Articles about various aspects of Afghan Philately.

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An article published in the British Journal of Russian Philately in 2015 about the "Northern Route" through Russia which mail from Afghanistan to Axis countries had to take after the outbreak of World War II once the route through India became unavailable. The route only lasted until Russia too joined the War.
THE_NORTHERN_ROUTE.pdf

An article about an earlier Northern Route - via Kushka in 1935-36, also published by BJRP in 2015. This route was very short-lived and not much used. Only a handful of covers are known.
Kushka_-_The_Original_Northern_Route.pdf

Mail from the ISAF forces is discussed in this article published in Gibbons Stamp Monthly in July 2014.
Afgahnistan-_ISAF_mail_2001-2014.pdf

An article explaining how the cancellation developed in Afghanistan - from tearing a piece out of the stamp to the first UPU-style postmarks. Published in Gibbons Stamp Monthly in February 2012.
The_Development_of_the_Cancellation.pdf

The Classic Issues of Afghanistan - 1871-1876, published in the Stamp Lover, October 2013. No prizes for spotting the deliberate mistake in the 6th paragraph where "solar" should read "lunar". Oops!
The_Classic_Issues.pdf

An introduction to the stamps issued during the reign of King Amanullah 1919-1928. Published in Gibbons Stamp Monthly, April 2016.
Ammanullah.pdf

An Article on the stamps and post history of the Taliban and post-Taliban era. Published in the Stamp Lover, December 2013.
Modern_Afghan_Issues.pdf
 
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