Category Archives: Ali Baba

Stamps of the Arabian Nights, Part 21

Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (21 August 1872 – 16 March 1898) was an English fin de siecle illustrator well known for his black-and-white illustrations.  During his very short artistic carrier, a mere 6 years, he became a major figure in Art … Continue reading

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Stamps of the Arabian Nights, Part 19

The Pantomime has been a part of the British Christmas and New Year’s tradition for some time now.  It is a performance that remains very British.  Many English traditions have been transplanted around the world.  The Christmas pantomime is one … Continue reading

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Stamps of the Arabian Nights, Part 18

Guinea produces stamps for internal use and produces stamps intended for the international collectors market.  For many countries, sales of stamps to collectors is an important revenue stream. In 2008 Guinea produced a sheet of stamps celebrating methods of transportation … Continue reading

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Stamps of the Arabian Nights, Part 17

In 1980 Syria issued a series of five stamps with Arabian Nights theme illustrations. These include a depiction of Shanrayar and Shahrazad, the ubiquitous Sindbad, Ali Baba and Aladdin and, for the first time, Hassan. There are a number of … Continue reading

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Stamps of the Arabian Nights, Part 14

In 2001 the Palestinian Authority issued a series of 4 stamps depicting scenes from the Arabian Nights.  They included the usual suspects of Sindbad (2nd voyage), Ali Baba, Aladdin and the less common The Magic Horse (sometime also called The … Continue reading

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Galland’s Mille et une nuit part 6

For the record, here are the remaining Table of Contents for Galland’s Nights.  He no longer provides night breaks, but then, the stories are no longer derived from an Arabic manuscript. Volume 8 was published in 1709 and was published … Continue reading

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Arabian Nights Ephemera, Part 1

Almost anything available has an Arabian Nights theme version.  As a result, I limit my collecting of Arabian Nights to items on paper. One of those items is Reward Cards. Reward cards were issued by the London County Council (LCC) … Continue reading

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Stamps of the Arabian Nights, part 7

In 1990 Finland issued a set of 6 stamps celebrating the 100th anniversary of Rudolf Koive.  Koive was a painter and illustrator best know for his illustrations of children’s books.  The stamps are illustrations from: Story of the Great Musician, … 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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