Key: 6290  
Country:
Group: Arabia
Volume: 70
Issued: 3134 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 1,648,000 sq.km; Population - 66,128,000; Capital - Tehran
An Islamic Republic in southwestern Asia, between the Persian Gulf and the
Caspian Sea. Economy mainly based on exporting crude oil. Also well known for
its carpets production.
Formerly Persia, a Monarchy ruled by Shahs. In 1935 the name Iran was adopted.
In 1979 the last Shah was overthrown and an Islamic Republic was established.
In 1915 few stamps were issued under British occupation of the seaport BUSHIRE.
First stamps were issued in 1868. Direct UPU membership since September 1st,
1877. Annual output about 55.
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Inscriptions
Lion standing to left
Portrait monarch facing lion beneath
POSTE PERSANE
POSTES PERSANES
P.L. TEHERAN overprinted on stamps of Persia
POSTES IRANIENNES overprinted on stamps of Persia
IRAN overprinted on stamps of Persia
Arabic script
IRAN
REPUBLIQUE ISLAMIQUE DE L'IRAN
R.I.IRAN
ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN

Index
IRAN (PERSIA)
      Persia -1935
      Iran 1935-
      Islamic Republic 1979-
      Official Stamps
      Newspaper Stamp
      Parcel Post Stamps
      Postal Tax Stamps
 
Currency
20 Shahis = 1 Kran
10 Krans = 1 Toman
100 Centimes = 1 Franc (1881)
100 Dinars = 1 Rial (1933)
100 Rials = 1 Pahlavi
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