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Middle East and Levant - Turkey
Birken, Andreas - Handbook of Turkish Philately, Part I - Ottoman Empire The Calendar
Birken, Andreas - Handbook of Turkish Philately, Part I - Ottoman Empire
The Calendar

Publisher: ArGe Osmanisches Reich/Türkei, 1995.
Paperback, 40 pages, bilingual text in English & German, some small marks to the front cover else in Very Good condition.
A very useful guide to the Muslim calendar, which aims to help philatelists identify and convert dates in Ottoman cancellations.
£12.00Quantity:

Coles, John H. and Walker, Howard E. - Postal Cancellations of the Ottoman Empire, Part Two The Lost Territories in Africa & Asia
Coles, John H. and Walker, Howard E. - Postal Cancellations of the Ottoman Empire, Part Two
The Lost Territories in Africa & Asia

Publisher: Christie's-Robson Lowe, London, 1988.
First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, viii + 114 pages, dustwrapper slightly rubbed and with a few short tears at corners, in Good condition.
The second volume in this excellent four volume series covers Turkish Post Offices in Libya, Iraq, the Levant countries, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Arabia and Batum. Long out of print.
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Tomkins, Major T.L.C. - Turkish Arabia Notes on the Cancellations of the Former Provinces of the Ottoman Empire in Asia including The European Consular Posts and Cancellations of the 1914-18 War
Tomkins, Major T.L.C. - Turkish Arabia
Notes on the Cancellations of the Former Provinces of the Ottoman Empire in Asia including The European Consular Posts and Cancellations of the 1914-18 War

Publisher: John Huxley Stamps Ltd., London, nd [circa 1957].
Paperback, illustrated, 32 pages, spine a little sunned, few pencil marks, in Good condition.
Scarce handbook.
£20.00Quantity:

Alexander, Zvi - The Ottoman Field Post Offices, Palestine (1914-1918) The Alexander Collection
Alexander, Zvi - The Ottoman Field Post Offices, Palestine (1914-1918)
The Alexander Collection

Publisher: OPAL & Holyland Philatelic Society, 2000.
Paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, [vii] + 120 pages, bilingual text in English & Turkish, slight signs of use else in Very Good condition.
Items from Zvi Alexander's magnificent collection of Ottoman Field Post Offices in Palestine in the First World War. Very well illustrated in colour.
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Ringström, S. and Tester, H.E. - The Private Ship Letter Stamps of the World, Part 2 Australia - Europe - South America
Ringström, S. and Tester, H.E. - The Private Ship Letter Stamps of the World, Part 2
Australia - Europe - South America

Publisher: privately published, 1979.
Hardback, dustwrapper, 215 pages, illustrated, slight dusty marks/foxing to upper page-edges, internally clean, in Good condition.
The second volume of Ringström and Tester's classic series on the private ship letter stamps of the world. A beautifully produced handbook, superbly illustrated with black & white plates throughout. Contents include: The Australian New Hebrides Company; New Hebrides Syndicat Français; The Murray Steam Navigation Company; Bell's Asia Minor Steamship Company; The Danube Steam Navigation Company; The Russian Company for Steam Navigation and Trade; Danube & Black Sea Line of Steamers, T.B. Morton & Co.; Turkish Steamship Companies; The Danube and Black Sea Railway; The Zala-Somogyi Steamship Company; Gauthier Frères et Cie; Christmas Island; The Pacific Steam Navigation Company; Tierra del Fuego; The Upper Colombia Tramway and Navigation Company; Correos de la Chimba; Jämtlands Kommunikations Bolag.
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Melon, Prodromos - Contribution to the Postal History of the Ottoman Post Offices of Dodecanese
Melon, Prodromos - Contribution to the Postal History of the Ottoman Post Offices of Dodecanese
Publisher: Athens, 1991.
Paperback, illustrated, iii + 108 pages, bilingual text in Greek and English, covers a little rubbed and corner-creased, mild dusty marks to page-edges, internally clean, in Good condition.
Excellent, well-presented handbook on Ottoman Post Offices and postal cancellations in the Dodecanese. Well illustrated including some in colour.
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Stiedl, Otto E. and Billig, Fritz - Billig
Stiedl, Otto E. and Billig, Fritz - Billig's grosses Handbuch der Fälschungen
The Balkan States

