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Postage stamps and postal history of Jordan


Postage stamps and postal history of Jordan

A 1928 stamp of Transjordan overprinted "Constitution".

This is a survey of the postage stamps and postal history of Jordan.

Jordan is a country in the Middle East. It shares control of the Dead Sea with Israel. Jordan's only port is at its southern tip, at the Red Sea's Gulf of Aqaba, which it shares with Israel, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia. Much of Jordan is covered by the Arabian Desert. However, the north-western part of Jordan is part of the Ancient Fertile Crescent. The capital city is Amman.

Early postal arrangements

Jordan was part of the Turkish Empire until 1918 and a number of Turkish post offices existed in the area.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue: Part 19 Middle East. 6th edition. London: Stanley Gibbons, 2005, pp.161-187. ISBN 0-85259-576-X

Further reading

  • Najjar, Abed Habib. The Postal History of Jordan 1400-1959. Sahara Publications Limited., 2006. ISBN 1-903022-09-6
  • Najjar, Abed Habib. The Stamps of Jordan 1920-1965. Sahara Publications Limited., 1998. ISBN 0-9532591-0-2
  • Proud, Edward B. The Postal History of Palestine and TransJordan. Heathfield, Sussex: Proud-Bailey Co. Ltd., 2006. ISBN 1-872465-89-7

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