AJ's Encyclopedia of Stamps: Slovakia to Syria

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' S - Part 2' Countries: Slovakia to Syria

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SLOVAKIA / SLOVAQUIE / Slovaquia

La Poste slovaque
M. Ján Kollár
Directeur des affaires postales internationales
Nám. SNP 35
Case postale 290
810 00 BRATISLAVA 1
SLOVAQUIE
Téléphone (+421 7) 397 221
Téléphone (+421 7) 5441 0306
Téléfax (+421 7) 397 221
Téléfax (+421 7) 5441 0305
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Slovak Republic -
Slovakia was united with Czech lands to form the state of Czechoslovakia in 1918. It was under German control from 1938 to 1939 becoming a separate republic under German influence in 1939. Czechoslovakia regained its independence in 1945. In 1992 an agreement divided Czechoslovakia into the Czech and Slovak republics.
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The first postage stamps were issued in 1939 and continued until 1945. Stamps were again issued beginning in 1993.
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Slovenska posta s.p., POFIS
Namestie Slobody 6
817 61, Bratislava, Slovakia
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note: POFIS = Postal Philatelic Service of the Slovak Republic
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or:
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Slovenska posta s.p., POFIS
Mamateyova 16
Box 1
850 05 Bratislava 55, Slovakia
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Modern Slovakia - catalog to 1996
1 Coat of Arms, 1v: 8 (Kc) 01.01.93
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Special Swiss exhibition: History of postal services and philately in the Czech and Slovak Republics
ends 1/31/99 - will probably have info in Swiss Museum's 'past shows' eventually..
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>Slovenska posta - postal authority ; has Filatelia section
from Philatelic Supersite, "A very hansom presentatin of the 1997 issues. 1998 are listed, but without images. The site is not in English, but you should take the time to see the beautiful stamps."
http://www.cancelnations.com/authorities.htm
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Slovakia / Slovenska Republika -
Location: Central Europe, south of Poland
Independence: 1 January 1993 (from Czechoslovakia)
National holiday: Slovak Constitution Day, 1 September (1992); Anniversary of Slovak National Uprising, 29 August (1944)
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EUnet Slovakia s.r.o. - English ver. Slovak contacts
webmaster@Slovakia.EU.net
See Also: CZECH REP. / Chechoslovakia ---------------------->>
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...going Postal in Solvakia

Slovakia Postal Code Search
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Slovakia Postal Codes - a list (psc-sk.txt)
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Slovakia Postage Rates - English text file list
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SLOVENIA / SLOVENIE /
SLOVÉNIE / SLOVENIJE

Posta Slovenije, d.o.o.
M. Marjan Osvald
Head of International Postal Affairs
SI-2500 MARIBOR
SLOVÉNIE
Téléphone (+386 62) 449 2221
Téléfax (+386 62) 449 2112
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Slovenia -
Slovenia was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until 1918. It became a part of the people's republic within Yugoslavia in 1946 and made a declaration of independence from Yugoslavia as the Republic of Slovenia, 1991.
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The first postage stamps were issued in 1991.
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Posta Slovenije d.o.o. Maribor
Sektor za posto
Cigaletova 15
61000, Lbjubljana, Slovenia
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Slovenia - catalog to 1996
1 Independence, 1v: 5 (Din) 26.06.91
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Slovenia Stamp Agency in North America ; buy at face value!; locally..
via:
Unicover World Trade Corporation,
1 Unicover Center,
Cheyenne, WY 82008-0001.
tel.: 1-800-443-4225
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>Stamp Land - postal authority's philatelic section - in English
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>Slovenia - Catalog: 1991 (independence) - w/ images; postal authority
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>Post of Slovenia - in English - postal services; postcode, rates...
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Slovenia -
Location: Southeastern Europe, eastern Alps bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Austria and Croatia
Independence: 25 June 1991 (from Yugoslavia)
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...going Postal in Solvenia

Posta Slovenije - vstopna stran - has English page - postal authority
Philatelic matters:
email: dezela.znamk@posta.si
Posta Slovenije
d.o.o. ,
p.p. 500
SI - 2001 Maribor
Slovenia
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Posta Slovenije - Postal Codes lists
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Posta Slovenije d.o.o. - postal code engine; alt site
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Posta Slovenije - postal rates ; English
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SOLOMON ISLANDS


