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Pabay - privately owned Socttish stamp issuing island
Island of Pabay - a Scottish island with Norse remains dating to the 13th century, Pabay is now privately owned and going through a methodical renewal. It has issued stamps (carriage labels) in the past...
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Isle of Pabay Stamps
Many of the Scottish islands have had their own "stamps," carriage labels used to decorate outgoing mail and signify "postage" from the local post box to the nearest postal facility in Scotland. Some of these islands never have had much more than such labels, while others such as Pabay have a long and rich philatelic history.
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Now available a full price list of Pabay Covers and Stamps from 1962 to the present day. Many rare and interesting items available for the first time. Send an A5 Stamped Addressed Envelope to:
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Stamp sales
Island of Pabay
Broadford
Isle of Skye
Scotland IV49 9BP

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PAKISTAN

Pakistan -
Pakistan was under Muslim rule under the Mughal Empire from 1526 to 1761 with the British becoming the rulers of most of the area in the 1840s. It was separated from India to form a state with a Muslim majority in 1947. Pakistan consisted of West Pakistan and East Pakistan which became the independent republic of Bangladesh in 1977.
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Pakistan began issuing postage stamps in 1947
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Pakistan Philatelic Bureau
General Post Office
Karachi, Pakistan
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>Pakistan Post
For Comments or Suggestions: [email protected]
menu: | Home | About | Historical land marks | Post Services | Express Post | Post Bank | Financial Services | Post Insurance | Post News | Other Public Services | Philately | Training Activities | International Rates | Post Codes | Contact Us | FAQs | APPU EC Meeting 1999 |
and I note under contacts:
Chief Controller of Stamps Karachi:
Ahsan Bashir Sheikh
tel. 92-21-9211128
te. 92-21-5686825
fax: 92-21-9203933
Top Banna:
Director General
Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar
tel. 92-51-9260025
tel. 92-51-9261520
fax: 92-51-254453
Email: [email protected]
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Philatelic Museums & Libraries data - Pakistan
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Pakistan -
Location: Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea, between India on the east and Iran and Afghanistan on the west and China in the north
note: controls Khyber Pass and Bolan Pass, traditional invasion routes between Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent
Independence: 14 August 1947 (from UK)
National holiday: Pakistan Day, 23 March (1956) (proclamation of the republic)
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PALAU

Palau -
These islands, as a part of the western Caroline Islands, were purchased by Germany from Spain in 1899. They were seized by Japan in 1914 and were taken by the United States during World War II and became part of the US Trust Territory of the Pacific in 1947. On 10 January 1986 Micronesia became a Federation as a Sovereign State in a compact of free association with the United States.
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By agreement with the United States Postal Service, the islands began issuing their own stamps in 1983.
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Palau Philatelic Bureau
General Post Office Box 7775
New York NY 10116
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Agency: See below
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Inter Governmental Philatelic Agency Online - for over 55 countries
Headquarters:
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460 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
U.S.A.
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Telephone: (212) 629-7979
Fax: (212) 629-3350
e-mail [email protected]
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Also with offices in London, Paris, Israel, Africa, Hong Kong.
Email: <City/NationName>@igpc.net
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Palau -
Location: Oceania, group of islands in the North Pacific Ocean, southeast of the Philippines
former: Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
note: includes World War II battleground of Beliliou (Peleliu) and world-famous rock islands; archipelago of six island groups totaling over 200 islands in the Caroline chain.
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Independence: 1 October 1994 (from the US-administered UN Trusteeship)
National holiday: Constitution Day, 9 July (1979)
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 Palestine - Download Album Pages: - $5 a year for all the countries you can eat!
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PANAMA

Panama -
Panama was visited by Christopher Columbus in 1502 and was under Spanish colonial rule until 1821. Panama joined the Republic of Greater Colombia and separated from Colombia after a revolution inspired by the United States in 1903.
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Postage stamps have been issued since 1878. See also Canal Zone (U.S.).
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Postage stamps have been issued since 1878. home of the Canal Zone
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Correos y Telegrafos, Departamento de Filatelia
Apartado 3421, Panama 4
Republic of Panama
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Panama -
Location: Middle America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Colombia and Costa Rica
Independence/Holiday: 3 November 1903 (from Colombia; who became independent from Spain 28 November 1821)
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PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Papua New Guinea -
Papua New Guinea became a British Protectorate in southeast New Guinea, 1884 while other islands were under a German protectorate. The German colony was annexed by Australia in World War I and was mandated to govern both the British and the German areas in 1920. The colonies were combined as the United Nations Trust Territory of Papua and New Guinea in 1949 with independence achieved within the Commonwealth in 1975.
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The first postage stamps were issued for British New Guinea in 1901.
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"The German protectorate may be found under German New Guinea, New Britain and North West Pacific Islands. The New Guinea mandate administered by Australia is found under New Guinea."
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Papua New Guinea Philatelic Bureau
Box 1
Boroko, Papua New Guinea
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from Linn's: Agencies:
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D & G Philatelic Inc.
Box 237
370 Hempstead Ave.
West Hempstead, NY 11552
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Herrick Stamp Co.
Box 219
Lawrence, NY 11559-0219
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Inter-Governmental Philatelic Corp.
460 W. 34th St.
New York, NY 10001
(I don't find her listed there so URL not posted here - aj)
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Crown Agents Stamp Bureau Ltd. (see below)
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Crown Agents Stamp Bureau
Crown Agents Stamp Bureau
Old Inn House
2 Carshalton Road
Surrey, SM1 4RN U.K.
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Tel: +44 (0)181 770 0707
Fax: +44 (0)181 642 0769
Telex: 916205 Calond G
Email: [email protected]
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Papua New Guinea - Download Album Pages: - $5/year; for all the countries you can eat!
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Papua New Guinea -
Location: Southeastern Asia, group of islands including the eastern half of the island of New Guinea between the Coral Sea and the South Pacific Ocean, east of Indonesia -note: shares island of New Guinea with Indonesia; one of world's largest swamps along southwest coast
Independence: 16 September 1975 (from the Australian-administered UN trusteeship)
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Postage rates
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PARAGUAY

