This 1949 Stamp has many layers to its story. It is part of a commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Postal Union (UPU). The fully independent Syrian Republic (the official name of the country until 1958) joined the Universal Postal Service a month into its independence in 1946. Interestingly, this stamp features an illustration of the French 'Armee Du Levant' Fort in Ain Al-Arous (Spring of the Bride | عين العروس), in the Tal Abyad district (منطقة تل أبيض) of Raqqa Province (محافظة الرقة). The spring gives rise to the Balikh River (نهر البليخ) and is famed for its archeological sites and for being mentioned in Agatha Christie's travel memoir, "Come, Tell Me How You Live" who had visited the spring in 1938 during her honeymoon with archeologist Max Mallowan.
This is a hi-res reprint (not an original), framed and printed on thick matte paper.
• Ayous wood .75″ (1.9 cm) thick frame from renewable forests
• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil (0.26 mm)
• Paper weight: 189 g/m²
• Acrylite front protector
• Hanging hardware included
• Blank product components in the US sourced from Japan and the US
• Blank product components in the EU sourced from Japan and Latvia
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