premier resource for Postal Authorities on the net
previously featured on the homepage
on June 14, 2001 I put here homepage news when they become
of year 2003-2004
URL, address, e-mail, tel/fax for Jordan
Post. Updated Chile and Romania. Happy New Year
to everyone!! See you again at this site on 2005!
email address of Swaziland philatelic bureau. Added site of Chad Post and Telecommunications.
phil. info from Uganda,
so I've updated postal address, telephone number and
||Good news: found the new site of Sri Lanka post.
Bad news: Dutch Post has removed the english version of www.collectclub.nl
||Added Zambia; New e-mail address of Kiribati and Great
philatelic bureau has now its own website!
New e-mail address for Aruba.
New URL and e-mail for Nicaragua.
started the country page with
links to Great Britain philately. If you want your
site featured on that page - or have a suggestion -
please email me!
| 31 August 2004
postal address of Pitcairn
Islands Philatelic Bureau. Kazakhstan has now an online shop. New contact address for BIOT philatelic bureau!
New email address of Kiribati philatelic bureau.
| 6 August 2004
URL for Cyprus. Updated Papua New Guinea. Upgraded
country page of Poland.
||Updated Local Posts Page!
||Updated Cyprus, Luxembourg, Senegal, Panama, Aland, new address for Poland. Updated country
page of Indonesia and Malaysia.
Added e-mail of Ecuador.
||Monaco is finally online with a great site!!
Deleted Mongolia. Updated Kuwait - Mexico - Morocco and Malaysia.
|| Croatian Post in Bosnia has a new URL and a new site. Also Slovakia has a new improved site, soon in english.
site of Nepal and Timor Post; Kuwait is back again.
||Updated Croatia. New postal address
+ email of Slovakia.
e-mail of Albanian Post.
New site for Uzbekistan with a complete catalogue of all the stamps issued!
email and phone numbers for Greece;
New URL for Brunei; Bahrain is now online.
site for Guatemala. Updated Venezuela. Added British
Forces Post Office. A website of Jugomarka is under construction.
Received an e-mail from Bulgarian
Post with contact details.
email of Belgium. Added
email address of Rwanda.
||The single country stamp links area is being revised
and updated after a long time. New
countries have been added: Australia, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand ; and
the older pages will be updated (South
Africa has already been rewritten).
everything of Mauritania (new website, address, and e-mail).
New site of Paraguay Correos (plus new email) Madagascar is now online. Ghana removed. Added email address for Seychelles. Please read
the newsletter below.
an e-mail address for Dominica and Zimbabwe. Updated Local Posts page. Updated
Country Page of France.
site has now a new feature: The
page with local posts ! Please help me to complete
URL and e-mail of stamp department of Thailand.
New details for India; Updated Kazakhtan and Turkmenistan.
site of Burkina Faso,
added Tajikistan and Madagascar; updated Comoro Islands;
email of St. Kitts General
email of Guyana and Comores.
||Updated Ukraine. Added working
email for Mozambique.
post of Cape Verde.
Updated Barbados and Grenada.
site of Belize. New URL
for El Salvador. Added
email address of Jugomarka.
site of Saudi Arabia!
Updated URLs of Vietnam, Thailand, Latvia.
about Kosovo restored: now
renamed UNMIK Kosova.
New URLs for Bosnia. Added
info on Iraq. Now Morocco has an online shop.
New URLs for Ecuador and Thailand.
||Updated exhibition page.
postal address for Iceland.
New URL for SMOM.
site of Qatar philatelic
bureau and new contact details.
contact information and details of Argentina.
news! Afghanistan has a postal website, a postal address, an email, a
telephone number and a fax number!! Added postal site
Updated Taiwan Post links.
with Philatelic Bureaus...
I received these messages from collectors which I publish
"as they are":
Troubles with GUYANA and ANTIGUA BARBUDA
"Unfortunately, I have also faced ordering problems
with two other philatelic bureaus I would like to let others
know about. A year and a half ago I ordered stamps from
Guyana post with a money order, and when I received my order
there were half the stamps missing even though they showed
it in the receipt and had charged for it. I wrote them a
complain with my documents over a year ago and they haven't
responded. Also, I sent a money order to Antigua and Barbuda
philatelic bureau and they replied saying that the stamps
I wanted were offsale but they had kept my money order and
sent me a stocklist of stamps to choose from. I sent them
a reply ordering new stamps with the credit I had with them,
but I haven't heard back in over 10 months. It seems that
the small and hard to reach countries that make many stamps
especially for collectors have problems with their customer
Troubles with BHUTAN...
"I want to aware al the Philatelist friends regarding
Cheating by Bhutan post to me. Recently
i order USD100 worth of Stamps and sheet to Bhutan post
according to their stock list and year pack they sent to
me and also posted their web site. But upon received my
order i am shoked that I received
all the year Pack incomplete ,even stamps set are incomplete
, and also order is incomplete .my two year set is missing.
I am writing to them from last 7 days regarding this but
they are not even replying my mail. I am unable to undestand
what to do. Money is not all but they broke our TRUST.