Paraguay -
The Spanish arrived in Paraguay in 1537 and the country became independent from Spain in1811.
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Postage stamps have been issued since 1870
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Direccion de Correos
Departamento de Filatelia
Alberdi 130
Asuncion, Paraguay
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Paraguay -
Location: Central South America, northeast of Argentina ; next to Brazil
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Independence: 14 May 1811 (from Spain)
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Paraguay Handbook by Joe Hahn
Contents:
- Spanish Colonial to 1902-03 Provisionals
- 1903 Lion Issues
- 1904 Issues
- 1905-10 Lion Issues
- 1908 Issues
- 1909 Issues
- 1910-21 Issues
- ... thru 1940...
covers Officials, Semi Postals, Postage Dues and Rural Issues
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Wow - aj
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PENRHYN ISLAND

(Northern Cook Island)

Penrhyn (one of the Cook Islands) -
Issues its own stamps:
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Penrhyn Post Office
Penrhyn Island
Northern Cook Islands
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Agency:
Herrick Stamp Co.
Box 219
Lawrence, NY 11559-0219
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Penrhyn Island - Download Album Pages: - $5 a year for all the countries you can eat!
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Persia - see: IRAN ----------------->>
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PERU / PÉROU

via UNESCO:
Permanent Delegation to UNESCO of Peru
UNESCO
Tel: (33)(0)1 45682931
Fax: (33)(0)1 40650938
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Via UPU
SERPOST S.A.
Oficina de Relaciones Internacionales
Av. Tomás Valle S/N cuadra 06,
Los Olivos
LIMA 39
PÉROU
Téléphone (+51 1) 963 7857
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Peru -
The Spanish arrived in Peru in 1531 and the Vice-royalty of Peru was established. Independence was declared in 1821.
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The first postage stamps were issued in 1857.
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Serpost SA, Servicios Postales del Peru
Sub-Gerencia de Publicidad y Filatelia
Esq. Conde de Superunda y Jr. Camana Nro. 170
Lima 1, Peru
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Peru -
Location: Western South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Chile and Ecuador
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Independence: 28 July 1821 (from Spain)
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Peru - Download Album Pages: - $5 a year for all the countries you can eat!
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>Direcc. Gnrl. de Correos / Los Primeros sellos Peruanos
Wonderful images of earliest issues.
And an information page on their philatelic museum.
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Peruvian Locals (Civil War issues) - Welcome to Rainer's Pages
email: [email protected]?SUBJECT=Rainer's Stamp Corner
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Direcc. Gnrl. de Correos / Evolución del Correo en el Perú
Philatelic Museums & Libraries data - Peru
Museo Postal,
Filatelico y Numismatico del Peru,
Hall de Superunda No. 170,
Palacio de la Exposicion, Lima
Peruvian national collection.
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COMUNICACIONES / Direcc. Gnrl. de Correos
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MINISTERIO DE TRANSPORTES Y COMUNICACIONES / Lima - Perú
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PHILIPPINES

Philippine Postal Corporation
M. Felipe A. Hidalgo, Jr.
Assistant Postmaster General for Operations
Liwasang Bonifacio
1000 MANILA
PHILIPPINES
Téléphone (+63 2) 527-00-43
Téléfax (+63 2) 527-00-82
From UPU

Philippines -
The Philippines were claimed for Spain by Ferdinand Magellan in 1521. They were ceded to the United States after the Spanish-American war in 1898 and became a self-governing Commonwealth in 1935. The islands were occupied by Japan during World War II with independence granted in 1946.
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Postage stamps have been issued from 1854.
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Officer-in-Charge
Stamp and Philatelic Section
Philippine Postal Corporation
Liwasang Bonifacio
1000 Manila, Philippines
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Manila Stamp Collectors' Club - lists all 1996 issues
not updated often
email: email: [email protected]
Postal mail:
Manila Stamp Collectors' Club
P.O. Box 1203
Manila, Philippines
Meeting/Auction Venue: Third Floor, Postal Museum and Library Building
Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila
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Abda's Philippine Philatelic Web Site - lists July 4, 1946 - 1998 ; images seem not to work
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Philippine Stamp Collectors and Philatelists webring listing
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Philippines -
Location: Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam; south of Taiwan
Independence: 4 July 1946 (from US)
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PITCAIRN ISLANDS

