Saudi Arabia

Seven different official seal designs have been seen so far from Saudi Arabia.

Catalog: Drummond OS3

Date issued: Unknown, EKU June 19, 1974

Printing: Black

Perforation: 11 1/2

Inscription: Bilingual French/Arabic "Royaume / del'Arabie / Soudite / - / Trouvé / Ouvert / Ou / Déchirée / et / Réparée / D, office" ("The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - found open or torn and officially repaired") with rectangle in center for postmark and two thin outer frame lines

Control Number: Bilingual French/Arabic "P. No 266 A" at top

Description: Three Saudi Arabian official seals repair flimsy 1974 air mail cover from Quezon City, Philippines to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia that was damaged by transit cancelling machine in Mecca. Two of three seals tied on reverse by June 19th Mecca datestamp.

Catalog: Drummond OS5

Date issued: Unknown, EKU October 8, 1993

Printing: Black

Perforation: Rouletted 10 in color

Inscription: Bilingual French/Arabic "Royaume / de l'Arabie / Saoudite / Trouvé / Ouvert / Ou / Déchiré / et / Réparé / D'office" with rectangle in center for postmark and thick outer frame line

Control Number: None

Description: 1995 cover from Zagazig, Egypt to Sajir (Riyadh), Saudi Arabia repaired at right with one and a half Saudi official seals. Arabic annotation "Not known at this address - Return to origin" (translation) with postal official's signature on front at bottom.

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