's Postal Authorities Directory
Vanuatu PostUPU, APPU
(Offers English & Stamp Shop online)
Manager Philatelic Bureau
Tel.: + 678 22000 Fax: + 678 23900 Email: online contact form
Vanuatu Philatelic Bureau (c.2000)
Port Vila, Vanuatu, South Pacific
Agents: Crown Agents , IGPC , NZ Post? , Japan; .jp
Vanuatu Dealer Directory
Ufficio Filatelico Governatorato (in English)
SCV-00120, Vatican City
Tel 0039 06 6988.3708 Fax 0039 06 6988.3799
CIA's Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members: Holy See
Agent: (none known)
Italian Dealers Directory
History of PhilatelyIn speaking about postage stamps one should not forget that behind these small, multi-colored pieces of paper stands the long and adventurous history of the postal system.
The scholar Cujacio derives the word “post” from “apostolis”, that is, from the custom dating from the beginnings of the Papacy and the Roman Curia of sending “apostolic letters”. The term appears for the first time in the “Capitulars” of Charlemagne and then in the third book of the laws of the Lombards. Since the earliest period of its history, the Church made use of messengers, called “cursores,” in order to communicate with the entire world. In the Middle Ages the principal abbeys and convents had a postal system made up of messengers on horseback, or else they dispatched their own friars on foot or on horseback. Mendicant friars used private messengers to carry their letters. Correspondence through letters and written messages occurred even at that time in history when few people could read and write and when travel was limited. Only when commerce and the arts began to flourish and a wealthy, powerful class of people developed in society did the need for communication over large distances grow to greater proportions. At this time the so-called university and mercantile postal systems were born . . .
Note: Silvano Sorani provides expertization on Vatican philately.
IPOSTEL Direccion Comercial
Oficina Filatelica Nacional
Caracas 1010-A, Venezuela
Tel 0800-Ipostel (4767835)
Agent: (none known)
Venezuela Dealer Directory
The first adhesive postage stamp that circulated in the world was issued on May 6, 1840, being the "penny black". The Swiss canton of Zurich was the second emitter stamps in March 1843 and then followed Brazil, on July 1 1843, Spain on 1 January 1850, Venezuela issued its first stamp January 1 1859, with the image of the national emblem.The UPU notes as Ipostel's governing Ministry:
Philately is the hobby of collecting and sorting stamps, envelopes and other postal documents. Represented on the stamps is the national or regional history of countries by figures of famous people, monuments, paintings, flora, fauna, postal history, etc. You can know the mind of a nation and its relations with the international community. It reflects the facts relating to culture, history, science, sports and how long the social and economic development of a country. It acts as a teaching tool as spreading education and a research support tool in the most varied areas of knowledge.
Ministerio del Poder Popular para las Telecomunicaciones y la Informática
Tổng công ty bưu điện việt nam - VIETNAM POST
Số 05 đường Phạm Hùng
Mỹ Đình - Từ Liêm
Hà Nội, Việt Nam
05 Pham Hung
My Dinh - Tu Liem District
Tel: (+84) 1900 54 54 81 Fax: (+84) 04 3768 9433 [email protected]
18 Nguyen Du - Ha Noi
Tel: 04.3.5563461 Fax: 04.3.5563458 Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Viet Nam Stamp Co.<--also postal.gif/VietNamStampCo.gif smaller; just logo in blueish bg--> (Alt. URL)
14, Tran Hung Dao(c.1999, 2014)
Hoan Kiem District
Tel.: 844 825-3670 Fax: 844 826-9917 Telex: (04) 39331003 [email protected] [email protected]
18 Dinh Tien Hoang Street
Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam
Telex: (08) 38222326 Fax: (08) 38251534 [email protected]
UPU Int'l Affairs: (c.2000)
18 Nguyen Du Street
HANOI 10000 , RÉP. SOCIALISTE DU VIET NAM
Téléphone (+84 4) 825 2675 Téléfax (+84 4) 822 8680
Agent: Japan; .jp
Vietnam Dealer Directory
(There's a couple)
VNPT hands off VNPost
Updated at: 12/19/2012
The Prime Minister has signed a decision to move Vietnam Post Corporation (from) under the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) to the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) and changed state capital representative before January 1, 2013. The changeover ceremony was held on December 19, 2012 in Ha Noi.
