AJ's Encyclopedia of Stamps & Philatelic Links Afghanistan
Aghanistan was formed in 1747 under Ahmed Shah Durrani. Britain tried and failed to gain control during a series of Afghan Wars through 1919. Independence was declared in 1919 after World War I. Postage stamps have been issued since 1871, which was the local year 1288. The government changed from a monarchy to a republic in July of 1973.
Director of Posts
Linn's Stamp News
Linn's has good history noting, "...Although Afghanistan began issuing postage stamps in 1871, it did not join the Universal Postal Union until 1928. Until then, Afghani stamps were valid only within the country and required British Indian stamps to be carried abroad."
CIA data on Afghanistan
Location: Southern Asia, north and west of Pakistan, east of Iran
Independence: 19 August 1919 (from UK control over Afghan foreign affairs)
National holiday: Victory of the Muslim Nation, 28 April; Remembrance Day for Martyrs and Disabled, 4 May; Independence Day, 19 August
AJ's Afghanistan Postage Stamps and Philately
the next level I am exploring.
(new URL c.2010)
Afghanistan Stamp images
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Online Concise "Encyclopedia" of Afghanistan (new URL c.2010)
A Megellan Top 5% site;
Contains: "The Original and Most Up-to-Date White Pages of Afghans on the Net"
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