I just writing you to inform all the Philatelist friend
BEWARE OF BHUTAN POST."
"At last Bhutan post send me new stamp on behalf of
my 2 missing set. And also agree to take back all the incomplete
...and people satisfied with Bhutan Post
"I read the complaints about the philatelic services
of Bhutan. i made several orders to the bhutani philatelic
bureau a few years ago, and i would like to tell you my
experience. The kingdom send collectors a complete stock
list (so honest that they even tell you the number of unsold
stamps remained in stock!). Since all stamp sets can be
broken up for purchase, and the stock list ONLY lists values
> which are STILL in stock, collectors should be smart
enough to stay alert that the "sets" in the stock
list may actually not be in full sets (some odd values may
be sold out). it is a responsibility for collectors to check
before placing an order if the sets have all values in stock.
I do not think the bhutani are "cheating" any
collectors regarding this. Now, about the year pack. if
a collector is subtle enough, he should notice that the
price of a year pack is LOWER than the total face value
of all full stamp sets of that year. The year packs only
contain stamps of the year which are STILL available in
Visiting Belgian Post website I found this link: http://www.europeanstamps.net/
This is a great starting point for collectors of whole Europe.
It was a nice surprise for me to discover this great resource.
If you are looking for stamps of an european country you will
find there a list of dealers, clubs, links, auctions, exhibitions
and more. And it's available in 7 languages!
dutch stamps for birdsets
Dutch PTT has stopped supplying single sets to foreign collectors.
People looking for recent single set(s) may contact Mr
Gerard Kolman, a collector from the Netherlands. He
will be happy to send in exchange for mint birdsets all
over the world. He's not a dealer and don't want to sell
New Year 2003 and new e-mail address..
friends and regular contributors, thanks again for your
help & support with the site.
Recently I didn't have the time the update it regularly,
so please be patient if your link request is not yet satisfied.
I will consider every message I receive. Thank you! Have
a nice 2003!
Please note that, with the end of January my current e-mail
account will be DISABLED.
So start immediately to use my new e-mail address. As I
don't want anymore spam into my mailbox, I have to put my
email address modified here then you will have to remove
a part of the text to write to me.
address to use: STOPSPAMfabio.email@example.com
Just remove the word STOPSPAM and you have the right
(click the link, then open your address book and correct
If you don't remove STOPSPAM I will not receive the message.
It's simply my name, surname plus @libero.it. I'm sorry
I have to do this, but this guarantees me that spammers
will not be able to fill up my mail box with bad messages
everyday. In fact, their programs watch every site on the
web and catch up every e-mail address on a webpage. But
STOPSPAMfabio.firstname.lastname@example.org is a BAD address so ... I
will be free of spam.
refusing to sell their precious stamps to collectors...
many years of some business and many contacts with philatelic
services worldwide, I found that only a very small number
refuse to deal with collectors. Here is the list; do you
know more of them?
They will reply you they don't serve single collectors.
So if a dealer ask 5 sets is ok, while they will not do
business with a collector asking for more. Great!
They will reply their company was setup to sell on the international
market, wholesale only. But they were unable to give me
at least a name of an agent selling their stamps here in
Italy. This is ridiculous!
They are much better than Russia & China; simply they
won't reply to you, no matter if write by letter or e-mail.
I collect Russia and I'm very disappointed with them. Even
North Korea is selling directly to collectors by their stamp
company based in China!
I think that behind this behavior it is the idea (as in
the past soviet era) that foreign collectors cannot pay
face value but have to pay their precious stamps much more.
Fortunately today there are free stamp dealers in these
countries selling their stamps at decent prices even on
can buy newly independent Timor stamps and FDC's
from Australia Post website.
moved and going ...
moved the site to a new server, but you shouldn't notice
any difference, (except the missing counters). The "true"
address is always masked by http://fly.to/philatelic.
UPDATE YOUR BOOKMARKS!
the new address of this site. It is a redirection service.
Why this move? Because Yahoo Geocities is becoming a service
for paying members only and I want to host this site on
a free server. They disabled the email service (since 29
April), so please don't send me messages to email@example.com
because I will not read it anymore. They disabled the FTP
service which I used to upload very fast the pages to their
servers . This means that now I have to upload one page
at once with their web based "File Manager", too
slow for me.
these pages on geocities will never be deleted by me, but
they won't be updated anymore after the move.Of course there
is the possibility that one day the guys at yahoo.com will
delete my site, so please update your bookmark as soon as
of TIMOR post office ? YES!
updates with Timor. Here is a message I received
by Richard Lam from Singapore (thanks Richard!):
"I managed to buy some stamps and FDCs of the first
series by contacting the following:
Correios Timor Lorosae
cost US$0.60 per set, but FDC is at an expensive US$5.00
each. I think the FDCs are printed in Portugal as they have
the same format of Portuguese and Macanese FDCs when the
later was still a Portuguese colony. Postage was at US$2.50
and you get 5 international rate stamp on the envelope (which
they charge US$0.50 for) sent to you by registered post.
guy seems to have some problems with his English, so if
you can, try writting in Indonesian. And oh, I send cash
with my order."