From New Zealand Post
This mini sheet, the largest ever produced by Pitcairn, marks the archaeological survey of the wreck of the Bounty, undertaken by James Cook University of Townsville, Queensland, Australia from 27 October 1998 to 31 January 1999.
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The stamp issue is also being released to mark the Australia '99 World Stamp Expo.
The archaeological expedition, led by Nigel Erskine of James Cook University meticulously planned over more than a year, followed JCU's earlier survey of the wreck of the Pandora on the Great Barrier Reef. Pandora is closely linked to the Bounty mutiny, .... (good story - aj)
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[email protected]
Pitcairn Island Philatelic Bureau
Office of the Governor of Pitcairn Islands
Private Box 105 696
Auckland
NEW ZEALAND
from Fabio's '47 emails..'
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Agencies: Crown Agents Stamp Bureau Ltd. and New Zealand Post (see below)
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Pitcairn Islands -
(dependent territory of the UK)
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Location: Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Peru to New Zealand (who does their stamps)
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National holiday: Celebration of the Birthday of the Queen (second Saturday in June)
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The Stamps of Pitcairn
English naval officer Philip Carteret of the HMS Swallow named Pitcairn Island in 1767, after mid-shipman Robert Pitcairn the first know European to sight Pitcairn.
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The island was settled in 1790 by nine crew members from the H.M.S. Bounty who had earlier staged the famous "mutiny on theBounty" and set other crew members adrift at sea. These settlers brought along some Polynesians from Tahiti. By the time American sailors docked at Pitcairn in 1808 only one man was still alive. However, 25 children of the original settlers carried on the mutineers bloodlines.
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In 1831 Pitcairn's population resettled on Tahiti, but many people later moved back to Pitcairn. In 1856, as a result of overpopulation and scarcity of food and water, the entire community moved to Norfolk Island at the behest of the British government. Many of these also returned to the island.
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The Office of the Governor of the Pitcairn Island is located in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Pitcairn Stamp Collecting - by Ralph Badagliacca
The first stamp issue for Pitcairn Islands (part of the British Commonwealth) came on the scene on October 15, 1940. Before that, letters were posted with stamps from Australia, New Zealand, United States, Great Britain, etc. These letters got the New Zealand Postal Agency (NZPA) cancellation, from June 7, 1927 to October 14, 1940, are in great demand...
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There is a very modest stamp issuing policy. To date, only 425 stamps and Souvenir Sheets have been issued since October 15, 1940...
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(a good read. - aj )
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Pitcairn Island Mail & Stamps
... In addition, the remoteness of Pitcairn has always been a draw for stamp collectors the world over. Since the first letter was sent from Pitcairn aboard the HMS Seringapatam on 17 March 1830, until 1926, mail was simply marked "Posted on Pitcairn Island. No Stamps Available." Then for 14 years, New Zealand stamps were used until 15 October 1940 when the first true Pitcairn Island stamps were issued. Stamps, covers, and original letters have all become prized collectors items.
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(site also has an article on the Post Office) aj
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Pitcairn Islands - Download Album Pages: - $5 a year for all the countries you can eat!
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The Stamps Business Unit of New Zealand - postal authority - purchase the latest issues...
>Shockwaved Homepage<
some menu item:
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New Products / Recent Site Changes:
Collectors Folder
Year Album
New Vanuatu Stamp
New Pitcairn Stamps
Preview new issues
Shockwaved Menu
Join Our Mailing List
Sites of Interest
Site Map
Exchange Rates
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Coming on up
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Enquires concerning the Stamps Centre can be directed to:
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New Zealand Post Stamps Centre
Private Bag 3001
(60 Ridgway Street
Wanganui, New Zealand
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or e-mail here: [email protected]
[This site supports secure 'encrypted' transactions]
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and Stamp Centre:
Tel : +64 6 345 7999
Fax : +64 6 345 7120
from Fabio's '48 emails..'
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and the UN notes them as their distributor there. - aj
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Crown Agents Stamp Bureau - Worldwide agent
Crown Agents Stamp Bureau
Old Inn House
2 Carshalton Road
Surrey
SM1 4RN
UK
Tel: +44 (0)181 770 0707
Fax: +44 (0)181 642 0769
Telex: 916205 Calond G
Email: [email protected]
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Pitcairn Islands Study Group
Regular Membership (US $15.00 per year) Contributing Membership (US $20.00 per year) Life Member (US $225.00)
US Funds are preferred. Other funds accepted subject to the current rate of exchange.
If you are interested in joining, or just want more information, send your Name & Address to:
William Volk, Secretary
Pitcairn Island Study Group
2184 - 6th Avenue
Yuma, AZ 85364 USA
Everett Parker, Publications Editor
[email protected]
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Pitcairn Island Web Site
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Pitcairn Island Virtual Shopping Mall - Stamps & Postal Items/Postal address for Norfolk Isl, Pitcairn Isl
The Norfolk Island Post Office has a mail order office for purchase of stamps, stamp albums, and other philatelic items. Write for more information to:
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Mail Order Office
Norfolk Island Post Office
Kingston, Norfolk Island 2899
South Pacific
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The Pitcairn Island Post Office sells stamps, first-day covers, and other current philatelic items. For a selection of current philatelic items, send an undated check in US or NZ funds in the amount you wish
to purchase, and indicate your preferences (single stamps, covers, sheets, etc.). Send remittance and request to:
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Pitcairn Postal Officer
P.O. Box N
Pitcairn Island
South Pacific (via New Zealand)
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Also visit the web site of the Philatelic Bureau in Suva, Fiji:
www.philately.com/pitcairn_islands_ni.htm
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POLAND / RÉP. DE POLOGNE

Direction générale de La Poste Polonaise
M. Lech Jakubik
Sales Manager, Marketing
Pl. Malachowskiego 2
00-940 WARSZAWA
RÉP. DE POLOGNE
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Téléphone (+48 22) 656 53 73
Téléfax (+48 22) 826 19 07
From UPU

