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Countries ' I - J '

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.ICELAND / ISLAND / ISLANDE

Iceland Post
Mlle Kristín Björg Kristjánsdóttir
International Relations
Posthusstraeti 5
IS-101 REYKJAVIK
ISLANDE
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Téléphone (+354) 580 1005
Téléfax (+354) 580 1009
From UPU

Iceland - short
Iceland was settled by the Norse in the 9th century and united with Norway in 1262, then Denmark in 1380. Iceland became an independent kingdom in union with Denmark in 1918 and a republic in 1944.
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Postage stamps have been issued since 1873.
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Iceland - long
Location: Northern Europe, island between the Greenland Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northwest of the UK
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Independence: 17 June 1944 (from Denmark)
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Crown Agents Stamp Bureau - "ask for details"
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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Iceland - 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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Iceland catalog - 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/
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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.)
P. O. Box 5025, Oxnard, CA 93031 USA
e-mail: lmevans@rain.org
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Philatelic Museums & Libraries data - Iceland
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Icelandic Philatelic Sales - an Internet Collectiables Award Site
POSTPHI
P.O. Box 8445
IS-128 Reykjavík
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Tel.: (354) 580 1053
Fax: (354) 580 1059
E-mail: postphil@postur.is
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and from Fabio's '48+- emails..'
Tel : +354 5506054
Fax : +354 5506059
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Icelandic Philatelic Sales - a total different one!
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>Frímerkjasalan Postphil - Sales; German, English, Danish, Icelandic - Issues & images 1981 on
found 2/22/99
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down the English trail I find:
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"When Icelandic Post and Telecom was dissolved January 1st 1998, Icelandic Post hf. took over all postal matters, both domestic and international. Coincidentally, this period marks 125 years since the first issuance of stamps for Iceland as well as the establishment of 15 postal stations around the country, outside Reykjavík, each with a special stamp cancel."
(file: 6.1.1)
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>Frímerkjasalan Postphil - main entrance
found 2/22/99 - follow 'Firmmek..
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Postage rates
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Ifni - See: Morocco
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.INDIA / INDE / Bhärat

Department of Posts
Mlle R. Doraiswamy
General Manager
Business Development Directorate
Dak Bhavan
Parliament Street
NEW DELHI 110001, INDE
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Téléphone (+91 11) 371 7695
Téléphone (+91 11) 303 2503
Téléfax (+91 11) 371 7695
From UPU
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and ePhilatelic notes:
Phone (+91 11) 371 6413
Fax (+91 11) 371 7695
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AND note:
in Colne, England (U.K) the:
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British in India Museum
Sun Street, Colne
Lancashire BB8 0JJ
Postal history and airmails from the period of British rule of India.
(from: Museum & Library data link below)
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India - short
The East India Company issued postage stamps from 1854 until government issues were released in 1860 ...
(the issues of 1911 to 1936 Were the Reign of King George V)
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Philatelic Bureau
Bombay General Post Office
Bombay 400001, India
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Agency: Inter-Governmental Philatelic Corp.<see below>
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Information given at this link takes you on a tour of India via it's stamps... different. aj
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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.
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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.
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Email: <City/NationName>@igpc.net
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India - 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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India catalog - 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
e-mail: lmevans@rain.org
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Philatelic Museums & Libraries data - India
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>India - postal authority; (TAMILNADU POSTAL CIRCLE, Chennai, India)
"India Post is totally committed to providing speedy and efficient service across the country and around the world. We are continuously introducing new facilities to meet specific customer needs."
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O/o Chief Post Master General,
Tamilnadu Cirle,
Anna Salai,
Chennai - 600 002
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Ph : 91 44 854 8837 / 852 0304
Fax: 91 44 852 1199 / 1496
Email: ampc@giasmd01.vsnl.net.in
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>India - postal authority; (TAMILNADU POSTAL CIRCLE, Chennai, India) ; the 'stamp gallery'
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India hybrid mail ; deliver to PO on disk ; send/deliver printed or on disk.
Text material contained in standard floppy diskettes will be accepted at the designated Post Offices. The diskettes will be returned to the sender after the document is copied on the computer available at the counter. If the sender does not have access to a word processor, separate provision will be made at the Post Office for tranferring the data on a floppy diskette, at an extra charge...
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National Wide Centres(For both Hybrid Mail Service and Corporate Money Order
Service)
Ahmedabad, Aizwal, Ajmer, Allahabad, Ambala CAntt. Asansol, Bangalore, Berhampur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Calcutta, Calicut, Chennai, Coimbatore, Darbhanga, Dharamsala, Dibrugarh, Gandhinagar, Gulbarga, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur , Jaipur , Jalandhar, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kavaratti, Kochi, Kurnool, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mandi, Mangalore, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Pune Raipur, Rajkot , Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shillong , Shimla, Silchar, Siliguri, Surat, Tezpur,
Tiruchirappalli, Tirupati, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam , CBPO Delhi, CBPO Calcutta.
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India - long
Location: Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan
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Independence: 15 August 1947 (from UK)
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INDO-CHINA (now Cambodia, Loas, Vietnam)

