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Calstamp

13 Aug 2020
08:11:50pm
Am confident I am “among the last to arrive at the party”. However, still thought I would share a trio of ME philatelic resources I recently came across.

Middle East Philatelic Bulletin. Published online quarterly by Tobias Zywietz. (zobbel dot de). This must truly be a labor of love, as each issue runs upwards of 200 pages. And it available to interested readers at no cost. Includes new content, “items from the archives”, and limited content from specialty publications. As the moniker states, the scope is the entire ME.

The Arab World Philatelist. Editor: R. Howard Courtney. Six issues. 32 to 36 pages/issue. Published from 1978 to 1982. Believe Courtney is/was a Chicago area dealer. Despite the passage of 40 years each issue still offers content of interest to a ME-focused philatelist. Particularly enjoyed reading the Q&A feature. (All six issues available online. Printed copies of select issues available via eBay from Mervin Chaplin.)

Journal of Arabian Philately. Publisher/editor: Mervin Chaplin. Two issues produced, 1971-72. (Copies of the issues available via eBay from Mervin Chaplin.). Believe this was the first publication of its kind produced in North America.

Happy reading.

Jim


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18 Aug 2020
04:22:10pm
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Middle East Philatelic Bulletin. Published online quarterly by Tobias Zywietz. (zobbel dot de). This must truly be a labor of love, as each issue runs upwards of 200 pages. And it available to interested readers at no cost. Includes new content, “items from the archives”, and limited content from specialty publications. As the moniker states, the scope is the entire ME.




Thanks for posting this reminder.
The standard of this publication has been maintained for a considerable time.

Here is my post from 2016:



http://www.zobbel.de/mepb/mepbulletin.htm

This has just been published and is a free download from Zobbel

In my view the Author Tobias Zywietz has done a great job!


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19 Aug 2020
04:42:05pm
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Just had message from Tobias Zywietz advising next issue is planned for Sep 2020, so look out for it.

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30 Apr 2022
11:27:53am
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What is the best catalog to use for identifying the various Syrian stamps that have been issued? Is there a Syria specific catalog? I am most interested in the issues up through 1963 if that helps in selecting recommended sources.

Is there a good source of online images for Syria's stamps? I noticed that Antonius Ra's online collection omits Syria!

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30 Apr 2022
01:25:39pm

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Jerrel: My Syria is fairly complete (except for very hard to get stamps 1919-20 French era stamps).
Do you want me to privately email you scans or photos? I have it on Steiner and Minkus pages, in chronological order.
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30 Apr 2022
02:49:38pm
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I would love to see the issues you have in your collection through 1940 or even up to 1963 if possible! I had the opportunity to go through the available stamps at two local stamp dealers as well as through the 28 dealers who were at the Pipex 2022 show yesterday. Even met Bill Seymour who hosts the site for Mitchell Ward's collection on the internet which was a nice bonus. Bill is an amazingly productive individual! I had hoped that Jim Jackson might be at the show as well but if he was there I did not run into him. There were no Syria 106c stamps at the show which was not a surprise. Happy

I drove down to the show as a spur of the moment decision as I woke up earlier than usual yesterday and had nothing else going on so made the 3.5 hour trip each way. I had a great trip and added thirty additional stamps for Syria to the twenty-five that I had. All were mnh except for one stamp with an upside down overprint and another gutter pair issue so I am beginning to make some progress on a new collection. I plan to use a blank album for housing the collection as I want to be open to some more esoteric items than my normal album filling approach to collecting. I have another gutter pair issue coming from eBay as well. For now, to slow me down on acquisitions, I am trying to limit my purchases to mnh issues which may result in a quick stalemate to new purchases and this decision may have to be overturned. Happy

I checked out a fairly well worn dust case on some shelves with old albums and binders at a local stamp dealer and found a really nice Frank Godden leather bound album with a good group of unused quadrilled pages and I think I will use it for the Syria collection.

Trip turned out well as two members from my local stamp club, the Greater Eastside Stamp Society which meets at the Panera restaurant in Redmond on the first and third Thursday at 9 AM, were there as well and the three of us had lunch at a Shari's restaurant near the show site. Both are heavily interested in German and Switerzerland stamps and plan to attend the German area society meeting that will be held at the show.

Jerrel

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30 Apr 2022
08:26:25pm

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Jer: Scans of Syria 1919-1946 on its way to you via email
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01 May 2022
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I received the e-mailed scans. They were exactly what I was looking for as a resource on the stamps for Syria and are much appreciated!

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02 Jul 2022
03:41:47am
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I have continued to look for additional stamps for Syria from 1919 to 1963 and can now report that I have reached 134 different issues in my country collection for Syria plus an additional 12 items which are either pairs, blocks of four, or a duplicate which may represent a variety which lacks a separate Scott number (or maybe it is just an accidental duplicate Sad ). Out of the total of 134 different stamps I have 19 stamps which are either airmail or airmail special delivery so the collection is definitely becoming a bit more interesting. Most of the additional acquisitions were through a Sandafayre auction plus a small number of purchases through Hipstamp or eBay. So far, I am continuing to gather items without adding them to an album as yet but building an Excel spreadsheet to document the acquired items. Once I reach a critical mass I will start adding them to the previously mentioned Frank Godden album which I found fortuitously as I started the collection.

I have been studying the scans I received from Ralph Anavy for his Syria collection which have been very helpful in verifying a few issues where the Scott catalog lacks details on issues or has limited illustrations.

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Calstamp

13 Aug 2020
08:11:50pm

Am confident I am “among the last to arrive at the party”. However, still thought I would share a trio of ME philatelic resources I recently came across.

