Iran stamps

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Iran, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran is a country in Central Eurasia and Western Asia. The name Iran has been in use natively since the Sassanian era and came into use internationally in 1935, before which the country was also known to the western world as Persia. Both Persia and Iran are used interchangeably in cultural contexts; however, Iran is the name used officially in political contexts.

The 18th largest country in the world in terms of area at 1,648,195 km2, Iran has a population of over 74 million. It is a country of particular geostrategic significance owing to its location in the Middle East and central Eurasia. Iran is bordered on the north by Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan. As Iran is a littoral state of the Caspian Sea, which is an inland sea and condominium, Kazakhstan and Russia are also Iran's direct neighbors to the north. Iran is bordered on the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan, on the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, on the west by Iraq and on the northwest by Turkey. Tehran is the capital, the country's largest city and the political, cultural, commercial and industrial center of the nation. Iran is a regional power, and holds an important position in international energy security and world economy as a result of its large reserves of petroleum and natural gas.


Scott: #1445-6P

Issued: 23.7.1967

Centenary, Persian Postage Stamps

 Inside #1445-6: Iran #1O

Scott: #1522-3O

Issued: 28.9.1969

UPU, 16th Congress

Inside #1522-3: Pseudo Stamp

Scott: #1670O

Issued: 9.10.1972

International Stamp Day

 Inside #1670: Iran #450P

Scott: #1915O

Issued: 9.10.1976

World stamp Day

 Inside #1915: Iran #1907O

Scott: #2114O

Issued: 9.10.1982

13th UPU Day

 Inside #2114: Iran #2110O

 Inside #2114: Iran #2112O

 Inside #2114: Iran #2109O

Scott: #2138O

Issued: 9.10.1983

14th UPU Day

 Inside #2138: Iran #2088O

 Inside #2138: Iran #2068O

 Inside #2138: Iran #2102O

 Inside #2138: Iran #2112O

 Inside #2138: Iran #2079O

Scott: #2472O

Issued: 9.9.1991

Lary, Revolutionary Ayatollah

 Inside #2472: 1909 Islamic Revolutionary LocalO

In 1909, while Iran was struggling in the hands of a revolution and chaos, warlords were in charge in many parts of the country rather than the central government. 

One of these self-appointed leaders, was a mullah by the name of Seyyed Abdul Hossein (سيد عبدالحسين لاري) in Lar.

Lar is located 180 miles south east of Shiraz and 127 miles north west of Bandar Abbas was an important trade center and caravans stopping place.

In early 1909 (more precisely, between March and May) Abdul Hossein issued his own stamps.

The Lar stamps may be classified into two groups and each group may further divided into several types.

Group 1: The first group of stamps is the ones with the central inscription reading پست ملت لار (Post-eh Mellat-eh Lar) meaning the Post of the Nation of Lar.

Group 2: The second group of stamps has the inscription reading پست ملت اسلام (Post-eh Mellat-eh Islam) meaning the Post of the Nation of Islam.

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Gr. 1 Post-eh Mellat-eh Lar

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Gr. 2 Post-eh Mellat-eh Islam

Scott: #2476O

Issued: 9.10.1991

World Post Day

 Inside #2476: Iran #2041O

Scott: #2708O

Issued: 22.5.1997


Inside #2708: Symbolic ?? – to check

Scott: #2728O

Issued: 15.10.1997

World Post Day

Inside #2728: Stamps on Envelopes

Scott: #2823-4O

Issued: 9.10.2001

Dialogue among Civilizations

Inside #2823: Pseudo Stamp on Envelope

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert

Scott: #2816-2817O

Issued: 9.6.2001

Belgica 2001

Inside #2816-2817: Pseudo Stamps

Scott: #2819O

Issued: 1.8.2001

PHILA NIPPON (Japan 2001)

Inside #2819: Pseudo Stamp

Scott: #2880O

Issued: 15.2.2004

The World Strongest Man (Hossein Reza Zadeh)

Inside #2880: Pseudo Stamp

Scott: #2941O

Issued: 10.09.2007

World Post Day

 Inside #2941 (Stamp on envelope): Iran #2864O

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