Indo-China, French (Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam 1889-1945) - all issues - outstanding site
Indochina (Indo-chine) was under French control from 1889-1945, area consisting of Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. All the postage stamps used in Indochina were issues of French stamps with "INDOCHINE" imprint. There was only one souvenir sheet issued in Indochina, Colonial Arts Exhibition Issue on April 15, 1937. Indochina stamps are relative cheaper than other Asian countries' stamps. I believe Indochina will be a hot collecting area with in two years.
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1/99 - Ben Sheng, bsheng@uwyo.edu
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IndoChina - 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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.INDONESIA / INDONÉSIE - former: Netherlands East Indies; Dutch East Indies

PT Pos Indonesia
International Relations Department
M. Sutoro
Manager
Jl. Cilaki n° 73
BANDUNG 40115
INDONÉSIE
Téléphone (+62 22) 439 685
Téléphone (+62 22) 432 707
Téléfax (+62 22) 420 7900
From UPU
and: kdivfil@pos.wasantara.net.id
DIVISI FILATELI
JL. Cilaki No. 73
Bandung 40115
Indonesia
Tel : 022 4208917
Fax : 022-4206847
(from 'Fabio's 47 emails...')
and The UN lists as its distributor:
Mr. Thung Kim Tek
Indonesian Philatelists Association
Jalan Joesoef Adiwinata S.H. no. 24
Jakarta 10350
Tel: 62-021-326981
Fax: 62-021-3909588

Indonesia - short
Portuguese settlers arrived in the area in the early 16th century. The Dutch East India Company was established in 1602. The country was occupied by the Japanese during World War II. Independence was proclaimed with Sukarno as president in 1945 and the country's name was changed from Netherlands East Indies to the Republic of the United States of Indonesia in 1949.
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Postage stamps have been issued since 1864 for the Netherland Indies and since 1949 for Indonesia.
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Philatelic Subdivision
Headquarters of Public Corporation for Posts and Giro
Jalan Jakarta No. 34
Bandung 40272, Indonesia
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>POS Indonesia; Philatelic Div. NOTE: link for 'English' at bottom of menu frame (but got blank page)
DIVISI FILATELI
JL. CILAKI NO. 73 BANDUNG 40115
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TELP : 022 4208917 FAX : 022-4206847
e-mail : kdivfil@pos.wasantara.net.id
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Indonesia Revolutionary Vienna Stamps Catalogue - by Anders Backman ( Lincoln image )
currently covering:
The first issues inscribed Repoeblik Indonesia:
Definitive Issue
Definitive Issue, Express
Definitive Issue, Engraved High Values
Commemorative Issue, Blockade Runners
(slated for more..)
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Copyright ©1972-1997 SilverDalen Stamps
P O Box 4502, 183 04 Täby, Sweden,
telephone +46-(0)8-446 3820,
fax +46-(0)8-446 3821
email: [ backman@silverdalen.se ]
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Philatelic Museums & Libraries data - Indonesia
vague..
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Indonesia Stamp Shows.com Calendar
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Indonesia - long
Location: Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean
Independence: 17 August 1945
(proclaimed independence; on 27 December 1949, Indonesia became
legally independent from the Netherlands)
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...going Postal

Indonesian Post Code Search
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Ratron + Hybrid mail
send it email - deliver printed (service/software)
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PT POS INDONESIA (PERSERO), PROFILE - no Engleish?
Sumber : Buku Profil Perusahaan PT Pos Indonesia (Persero) Jl. Cilaki No. 73, Bandung 40115 - INDONESIA Telp.: 022-4206195, Fax. : 022-4205717, Telex. : 28174/Posthq 1A e-mail : posindo@pos.wasantara.net.id
DIVISI FILATELI
JL. CILAKI NO. 73 BANDUNG 40115
TELP : 022 4208917 FAX : 022-4206847
e-mail : kdivfil@pos.wasantara.net.id
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Explore Indonesia

welcome to wasantara net - has Indonesian Filateli and Postal links; in English
isp?
SALES & GENERAL ENQUIRY
Divisi TSI Pos Indonesia
JL LLRE Martadinata 21 Bandung
40115, Indonesia
Email: sales@wasantara.net.id
Tel: +62-22-436479, +62-22-434537
Fax: +62-22-441292
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Indonesia Interactive (English) ; visit online...
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Inhambane - 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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Inini - 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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Ionian 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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IRAN, ISLAMIC REP. OF (aka: PERSIA) / RÉP. ISLAMIQUE D'IRAN