Poland -
Poland was united with Lithuania in 1569 and was divided between Prussia, Russia and Austria in 1772, 1793 and 1795. It was a semi-independent state after the Congress of Vienna in 1815, incorporated into the Russian Empire and after World War I, declared an independent state. Poland was partitioned between Germany and the USSR in 1939. A people's democracy was established under Soviet influence in 1944 and a Polish Republic was declared in 1989.
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Postage stamps have been issued since 1860.
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CHZ Ars Polona
Krakowskie Przedmiecie 7
00-950, Warsaw, Poland
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Poland -
Location: Central Europe, east of Germany
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note: historically, an area of conflict because of flat terrain and the lack of natural barriers on the North European Plain
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Independence: 11 November 1918 (independent republic proclaimed)
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>Poczta Polska - postal authority - in Polish only? has Filatelistyka & post codes pages - nice homepage
with postal codes lists 'Kody Pocztowe'
..rates/rules under 'Useugi' ?~!....
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Poczta Polska
Centrum Handlu i Poligrafii
ul.Grochowska 23/31
00-942 Warszawa
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Poland - aj
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Philatelic Museums & Libraries data - Poland
Muzeum Poczty I Telekomunikacji,
ul.Krasinskiego nr 1,
skr. poczt 2030,
50-954 Wroclaw
Founded after W.W.I but suffered serious losses after W.W.II. Specialised collections of Poland and much UPU material. Includes a large library in Polish and foreign languages.
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PostEurop - Poland / POLOGNE
POLAND
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Correspondence:
Polish Post
General Directorate
Place Malachowskiego 2
00940 Warszawa, Poland
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Ms Malgorzata Ptasinska
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Tel: +48.22.6565595
Fax: +48.22.8266156
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Membership of TF:
Development of the Letters Market, Marketing subgroup
PHARE Correspondents
Quality of Service
Parcels
Electronic Information
Research and Development Funding subgroup
Customs Procedures
Best Practice
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Language of correspondence: English, French
Web Site: N/A
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no email listed - 2/99

  • Additional Polish philatelic websites by collectors.
  • Ponta Delgada 1892-1905 (Azores) - Download Album Pages: - $5 a year for all the countries you can eat!
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    PORTUGAL

    from UNESCO:
    Maria Antonio Sampayo
    IPIMAR
    Av. De Brasilia
    1400 Portugal
    Tel: (351)(0)1 301 73 61
    Fax: (351)(0)1 301 59 48
    e-mail: [email protected]
    From UPU:
    CTT - Correios de Portugal, S.A.
    Dr. José Ferreira Abrantes
    Directeur du courrier international
    Pça. D. Luís I, n° 30 - 3°
    P-1208-148 LISBOA CODEX
    PORTUGAL
    Téléphone (+351 1) 322 9476
    Téléfax (+351 1) 322 9932
    AND:
    CTT de Macau
    Mme Chan Nim Chi, Rebecca
    Coordinator, International Affairs
    Avenida da Praia Grande N° 789
    Largo do Senado
    MACAO
    Téléphone (+853) 356 062
    Téléfax (+853) 921 663
    and from '47 emails..':
    [email protected]
    Direccao de Filatelia dos CTT
    Av. Casal Ribeiro , 28
    1049 LISBOA CODEX
    Tel : 357 40 19
    Fax : 353 67 70

    Portugal -
    Portugal became a kingdom under Alphonso I in 1139. In the 15th century there was a major period of exploration and beginning of the Portuguese empire.
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    Portugal has two semi-autonomous regions: Azores and Madeira as well as a territory, Macao (to be ruturned to PRC '99).
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    The first postage stamps were issued in 1853.
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    Direccao De Filatelia
    Avenida Casal Ribeiro 28-6
    1000 Lisbon Codex, Portugal
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    Agency:
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    Interpost
    Box 378
    Malverne, NY 11565
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    Portugal -
    Location: Southwestern Europe, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Spain
    Dependent areas: Macau (scheduled to become a Special Administrative Region of China on 20
    December 1999)
    Independence: 1140 (independent republic proclaimed 5 October 1910)
    National holiday: Day of Portugal, 10 June (1580)
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    >CTT Correios - Portugal - postal authority; has English ver. & Filalelic section
    menu:
    News
    Stamps (1997-1999..) w/images
    Books
    Collectors Magazine
    Purchase Form
    snail:
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    Philatelic Department
    Av. Casal Ribeiro, 28-4º
    1049-052 Lisboa Codex, Portugal
    Phone: (01) 311 17 00
    Fax: (01) 311 18 48
    email: mercadointf[email protected]
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    Philatelic News - CTT de Portugal - English page; philatelic section
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    Philatelic Museums & Libraries data - Portugal
    Museo de Correos e Telecommicacoes,
    Avenida Casal Ribeiro 28-2,
    P-1000 Lisboa
    (Rua de Dona Estefaania ?)
    Wide ranging collections of postal and telecommunications artefacts including mail coaches and mail boxes. Also displays of Portugal and colonies stamps.
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    Filatelia em Portugal - a facinating resource (many features including images 1921-59, 70-79)
    "Filatelia em Portugal is a no commercial and no official home page to publish the philately in Portugal and about Portugal. It is a international home page opened to the philately...
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    We expect you collaboration.
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    Carlos Pimenta ([email protected])
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    be sure to use the scroll bar on upper menus - aj
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    Filatelia em Portugal (mostly in Portugese; some English, French)
    "Philately is an enternainment activity for many, a state financing for some, a business for others. It is always a learning and a delight. The collector´s solitary activity opens up to human relationship without boundaries. Information technology and communication modify our life. Philately keeps up with that development. This cybernetic and philatelic space aims at being a meeting point for all who make of philately a leisure activity or a profession. A meeting point which can help in spreading portuguese philately worldwide and can introduce all those interested into computer science networks in which philately is present."
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    PostEurop - Portugal
    PORTUGAL
    Correspondence:
    CTT - Correios de Portugal, S.A.
    Directorate of International Affairs
    Rua de S. José, 10-2°
    1150 Lisboa
    Portugal
    Mr Duarte Ivo Cruz
    Director of International Affairs
    Tel:
    +351.1.3227457
    Fax:
    +351.1.3227994
    Membership of TF:
    EU Contact
    Value Added Services subgroup*
    Marketing subgroup*
    Quality of Service
    Terminal Dues
    Parcels
    COD subgroup
    Best Practice
    EUROPA Stamps
    Language of correspondence:
    French
    Web Site:
    N/A
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    no email listed - 2/99
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    ...going Postal in Portugal

