I have added, as of 3 September 2011, new contact information for Adil A. Al-Husseini, Leo Malz and for Zubair Mayet.
The Arabian Gulf States Postal History and Stamps Quarterly is available both in a paper version and as a .pdf file. For a copy of the current issue, and for further information and for subscription rates contact kameltom. A must issue for anyone collecting this area!!
If you are interested in the philatelic history of the State of Oman, do join the Arab Gulf and Yemen Stamp Group, if only for the article about the official stationery used by the State of Oman to send its stamps to philatelists. You can find the article by clicking on "File".
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.
Zubair Mayet or
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.
Aerogrammes and Postal
The site belongs to John Nicolini, some of whose articles are listed on the Articles page.
P.O. Box 54182
P.O. Box 7158
Karachi - 75700
Specializes in Pakistan and Bahawalpur specialized material, i.e. mint and used stamps, covers, FDCs, Error and varieties and much more. Also specializes in worldwide topicals mostly birds, butterflies and fishes plus WWF.
Adil A. Al-Husseini
or Adil A. Al-Husseini
P.O. Box 695
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.
Albany Stamp Company
Web site: www.AlbanyStamp.com
P.O. Box 30398
Charleston, SC 29417-0398 USA
Telephone:( 1 - 843 ) 766-6396
Fax: ( 1 - 843 ) 766-2235
Has an extensive stock of Trucial States issues including: Ajman, Fujeira, Ras al Khaima, Sharjah, and Umm al Qiwain and Yemen Kingdom and Republic issues.
A. Al-Nujaidi Commercial Est.
P.O. Box 3882
Khalid Abdul Aziz Ali
P.O. Box 923003
Amman 11192 Jordan
Fax: ( 00 962-6) 461 7099
Price lists, want lists. Worth checking for Gulf States as well as for material from Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Has new issues as well as older material. Also has FDCs and covers.
Publications: stores.lulu.com/awgunn (Publications include United Arab Emirates Postal History Volume 1: Abu Dhabi and a collection of the back issues of and index to the 'Arabian Gulf States Postal History Quarterly')
Good stock of Gulf States and Yemen material. Worth checking.
Web site: www.silverdalen.se/stamps
PO Box 4502
183 04 TABY
Telephone: ( 46 - 8 ) 446 3820
Fax: ( 46 - 8 ) 446 3821
Kuzgun Sokak No : 85 / 14
Ari Philatelics is worth checking for Ottoman Empire, Republic of Turkey and Northern Cyprus stamps.
Bahrain Philatelic Bureau
Web site: www.transportation.gov.bh/en/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=100
P.O. Box 1212
State of Bahrain
P.O. Box 11 - 6261
Riad El Solh 1107 2210
Worth trying for Yemen and Gulf States material
Mr. Marwan H. Daou
P.O. Box 2679
Abu Dhabi, UAE
He has a good stock and is quite knowledgeable about the stamps postal history of this area. Worth contacting.
P.O. Box 28114
Safat, Kuwait 13142
Stamps as well as coins, banknotes and phone cards
East-West Philatelic Company
P.O. Box 961
Pelham, NY 10803 USA
P.O. Box 30178
Wants lists for all Arab countries, also has postal stationery
Fax: ( 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.
Gouda Stamp Co., Ltd.
1517 W. Lunt Ave. #2A
Chicago, IL 60626 USA
Ian Kimmerly Stamps
Web site: www.iankimmerly.com/
62 Sparks St.
Ottawa, ON K1P 5A8 Canada
When in Ottawa, Canada visit their new shop!
Jordan Ministry of Post and Communications
Web site: www.jordanpost.com.jo
P.O. Box 9903
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
Ahmed Abdul Latif
P.O. Box 31368
United Arab Emirates
MAJ Stamps Pakistan
406, A. H. Center, opp: Sindh Madressah
He has for sale mint and used worldwide and especially deals in Pakistan stamps, FDCs, errors, varieties, postal stationery, postal history, postally used covers, stamp packets, country collection and philatelic accessories. Current price list is $2.00 US.