The decision requested the VNPT to fully transfer charter capital Vietnam Post Corporation before December 31, 2012; divide and transfer assets between VNPT and Vietnam Post Corporation and among other VNPT’s members and Vietnam Post Corporation before December 31, 2012. VNPost will be operated according to Enterprise Law, along with other legal degrees regulated by the MIC.
Vietnam Post Corporation has 4 subsidiaries:
Vietnamstamp L.td; Vietnamstamp printing L.td; VNPost Express Joint Stock Company and Post and Telecommunications Tourism JSC
and other member companies established under the law. The corporation's core businesses include establishment, management and development of public post offices, providing public postal services, publishing domestic and foreign newspapers and magazines and trading telecom services.
From VNPT's Historic Milestones
2004 - Vietnam Post was re-elected as a member of the Council of Administration of the Universal Postal Union (UPU). 2007 - In December 2007, VNPT established the Postal Corporation. 2011 - VMS - Mobifone and Central Post Office, two members of VNPT, were honorably awarded the title of Labor Hero in the innovation period by the State.
Wallis & Futuna Islands
Service des Postes et Telecommunications
Service des Philatelie
BP 00 Mata-Utu Futuna
98 600 Wallis & Futuna Islands
Website tél. : 681 722012 Écrivez nous [email protected] or: [email protected]
old: [email protected]
Le siège du Service des Postes de Wallis et FutunaSitué dans la capitale de l’île Wallis en face du Palais royale et à proximité de la Cathédrale de Mata-utu. (Located in the capital of the Wallis island opposite the Royal Palace and near the Cathedral of Mata-utu.)
Opening hours (Horaires d'ouverture):
Monday to Thursday (Lundi au Jeudi) from 7:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Friday (Vendredi) from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
old Service des Postes: www.wallis.co.nc/philatelie/spt.html
old Service des Phil..: www.wallis.co.nc/philatelie/page.html
Points de Vente des Produits Philatéliques du Territoire dans le monde.
(Points of sales ... worldwide.)
Service Philatélique de la Poste
28, Rue de la Redoute
92226 FONTENAY AUX ROSES
Recette Principale du Louvre
52, Rue Louvre
Office des Postes et Télécommunications
Rue Eugène Porcheron - Quartin Latin
Nouméa (New Caledonia)
Office des Postes et Télécommunications
Wallis & Futuna Dealer Directory
Officially the Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands... a French island collectivity in the South Pacific between Tuvalu to the northwest, Rotuma of Fiji to the west, the main part of Fiji to the southwest, Tonga to the southeast, Samoa to the east, the New Zealand-associated state of Tokelau to the northeast and to a more distant north the Phoenix Islands (Kiribati). Wallis and Futuna is not part of French Polynesia, nor even contiguous with it, as the former are located at the very opposite western end of Polynesia. . . .
. . . with a population of about 12,000. Mata-Utu is the capital and biggest city. The territory is made up of three main volcanic tropical islands along with a number of tiny islets, and is split into two island groups that lie about 260 km (160 mi) apart, namely Wallis Islands (Uvea) in the northeast, and Hoorn Islands (also called the Futuna Islands) in the southwest, including Futuna Island proper and the mostly uninhabited Alofi Island.
West Bank AKA / See: Palestine
(aka: Indenpendent State of Samoa)
Philatelic Bureau (c.2014)
Fax: 0685 27643 Tel.: 0685 27640
Western Samoa Post Ofc.
Apia, Western Samoa
Posts and Telecommunications Department
Chief Post Office
Apia, Western Samoa
Agents: IGPC, Crown Agents
A Boutique Philatelic Agency
P.O. Box 3162
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Telephone Number : (617) 232-8001 & (631) 725-1803 Facsimile Number : (617) 232-8002 & (631) 725-1041 Emails : [email protected] & [email protected]
Our Bureaus : Cook Islands, Aitutaki, Penrhyn, Rarotonga, Tonga, Niuafo'ou, Samoa
Here at Philatelic Collector we stand strongly behind this phrase as it is our approach to never make a prospective customer or organization feel as if they are just another number. We like to take the time to get to know each and every individual and will work our hardest to answer any questions you may have.Our family has been in the Philatelic Business since 1927 when Nedjat Lazar (February 19, 1914 - January 23, 2004) first opened a stamps shop on the Rue de Droute. In 1947 they moved the business to New York as "Fatoullah and Lazar" and became the largest worldwide new issue dealer in the world and buying, in the early 1960’s, which became known as The Stamp Center Building at 116 Nassau Street.