(former: British Solomon Islands)

Solomon Islands - - 1995 listing
The Solomon Islands were visited by the Spanish in 1568. South Solomon Island was placed under British protection in 1893, and the outer islands (Santa Cruz group) were added to the protectorate in 1899. The area received internal self-goverment in 1976 and independence in 1978.
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The first postage stamps were issued in 1907.
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Philatelic Bureau
Box G31
Honiara, Solomon Islands
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Agencies:
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Herrick Stamp Co.
Box 219
Lawrence, NY 11559-0219
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Crown Agents Stamp Bureau Ltd. (see below)
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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: casb@compuserve.com
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Solomon Islands - 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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Solomon Islands -
Location: Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Papua New Guinea
Independence: 7 July 1978 (from UK)
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SOMALI DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC / SOMOLIA


(former British Somaliland, Italian Somaliland, Somaliland)

Somali Democratic Republic -
Somalia was formed by the joining of the British (British Somaliland) and Italian (Italian Somaliland) protectorates. It has been independent since 1960.
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The first postage stamps were issued for British and Italian Somaliland in 1903 and Somalia in 1960.
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Philatelic Service
Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications
Mogadishu, Somali Democratic Republic
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Somali Coast (& Somaliland Protectorate) - Download Album Pages: - $5 a year for all the countries you can eat!
- each is seperate. Free Album Pages? This site is sort of like "shareware" software.
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Somalia -
Location: Eastern Africa, bordering the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean, east of Ethiopia
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Independence: 1 July 1960 (from a merger of British Somaliland, which became independent from the UK on 26 June 1960, and Italian Somaliland, which became independent from the Italian-administered UN trusteeship on 1 July 1960, to form the Somali Republic)
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South Arabia 1963-1966 (Yemen, P.R.) - Download Album Pages: - $5 a year for all the countries you can eat!
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.SOUTH AFRICA


(AFRIQUE DU SUD / RSA)
South African Post Office
International Relations and Customer Services Section
International Services
P.O. Box 10 000
PRETORIA 0001
AFRIQUE DU SUD
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Téléphone (+27 12) 421 7592
Téléfax (+27 12) 421 7570
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another:
email: sastamps@sapo.co.za
Philatelic Services
Private Bag X505
Pretoria 0001
Republic of South Africa

South Africa -
The Portuguese reached the Cape of Good Hope in the late 15th century. The area was settled by the Dutch in 1652. The British arrived in 1795 and annexed the Cape in 1814. The Great Trek by the Boers northeast across the Orange River to Natal took place in 1836. The Boer republic was founded in 1839 and Natal was annexed by the British in 1846, but the Boer republics of Transvaal (founded 1852) and the Orange Free State (1854) were recognized. Transvaal, Natal, Orange Free State and Cape Province joined as the Union of South Africa in 1910. It became a sovereign state within the Commonwealth in 1931 and an independent republic in 1961.
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Postage stamps have been issued since 1910.
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Philatelic Services and Interspa
Private Bag X505
Pretoria 0001, Republic of South Africa
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Agency:
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Global Philatelic Agency
Box 400
Hewlett, N.Y. 11557-0440
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South Africa - 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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South Africa, Union of - lists stamps issued 1910-1961 - commercial site
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South Africa, Republic of - 1961 - current - commercial site
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Philatelic Museums & Libraries data - South Africa
Communications Museum,
PO Box 1522,
Pretoria 0001
Contents unknown.
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South Africa -
Location: Southern Africa, at the southern tip of the continent of Africa
abbreviation: RSA
Independence: 31 May 1910 (from UK)
National holiday: Freedom Day, 27 April (1994)
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...going Postal in South Africa

>South Africa - postal authority
email: sastamps@ sapo.co.za
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or: info@sapo.co.za
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South Africa - postal rates
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South Africa - postal code or city by search for city or postal code
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Stones' South African Postal Code Search
Enter either a 4 digit South African Postal Code to find the corresponding area or enter any part of the area name to find the corresponding Postal Code.
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University of Pretoria S.A. Postal Codes lists
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Hobbies

SOUTH GEORGIA
and the
SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS

,br> (UK dependency via Falkland Isl.)