    Portugal - Pesquisa dos Códigos Postais - CTT post code engine
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    Portugal - Postal codes, telephone area codes, and localities - list
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    Postage rates
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    Territories of Portugal - see each seperately

    Azores -
    The Azores were settled by the Portuguese in 1439 and were under Spanish rule, 1580-1640. They reverted to Portugal and were given limited autonomous administration in 1895.
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    Postage stamps have been issued since 1868. Since 1980, stamps issued for the Azores have been valid in Portugal
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    Direccao de Filatelia
    Avenida Casal Riberto 28-6
    1000 Lisbon Codex, Portugal
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    See Also: Azores
    for additional information.
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    Macao (until 12/99) -
    Macao became a Portuguese colony in 1557.
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    The first postage stamps were issued in 1884.
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    CTT
    Divisao de Filatelia
    Largo do Senado, Macao
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    Madeira -
    Madeira was occupied by the Portuguese in the 16th century. It gained partial automomy as a region of Portugal in 1980.
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    The first postage stamps were issued in 1868.
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    Direccao de Filatelia
    Avenida Casal Ribiero, 28-6
    1000 Lisbon Codex, Portugal
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    See each seperately
    additional information.
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    Portuguese Africa 1898-1945 - Download Album Pages: - $5 a year for all the countries you can eat!
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    Portuguese Congo 1894-1915 (Angola) - Download Album Pages: - $5 a year for all the countries you can eat!
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    Portuguese Guinea 1881-1973 - SEE: GUINEA-BISSAU ------------->>
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    Puerto Rico 1873-1900 (now U.S.) - Download Album Pages: - $5 a year for all the countries you can eat!
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    QATAR

    Administration des postes
    M. Mohamed Ali Mobarak Darwich
    Adjoint du Directeur pour les affaires postales
    DOHA
    QATAR
    Téléphone (+974) 464 408
    Téléphone (+974) 835 511
    Téléfax (+974) 837 777
    From UPU

    Qatar -
    Qatar was a British Protectorate after the Turkish withdrawal. It became independent in 1971.
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    Postage stamps have been issued since 1957.
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    Philatelic Bureau
    Department of Posts
    Doha, State of Qatar
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    Agency: Inter-Governmental Philatelic Corp. (see below)
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    Inter Governmental Philatelic Agency Online - for over 55 countries
    headquarters:
    460 West 34th Street
    New York, NY 10001
    U.S.A.
    Telephone: (212) 629-7979
    Fax: (212) 629-3350
    e-mail [email protected]
    also with offices in London, Paris, Israel, Africa, Hong Kong.
    Email: <CityName>@igpc.net
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    Qatar -
    Location: Middle East, peninsula bordering the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia
    note: closest approximation of the native pronunciation falls between cutter and gutter, but not like 'guitar'
    Independence: 3 September 1971 (from UK)
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    Quelimane 1913-1914 (Mozambique) - Download Album Pages: - $5 a year for all the countries you can eat!
    Free Album Pages? This site is sort of like "shareware" software.
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    RAS AL KHAIMAH - United Arab Emerites 1964

    Ras al Khaimah (of U.A.E)- Stamps
    Ras al Khaimah was the last of the Trucial States to issue its own stamps. Its first set was a definitive series that was issued on 12 December 1964. Ras al Khaimah agreed to join the United Arab Emirates on 11 February 1972.
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    Menu: 1964 - 1972 issues
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    Ras Al Khaima - Download Album Pages: - $5 a year for all the countries you can eat!
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    Redonda
    (of Antigua & Barbuda) - found via Linn's: Reference: Postal Administrations: R
    Location: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east-southeast of Puerto Rico, s.w. of Antigua
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    Redonda Philatelic Bureau
    Redonda, Antigua. West Indies
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    REUNION

    ( French overseas dept.)