M. Mohammad Reza Shirzad
Director General of Postal Operations Engineering
ADDRESS: 15587-31354
RÉP. ISLAMIQUE D'IRAN
Téléphone (+98 21) 860 1029
Téléfax (+98 21) 811 4228
From UPU

Iran - short
Iran was ruled by the Arabs, Turks and Mongols until the Sasavid dynasty of the 16th through 18th centuries and the Qajar dynasty, 19th and 20th century. A military coup in 1921 brought independence under Reza Shah Pahlavi in 1925. Name of country changed from Persia to Iran in 1935.
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Postage stamps have been issued since 1868.
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Philatelic Bureau
Directorate General of Internal Post
Box 16315-174
Tehran, I.R. Iran
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and from ePhilatelic:
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M. Reza Shamouli
Director General of Postal Operations Engineering
ADDRESS:
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15587-31354,
REP. ISLAMIQUE DIRAN
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Phone (+98 21) 862 900
Fax (+98 21) 868 064
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Persia (Iran) - the first so-called Lion issues and the provisional issues for Meshed. - Welcome to Rainer's Pages
email: r.fuchs@euromail.com?SUBJECT=Rainer's Stamp Corner
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Online Museum of Persian Stamps
menu:
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[Main Page | 1889 - 1891 Official Set | 1919 Temporary (Provisoire) Set | Ahmad Shah #1 | Ahmad Shah #2 | Pahlavi #1 | NoRooz #1 | NoRooz #2 | More NoRooz Coming Soon | Persian Currency Collection]
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Welcome to the Iran Philatelic Study Circle Website Philatelic Guide to Iran
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Iran - long
Location: Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea, between Iraq and Pakistan
Independence: 1 April 1979 (Islamic Republic of Iran proclaimed)
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IRAQ

Société générale des télécommunications et des postes
M. Ibrahim Hussein Ali
Directeur de la section des affaires postales
Karrada Dakhil
B.P. 2450
BAGHDAD
IRAQ
Téléphone (+964 1) 718 74 48
Téléfax (+964 1) 718 21 25
From UPU

Iraq - short
Iraq was part of the Ottoman Empire from the 16th century until World War I. It was captured by British forces in 1916 and became a British mandated territory in 1921. It became independent under the Hashemite dynasty in 1932. The monarchy was replaced by military rule and Iraq was declared a republic in 1958.
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Postage stamps have been issued since 1923:
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Director General of Telecommunications and Posts
Stamp Section, Philatelic Bureau
Ministry of Transport and Communications
Box 2450
Baghdad, Republic of Iraq
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Stamps and The Post Gulf War
Search engine: GoTo.com found 9 or more documents.
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The query string sent was +"iraq post"
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Displaying first 9 documents.
1. Iraq - Post Gulf War
IRAQ Stamps from post-Gulf War Iraq are now locally produced and crudely printed compared to pre-war stamp issues produced in Europe.These newer issues are somewhat elusive. I have been fortunate to have a good philatelic friend in Baghdad. This...
(unable to reach site - aj)
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MILNET: Iraq - Post Gulf War Chronology
Military History, U.S.
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Iraq - long
Location: Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf, between Iran and Kuwait
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Independence: 3 October 1932 (from League of Nations mandate under British administration)
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.IRELAND / Éire / IRLANDE

AN POST
General Post Office
M. Joe Doyle
Manager Customer Services
Room 2-200
O'Connell Street
DUBLIN 1, IRLANDE
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Téléphone (+353 1) 705 8333
Téléfax (+353 1) 705 8105
Email joe.doyle@anpost.ie
From UPU
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and: philatelic@anpost.ie
Philatelic Bureau , Orders Department
PO Box 1991,GPO
Dublin 1, Ireland
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Tel : 01 7057400
Fax : 01 8722683
(from Fabio's '47 emails..')

