Dealers, Information and Assorted Links

Newly added:  Cedar Stamps, an auction house in Beirut, Lebanon.

This list includes the addresses of various dealers in stamps, in covers, in auctions, in reference materials and for individuals and societies who are sources for reference materials. As well, there are links to online articles and links to other sites.

Note: These addresses and links are subject to change. If you wish to share an address or link of a source for material or information, you are welcome to email me.

Dealers - primarily stamps

Zubair Mayet or
Zubair Mayet
120 Brookside Lane
Hillsborough, NJ 08844 USA
Telephone: (1 - 908) 874-8777 Mobile . Call between 9:30am-2:30pm [NJ time].
Price lists include material from newly added countries such as Bangladesh, Brunei, Comoro Island, Djibouti, Mauritania and Pakistan. New issues from all the countries on the list. Separate price lists for Trucial States, Yemen Kingdom and Yemen Royalist available free on request - a good stock of this area. Also check out his eBay lots. He is interested in buying material of all the Yemens, Qatar, Comoro Island, Djibouti, Mauritania and other countries.

Adil A. Al-Husseini
P.O. Box 695
Doha, Qatar
He specialises mainly in Arabian Gulf countries such as Abu Dhabi, Aden and States, Bahrain, Dubai, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sharjah and United Arab Emirates. Both mint and used stamps. Also has postal stationery.

Bahrain Philatelic Bureau
Postal Directorate
Web site:
P.O. Box 1212
State of Bahrain
Arabian Gulf

Bernhard Düker
Kerzenleite 31
D-97209 Veitshöchheim
( 49 ) 931 95940
Price lists, want lists. He has a deep stock of the stamps of this area. He is an especially good source for covers.

Jordan Ministry of Post and Communications
Web site:
Philatelic Section
P.O. Box 9903

Farjam Khajehee
Web Site
P.O. Box 677
Al-Souk Al-Dakly 15257
His stock includes Kuwaiti stamps, covers, postal stationery and literature. His price list is worth asking for.

Kuwait Post Office Department
P.O. Box 888
13009 Kuwait

Magan Stamps
Web Site:
P.O. Box 29
Barnard Castle
Co. Durham DL12 0YD
Price lists, Want lists. Strong selection of covers, postal stationery and stamps. Has the latest issues, including the new Iraqi issues.

Oman PTT
Director, Philatelic Dept.
P.O. Box 51, P.C 112, Ruwi
Sultanate Of Oman

Qatar Philatelic Bureau
Postal Authority Web site:
Qatar Postal Authority
P.O. Box No. 24433
Doha, Qatar
Telephone: ( 00 974 ) 446 4308 / 446 4309
Fax: ( 00 974 ) 483 7777

Charles Stanikowski
2 Wellesbourne Gardens
Terriers, High Wycombe, Bucks.
HP13 5QR, United Kingdom
Telephone/Fax: +44 (0) 1494 441 112
Including phonecards from the Arab Gulf region and some postal history

United Arab Emirates
Web site:
P.O. Box 8888
United Arab Emirates

Yemen Postal Authority
(In Arabic only?)
Posts and Postal Savings Corporation
P.O. Box 1993
Republic of Yemen

Dealers - primarily covers and postal stationery

Rainer Fuchs
Web site:
eBay Lots
Am Burkardstuhl 33
97267 Himmelstadt

Dealers - primarily auctions

Cedar Stamps
Web site:
Sed El Bauchrieh - City Center Bld. 3rd floor
Jdeidet El Matn - Lebanon
Telefax:: + 961 1 901830

Dealers - reference materials

Phil Bansner
Web site:
P.O. Box 2529
West Lawn, PA 19609 USA
If you are looking for books, auction catalogues and other material, he may have what you are looking for. The site has a helpful search engine.

