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Iraq Railway Stamps Pages



Iraq Railway stamps, not much is known about them and they are very rarely collected. Most likely reason being since they are almost unknown to collectors.

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 Overland 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...

What's new:

  • 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 Baghdad-West, 6 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 RP-1 added.

  • September 22, 2015. 2 new pages for cliché details of stamps RP-1 and RP-2 added. Cliché details will added shortly.

  • June 5, 2015, another cover from HINDIYAH added.

  • May 5, 2015. A cover from Tubat added.

  • 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 Baghdad West.

  • 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 Railway Stations / 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 Revision History Page has been created where older update entries will be transferred to.

  • A new Submenu "Miscellaneous" has been created with some content already added.

  • August 2, 2013, colored images of booklet covers from the RP-1 and RP-5 stamps were added.

  • August 2, 2013, a cover from Baghdad North to Khanaquin.

  • 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 pane of RP-1 with variety "upper stamp with No Periode" after label has been added.

  • April 5, 2012, finally I can show a complete booklet pane of RP-5 with red background, postmarked Baghdad East

  • March 17, 2012, Fragment with RP-2 and postmark of Sumaicha has been added.