Ireland - short
Ireland was occupied by Goidelic speaking Celts during the Iron Age. They were converted to Christianity by Saint Patrick in the 5th century. Henry II of England declared himself lord of Ireland in 1171, but English influence was restricted to the area around Dublin. Henry VIII took the title of King of Ireland in 1542. A struggle for Irish freedom developed in the 18th and 19th centuries including such revolutionary movements as Wolfe Tone's United Irishmen, Young Ireland and the Fenians. Armed rebellion led to a republic proclaimed by Sinn Fein in 1919.
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Partition was proposed by Britain in 1920 and a treaty was signed giving dominion status in 1921. The country was renamed Eire in 1937 and left the Commonwealth in 1949.
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The first postage stamps were issued in 1922.
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The Controller
Philatelic Bureau
General Post
Office, Dublin 1, Ireland
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site lists issues of 1991
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and from Linn's: Agency:
Interpost
Box 378
Malverne, NY 11565
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>Ireland's Postal authority: An Post on-line (.asp)
email: philatelic@anpost.ie
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>Ireland's Postal authority: An Post on-line (front door)
email: philatelic@anpost.ie
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Postage rates
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Éire Philatelic Association
...a mutual interest in collecting Irish stamps and postal history. The ÉPA has maintained its international character and as of May, 1998 has 566 members. The ÉPA is an affiliate of the American Philatelic Society and the Federation of Philatelic Societies of Ireland
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Contact the secretary:
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Myron Hill III
P.O.Box 1210
College Park, MD
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20741-1210 USA
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An Irish (Laraway's) Stamp Gallery
This is the jumping off point for viewing the extensive gallery of Irish Stamp Varieties. These include
varieties that are listed in catalogs and those that are unlisted. The gallery is less than 50% completed,
but there is quite a bit there already. It is recommended that you read the "Intro to Stamp Varieties"
before viewing the stamps. email: dlaraway@awwwsome.com
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Philatelic Museums & Libraries data - Ireland (Eire)
Dublin
National Museum,
Kildare Street,
Dublin 2
National Museum including a small number of Irish and other postal history exhibits.
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Laraway Links to other MOSTLY IRISH RELATED sites
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Ireland - long
Location: Western Europe, occupying five-sixths of the island of Ireland in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Great Britain
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Independence: 6 December 1921 (from UK)
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.ISLE OF MAN - BRITISH ISLES

Philatelic Bureau
PO Box IOM
Douglas, Isle of Man
IM99 1PB British Isles
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Tel: (44) [1624] 686 130
Fax: (44) [1624] 686 132
email: stamps@po.gov.im

Inter Governmental Philatelic Agency Online - for over 55 countries
Headquarters:
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 - agent to the UK
Crown Agents Stamp Bureau
Old Inn House
2 Carshalton Road
Surrey
SM1 4RN, United Kingdom
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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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Isle of Man catalog - 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., .
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
e-mail: lmevans@rain.org
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Isle of Man, Guernsey, Alderney, Jersey - all issues to 1991
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>Isle of Man Post Office - postal authority
(pohome.html)
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NAME OF DEPARTMENT: ISLE OF MAN POST OFFICE
HEADQUARTERS ADDRESS:
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Post Office Headquarters
Circular Road
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM1 1AA British Isles
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TEL. NO: +44 (0)1624 686100
FAX NO: +44 (0)1624 686106
EMAIL: stamps@po.gov.im
CHIEF EXECUTIVE: Mr W R Collister
SENIOR OFFICERS:
Postal Operations Director: Mr M Kelly
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>Isle of Man Post Office - Philatelic Bureau
For an information pack on the Isle of Man stamps, send to:
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Isle of Man Post Office
Philatelic Bureau
PO BOX IOM
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM99 1PB
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Tel: +44 (0)1624 686130
Fax: +44 (0)1624 686132
E-Mail: stamps@po.gov.im
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The Isle of Man has issued its own stamps since independence from the British Post Office was granted on 5th July 1973.
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The Directory, Isle of Man - Post Offices
Post Office Headquarters, Douglas. Tel: 666100
Anagh Coar Post Office, Cushag Rd, Anagh Coar, Douglas. Tel: 624848
Baldrine. Tel: 861277
Ballabeg. Tel: 823021
Ballasalla. Tel: 822531
Ballaugh. Tel:897336
Brunswick Rd, Douglas Tel:675370
Castletown. Tel: 822516
Colby. Tel: 633495
Crosby. Tel:851220
Crosby Terrace, Douglas. Tel:675027
Foxdale. Tel: 801295
Glen Maye. Tel: 842272
Jurby. Tel: 897658
Kirk Andreas. Tel: 880303
Kirk Maughold. Tel: 861205
Kirk Michael. Tel: 678226
Kirk Onchan, Douglas Tel: 676031
Laxey. Tel: 861209
North Ramsey. Tel: 813140
Peel. Tel: 842282
Port Erin. Tel: 833119
Port St Mary. Tel: 833113
Pulrose, Douglas. Tel: 673106
Ramsey, Court Row,Branch Office, Ramsey. Tel: 812248
Regent Street, Branch Office, Douglas 686141
Santon. Tel: 823511
St Johns. Tel: 801225
Sulby. Tel: 897205
Union Mills. Tel: 851284
Willaston, Douglas. Tel:673866
Windsor Road, Douglas. Tel: 676369
Isle of Man area code is: (0)1624
- not such a small place it seems - aj
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Man, Isle of - long
(British crown dependency)
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Location: Western Europe, island in the Irish Sea, between Great Britain and Ireland
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National holiday: Tynwald Day, 5 July
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.ISRAEL / ISRAËL

Autorité postale d'Israël
Mme Jacqueline Vuysje
Directrice du Service des relations avec la clientèle
30, rue Yafo
91999 JERUSALEM, ISRAËL
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Téléphone (+972 2) 629 0625
Téléphone (+972 2) 629 0626
Téléfax (+972 2) 625 4692
Télex 26100 DIRPT IL
From UPU
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and the UN list as its distributor:
Mougrabi Stamps
5 Pinsker Street
Tel Aviv 63323
Tel: 5289012
Fax: 00972-3-5251240
- hope the UN's a good reference.