South Georgia and the Sandwich Islands -
British Dependent Territory, located in the South Atlantic. It was discovered by the London merchant De la Roche, 1675, landing by Captain James Cook in 1775, annexed by Britain, 1908 and 1917. The territory is administered from the Falkland Islands.

The first postage stamps were issued for the colony in 1963.

Philatelic Bureau (cf.)
Stanley, Falkland Islands

Agency: Crown Agents Stamp Bureau Ltd. (see below)

Crown Agents Stamp Bureau - Worldwide agent
Crown Agents Stamp Bureau (cf.)
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: casb@compuserve.com
www.casb.co.uk/stamps '404' ; see 'cf.' above

Falkland Islands (& Dependencies) - Download Album Pages: -$5 a year for all the countries you can eat!
see also: "South Georgia" under 'S'.

Free Album Pages? This site is sort of like "shareware" software.

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands -
Location: Southern South America, islands in the South Atlantic Ocean, east of the tip of South America
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Dependency status: dependent territory of the UK, also claimed by Argentina; administered from London by a civil commissioner who is also the governor of the Falkland Islands;
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Population: no indigenous population note: there is a small military garrison on South Georgia, and the British Antarctic Survey has a biological station on Bird Island; the South Sandwich Islands are uninhabited
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South Korea - see: KOREA, SOUTH ------------------------->>
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Southern Nigeria 1901-1912 (then Nigeria) - 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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Southern Rhodesia 1924-1964 (then Rhodesia)- 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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SPAIN / ESPAGNE / España

Entidad Pública Empresarial "Correos y Telégrafos"
Dirección Comercial
M. Luis Amat
Subdirector de Ventas
Calle Aduana, 29-31 Planta baja
28070 MADRID
ESPAGNE
Téléphone (+34 91) 596 38 52
Téléfax (+34 91) 596 31 33
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Spain -
Spain was a monarchy until 1931 when a republic was established. After the civil war of 1936-39, the Spanish State headed by General Francisco Franco was recognized. The monarchy was restored in 1975 under King Juan Carlos I.
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The first postage stamps were issued in 1850.
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Correos y Telégrafos Servicio Filatélico
Palacio de Communicaciones
28070 Madrid, Spain
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Spain - 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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Images from Spain's Postal Museum
a small exhibit online - quite nice. aj
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>Correos y Telégrafos - Spain's postal authority Filatelia & Postal Museum ("Museo") site & código postal (codes)
has a link to their Postal Museum page (which does have a English page) and a link to a postal code search ("Código.Postal")
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>Correos y Telégrafos - main entrance
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Philatelic Museums & Libraries data - Spain
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Postage rates
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Spain -
Location: Southwestern Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay, Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, and Pyrenees Mountains, southwest of France
note: includes Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, and five places of sovereignty (plazas de soberania) on and off the coast of Morocco—Ceuta, Mellila, Islas Chafarinas, Penon de Alhucemas, and Penon de Velez de la Gomera
Independence: 1492 (expulsion of the Moors and unification)
National holiday: National Day, 12 October
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Spanish Sahara 1924-1976 (later Mauritania & Morocco split it) - Download Album Pages: - $5 a year for all the countries you can eat!
'Sahara Occidental' 'Sahara Espanol' - Free Album Pages? This site is sort of like "shareware" software.
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Spanish West Africa 1949-1951 - Download Album Pages: - $5 a year for all the countries you can eat!
'Africa Occidential Espanola' - Free Album Pages? This site is sort of like "shareware" software.
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SRI LANKA