Greetings to all the visitors!!
you to those offering continuous support to keep the
site updated (especially you, Francesco)!
Xmas and a Happy New Year 2002 !!
of KOSOVO philatelic bureau !!!
Kosovo stamps are issued by United Nations because Kosovo is not
an independent state, but a province of Yugoslavia administered
by UN. Stamps of UNMIK are obtainable by:
Filatelic manager PTK
Dardania p. nr.,
(via Zurich, Switzerland)
I also added it on list of postal authorities under Yugoslavia
suggestions, opionions about the site, your exchange proposal
with other collectors, and everything you want on my guestbook
and every visitor will be able to see your posting!
Anyway, please continue to send me private emails when you
have updated info for me to be added to the site. Thank You!
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the site is free of ads and I earn 0 $ with it,
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2) Please advise me if the site become not accessible. If
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me other free webspaces).
this site... and your support
visitors and contributors of these pages, have seen recently
that the site is not as regularly updated as before. Don't
worry, the site is still alive and will continue to be updated.
Main reason is that the site was intended to list all postal
authorities on the web; now the job is almost complete,
so there's no need for weekly updates -yes, there are other
sections like country pages which have been not
updated for long time. But considering the poor number of
visitors (try to see the counters) and inexistent help,
I'm forced to stop expanding this section further.
In particular I would like to underline that today 99% of
my mail about this site is reduced only to a link request
(and sometimes people are requesting links without offering
a reciprocal one!). I'd like to see much more people submitting
info to improve the various pages including catalogues,country
Fortunately there are exceptions, and people whose help
is widely appreciated, even when I have no time to email
them my "thank you". I would like to apologize
to Mr Thomas Lippert from Germany who sent me months ago
a proposal for starting a Germany country page, which I
Thank you for recent messages of support received by
some of you :-)
new collection - 1st postage stamp from Montenegro?
seems that the first postage stamp of quasi-independent
Montenegro, (still part of Yugoslavia), has been officially
issued. There are still some doubts about the legitimacy
of this stamp - we'll see what happens in the future.
issue: 17 April 2001
The stamp shows two hand ball-players and it's inscribed
"CRNA GORA" (Montenegro)
face value of 0.10 DM (german marks) seems to be inconguent.
But you should consider that since November 2000, the DM
is the only valid currency in Montenegro. The stamp was
issued in a sheetlet of 8 stamps + a label. The stamp should
be valid only for inland use.
2000 Olympic Stamps
Authorities discovering the e-commerce ?
recent years most of postal authorities have put themselves
online, some with good sites other with poor/not updated
information. Today, the number of philatelic offices
who have started to offer full online shops to sell
their products, is growing. Recent additions are Ascension,
Indonesia, Aland, Guernsey, Greenland, etc. And a larger
number is planning to sell online very soon (i.e. I
heard about Slovenia, South Africa). Others are still
offering the possibility to order by e-mail (like Belgium,
Ireland) but this is unsecure, especially if you have
to send credit card number ! Anyway most of the authorities
are using their website only to publicize the new stamp
issues, and if you want an updated stock list you still
have to ask and receive by snail-mail. Full online
shop means that you choose and order your stamps
within your browser, and the transaction is instantly
completed, including payment (usually by credit card).
And you can order everything, not a restricted range
of products (like is doing Royal Mail).
from Kosovo and Timor
firsts stamps of UN mission in Kosovo and free Timor have
appeared. Kosovo stamps are issued by United Nations because Kosovo is
not an independent state, but a province of Yugoslavia
administered by UN. Stamps of UNMIK are obtainable by
UN Postal Administration.
issue: March 14, 2000.
Stamps inscribed UN Interim Administration Mission in
situation of Timor is different, and after
a transitional rule by UNTAET (United Nations Transitional
Administration in East Timor), it will become fully
of Timor are obtainable by Posts of Portugal.
First issue: April 21, 2000.
Stamps inscribed Timor Lorosae - UNTAET
details: info is not anymore available on site of Portuguese
will add Kosovo and Timor under my list
of postal authorities when a local address and additional
information will be available.
Do you collect Sydney 2000 related stamps? If yes, you could
get in touch with this collector, which is looking for OLIMPHILEX
2000 and Sydney 2000 stamps and cancellations issued by
worldwide postal administrations. Here are the details:
Carlo Morselli, Via Matteotti # 49, I-40013 Castel Maggiore
( Bologna ), Italy.
Member of: U.I.F.O.S. (Italy) S.O.C. (U.K.) S.P.I. (U.S.A.)
e-mail: CAMORS@TIN.IT or email@example.com - Fax: +39 51 71 26 00
advise me of new links.
I will try to do my best, but your help, if you
think this is a useful resource, it's fundamental
to keep the information correct, updated and to expand
So your cooperation is really appreciated.
glad to add a link to your website, if you send
me an email with your URL and site description
(a reciprocal link is required). If you have a
country specific resource, I can also put a link to that page.
THANKS to regular contributors as well as to everyone
who made possible to keep these pages
by Fabio Alarici
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