Iran (Y&T #BF64): The Silk Road

Sometime in my late teens, I received a large parcel from a relative — found when helping to clear out the home of a friend’s deceased parent. It contained thousands of stamps, postal cards and covers from Persia and Iraq, mostly dated to the early part of the twentieth century up until the late 1920s and early 1930s.  Thus began a lifelong fascination with the … Continue reading Iran (Y&T #BF64): The Silk Road

Iran #2133 (1983)

Iran #2133 (1983)

The Islamic Republic of Iran (جمهوری اسلامی ایران — Jomhuri-ye Eslāmi-ye Irān), also known as Persiais a sovereign state in Western Asia. It is bordered to the northwest by Armenia, the de facto Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, and Azerbaijan; to the north by the Caspian Sea; to the northeast by Turkmenistan; to the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan; to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf … Continue reading Iran #2133 (1983)