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The final years of the Saddam regime's stamp isues

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ALL FINE UNMOUNTED MINT {MNH} UNLESS OTHERWISE DESCRIBED
[Numbers available - from 1 to 20 for each item, but mostly 3-6]

FREE AIRMAIL POSTAGE TO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD

WHEN YOUR ORDER EXCEEDS 24.99 GB POUNDS


To view enlargements when using a computer place mouse-pointer over illustrations.
Please note that many issues during this period were of poor print quality and/or badly centered.
When ordering, you will be sent the best available from stock.
Some issues, especially miniature sheets, have distinct colour differences and some are printed with uneven borders e.g. off center.
Stamps and miniature sheets will not be exchanged on the grounds of poor print quality, colour variation, poor centering, or any other production faults.
There are known forgeries of some issues and this will be noted in the list.
Known forgeries will be sold as forgeries and will have the word "forgery" written in ink on the gum side.
All items were bought from reputable Iraqi dealers with whom
I traded for many years and who advised me about forged and bogus stamps and covers.

1990 - 1999

Saddam River miniature sheet - black 28/04/2000
SG MS2075 - Mi Blk.89
Saddam's Birthday miniature sheet

2.75




July Festivals

17/07/2000
SG2076/80 - Mi1616A/20A
July Festivals
Perforated row of fivestamps (Available in multiple rows)
1.00


July Festivals imp.

17/07/2000
SG2076/80 - Mi1616B/20B
July Festivals
Imperforated row of five stamps (Available in multiple rows)

2.00


Victory Day 8/08/2000
SG2081/2 - Mi1621/2
Victory Day

Sold out


Victory Day miniature sheet 8/08/2000
SG MS 2083 - Mi Blk.90
Victory Day miniature sheet

1.50


100 Fils overprint on 1977 issue 21/8/2000
SG2084/6 - Mi1623/5
Birds

2.00


Birds miniature sheet 21/8/2000
SG1931 - Mi.Blk.91
Birds miniature sheet

4.50


Mohammed's Birthday 30/09/2000
SG2088/9 - Mi1626/7
Mohammed's Birthday

1.00



Referendum Day 15/10/2000
SG2090/1 - Mi1628/9
Referendum Day - "We Say Yes Saddam".
Both stamps were printed within one sheet. Top 3 rows were lower value & vertical format, bottom 5 rows were high value.
Therefore se-tenant pairs can be found
0.65


Referendum Day MS 15/10/2000
SG MS2092 - Mi Blk 92
Referendum Day - "We Say Yes Saddam" miniature sheet


2.00


Bayt al Hikma 23/11/2000
Mi1630/1 - SG2093/4
1200th Anniversary of founding of Bayt al-Hikma
[House of Wisdom] in Baghdad.
Both values printed within one sheet so se-ten pairs available)

0.75




Bayt al Hikma se-ten pair 23/11/2000
Mi1630/1 - SG2093/4
1200th Anniversary of founding of Bayt al-Hikma
Se-ten pair

4.00




Al Amyriah shelter 13/02/2001
Mi1632/3 - SG2095/6
Al Amyriah shelter bombing

The 25 Dinar value was printed in the same sheet as the 100 Dinar value of 54th Anniversary of Baath Party [see below]. Some sheets had the first 3 columns printed as 25D Al-Almira & the remaining 4 colums as 100D Baath Party, other sheets had the first 4 columns as 25D Al-Almira & the last 3 columns as 100D Baath Party. A few sheets were sold intact so it is possible to obtain se-tenant singles & blocks, [Picture of se-tenant stamps], but once the mistake was noticed in the Post Offices the remaining sheets were split and the stamps sold separately. Due to the perforation machine being incorrectly set up the stamps on the bottom rows of the sheets are 1 perf narrower than the stamps in the other rows. These varieties occur in several other printings from around this time, either from the bottom rows of sheets of horizontal format stamps or the last columns of sheets of vertical format stamps.
0.75




Writing in Mesopotamia 20/01/2001
Mi1634/9 - SG2098/2103
5th Millenium Anniversary of Writing in Mesopotamia

2.75




54th Anniversary of Ba'ath Party 07/04/2001
Mi1640/2 - SG2104/6
54th Anniversary of Ba'ath Party






See details about 100Dinar stamp in description of Al-Amiriya Shelter set, above. Small stamps of the 50 Dinar value which can be found are from the bottom row of the sheet.[Small stamps]. All 25 Dinar stamps are normal size.
0.75