Web Site: www.maganstamps.co.uk
P.O. Box 29
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.
P. O. Box 2100
Canal Street Station
New York, NY 10013-0875
U. S. A.
Has one of the best stocks of Trucial States and Yemen. Worth trying.
Middle East Stamp Company
Mr. John J. Atallah
48 Monticello Dr.
Branford, CT 06405-4157 USA
Middle East Stamps
P.O. Box 707
Edinburgh EH4 6JS
Carries all Arabian Gulf, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, Sudan, Syria, Turkey and Yemen. Stock includes stamps, FDCs, commercial covers and aerogrammes. Lists published monthly, wants lists accepted.
P.O. Box 92
Rollinsford NH 03869
Stamps, Covers, FDC's, Europe, Middle East, Asia
Moo Stamp Company
Web Site: www.stampsite.com
P.O. Box 11370
Torrance, CA 90510 USA
Price lists, want lists. Worth checking
P.O. Box 788
Web site: www.omanpost.org (under construction)
Director, Philatelic Dept.
P.O. Box 51, P.C 112, Ruwi
Sultanate Of Oman
Pakistan Post Office Official Website
Web site: www.pakpost.gov.pk
P.O. Box 813567
Hollywood, FL. 33081 USA
Worldwide Stamps and Postal History including Middle East and Gulf States.
Qatar Philatelic Bureau
Postal Authority Web site: www.qpost.com.qa/index.htm
Qatar Postal Authority
P.O. Box No. 24433
Telephone: ( 00 974 ) 446 4308 / 446 4309
Fax: ( 00 974 ) 483 7777
1947 Eggert Road
Amherst, NY 14226 USA
Michael Rogers, Inc.
Web site for their auctions: www.michaelrogersinc.com
415 South Orlando Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789-3683 USA
P.O. Box 638
W. and K. Schaetzle
CH - 8832 Wollerau
Have a large stock of topicals
Web site: homepages.which.net/~charles.stanikowski/index.html
2 Wellesbourne Gardens
Terriers, High Wycombe, Bucks.
HP13 5QR, England
Telephone/Fax: +44 (0) 1494 441 112
Phonecards from the Arab Gulf region and some postal history
Web site: mtariq2.tripod.com
Stock includes a good selection of covers from the region.
Web site: tibetanpost.com/tpost.php
Box 65987, Station F
V5N 5L4 Canada
He is worth contacting for India used abroad, both on- and off-cover.
TIMBRES-THEMES ENRG (Topical Stamps)
Web site: www.topicstamps.com
1221 Fleury Est, C.P.35046
Montreal, P.Q. Canada H2C 3K4
They have a good selection of Trucial States and Yemen material.
Web site: www.tughrastamps.com.sa
Tughra Trading Establishment
P.O. Box 724
Good selection of material, worth checking.
United Arab Emirates
General Postal Authority - Philatelic Bureau
Web site: www.emiratespost.com
P.O. Box 8888
United Arab Emirates
17 Hill Road
Clevedon, Avon BS21 7NE
Strength in Egypt, but also has a good selection of other Middle East material
Yemen Postal Authority
Posts and Postal Savings Corporation
P.O. Box 1993
Republic of Yemen
Web site: www.philagenta.com
Web site: www.axtner.com
Web site: www.philasearch.com
Good source for issues of Dubai, Oman and the UAE. The philasearch site is useful for finding auction lots.
Postal history, including the Gulf States and India used abroad as well as stamps and postal stationery
George Bohn World Covers
P.O. Box 891
Monroe, GA 30655 USA
Especially good for modern covers
Web site: www.jmc.be
Has a large stock of topical FDCs and maximum cards
Joseph J. Frasketi, Jr.
