Philatelic Literature Specialists


Middle East and Levant

Stamps of Egypt
Balian, Leon

Stamps of Egypt

with Egypt used in Palestine and Sudan
Publisher: privately published by the author, 1998

Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 535 pages + loose folding map, slight hint of spine-lean, knock to top corner of rear cover with some slight damage to book and dustwrapper, stamp shop’s ink-stamp at front with inscription: “sold as damaged-cover fault”, in Good condition.


Benians, F.W.

Publisher: National Philatelic Society, London, 1978

Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, viii + 148 pages, spine slightly sunned, corners of front cover slightly rubbed, in Good condition.


[Schindler, Werner]

The Werner Schindler Collection
Publisher: Corinphila, Zurich, 2020

Auction catalogue, hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 104 pages, with a print-out of the prices realised, dustwrapper very slightly creased at edges else in Very Good condition.


Stier, Joseph (editor)

Turkish and Foreign Post Offices, Stamps and Postal History during the Rule of the Ottoman Empire
Publisher: Chariot, Tel Aviv, 1999

First edition, hardback, illustrated, xi + 231 pages, slight spine-lean/twist to the binding, pages clean, in Good condition.


Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue Part 19
Publisher: Stanley Gibbons Ltd, London, 2005

Sixth edition, large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, xvi + 392 pages, some shelf-wear, corner-creasing to front cover and first few pages, slight marks to page-edges, internally clean, a Good working copy.


Tchilinghirian, S.D. and Stephen, W.S.E.

Part Two: The Black Sea & Aegean Ports, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Crete, Ship Mail in the Levant
Publisher: The British Society of Russian Philately, 1958

Paperback (card covers), illustrated, 96 pages + map, minor age-wear, small corner-crease, in Good condition.


Smith, Peter A.S.

Publisher: Mobile Post Office Society, 1983

Paperback, illustrated, ii + 65 pages, some slight corner-creases, tiny scuff to rear cover, page-edges very slightly toned, internally clean, in Good condition.


Wagner, Ryszard

Middle East and Italy 1940-1948
Publisher: Caldra House, London, 1992

Large hardback, dustwrapper, vii + 355 pages, illustrated, a few slight marks and minor creases to the dustwrapper, binding very slightly shaken, pages a little toned, in Good condition.


[Tchilinghirian, S.D. & Stephen, W.S.E.] and Tranmer, Keith

Austrian Lloyd, Liechtenstein, Cyprus, Egypt, Palestine, Syria-Lebanon, Asia Minor
Publisher: Keith Tranmer, 1976

Paperback (card covers), illustrated, 112 pages, covers creased, pages fine, in Good condition.


Birken, Andreas

Publisher: privately published, Hamburg, 1992

Large oblong format paperback, 334 pages, text in German, English and Turkish, a few corner-creases, some marks to the front cover, internally clean, in Good condition.


Firebrace, John

A Postal History
Publisher: Christie's Robson Lowe, London, 1991

Large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xii + 460 pages, dustwrapper slightly creased at edges and with a short tear, binding slightly shaken (as often with this heavy tome) but still perfectly solid, page-edges slightly toned, internally clean, a Good working copy.


Publisher: Robson Lowe Ltd., London, 1969

Paperback, illustrated, 40 pages, slight corner-crease and few spots of foxing to the front cover, pages fine, in Good condition.


Vol. V No. 11/12-Vol. XIII No. 1/2 (Whole series Nos. 59/60-141/142
Publisher: Egypt Study Circle, Oct 1962-March/June

Paperbacks, occasional spots of foxing, mild signs of use, else in Very Good condition.


Nos. 1-6, 31 & 42
Publisher: Egypt Study Circle, 1938-39, 1949 & 1954

Paperbacks, with tipped-in illustrations, covers sunned and torn at edges, pages fine, in Good condition.


Journal of the Philatelic Society of Egypt
Publisher: Philatelic Society of Egypt, Cairo, 1962-1979

Nos. 107 (July 1962) to 130 (Nov 1978/Feb 1979) complete, 24 issues, text in French, English & Arabic, some slight foxing, in Good condition.


Publisher: H.R. Harmer Ltd., London, 1954

Auction catalogue, paperback, 119 pages, illustrated, with the prices realised, slight wear to top of spine, covers slightly soiled, some foxing to page-edges, internally clean, a Good working copy.


Earée, Rev. R.B.

Part III Dominica – Iceland
Publisher: The Manuka-Ainslie Press, Australia, nd (circa 1970s)

Reprint of the third edition (originally published in 1906), paperback, illustrated, [21] + 170 pages, small mark to front cover, previous owner’s name inside front cover, foxing to top-edges, internally clean, in Good condition.


Fikry, Samir Amin

Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 1996

Large hardback, dustwrapper, xvi + 158 pages, dustwrapper slightly creased and with a couple of tiny tears at top of spine, ex libris National Philatelic Society with small library stamps to verso of title-page else in Very Good condition.


[Böehringer, Theodor] and [Wilson, Richard S.]

Publisher: Spink, London, 2008

Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 194 pages, text in English, in Very Good condition.


Dacos, Themis

Publisher: Collectio, Athens, 1994

Hardback, illustrated, xxiv + 93 pages, bilingual text in Greek and English, few dusty marks and slight signs of use, in Good condition.


Nofal, Mohamed Aly

Part 1 Alexandria, Egypt 1890-1956
Publisher: privately published by the author, Alexandria, 2007

Large format paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, 324 pages, text in English, signed dedication from the author to the previous owner to title-page, a couple of tiny marks to fore-edges, internally clean, in Very Good condition.


Publisher: Robson Lowe, Basel, 1972-73

Eighteen auction catalogues bound in three volumes, privately bound in blue cloth gilt, with the prices realised at the front of each catalogue, small tape marks to prices realised and front pages of each catalogue, in Good condition.



Publisher: Corinphila, Zurich, 2000

Auction catalogue, large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 461 pages, with the prices realised, text in English, German & French, sunning to the dustwrapper spine and a little creasing to the edges, else in Very Good collection.


Publisher: Harmers, London, 2009

Auction catalogue, large format paperback, illustrated, 44 pages, bilingual text in English & Italian, covers a little creased, in Good condition.


Kehr, Ernest A.

Publisher: Chambers Publishing Co, Michigan, 1942

Paperback, illustrated, 47 pages, a little mild foxing else in Very Good condition.


[Burrus, Maurice]

Publisher: Robson Lowe, London, 1962

Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated in black & white, 60 pages, with a photocopy of the prices realised, in Very Good condition.