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Stamps of the Arabian Nights, Part 15

The flying carpet is the quintessential symbol of the fantasy of Arabian Nights in the Western imagination.  And yet, it is not a motif that is prevalent in the actual text of The Arabian Nights.  The flying carpet first appears … Continue reading

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Stamps of the Arabian Nights, Part 9

Further to my previous post, I have found another Arabian Night’s theme stamp issued by Iraq, this one from 1971 celebrating International Tourist Week.  The theme is Sindbad’s return.  Which voyage he is returning from is not clear.  This particular … Continue reading

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Stamps of the Arabian Nights, Part 8

This stamp of Aladdin’s Cave was issued in 1967 in Iraq.  A few other middle Eastern countries issued Arabian Nights theme stamps in that year. The ones that I know of include Ras al Khaima, Fujeira, and Ajman.  This Iraqi … Continue reading

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