A is for Aden and Z is for Zanzabar


A is for Aden and Z is for Zanzibar... Now what is between? For the world wide classical era philatelist and stamp collector, a country specific philatelic survey is offered with two albums: Big Blue, aka Scott International Part 1 (checklists available), and Deep Blue, aka William Steiner's Stamp Album Web PDF pages. Interested? So into the Blues...

Friday, September 30, 2016

Aden - Bud's Big Blue

Aden in Big Blue
Bud's Big Blue
Bud's Observations
Aden’s first proper stamps were issued only three years before BB’s cut-off date.  So there aren’t many of them. And they’re fairly easy to find in old albums. Immensely popular because of their sailing dhows, scenic views, and excellent engraving, every aspiring philatelist of the 1940s and 50s had to have a set. The higher values not represented in BB are more difficult to find.

Stamps in the second row all have May 12, 1937 cancels, probably soaked off a single over-franked philatelic cover.

Census: 19 stamps in BB spaces, one tip-in. No supplement page.

Jim's Observations
The 1937 "Dhow" stamps are somewhat large format (31mm X 24mm), and, as the first issue found alphabetically in the Scott Classic catalogue, serve as a wonderful introduction to the beauty of classical era stamps. 

Aden Blog Post and Checklist

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