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 by the blog author, Jim Jackson, with two albums: Big Blue, aka Scott International Part 1 (checklists available), and Deep Blue, aka William Steiner's Stamp Album Web PDF pages. In addition, "Bud" offers commentary and a look at his completely filled Big Blue. Interested? So into the Blues...

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Bahrain - Bud's Big Blue

Bahrain in Bud's Big Blue
Bud's Big Blue
Bud's Observations
Bahrain received its first overprinted stamps in 1933, coinciding roughly with the discovery of oil and the building of a refinery on this small Persian Gulf island. Before then the stamps of India were used without overprints. If you have a cancelled Bahraini stamp, it came from Manama, the only post office until 1946.

Census: 17 in BB spaces, 5 tip-ins.

Jim's Observations
Whether its because of the India area stamp collectors, or the oil flowing through the region, Bahrain's stamps are expensive. But the "middle priced"  Golden Tulip Hotel in Bahrain is $200/ night, so save money and buy the stamps! ;-)

Bahrain Blog Post and Checklist

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