Israel - short
The British were given a League of Nations mandate to govern Palestine and to establish a Jewish national home there in 1922. They evacuated Palestine and Israel proclaimed independence in 1948.
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Postage stamps have been issued since independence.
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Postal Authority Philatelic Service
12 Jerusalem Blvd.
60821 Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
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and from Linn's: Agency:
Israel Philatelic Agency of North America
(Inter-Governmental Philatelic Corp.)
460 W. 34th St., New York, NY 10001
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I fail to find Israel listed at IGPC's site so do not include their url here. - aj - see their (Israel's) agecies list below.
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Israel catalog - 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., .
Also the data has not been updated in a number of years.. - others are needed to continue this task.
.
ftp sites for the WPID data:
ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/doc/mail/stamps/wpid/
ftp://ftp.cviog.uga.edu/pub/exchange/jackson/miscel/
.
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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Israel - long
Location: Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Lebanon
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Independence: 14 May 1948 (from League of Nations mandate under British administration) (1922 - aj)
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Postal Authority, Societies, Clubs, Museums, Shows

>Israel Postal Authority
23 Jaffa Rd.,
91999 Jerusalem
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Tel. (02) 6290700
Fax (02) 6290790
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site notes:
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Each year some 25 to 30 stamps are produced in five series. Stamp are accompanied by first-day covers, a collector's page, an annual album, postcards, and artistic posters. The Philatelic Service is also responsible for producing special postmarks, another collector's item. As an ancillary product to special postmarks the Philatelic Service has developed the souvenir sheet. The Philatelic Service has some 44,000 subscribers in Israel and another 7,000 overseas. It also sells its stamps at counters all over Israel, through stamp dealers, and via some 15 agents overseas.
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The Philatelic Service cooperates with the Israel Philatelic Association and funds some of its activities. The Philatelic Service also cooperates with stamp dealers in Israel; in this context, it sponsors the annual Hebrew Stamp Week.
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ISRAEL PHILATELIC SERVICE
12 Sderot Yerushalayim
68021 Tel Aviv-Yafo
Tel: 972-3-5123933
Fax: 972-3-6836794
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Postage rates
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Philatelic Museums & Libraries data - Israel
vague..address only!
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Israel Stamp Shows.com Calendar
.none 2/99

Literature

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Dealers Specializing in Israel

>Israel Stamps - Overseas Agents
here they as of 2/99:
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OVERSEAS AGENTS OF THE
ISRAEL PHILATELIC SERVICE
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USA
Israel Philatelic Agency of North America
535 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10017
USA
TEL 212 818 9160 (629 7979)
FAX 212 818 9012 (629 3350)
(reachabel via igpc.com)
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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
Max Stern & Co.
234 Flinders Street (Port Philip Arcade)
GPO Box 997H Melbourne 3001, Victoria
Australia
TEL 613 9654 6751
FAX 613 9650 7192
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FRANCE
Theodore Champion-Jean Varga
68 Rue d'Hauteville
75010 Paris, France
TEL 1424-67038
FAX 1482-40827
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GERMANY, SWITZERLAND &
AUSTRIA
Georg Roll Stamps -
Jurgen Schneider
Hafenstrasse 8
D-26925 Elsfleth POB 130
Germany
TEL 4404-9270
FAX 4404-927222
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GREAT BRITIAN
Harry Allen
Israel Philatelic Service in GB
POB 5 Watford, Herts WD25SW
England
TEL 1923-4755555
FAX 1923-4755556
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ITALY
Mr. Albert Bolaffi
Via Cavour 17f
10123 Torino
Italy
TEL 011-557 6300
FAX 011-562 0456
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JAPAN
British & Overseas Philatelic Agency
Mr. K. Konishi
POB 80 Shibuya, Tokyo 150-91
Japan
TEL 813-3499-5250
FAX 813-3499-3529
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NETHERLANDS BELGIUM &
LUXEMBOURG
J.A. Visser
Kantooradres Wijnstraat 141
POB 184 3300 AD Dordrecht
Holland
Tel 78614-3529
FAX 78631-4163
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POLAND
Profilex
ul. 1-Go Maja 61
skr. Poczt. 18 Tuszyn
97-315 POLAND
Tel. 4214 4630
Fax. 4214 466
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SCANDINAVIA
Nordfrim
DK 5450 Otterup
Denmark
TEL 64-8212-56
FAX 64-8210-56
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SOUTH AFRICA
Mr. John Bleazard
East Rand Company
POB 12191 Benoryn 1504
South Africa
TEL 011-422-2940
FAX 011-422-2949
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SOUTH AMERICA
Mr. Bernado A. Kurchan
CC Central 108
Bueneos Aires
Argentina
TEL 322-9950
FAX 322-9950
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SPAIN
Hirschfeld
Plaza del Angel 16, 30 B
Apartado 14.094
28080 Madrid
Spain
TEL 1369-0027
FAX 1369-2138
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TAIWAN
Chang Zone International Co. Ltd.
Mr. David Chang
POB 78-110
Taipei, TAIWAN
TEL 627 617 430
FAX 627 697 142
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ISRAEL PHILATELIC SERVICE
12 Sderot Yerushalayim
68021 Tel Aviv-Yafo
Tel: 972-3-5123933
Fax: 972-3-6836794
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Hy Cohen - Specializing in Israel
HY COHEN
P.O. BOX 6701
DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA 33482
PHONE/FAX: (561) 347-0613
E-mail: hyco44@bellsouth.net
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.ITALY / ITALIANE

