

HS-N57

Front

Reverse

On a cover from Baghdad to England. Sender is the again Ezra Moshi Shayaa, the same sender who is known as having used HS-04 (2 and 3).

HS-N58

Front

Reverse

65,70 x 6,10 mm

On a cover from Baghdad (20 December 1931) to Jerusalem.

HS-N59

Front

83,50 x 4,50 mm

On a postal card from Baghdad to England, dated 11 December 1924. The route instruction handstamp is similar to HS-37, HS-38, HS-39 and HS-40 but was used at Baghdad whereas the similar ones were used at Basrah. Also the size and appearance is slightly different.

HS-N60

Front

Reverse

57,30 x 15,00 mm

On a cover from Baghdad to Praha, Czechoslovakia, dated 5 March 1933. No senders name/address. The route instruction handstamp is similar to HS-23, HS-24, HS-25, HS-N03 and HS-N41 but with slightly different size.

HS-N61

Front

Reverse

On cover dated 2 November 1938 from Basra to Alexandria, Egypt. The previous owner of the cover had classified the route instruction handstamp as type HS-74 which I do not agree on it. The appearance of the handstamp (lettering), sender and place of posting is different as in in HS-74 as listed in Collins book, hence I list is as new discovery.
On the other hand, HS-74 in my collection looks different in shape but has the senders name/address as listed by Collins.
Cover not in my collection, size can therefore not verified.

HS-N62

Front

Reverse

 

Height 12,30 mm

On a registered cover from Abdullah Y. Ftaya, Baghdad, to Jerusalem, Palestine. Handstamp is similar to HS-23, HS-24, HS-25, HS-26, HS-27, HS-28, HS-N10, HS-N11, HS-N39. HS-N41 and HS-N60 but the design of the horizontal ornamental line is always slightly different.

Handstamp incomplete, width can therefor not be messured.