lot # 5023 - bahrain
Bahrain: 1937 "OVERLAND MAIL" cover from Bahrain to Hamburg, Germany via Basra and Baghdad, franked
1937 "OVERLAND MAIL" cover from Bahrain to Hamburg, Germany via Basra and Baghdad, franked by 1933-37 3p. pair, 2a. vermilion and 3a. carmine tied by "BAHRAIN/2 OCT 37" datestamp, "OVERLAND MAIL" h/s in violet alongside, and on the reverse with Basra (6 OCT 37) and Baghdad (7 OCT 37) transit datestamps, fine. A RARE COVER FROM BAHRAIN BY OVERLAND. (Collins recorded only 9 items from Bahrain on the overland route. See photocopy attached.) In addition a 1937 airmail cover from Bahrain to Hamburg franked KGV. ½a. blocks of eight and six plus single and 1a. pair all tied by Bahrain '24 OCT 37' datestamp.
SG 1(2), 17a, 18 + 2(15), 4(2)
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