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UAR – Syria 1958: Greetings for the establishment of the Republic of Iraq

On July 14, 1958, a group of Iraqi army officers carried out a military coup that ended the monarchy after 37 years of Hashemite rule in Baghdad and announced the transformation of Iraq into a republic.

UAR 1958 – Creation of the Iraqi republic
UAR 1958 – Creation of the Iraqi republic
 
On October 14, 1958, the United Arab Republic issued a commemorative stamp entitled “A salute to the establishment of the Iraqi Republic.” The stamp was issued in the the Syrian part of the United Arab Republic with a value of 12.5 piasters and the same stamp was issued  in the Egyptian part with the same date and drawing, but with a value of 10 millimes.

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