His company developed the concept of thematic postage stamps while acting as the first government philatelic agents designing stamps and supplying them to wholesalers and Catalogs around the world.
As one of the first advertisers in Scott Catalog the ads appeared many times in every volume. In fact hundreds of ads ran covering each nations section selling every single stamp issued. One ad which ran through out the catalog read “Fatoullah and Lazar supplies Scott Catalog with their New issues why not you?” . . .
The company developed the concept of a 'standing order'. This was first accomplished by hand where a customer profile was run against a weekly list of new issues and then later replaced by the computer with the first computerized relational database (introducing computers to the stamp business for the first time), which ran off of IBM’s magazine driven System 36 (at the time state of the art).
Initially in 2010 (as Philatelic Collector Inc.) we began solely representing the Cook Islands (including Aitutaki, Penrhyn & Rarotonga) and over the next years have increased to work with Samoa and Tonga (including Niuafo’ou).
(And on their Samoa Philatelic Bureau page:
"As of November 26th 2012 Philatelic Collector Inc has been appointed as Samoa's exclusive agent, advisor and distributor for all philatelic material.
Upon entering in to this arrangement we have pledged to work closely with Samoa Post Ltd to help establish a exciting and relevent philatelic profile that shares the beauty and culture of Samoa with the entire world."
Western Samoa Dealer Directory Samoa, officially the Independent State of Samoa, formerly known as Western Samoa, is an Oceanian country encompassing the western part of the Samoan Islands in the South Pacific Ocean. It became independent from New Zealand on 1 January 1962. . . the first small-island country in the Pacific to become independent . . . The two main islands of Samoa are Upolu and Savai'i, one of the biggest islands in Polynesia. The capital city, Apia, and Faleolo International Airport are situated on the island of Upolu. . .
The oldest date so far from remains in Samoa has been calculated by New Zealand scientists to a likely true age of circa 3,000 years ago from a Lapita site at Mulifanua during the 1970s. . .
There is recorded history of an event which took place when two German lives were taken and then their corpses beheaded by a citizen during that nation's administration of Samoa. . . The event precedes the short time before further tripartite conflict for the territories. Robert Louis Stevenson, the author, who lived in Samoa from 1889 wrote in his record of the period 1882–1892 A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa, "The Samoans are gentle people." . . .
. . . the United States laid its own claim and formed alliances with local native chieftains, most conspicuously on the islands of Tutuila and Manu'a (which were later formally annexed to the USA as American Samoa). . .
The Second Samoan Civil War was a conflict that reached a head in 1898 when Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States were locked in dispute over who should have control over the Samoa Islands.
The Samoan crisis came to a critical juncture in March 1889 when all three colonial contenders sent warships into Apia harbour, and a larger-scale war seemed imminent, until a massive storm on 15 March 1889 damaged or destroyed the warships, ending the military conflict. . . .
From the end of World War I until 1962, New Zealand controlled Samoa as a ... trusteeship through the League of Nations, then through the United Nations . . . joining the Commonwealth of Nations on 28 August 1970.
New Issue Stamp Dealers - A Remembrance
by Alex Weiss
In the early 1950’s I was a young collector and wanted to have all the new issue stamps from the British Empire. My father collected this area and I wanted to be just like him. I recall wandering down to Nassau Street in lower Manhattan and seeing all the new issue stamps in the store windows. Frank Warner was my favorite shop and inside Frank had small black books with samples of every stamp that he had in those massive drawers behind and underneath the counter.
Alex Krauss had City Hall Stamp Shop and he always had the latest stamps at the lowest prices. However, he frequently ran out of stock. So he would go over to 116 Nassau Street and replenish his inventory from Fatoullah and Lazar, the main wholesaler on the street and the owner of that famous stamp building. . . .
