Libya

Libya Flag & Coat

Libya is a large country situated in North Africa bordering the Mediterranean Sea.  It is the 4th largest country in Africa.  Egypt and Sudan form the eastern borders, Chad and Niger, the southern borders and Algeria and Tunisia, the western borders.  It is made up of three historical regions, Tripolitania, Cyrenaica and Fezzan.  Its capital is Tripoli.

The independent Kingdom of Libya was formed in 1949.  This was after it had been part of Italy and then occupied by British forces at the end of the 2nd World War. The first stamps of the independent country were overprinted stamps of Cyrenaica issued in 1951.  In 1969, the King was deposed in a military coup.  Stamps including the word “Kingdom” were altered in many ways to delete that word.  At first stamps marked “LAR”  were issued, and from the 1970’s the stamps were inscribed Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya with the same words inscribed in Arabic.

1912

Stamps of Italy (Overprinted LIBIA or Libia)

Libya-6-AL112

SG # 6

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Libya-9-AP142

SG # 9

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1921

Various Scenes Series

Libya-23-AL112

SG # 23

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Libya-24-AL112

SG # 24

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Libya-51.1-J49

SG # 51

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Libya-52-AL112

SG #52

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Libya-41-J49

SG # 41

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Libya-27-J49

SG # 27

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Libya-54-J49

SG # 54

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Libya-55-AL112

SG # 55

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Libya-43-AL112

SG # 43

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Libya-58a-AL112

SG # 58a

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Libya-44-AL112

SG # 44

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Libya-45-AL112

SG # 45

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1937

Air Stamps of Tripolitania (Overprinted LIBIA)

Libya-72-AL113

SG # 72

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Libya-76-AL113

SG # 76

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1939

13th Tripoli Trade Fair Series (Inscribed XII FIERA CAMPIONARIA DE TRIPOLI 1939 A.XVII)
Postage

Libya-104-AL113

SG # 104

Unused (NH)

 

 

Libya-105-AL113

SG # 105

Unused (NH)

 

 

Libya-106-AL113

SG # 106

Unused (NH)

 

 

Libya-107-AL113

SG # 107

Unused (NH)

 

 

Libya-108-AL113

SG # 108

Unused (NH)

 

 

Air

Libya-109-AL113

SG # 109

Unused (NH)

 

 

Libya-110-AL113

SG # 110

Unused (NH)

 

 

Libya-111-AL113

SG # 111

Unused (NH)

 

 

1940

Naples Exhibition Series (Inscribed Triennale Oltremare Napoli, 1940 XVIII)

Libya-115-AL113

SG # 115

Used (NH)

 

 

Libya-117-AL113

SG # 117

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

1941

Rome-Berlin Axis Commemoration Series

Libya-124-AL113

SG # 124

Unused (NH)

 

 

1960

Arms Series of 1955 (on coloured paper)

Libya-250-AP142

SG # 250

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

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