International Children Day 1968 Postal Stamp
History of Postal Stamps in Libya
By the nature of the profession the early Libyan post offices were built near foreign consulates and companies at the major seaports, where people are most likely to use the service. These offices continued to operate until the Italians established their first post office to guarantee contact between the various colonies. Among the early overprints found on Italian stamps are "Tripoli di Barbaria" and "Libia", and after the independence of 1951 "The United Kingdom of Libya", "The Kingdom of Libya", and "Libya". Some of these stamps are included in this page for historical reasons and are no longer effective. Then after September 1969 the overprint "The Libyan Arab Jamhuriyah" appeared at the top of the stamp; followed by "The Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya", then by "The Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya". The Libyan GPTC (General Posts and Telecommunications Company) was established in 1984 to operate and maintain the Libyan postal system, the internal wire and wireless telecommunication systems, and the international communication system.
Goddess Libya (Sibyl) Stamp.
The prophesy of Libyan Sibyl was simple:
Oil & Gas Stamps
The following is a postal stamp commemorating the inauguration of the first petrol pipe line in libya, dated to the 25th of October 1961. The first line that kept wealth pumping into the heart of the Libyan economy. The two round pipes show the oil well at Zelten and the sea port of Marsa Brega.
Zueitina Oil Terminal Postal Stamp.
Kingdom-flag-coloured oil flowing from Libya; on one hand growing as trees nurturing the economy, and on the other pumped to feed the world. In between the Nomad Tuareg lead their camels across the Sahara's sands, as usual; all for 60 pence!
The Libyan Boy Scouts Stamps
An envelope with postal stamps commemorating the Third Philia For The Mediterranean Boy Scouts, held in Juddaiem between the 13th and the 20th of July 1962. The actual envelop stamp shows that the letter was sent on the opening day, the 13th.
Libyan Boy Scouts' Website
The Burnt Algerian Library
A Libyan stamp commemorating the Algerian burnt library, 1965.
On the 7th of June 1962 the OAS set fire to the University of Algiers' library, destroying a total of 112500 books. In case you are wondering what sort of organisation is this OAS, it is a militant underground group opposed to the movement of the Algerian independence. As a result, the event triggered a series of commemorative postal stamps from various countries including Libya, where the event became a symbol of Algerian wars for freedom and independence. The Libyan stamp is remarkably similar to the stamp issued by Yemen in the same year.
The International Meteorological Day, 23rd March 1965.
African-European Union Third Summit (29-30/11/2010)
The communication board issued a new stamp commemorating the African-European Union Third Summit in Libya.
Libyan traditional leather shows & boots.
Dinosaurs Libyan Stamps
The Scott Stamp Catalogue
The Scott catalogue of postage stamps lists all the stamps of the world. The catalogue began as a 21-page pamphlet of American and Foreign Postage Stamps, Issued from 1840 to date, and was published in September 1868 by the New York stamp dealer John Walter Scott. The catalogue contained both information as well as the prices of the stamps.