Upon retirement both the Stolow and Minkus new issue businesses were sold to Herrick Stamp Company. Herrick remains today the dominant player in the new issue stamp field. Founded in 1946 by Arthur and Dorothy Herzig, Herrick also operates under the trade name of Tribune Stamp Company New issue stamp dealing is not as popular as it was in the 1950’s. There are more stamps and fewer collectors. But the Internet saved new issue stamp collecting. There are just not enough customers in the New York or any other metropolitan area to support a number of new issue stamp dealers today. Only through world wide Internet stamp offers of new issues can enough people be reached to get a critical mass where a dealer can have the following to offer all of the stamps at affordable prices for collectors.
Herrick Stamp Company has the most comprehensive website at www.herrickstamp.com . Other new issue dealers can be found through a Google search. Post Office links for buying new stamps can be seen at www.Interpostusa.com .
©2012. Herrick Stamp
301 Mill Rd
Hewlett, NY 11557
TEL: (516) 569-3959
FAX: (516) 569-7093
COMMONWEALTH STAMPS OPINION
One of the New York-based philatelic agencies, Philatelic Collector Inc., has established itself as the "exclusive agent, advisor and distributor for all philatelic Material" for Samoa. This is the third philatelic service of a Commonwealth country of the Pacific region to be taken over by this company since it took over control of the stamp issues of the Cook Islands in 2010. At the end of 2011, Tonga too fell under its control and during 2012 a large number of stamp issues, frequently of very high face value, were released with the names of Tonga and one of its constituent islands, Niuafo'ou, printed on them. Cook Islands, too, has had a large number of stamps issued for it in the last two or three years and the numbers of such issues have been increased by stamps released with the names of Penrhyn, Aitutaki and Rarotonga, all constituent islands of the state of Cook Islands, printed on them. . . .
So, just as we did with Tonga last year, we collectors of Commonwealth Pacific area stamps must have our anxieties about what this agency will produce during 2013 in the name of the Samoa Post Office. By the end of 2012, Tonga, following what had happened in The Cook Islands, had fully realised our worst fears and had produced a highly expensive range of new issues during the year. I fear that the Pacific area is becoming close to uncollectible what with another New York-based agency continuing to produce stamps frequently with highly irrelevant subject matter for its client territory, Tuvalu, and the excessive new issues being produced in the name of The Solomon Islands by a Lithuania-based agency. A pity but that's stamp collecting in 2013. It is up to the individual collector to decide what he or she wants to spend their money on and to avoid being exploited.
Catalogue editors have a role to play too if they have the backbone to decide that they will not list exploitative issues - their influential position means that they have a duty to the collector and to the hobby but sadly there has been little evidence to suggest that editors are prepared to do much to help collectors fight back. Let us hope that the Samoan Post Office is able to restrict issues more than the post offices of some of their neighbours have been able to do.
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AT 01:04, TUESDAY, 5 FEBRUARY 2013
Public Administration ( الإدارة العامة لمنطقة بريد الأمانة : )
Secretariat for the mail:
Sanaa - Liberation ( صنعاء – التحرير )
Tel : 294 141/01 ( تلفون ) Fax : 294 139/01 ( فاكس )
Direction Generale des Postes
Boite Postale 1993
UPU Int'l Affairs: (c.2000)
Téléphone (+967 1) 331 449 Téléfax (+967 1) 331 433
Agent: (none known)
Yemen Dealer Directory
YU - Beograd, Yugoslavia
See Also: Serbia who claims, and uses, the 'Yugoslavia' name though the US resists..
See Also: Montenegro; still of .yu but issueing stamps now. (c.2000)
Agent: Hansen; .no
Yugoslavia Dealer Directory Inscription:
Yugoslavia, once spelled and called "Jugoslavia", was formed in 1918 immediately after World War I as the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes by union of the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs and the Kingdom of Serbia. It was commonly referred to at the time as the "Versailles state". Later, the government renamed the country leading to the first official use of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia on 3 October 1929.
