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Imprinted Envelopes, cont. IE-26 - IE-51

   

For the first time i noted and recorded here that various Imprinted Envelopes exist in several envelope sizes, Something not noted, recorded and reported previously. Similar to what i have noted, recorded and published also for the Nairn Publicity Envelopes.

 

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 column "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

Size of Envelope

Comment

IE-26 (1)

Front

Reverse

51 x 15 mm

50,80 x 14,50 mm

 134,00 x 106,00 mm

Used from Tel Aviv, Palestine dated 26 April 1926, to Basrah, Iraq. Previously only known used from Iraq, the first one used form Palestine, In adding, the Envelope has an Envelope size of 134 x 106 mm, totally different size compared to other similar envelopes.

IE 27 (var)

Front

 

51 x 15 mm

    "O" in OVERLAND missing. Item not in my collection. This cover was subject of an article in OPAL issue 214 in June 2006.

IE 27 (similar)

Front

Reverse

51 x 15 mm

51,40 x 15,40 mm

 150,00 x 91,00 mm

IE 26 is known used from Iraq, IE 27 is known used from Iran only.

My envelope is used from Iraq, Baghdad, dated 4 Nov. 1930 ) but does not match neither IE-26 nor IE-27. Based on the dot (.) after OVERLAND and HAIFA I classified it as IE-27

IE-28 / 35 (1)

Front

52,80 x 19,80 mm

Coming Soon

Not possible to classify correctly, From group IE 28 - IE-35

IE 28-35 (2)

Front

Reverse

 

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Used from Mahommera, Iran to Glasgow, England, dated  17.08.1926

IE-28-35 (x)

Front

Reverse

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

This imprinted envelope does not  match completely the sample image provided in Collins Handbook. While the overall size seems to be correct, the length of the hyphen between BAGHDAD and HAIFA appears to be longer.

Cover from Soleymani to England dated 17.11.1933

IE-28 (similar)

Front

Reverse

53 x 20 mm

52,20 x 20,00 mm

 

This imprinted envelope is similar to IE 28 as listed in Collins book but there are some differences.

IE-29

 

53 x 19 mm

   

red color

IE-30

 

53 x 19 mm

   

red color

IE-31

Front

53 x 18 mm

53,60 x 18.80 mm

151,80 x 91,40 mm

IE-31 (1)

Front

Reverse

53 x 18 mm

 

151,90 x 91,50 mm

Width from beginning until end of "N" in Overland is 46,30 mm.
Height from top to bottom (excluding the "." which is not visible is 18,40 mm.

IE-31 (2)

Front

Reverse

53 x 18 mm

52,30 x 18,80 mm

 

On cover from Iran to USA dated 22 July 1927

IE-31 (3)

Front

53 x 18 mm

52,10 x 19,00 mm

 

On cover from Iraq to England, dated 10 Feb. 1927

IE-32

 

53 x 19 mm

   

red color

IE-33

 

53 x 20 mm

   

red color

IE-33

(similar)

This imprinted envelope doe snatch match completely the sample image provided in Collins Handbook. While the overall size seems to be correct, the length of the hyphen between BAGHDAD and HAIFA appears to be longer.

IE-34 (2)

Front

Reverse

55 x 20 mm

54,30 x 20,30 mm

 

On cover dated 16 March 1927  from Oman/Muscat to England

IE-34 (3)

Front

Reverse

55 x 20 mm

54,20 x 20,10 mm

 

On cover dated 28 March 1928 from Maqil / Iraq to England

IE-34 (4)

Front

Reverse

55 x 20 mm

54,20 x 20,10 mm

 

On cover dated 25 January 1927. That cover also bears a Late Fee Marking LF-3 (1) from Basrah to  Iraq to England

IE-34 (5)

Front

Reverse

55 x 20 mm

54,20 x 20,20 mm

 

On cover dated 6 Nov. 1930. 3 Anna rate

IE-34 (6)

Front

Reverse

55 x 20 mm

On a cover to England, dated June 1926.

IE-34 (similar 1)

Front

55 x 20 mm

54,90 x 20,20 mm

 

This imprinted envelope is of the same size as IE-34 but the letters HD in "BAGHDAD" are not damaged.

