The 1964 Jordan Birds Airmail Stamp

30 Jul 2020  Thu

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan lies in southwestern Asia on the east bank of the Jordan River. It was ruled by the Ottoman Turks until the Arab Revolt of 1916 during World War I. After the war, it was established as a monarchy under the Hashemite dynasty but mandated to Great Britain by the League of Nations.

On 25th May 25, Jordan declared its independence as the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan. The name was later shortened to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. On 18th December 1964, Jordan issued a set of three Bird airmail stamps ranging from 150 Jordanian fils, 500 Jordanian fils, and 1000 Jordanian fils.

The colorful birds depicted on the stamps are the gorgeous bush shrike, the ornate hawk-eagle and the gray-headed kingfisher. These stamps have a following in the United States. The set in the mint never-hinged condition is at USD 235 and the used one is for USD 123.

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