Own Saudi Arabia's First Two Airmail Stamps
Issued in 1949, these used Airmail stamps are the first two ever issued by Saudi Arabia. They're exotic pieces of history that started out in Saudi Arabia and have made their way to you. Who knows what messages they carried and to where?
The design features on these stamps make them especially interesting. They include two languages – French and Arabic – with both the words and numerals represented in each. The center of the stamp pictures a Douglas DC-3, the same type of plane gifted to King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia by US President Franklin Roosevelt. The gift allowed Saudi Arabia to transport passengers and eventually mail across the country. As demand grew, more DC-3's were bought and Saudi Arabian airlines began to develop.
These Airmail stamps are intriguing pieces of Saudi Arabian history that will make neat additions to your collection. Get yours today.