After the 7 October 1918, although nominally under French military occupation, the majority of soldiers and means served to occupy Beirut, were the British ones coming from Palestine. We must not forget that the city was a real field of ruins in the wake of urban demolition implemented by the Turkish governor and on a […]
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Recently appeared on the market dangerous fakes of the two most rare values of the first T.E.O. overprint stamps (Syria Yvert No. 2 and 3). They are of “Made in Lebanon” origin, but are offered from vendors based in other countries (fig 1 and 2). Care must be taken because they are also “equipped” by […]
We received this report by the friends of the EPA and promptly publish EMIRATES PHILATELIC ASSOCIATION P.O. BOX 33333 – DUBAI UNITED ARAB EMIRATES EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org 5th January 2015 Emirates Fabricated Covers During the year 2012, some fabricated envelopes were seen offered through online auctions or by specialized Middle East stamp dealers. In the […]
Lately I have been able to observe a fake cancel very interesting, imitating the postmark used by the Egyptian Post Office in Tripoli. In fact I did not know hitherto forgery postmarks imitating those that the Egyptian Postal Administration had distributed to offices opened in 1870 on the Syrian coast. For those who have had […]
One of the biggest nightmares of Lebanese stamp collectors is the fakes overprints on stamps, both for errors and varieties, both for rare stamps. To begin I would like to indicate the parameters necessary for a proper analysis of the stamps. In many cases, the collectors take in great consideration the origin of their purchases […]
A brief prologue: Tito Vespasiano Micciarelli was born in Senigallia in 1811, participated in the attempted revolution in central Italy in 1831 and was forced into exile in Belgium and France. Returning to Italy yielding to the government’s proposals became Pontifical’s secret informer.