Publisher: Fred F. Billings [Fritz Billig], New York, 1936-38.
Hardback, illustrated, circa 300+ pages, text in German, slightly rubbed to top and foot of spine else in Very Good condition.
Rare bound volume of the 13 parts covering Balkan countries in the series of forgery guides, with enlarged black & white photo-illustrations of forgeries and genuine issues. Contents: Bulgarien, Griechenland I & II, S.H.S. I & II, Montenegro, Rumänien I, II & III, Samos, Serbien, Türkei I & II.
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Birken, Andreas - Handbook of Turkish Philately, Part I - Ottoman Empire Postal Stationery
Birken, Andreas - Handbook of Turkish Philately, Part I - Ottoman Empire
Postal Stationery

Publisher: ArGe Osmanisches Reich/Türkei, 1995.
Paperback, 80 pages, bilingual text in English & German, slight shelfwear, in Good condition.
Excellent handbook on Ottoman postal stationery.
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"Alexandria" - The "Alexandria" Illyria and Levant
"Alexandria" - The "Alexandria" Illyria and Levant
Publisher: Robson Lowe, Basel, 1969.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 136 pages, with the prices realised, some dusty marks to the front cover, in Good condition.
Magnificent collection of the Balkans and Levant, including a wonderful array of Foreign Post Offices, French Paquebots, Danube Steam Navigation Co., etc. A Superb reference catalogue. Well illustrated in black & white and with colour plates.
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Firebrace, John - British Empire Campaigns and Occupations in the Near East, 1914-1924 A Postal History
Firebrace, John - British Empire Campaigns and Occupations in the Near East, 1914-1924
A Postal History

Publisher: Christie's Robson Lowe, London, 1991.
Large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xii + 460 pages, binding ever so slightly shaken (as often with this heavy tome) but still perfectly solid, upper page-edges a little toned, internally clean, in Good condition.
The essential postal history study of British, Indian, Australian and New Zealand participation in the Campaigns in Egypt, Gallipoli, Salonica and the Sudan, with the advance of the E.E.F. into and through Palestine and, following the Armistice in 1918, the military occupations of Palestine, Syria, the Lebanon, Turkey and the intervention in South Russia. The detail includes principal units of all fighting formations, their locations and Field Post Offices, and diaries of events with battles and engagements. Profusely illustrated in black & white. Long out of print and sought after.
£150.00Quantity:

[Schaefer, Herry W.] - Europe & Overseas including the Herry W. Scaefer collection of Turkish Postal History
[Schaefer, Herry W.] - Europe & Overseas
including the Herry W. Scaefer collection of Turkish Postal History

Publisher: Corinphila, Zurich, 2001.
Auction catalogue, paperback, xvii colour plates + 160 black & white plates + 168 pages, text in English, minor signs of use else in Very Good condition.
Large catalogue featuring Ottoman Empire postal history.
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["Cihangir"] - The Cihangir Collection (Part II): Postal History Worldwide
["Cihangir"] - The Cihangir Collection (Part II): Postal History Worldwide
Publisher: Corinphila, Zurich, 2000.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 166 pages + xxxvii colour plates + 170 black & white plates, main text in English (France section in French, German section in German), tiny corner-crease to one page, in Very Good condition.
Part 2 of this huge and spectacular collection. Featuring postal history of the Balkans, Holy Land, Europe, etc.
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["Cihangir"] - The Cihangir Collection (Part III): Postal Cancellations and Seals of the Ottoman Empire
["Cihangir"] - The Cihangir Collection (Part III): Postal Cancellations and Seals of the Ottoman Empire
Publisher: Corinphila, Zurich, 2000.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 74 pages + xxi colour plates + 125 b/w plates, text in English, in Very Good condition.
Part 3 of this huge and spectacular collection. One of the best collections of Ottoman Empire cancellations ever formed.
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Brandt, Orhan and Ceylân, Sadik - Türk Postalari İlk Filatelik Damga ve Mühürleri 1863-1920 Premières Marques Postales Philatéliques de la Turquie
Brandt, Orhan and Ceylân, Sadik - Türk Postalari İlk Filatelik Damga ve Mühürleri 1863-1920
Premières Marques Postales Philatéliques de la Turquie