    Reunion (overseas dept. of France)-
    Location: Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar
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    National holiday: National Day, Taking of the Bastille, 14 July (1789)
    .
    LA REUNION - Formulaire d'abonnement - Philatelie - La Poste - see: "S'abonner" then "Abonnement annuel à" list box.
    and under the link "Infos pratiques" you get:
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    LISTE DES POINTS PHILATELIE
    BUREAUX DE POSTE POINT-PHILATELIE
    210 bureaux de poste spécialisés, en France : au moins un par département, au chef-lieu
    210 post office addresses:
    LA REUNION
    P.P de SAINT DENIS RP
    60 rue Maréchal Leclerc
    97405 ST DENIS CEDEX
    P.P du PORT
    97821 LE PORT CEDEX
    P.P du TAMPON
    97839 LE TAMPON CEDEX
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    Rhodesia (and Rhodesia & Nyasaland) - Download Album Pages: - $5 a year for all the countries you can eat!
    (there's also 'Northern Rhodesia' see 'N') - Free Album Pages? This site is sort of like "shareware" software.
    See Also: Zimbabwe

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    Rio de Oro 1905-1922 (Spanish Sahara) - Download Album Pages: - $5 a year for all the countries you can eat!
    Free Album Pages? This site is sort of like "shareware" software.
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    Rio Muni 1960-1968 (Equatorial Guinea) - Download Album Pages: - $5 a year for all the countries you can eat!
    Free Album Pages? This site is sort of like "shareware" software.
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    Rouad, Ile - Download Album Pages: - $5 a year for all the countries you can eat!
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    ROMANIA / ROUMANIE

    Direction de la poste internationale
    Mme Silvia Badulescu
    Chef du service trafic postal international
    Soseaua Giulesti 6-8
    78251 BUCURESTI
    ROUMANIE
    Téléphone (+40 1) 637 41 93
    Téléfax (+40 1) 311 32 13
    From UPU

    Romania -
    Romania was formed from the unification of Moldavia and Wallachia, 1866. Transylvania, Bessarabia and Bucovina united with Romania in 1918. Support was given to Germany in World War II and the
    country was occupied by Soviet forces in 1944. The monarchy was abolished and People's Republic was declared in 1947.
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    The first postage stamps were issued in 1858.
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    D. E. C. T. Rompresfilatelia,
    Celea Grivitei 64-66, Sector 1,
    Bucharest, Romania
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    Romania -
    Location: Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Ukraine - note: controls most easily traversable land route between the Balkans, Moldova, and Ukraine
    Independence: 1881 (from Turkey; republic proclaimed 30 December 1947)
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    National holiday: National Day of Romania, 1 December (1990)
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    Romanian Counties - postcodes, area codes
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    PostEurop - Romania / ROUMANIE
    ROMANIA
    Correspondence:
    Régie Autonome Poste Roumaine
    International Post Direction
    Soseaua Giulesti 6-8
    78251 Bucharest
    Romania
    Ms Melania Sitaru
    Assistant Manager
    Tel:
    +40.1.4003115
    Fax:
    +40.1.3113213
    Membership of TF:
    Customs Procedures
    Best Practice
    Language of correspondence:
    French
    Web Site:
    N/A
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    no email listed - 2/99
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    DNT Iasi Branch - Romanian Internet Directory ; English homepage
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    Ross Dependency


    (The Antarctic of New Zealand)

    From New Zealand Post
    Antarctica's land mass is nearly as great as that of Europe and the USA combined. Today several countries have jurisdiction over sections of Antarctica.
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    New Zealand's Ross Dependency is among these. The Ross Dependency stretches from 160 degrees east to 15 degrees west of the Greenwich meridian. Its biggest geographical feature is the massive Ross Ice Shelf. Habitations include Scott Base (NZ) and McMurdo Sound (USA).
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    The first stamps produced specifically for use in the Antarctic were issued by the New Zealand Post Office on January 15th, 1908 when the then current 1d Universal stamp of New Zealand was issued with a special overprint reading "King Edward V11 Land". This stamp was used on mail for the first time by members of the Shackleton Antarctic Expedition. Since then, there have been many stamps issued specifically for use in the Antarctic. Ross Dependency stamps were first issued in 1957, such stamps were, however, discontinued in 1987 when the New Zealand Post Office on the ice was closed.
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    Due to both local and international demand Ross Dependency stamps were re-introduced in November 1994.
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    Most products illustrated on these pages can be ordered on-line.
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    See Also: New Zealand - for addresses and aditonal informaiton
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    RUSSIA


    (Including Tuva and the C.I.S).
    Postal Services of the Federation of Russia
    International Post Office
    37, Varchavskoyé Chaussée
    113105 Moscow
    Federation of Russia
    .
    Ms Valentina A. Savina
    Director General of the International Post
    Tel: +7.095.1144584
    Fax: +7.095.2302719
    from www.posteurop.org
    SEE ALSO:
    Armenia
    Azerbaijan
    Belarus' or Byelorussia
    Estonia
    Georgia
    Kazakhstan
    Kirghizstan
    Latvia
    Lithuania
    Moldova
    Tadjikistan
    Turkmenistan
    Ukraine
    Uzbekistan

