Dealers, Information and Assorted Links

I have added, as of 5 November 2019,  a link to Stamp Collecting Software and Resources. My thanks for the link!

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.

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.

Norayr Agopian
P.O. Box 54182
Limassol 3721

Faraz Ahmed
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
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.

Albany Stamp Company
Web site:
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.
Stamp Corner
P.O. Box 3882
Riyadh 11481
Saudi Arabia
Want lists

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.

Arabia Philatica
Alastair Gunn
Publications: (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')
eBay Lots
Good stock of Gulf States and Yemen material. Worth checking.

Anders Backman
Web site:
SilverDalen Stamps
PO Box 4502
183 04 TABY
Telephone: ( 46 - 8 ) 446 3820
Fax: ( 46 - 8 ) 446 3821

Ari Philatelics
Kuzgun Sokak No : 85 / 14
A. Ayranci
Ari Philatelics is worth checking for Ottoman Empire, Republic of Turkey and Northern Cyprus stamps.

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

Samir Chad
P.O. Box 11 - 6261
Riad El Solh 1107 2210
Beirut, Lebanon
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.

Dilawar Enterprises
Dilawar Hussain
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

Aouni Edriss
P.O. Box 30178
Damascus, Syria
Wants lists for all Arab countries, also has postal stationery

Bernhard Düker
Kerzenleite 31
D-97209 Veitshöchheim
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

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

Ahmed Abdul Latif
P.O. Box 31368
United Arab Emirates

MAJ Stamps Pakistan
406, A. H. Center, opp: Sindh Madressah
74000 Pakistan
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.

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.

Leo Malz
P. O. Box 2100
Canal Street Station
New York, NY 10013-0875
U. S. A.
Telephone: 1-212-877-7223
Mobile: 1-917-539-4343
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

Ray McMillan
Middle East Stamps
eBay Lots
P.O. Box 707
Edinburgh EH4 6JS
Scotland, UK
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.

M. Caviris
P.O. Box 92
Rollinsford NH 03869
Stamps, Covers, FDC's, Europe, Middle East, Asia

Moo Stamp Company
Web Site:
P.O. Box 11370
Torrance, CA 90510 USA
Price lists, want lists. Worth checking

Yakup Nakri
P.O. Box 788
Sisli 80226
Istanbul, Turkey

Oman PTT
Web site: (under construction)
Director, Philatelic Dept.
P.O. Box 51, P.C 112, Ruwi
Sultanate Of Oman

Pakistan Post Office Official Website
Web site:
F-7 Markaz
Islamabad 44000

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

RCB Stamps
1947 Eggert Road
Amherst, NY 14226 USA

Tarif Samman
eBay Lots
P.O. Box 638
Damascus, Syria

W. and K. Schaetzle
Hauptstr. 31
Postfach 337
CH - 8832 Wollerau
Have a large stock of topicals

Charles Stanikowski
Wycombe Phonecards
Web site:
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

M. Tariq
Web site:
Railway Road
64100 Khanpur
Stock includes a good selection of covers from the region.

Web site:
1221 Fleury Est, C.P.35046
Montreal, P.Q. Canada H2C 3K4
They have a good selection of Trucial States and Yemen material.

Tughra Stamps
Web site:
Tughra Trading Establishment
P.O. Box 724
Al-Khobar 31952
Saudi Arabia
Good selection of material, worth checking.

United Arab Emirates
General Postal Authority - Philatelic Bureau
Web site:
P.O. Box 8888
United Arab Emirates

Woodspring House
17 Hill Road
Clevedon, Avon BS21 7NE
Strength in Egypt, but also has a good selection of other Middle East material

Yemen Postal Authority
Stamps Department
Posts and Postal Savings Corporation
P.O. Box 1993
Republic of Yemen

Dealers - primarily covers and postal stationery

Web site:
Web site:
Web site:
Good source for issues of Dubai, Oman and the UAE. The philasearch site is useful for finding auction lots.
11, Frauenstrasse
München 80469
Postal history, including the Gulf States and India used abroad as well as stamps and postal stationery

Jean-Marc Cesar
Web site:
Has a large stock of topical FDCs and maximum cards

Joseph J. Frasketi, Jr.
Web site:
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

Rainer Fuchs
Web site:
eBay Lots
Am Burkardstuhl 33
97267 Himmelstadt
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 and Overland Mail Baghdad-Haifa at . 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 . Your contribution is highly appreciated.

Teepookana Stamps
P.O. Box 171
Sandy Bay
TAS 7006 Australia
His auctions, covers and postal stationery are worth asking about.

Dealers - primarily auctions

Sidney Fenemore
Delcampe shop

Yorkshire Cover Auctions
Web site:
Web site:
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.

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.

Werner Wiegand
Burgstr. 8/2
D-71272 Renningen
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

The Dhow
Aden-Somaliland-Yemen Study Group
New address shortly

The 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, , 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 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.

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.

On-line articles


EPG releases stamps on Golden Jubilee of Automobile & Touring Club of UAE

Emirates Post Group issues stamps on Innovation Week

Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)
Postal Authority unveils new identity, vision
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

Emirates Post celebrates KhalifaSat with commemorative stamp

Postage stamps on Mahatma Gandhi released in UAE by Modi, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed

Emirates Post in Dubai launches commemorative stamps to mark 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Gulf Times
Qatar Post stamps celebrate Qatar Airways anniversary
Two postal stamps launched to mark Qatar Turkey diplomatic relations
Stamps on Amir’s assumption of power issued
Q-Post issues special edition stamp
The right 'stamp of approval'

Times of Oman
New postage stamps mark 40 years of PDO’s 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 )

Assorted philatelic links

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.

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