Web site: spacecovers.com
2019 Maravilla Circle
Ft Myers, Fla., 33901-7232 USA
Great selection of space-related covers, including material from the various Trucial States, Aden and Yemen
Web site: fuchs-online.com
Am Burkardstuhl 33
He is currently station in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and is a collector / part time dealer, worth contacting for Arab Gulf material and other world wide material. His web sites include: Iraq Railway Stamps at fuchs-online.com/iraq and Overland Mail Baghdad-Haifa at fuchs-online.com/overlandmail . In addition he collects Tibet, Classic Nepal, Iran-Lion Issues and Semi Official Stamps (private carriers) from Colombia. He also maintains a discussion forum for the areas he collects at fuchs-online.com/forum . Your contribution is highly appreciated.
Richard P. Heffner
2012 Spring St
West Lawn, PA 19609 USA
The source for most of my aerogramme collection from this area.
Want list, approvals - some covers as well as other categories of postal stationery. He is currently selling his personal collection.
P.O. Box 171
TAS 7006 Australia
His auctions, covers and postal stationery are worth asking about.
Web site: www.georgealevizos.com
2800 28th Street, Suite 323
Santa Monica, CA 90405-2995 USA
Telephone: ( 310 ) 450-2543
Fax: ( 310 ) 450-6919
Good selection of material
Bow City Philatelics
Web site: www.bowcity.net
614-206 7th Avenue SW
P.O. Box 6444, Central Post Office
Calgary, AB T2P 2E1 Canada
The on-line catalogue and their auctions are worth a look.
Web site: www.cosmosstamps.co.uk
P.O. Box 7
Worth checking their auctions, also has price lists
Web site: www.sidneyfenemore.com
4A Dalton Road
New Brighton, Wallasey
UK L45 1HL
Postal bid sales and postcards. He is especially useful for Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.
Charles F. Hass
P.O. Box 3435
Nashua, New Hampshire 03061-3435
His auctions emphasize Egypt and Sudan, but also have some interesting material from the Arab Gulf States.
SPHINX Philatelic Auctions
Web site: www.SPHINXauctions.com
P.O. Box 58101
Their main activities include organizing four on-line auctions per year and offering a Net-Price-Sale list on their website. Their specialties include Egypt, Middle East and Worldwide, for both stamps and postal history.
Yorkshire Cover Auctions
Web site: stampcircuit.com
Web site: www.yorkshirecovers.co.uk
10 Lombard Street
Halton, Leeds LS15 0LT
Telephone: 0113 264 1845
Fax: 0113 294 6388
Usually has several good lots of covers from Aden, the Arab Gulf States, and Yemen.
Web site: www.philbansner.com
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: www.JamesBendon.com
P.O. Box 6484
3307 Limassol, Cyprus
Has a wide range of material
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
Web site: www.pbbooks.com
P.O. Box 36006
Louisville, KY 40233 USA
A good selection of material
Subway Stamp Shop
Web site: www.subwaystamp.com
2121 Beale Avenue, Dept. A
Altoona, PA 16601 USA
Has one of the best selections of books and supplies. Worth a visit.
Publisher of Katalog der Aerogramme von Asien 2000 as well as catalogues for aerogrammes for the rest of the world. This catalogue and others are available from Aerophil.
Meeting places and societies
Aden-Somaliland-Yemen Study Group
P.O. Box 106
The www.abu-dhabi-stamps.com set of pages is an important source for the stamps and postal history of this state. Click on the search engine link to access the images and background of the stamps, covers and aerogrammes of Abu Dhabi. The information on the rest of the pages is also worth reading. The web sites, www.oman-stamps.com , www.bahrain-stamps.com and www.kuwait-stamps are also worth checking. Additions to these sites as well as to the Dubai, Qatar and United Arab Emirates sites promises to make this set of sites an important addition to the stamps and postal history of the Gulf States.
Khalid al-Omaira has created a great set of pages for the postal history of the United Arab Emirates and of the former postal administrations that now make up the UAE. He has also generously helped me with his time and efforts to put together many of the images for my site.
