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Alaouites (Alawite)

The Alawite State or the Alaouites is located between Hatay and the Lebanon. Geographically within Syria, Alawi was administered under a French mandate between 1920 and 1930.

France never designed postage stamps specifically for Alawite. There was an initial period in which Syrian stamps were used. In 1925, French stamps were overprinted "ALAOUITES", followed by a denomination in piastres and this was followed by the same information in Arabic.

In 1930 the State of the Alaouites became a republic, and the name was changed to Latakia. In 1936 it was fully incorporated into Syria.

Alaouites Stamps Catalogue

See all Alaouites stamps in the StampWorld free online catalogue.

Album Pages: Alaouites

Scanned album pages from the worldwide stamp collection of Antonius Ra.

Stamp Issuers: Alaouites

An overview of Alaouites stamp issues, on the Stamps of Distinction site.

Alaouites (Alawite)

Postage stamps and postal history of Alawite State

Wikipedia page providing an introductory overview of the stamps and postal history of Alaouites.