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A few hard copy philatelic books have passed over my desk.

Email if they of interest to any Australia based Stampboarders, no charge

- Medical Philately of Australia John Pearn 1978

- Guidelines for Exhibiting Topical Collections 1982

- The Joy of Stamps by Hunter Davis 1983

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John Bulat
Illustrated Postage Stamp History of Western Ukrainian Republic 1918-1919 (downloadable pdf)

https://diasporiana.org.ua/wp-content/uploads/books/23613/file.pdf

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The seventeenth issue (Spring 2021) of “The Middle East Philatelic Bulletin” with 283 pages has been published and can be downloaded, as usual for free at the link below:

Contents include:
The Αustrian Post in Thessaloniki (Alexandros Savopoulos )
The Turkish Post in Bulgaria: New Discoveries (Dr. Georgi Popov)
“Via Quetta” – The Earliest Incoming Mail to Persia (Björn Sohrne)
Emergency Measures of the Ottoman Post during the First World War (Jens Warnecke)
On the Use of Turkey’s 1916 Leander’s Tower Postal Card (Otto Graf)
Two Mysterious Baghdad–Haifa Overland Mail Route Instruction Hand-Stamps (Rainer Fuchs)
Three New Jordanian Censor Markings (Bernd-Dieter Buscke)
Mail from Perim Island (Yemen) (Folkert Bruining and Ot Louw)
The Yellow Fleet (Great Bitter Lake Association) (Peter Valdner)
The Palestine Post Tariff 2020 (Thomas Schubert)
Constantinople & Danube Line Of Steamers / T.B. Morton & Co. (Kamil Fatih Arli)

Request for Information:
Palestine " إيرادات" (ʾiradat) Overprint (Arthur Harris)
Research Request: “Le Loi sur le Timbre” – Ottoman Fiscal Stamp Law 1893 (Tobias Zywietz)
Request for Information: International Currency Relations for Postage Due Calculations (Martin Davies)
Request for Information: The Yemenophile / Research Request: Royalist Yemen Stationery (Andreas Svrakov)
Research Request: Israeli Postal War against Palestine 1995 (Jan Heijs)
Request for Information: Mysterious Cover from Saudi Arabia to Cairo 1973 with Israeli Military Connection (Harris Wolman, Martin Lovegrove)
Request for Information: Palestine Mandate Booklet Stamps (Rolf Wernecke)
Request for Information: Egyptian Charity Label Giza Ambulance (ANPA) (Axel Brockmann)
More Lebanon Gum-Side Surcharges (Phil Le Page)
The End of the Overland Mail Baghdad–Haifa (III): Transdesert Transport Companies – Ani & Aboody Transport Company (Rainer Fuchs)
Request for Information: Jordan Postage Rates 1920–1967 (Bob Stuchell, Bernd-Dieter Buscke, Avo Kaplanian)
Archive: Postal History and Related Notices from the Official Gazettes for Palestine – Part 11: 1932 (Tobias Zywietz)
Recent Philatelic Journals (Tobias Zywietz)
Jerusalem Railway Station with Locomotive "Ramleh"

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This one is also good (not sure someone already listed it)

www.freestampcatalogue.com

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Great Britain (mainly), some World Too

There are a number of useful resources on the Perfin Society website https://www.angelfire.com/pr/perfinsoc/index.html
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I was disappointed browsing through the contents of many Middle East Philatelic Bulletins to find very little modern material. Everybody seems to be studying old material which has already been studied - and adding new information - but nobody seems to be recording modern (ie post WW2) material.

There's almost nothing on Saudi Arabia 1960s definitives.
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norvic wrote:
15 May 2021 07:58
I was disappointed browsing through the contents of many Middle East Philatelic Bulletins to find very little modern material. Everybody seems to be studying old material which has already been studied - and adding new information - but nobody seems to be recording modern (ie post WW2) material.

There's almost nothing on Saudi Arabia 1960s definitives.
Ian,

Tobias himself specialises in Palestine, all other articles are from volunteer contributors on which Tobias has no influence what they write.

