Focus on Railway stamps

Focus on Railway stamps

The Iraq Directory, a general and commercial Directory of Iraq with a supplement for the neighboring countries, issue of 1936, gives following reference to the Railway Post letters: Ordinary letters or postcards may be handed in at most railway stations in Iraq to be forwarded by the first available passenger train to other railway stations […]

Error or Design

Error or Design

I browsed a recent item advertised on eBay, and the advert was selling an Iraqi FDC, shown in the picture, and claiming that this is a cancellation error and selling what should be a relatively cheap item for many times the price it should cost. The item has two cancellations on the stamps side, one […]

How I Wrote My Catalog

How I Wrote My Catalog

By: JOE ROSS   How I Wrote My Catalog WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO WRITE A CATALOG? There is no profit! There is no instant gratification and the time and money spent can never be recovered. Egotism? I think not. My reason is basic: sharing what I have learned with other collectors. There are other factors, […]

We welcome Joe Ross to our community

We welcome Joe Ross to our community

I'm very excited to welcome Joe Ross, the co-author of the catalogue "The Revenue Stamps of Iraq" to iraq-stamps.com. The catalogue has been a great resource to all serious collectors of Iraqi stamps and Joe has kindly accepted to help this community by posting his thoughts and articles. I would also like to offer my sincere […]