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...

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Alaouites - Bud's Big Blue

Alaouites in Big Blue
Bud's Big Blue
Bud's Observations
After World War I, the League of Nations split administrative control of the Ottoman Empire between France and Britain. Alaouites (Alawite State), located on the Mediterranean, fell to France whose stamps, along with those of Syria, were overprinted in French (Alaouites) and Arabic (العلويون). BB affords space to the Syrians only. Anomalies burgeoned into a collecting specialization (see inverted example on the supplement page). Before the end of the BB era, Alaouites stamps were superseded by those of Latakia and Syria.

Census: 30 in BB spaces, one tip-in, nine on the supplement page (seven of which are surcharged French stamps).

Jim's Observations
A nice selection of stamps, especially the Air Posts, but a bit pricey. Big Blue could have included some French Mandate issues, as well as some additional Syrian stamps. The C21 Air Post is the highest valuation @ $50.

I have 25 BB spaces filled.

Alaouites Blog Post and Checklist

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Supplements
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Supplements Air Post
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