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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 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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