(the former: Ceylon)
Office of the Postmaster General
M. N.C. Fernando
Superintendent, International Postal Services
Transworks House
Lower Chatham Street
COLOMBO 00100
SRI LANKA
Téléphone (+94 1) 320 017
Téléphone (+94 1) 328 644
Téléfax (+94 1) 325 112
Téléfax (+94 1) 440 555
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Sri Lanka -
Sri Lanka was visited by the Portuguese in 1505, taken by the Dutch in 1658 and occupied by the British in 1796. Known as Ceylon, Sri Lanka became a British colony in 1802. Dominion status was granted in 1948 and it became the independent republic of Sri Lanka in 1972.
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Postage stamps have been issued since 1857
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Philatelic Bureau, Department of Posts
General Post Office
Colombo 1. Sri Lanka
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email: slpost@sri.lanka.net
telephone Nos : 94 -325588 , 94 - 326163 , 94 - 326177
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Agency: Inter-Governmental Philatelic Corp. (see below)
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I, also, note Crown Agents lists Sri Lanka - 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 igpc@igpc.net
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also with offices in London, Paris, Israel, Africa, Hong Kong.
Email: <City/NationName>@igpc.net
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Crown Agents Stamp Bureau - Worldwide agent except USA
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: casb@compuserve.com
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>Sri Lanka Post - postal authority
menu:
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History
Postal Code
Our Services
Special Stamps
Email Feed Back: slpost@sri.lanka.net
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>Sri Lanka - Other Information - (Philatelic Bureau is listed)
Philatelic Bureau
Representative collections of Sri Lanka stamps may be seen at the :
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Sri Lanka Philatelic Bureau
4th Floor, Ceylinco House
Janadhipathi Mawatha
Fort, Colombo 01
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It has a sales outlet for all Sri Lankan stamps, souvenir sheets, first day covers, special issues etc. of interest to the philatelist.
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Current stamps of the United Nations Postal Administration, including issues of New York, Geneva and Vienna are also available for sales.
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Tel: 26163/ 26177/ 25588
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Business Hours are from 0830 hrs. to 1630 hrs.
Certain business are open on Saturdays till 1300 hrs.
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another:
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email: slpost@sri.lanka.net
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Director
Philatelic Bureau
General Post Office
Colomb 00100
SRI LANKA
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Sri Lanka -
Location: Southern Asia, island in the Indian Ocean, south of India
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Independence: 4 February 1948 (from UK)
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Srpska Republika, Serb Republic (see also: Serbia and/or Bosnia-Herzegovina) - catalog of issues - Now '404'
First entry: 1 Ovpt 1v: "Rep. Srpska 30" on Yug. definitive (v:3) ??.10.92
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See also: Bosnia.. --------------------->
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Stellaland 1884-1885 (Becuanaland, British) - 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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Straits Settlements - See 'SINGAPORE' above^
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SUDAN / SOUDAN


(The former: Anglo-Egyptian Sudan)
Corporation publique des postes et télégraphes
M. Othman Mohamed Abdullah
Chef de la section des relations publiques et de l'information
KHARTOUM
SOUDAN
Téléphone (+249 11) 78 28 60
Téléfax (+249 11) 78 03 08
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The Sudan -
A combined British-Egyptian offensive in 1898 led to a jointly administered condominium. Sudan became independent in 1956.
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Postage stamps have been issued since 1897
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Director General of Posts
and Telegraphs Public Corporation
Philatelic Office
Khartoum, Sudan
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(the site of 'Chinese' Gordon's fate - aj )
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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 igpc@igpc.net
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Also with offices in London, Paris, Israel, Africa, Hong Kong.
Email: <City/NationName>@igpc.net
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Sudan -
Location: Northern Africa, bordering the Red Sea, between Egypt and Eritrea
Independence: 1 January 1956 (from Egypt and UK)
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SURINAME


(The former: Netherlands Guiana, Dutch Guiana)
General Post Office
Sales Department
M. Fred Lashley
Sales Officer
Kerkplein 1
PARAMARIBO
SURINAME
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Téléphone (+597) 425 656
Téléfax (+597) 425 777
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Suriname -
Suriname was sighted by Christopher Columbus in 1498 and settled by the British in 1651. It was taken by the states of Zeeland in 1667, captured by the British in 1799 and restored to the Netherlands in 1818. It remained as part of Netherlands West Indies as Dutch Guiana and became independent as the Republic of Suriname in 1975.
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Postage stamps were issued from 1873.
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Postal Administration
Philatelic Department
Paramaribo, Suriname
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Agency:
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Interpost
Box 378
Malverne, NY 11565
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Suriname -
Location: Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between French Guiana and Guyana
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Independence: 25 November 1975 (from Netherlands)
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SWAZILAND

Posts and Telecommunications Corporation
External Services
Mlle T.M. Dlamini
Senior Assistant Postal Manager
P.O. Box 125
MBABANE, SWAZILAND
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Téléphone (+268) 404 2341
Téléfax (+268) 404 3130
From UPU

