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

Iraq #O75 (1934)

Iraq #O75 (1934)

The Republic of Iraq (جمهورية العـراق‎‎ — Jumhūrīyyat al-‘Irāq in Arabic and كۆماريى عێراق‎ — Komari Eraq in Kurdish) is a country in Western Asia, bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest, and Syria to the west. The capital, and largest city, is Baghdad. The main ethnic groups are Arabs and … Continue reading Iraq #O75 (1934)