James Bendon Ltd.
Web site:
P.O. Box 6484
3307 Limassol, Cyprus
Has a wide range of material

T.E. Jones
36 Cobham Road
Lancashire BB5 2AD
Author of The Aerogrammes of the Arabian Gulf - Postal Agencies Issues 1942 - 1966 and The Aerogrammes of the Arabian Gulf - Post Independence Issues. He has recently published books an updated version to his book about Arabian Gulf Post Office from 1942 to 1966. He has also recently published books about the postal history of Bahrain, of Kuwait, and of Oman. The Kuwait book includes a supplementary booklet of postal markings. Must haves if you collect the stamps and postal history of this area.

Leonard H. Hartmann
Philatelic Bibliophile
Web site:
P.O. Box 36006
Louisville, KY 40233 USA
A good selection of material

Subway Stamp Shop
Web site:
2121 Beale Avenue, Dept. A
Altoona, PA 16601 USA
Has one of the best selections of books and supplies. Worth a visit.

Meeting places and societies

The Dhow
Aden-Somaliland-Yemen Study Group
Neil Williams

The American Topical Association site includes an expanded number of services and contacts. Worth your visit!

The Arbeitsgemeinschaft Osmanisches Reich/Türkei - AROS is the German equivalent of OPAL and ONEPS.

Birds of the World on Postage Stamps will interest every collector of birds. Good lists and colourful images. Worth your looking around.

R. Howard Courtney's site includes articles and images of some of the more interesting Dubai stamps and postal stationery as well as images and articles of his many other philatelic (and musical) interests. His articles and catalogue about Dubai  are worth reading. My thanks for all his help. An important resource for the Emirates postal history. A bit of news - R. Howard Courtney's The Arab World Philatelist is online as a set of images!

British Commonwealth Postmarks is a set of pages by Robert Cragg. Includes postmarks of Aden and the Gulf States. May be useful.

The Emirates Philatelic Association web site features include links to a buying and to a selling page for the stamps of the United Arab Emirates as well as a link to a discussion page. You do not need to be a member of the association to use these and some of the other features on the site.

Joachim Duester has written an article entitled The Dhufar issues of the "Oman Imamate State". This is surely the first article of any importance about the background of the Dhufar issues since Merv Chaplin's account in the second issue of the Journal of Arabian Philately. Both articles are worth reading. You may also wish to check Joachim Duester's Oman site for further research about Oman.

The Ottoman and Near East Philatelic Society is a dealing with the stamps and postal history of the area. Worth checking for their articles, some of which are online.

Royal Philatelic Society of Canada
The generous donations of books, journals and other philatelic material by its members to the National Archives makes possible my research as well as the research by so many others. My thanks.

The United Postal Stationery Society (UPSS) is useful for collectors of postal stationery such as aerogrammes and postal cards. Benefits include auctions, two publications and access to their library.

On-line articles

Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)

New UAE stamp portrays Emirati women’s stature in photograph
Emirates Post Group launches commemorative stamps celebrating Emirati almond fruit
UAE issues commemorative postal stamp to celebrate GCC’s 40th anniversary
UAE issues commemorative stamps for 25th anniversary of Dubai International Holy Quran Award

Gulf Times
Stamps marking 10th anniversary of Amir's accession to the Reins
Qatar Post issues stamp on occasion of 40th Anniversary of GCC
Qatar Post launches World Cup closing ceremony stamp
World Cup Postage Stamps Exhibition to showcase history of the tournament
Qatar Post announces FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Official Match Ball stamp set
Qatar Post exhibition reviews history of sports stamps

Times of Oman

Oman Post and Tanzania Post release joint stamp
Oman Post launches four new stamps celebrating opening of National Museum
Oman Post unveils 51st National Day Renaissance stamp

Assorted philatelic links

Linn's Stamp News - includes a good overview of what's in the current Linn's. They have search engines for their classified ads, their articles and for stamps and covers. You may need to register online to use their search engines and portions of their website. The online subscription rate for Linn's is $9.95 (USD).

Michel - includes a price list of their various products as well as online bourses and a list of dealers. In German with English promised later. Their online version of their catalogues is available by subscription.

Scott Publishing - includes information about their various products

Stanley Gibbons - includes information about their various products and services as well as an auction. The Gibbons catalogue is also available online.

Yvert et Tellier - includes a price list of their various products and services. En français aussi.

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