The Libyan POSTAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS
Denomination 1000 dirhams
Size of stamp mm.40×50 – Perforation 11
Printed in minisheets with 12 stamps
Printing 4-colours offset with gold foil application
Designer: Eng. Mohamed M.Tarabolsi – Khaled M.Tabbakh
Size of souvenir-sheet mm.135×100
Printing 4-colours offset with gold foil application and embossing
Designer: Eng. Mohamed M.Tarabolsi – Khaled M.Tabbakh
Word from Colonel Muammar Al Gadhafi: ‘FORMING PARTIES SPLITS SOCIETIES’ – see a Libyan stamp about that, issued in 1984!!! Also, 2 FDCs from Libya. Read from BBC: ‘Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi appears on state TV’.
In 1949, George Orwell wrote ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’.
In 1984, this stamp was issued by Libya:
“With one hand he returns the fasces, symbol of power as appointed dictator of Rome. His other hand holds the plow, as he resumes the life of a citizen and farmer.”
Forty self-adhesive stamps printed in sheet
Denomination 400 dirhams each stamp
Stamps size mm.33×46 – Sheet size mm.295×295
Printed 4-colors offset with gold and green foil application
Designer: Dr. Mohammed Moammar Al-Gathafi
with pre-printed stamp face-value 1500 dirhams
// Monday, August 17, 2009
2001 – two souvenir-sheets
2002 – two souvenir-sheets
2003 – detail of the minisheet
International Children Day 1968 Postal Stamp
The Libyan GPTC (General Posts and Telecommunications Company):
The Libyan GPTC was established in 1984 to operate and maintain the Libyan postal system, the internal wire and wireless telecommunication systems, and the international communication system.
History of Postal Stamps in Libya:
By the nature of the profession the early Libyan post offices were built near foreign consulates and companies at the major seaports, where people are most likely to use the service. These offices continued to operate until the Italians established their first post office to guarantee contact between the various colonies.
Among the early overprints found on Italian stamps are “Tripoli di Barbaria” and “Libia“, and after the independence of 1951 “The United Kingdom of Libya“, “The Kingdom of Libya“, and “Libya“. Some of these stamps are included in this page for historical reasons and are no longer effective. Then after the September revolution of 1969 the overprint “The Libyan Arab Jamhuriyah” appeared at the top of the stamp, like the one shown below; followed by “The Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya“, then by “The Greate Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya“.
Please note that a number of the old postal stamps shown in this webpage are not valid any more and they are here merely for historical reasons. For example all the stamps carrying the name United Kingdom of Libya or the Kingdom of Libya are no longer valid.
This group of stamps illustrates the various principles on which the green revolution and commemorates the tenth anniversary of the September revolution of 1969.
Above left: “partners not paid workers”.
Oil & Gas Stamps
|Postal stamp commemorating the inauguration of the first petrol pipe line in libya, 25th of October 1961.The first line that kept wealth pumping into the heart of the Libyan economy. The two round pipes show the oil well at
Zelten and the sea port of Marsa Brega
Zueitina Oil Terminal Postal Stamp.
The Libyan Boy Scouts in Stamps:
|An envelope with postal stamps commemorating the Third Philia For The Mediteranean Boy Scouts, held in Juddaiem between the 13th and the 20th of July 1962. The actual enevelop stamp shows that the letter was sent on the opening day, the 13th.
Libyan Boy Scouts’ Website
Libya’s 10th anniversary Independence: 24 December 1961.
The Arch of Trajan in Leptis Magna
|Unesco’s Save The Nubian Antiquities Postal Stamp.
A collection of Libyan stamps from 1960s and 1970s. These stamps are no longer in operation and are shown here for historical value.
|The Libyan poet exiled by the Italians during the Italian occupation of Libya. He was born in 1898 and died in 1961.|
| The Burnt Algerian Library
A Libyan stamp commemorating the Algerian burnt library, 1965.On the 7th of June 1962 the OAS set fire to the University of Algiers’ library, destroying a total of 112500 books. In case you are wondering what sort of organisation is this OAS, it is a militant underground group opposed to the movement of the Algerian independence. As a result, the event triggered a series of commemorative postal stamps from various countries including Libya, where the event became a symbol of Algerian wars against oppression and for freedom and independence. The Libyan stamp is remarkably similar to the stamp issued by Yemen in the same year.
|The International Meteorological Day, 23rd March 1965.|
4th Tripoli International Fair: 28th of February to 20th of March 1965.
The 7th Arab Boy Scouts Camp, 12th of August 1966, Juddaiem.
| The World United Against Malaria Postal Stamp
African-European Union Third Summit (29-30/11/2010)
Muhammad Gaddafi, the secretary of the general communication board, issues a new stamp commemorating the African-European Union Third Summit in Libya. The image and the Arabic text are a screen shot from the the Libyan General Board of Communication
Libyan stamps commemorating Libyan traditional leather shows & boots.
Dinosaurs Libyan Stamps
The Scott Stamp Catalogue:
| The Scott catalogue of postage stamps lists all the stamps of the entire world. The catalogue began as a 21-page pamphlet of American and Foreign Postage Stamps, Issued from 1840 to Date, and was published in September 1868 by a New York stamp dealer John Walter Scott. The catalogue conatined both information as well as the prices of the stamps.
The Libyan Goddess Stamps
2008 final printing-proof in complete sheet
1997 “African Wildcat – Felis lybica” minisheet
1997 imperforated set on FDC First Day of Issue cover
1987 “Slender-horned Gazelle – Gazella leptoceros”
1987 FDC First Day of Issue cover
Special FDC First Day of Issue cover of the Libyan Posts.
Stamped and signed by the designer of the stamps
(Mr. Khaled Tabbakh, libyan artist)
1985 “Fossils” (frog, fish, mammal)1976 “Museum of Natural History” (Mastodon skull)
The Moamer Kadhafi numismatic Collections
Size: 2880×1896 / 3.9MB