IE-34 (similar 2) 

Front

Reverse

 

 

 

 

This imprinted envelope is of the same size as IE-34 but the letters HD in "BAGHDAD" are not damaged.  

Used from Abadan / Iran dated 19.02.1927 to Cardiff, England

IE-35

 

53 x 20 mm

   

red color

IE-36

 

unknown

   

red color

IE-37

 

unknown

   

red color

IE-38

Front

Reverse

60 x 18 mm

Coming Soon

Comming Soon

Used from Nasseri / Iran, dated 30.11.1934

IE-39

 

60 x 17 mm

   

red color

Length of OVERLAND MAIL is 43 mm

IE-40

 

59 x 17 mm

   

red color

Length of OVERLAND MAIL is 43 mm

IE-41

 

60 x 16,50 mm

   

red color

Length of OVERLAND MAIL is 43 mm

IE-42

Front

59 x 16 mm

59,80 x 17,00 mm

 

Length of Overland Mail is 44,10 mm while the handbook width is 42 mm. "LAN" in Overland is dropped.

IE-39 / 44 (1)

Front

59,60 x 16,90 mm

155,00 x 101,60 mm

Not possible to classify correctly, From group IE 39 - IE-44, Length of "Overland Mail" is 48,00 mm

IE-39 / 44 (2)

Front

59,70 x 17,00 mm

 153,70 x 98,20 mm

Not possible to classify correctly, From group IE 39 - IE-44, Length of "Overland Mail" is 48,00 mm

IE-39 / 44 (3)

Front

59,40 x 17,00 mm

152,60 x 95,60 mm

Not possible to classify correctly, From group IE 39 - IE-44, Length of "Overland Mail" is 43,00 mm

IE-42

 

59 x 16 mm

   

red color

Length of OVERLAND MAIL is 42 mm

IE-43

 

58 x 17 mm

   

red color

Length of OVERLAND MAIL is 46 mm

IE-44

 

59 x 17 mm

   

red color

Length of OVERLAND MAIL is 41 mm

IE-45 (1)

Front

51 mm

51,40 x 4,70 mm

 155,00 x 101,00 mm

On cover from Baghdad to UK, dated

IE-45 (2)

Front

51 mm

51,00 x 4,60 mm

 134,00 x 106,00 mm

On cover from Baghdad to UK, dated 5 May1933. Size of envelope different from the one above

IE-45 (3)

Front

Reverse

51 mm

51,70 x 4,70 mm

 156,00 x 126,00 mm

On cover from Baghdad to Iran/Persia, dated 13 May1934. Size of envelope different from the one above

IE-46 (1)

coming shortly

IE-46 (2)

Front

37 mm

37,80 x 4,70 mm

 155,00 x 101,60 mm

Cover dated October 1935, also bears a British Census Marking. Color of Envelope

IE-46 (3)

Front

Reverse

37 mm

37,90 x 4,70 mm

 155,00 x 101,60 mm

Cover dated 4 September 1934.Envelope Paper and Color of Imprint is the same as the one above.

IE-46 (4)

Front

Reverse

37 mm

38,00 x 4,70 mm

 135,00 x 107,00 mm

 

IE-46 (5)

Front

Reverse

37 mm

39,40 x 4,60 mm

134,00 x 123,10 mm

IE-47

 

55 mm

   

red color

IE-48 (1)

Front

39 mm

39,70 x 5,00 mm

 134 x 90 mm

On letter dated 6. September 1938

IE-48 (2)

Front

Reverse

39 mm

39,60 x 4,80 mm

 135 x 108 mm

On letter dated 8 February 1937 from Hinaidi to Essex / England.

Envelope of larger size than the one above. Envelope not exactly of rectangular shape.

IE-49

Front

55 mm

55,10 x 6,50 mm

 152,60 x 101,70 mm

 

IE-50

Front

49 x 5 mm *
* Note: This imprint reads fully "BY OVERLAND MAIL". The word 'BY' is covered by a label on the image used for this listing. The length refers to that from 'O' to the stop. The full length of the imprint cannot be given.

From the late Zvi Alexander collection
Blue Imprint, On a cover dated from Baghdad / Iraq dated 7 July 1942 to Jerusalem.

IE-51

Front

52 x 5 mm

51,80 x 5,60 mm