Postage stamps and postal history of Lebanon
Early postal arrangements
The Turkish postal system had around 200 post offices in the region and foreign post offices were run by Austria, Great Britain, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy and Russia. Lebanon used the stamps of Turkey until 1917.
Egyptian Expeditionary Force
French military occupation
Following the mandate given to France in 1920 and the defeat of Syrian forces in May 1920 at the Battle of Maysalun, Syria was divided in two countries, Syria and Lebanon; and both were under French military occupation. Stamps of France overprinted for use in Syria were used between 1919 and 1923 overprinted T.E.O. (Territoires Ennemis Occupés) or O.M.F. (Occupation Militaire Francaise). Lebanon used the stamps of France, overprinted Grand Liban in 1924. From 1925 Lebanon had its own stamps marked Grand Liban.
The Lebanese Republic was proclaimed on 23 May 1926. At first stamps were overprinted Republique Libanaise. Later stamps were prepared in the name of the new republic. and from the 1940s the word Liban started to be used. Today all stamps of Lebanon are marked simply Liban.
- List of people on stamps of Lebanon
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- Taleb, Chafic. Lebanon Through its Stamps / Le Liban à travers ses timbres. 2001. ISBN 2-84289-377-8 (English, French, and Arabic languages)
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