Italy - short
Italy was part of the Holy Roman Empire under Otto in 962. Napoleon I was crowned king of Italy in 1805. Unification was achieved under Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia, aided by Camillo Cavour and Giuseppe Garibaldi. Benito Mussolini came to power in 1922, Abyssinia was conquered, 1935-1936, and Albania was annexed in 1939. Alliance with Hitler during World War II led to the end of the Italian Empire. The monachy was abolished and Italy became a republic in 1946. (the names above have links at this site to a biography of people on stamps - a great work! - aj)
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Postage stamps have been issued since 1862
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Ufficio Principale Filatelico
Via Mario de' Fiori, 103/A
00187 Rome, Italy
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Italy's "World Philatelic Exhibition" - issues 1992 on - English page; postal authority
For any information, please contact:
Poste Italiane
Ente Pubblico Economico
Ufficio Principale Filatelico
Via Mario De Fiori, 103/A
00187 ROMA
ITALY
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Philatelic Museums & Libraries data - Italy
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>POSTE ITALIANE HOME PAGE - postal authority: staff.sir@bo.nettuno.it
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Italy - long
Location: Southern Europe, a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea, northeast of Tunisia
Independence: 17 March 1861 (Kingdom of Italy proclaimed)
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Catalogs and Albums

Italy (& Specialized) - Download Album Pages: - $5 a year for all the countries you can eat!
Including: Italy, Italian: States, Colonies, Italian East Africe
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Free Album Pages? This site is sort of like "shareware" software.
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Italian catalogs: APS's WPID data is in ASCII comma delimited format
Incuding
MAIN catalog TO 1/89 with BOB
Occupation Issues: Austria, Germany, Croatia, Yugoslavia
Social Republic 1943-44
Selected Colonies: Castelrosso, Aegean Islands, Ethiopia, Saseno
Allied Military Gov. Occupation
Local Issues
Offices Abroad (General Issues): China, Crete, Africa (Libya), Ottomon (Turkish Empire)
Polish Corps in Italy 1945-46
Two Sicilies 1861: Neopolitan Provinces of the Kingdon of the Two Sicilies (dead country; all issues
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...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
e-mail: lmevans@rain.org
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going Postal...

Current Italian/Euro Postal Rates
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Postage rates
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Codici di Avviamento Postale Italiani/Italian ZIP Codes
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Dealers specializing in Italy

Italy: Bolaffi (commercial dealer) pubblicazioni, aste, filatelia, numismatica e collezionismo
posted a requirement about 'cookies' being needed...
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Ivory Coast - see: COTE D'IVORIE ------------>
The Ivory Coast was explored by Portuguese in the 15th century and declared a French protectorate in 1889, a colony in 1893. It became a territory within French West Africa in 1904 and independent in 1960.
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Postage stamps have been issued since 1892. (1899?)
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Centre Philatelique d'Abidjan
Direction de l'Exploitation
Postale 17 BP Abidjan 17, Ivory Coast
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JAMAICA / JAMAÏQUE

Post and Telecommunications Department
Postal Headquarters
Mme Dorothy Llewellyn
Deputy Postmaster General (2)
P.O. Box 7000, CSO
KINGSTON
JAMAÏQUE
Téléphone (+1 876) 922 9430/9
Téléphone (+1 876) 922 9440/8
Téléfax (+1 876) 922 9449
From UPU

