Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Cover from Iraq


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I have read recently in a philatelic newspaper an article about stamps from Iraq, picturing Saddam Hussein, that are more and more looked after. When I read this article, I remembered that somewhere I had a cover from Iraq. So I looked for it over the weekend in order to show it to you. Here it is.
The cover was sent in 2001 (there is a postmark from Baghdad dated on the 18/06/01 on the reverse side of the cover). The stamp with Saddam Hussein has been issued in 2000. It commemorates the “referendum day”. The other one has been issued in 2001 and commemorates the 10th anniversary of the bombing of Al Amiriya shelter.

1 comment:

mei than said...

this is really cool