APOC booklet for British employees on leave

Anglo-Persian Oil Co. Ltd. Notes for the Guidance of Members of the Staff Proceeding to the United Kingdom on Leave.

London, Anglo-Persian Oil Co., [1930].

12mo (100 x 160 mm). 15 pp. plus 2 tickets at rear. Original stapled wrappers, titled in black.


The Anglo-Persian Oil Company (now BP) was at the centre of British and Iranian oil interests for much of the 20th century. This booklet provides a glimpse of daily life for the British workers who lived in Iran and worked at the Abadan Refinery and other APOC institutions. It provides guidance on how to navigate leave in Britain, including an explanation of the route taken to and from: by tanker for most employees, though an "overland route" is available for senior staff and "emergencies". APOC further reminds their employees that the import and export of firearms is expressly forbidden, and not to exceed the stated limited of imported tobacco products per person when returning to Iran. Two tickets remain intact at the rear, but can be removed from the booklet, should an employee wish to mail them off to subscribe to the APOC magazine or to join the Britannic House Club, with tennis courts and facilities accessible from London. An interesting glimpse into the British oil industry in Iran in the early 1930s.

Hint of staining, well preserved.

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