Saddam's 64th Birthday 20/01/2001
Mi1645/7 - SG2109/11
Saddam's 64th Birthday

0.50




Fish 03/08/2001
Mi1651/4 - SG2113/6
Fish

1.65




Fauna miniature sheet 03/08/2001
Mi Blk.95 - SG MS2120
Fauna miniature sheet

4.50




Battle of Um Marik 04/08/2001
Mi 1655/6 - SG 2121/2
10th Anniversay of
Battle of Um al Marik

0.75




Oil Nationalisation 20/01/2001
Mi 1660/1 - SG 2127/8

29th Anniversary of Oil Nationalisation

0.50




Junior World Cup football, Argentina 20/01/2001
Mi 1662/3 - SG 2129/30

Junior World Cup football, Argentina

0.65




depleted uranium bombs MS 26/11/2001
Mi Blk.98 - SG MS2134

10th Anniversary of US use of depleted uranium bombs - miniature sheet

3.50




During 2002 all the release dates of stamps were delayed,
but cancellations for FDC's show the intended issue dates.
FDC's were not issued by the Iraqi Postal Authority
but cancellations were available for FDC's designed & produced by dealers!
The following list of 2002 issues gives both dates.
Dates in red show the actual dates when the stamps went on sale
in Baghdad post offices.

Army Day MS 06/01/2002
06/01/2002
Mi Blk.99 - SG MS2138

Army Day - miniature sheet

1.95




11th Anniversary of Gulf War 16/01/2002
21/05/2002
Mi 1670 - SG 2139

11th Anniversary of Gulf War

0.65




Anniversary of 8th Feb. Revolution 16/01/2002
16/03/2002
Mi 1674/5 - SG 2143/4

39th Anniversary of 8th Feb. Revolution

0.65




11th Anniversary of bombing of Al Amiriyah shelter 13/02/2002
1st week of April 2002
Mi 1676/7 - SG 2145/6

11th Anniversary of bombing of Al Amiriyah shelter

0.65




depleted uranium bombs MS 21/03/2002
May 2002
Mi Blk.100 - SG MS2150

Flowers - miniature sheet

2.00




Hajeer Year 13/02/2002
11/04/2002
Mi 1681/3 - SG 2151/3

Hajeer Year

0.65




Post Day 22/04/2002
15/06/2002
Mi 1684/5 - SG 2154/5

Post Day

0.65




Post Day MS 22/04/2002
15/06/2002
Mi Blk.101 - SG MS2150

Post Day - miniature sheet

2.00




Saddam's Birthday 28/04/2002
23/05/2002
Mi 1686/9 - SG 2157/60


Saddam's Birthday
WARNING Fakes of this issue exist.
They are offered in se-ten rows. This a picture of fakes. [FAKES]
0.75




Saddam's Birthday - 2 miniature sheets 28/04/2002
23/05/2002
Mi Blk.102/3 - SG MS2161

Saddam's Birthday - 2 miniature sheets

1.00




Football World Cup - Sth. Korea & Japan - miniature sheet 30/05/2002
01/10/2002
Mi Blk.104 - SG MS2165

Football World Cup - Sth. Korea & Japan - miniature sheet

1.50




Mosques 10/06/2002
16/07/2002
Mi 1694/6 - SG 2167/9

Mosques

0.95




Football World Cup - Sth. Korea & Japan - miniature sheet 08/08/2002
01/10/2002
Mi Blk.105 - SG MS2172

Victory Day - miniature sheet

1.50




Poets - miniature sheet 15/10/2002
29/10/2002
Mi Blk.106 - SG MS2180

Poets - miniature sheet

1.95




Referendum Day 15/10/2002
100D stamp on 29/12/2002
150D stamp on 05/02/2003

Mi 1706/7 - SG 2181/2

Referendum Day

1.00




Referendum Day - miniature sheet 15/10/2002
29/12/2002
Mi Blk.107 - SG MS2183

Referendum Day - miniature sheet

1.00




Baghdad Day 15/11/2002
23/12/2002

Mi 1708/10 - SG 2184/6

Baghdad Day

1.25




Baghdad Day - miniature sheet 15/11/2002
23/12/2002
Mi Blk.108 - SG MS2187

Baghdad Day - miniature sheet

2.75




Animals 10/01/2003


Mi 1711/15 - SG 2188/92

Animals

2.45




Animals - miniature sheet 15/10/2002
29/12/2002
Mi Blk.109 - SG MS2193

Animals - miniature sheet

2.95




Baghdad University

05/02/2003


Mi 1716/7 - SG 2194/5

Baghdad University 10th Anniversary

The last issue of the Saddam era

1.00



In March 2003 the USA colluded with the UK, then under Tony Blair leadership, to invade Iraq using the excuse that Iraq was secretly producing chemical weapons. The Saddam era was over.


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