Monthly Archives: January 2013

Stamps of the Arabian Nights, Part 6

In 1995 the island of Jersey issued a set of four stamps illustrating popular children’s characters.  These were Puss in Boots, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and, of interest here, Aladdin.  Jersey is not part of the United Kingdom or the European … Continue reading

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Stamps of the Arabian Nights, Part 5

In 1965 Hungary produced a set of 9 Arabian Nights theme stamps.  This is the earliest set of Nights stamps that I have managed to find to date.

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Stamps of the Arabian Nights, part 4

The last emirate to produce Arabian Nights stamps is Fujeira. Fujeira is also part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  It joined in late 1971 and was the last of the seven emirates to join.  Politically, Fujeira is an absolute … Continue reading

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Stamps of the Arabian Nights, Part 3

Ajman is another of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is the smallest of the emirates, at just 260 square kilometers. By comparison, Wolfe Island, just south of Kingston, Ontario comes in at about … Continue reading

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Stamps of the Arabian Nights, part 2

The Republic of Mali issued a set of three Arabian Nights themed stamps.  Mali is a land-locked west African country. Below are copies of the first day covers from 5 April 1971.  Again, I do not know who the illustrator … Continue reading

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Stamps of the Arabian Nights, part 1

Arabian Nights themes and ideas have influenced just about everything.  You name it and there is probably an Arabian Night’s theme version of it somewhere.  Not surprisingly, a number of countries have issued Arabian Nights theme stamps.  These include Ajman, … Continue reading

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Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge 2013: Scattergories

The 2013 version of the Vintage Mystery Challenge is now up.  I will be participating again this year and there is a wide variety of categories available to select or slot novels into. Vintage Categories: 1. Colorful Crime: a book … Continue reading

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