Formerly known as Persia, the country changed its name on stamps to IRAN in 1935 when Persia adopted Iran as its official name. The first stamps were issued in 1870 and they depict a lion holding a sabre. Later issues feature portraits of the Shahs and generally have inscriptions in French. Modern issues give priority to local relevance and include thematic and pictorial stamps. The value of Iranian stamps has witnessed a steady increase during the last 15 years with major focus on early issues and postal history.

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Description: ROBERT BRISCO EAREE **** PERSIA ** PERU ** PHILIPPINES: FORGERIES A good and comprehensive, but by no means complete, description of a good number of the existing forgeries of Iran (1875-1886), Peru (1858-1884) and the Philippines(1854-1864). The differences between the genuine stamps and the forgeries are described in great detail. 24 Pages, in English, with Illustrations including some new ones of forged [or genuine] stamps as a bonus 2011 Reprint of the 1905 last and best compilation from Earee's 3rd Edition of "ALBUM WEEDS - or How To Detect Forged Stamps" Earee gives details for every forged stamp and postmark known at that time. The book gives simple ways to pick the genuine from the forgeries. An essential work for collectors of classic issues. THIS REPRINT MAKES AVAILABLE -- FOR THE FIRST TIME --RESEARCH FROM EAREE'S WORK IN CONVENIENT REPRINTS OF SINGLE COUNTRIES (before you had to buy a book that now retails for $200 with countries A to Z; or at best a modern reprint in 6 volumes that would cost you $150 to $200 -- both long out of print!!!) EXPECT: Research that was compiled at the end of the 1800s EXPECT: Good production with printing quality based on an original that was produced 106 years ago DO NOT EXPECT 2011 photography, or state-of-the-art typographical and lay-out quality in a reprint of a 1905 book BEING THE EARLIEST DETAILED RESEARCH ON THE SUBJECT MATTER THE VALUE OF THIS BOOKLET IS ESSENTIALLY ITS GREAT BIBLIOGRAPHIC RELEVANCE LIMITED EDITION *** NOT TO BE MISSED!!! ESSENTIAL BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
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Country: IRAN
Description: VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND BOOK -- CONCISE POSTAL HISTORY OF PERSIA by G. Migliavacca (48 pages - in English, last copies available) - A wealth of previously unavailable information has been included in this book which is not a compendium but a concise presentation of the history of Postal Communications in Persia, widely known as Iran. The earliest recorded postal history of this fascinating country goes back to the days of Cyrus, King of Persia, when a network of roads was created to speed up delivery of couriers and messengers. In 1620 AD Europe already knew how to send mail to distant lands, including the East Indies and, en-route, to Persia. The mid-1800s saw improved communications by sea, and a telegraph line served Persia. This useful book provides information about the early postmarks, the introduction of adhesive postage stamps, the British Post Offices of the Persian Gulf, the 1856-8 Field Force in Persia, postal communications with Russia and Turkey, the expansion of maritime services, lake’s mail, and important statistics of the years from 1885 to 1911. The new century saw improvements to the postal service and the author supplies information from the Iranian reports on the postal service, including postal rates of the years from 1868 to 1937. Additionally there is a chart of the postal routes and network in 1912 gleaned from primary sources. The elusive topic of the Exchange Bureaux in Iran during the early part of the 20th century is also discussed in detail. This is not a big book, but it is essential reading and reference and almost after 30 years from its publication it remains the only book on the subject. However, it has been learned that an expanded version is in the making.
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