Swaziland -
Swaziland's boundaries with the Transvaal and independence was guaranteed in 1881. The British agreed to Transvaal administration in 1894 and Swaziland became a British High Commission Territory in 1903. The country became independent as a constitutional monarchy in 1968.
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Postage stamps have been issued from 1889
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Swaziland Stamp Bureau
Box 555
Mbabane, Swaziland
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Agencies: Inter-Governmental Philatelic Corp. and Crown Agents (see below)
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>The Stamp Bureau of Swaziland
The Stamp Bureau
P O Box 55
Mbabane H100
Swaziland
email to info@sptc.co.sz.
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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 igpc@igpc.net
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Also with offices in London, Paris, Israel, Africa, Hong Kong.
Email: <City/NationName>@igpc.net
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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: casb@compuserve.com
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>Swaziland Posts and Telecommunications Corporation
Telephone [+268] 404 2341/404 3131
Fax [+268] 404 3130
Postal address
P.O. Box 125,
Mbabane H100, Swaziland
Physical address
Phutfumani Building, Warner Street, Mbabane, Swaziland
Electronic mail
General Information: info@sptc.co.sz
Sales: sales@sptc.co.sz
Customer Support: support@sptc.co.sz
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30th Anniversary of (Swaziland's) Independence and 30th Birthday Stamp Issue
1 October 1998
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Swaziland Postcodes list
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Swaziland Postal Tariffs (rates)
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Swaziland -
Location: Southern Africa, between Mozambique and South Africa
Independence: 6 September 1968 (from UK)
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SWEDEN / Sverige / SUÈDE

Sweden Post Ltd.
International Partners
M. Anders Åsberg
Director
SE-401 10 GÖTEBORG
SUÈDE
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Téléphone (+46 31) 623 950
Téléfax (+46 31) 159 337
From UPU
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and from: Fabio's '47 emails..':
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kundservice@pf.posten.se
Sweden Post Stamps
Customer Service
SE - 81 84 Kiruna
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Tel : +46 8 781 4936
Fax : +46 980 81490