. . . it was invaded by the Axis powers on 6 April 1941. In 1943, a Democratic Federal Yugoslavia was proclaimed by the Partisan resistance. In 1944, the king recognised it as the legitimate government, but in November 1945 the monarchy was abolished. Yugoslavia was renamed the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia in 1946. It acquired the territories of Istria, Rijeka, and Zadar from Italy. Leader of the Partisans Josip Broz Tito ruled the country as the president until his death in 1980. In 1963, the country was renamed again to the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY).
The constituent six Socialist Republics that made up the country were SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SR Croatia, SR Macedonia, SR Montenegro, SR Slovenia, and SR Serbia. Serbia contained two Socialist Autonomous Provinces: Vojvodina and Kosovo, which after 1974 were largely equal to the other members of the federation. After an economic and political crisis in the 1980s and the rise of nationalism, Yugoslavia broke up along its republics' borders, at first into five countries, leading to the Yugoslav Wars.
After the breakup, the republics of Serbia and Montenegro formed a reduced federation, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY), which aspired to the status of sole legal successor to the SFRY, but those claims were opposed by the other former republics. Eventually, Serbia and Montenegro accepted the opinion of the Badinter Arbitration Committee about shared succession. Serbia and Montenegro themselves broke up in 2006 and became independent states, while Kosovo proclaimed independence in 2008.
Zaire Zaire - See: Democratic Rep. of Congo
Zambia Postal Services Corporation
P.O Box 71845
Toll Free (also offers chat online):
Zamtel : 8881 Airtel : 0978 118881 Mtn : 0961 118881 [email protected]
P. & T. Corp.
P.O. Box 71857
Tel 260 261-3837 Fax 260 261-4831
UPU Int'l Affairs:
Téléphone (+260 2) 611 222 Téléfax (+260 2) 614 831
Agent: Crown Agents , IGPC
Zambia Dealer Directory PHILATELY [SAY IT WITH STAMPS]
Philately is the exciting hobby of collecting stamps and stamp related items. They may be collected mint both used and unused, souvenir sheets, first day covers, philatelic cards, souvenir folders, maximum cards, stamp packs, booklets, postal stationery, posta cancellations and stamp artworks. Philatelists collect stamps for the sentimental value given to the work of art, theme, rarity of the stamp, educational reasons, shape, or as an investment.
When you first start collecting stamps, you will probably want to collect all the stamps you can get. Later on you may decide to specialize in stamps of one country, or in stamps with a particular theme. You will then be able to exchange your extra stamps with other collectors and build up your own collection. Collecting every stamp issued is difficult so collectors decide which country or theme (flowers, animal, birds, sports, onions etc) they wish to concentrate on, collectors may also choose to collect mint unused stamps in various "arrangements" such as:
Block of four stamps: top right, top left, bottom right, or bottom left. Sheets of 100 stamps: 50 stamps On two panes of 25 stamps Gutter strips Traffic light blocks Numeric blocks. Commenoratives Definitives
Modes of Payments
A standing order arrangement whereby new issues of stamps, mini-sheets, souvenir sheets and First Day Covers are dispatched to customers automatically is operational in the philatelic Bureau.
A submission of payment is done in advance which corresponds to three deliveries. The minimum amount accepted to open a deposit account is $50.00 (Fifty United States Dollars).
US dollars, British sterling, South African Rand, and Euro Account details are as follows:-
Account Name : Zampost - CFC USD Bank Name : Barclays Bank of Zambia- Lusaka Branch Code : 001 Account Number : 1117961 Swiftbic : Barczmlxxxx
Bank Charges may reduce the remittance; it is also advisable to register all orders or payments where bank notes have been enclosed.
Zil Elwannyen Sesel
[email protected] Phone: 263 4 783 583-94 Mobile: 263 4 761 544 Fax: Toll Free: 0800 4249/9101
Posts and Telecommunication Corp.
Philatelic Bureau (c.2000)
P.O. Box 4220
Tel 263 477-3266 Fax 263 473-1901 / 2
UPU Int'l Affairs: (c.2000)
Téléphone (+263 4) 728 811 Téléfax (+263 4) 706 490
Agent: (None known)
Zimbabwe Dealer Directory
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