The Arab Gulf and Yemen stamp group is an online group for collectors and dealers of the stamps, covers and postal history of the Arab Gulf States and Yemen. The Arab Gulf and Yemen Stamp Album has images of various stamps and covers from this area. The Arabian Gulf Philately specializes in the stamps and postal history of the Arabian Gulf region. Your participation is welcome!!
The AskPhil site may be the best site on the web for finding answers to general and specific stamp questions. A must visit!
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 interests. His articles about Audhali and Dubai fakes and forgeries 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.
Dakshina Kannada Philatelic Association promises to be an interesting site. Will be useful to anyone collecting India used in the Arab Gulf and Aden.
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 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.
The Oriental Philatelic Association of London has a new website. The site includes a index to the society's journal, OPAL Journal, and their yearly auction. The OPAL Journal is published three times a year. Articles concerning Aden, Yemen and the Gulf States can be found in the index.
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.
Sascha Wildner has a web site for the Oman stamps issued during the British Administration. You may be familiar with these issues as the values only issues.
Robert Wilson has added a page of India used in Aden to his India used abroad page. The Aden page includes a list of India era cancellations used and some illustrations
UAE philatelists win laurels at 20th Asian International Stamp Exhibition in Bangkok
Emirates Post issues stamps to mark 30 years of Emirates Bank
Emirates Post issues stamps on 20th anniversary of Union Properties PJSC
Emirates Post issues stamps to mark golden jubilee
Stamps for Al Rostamani
Emirates Post issues stamps on 40th anniversary of NBAD
Stamps on NBAD 40th anniversary launched
Emirates Post issues stamps on 10th anniversary of Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Distinguished Academic Performance
Emirates Post releases stamps on 25th anniversary of Drydocks World - Dubai
Emirates Post presents 25th anniversary stamps to Drydocks World
Emirates Post presents 75th anniversary stamps to Sharjah International Airport officials
20 Arab countries to take part in 2nd Arab Stamp Exhibition in Dubai from March 5 to 9
2nd Arab Stamp Exhibition will showcase unique stamps from 17 Arab countries
Emirates Post launches dedicated website for 2nd Arab Stamp Exhibition
2nd Arab Stamp Exhibition opens a window to finest stamps from Arab world
UAE stamps generate strong interest at World Stamp Exhibition in China
Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi opens first Arabian stamp exhibition
Commemorative stamps issued to mark DP World's 5 years as global port operator
Emirates Post issues special stamp to mark 17th GCC Stamp Exhibition 'Abu Dhabi 2011'
Emirates Post issues special stamps on GCC Summit held in Abu Dhabi in December 2010
Emirates Post leads the Gulf participation effectively in the global stamp exhibition in Japan
Charity stages show of rare stamps
Gulf Stamps Exhibition to be Held in Jeddah
Gulf News (United
Postal Authority unveils new identity, vision
Philatelic auction at Deira City Centre
Empost issues stamps to mark mine clearance in Lebanon
Postage stamp to mark Shaikh Ahmad feat
World's costliest stamp is worth more in weight
Special stamps issued
Empost releases stamps to honour top UAE poet
Envelopes expire at the end of this month
Dh2 prepaid envelopes being sold for Dh5 by typing centres
Four new stamps stress commitment to peace
New envelope for labour applications unveiled
Stamps, souvenir sheet to commemorate Dubai 2003
Emirates Post issues stamp on youth football
Emirates Post releases commemorative stamps
Stamps on Arabised coins released
Stamps to celebrate archaeological finds
Stamp show highlights National Day
UAE stamps on display in Town Centre
New procedure for postal agencies
Emirates Post issues stamp and souvenir
Stamps on Arabian Salukis
Commemorative stamp issued
GCC Postal Exhibition opens today
Book on stamps released
Stamps commemorate UAE's best-known poet
Collectors to exhibit rare stamps, currency
