Persian Gulf Missing

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 Egypt 376, Jordan 321, Lebanon 286, Libya 149,
Saudi Arabia 200, Syria 389, Yemen 90

     In 1955 and 1957 seven Arab countries celebrated the establishment of the Arab Postal Union in 1953 with an issue of stamps showing a map of the Mideast. On the stamps issued by Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia  the Persian Gulf is missing.

     SCN 149        SCN 376        

     SCN 321       SCN 90        SCN 199

     Whenever I have seen this error mentioned, the stamps from Lebanon are also identified as having the same error. An examination of the Lebanese stamps shows that the Persian Gulf is shown on them.

SCN 286

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