Jamaica - short
Jamaica was visited by Christopher Columbus in 1494 and settled by the Spanish in 1509. The British occupied the island in 1655 and attained self-government in 1944 and independence in 1962.
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The first postage stamps for Kuwait were issued in 1860.
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Postmaster General
Post and Telecommunications Department
Headquarters, Central Sorting Office
Box 7000, South Camp Road
Kingston, Jamaica
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Stamps are distributed by: Crown Agents Stamp Bureau (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 United Kingdom
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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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Inter Governmental Philatelic Agency Online - for over 55 countries
Headquarters:
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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Jamaica - 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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Jamaica - long
Location: Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba
Independence: 6 August 1962 (from UK)
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.JAPAN / NIPON / JAPON ; including Okinawa - see also: Ryukyu

International Affairs Division
Postal Bureau
Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications
M. Naoto Okada
Manager of the International Relations Section
3-2, Kasumigaseki 1 chome, Chiyoda-ku
TOKYO
100-8798 JAPON
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Téléphone (+81 3) 3504-4397
Téléfax (+81 3) 3593-9124
Email s-oomori@mpt.go.jp
From UPU

Japan - short
Japan annexed Korea in 1910. After joining allies during World War I, received German Pacific islands as mandates, 1919. After a war with China, occupied Manchuria, 1931-1932.
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Postage stamps have been issued since 1871
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Tokyo Central Post Office
Philatelic Section
CPO Box 888
Tokyo 100-91, Japan
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and from Linn's: Agency:
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Interpost
Box 378
Malverne, NY 11565
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>JAPAN'S - INSTITUTE FOR POSTS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS - Good stamps stories/images
excellent material under headings:
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Communications Museum
(Museum Attached To The IPTP)
Outline
Utilization
Exhibition
History of posts
Introduction of possession
Presentation of stamps (1994-1997)
Relevant Internet Sites
email: www-admin@iptp.go.jp
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A History of The Posts of Japan
Menu: (articles in English w/images)
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Changes in Japanese Postage Stamps
Changes in Japanese Mailbox
Changes in Japanese Stamps Uniform
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(Address of question and opinions)
www-admin@iptp.go.jp
31; Otemachi 2-chome, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-0004
tel: + 81 3-3244-6811
fax: + 81 3-3244-6820
The Museum is an annex to the Institute For Posts and Telecommunications Policy. Also know as the Teishin General Museum. Displays are sponsored by corporations and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications and cover postal history, stamps, telecomms. and related subjects.
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Japan - Postal Cancellations and Post Cards of
mailto:wrlz@stw.or.jp
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and note: the PCSG (http://www.west.net/~stamps1/pcsg/cdhdbks.htm) tells of:
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The Roman-Letter Swordguard Postmarks of Japan,
2nd ed. by Charles Swanson
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Hardware required: Apple Macintosh computer.
Content: Page-by-page copy of author's published handbook of the same name (Cherokee Press, 1996). Uses FrameMaker, provided on the CD, to display the page images.
Lists 1577 Japanese post offices using these postal markings, both hand stamps and machine cancels; 241 illustrations. Includes rates and usage tables and Japanese-English dictionary of philatelic terms.
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Price: $45.00
Source:
Charles A.L. Swenson
8327 Old Jones Rd.
Alpharetta, GA 30201
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Information posted: 04/98
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as well as:
Forgeries of the Dragon, Cherry Blossom and Koban Postage Stamps of Japan
- by Thomas L. Zane, Ron Casey, and Lois M. Evans-de Violini
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S.C. Virtes - Exhibit Hall: Early Japan Commems
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ØŽè‚Ì"Ž•¨ŠÙ - a private Japanese postal museum
tel: +81 3 5951 3331
fax: +81 3 5951 3332
Reported to be a private stamp museum open to the public (entrance fee is 100Yen, 10:30 to 17:00 except Mondays), a 3 minute walk from Mejiro station in Tokyo.
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Philatelic Museums & Libraries data - Japan
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International Society for Japanese Philately, Inc.
Japan - long
Location: Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula
Independence: 660 BC (traditional founding by Emperor Jimmu)
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National holiday: Birthday of the Emperor, 23 December (1933)
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Stamp Catalogs

Japan catalogs (Reg. Issues, Topics, Varieties) - 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
e-mail: lmevans@rain.org
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Japan Scott #378a - postal souviner sheet
This souvenir sheet was issued on December 12, 1946, along with the four individual stamps (Scott 375-378) that are pictured on it, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the government postal service in Japan. It measures 183 x 125 mm and is ungummed. There were two printings. In the first printing the four colors were printed simultaneously while in the second printing the stamp images were printed in one step and the sheet inscriptions in another. The two printings can be distinguished by the upper arched inscription which is in high relief in printing I and flat in printing II. There were 2,000 copies of printing I and 49,000 of printing II; the catalog values for unused sheets are $950 and $175 respectively.
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Ryukyu Philately Encyclopedia - on it's return to Japan - see: Ryukyu ------------->>
see you there..
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going Postal...

