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General Philatelic/Identify This? : Is this Syria-ous?

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Stampaholic
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19 May 2013
11:32:12am

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Got this cover. Lebanon stamps. return address; Beirut, Syria? did research on it. still can't determine for sure. was lebanon part of Syria? did some people consider Beirut as being in Syria? 1937 cancel.Image Not FoundThinking

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nigelc
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19 May 2013
12:00:42pm
re: Is this Syria-ous?

Yes, at the time Beirut was in the state of Greater Lebanon which was itself part of the French Mandate of Syria.

I recently saw a cover from Germany to Beirut from the 1930s and this was addressed to Beirut, Syria.

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19 May 2013
05:30:59pm
re: Is this Syria-ous?

The letter is postmarked BEYROUTH R.P. (= Recette Principale, main post office)

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19 May 2013
05:41:49pm

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re: Is this Syria-ous?

thanks, Arno. All I could make out was the 37.Nerd

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