Persian / Iranian Stamps
1889 - 1891 Official Set
1919 Temporary Set
Ahmad Shah #1
Ahmad Shah #2
Reza Shah Air Mail
Shah's Early Years
Shah Coronation, 1968
Regional Women Costumes
Regional Carpets, 1974
7th Asian Games, 1974
50th Pahlavi Dynasty Anniv., 1976
Islamic Republic of Iran
Bam Earth Quick
Children of the World
Salt Water Fish
Fresh Water Fish
Iranian Domestic Cats
Persian Banknotes - Shah
Iran Coins - Pahlavi Gold
Other Persian Stamp Sites
Tambr - Persian / Iranian Stamps - Online Museum of Persian Stamps
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Iranian Commemorative and Postage Stamps
Here is a sample of Persian stamps. Select a category on the left to view
our online Gallery of Persian / Iranian Stamps.
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1971 5 Rial Stamp Depicting Cyrus Cylinder
Stamps an indication of Social and Political Changes in Iran
Iran has been known for colorful postage stamps for several decades. The post-revolutionary Islamic Republic government made a special use of the postage
stamp as a medium to deliver its political, religious and social message to an internal and international audience. In a way,
tracking the Islamic Republic stamps since 1979 reveals the political trend and the phases that Iran has gone through.
There are still other stamps that just celebrate Iran's rich cultural and artistic heritage and the Islamic Republic has certainly
not fallen short in that category of stampts.
Did you know?
Who wouldn't love something tax free?
George Herpin did. He was a French stamp fancier back in the 1860s, when stamps were a fairly new invention.
Before stamps, the recipient of a letter, not the sender, had to pay the postage.
Stamps forced the sender to foot the bill, and created a lot of stamp lovers among folks on the receiving end of the mail-and a mania for stamp collecting.
"Timbromania" from the French word "timbre" for stamp, was toyed with as a term to affix to this new hobby. But when Herpin suggested "philatilie" (anglicized to "philately"), combining the Greek root "phil-," meaning "loving," with Greek "ateleia," meaning "tax-exemption," stamp lovers everywhere took a fancy to it and the name stuck.