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.


Ladany, Shaul P.

Publisher: Society of Israel Philatelists, 1995

Paperback, comb-bound, illustrated, vi + 53 pages + 105 illustrations, minor shelf-wear else in Very Good condition.


Sacher, Michael

Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 1995

Large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xx + 522 pages, dustwrapper is a little loose-fitting and slightly creased, a few minor signs of use, 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.


Hochheiser, Dr. Arthur M.

Publisher: Society of Israel Philatelists, Ohio, 1984

Paperback, [iv] + 97 pages, illustrated, slight shelfwear to the covers, 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.


Buzzetti, Luciano

Vol. 1
Publisher: Zanetti, Milan, 1988

Paperback, illustrated, 143 pages, text in Italian, ex-NPS Library with small library stamp inside front cover, minor shelfwear else in Very Good condition.


Alexander, Zvi

The Alexander Collection
Publisher: OPAL & Holyland Philatelic Society, 2000

Paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, [vii] + 120 pages, bilingual text in English & Turkish, lower corner knocked with consequent creasing to the front cover and to the pages, 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.


Shimony, Zvi and Karpovsky, Itamar and Aloni, Zvi

Vol II: The Emergency, Local, and Private Postal Services. Part 2 Nahariya, Rishon Le Zion, The Negev Settlements, Sodom, Gush Etzion, Ben Shemen, Haifa “Messengers” and Tiberias, Affula & Nahalal “Emergency Mail”
Publisher: Israel Philatelic Federation, Tel Aviv, 2009

Paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, 291 pages, slight marks to the front cover and corners a little rubbed else in Very Good condition.


[Sacher, Michael]

Ottoman Empire with Pre-Philately and specialised Duloz Issues, Near East
Publisher: Corinphila, Zurich, 1998

Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 53 pages + 70 black & white plates + x colour plates, text in English, in Very 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.


Persoff, Meir

The Stamps and Postal History of Israel
Publisher: Robson Lowe, London, 1973

Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, viii + 115 pages, some shelfwear to the dustwrapper, condition.


Fletcher, Julius and Danesch, Hartwig

Publisher: British Association of Palestine-Israel Philatelists, 1983

Large format (A4) paperback, comb-bound, illustrated, 76 pages + several supplementary pages loosely inserted, in Very Good condition.


Forsher, Bruno J.

March to July 1948
Publisher: Society of Israel Philatelists, USA, 1969

Paperback, iv + 124 pages, illustrated, signed dedication from the author to the original owner (Norman Gladstone), spine rubbed with tiny amount of loss at top, slight corner-creasing, in Good condition.


Gladstone, Norman

Publisher: Central Stamp Gallery, London, 1978

Large format paperback, circa 100 pages, illustrated, in Very Good condition.


Gladstone, Norman

1948 to 1986
Publisher: British Association of Palestine-Israel Philatelists, 1986

Large format (A4) paperback, 65 pages, illustrated, in Very Good condition.


Aloni, Zvi

Milestones in the Postal History of the Holy Land
Publisher: Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, 2008

Hardback, illustrated, vii + 185 pages, bilingual text in English & Hebrew, corners very slightly knocked else in Very Good condition.


Coles, John H. and Walker, Howard E.

The Lost Territories in Africa & Asia
Publisher: Christie's-Robson Lowe, London, 1988

First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, viii + 114 pages, dustwrapper slightly rubbed and with a few short tears at corners, in Good condition.


Steichele, Anton and Collins, Norman J. and Dickstein, Leopold

Volume II
Publisher: World Philatelic Congress of Israel, Holyland & Judaica Societies, Chicago, 1991

English revised edition, hardback, illustrated, v + 300 pages, with addenda & corrigenda page loosely inserted, few very slight dents to the covers, minor spotting to upper page-edges, internally clean, in Good condition.


Buzzetti, Luciano and Sorani, Silvano

Publisher: Silvano Sorani, Milano, 1976

Paperback (card covers), illustrated, 55 pages, text in Italian, with separate 16pp English Translation, signed dedication from the author/publisher Silvano Sorani to the previous owner to first page, previous owner’s name to front of Translation booklet, in Very Good condition.


[Karpovsky, Itamar]

The Itamar Karpovsky Collection
Publisher: The Global Philatelic Network, 2016

Large format hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 148 pages, Introduction in English & German, main text in English only, in Very 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.