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Posted 11/20/2018   6:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add rod222 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

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My entire collection of 2 stamps.
Senussi Warrior. 1950 Sc#65 and 67


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Posted 11/20/2018   6:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice stamps Rod.

It's interesting to see the Arabic word "mujahid" in this context.
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It's interesting to see the Arabic word "mujahid" in this context.


Hi Nigel,
sorry, that is lost on me, cursory reading failed to understand, the politics at this time appear to me very complex.
I am aware of the "struggle" sense but around 1950 they were achieving independence.

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Context? What has become the usual meaning: he's off to armed jihad ...

... which, of course, once meant a spiritual struggle with yourself.

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Posted 11/21/2018   05:59 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I acquired these a little while ago as part of a Libyan collection. 16/1/1950, recess by Waterlow. The warrior illustrations are likely to reflect the part played by Libyans in the fight against the Italians (which for them had been going on for decades).



(Sorry about the marks - scanner obviously needs a clean!)

The stamps were then overprinted for use in different areas of Libya once it became independent in 1951. I don't have a full run of these (and none of those overprinted for use in the former French-controlled area of Fezzan).




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Posted 11/21/2018   06:29 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Sanusiyya were members of a Sufist order established in Cyrenaica in the 1840s by an expatriate Algerian. They became the chief opponents of the Italian efforts to conquer Libya. The leader of the resistance, Omar al-Mukhtar, who was hanged by the Italians in 1931, was a member of the order, and the independent Libya's first and only king, Idris, was the head of the order.
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Posted 11/21/2018   6:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Geoff,
Thanks for contributing, lovely collection there.

Is that your handscript? It is quite engaging,
Our son was brought up in Thailand in the main, then began schooling in Australia around 5, out of nowhere, by the time he left Primary school, his hand writing showed similar style, just beautiful.
I very much envy that ability.

My natural handscript looks like a dog's breakfast, never been able to conquer that one.

Your 1951 appear to be CTO?

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Posted 11/21/2018   6:26 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, Rod - this is the neater end, I'm afraid. A scrawl that developed over the years. I can, given the right nib, knock out italic in the manner taught us in our first year at grammar school by our English teacher, "Donkey" Derby, who'd cut his chalk into an italic nib-shape with his penknife, before demonstrating the style on the blackboard.

CTO? Wouldn't surprise me!
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Thread Bumped, last post 3 years ago.

The Savings Bank of Cirenaica
Allegato = Attachment.
(Italian Libya)
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