    Russia -
    Ivan IV was the first ruler to be crowned Tsar in 1547. Under Peter the Great, territory was expanded to the Baltic Sea and Saint Petersburg was founded as the capital. A revolution overthew Nicholas II when the Bolsheviks seized power under the dictatorship of Lenin, 1917. Russia was named the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic in 1918 and became a part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in 1922. In December of 1991 Mikhail Gorbachev resigned and the USSR disolved. The Russian Republic became independent.
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    The first postage stamps were issued in 1857 and were issued until 1923. Russian stamps were again issued in 1992.
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    Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications of the Russian Federation
    4/6 Bolshaya Grusinkaya Street
    Moscow 12342
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    Agency: see Unicover link and - under 'Postal Authority' - Russia's agencies list below
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    Russia -
    Location: Northern Asia (that part west of the Urals is sometimes included with Europe), bordering the Arctic Ocean, between Europe and the North Pacific Ocean
    .
    former: Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
    .
    Independence: 24 August 1991 (from Soviet Union)
    .
    National holiday: Independence Day, June 12 (1990)
    .
    Russia Stamp Agency in North America ; buy at face value
    via:
    .
    Unicover World Trade Corporation
    1 Unicover Center
    Cheyenne, WY 82008-0012
    .
    tel.: 1-800-443-4225
    ,
    Russia - Download Album Pages: - $5 a year for all the countries you can eat!
    Free Album Pages? This site is sort of like "shareware" software.
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    Modern Russia - catalog to 1996
    1 - 3 WOGames Albertville '92, 3v: 14k, 1R, 2R 10.01.92
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    Russia - Download Album Pages: - $5/year; for all the countries you can eat!
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    Specialized Areas

    Philately of the Former Soviet Union - Stamps & modern Postal History
    It seems much more than six years since the break-up of the Soviet Union into 15 separate self-governing republics. For anybody interested in postal history, these countries were making it then! For more about the countries and the different ways they accounted for payment of postage on letters I am putting a brief philatelic history and some images on these pages, with specific country pages to follow.
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    Ian Billings
    13 Robert Key Drive
    Mattishall, Dereham Norfolk
    U.K. BR20 3RW
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    Ph. 44 1362 858 651
    email: [email protected]
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    Russian Philately Discussion Forum - Russia, Wenden and Zemstvo forums
    This is an on-line discussion forum called Russian Philately Discussion Pages.
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    (one discussion notes: ...Wenden was definitely not a Zemstvo
    district, but a Local Post in Imperial Russia outside of the
    Zemstvo self-administration. Therefore, Wenden should not be treated directly within Zemstvos, but in an appendix
    due to the close resemblance. As Mr. Combs recommends, Dr. Eggers from Hamburg is the best Expert on the field. But you can contact me too: Dr. Ortwin Greis, Bevenser Weg 2, D-21079 Hamburg, Germany. (Oh, I like this kind of discussion on philatelic items.) Ortwin Greis
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    (and) .. Dr. Med. J. Wedekin Eggers,
    Julius-Brecht-str. 11, 22609 Hamburg, Germany.
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    A Zemstvo - Ananev, Chuchin No. 11Ananev, Chuchin No. 2
    from: Rainer's Zemstvo Pages
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    "Some times it is very difficult to classify the Zemstvo stamps, especially if you are not familiar with the Russian Language. Even the pictures as shown in the various catalogues and handbooks are not very helpful. Therefor, you will find here selected images which hopefully will help you to classify your stamps correctly.
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    (Russia's) Zemstvo Stamps - Welcome to Rainer's Pages
    Up to 1870 the Zemstvo-Post has not yet been formally legalized...
    ..According to the Russian laws, the post was the monopoly of the State and no other analogous organization was allowed. The Zemstvo Post, on the contrary, was considered as carrying on the work of the State Post in the localities where there was none, but not as competing with it, and thus its organization and its activity was not interfered with.
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    Zemstvo's, what are they, the answer I try to give here...
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    Some selected articles about the Zemstvo Philately in common
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    Some selected Literature references, essential for Zemstvo Collectors
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    Zemstvo Picture gallery, showing some selected stamps of various districts
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    Some Philatelic Organizations, dealing with Zemstvo Stamps
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    Discussion Forum for Zemstvo Stamps and Postal History
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    Tuva - Postal History and Stamps of (book for sale)
    Blekhman's seminal work on Tuvan postal history is now available in English. This book, originally published in Russian, details the history of Tuva's postal system from antiquity to the 1970's. All of Tuva's stamps and postal cancels are illustrated along with fine examples of covers and postal stationery. A must have for any collector! 104 pages. Translated by Ron Hogg, edited and illustrated by J. Eric Slone, published by the Tannu Tuva Collectors Society.
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    Silver-Bronze Medal in Literature at the APS Stampshow 98
    Vermeil Award in Literature at SESCAL 98
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    The Postal History and Stamps of Tuva... $30
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    Tannu Tuva - Download Album Pages: - $5 a year for all the countries you can eat!
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    Tannu Tuva Collectors Society Inc
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    Postal Authority, Societies, Clubs, Museums, personal homepages ...etc

