Rare stamp collection donated to Astan-e Qods Museum

TEHRAN -- A collection of rare historical postage stamps was donated by collector Mashallah Ebadi to the Astan-e Qods Museum in Mashhad last week.
The donation comprises over 1,000 stamps from 33 countries including France, England, Germany, Japan, Hungary, Turkey, Austria, Saudi Arabia and Iraq.

The oldest Iranian postage stamp in the assortment was issued in 1894 in the reign of Qajar king Nasser ad-Din Shah (1831-1896) and the oldest foreign stamp is an Austrian one issued in 1908.

The album also contains a stamp which was printed during the reign of Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I (1830–1916) of the Hapsburg dynasty.

A special stamp issued to mark the 300th anniversary of the foundation of the Romanov dynasty (1613-1917) in Russia is also amongst the items donated.

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