Πέμπτη, 21 Μαΐου 2009

THE HOLY LAND-3000 YEARS OF PREPHILATELIC POSTAL HISTORY, Josef Aron

This groundbreaking work with a focus on the Holy Land includes much original research by the author as well as a well referenced summary of postal history research scattered across the journals of societies dedicated to study of Holy Land postal history and the development of postal communications. Covering the millennia from the biblical era to the advent of the Ottoman postal system the first letters illustrated display the earliest recorded notations referring to delivery of letters dating back to the late biblical period. For the period from Roman and Byzantine times to the eighteenth century, religious and other early archival documents, and the writings of travellers, have been scanned for information of postal history interest. There is much detail regarding the Crusader and Mameluk eras, and the Venetian postal system as it impacted on the Holy Land and the Levant. Much also has been gleaned from research into the archive known as the Genizah, a medieval Egyptian repository of Jewish and Islamic documents uncovered by researchers late in the nineteenth century but with much of its material still the subject of serious academic study. The system for information transmission referred to in those documents was hitherto unknown to postal historians. The latter portion of the book deals with the relevant portions of the Livorno archive auctioned by Robson Lowe in the mid-1980s, the growth of ecclesiastical and consular communication networks, the Napoleonic era and that of Mehemet Ali, and the forerunners to the nineteenth century French and Austrian maritime services as well as British packet services across the Mediterranean. Routes and rates are discussed in detail and all key known covers are listed with their markings analysed. Those listings both within chapter frameworks and in dedicated appendices have been enhanced by the way that the author has reviewed all major auction catalogues of sales including material relating to the area under examination. The book ends with chapters on the private forwarding services that supplemented the unreliable Ottoman Post, and disinfected mail from the Holy Land.

Informations from http://www.vaccari.it/editoria/libreria/libriinsconto.php

Τρίτη, 19 Μαΐου 2009

LONDON 2010-International Stamp Exhibition,8th-15th May 2010

London 2010: Festival of Stamps is a year long programme of exhibitions, events and activities to mark the centenary of the accession of George V, the philatelist king.The festival includes a major international stamp exhibition at the Business Design Centre, Islington for stamp collectors.

http://www.london2010.org.uk/international-stamp-exhibition

Antverpia 2010

The international exhibition Antverpia 2010 will take place from April 9 to April 12, 2010 at the Exhibition Center "Antwerp Expo " in Antwerp.The exhibition celebrates the 120th anniversary of the foundation of the Royal Belgian Federation of Philatelic Associations, the oldest in the world. With over 17.000 m² in 4 halls, Antverpia 2010 will host among others the international FEPA and national Belgian exhibition of all classes, the international stamp exhibition "birds" (Birdpex) and competitive philately exhibitions with 2.000 frames. Furthermore, more than 50 postal administrations, over 100 stamp dealers and the Taipei Representative Office of the EU and Belgium are looking forward to welcome you in the beautiful city of Antwerp.This exhibition takes place under the FEPA patronage and is fully recognized by the FIP. We are also very proud to announce that Antverpia 2010 is under the High Patronage of H.M. the King and the Queen.

ANTVERPIA 2010

9-12 Απριλίου 2010, Αμβέρσα, Βέλγιο

Υπό την αιγίδα: FEPA

Αντιπρόσωπος: Π. Λεούσης

(210-2825134, p_leoussis@hotmail.com)


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