Philatelic Literature Specialists

Hill, Captain Bryan

Postage Stamps of the Great Bitter Lake Association

Publisher: Picton Publishing, Chippenham, 1975

First edition, paperback, [v] + 196 pages, illustrated, spine toned, foxing and toning to the covers, some toning to the page-edges, minor creases, a Good reading copy.

The closure of the Suez Canal, as a result of the Arab-Israeli War, on 6th June 1967, caused fourteen ships from eight different nations to be trapped in the Great Bitter Lake. This book is a fascinating account of the association set up be the ships’ crews and the postal system they created in the years that followed. The postal system, its numerous postage stamp issues and their cancellations, envelopes, postcards, etc. are covered in detail. Illustrated in black & white. A rare book.