Japanese Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications
Please send your comments and suggestions to feedback@mpt.go.jp
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>Japanese Post Office
feedback@mpt.go.jp
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Services of the Japanese Post Office
feedback@mpt.go.jp
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Postage rates
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Japan - Tokai Regional Bureau of Postal Services
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DPO ƒz[ƒ€ƒy[ƒW - Japan's 'Digial Post Office' - all Japanese
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OKINAWA

Okinawa Office of Post and Telcommunications - has English page
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–l‚ÌŠX‚Ì—X•Ö‹Ç - The 4 Post Office of Okinawa - images
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Dealers/Traders

the UN lists as its distributor there:
Japan Philatelic Agency
4-23, 1-Chome, Mejiro
Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171
Tel: 81-3-5951-3433
Fax: 81-3-5951-3431
E-mail: jpa@japan.email.ne.jp
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Complex97's Philatelic Center
Welcome, my friend! Stamp is just such an object that has enthused me since I was a little boy. As I can remeber, I think it's from my aunt (my mother's sister) I first learned what stamp was. However, through all the past years, I did not start collecting stamps, because of lacking resources. Until last year when the Canadian OX stamp was issued, I decided to make my move. As soon as I started, I've enjoyed the knowledge I gained from the little images. Later, I noticed that the Internet had become the bigest resources for stamp collectors. Now, I purchase & trade stamps or relative items through the net with dealers & other collector.
---May 10, 1998
..Japan:
Have most recent used (Year 1988-1997) Japan commemorative stamps (off-paper, F-VF) ready for trade/sale. Also some pre-1988.
Trade value according to Scott Catalogue/Sale value 30% - 40% off from SCV.

.JERSEY (U.K's Channel Islands)

jsypost@itl.net
Jersey Philatelic Bureau
Postal Headquarters
Jersey
JE1 1AB
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Tel : +44 (0) 534 616612
Fax : +44 (0) 1534 873690
(from Fabio's '47 emails..')
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and from: http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/gs/museum3.htm#cis
Jersey's:
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Postal Museum
Fort Regent, St. Helier
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Local postal history.

Jersey - short
Jersey Post Office
P. O. Box 304
Saint Helier, Jersey
JE1 1AB, United Kingdom
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site lists:
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German Occupation issues
1958 to 1970 issues
1971 to 1980 issues
some recent (1995) issues
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and from Linn's: Agency:
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Interpost
Box 378
Malverne, NY 11565
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>Jersey Post
PO Box 106, St Helier
Jersey, Channel Islands
JE1 1AA
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Tel: 44 (0) 1534 616616
Fax: 44 (0) 1534 873690
Email: jsypost@itl.net
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-The Jersey Post Office is an unsubsidised department of the Island's government, the States of Jersey and has been a profitable venture since 1969 when it was established.
-The Philatelic Bureau makes a ignificant contribution to yearly profits with interesting stamp issue themes, new products being introduced in order to maximise the appeal of philately. Changes in philatelic trends have encouraged the Jersey Post Office to advertise on the Internet to broaden the prospective market.
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Crown Agents Stamp Bureau - agent to the UK
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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Jersey - long
(British crown dependency)
Location: Western Europe, island in the English Channel, northwest of France
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.JORDAN / JORDANIE (former Trans-Jordan)

Ministère des postes et des communications
M. Mohamed Zuhair Al Qahwaji
Vice-Secrétaire général
Directeur des affaires postales
B.P. 9903
AMMAN, JORDANIE
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Téléphone (+962 6) 585 9001
Téléphone (+962 6) 585 1301
Téléfax (+962 6) 586 1059
From UPU

Jordan - short
Jordan was part of the Turkish Empire from the 16th century until World War I. The area was divided into Palestine (west of the Jordan River) and Transjordan (east of the river) which was administered by Britain. It became independent in 1946 as Transjordan. The British mandate over Palestine ended in 1948 and it was renamed Jordan in 1949.
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Postage stamps have been issued since 1920
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JORDAN MINISTRY OF POST & COMMUNICATIONS
Menu:
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International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Universal Postal Union UPU
Mission Statement
Provided services
Telecommunications Law
Organizational Chart (Organ Gram)
Stamps Collection (not much)
Post Offices
Latest News
Useful Links (?)
Contact us mopc@amra.nic.gov.jo
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and from Linn's:
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Posts and Postal Savings Corp.
Philatelic Section
Box 71
Amman, Jordan
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Jordan, Hashemite Kingdom of - long
Location: Middle East, northwest of Saudi Arabia
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Independence: 25 May 1946 (from League of Nations mandate under British administration)
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King Husein (the PLK: plucky little king) is survied by his son Abdula, Feb. 1999
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