Sweden -
Sweden was united with Denmark and Norway under Danish leadership in 1389. The union ended in 1527 following a revolt led by Gustavus Vasa. Sweden acquired Norway from Denmark in 1814, but the union dissolved in 1905.
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The first postage stamps were issued in 1855.
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Sweden Post Stamps
S-981 84 Kiruna, Sweden
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Agency: Unicover (see below)
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Sweden Stamp Agency in North America ; buy at face value
Unicover World Trade Corporation,
1 Unicover Center,
Cheyenne, WY 82008-0001
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tel.: 1-800-443-4225
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Sweden -
Location: Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Kattegat, and Skagerrak, between Finland and Norway
Independence: 6 June 1523, Gustav VASA was elected king; 6 June 1809, a constitutional monarchy was established
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>Sweden Post - English Home Page; has Philatelic section
email: kundservice@pf.posten.se
Sweden Post Stamps
Customer Service
SE - 81 84 Kiruna
Tel : +46 8 781 4936
Fax : +46 980 81490
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>Välkommen till posten.se - Swedish Home Page
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Sweden catalog to 5/89 - APS's WPID data is in ASCII comma delimited format
...The data can be imported into a database program such as Access, Approach, dBase, Foxpro, Paradox etc.
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Also the data has not been updated in a number of years... - others are needed to continue this task.
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ftp sites for the WPID data:
ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/doc/mail/stamps/wpid/
ftp://ftp.cviog.uga.edu/pub/exchange/jackson/miscel/
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To enter new information contact the co-ordinator J. M. Myerson (71054.546@compuserve.com.)
Computers in Philately Committee
c/o Lois M. Evans-de Violini, Chairperson
P. O. Box 5025, Oxnard, CA 93031 USA
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e-mail: lmevans@rain.org
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Swedish National Postal Museum [Se, En]
Postal Museum Lilla Nygatan 6 The Old City Stockholm Mailing address: Postal Museum Box 2002 S-103 11 STOCKHOLM Sweden
Tel: +46 8 781 17 55 Fax: +46 8 20 90 21
E-mail: Postmuseum@pf.posten.se
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Philatelic Museums & Libraries data - Sweden
Situated in a beautiful building from the 1630s, until 1869 it was the only post office in Stockholm. ... Collections include Swedish mint stamps from 1855-1993, Finland 1891-1950 and stamps from other Nordic countries. The Treasury has some real rarities including three letter stamps, the oldest (1686) remaining in the world. Also the unique letter with 6-skilling banco stamps sent from Stockholm to London in 1858; and Two Mauritius 1847 "Post Office" stamps.
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mailto:Postmuseum@pf.postnet.se (site has more info or see live link above)
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Sweden Post Stamps - Foreign dealers (agencies)
Address, telephone and fax numbers to our foreign dealers.
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Australia:
Max Stern
P O Box 997H G P O
Melbourne Victoria 3001
Australia
Tel: +61 3 9654 6751
Fax: +61 3 9650 7192
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France:
Ancienne Maison Th. Champion
8 rue des Messageries
F-75010 Paris
France
Tel: +33 1 42 467038
Fax: +33 1 48240827
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Japan:
Japan Philatelic Agency
P O Box 96
Toshima Tokyo 170-91
Japan
Tel: +81 3 5951 3433
Fax: +81 3 5951 3431
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Italy:
De Rosa S.P.A
Via Privata Maria Teresa 11
IT-20123 MILAN
Italy
Tel: +39 02 8066191
Fax: +39 02 8900650
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Switzerland:
De Rosa SA (Intl)
Avenue du Tribunal F
CH-1005 Lausanne
Switzerland
Tel: +41 21 3202 431
Fax: +41 21 3202433
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Singapore:
Philatelic Intervest Pte Ltd
Raffles City P O Box 1678
SINGAPORE 9117
Tel: +65 3361998
Fax: +65 3388692
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Great Britain:
Harry Allen
P O Box 5
Watford Herts
Great Britain
Tel: +44 1923 475555
Fax: +44 1923 475556
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Taiwan:
Philatelic Mail Order Service
P.O. Box 5-468
TAIPEI 100,
Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel: +886 2 2397 4556
Fax: +886 2 2397 2057
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Germany:
Georg Roll Nachfolger
POB 130
D-26925 Elsfleth
Germany
Tel: +49 4404 927-0
Fax: +49 4404 927 222
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USA:
Unicover Corporation
1 Unicover Center
Cheyenne WY 82008-0001
USA
Tel: +1 307 771 3000
Fax: +1 307 771 3134
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Postage rates
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SWITZERLAND / SWISS
HELVETIA / SUISSE

La Poste Suisse
Poste Internationale
Ventes et Service clientèle
Schanzenstrasse 5
CH-3030 BERNE
SUISSE
Téléphone (+41) 848 888 999
Téléfax (+41 31) 338 89 55
From UPU

