Railway stamps, not much is known about them and they are very rarely
collected. Most likely reason being since they are almost unknown to
With these pages I try to make
other stamps collectors aware of them, maybe some collector are having
such items in their duplicates, unaware of what the have.
I am thankful for any information
you might have regarding these stamps and their usage.
Latest news (27 December 2019):
I had been contacted by someone who told me
that he had sold some Iraq Railway Stamps, booklet panes and booklets in
addition to a bunch of Red Stickers (I assume these were Route
instruction labels used by the
Mail Baghdad-Haifa) on covers from Iraq, Lebanon and Syria at
Bloomsbury Postcard Fair in London in December 2019. Has some
reader here attended that fair and know to whom these items were sold as
would be interested in getting in touch with the buyers...
March 20, 2023, 2 stamps of the 5th issue canceled with the Railway Post
Office marking of
Sulaiman Beg, added.
December 27, 2019. Booklet Pane of type RP-1 canceled by
September 1928, added The earliest known use of these stamps.
September 11, 2019, Complete
booklet of type RP-5 (red color) including the 4 panes in that
booklet are added.
February 11, 2019. My Iraq Railway Stamps
1923-ca.1948 Exhibit has been added.
November 24, 2015. Booklet panes from the first
complete booklet of RP-1
added. (under construction)...
October 18, 2015. New "reprints" of the stamps from the 5th. issue
noted. Since there are no official reprints these stamps must be
considered as forgeries.
September 22, 2015, newly discovered
complete booklet of
September 22, 2015. 2 new pages for cliché details of stamps
RP-2 added. Cliché details
will added shortly.
June 5, 2015, another cover from
May 5, 2015. A cover from
April 22, 2015. Time Table
No. 55 of November 1933 issued by Iraq Railways added, furthermore
three Advertising Posters
issued by Iraq Railway added.
January 29, 2015. Time Table
No. 51 of November 1931 issued by Iraq Railways added
December 13, 2014, some formatting errors, caused by the layout change,
have been corrected.
Furthermore, a new sub-menu item under
"Miscellaneous" for Images and Photos showing Railway Stations has been
added. While photos and images of smaller station with very limited
picture material available, larger stations may justify a separate page.
The first page created is for
June 16, 2014. Added a
question on addresses used on Iraq Railway Covers.
May 26, 2014, Started to implement modified layout.
January 4, 2014 List of
/ Halts has been modified and redesigned.
January 3, 2014, a complete booklet pane of
railway stamps RP-1 with Postmark from
Tel-El-Lahum has been added
October 24, 2013, a
Page has been created where older update entries will be transferred to.
A new Submenu "Miscellaneous" has been created with some content already
2, 2013, colored images of booklet covers from the
RP-5 stamps were added.
August 2, 2013, a cover from
August 2, 2013, a stamp with postmark of
Qaraghan has been
added. The first copy of the Qaraghan postmark known.
November 6, 2012, a complete booklet
RP-1 with variety
"upper stamp with No Periode" after label has been added.
April 5, 2012, finally I can show
booklet pane of RP-5 with
red background, postmarked Baghdad East
March 17, 2012, Fragment with RP-2 and
has been added.