Sunday, August 15, 2010

A page from my stamp album - Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Soon after the successful Islamic Revolution in Iran and with the exodus of the Shah of Iran, the former monarch of the Imperial Iran, there were no stamps readily available to reflect the aspirations of the new government. 

Therefore the old stamps of Imperial Iran bearing the portrait of Raza Shah Pehalvi, the Shah of Iran, were obliterated with dark vertical black lines (left column from the page from my stamp album above) and the stamps over printed with “Islamic Revolution ("Inqelab-e-Islami in Persian).”

On the first anniversary of the Islamic revolution many stamps were issued, especially stamps 2-4 in the second column from the left and stamps 2-3 in the third column from the left.


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