Registered mail to carry barcodes instead of stamps
Traditional jewellery on new stamps
Get it stamped
Empost honours winners of stamp design contest
Stamp it on
Special stamps to raise awareness on wildlife
Emirates Post Launch Dubai Tennis stamps
Emirates Post issues winning stamps
Special stamps to mark golden jubilee of Al Rostamani Group
Dubai-based stamp collector makes 'historical collection'
Emirates Post presents special stamps to National Bank of Abu Dhabi
Commemorative stamps issued to mark Hamdan award
Limited edition Gulf News anniversary stamps go on sale
Emirates Post issues commemorative stamps on 30th anniversary of Gulf News
Getting your investments licked
He has the stamp of a winner
Special stamps on Hamdan award
Stamps to mark research centre's 40th anniversary
Precious stamps as a tribute
Emirates Post issues winning stamps
Arabian stamp exhibition to be held in Sharjah
Philatelic exhibition on Oman-India at ISM
Stamps are fun way to learn history and heritage
Stamps launch marks unique date
Q-Post to hold maiden stamp albums auction
New stamps released
QPC team ready with exhibits for philatelic expo
Stamps on stars of the games
Stamps issued marking philatelic clubs 10 years
Kids day at GCC stamps exhibition
GCC stamps show opens
Q-Post chief hails philatelists role
Q-Post celebrates GCC anniversary with stamp launch
Q-Post launches World Cup stamps
Q-Post launches torch relay stamps
Q-Post opens two exclusive offices for the Asian Games
Q-Post releases four stamps set on The Games
New personal stamps issued in Games run-up
Massive demand for Asian Games stamps
Q-Post issues last Games set
Customised stamps find many takers
Q-Post donates customised stamp sheets to China
Customised stamps sale exceeds all expectations
Q-Post services prove a big hit with athletes
Hyatt Plaza offers Q-Post services
July-September stamps sales exceeded QR6mn
Q-Post stamps sales soar
Olympic bid gets Q-Post stamp of approval
Stamps dedicated to rulers issued
PNA pavilion a big hit at stamps show
Q-Post will try to form Arab philately union: official
Q-Post releases perfume stamps
Efforts on to develop Arab stamps museum
The march of a nation through stamps
Minister to open Q-Post exhibition
Interest in philately growing
Stamps to mark police sports officials talks
Q-Post unveils unique stamps to mark National Day
Qatar to be new home of Arab stamps museum
Q-Post issues stamp on victims of Israeli assault
Q-Post unveils six stamps
Stamps to mark Doha culture event
New stamps, postcards issued
Amateur Radio Society issues commemorative stamp
Qatar philately club wins medals at Japan expo
The right 'stamp of approval'
Times of Oman
New postage stamps mark 40 years of PDOs crude oil export
Oman Post issues commemorative stamp (Note: 38th National Day)
Young philatelist makes the Sultanate proud
Philatelic expo at ISM starts on Monday
Stamps expo links past with present
News about stamps (list of articles )
Postal Stamps on the UN 60th Anniversary and MDGs
Yemen Post and Postal Saving Corporation issue new stamps
Releases of seven new postage stamps
Steamer point: A memo from days gone by
Scientific symposium on stamps' historical significance
Stamps publicize heritage
Yemen Post celebrates World Post Day
Traditional costumes on post stamps
Yemen’s modern postal service: An interview with Mohammed Murghem
Yemen postage stamps send a message to the world
22 May commemorative stamps issued (2005)
Six new commemorative postage stamps issued
Postal Savings Corporation releases two new stamps
Stamps collectors receive new collection
Yemen issues commemorative stamps
The AtoZee stamps section includes links to many stamp collecting-related sites.
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.
Philatelic Webmasters Organization - includes links and good information! Especially useful for information about the various illegal stamps.
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.
The following stamp sites contain many philatelic links.
JJF's Philatelic Links - Philatelic links of all kinds
Stamp Finder is useful if you are looking for stamps, covers and collections. The stamp columns are a good read. You may also find the links page helpful.
Stamp2.com - includes various articles, well organized and comprehensive!
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