Middle East Philatelic Bulletin. Published online quarterly by Tobias Zywietz. (zobbel dot de). This must truly be a labor of love, as each issue runs upwards of 200 pages. And it available to interested readers at no cost. Includes new content, “items from the archives”, and limited content from specialty publications. As the moniker states, the scope is the entire ME.

The Arab World Philatelist. Editor: R. Howard Courtney. Six issues. 32 to 36 pages/issue. Published from 1978 to 1982. Believe Courtney is/was a Chicago area dealer. Despite the passage of 40 years each issue still offers content of interest to a ME-focused philatelist. Particularly enjoyed reading the Q&A feature. (All six issues available online. Printed copies of select issues available via eBay from Mervin Chaplin.)

Journal of Arabian Philately. Publisher/editor: Mervin Chaplin. Two issues produced, 1971-72. (Copies of the issues available via eBay from Mervin Chaplin.). Believe this was the first publication of its kind produced in North America.

Happy reading.

Jim


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18 Aug 2020
04:22:10pm

re: Middle East philately

Middle East Philatelic Bulletin. Published online quarterly by Tobias Zywietz. (zobbel dot de). This must truly be a labor of love, as each issue runs upwards of 200 pages. And it available to interested readers at no cost. Includes new content, “items from the archives”, and limited content from specialty publications. As the moniker states, the scope is the entire ME.




Thanks for posting this reminder.
The standard of this publication has been maintained for a considerable time.

Here is my post from 2016:



http://www.zobbel.de/mepb/mepbulletin.htm

This has just been published and is a free download from Zobbel

In my view the Author Tobias Zywietz has done a great job!


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19 Aug 2020
04:42:05pm

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Just had message from Tobias Zywietz advising next issue is planned for Sep 2020, so look out for it.

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30 Apr 2022
11:27:53am

re: Middle East philately

What is the best catalog to use for identifying the various Syrian stamps that have been issued? Is there a Syria specific catalog? I am most interested in the issues up through 1963 if that helps in selecting recommended sources.

Is there a good source of online images for Syria's stamps? I noticed that Antonius Ra's online collection omits Syria!

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Retired Consultant APS#186030
30 Apr 2022
01:25:39pm

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re: Middle East philately

Jerrel: My Syria is fairly complete (except for very hard to get stamps 1919-20 French era stamps).
Do you want me to privately email you scans or photos? I have it on Steiner and Minkus pages, in chronological order.
rrr...

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30 Apr 2022
02:49:38pm

re: Middle East philately

I would love to see the issues you have in your collection through 1940 or even up to 1963 if possible! I had the opportunity to go through the available stamps at two local stamp dealers as well as through the 28 dealers who were at the Pipex 2022 show yesterday. Even met Bill Seymour who hosts the site for Mitchell Ward's collection on the internet which was a nice bonus. Bill is an amazingly productive individual! I had hoped that Jim Jackson might be at the show as well but if he was there I did not run into him. There were no Syria 106c stamps at the show which was not a surprise. Happy

I drove down to the show as a spur of the moment decision as I woke up earlier than usual yesterday and had nothing else going on so made the 3.5 hour trip each way. I had a great trip and added thirty additional stamps for Syria to the twenty-five that I had. All were mnh except for one stamp with an upside down overprint and another gutter pair issue so I am beginning to make some progress on a new collection. I plan to use a blank album for housing the collection as I want to be open to some more esoteric items than my normal album filling approach to collecting. I have another gutter pair issue coming from eBay as well. For now, to slow me down on acquisitions, I am trying to limit my purchases to mnh issues which may result in a quick stalemate to new purchases and this decision may have to be overturned. Happy

I checked out a fairly well worn dust case on some shelves with old albums and binders at a local stamp dealer and found a really nice Frank Godden leather bound album with a good group of unused quadrilled pages and I think I will use it for the Syria collection.

Trip turned out well as two members from my local stamp club, the Greater Eastside Stamp Society which meets at the Panera restaurant in Redmond on the first and third Thursday at 9 AM, were there as well and the three of us had lunch at a Shari's restaurant near the show site. Both are heavily interested in German and Switerzerland stamps and plan to attend the German area society meeting that will be held at the show.

Jerrel

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30 Apr 2022
08:26:25pm

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Jer: Scans of Syria 1919-1946 on its way to you via email
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01 May 2022
09:14:15am

re: Middle East philately

I received the e-mailed scans. They were exactly what I was looking for as a resource on the stamps for Syria and are much appreciated!

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jbaxter5256

02 Jul 2022
03:41:47am

re: Middle East philately

I have continued to look for additional stamps for Syria from 1919 to 1963 and can now report that I have reached 134 different issues in my country collection for Syria plus an additional 12 items which are either pairs, blocks of four, or a duplicate which may represent a variety which lacks a separate Scott number (or maybe it is just an accidental duplicate Sad ). Out of the total of 134 different stamps I have 19 stamps which are either airmail or airmail special delivery so the collection is definitely becoming a bit more interesting. Most of the additional acquisitions were through a Sandafayre auction plus a small number of purchases through Hipstamp or eBay. So far, I am continuing to gather items without adding them to an album as yet but building an Excel spreadsheet to document the acquired items. Once I reach a critical mass I will start adding them to the previously mentioned Frank Godden album which I found fortuitously as I started the collection.

I have been studying the scans I received from Ralph Anavy for his Syria collection which have been very helpful in verifying a few issues where the Scott catalog lacks details on issues or has limited illustrations.

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Editor, Seal News; contributor, JuicyHeads
02 Jul 2022
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