Switzerland -
The area was conquered by Napoleon who instituted the Helevetian Republic in 1798. Switzerland was organized as a confederation of Cantons in 1815 with a federal constitution in 1848.
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The first postage stamps were issued for Zurich in 1843, Geneva in 1843, and Basel in 1845. Stamps for the federal administration were first issued in 1850.
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General Directorate of PTT
Philatelic Office
CH-3030, Bern, Switzerland
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Switzerland issued stamps from 1922 until 1944 for the League of Nations
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The United Nations maintains offices in Geneva. Postage stamps have been issued since 1950 by Switzerland and 1969 by the United Nations.
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Switzerland issued stamps from 1944 to 1960 for the International Bureau of Education
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Switzerland issued stamps from 1948 for the World Health Organization.
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Switzerland issued stamps from 1982 to 1985 for the World Intellectual Property Organization
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Switzerland issued stamps from 1923 until 1960 for the International Labor Bureau and the International Labor Organization
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Switzerland issued stamps from 1956 to 1973 for the World Meterological Organization
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Switzerland issued stamps from 1957 for the Universal Postal Union
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Switzerland issued stamps in 1950 for the International Organization for Refugees
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Switzerland issued stamps from 1958 to 1994 for the International Telecommunications Union
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(this site offers a wonderful description of the country)
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Switzerland -
Location: Central Europe, east of France, north of Italy
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aka: Schweiz (German), Suisse (French), Svizzera (Italian)
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Independence: 1 August 1291
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Population: 7,260,357 (July 1998 est.)
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"Telephones: 5.24 million (including 663 million car-mobile phones) (1996 est.)"
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Courtesy of the CIA - sic - aj (couldn't resist this one)
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Switzerland catalog to 5/89 - APS's WPID data is in ASCII comma delimited format
...The data can be imported into a database program such as Access, Approach, dBase, Foxpro, Paradox etc.
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Also the data has not been updated in a number of years and no issues after 1992 - others are needed to continue this task.
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ftp sites for the WPID data:
ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/doc/mail/stamps/wpid/
ftp://ftp.cviog.uga.edu/pub/exchange/jackson/miscel/
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To enter new information contact the co-ordinator J. M. Myerson (71054.546@compuserve.com.)
Computers in Philately Committee
c/o Lois M. Evans-de Violini, Chairperson
P. O. Box 5025, Oxnard, CA 93031 USA
e-mail: lmevans@rain.org
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FAQ 22.2 Barcodes on Swiss stamps
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The American Helvetia Philatelic Society
Founded over 50 years ago, the American Helvetia Philatelic Society has over 400 members collecting stamps of Switzerland and Liechtenstein in the US, Canada, Great Britain and Switzerland. We hold several auctions annually of member's philatelic material...
...membership application is available online. Please send us an email and we will tell you how to obtain it or you can get it by mail from:
Richard T. Hall
AHPS Secretary P. O. Box 666
Manhattan Beach, CA 90267
You do not need to be a member to participate in our Philatelists Online auctions. Welcome to all!
Bruce Marsden
American Helvetia Philatelic Society
1920 Carmelita Ave.
Burlingame, CA 94010
Tel: (650) 347-5514
bmarsden@slip.net
>Swiss Post: Information on products and prices, Internet Banking, Profil, Sponsoring, News, Post Swiss Team
and via the philatelic link:
The free magazine for stamp collectors.
Published 4 times a year in German, French, Italian and English. Presentation of new Swiss stamps with order form. Descriptions of new issues with lots of pictures, background articles, interviews, plus portraits of artists, etc. Subscribe "FOCUS on stamps".
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A4 format (210 x 297 mm)
apply online.
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email: stamps@post.ch
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>Swiss Post - Stamps: Addresses
Main snail:
Swiss Post
Stamps and Philately
Customer Services
Ostermundigenstrasse 91
3030 Berne
Phone: ++41 (0)31 / 338 06 09
Fax: ++41 (0)31 / 338 73 08
email: stamps@post.ch
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Our agencies abroad
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Italy
Bolaffi Spa
Via Cavour 17/A
I-10123 Torino
Phone: ++39 11 55 763 00
Fax: ++39 11 56 20 456
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Norway
Postens frimerketjeneste
Norway Post, Stamp
Bureau
Postboks 9350
N-0135 Oslo
Phone: ++47 22 40 78 60
Fax: ++47 22 17 44 90
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Netherlands
PTT Post Filatelie
Verzamelservice
Europaweg 33
NL-9723 AS Groningen
Phone: ++31 23 516 28 12
Fax: ++31 23 531 39 06
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Museum of Communication, Berne, Switzerland
(a Java site in English - offers French, German)
with contents:
Exhibitions
Offers
Latest
Information
The Museum's role
Gallery
A - Z
E-Mail: communication@mfk.ch
and notes under the Philately section, "The Museum of Communication boasts one of the world's largest stamp collections with about half a million items"
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Past shows from Swiss Museum
Philatelic Museums & Libraries data - Switzerland
lists several w/addresses
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Postage rates
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SYRIA / RÉP. ARABE SYRIENNE

Etablissement général des postes
M. Mahmoud Al-Shamy
Directeur des services postaux
DAMAS
RÉP. ARABE SYRIENNE
Téléphone (+963 11) 612 1672
Téléfax (+963 11) 612 9440
From UPU

Syria -
Syria became part of the Ottoman Empire in 1517. It had a brief period of independence in 1920 then made a French mandate. It became independent in 1946, but then merged with Egypt and Yemen to form the United Arab Republic in 1958. Syria re-established itself as independent in 1961.
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The first postage stamps were issued in 1919 under French Occupation.
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General Post Establishment
Philatelic Office
Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
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Syria (to 1940 + Free French) - 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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Syria -
Location: Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Lebanon and Turkey
former: United Arab Republic (with Egypt)
Independence: 17 April 1946 (from League of Nations mandate under French administration)
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