Publisher: Pulhan, Istanbul, 1963.
First edition, paperback, illustrated, 98 pages, bilingual text in French & Turkish, mild creasing to corners at top and foot of spine, page-edges a little toned, in Good condition.
Rare original edition of the classic work on early Turkish postmarks.
£45.00Quantity:

[Cihangir] - The Cihangir Collection of Worldwide Postal History (Part I)
[Cihangir] - The Cihangir Collection of Worldwide Postal History (Part I)
Publisher: Corinphila, Zurich, 2000.
Auction catalogue, large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 461 pages, with the prices realised, text in English, German & French, sunning to the dustwrapper spine and a little creasing to the edges, else in Very Good collection.
Catalogue of the first part of this huge and spectacular collection. Over 3000 lots, featuring Russia & Russian Levant; Polish Levant; Albania; Incoming Mail to the Levant and Holy Land; Austrian Levant; Holy Land & Palestine; Egypt; French Levant; German Levant etc. Illustrated in colour.
£40.00Quantity:

- Austria & Levant
Lombardy Venetia, Hungary & the Balkans, including the "E.S." Collection

Publisher: David Feldman, Geneva, 2008.
Auction catalogue, paperback, all page-edges gilt, illustrated, 229 pages, text in English, in Very Good condition.
Superb catalogue including classic Austria, Hungary, Austrian Levant, DDSG, Austrian Lloyd, Black Sea, Greece, Lombardy Venetia, Bosnia Herzegovina, etc. Very well illustrated in colour.
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Passer, Adolf - The Stamps of Turkey
Passer, Adolf - The Stamps of Turkey
Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 1938.
Paperback, vii + 240 pages, text only (no plates), covers rubbed and scuffed with some slight loss to the surface (the 'S' in the title handwritten in ink), spine-lean, spine repaired with card, internally clean, in Fair condition only. An acceptable reading copy.
Text only of the classic work on the stamps of Turkey. Lacking the separate plates volume (as is often the case), but still an acceptable reading copy of this rare work (only 300 copies were published).
£75.00Quantity:

Coles, John H. and Walker, Howard E. - Postal Cancellations of the Ottoman Empire, Part Three Turkey-in-Europe
Coles, John H. and Walker, Howard E. - Postal Cancellations of the Ottoman Empire, Part Three
Turkey-in-Europe

Publisher: Christie's-Robson Lowe, London, 1990.
First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, vi + 79 pages, dustwrapper slightly rubbed, previous owner's address sticker inside front cover, else in VG condition.
The third volume in this excellent four volume series covers Eastern Thrace (or that part of the Vilayet of Adrianople which remains Turkish) together with the Vilayet of Constantinople (including the offices across the Bosphorus which lie in Asia). Long out of print.
£35.00Quantity:

[Sacher, Michael] - Holy Land & Palestine, The Michael Sacher collection Ottoman Empire with Pre-Philately and specialised Duloz Issues, Near East
[Sacher, Michael] - Holy Land & Palestine, The Michael Sacher collection
Ottoman Empire with Pre-Philately and specialised Duloz Issues, Near East

Publisher: Corinphila, Zurich, 1998.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 53 pages + 70 black & white plates + x colour plates, text in English, tiniest corner-crease to front cover else in VG condition.
Superb catalogue featuring the Michael Sacher collections of Holy Land World War I Mails and Palestine Mandate, and with Ottoman Empire postal history, Duloz issues, Levant, etc.
£10.00Quantity:

Speers, Fred W. - The Zemstvo Gazetteer
Speers, Fred W. - The Zemstvo Gazetteer
Publisher: Fritz Billig, N.Y., 1964.
Billig's Philatelic Handbook Volume 30. Hardback, illustrated, 201 pages, spine darkened, some soiling to foot of spine and front cover, a Good reading copy.
The first half of this Billig handbook is devoted to Speers' Zemstvo Gazetteer. Also includes small sections on Turkey and the first part of Phantom Stamps by the Williams brothers. Scarce.
£15.00Quantity:

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