Why do you not prepare an article on Saudi Arabia 1960s definitives and send it to Tobias, maybe it will generate additional interest?
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On the ToDo list, along with a lot of other subjects!
Ian Billings - Norvic Philatelics - Remember almost everything I picture is available, unless otherwise stated or copied from elsewhere, as I reduce a roomful of 'stuff' - just ask. GB stamps info: https://blog.norphil.co.uk, NPhilatelics on twitter, www norphil.co.uk, shop.norphil.co.uk for our e-commerce site

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The eighteenth issue (Summer 2021) of “The Middle East Philatelic Bulletin” with 251 pages has been published and can be downloaded, as usual for free at the link below:

The Art of Islam (Hubert Gerzabek)
Mail from Perim Island (Yemen) (II) (Folkert Bruining)
A Visit to the Quarantine Station at Anatoli-Kawak in 1884 (Tobias Zywietz)
The Agony of Quarantine in Smyrna in 1890 (Tobias Zywietz)
Reports from the 1902 Cholera Epidemic in Palestine (Tobias Zywietz)
The WWI Censor Seals of the Ottoman Empire (Philip Longbottom)
Ottoman Censorship Markings of WWI – Part I: Negative Censorship Markings (Hans Paul Soeten)
The Red Crescent Exhibition Constantinople 1917 (Jens Warnecke)
The Earliest Ottoman Reply Coupon from Smyrna 1915 (Hakan Berkil)
Selling the Impossible – Palestine ‘Blues’ 1918: 5 Mils Overprint in Grey Colour? (Tobias Zywietz)
Introduction of the French Transdesert Motor Service Damascus–Baghdad (Rainer Fuchs)
Some Interesting Proofs and Essays of (Trans)Jordan (Avo Kaplanian)
Slogan Marks of the World Refugee Year (Laurence Fisher and Dr. Ofir Winter)
Palestine Rare Destinations: Iceland 1947 (Max Michel Mann)
Jordan’s Postcard for King Hussein’s Fiftieth Birthday 1985 (Dr. David K. Smith)
Market Report: Supplies of Post Office Postal Stationery Wrappers of Middle East Countries 2011–2020 (Dr. John A. Courtis)

Book Reviews
Mohamed Aly Post (Ramadan)
The Bombay–Aden Sea Post Office (Dovey & Bottrill)
Prisoners of War at the Ottoman Front during WWI (Giray)

Reactions, Comments, Queries
RFI: Philatelic Literature in Arabic (Russel Turner, Peter Moorer)
RFI: Pogon Ambulant Post Office – A Rural Postal Service in Ottoman Times? (Folkert Bruining)
RFI: Turkey 1921/1922: Is there a third Adana overprint series? (Willy Pijnenburg)
RFI: Jordan Postage Rates 1920–1967 (Bernd-Dieter Buscke)
New Discovery: Gum-side Printing of the 1923 5p Ay Yıldız (Jens Warnecke)
Jordan: Military Cancel (Arab Legion) “M 30” (1955) (Bernd-Dieter Buscke)
The Hashemite Philatelist – An April Fools’ Joke from 1968 (Khalid Omaira)
The Palestine Post Tariff 2020 – Correction (Thomas Schubert)
RFI: Iraqi Postmarks Research (Rainer Fuchs)
Mysterious Cover from Saudi Arabia to Cairo 1973 (Dr. Uwe Gräbe)
The Dissolution of The Holyland Philatelic Society (HPS) (Tobias Zywietz)
RFI: UAE Postage Rates (Folkert Bruining)
IRCs of Turkey: Greek Occupation of the Island of Lesbos with Mytilene 1912 (Wolfgang Leimstenstoll)
Jerusalem General Post Office: Telephone exchange (T. Zywietz)

Archive
A few Words about the Hand-Stamps of Turkey (Léon Adjemian)
The Postal Hand-Stamps of Turkey before the Existence of Postage Stamps (Léon Adjemian)
Over the Ladder of Tyre A Soldier’s Observations of the Great Famine in Lebanon (Anthony Bluett / T. Zywietz)
Postal and Communications Information in the 1872 Guide-Annuaire d’Égypte (Tobias Zywietz)
Recent Philatelic Journals
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