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Posted 1 year ago

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DrFluffy
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I found this miniature book in my mom's pile of "see if anybody wants these things":
My research found this:
Rare vintage miniature Koran, preserved in its original custom-fitted, decorated metal case. Distributed by Air France in the early 1960s to commemorate the opening of the Paris to Jeddah, Saudia Arabia line and offered to muslim passengers making the annual holy pilgrimage to Mecca, the holiest city of Islam and birthplace of Prophet Muhammad, for "the Hajj." Green leather binding with an overall gilt decoration on the cover, spine and back. All edges gilt. Arabic text throughout. The case features a highly elaborate engraved arabesque decoration on the cover and back and has a keychain / keyring attachment. The little book fits perfectly inside the case's recessed interior compartment, which is stamped "offert par Air France." An attractive and rare tiny religious book produced in very limited numbers.
Size: 7/8" x 3/4", unpaginated, ca. 1964

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  1. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Thank you Moon, Thomas, Phil, and Sean...
  2. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Thank you pops52
  3. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Thank you bratjdd and Vetriao50
  4. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Thank you Agram, Gargoylecollector and Lisa.
  5. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Thank you DMMDT and ho2cultcha...
  6. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Thank you woman34
  7. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Thank you PaperHoarder
  8. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Thanks Hunter
  9. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Thank you aldo78 and Manikin
  10. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Thank you toolate2
  11. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Thank you Roy
  12. Jono Jono, 1 year ago
    Can you post a picture of the case DrFluffy? I would love to see the engraving.
  13. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Jono... Will do in a little while. I have everything packed up and getting ready for a move.
  14. Rasul, 1 year ago
    Hi. I was wondering would you like to sell your mini Quran. if so how much would you actually sell it for ?
  15. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Hi Rasul. Thank you for asking. This book is part of my personal collection and is not for sale.
  16. Rasul, 1 year ago
    I thought diamond was a woman's best friend. peace be upon you DrFiuffy
  17. Rasul, 1 year ago
    I mean peace be on you
  18. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Rasul, thank you for the lovely comment and understanding. I have seen one like this a while ago on ebay.
  19. Rasul, 1 year ago
    Yes I know I've brought it. thank you for telling me DrFluffy
  20. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Sean, thanks for the love
  21. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Pickrknows, thank you....
  22. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 10 months ago
    That is a very cool little item. I have never seen anything like that before. I can't even get a bag of peanuts when I fly these days, lol. I wonder if anyone would actually be able to read this?!? Talk to you later. Thrifty
  23. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 10 months ago
    ThriftyGypsy, funny... Right? Now we gotta pay for everything.
    Kerry and aghcollect, thank you...
  24. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 10 months ago
    capjah1, Vintagefran and jjsr... Thank you.
  25. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 10 months ago
    Nutsabotos...Thank you...

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