officially the Republic of Iraq is a country in
bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the
southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest, and
Syria to the west. The capital, and largest city, is Baghdad. The main
ethnic groups are Arabs and Kurds; others include Assyrians, Turkmen,
Shabakis, Yazidis, Armenians, Mandeans, Circassians, and Kawliya.
Around 95% of the country's 36 million citizens are Shia or Sunni
Muslims, with Christianity, Yarsan, Yezidism, and Mandeanism also
in 1932 brought a new currency (fils and dinar), and the existing
Faisal stamps were surcharged accordingly, and issued on 1 April 1932.
These were followed soon after (9 May) by stamps of the previous design
denominated in the new currency.
Iraq's first commemorative stamps came out in 1949 to mark the 75th
anniversary of the Universal Postal Union. Faisal's 1953 coronation was
also marked by a set of three, along with a souvenir sheet. The last of
the Faisal definitives had only partly appeared before the revolution
of 1958, and both issued and unissued types were overprinted. The first
and only stamps related to Paleontology issued in
Official stamps of
Iraq related to Paleontology: dinosaurs
and other prehistoric animals