    The Rossica Society of Russian Philately
    "The society that slays dragons"
    The Rossica Society is a worldwide society devoted to all aspects of Russian philately, from the pre-stamp days of Imperial Russia to current post-Soviet philately. The society publishes two issues per year of the award-winning Rossica Journal, which carries information on all facets of Russian stamps and postal history.
    Philatelic Museums & Libraries data - Russia
    "...The Museum is the largest one of its kind in Europe and holds more than 8 million units in its collections including the State Collection of Postal Stamps of the Russian Federation. This is reported by the Museum to be "the second collection in the World after the Collection of Elizabeth the Second (of England)"
    mailto:[email protected]
    site has street address, telephone #...
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    >."Marka" Russia/CIS "Philatelia" magazine, Publishing & Trading Centre (and makes the stamps) - postal authority
    Marka Publishing and Trading Centre issue about 50 subjects of postage stamps and souvenir sheets annualy. Marka Publishing and Trading Centre issue more than 250 subjects of stamped artistically: designed envelopes ; post cards with original stamps festive and congratulation cards; souvenir sheets.
    Marka Publishing and Trading Centre is the founder of the most popular in Russia and CIS countries magazine "Philatelia" for stamp collectors (subscription code 71037).
    Marka Publishing and Trading Centre is a mamber of International Association of Postage Stamp Catalogue Editors (ASKAT).Marka Publishing and Trading Centre is a general sponsor of the World Philatelic Exibition "Moscow'97", a participator of the World, International and All-Russian Philatelic Exibitions.
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    This site was created by Alexander Bobkov Denis Gavrikov and Marina Chihacheva.
    E-mail to Webmaster : [email protected]
    E-mail to PTC MARKA : [email protected]
    4/6 Bolshaya Gruzinskaya str.,
    123242, Moscow, Russia
    tel.: (095) 254-03-28, 254-57-90, 255-99-04
    fax:(095) 254-85-84
    3242, ã. Ìîñêâà, Á.Ãðóçèíñêàÿ óë. 4/6 (095) òåë. 254-03-28, 254-57-90, 255-99-04 (095) ôàêñ.254-85-84
    .
    and Fabio notes, ""Marka" is the official state enterprise who issues Russian postage stamps (wholesale only). Great !
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    Russia's Official stamp dealers for 'Marka' - the Publishing and Trading Centre
    Dear ladies and gentelmen,
    .
    Please, be noted that the Publishing and Trading Centre "Marka" does not carry out orders of the individual stamp collectors.
    .
    We kindly ask you to apply to our official dealers to the following addresses:
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    TEODORE CHAMPION S.A.
    8. Rue des Messageries
    75010 Paris
    FRANCE
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    Fax 33 1 42 46 73 49
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    NORDFIRM
    DK 5450 OTTERUP
    DENMARK
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    Fax 45 64 82 10 56
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    J.A. VISSER
    Postzegelgroothandel B.V.
    P.O. Box 184 3300 AD
    Dordrecht
    Nederland
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    Fax 3 178 631 41 63
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    Unicover World Trade Corporation
    1 Unicover Center
    Chevenne, WY 82008-001
    USA
    .
    Fax 1 307 771 31 34
    mailto:[email protected]
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    CAROL WEISHAUPT LTD
    P.O.BOX 580063
    Flushing, New York 11358
    USA
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    Fax 1 718 358 28 49
    mailto:[email protected]
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    PHILAGENTUR
    Andreas Werner GmbH
    Feldbergstasse 57
    GERMANY
    Fax 49 6171 628282
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    JAPAN PHILATELIC AGENCY
    PO BOX 96 TOSHIMA
    Tokyo 170-91
    JAPAN
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    Fax 81 3 5951 3431
    mailto:[email protected]
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    H.E. Sieger GmbH
    D 73545 Lorch/Wurttenberg
    Venusberg 32 34
    GERMANY
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    Fax 49 7172 21438
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    PostEurop - Russia / Federation of Russia / FEDERATION DE RUSSIE
    RUSSIA
    Correspondence:
    Postal Services of the Federation of Russia
    International Post Office
    37, Varchavskoyé Chaussée
    113105 Moscow
    Federation of Russia
    Ms Valentina A. Savina
    Director General of the International Post
    Tel:
    +7.095.1144584
    Fax:
    +7.095.2302719
    Membership of TF:
    Quality of Service
    Terminal Dues
    Customs Procedures
    Best Practice
    Language of correspondence:
    English, French
    Web Site:
    N/A
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    no email listed - 2/99
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    Literature

    Chronology of Russian History (a Encarta select site)
    This page dates the major (and some not so major) events in Russian history and links them with explanatory and related materials on the Web. The chronology has been divided into four arbitrary periods:
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    The Kievan and Appanage Periods 860-1698
    The Imperial Period 1698-1917
    The Soviet Period 1917-1991
    and a section on Related Chronologies
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    Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA 17837
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    Khazars, Khazar, Khazarian - A Resource for Turkic and Jewish History in Russia and Ukraine
    Over a thousand years ago, the far east of Europe was ruled by Jewish kings who presided over numerous tribes, including their own tribe: the Khazars. After their conversion, the Khazar people used Jewish personal names, spoke and wrote in Hebrew, were circumcised, had synagogues and rabbis, studied the Torah and Talmud, and observed Hanukkah, Pesach, and the Sabbath.
    Comments and suggestions are invited. You are welcome to e-mail the host of this page, Kevin Brook, at [email protected]

     
    RWANDA

    Office national des postes
    Service production
    Service promotion commerciale
    B.P. 4
    KIGALI
    RWANDA
    Téléphone (+250) 75652
    Téléfax (+250) 76574
    From UPU

    Rwanda -
    Rwanda became a German protectorate in 1899. It was mandated with Burundi to Belgium as the Territory of Ruanda-Urundi in 1919. It became a United Nations territory administered by Belgium after World War II. Independence was granted in 1962
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    National Post Office
    Commercial Promotion Section
    Box 4
    Kigali, Rwanda
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    Agency:
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    Philder
    Box 68
    6830 Chiasso 3
    Switzerland
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    Ruanda-Urundi - Download Album Pages: - $5 a year for all the countries you can eat!
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    Rwanda -
    Location: Central Africa, east of Democratic Republic of the Congo
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    Independence: 1 July 1962 (from Belgium-administered UN trusteeship)
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    Ryukyu Philately Encyclopedia - on it's return to Japan - not very good yet ...
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    Limited Bibliography
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    Utilities
    ..mostly related to bookmark files...
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